Album Review: Air
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012

  • Posted by: Don Saas

As any fans of 90s alt rock should know, back in 1996, the Smashing Pumpkins released a music video for their hit "Tonight, Tonight" which paid tribute to the classic and ground-breaking 1902 science fiction film Le Voyage Dans La Lune directed by French film pioneer George Melies. French electronica duo Air have decided to pay their tribute to this landmark of the silent era with an album, Le Voyage Dans La Lune, named after the film and with music inspired by its story/visuals. While the album certainly has its moments where it scratches our omnipresent itch for well-composed ambient music, it mostly remains soporific, and Le Voyage Dans La Lune may find more life as a sleep aid than as a worthy follow-up to Air's still-remarkable Moon Safari.

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