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Air: Pocket Symphony
Air: Pocket Symphony
Artist Air
Album Pocket Symphony
Label Astralwerks
Released 3/6/2007
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Now entering the 10th year of a highly illustrious career that has seen the band grow in stature to become one of the most instantly recognizable names in music, Parisian duo Air (Nicolas Godin and JB Dunckel) return with Pocket Symphony, a career masterpiece and their most seductive and accomplished work to date.

Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin are modernists. Air embrace the new. Their music is intellectually stimulating yet intuitively simple; elegiac and triumphal; beyond pop and yet resolutely of it, too.

Yet Air are no academically dry intellectuals either. If their music is full of French-style clichés about boy meeting girl, it’s done so playfully, with a knowing wink. They know their way round a good joke and can deadpan for the Republic.