What does it sound like?:
This the first solo album from Air-Man Nicolas Godin, I’ve never been much of an Air fan, the singles have been pleasant enough when I’ve heard them on the Radio but never actually shelled any money out on them.
This though is a totally different proposition. Fueled by Godin’s love of Bach and specially Glenn Gould. Based on The Well-Tempered Clavier (which being a classical numpty I didn’t know much about) this album ranges from Synth heavy prog, Take Five era Dave Brubeck, Wagneresque German Choral and Commodore 64 chip tune.
Made with French vocalist Thomas Mars (from Phoenix), Brazilian singer Marcelo Camelo, Italian author Alessandro Barrico, New Zealand guitarist Connan Mockasin and the choir from Macedonia’s F.A.M.E.’S. Project.
This may sound overblown and all over the place but it hangs together really well and is one of my favs of the year.
What does it all *mean*?
It means that I went straight to Glenn Gould’s four disc Well-Tempered Clavier which I loved, even the humming, which I had been warned about!
Goes well with…
As the record features so many styles it goes with pretty much anything
Might suit people who like…
Bach (pretty obviously) Wendy Carlos, Jean-Michel Jarre, early 80s computer games music