Le voyage dans la lune (album)

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Le voyage dans la lune
Air La Voyage Dans La Lune album cover.jpg
Studio album by Air
Released 6 February 2012 (2012-02-06)
Recorded Scream Studios, Gum Prod
Genre Space rock
Length 32:08
Label Virgin
Producer Air
Air chronology
Love 2
(2009)Love 22009
Le voyage dans la lune
(2012)
Music for Museum
(2014)Music for Museum2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubB[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
The Independent3/5 stars[7]
Mixmag4/5[8]
Pitchfork5.7/10[9]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
Spin8/10[11]

Le voyage dans la lune (English: A Trip to the Moon) is the sixth 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

With the film and music contextually linked, a crucial aspect of the album's rollout involves art house screenings in the United States and a limited edition of the album (70,000 copies worldwide) that includes the CD and a DVD of the film. [35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) by Air". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Le Voyage Dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) – Air". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Air: Le Voyage dans la Lune". Alternative Press (284): 94. March 2012.
  4. ^ Murray, Noel (7 February 2012). "Air: Le Voyage Dans La Lune". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  5. ^ Rahman, Ray; Maerz, Melissa; Anderson, Kyle; Collis, Clark (17 February 2012). "Albums: Feb. 17, 2012". Entertainment Weekly. 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. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  8. ^ Green, Thomas H. (14 March 2012). "Air". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  9. ^ Neyland, Nick (8 February 2012). "Air: Le Voyage Dans la Lune". Pitchfork. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (22 February 2012). "Le Voyage Dans La Lune". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  11. ^ Walters, Barry (19 February 2009). "Air, 'Le Voyage Dans La Lune' (Virgin)". Spin. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Press release". en.aircheology.com. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 18 January 2012.
  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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  18. ^ "Top 100 Albums in Canada". Jam! Canoe.ca. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  19. ^ "Top Stranih – Tjedan 8. 2012" (in Croatian). Hrvatska Diskografska Udruga. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  20. ^ "Air – Le voyage dans la lune" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  21. ^ "Air – Le voyage dans la lune". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  22. ^ "Air – Le voyage dans la lune" (in French). lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
  23. ^ "Air, Le voyage dans la lune" (in German). charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  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. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. 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.
  30. ^ "Air – Le voyage dans la lune". spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  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.
  35. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/507331/air-over-the-moon-about-film-score-turned-full-album

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