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The Virgin Suicides: Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack

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AIR THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (SOUNDTRACK)

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Air's debut, Moon Safari, solidified the French duo's position among fickle electronica music fans and earned them critical accolades throughout the press. Yet one of their most important fans turned out to be Sofia Coppola (daughter of Francis Ford), who, inspired by their moody ambiance, asked them to write the soundtrack for her directorial debut. The Virgin Suicides--adapted from the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides about the Lisbon sisters and their quest for answers in a turbulent American adolescence--includes stars such as Kirsten Dunst and Kathleen Turner, and Air make a deeply impressionistic subliminal appearance as well. Gordon Tracks sings the lush and romantic "Playground Love"; the rest is a throbbing score of somber synths and thick washes of modest psychedelic touches that recall the tranquil buzz that comes from too much staring at the lava lamp. The only complaint is that this 13-track album is only 40 minutes long; some of the cuts should have been longer. The meditative quality practically demands it. --Rob O'Connor


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  • Audio CD (February 29, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: February 29, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • ASIN: B00004KD51
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mink Waterdale on March 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
That's a dreadful headline as it says nothing of any significance but...This record is amazing. Don't buy it expecting Moon Safari 2, though. This is a soundtrack and therefore has a different feel than a standard album. However, you will not be disappointed. If Radiohead and Portishead gave birth, this would be their child.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tom Aiken on March 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Air's latest offering has a significantly darker texture than either "Moon Safari" or "Premiers Symptomes". This could be due partly to the dark nature of the film this album constitutes the score for. Only one track off this disc features vocals (though several more have voice samples). This is the type of music from Air that I personally prefer. Many of the songs are also quite brief, leaving one wanting more. Thats really the only problem with this disc. The thirteen songs combine to run only about fourty minutes. Some of the songs wind up feeling underdeveloped. That being said the sounds and textures are uniformly brilliant. Comparing the sonic palette (and the whole album for that matter) to Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" is justifiable. I don't think this album will bring Air legions of new fans and for first time buyers "Moon Safari" is still a better introduction, but for anyone remotely into the duo this album is an essential buy.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cat on May 15, 2005
Format: Audio CD
As a 17 yr old myself, my parents are alarmed at the fact that I have become so obsessed with everything to do with the "Virgin Suicides" recently. First, I read the book (utterly compelling and beautifully written), then saw the film (a great-though slightly short-portrayal of the book) and finally have aquired the soundtrack. I'm not normally into much chill-out type music, but it is so haunting and compelling that you cannot help but listen to it. The best track in my opinion, track 8 (Highschool Love) is really key to the whole film, but all the tracks seem to blend seemlessly into each other. The only faults I have are that the tracks do not last long enough (I personally could have enjoyed another minute or so of track 8 for a start), and that if a listener had not seen the film, or read the book, then songs like track 13 (which contains excerpts from the film) may not make sense. But I suggest you just overlook this, sit back and let the soaring and haunting melodies glide over you.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Hennessy on May 17, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Air's ambient, dreamy and incredibly mood-setting score for the film The Virgin Suicides opens with the soulful "Playground Love," what I still believe to be one of the best pop songs of the last five years. It combines the dark ambience of the later songs with a pop sensibility and the result is a song that, if it was played on the radio, would be one of the greatest pop songs of recent memory. It's more or less smooth jazz with string synths to compliment it. The gentle loungy xylophone and saxophone make this the best chill-out song with a pop structure. Immediately, Air seems to be showing a Pink Floyd influence, one that reoccurs throughout the whole score.
The rest of the album keeps a similar dark theme, with Air, this time, switching off from their beloved synthesizers to more traditional instruments at times. Many songs are built over loops of synth sounds, with the song building slowly, and changing, until it ends up back where it started. Such is the case with "Clouds Up," "Cemetary Party" and "Dark Messages." "Cemetary Party" consists of a plodding footstep sounding synth with a organ, and a dreamily played guitar. This song also shows off the capabilities specific synthesizer, i forget the name of it, but Kraftwerk used one of the first versions of it on Radioactivity. It imitates the sound of a choir singing, and so it gives this incredible half-real half-surreal sound of what could be human voices, but you're not sure. Because I immediately tie in the sound with its use on Radioactivity, it always sends a chilling sensation through my body. It's somewhat ominous.
As i said, the rest of the album pretty much sustains a mood that's somewhere between mystery and suspense, between clean and sleazy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By De Charlus on March 9, 2000
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This is definitely not 'Moon Safari'. However, it perfectly illustrates the fact that 'Moon Safari' in its best moments is not the only ground that AIR can work on and succeed. It's a perfect soundtrack - each time it is being listened to, a new movie is created, as intense, coherent and splendid as this music actually is. BUY this CD if you're willing to escape from the stupidity, banality and commerciality of contemporary pop music. In addition, given the conspicuous talent of the French duo, one can't feel that their muisc is an entire fabrication. DON'T BUY this CD, if you're looking for catchy tunes that you'll be humming during the day. It's a different story. Standout trax: Playground Love, Highschool Lover, Empty House, Dead Bodies.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "waiman" on March 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Soundtrack albums, by their very nature, are tricky affairs; without the visuals to put it into context they can often appear as indulgent and meandering. Air succeed better than most by the fact that their brand of moody retro-electronic ambience is always eminently listenable.
In keeping with the seventies theme of the film, Air wisely stick to that period for their inspiration. As already noted, Pink Floyd influences are scattered liberally throughout: The bass line on 'The Word Hurricane' is straight from 'Atom Heart Mother' while 'Highschool Lover' threatens to break into 'The Great Gig in the Sky' at any moment.
Many tracks sound like half-finished doodles and there is plenty of potential for further development and it certainly deserves it. 'Dirty Trip' is one of the few tracks that is allowed to develop and is all the more successful because of it.
Things get a littel spooky toward the end - 'Ghost Song' and 'Empty House' could be incidental music for a cheap seventies horror movie - and downright morbid by the finish. Those expecting 'Sexy Boy' and 'Kelly Watch the Stars' should wait until the next album proper, meanwhile this makes an arresting stop-gap.
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