Premiers Symptômes

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Premiers Symptômes
Air - Premiers Symptômes.png
EP by Air
Released 29 July 1997
Recorded 1995–1997
Genre
Length 27:00
33:51 (re-release)
Label
Producer
Air chronology
Premiers Symptômes
(1997)
Moon Safari
(1998)Moon Safari1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Muzik 5/5 stars[5]
NME 7/10[6]
Pitchfork 7.8/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[10]

Premiers Symptômes (English: First Symptoms) is the debut EP by French electronic 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. "Brakes On" – 4:22
    • Remix of Alex Gopher's "Gordini Mix"
    • Alternately titled "Gordini Mix" (Brakes On mix) 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
  • Jean-Benoit Dunckel - Fender Rhodes Piano, Organ, Solina Strings Ensemble, Korg MS20 and Mini Moog Synthesizers, Clavinet, Choir & Vocoder Effects
  • Nicolas Godin - Bass, Solina Strings Ensemble, Mini Moog Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Samples, Sitar, Reverse Piano, Talk Box & Vocoder Effects, Fender Rhodes Piano, Guitars, Voice
  • 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 – Euphonium (tracks 2–5); acoustic guitar (track 3)

Charts[edit]

As of 2001 it has sold 77,000 copies in United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bush, John. "Premiers Symptomes – Air". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (29 February 2000). "Air: The Virgin Suicides". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Messer, Kate X. (12 November 1999). "AIR: Premiers Symptomes (Astralwerks)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Hermes, Will (17 September 1999). "Premiers Symptomes". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Bush, Calvin (September 1999). "Air: Premiers Symptomes (Virgin)". Muzik (52): 75. 
  6. ^ Cameron, Keith (17 August 1999). "Air – Premiers Symptomes". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Wisdom, James P. "Air: Premier Symptomes". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 5 October 2000. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  8. ^ Scott, Danny (September 1999). "Air: Premiers Symptomes". Q (156). Archived from the original on 12 December 2000. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Walters, Barry (2 September 1999). "Air: Premiers Symptomes". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 29 January 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Air". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 10–11. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  12. ^ "Air – Premiers Symptomes". Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Premiers Symptomes – Air – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. 7 April 2000. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  15. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=FikEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA19&lpg=PA19&dq=air+10+000+Hz+Legend+album+sales&source=bl&ots=GANHahU2DS&sig=h73AL-f8g-qRHTh9mma_SYZPw6E&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjf6ZaR3ZDWAhWJ7hoKHQFjBKAQ6AEIcDAN#v=onepage&q=air%2010%20000%20Hz%20Legend%20album%20sales&f=false

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