A 3-disc Deluxe Edition of Air's seminal 1998 debut album "Moon Safari", packaged in a case bound book DVD size. Second audio disc features rarities, remixes (Beck, Moog Cookbook) and key songs from radio sessions recorded during 1998. DVD component is the hour-long Mike Mills documentary "Eating, Sleeping Waiting and Playing" filmed in New York, London and Paris during Air's first tour.
French duo Air's debut album is a superlatively happy collection of experimental disco-mood sound nestled between ambient soundscape and breathy pop. It's jazzy and melodic, and mostly laid-back, but not excessively so. There are a few shake-it, shake-it numbers, too, like the absurdly daft hit "Sexy Boy." It's snap your fingers and hang out (while reading) music or dance around sexy-slow with your mate music. It's also the perfect music to do your ironing or some other chore to; it's hypnotizing wallpaper music. It slips in and out of your consciousness, forcing you to move around with a relaxed smile before you even realize it. Oh, and contrary to sampler fashion, Nicolas Godin and Jean Benoit Dunckel played the instruments themselves. Bravo. --Mike McGonigal
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