You might've listened to this back when it first came out, but it's definitely worth a revisit. I know my ears were a little more biased a decade and a half ago and weren't really in tune with the Frenchies, but in 2013 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, disco 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 moods -"La Femme D'Argent," "Talisman," "All I Need," and "Sexy Boy," "Le Voyage De Penelope," and "Remember." The whole album really goes down real easy - it's that smooth. Recommended.
- music label: Source / Astralwerks 1998
reviewed by snackmaster 04/2008