Air | Talkie Walkie | 180g Vinyl LP

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Their third full-length, Talkie Walkie might not feature the stellar cast of collaborators that 10,000 Hz Legend gathered, but it certainly doesn't relinquish their tight grip on unashamedly synthetic postmodern pop. Tracks like "Venus" and "Cherry Blossom Girl" recall the skewed pop of French pre-cursors Indochine. Dissonance, flipped melodies and synthetic held tones - that hold up to scrutiny against the high points of progressive rock - form the backbone of Air's ensemble moments. "Alpha Beta Gaga" - it's title forms an apt summary - encapsulates their talents precisely. Five minutes of collision-fun featuring: trickling analogue pulses, synthesized whistles and finger picking banjo in a context that amply demonstrates the (artificial) intelligence that forms the cornerstone of their prodigious output.

LP Track Listing:

_ Side A
1. Venus
2. Cherry Blossom Girl
3. Run
4. Universal Traveler
5. Mike Mills

Side B
1. Surfing On A Rocket
2. Another Day
3. Alpha Beta Gaga
4. Biological
5. Alone In Kyoto