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In January 1998, French band 'Air' released their debut album 'Moon Safari,' unleashing their version of down-tempo, space pop, to the world!
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SBS Chill

19 Jan 2018 - 10:41 AM  UPDATED 19 Jan 2018 - 10:52 AM

'Moon Safari' is an unmistakable staple of the down-tempo/electronic genre, it's tracks fill playlists and countdowns the world over. (including SBS Chill's #Chillest 100)

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Amazingly, 'Moon Safari' is celebrating it's 20th birthday in January 2018, and the love and influence the album commands has not waned.

For many, 'Moon Safari' provided a safe gateway into a new world of electronic fused music, a world that they may have previously looked at with suspicion and disdain. 

'Moon Safari's' success lies with it's ability to combine old rock/pop sensibilities with a new electronic flavour. Tracks like 'Remember,' (a possible homage to The Beach Boys, 'Do It Again',) and 'Le Voyage De Penelope,' a synth swelling instrumental that wouldn't be out place on an early 70's Pink Floyd record, made it accessible to a listener who's ear was more attuned to that of a guitar band.

How do you rate Air's 'Moon Safari?'

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