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Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Air

Le Voyage Dans La Lune

The ambient electronica duo's 7th album, inspired by the 1902 French film of the same name, the restored version of which they soundtracked

ADM rating[?]

6.4

Label
EMI
UK Release date
06/02/2012
US Release date
07/02/2012
  1. 8.5 |   BBC

    La Voyage Dans La Lune is the ‘most Air’ thing this duo may ever craft, a perfect set with which to remind audiences of their continuing excellence
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  2. 8.0 |   The Fly

    A late 60s exploration with a 90s pop predilection, there are moments of weightlessness and beauty here
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  3. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Le Voyage is, given its origins, a small wonder all on its own
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  4. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    They capture a sense of wide-eyed trepidation
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Air has reached for the future by embracing the past. Méliès would have approved
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  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    Air's subtle beauty has lost its cultural cachet to more instant-impact heirs like M83 and Caribou, but that doesn't make this ride any less lovely
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  7. 7.5 |   Prefix

    The record is good — it's best served with the film it scores, obviously, but it doesn't fall down on its own
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  8. 7.2 |   The AU Review

    I love the atmospherics and moods it has the ability to create
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  9. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    What truly identifies this album is universal applicability, a central concept even casual audiophiles can savor
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  10. 7.0 |   Pop Matters

    More proof of Air’s relevance in the evolution of modern music
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  11. 7.0 |   music OMH

    The voyage is not a wholly successful one, due in part to its short length which makes it more lengthy EP than full length album
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  12. 7.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    As a package on its own, Air’s Le voyage dans la lune doesn’t hit especially hard, but when paired with the historic film, they become a dreamy, fulfilling piece of entertainment and mystery
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  13. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Captivates enough with its sense of atmosphere, drama and melodic capabilities to make those 30 minutes fly by like a rocket straight into the moon's eye
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  14. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It's a niche listen. But, as proved on the sublime Seven Stars (with Beach House's Victoria Legrand), it can be a charming one, too
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  15. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Pleasingly, it's all comically cosmic, as befits the host movie
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  16. 6.0 |   Mojo

    It still proves Air know a bit about all kinds of atmosphere. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Spacious, gentle, reachy, euphonious and, for Air, fairly organic sounding
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  18. 6.0 |   State

    On it’s own, Le Voyage Dans La Lune stands fairly tall, although knowing it’s origins does tend to add a grander weight to the recording
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  19. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Twitchy trip-hop
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  20. 6.0 |   Rave Magazine

    It’s probably time to accept that the Air who made Sexy Boy will never be coming back, but Le Voyage Dans La Lune, at its best, is a pretty compelling listen
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  21. 5.7 |   Pitchfork

    It's a bountiful collection of loose ideas, hanging in the breeze without forging forward in any meaningful direction
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  22. 5.0 |   NME

    In general, we get percussive propulsion or songcraft, never both at once. Print edition only

  23. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    It's elegant, but hardly likely to inspire any particularly stirring flights of fancy, or any reevaluations of the band's post-Moon Safari discography
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  24. 5.0 |   FasterLouder

    It feels like a lazy attempt at grandeur and perhaps tries too hard to be this masterful work of art that it is clearly attempting to be
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  25. 4.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    A sequence of preludes and prefaces, a finite series converging to a state of non-development, ever-transitional segments appearing and disappearing inadvertently
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  26. 4.0 |   Uncut

    Air seem to have found little fresh inspiration. Print edition only

  27. 4.0 |   Q

    Unlikely to return them to chart orbit. Print edition only

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