1. Venus MP3 soundclip of Venus [3:00]
  2. Cherry Blossom Girl
  3. Run
  4. Universal Traveler
  5. Mike Mills
  6. Surfing on a Rocket
  7. Another Day
  8. Alpha Beta Gaga
  9. Biological
  10. Alone in Kyoto
    Bonus DVD: "Electronic Performers" Air
    A Film by Bruno Dunckel Live performance Summer 2002
  1. Electronic performers
  2. Talisman
  3. Don't be Light
  4. People In The City
  5. La Femme D'argent
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Performed and produced by Air at Revolvair Studios, Paris, France

Air: Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel
Malik Mezzadri - flute on track 2
Jessica Banks - additional vocals on track 2
Brian Reitzell - ride cymbal on track 6
Jason Falkner - bass on track 6
Lisa Papineau - additional vocals on track 6 & 9
Joey Waronker - percussion on track 6 & 9
Michel Colombier - piano on track 9
Darrel Thorpe - straat sounds on track 8

Air: Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel
Brian Reitzell - drums
Jason Falkner - bass
James Rotondi - keyboards
Talkie Walkie comes five years after their landmark Moon Safari and Parisian mood-enhancers Air are back doing what they do best.
Famously shy of ever repeating themselves, JB Dunckel and Nicolas Godin have filled in the years with the poorly received follow-up, 10,000hz Legend (even they think it strange), and an eerily effective soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's Virgin Suicides.
Nice enough in their own niche way, but a far cry from what people actually wanted.

Happily, Talkie Walkie reunites us with the Air that we love: two hopelessly indulgent romantics with an ear in the past and an eye on the future. It's meltingly good stuff--a collection of cool, cosmic pop songs that dispense with notions of time and space, wallowing instead on a cloud of poignant psychedelia.
With vocal duties this time taken by the boys themselves, and gorgeously fragile strings courtesy of Serge Gainsbourg collaborator, Michel Colombier, they get off to a good start.
Perhaps the introduction of an outside producer, in this case Radiohead's Nigel Godrich, has forced such beautifully measured focus? Whatever, touchy-feely epics such as the heavenly "Cherry Blossom Girl" sit well next to electronic masterpieces such as "Ran", whose enveloping tracked vocals recall the 10cc classic "I'm Not in Love".

Paul Tierney