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Album: Talkie Walkie
# Song Title   Time
1)    Venus More Info...
2)    Cherry Blossom Girl More Info...
3)    Run More Info...
4)    Universal traveler More Info...
5)    Mike Mills More Info...
6)    Surfing on a Rocket More Info...
7)    Another day More Info...
8)    Alpha Beta Gaga More Info...
9)    Biological More Info...
10)    Alone in Kyoto More Info...
 

Album: Talkie Walkie
# Song Title   Time
1)    Venus More Info...
2)    Cherry Blossom Girl More Info...
3)    Run More Info...
4)    Universal traveler More Info...
5)    Mike Mills More Info...
6)    Surfing on a Rocket More Info...
7)    Another day More Info...
8)    Alpha Beta Gaga More Info...
9)    Biological More Info...
10)    Alone in Kyoto More Info...
 
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Performer Notes
  • Air: JB Dunckel, Nicolas Godin.
  • Additional personnel includes: Jessica Banks, Lisa Papineau (vocals); Malik Mezzadri (flute); Michel Colombier (piano); Joey Waronker (percussion).
  • Recorded at Revolvair Studio, Paris, France.
  • Personnel: Lisa Papineau, Jessica Banks (vocals); Malik Mezzadri (flute); Michel Colombier (piano); Joey Waronker (percussion).
  • Audio Mixer: Nigel Godrich.
  • Recording information: Ocean Way, Hollywood, CA.
  • Photographers: Jenna Felling; Marc Teissier DuCros.
  • After the ambitious robotic quirkiness of 10,000 HZ LEGEND, French duo Air streamline their sound with TALKIE WALKIE, a dreamy outing that hearkens back to the group's revered debut, MOON SAFARI. Gone are the guest vocalists, replaced by Air themselves, Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, who gleefully distort their voices to suit their unique soundscapes. "Venus" sets the tone with its gently gliding keyboards, spare beats, and light acoustic guitar strumming. In fact, this instrumentation supplies the foundation for many of TALKIE WALKIE's tracks, including the catchy "Cherry Blossom Girl," the bossa-nova-based "Universal Traveler," and the haunting "Alone in Kyoto" (from the lauded film LOST IN TRANSLATION). Working with renowned producer Nigel Godrich, Dunckel and Godin have crafted a collection of atmospheric compositions poised at the halfway point between waking and dreaming.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (2/5/04, p.56) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[A]ir return to what they do best: elegantly moody soundtrack music for imaginary films....TALKIE WALKIE is rich, somber headphone pop..."

Spin (p.63) - Ranked #35 in Spin's "40 Best Albums of the Year" - "Air fashioned a soundscape that's paradoxically simple and dense..."

Entertainment Weekly (1/23/04, p.99) - "[Producer Nigel Godrich] helps the French duo bring their soft-focus sound into sharper relief....the dreamy space pop will have you floating in the clouds, if not above them." - Rating: A-

Q (2/04, p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[E]motive mood music that provides a roadmap to love, loneliness, all the difficult stuff."

Uncut (2/04, p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he album contains their most convincing, most composerly music to date....Clever..."

Uncut (p.78) - Ranked #58 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "Sci-fi and sex remain their chief preoccupations; nothing gets lost in translation."

CMJ (1/19/04, p.6) - "For a band known as a major player on the electronic music scene, Air certainly uses a lot of...banjo."
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