Moon Safari gets a 21st century makeover - The Bromsgrove Standard

Moon Safari gets a 21st century makeover

Bromsgrove Editorial 4th Mar, 2024 Updated: 8th Mar, 2024   0

AIR’S seminal debut album Moon Safari has been given a deluxe makeover.

The album re-issue (a deluxe 2CD/blu ray audio-video) will include a Spatial Dolby Atmos audio version of the original album along with super rare or previously unreleased tracks as well as Mike Mill’s 1998 documentary film ‘Eating, Sleeping, Waiting & Playing’ filmed during the band’s first ever worldwide tour and more.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary last year, the release of Moon Safari catapulted Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel to the uppermost rung of electronic music’s ladder and left an indelible imprint on pop culture at the end of the 20th century.

Despite being young 20-somethings at the time and having only released one EP to date, Godin and Dunckel’s stars aligned and together they were blessed with the creative skill to make the perfect electronic pop songs. These two students of astrophysics and architecture set about creating their own universe with the confidence and pedigree of seasoned pros.

Dunckel said: “We were a duo doing some electronic thing, dreaming of selling 10,000 copies and being recognised by other musicians as cool. Then suddenly, we met the world.”

Moon Safari spurned hit singles in Kelly Watch The Stars, All I Need and Sexy Boy, sold millions of copies around the world, and pushed Air into headline status at major festivals.

Dunckel sums up the own album as “a deep, universal spell, full of love and mystery.”

While bandmate Godin simply concluded “Moon Safari is perfect.”


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