'Air's' full-length debut is like a fuzzy, blissful daydream in
which a glowing ambiance hovers over a crossroads of '60's French
pop, '70's Philly-soul and '80's Euro-disco. If it sounds somewhat
disposable, it's because all good pop should be.Their trans-Atlantic
notoriety may have come amongst compilations of French house and
electronic scenes, but Nicolas Godin and JB Dunckel are not just
another pair of Gallic beat-miners. Instead of unleashing dance
floor-friendly tracks, 'Air' constructs their records with mellow
abstractions for retro-minded chill-out rooms, flaunting their analog
abilities and love for make-out melodies every step of the way.Entertainment
Weekly writes, 'This French duo works the territory between sleazy
blaxploitation grooves, rave-culture idealism, and pop song-craft'.
I say, 'Stick it in yer ear'.
by Steve Taylor