Le voyage dans la lune (album)

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Le voyage dans la lune
Studio album by Air
Released 6 February 2012 (2012-02-06)
Recorded Scream Studios, Gum Prod
Genre Electronic, ambient, space rock
Length 32:08
Label Virgin
Producer Air
Air chronology
Love 2
(2009)
Le voyage dans la lune
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[3]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[4]
Entertainment Weekly A[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
The Independent 3/5 stars[7]
The New York Times positive[8]
Paste 8.0/10[9]
Pitchfork Media 5.7/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[11]

Le voyage dans la lune (English: A Trip to the Moon) is the seventh studio album by French electronic music duo Air. Announced by EMI on 7 December 2011, the album was released on 6 February 2012.

Development[edit]

The album is inspired by the 1902 silent science fiction film A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune) by Georges Méliès and is intended to be a soundtrack to the restored version of the film. A free three-minute film excerpt featuring the song "Sonic Armada" was made available for one week in early December 2011 in conjunction with a pre-order offer. The digital version of the album along with the newly restored and colourised sixteen-minute film was released as a strictly limited edition.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, except "Seven Stars", lyrics by Victoria Legrand; "Who Am I Now?", lyrics by Annie Hart, Erika Forster and Heather D'Angelo, music co-composed by Brian Reitzell.

  1. "Astronomic Club" – 3:12
  2. "Seven Stars" – 4:22
  3. "Retour sur terre" ("Back on Earth") – 0:45
  4. "Parade" – 2:31
  5. "Moon Fever" – 3:50
  6. "Sonic Armada" – 5:06
  7. "Who Am I Now?" – 3:03
  8. "Décollage" ("Takeoff") – 1:39
  9. "Cosmic Trip" – 4:10
  10. "Homme lune" ("Moon Man") – 0:27
  11. "Lava" – 3:03

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Le voyage dans la lune adapted from album liner notes.[13]

  • Air – production
  • Jean-Benoît Dunckel – vocals (4, 9, 11); Mellotron (1, 4, 7, 10, 11); Wurlitzer (1, 9); piano (2, 4, 7–9, 11); synthesizer (2, 4–6, 8–11); organ bass, Solina (7); vibraphone (7, 11); drums (11)
  • Nicolas Godin – guitar (1, 2, 4, 7); harpsichord (1); synthesizer (1–5, 9); timpani (1, 2, 5, 7, 8); bass (2, 4, 6, 9, 11); vocals (3); piano (3, 5); Mellotron (4); electric sitar (6); percussion (7, 8); drums (8); banjo, electric guitar (11)
  • Louis Arlette – engineering
  • Au Revoir Simone – vocals (7)
  • Stéphane "Alf" Briat – mixing
  • Chab – mastering
  • Victoria Legrand – vocals (2)
  • Georges Méliès – artwork
  • Laurent Pinon – design
  • Vincent Taeger – drums (1, 2, 4, 9)
  • Alex Thomas – drums (6)
  • Isabelle Vuarnesson – cello (1)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[14] 76
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 38
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[16] 19
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[17] 28
Canadian Albums Chart[18] 68
Croatian International Albums Chart[19] 38
Dutch Albums Chart[20] 40
Finnish Albums Chart[21] 39
French Albums Chart[22] 17
German Albums Chart[23] 36
Greek Albums Chart[24] 70
Irish Albums Chart[25] 21
Italian Albums Chart[26] 35
Japanese Albums Chart[27] 148
Portuguese Albums Chart[28] 22
Scottish Albums Chart[29] 36
Spanish Albums Chart[30] 89
Swiss Albums Chart[31] 11
UK Albums Chart[32] 35
US Billboard 200[33] 57
US Dance/Electronic Albums[34] 4

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Le Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) – Air". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
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  5. ^ Maerz, Melissa (17 February 2012). "Albums: Feb. 17, 2012". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Jonze, Tim (2 February 2012). "Air: Le Voyage dans la Lune – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Gill, Andy (3 February 2012). "Album: Air, Le Voyage dans la Lune (EMI)". The Independent. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  8. ^ Ratliff, Ben (13 February 2012). "Air, Of Montreal and the Jim Black Trio". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  9. ^ Reed, Ryan (7 February 2012). "Air: Le Voyage dans la Lune". Paste. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  10. ^ Neyland, Nick (8 February 2012). "Air: Le Voyage Dans la Lune". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Hermes, Will (22 February 2012). "Le Voyage Dans La Lune". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Press release". en.aircheology.com. 8 December 2011. 
  13. ^ Le voyage dans la lune (CD liner notes). Air. Virgin Records. 2012. 5099995563329. 
  14. ^ "Chartifacts – Week Commencing: 13th February 2012". ARIA Charts. 13 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
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  19. ^ "Top Stranih – Tjedan 8. 2012." (in Croatian). Hrvatska Diskografska Udruga. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
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  24. ^ "Top-75 Albums Sales Chart – Εβδομάδα 10/2012" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  25. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 9 February 2012". Chart-Track. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  26. ^ "Artisti – Classifica settimanale dal 06/02/2012 al 12/02/2012" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  27. ^ "エールのアルバム売り上げランキング" [Air album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  28. ^ "Air – Le voyage dans la lune". portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  29. ^ "2012 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
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  31. ^ "Air – Le voyage dans la lune". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  32. ^ "2012 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  33. ^ "Air Album & Song Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  34. ^ "Air Album & Song Chart History – Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 

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