Premiers Symptômes

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Premiers Symptômes
EP by Air
Released 29th July 1997
Recorded 1995–1997
Genre Electronic, downtempo, space rock, psychedelic pop
Length 27:00
33:51 (re-release)
Label Source, Virgin
Producer Air, Étienne de Crécy
Air chronology
Premiers Symptômes
(1997)
Moon Safari
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME 7/10[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]

Premiers Symptômes (English: First Symptoms) is the debut EP by French music duo Air. It consists of early singles released between 1995 and 1997. "Les Professionnels" was later used for the basis of Air's 1998 single "All I Need".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Modular Mix" – 5:59
  2. "Casanova 70" – 5:53
  3. "Les professionnels" – 4:32 ("The Professionals")
  4. "J'ai dormi sous l'eau" – 5:42 ("I Slept Under Water")
  5. "Le soleil est près de moi" – 4:52 ("The Sun Is Close to Me")
1999 re-release bonus tracks
  1. "Californie" – 2:27 ("California")
  2. "Gordini Mix" (Brakes On mix) – 4:22
    • Remix of Alex Gopher's "Gordini Mix"
    • Alternately titled "Brakes On" in some regions
Japanese bonus tracks
  1. "Le soleil est près de moi" (Buffalo Daughter Remix) – 4:48
  2. "Le soleil est près de moi" (Money Mark Remix) – 2:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Air – production
  • Stéphane Briat – mixing (tracks 2, 4, 5)
  • Alexandre Courtès – artwork
  • Étienne de Crécy – production, mixing (tracks 1, 3)
  • Guy Davie – mastering
  • Alex Gopher – reverse Rhodes (track 1)
  • Xavier Jamaux – sampler (track 1)
  • Fabrice Lepicier – photography
  • Eric Regert – organ (track 2)
  • Sabotage! – design
  • Etienne Wersinger – tambura (track 4)
  • Patrick Woodcock – tuba (tracks 2–5); acoustic guitar (track 3)

Charts[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premiers Symptomes – Air". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  2. ^ "Premiers Symptomes". NME. IPC Media. 17 July 1999. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Walters, Barry (2 September 1999). "Air: Premiers Symptomes". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Air – Premiers Symptomes". Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Premiers Symptomes – Air – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. 7 April 2000. Retrieved 26 February 2012.