Darkel

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Darkel
Darkelcover.jpg
Studio album by Darkel
Released 18 September 2006
Genre Alternative, Electronica
Length 46:11
Label EMI, Source, Astralwerks
Producer Darkel
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 55/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
The A.V. Club C[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[4]
Mojo 3/5 stars[5]
The Observer 3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 4.7/10[7]
Popmatters 4/10 stars[8]
Q 3/5 stars[9]
Spin 2/5 stars[10]
Stylus Magazine C[11]

Darkel is the debut solo album by Darkel (Jean-Benoît Dunckel), one-half of the French electronica band Air. It was released in September 2006 (see 2006 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Darkel except where noted

  1. "Be My Friend" (Dunckel, Euston Jones) - 4:16
  2. "At the End of the Sky" (Dunckel, Jones) - 4:12
  3. "TV Destroy" - 3:10
  4. "Some Men" - 4:09
  5. "My Own Sun" (Dunckel, Jones) - 3:40
  6. "Pearl" - 4:07
  7. "Earth" - 6:37
  8. "Beautiful Woman" - 2:40
  9. "How Brave You Are" (Dunckel, Jones) - 4:28
  10. "Bathroom Spirit" - 6:52

Single[edit]

At the End of the Sky was released as a single with two additional tracks.

  1. "At the End of the Sky" - 4:12
  2. "Bunny Girl" - 4:37
  3. "Stay" - 3:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Stephane "Alf" Briat – Mixing
  • Alex Gopher – Mastering
  • Laurent Griffon – Bass, Guitar
  • Earl Harvin – Drums
  • Hi-Five – Cover Art
  • Dayan Korolic – Bass
  • Anthony Mccann – Photography
  • Valérie Sonnier – Cover Photo

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 18 September 2006 EMI, Source LP 3666201 / 0 0946 366620 1
CD digipak 3666202 / 0 0946 366620 2 2
CD 3728912 / 0 0946 372891 2 9
United States 19 September 2006 Astralwerks LP ASW-66620 / 0946 3 66620 1
CD ASW-72891 / 0946 3 72891 2 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Darkel by Darkel". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Music in Brief". The A.V. Club. 10 October 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  3. ^ Darkel at AllMusic
  4. ^ Guardian Unlimited review
  5. ^ Mojo. January 2007. p.106
  6. ^ Brumfitt, Stuart (15 October 2006). "CD: Darkel, Darkel". The Observer. 9 January 2016.
  7. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  8. ^ Dover, John (23 October 2006). "Darkel: Darkel". Popmatters. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Darkel". Q (243): 118. 2006-10-01. 
  10. ^ "New CDs". Spin. October 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  11. ^ Miller, Derek (20 September 2006). "Darkel - Darkel". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 

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