Pocket Symphony In the nine years since this French duo Air debuted with the stunning Moon Safari , a blend of easy-listening and synthesizer grooves that soundtracked… Pocket Symphony In the nine years since this French duo Air debuted with the stunning Moon Safari , a blend of easy-listening and synthesizer grooves that soundtracked… 2007-03-06 Air Electronic
Music Review

Pocket Symphony (2007)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Mar 06, 2007; Lead Performance: Air; Genre: Electronic

In the nine years since this French duo Air debuted with the stunning Moon Safari, a blend of easy-listening and synthesizer grooves that soundtracked countless Urban Outfitters visits, they've only occasionally resurrected the bubbly melodies of that masterpiece. Pocket Symphony is meant as a return to the film-score sounds of Safari. Unfortunately, ''hummability'' is missing from the formula, and disaffected vocals by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and the Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon do little to enliven the monochromatic piano and minimalist arrangements.

Originally posted Mar 02, 2007 Published in issue #924 Mar 09, 2007 Order article reprints
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