Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Eat my beat (Air) (LP 91)

Air Love 2 (CD - EMI, 2009) ***

Genre: Progressive rock

Places I remember: Abu Dhabi's Kings Recording

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles:  First track, Do The Toy, starts the album off with some unusual sounds before settling into an Air (tight) groove.

Gear costume:  All the rest!

Active compensatory factors: They are so well named. So much of Air's music is light and ephemeral. It floats along in time and space and when I try to grab it, it's got no substance.

That doesn't mean I don't like it. But I tried listening to this album over and over again for a week to prepare for this post and nothing stuck.

Somehow, it's still a worthwhile addition to the collection. 

It fits the progressive tag because they do experiment and push themselves onwards throughout the album. Having said that, there are also some wistful reminders of Moon Safari along the way.

Where do they all belong? Next up is Le Voyage Dans La Lune - a marriage between sound and the George Melies classic film.

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