20th anniversary pressing. You might've listened to Moon Safari back when it first came out, but it's definitely worth a revisit. I know my ears were a little more biased a couple decades ago and weren't really in tune with this sound, but nowadays I'm pretty sure we're all much more familiar with the "French Style" and can really appreciate what these dudes were doing. Nicolas and JB (aka AIR) were definitely ahead of their time, combining elements from Burt Bacharach and Serge Gainsbourg, ambient, lounge, new wave, beats and lots of synthesizers, into one unique musical style paving the way for similar-minded artists like Sebastien Tellier. Just take a listen the masterfully crafted chill out moods -"La Femme D'Argent," "Talisman," "All I Need," and "Sexy Boy," "Le Voyage De Penelope," and "Remember." The whole album has aged amazingly well and goes down real easy - it's that smooth. Recommended.
- 20th anniversary "phosphorescent" colored vinyl pressing
- printed insert
- music label: Parlophone 2018
reviewed by snackmaster 04/2018
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