Le Symphony est pres de moi.

The long awaited follow-up to Versailles multi-instrumentalists Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin's (the tandem better known as Air) 2004 full length Talkie Walkie is on the horizon. Big things, real big things. Kinda like Nigel Godrich at the boards, guest spots from the likes of Charlotte Gainsborough (daughter of Air influence Serge Gainsborough, the legendary French musician and iconoclast who torched a 500 franc note on live TV). If the leading single "Once Upon A Time" is any indication, "Pocket Symphony" will be something truly spectacular, a combination of the best musical elements of Moon Safari, Premiers Symptomes, 10,000 Hz Legend, and Talkie Walkie.

Perfect for lounging against the bay window on a hazy Sunday afternoon, sucking down Gitanes and sipping amaretto, digesting Bonjour Tristesse as you contemplate nothing in particular.

The single's available on iTunes January 29th in the US/UK, but available here (http://www.hatesomethingbeautiful.com/chat/viewtopic.php?p=31567along with companion single "Mer Du Japon" for the time being.

For those of you not familiar with Air, you've undoubtedly heard their music, be it "Playground Love" in a Levi's ad, "Surfing on a Rocket" in the Nissan Armada commercials from a couple of years ago, or the entire score of Sofia Coppola's masterpiece "The Virgin Suicides." For the previously initiated, looks like Air will be mounting the American Invasion around April/May.

View the Pocket Symphony e-card here and see what's really hood.

1 comment:

unicornsonthemoon said...

this further confirms my theory that artists name songs so that when you look up their song on itunes, Kraftwerk also shows up