Air – La Femme D'Argent

French duo, Air, is of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. The two met when attending École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles. They began creating music that is generally termed electronica.

Their form of electronic music was influenced by the synthesizer sounds of the 1970s such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Francis Lai. and psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd and Tangerine Dream.

The duo uses a wide array of studio instruments (e.g. Moog synthesizers, the Korg MS-20, Wurlitzer and Vocoder) both for recording and live on stage. When performing live, they improvise and usually take well-known tracks from the albums and extended or altered them.

La Femme D'Argent is one of my favorite Air pieces off their Moon Safari release.

Trivia: The name AIR is a backronym for Amour, Imagination, Rêve which translates to Love, Imagination, Dream.


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