Le voyage dans la lune (album)

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Le voyage dans la lune
Air - Le voyage dans la lune.png
Studio album by
Released6 February 2012 (2012-02-06)
Length32:08
LabelVirgin
ProducerAir
Air chronology
Love 2
(2009)
Le voyage dans la lune
(2012)
Music for Museum
(2014)
Singles from Le voyage dans la lune
  1. "Parade"
    Released: 16 December 2011[1]
  2. "Seven Stars"
    Released: 6 January 2012[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.4/10[3]
Metacritic70/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[5]
Alternative Press[6]
The A.V. ClubB[7]
Entertainment WeeklyA[8]
The Guardian[9]
The Independent[10]
Mixmag4/5[11]
Pitchfork5.7/10[12]
Rolling Stone[13]
Spin8/10[14]

Le voyage dans la lune (English: A Trip to the Moon) is the sixth studio album by French electronic music duo Air. It was released on 6 February 2012 by Virgin Records.

Background and release[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. A limited edition of the album (70,000 copies worldwide) includes the CD and a DVD of the film.[15] The digital version of the album, along with the newly restored and colourised 16-minute film, was released as a strictly limited edition.[16]

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleLength
1."Astronomic Club"3:12
2."Seven Stars" (lyrics: Victoria Legrand; music: Legrand, Dunckel, Godin)4:22
3."Retour sur terre"0:45
4."Parade"2:31
5."Moon Fever"3:50
6."Sonic Armada"5:06
7."Who Am I Now?" (lyrics: Au Revoir Simone; music: Annie Hart, Erika Forster, Heather D'Angelo, Brian Reitzell, Dunckel, Godin)3:03
8."Décollage"1:39
9."Cosmic Trip"4:10
10."Homme lune"0:27
11."Lava"3:03

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Le voyage dans la lune.[17]

Air[edit]

  • Jean-Benoît DunckelMellotron (tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11); Wurlitzer (tracks 1, 9); piano (tracks 2, 4, 7–9, 11); synths (tracks 2, 4–6, 8–11); vocals (tracks 4, 9, 11); Solina, organ bass (track 7); vibes (tracks 7, 11); drums (track 11)
  • Nicolas Godin – timpani (tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 8); guitars (tracks 1, 2, 4, 7); synths (tracks 1–5, 9); harpsichord (track 1); bass (tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 11); piano (tracks 3, 5); vocals (track 3); Mellotron (track 4); electric sitar (track 6); percussions (tracks 7, 8); drums (track 8); banjo, electric guitar (track 11)

Additional musicians[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Air – production
  • Stéphane "Alf" Briat – mixing
  • Louis Arlette – sound engineering
  • Chab – mastering

Artwork[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18] 76
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[19] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 28
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[22] 68
Croatian International Albums (HDU)[23] 38
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[24] 40
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[25] 39
French Albums (SNEP)[26] 17
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[27] 36
Greek Albums (IFPI)[28] 70
Irish Albums (IRMA)[29] 21
Italian Albums (FIMI)[30] 35
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[31] 148
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[32] 22
Scottish Albums (OCC)[33] 36
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[34] 89
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[35] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[36] 35
US Billboard 200[37] 57
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[38] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parade – Single par Air". iTunes Store (France) (in French). Archived from the original on 18 January 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Seven Stars – Single par Air". iTunes Store (France) (in French). Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Le Voyage Dans La Lune by Air reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Reviews for Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) by Air". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  5. ^ Phares, Heather. "Le Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) – Air". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Air: Le Voyage dans la Lune". Alternative Press. No. 284. March 2012. p. 94. ISSN 1065-1667.
  7. ^ Murray, Noel (7 February 2012). "Air: Le Voyage Dans La Lune". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  8. ^ Rahman, Ray; Maerz, Melissa; Anderson, Kyle; Collis, Clark (17 February 2012). "Albums: Feb. 17, 2012". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  9. ^ Jonze, Tim (2 February 2012). "Air: Le Voyage dans la Lune – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  10. ^ Gill, Andy (3 February 2012). "Album: Air, Le Voyage dans la Lune (EMI)". The Independent. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  11. ^ Green, Thomas H. (14 March 2012). "Air". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  12. ^ Neyland, Nick (8 February 2012). "Air: Le Voyage Dans la Lune". Pitchfork. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  13. ^ Hermes, Will (22 February 2012). "Le Voyage Dans La Lune". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  14. ^ Walters, Barry (19 February 2012). "Air, 'Le Voyage Dans La Lune' (Virgin)". Spin. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  15. ^ Mapes, Jillian (4 February 2012). "Air Over 'The Moon' About Film Score Turned Full Album". Billboard. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Pre-order limited edition digital album". Aircheology.com. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 18 January 2012.
  17. ^ Le voyage dans la lune (liner notes). Air. Virgin Records. 2012. 5099995563329.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  18. ^ "The ARIA Report: Issue 1146" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (1146): 2. 13 February 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2019 – via Pandora Archive.
  19. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Air – Le voyage dans la lune" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  20. ^ "Ultratop.be – Air – Le voyage dans la lune" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Air – Le voyage dans la lune" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  22. ^ "Albums : Top 100". Jam!. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 26 December 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  23. ^ "Top Stranih – Tjedan 8. 2012" [Top Foreign – Week 8, 2012]. Top of the Shops (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  24. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Air – Le voyage dans la lune" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  25. ^ "Air: Le voyage dans la lune" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  26. ^ "Lescharts.com – Air – Le voyage dans la lune". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  27. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Air – Le voyage dans la lune" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  28. ^ "Top-75 Albums Sales Chart – Εβδομάδα 10/2012" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  29. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Air". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  30. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Air – Le voyage dans la lune". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  31. ^ "月世界旅行(初回生産限定盤) | エール" [Moon World Travel (First Press Limited Edition) | Air] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  32. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Air – Le voyage dans la lune". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  33. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  34. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Air – Le voyage dans la lune". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  35. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Air – Le voyage dans la lune". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  36. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  37. ^ "Air Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  38. ^ "Air Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2019.

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