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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Bird lyrics
    2Se Vuoi Capire La Loro Storia lyrics
    How Does It Make You Feel? lyrics
    4Dirty Trip lyrics
    5Musica lyrics
    6L'Urlo lyrics
    7Caramel Prisoner lyrics
    8Be A Bee lyrics
    9Money Mark – Rock in the Rain lyrics
    10Afternoon Sister lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Love 2 [2009]
    2Everybody Hertz [2002]
    3City Reading [2003]
    4Can't Let Go Featuring Googie [2009]
    5Air Time [2008]
    610,000Hz Legend [2001]
    7Pocket Symphony [2007]
    Moon Safari [1998]
    9Premier Symptômes [1997]
    10Talkie Walkie [2004]


    The French band Air is a duo consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel. They studied at Versailles (Lycée Jules Ferry) before forming the band in 1995. Their critically acclaimed first album Premiers Symptômes was followed by the release of Moon Safari, The Virgin Suicides (soundtrack), 10,000Hz Legend, and Talkie Walkie.

    Although Air's music is often referred to as electronica or trip-hop and is often found in such bins in record stores, their form of electronic music actually owes more to the synthesizer sounds of the 1970s such as Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis. Other influences that are more readily apparent than house and techno are psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd and krautrockers Tangerine Dream (although there are some echoes of dance music styles in the production). Another influence is French crooner Serge Gainsbourg. Air's music also has jazz inflections at times, and their ability to improvise is more clearly highlighted in the live arena. Before they founded Air, JB and Nicolas played together in the band Orange, with others such as Alex Gopher, Xavier Jamaux and Etienne de Crécy names which have recently reappeared in connection with Air's remixes.

    Air uses many of their studio instruments (like Moog synthesizers, the Korg MS20, Wurlitzer and Vocoder) live on stage. The band performs the well-known tracks from the albums live as extended or altered versions. Air often works together, both in the studio and live on stage, with artists like Beth Hirsch (Moon Safari), Françoise Hardy ("Jeanne"), Jean-Jaques Perrey ("Cosmic Bird"), Gordon Tracks ("Playground Love" and "Easy Going Woman"), Beck (10,000Hz Legend) and, on the 2004 tour, with Dave Palmer and drummer Earl Harvin.

    Their music has also frequently been used in commercials. "Surfing on a Rocket" is the background music for the Nissan Armada commercial (2005). "Playground Love" was used in a Levi's jeans commercial (2002). "La Femme d'Argent" is played in the background on Dublin's FM104 Adrian Kennedy phone show. A number of their songs are used as the background music for the BBC 4 show "Top Gear" in their films about exotic sports cars.

    They recently participated to Charlotte Gainsbourg's debut album, "5:55".

    Air will release their new album, Pocket Symphony, on March 5th 2007. This album was leaked in December 2006 on the internet.

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