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Moon Safari


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- The Analog Vault // Essential Listening -

Imagine every romanticised ideal of French coolness you’ve ever had - effortless sophistication and style - and filter that through spacey, loungey dream pop. The result is Moon Safari, the 1998 debut album from Versailles’ electronic music duo Air.

This lush and absorbing LP is 45 minutes of starry-eyed, downtempo mood pieces. From the watery nostalgia “La Femme D’Argent”, to the funky vocoder anthem that is Sexy Boy”, to gentle seductiveness of "All I Need" and “You Make it Easy” (both featuring Beth Hirsh), every single track on Moon Safari feels lush and luxuriant. Buoyed by soothing melodies and multifarious instrumentation (synths, bongos, organs, glockenspiels, harmonicas, among others), Air’s debut record remains a gorgeous chill-out triumph. - The Analog Vault

“Their space-pop debut, Moon Safari, was a truly obsessive hommage to easy listening, a sublime Eurocheese omelet. They built their music out of classic Sixties French schlock: bongos, castanets, vintage electric piano, dream-weaver synths and shag-carpet organ straight from the soundtracks of movies like Un Homme et Une Femme. … Loads of American bands tried to emulate the fab tackiness of 1960s French pop. But Moon Safari proves that the French really do it better themselves.” -

Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album #93 on their Best Album of the Nineties list, while the French edition named this album #65 on their list of the 100 Greatest French rock albums.

 Item description:

Label: Parlophone

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Reissued:  2003 (Original: 1998)

Genre: Electronic

Style: Synth-pop, Downtempo