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"Modular Mix" kicks it off -- a dreamy song that sounds like the soundtrack for an underwater movie. "Casanova 70" and the languid "Les Professionals" add a lounge-y sound. And "J'Ai Dormi Sous L'Eau" and "Le Soleil Est Près de Moi" are sweet and slow , almost like a pair of trip-hop lullabies.
The rerelease of "Premiers Symptomes" was given a bonus -- two new tracks, "Californie" and "Brakes On." Well, they're a mixed blessing. They're actually very fun songs -- funky, dancey and "Californie" has a stretch of ethereal electronica halfway after about a minute. But they just don't quite mesh with the early work.
"Premiers Symptomes" was compiled of singles released before the hit "Moon Safari," and so it has something of the same dreamy feeling. It's only a half hour long, but it's worth it to get the the romantic blend of ambient, trip-hop, funk and a hint of 60s psychedelic pop -- in a word, sensual chillout music!
Songs like "Modular Mix" have layers upon layers of shimmering keyboard. But "Casanova 70" and "J'ai Dormi Sous L'Eau" favor a more jazzy sound, with synthesized horns behind some twittery synths, while the spacey beats of "Les Professionals" sounds like a rainy morning near an alien city. Beside all these smooth sounds, the brash, bass-heavy extra songs sound harsh to the ear.
"Premiers Symptomes" is a must-have for Air fans (newbies had better start with something else), although the last two tracks aren't quite in sync with the first five. A beautiful experience, smooth and soft and sensual.
it's just amazing hearing these singles compilation from AIR, one of my best bands in this genre, the music is so groovy and chill...is excellent to getting relax at work or home or even for a background music for a social gather with friends or even for getting intimate with your couple!!
Very nice ambient music, it's really a jewel, an electronic masterpiece, must get your copy if you're in this kind of electronic music (kinda trip-hop)...these french dudes from AIR really rules!
Blending the vintage sounds of the Fender Rhodes, Minimoog, and Clavinet, these five separately released singles hang together with a delicious album-like cohesiveness, creating a soul-soothing atmosphere that you will crave at the end of the day.
These five singles represent some of the most gorgeously grooving electronica pop in the entire Air discography, clearly holding their own next to anything on the duo's gem-filled full-length debut, 1998's Moon Safari. The music of Air offers a blissful escape from our modern day blues, helping us breathe a bit easier, if only for the duration of a few brilliant tracks....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow! just received after reading about AIR, and now I want to,listen to everything by AIR!!! Cd arrived quickly in great shapePublished 12 months ago by road trip reader
Air is so awesome. This music is perfect for a nice drive through the city. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys relaxing sounds.Published 21 months ago by Harmony Delong
ITS AN INCREIBLE DISC I LOVE IT THEY HAVE A REALY A SPECIAL MIND TO CREATE A COMPLETE EMOTION MUSICPublished on January 26, 2013 by Leopoldo
As good as Moon Safari was, Premiers Symptomes stands head and shoulders above it. Beautiful and haunting, it showcases the pure potential that Air has yet to live up to. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by scoundrel
I bought this cd for a specific song, the 5th track. The cd had a scratch when I opened it and the first time I played it in my car, it skipped through the entire track 5. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by S. Burden
About as close to the selfless, space-pad vibe present on their smoothly influential debut sound (look at the second half of "Professionnels" and try to deny derivative acts such... Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by IRate
This is the best thing by Air I've heard. I much prefer it to Moon Safari, which I find a bit cloying in comparison. This one is just groovy. Read morePublished on December 10, 2008 by Alain Didier
There are 2 things I especially love about this CD. One is the sampling from the original SNES "Super Mario World" soundtrack in "Modular Mix. Read morePublished on August 17, 2008 by kevin callis
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