10 000 Hz Legend

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10 000 Hz Legend
Studio album by Air
Released 28 May 2001 (2001-05-28)
Genre Electronica, downtempo, space rock, psychedelic rock[1]
Length 60:44
Label Source, Virgin
Producer Air, Tony Hoffer
Air chronology
The Virgin Suicides
(2000)
10 000 Hz Legend
(2001)
Talkie Walkie
(2004)

10 000 Hz Legend is the third studio album by French music duo Air, released in France on 28 May 2001 by Virgin Records and in the United States on 29 May 2001 by Astralwerks. On this album, tracks are longer and more electronic-oriented than on their previous records. These experimentations find the duo expanding their capacities and working with other artists including Beck and suGar Yoshinaga of Buffalo Daughter.

The album artwork was produced by Ito Morabito and features Monument Valley on its cover by Ito Morabito and throughout the artwork.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
NME 9/10[3]
Pitchfork Media 7.6/10[4]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[5]

10 000 Hz Legend received generally good reviews from the majority of critics. Most reviewers focused on the group's departure from the sound of 1998's Moon Safari. Q listed 10 000 Hz Legend as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, except where noted, all music composed by Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin.

No. Title Length
1. "Electronic Performers"   5:36
2. "How Does It Make You Feel?"   4:37
3. "Radio #1"   4:22
4. "The Vagabond" (lyrics by Beck Hansen) 5:37
5. "Radian"   7:37
6. "Lucky and Unhappy"   4:31
7. "Sex Born Poison" (lyrics by suGar Yoshinaga) 6:18
8. "People in the City"   4:57
9. "Wonder Milky Bitch"   5:50
10. "Don't Be Light"   6:19
11. "Caramel Prisoner"   4:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Air – Arranger, Producer, Engineer
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen – bass, vocals, drum sound
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr – keyboards, vocals
  • Brian Reitzell – Drums, Drum Sounds
  • Beck – Harmonica & Vocals on "The Vagabond", Vocals on "Don't Be Light"
  • Buffalo Daughter – Vocals on "Sex Born Poison"
  • Jason Falkner – Vocals on "Radio #1"
  • Lisa Papineau, Julia Sarr, Ken Andrews, Elin Carlson, Barbara Cohen – Vocals
  • Corky Hale – Harp
  • Jean Croc – whistle
  • Roger Neill – Arranger, Conductor, Choir Conductor, String Conductor
  • Nilesh "Nilz" Patel – Mastering
  • Tony Hoffer – Producer, Editing, Mixing
  • Bruce Keen – Engineer, Editing
  • Brian Kehew – Engineer
  • Design [Air Logo], Layout – Åbäke
  • Design [Concept & Design] – Ora-Ïto

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q. December 2001. pp. 60–65. 
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