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AIR - Love 2 (2009)
Posted By : HellikXs | Date : 02 Feb 2022 23:49:28 | Comments : 8

AIR - Love 2 (2009)
CloneCD Image (CCD+IMG) | WinRAR Compression (Best) - 345 MB | CCD file, no LOG | Ogg Vorbis (VBR, average round 220 kbit/sec) - 82 MB | Advanced audio AAC (Mpeg4 container) - 72,3 MB | Full booklet - 28,1 MB

Electronica / Downtempo / Ambient / Trip Hop / Pop

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345 MB of lossless
72,3 MB of aacs
82 MB of vorbises
28,1 MB of covers

Air is a French (from region Île-de-France) music duo, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. The name Air is a backronym for Amour, Imagination, Rêve which translates to Love, Imagination, Dream.

Air's debut EP, Premiers Symptômes, was followed by the critically acclaimed album Moon Safari, the re-release of Premiers Symptômes, The Virgin Suicides (soundtrack), 10 000 Hz Legend, Everybody Hertz, Talkie Walkie and Pocket Symphony.

Air's music is often referred to as electronica; their form of electronic music was influenced by the synthesizer sounds of the 1970s such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, and Francis Lai. Other influences include: psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd; Krautrockers, Tangerine Dream; Jean-Jacques Perrey (although there are some echoes of dance music styles in the production); and French crooner Serge Gainsbourg.

Air use many of their studio instruments (like Moog synthesizers, the Korg MS-20, Wurlitzer and Vocoder) live on stage, where their ability to improvise is more clearly highlighted. The band performs the well-known tracks from the albums live as extended or altered versions. Air often works together, both in the studio and live on stage, with artists like Beth Hirsch (Moon Safari), Françoise Hardy ("Jeanne"), Jean-Jacques Perrey ("Cosmic Bird"), Gordon Tracks ("Playground Love" and "Easy Going Woman" - Gordon Tracks is a pseudonym of the French singer Thomas Mars from Phoenix), Beck (10 000 Hz Legend), on the 2004 tour with Dave Palmer and on the 2007 tour with drummer Earl Harvin, Vincent Taurelle and Steve Jones.

Links for more information. Go on searching @ Wiki, @ home, @ fansite, @ myspace, @ discogs.com and @ allmusic.

1. Do the Joy
2. Love
3. So Light Is Her Footfall
4. Be a Bee
5. Missing the Light of the Day
6. Tropical Disease
7. Heaven's Light
8. Night Hunter
9. Sing Sang Sung
10. Eat My Beat
11. You Can Tell It to Everybody
12. African Velvet

Additional infos for this album are located @ Wiki, @ allmusic, @ rollingstone, @ the independent and @ slant.

For part of Air's Pocket Symphony tour, Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin played shows with only drummer Joey Waronker as support, forcing the band to strip its songs down to their essences. They stick with that lineup on Love 2, which delivers some of the most Air-like music to the band's name, and with good reason: this is the first time Dunckel and Godin have produced their own album. The duo tends to follow its more ambitious work with more accessible material and Love 2 is no exception, replacing Pocket Symphony's exotic, experimental bent with a renewed emphasis on the pair's quintessential sound. Godin and Dunckel dig deep into their arsenal of vintage electronic gear, topping those burbles, buzzes, and whooshes with some strings here and a few fuzzed-out guitars and basslines there. Above all, atmosphere is the focus, and early on, the album finds Air at their most confectionary: "Love" is irresistibly pretty, offsetting a glockenspiel that sparkles like grains of sugar with brisk shakers. From there, Love 2 sweeps away any remnants of Pocket Symphony's expansive melancholy with concentrated happiness -- these are some of Air's most lighthearted songs since Talkie Walkie. "Be a Bee," with its aptly buzzing and hovering synths and spy movie theme guitars, could be one of the most stylish novelty pop songs ever. However, the album is often at its best when Air give listeners more in the way of vocals and hooks. The elegantly psychedelic "So Light Is Her Footfall" and the hazy soft rock sunbeam that is "Sing Sang Sung" expand on the band's pop side just enough, while "Heaven's Light" crystallizes the gorgeous retro-futuristic sci-fi romance Air have crafted since their Premiers Symptomes days. Indeed, Love 2's title and album artwork -- which features the duo sitting by the shore gazing pensively into the mid-distance -- play up Air's image as makers of mood music extraordinaire, albeit with a bit of an ironic wink. The music does just as deft a job of negotiating the fine line between sophistication and schmaltz; Love 2's centerpiece, "Tropical Disease," has it both ways, going from dramatic to melodramatic to playful and back again as it covers rippling pianos, slightly goofy-sounding flutes, and a decidedly seductive coda. Dunckel and Godin add just a little tension and darkness to the album's sweetness and light as it unfolds, especially on "Eat My Beat," an impressive showcase for the immediacy Waronker's drumming brings to all of these songs. Air remain a deceptively subtle band, and repeated listens to Love 2 reveal that Godin and Dunckel aren't just remaining true to their aesthetic here, but that even a smaller-scale album from the duo has plenty of wit and surprises to offer.

by Heather Phares
Score: 4 of 5

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Other Air releases:
Air - Pocket Symphony (2007)
Posted By: oaqm Date: 03 Feb 2022 05:18:30
This is very good. Thank you.
Posted By: harpoonmg42 Date: 03 Feb 2022 06:09:00
Thank you. Very cool album and post!
Posted By: rockonchen Date: 03 Feb 2022 09:27:42
Could anyone tell me how to burn the ccd+img files
into a playable music disc?
Try Nero, it doesn't work.
Got a new toaster.
Posted By: HellikXs Date: 03 Feb 2022 12:08:49
@ rockonchen

It is CloneCD image, you can get it for free and try 30 days. However burning speed is limited. I am sure even CloneDVD is able to read this image.
In case you don't want any of these progs, you can always mount this image (Daemon tools works) and extract audio-only tracks.
Posted By: explorerpro Date: 03 Feb 2022 15:05:30
How can I change to FLAC? aND PLAY ON VLC
Posted By: HellikXs Date: 03 Feb 2022 15:32:11
@ explorerpro

Mount image into virtual CD-Rom (DVD-Rom/BR-Rom) and let process by some ripping program, e.g. EAC with FLAC codec set.
Posted By: tendiego Date: 03 Feb 2022 22:29:00
The RS links are all dead.
Posted By: explorerpro Date: 04 Feb 2022 15:00:32
@ HellikXs Thank you but you make simple thing to difficult
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