Familiarity doesn't breed contempt, just nonchalance. And so it is with Air's Moon Safari.
It was 20 years ago that Air’s a French duos' sonic waves first travelled across a dimly lit room. “Moon Safari” was a leap in electronic music from 1998 and amazingly chilled album, and it starts with the all-kinds-of-chill song .
Not only was it used as the background music for every lifestyle programme ever made in 1998 (and 1999, 2000, 2001...), but it sold in millions, meaning that there's barely a music fan over 25 who doesn't own it or know every note.
With a retro flavour reminiscent of the sounds of psychedelic music of the ‘70s the french group reused the analog synthesizers citation of the atmospheres of the music of the 60s.
Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel have had the boom in success in Europe and America since the second half of the 90s and the beginning of 2000 the album MOON SAFARI is considered one of their best products.
Nic Godin - Playing guitars loud through amps is great fun when you’re 15 and full of hormones, but French people are better at being chefs or fashion designers. Rock music is not really in our culture. But electronic music is different. When we discovered it, suddenly we had an outlet.