Early works by French duo reissued this summer...

AIR return with a mini album of early, rare material called ‘Premiers Symptomes’ on August 23.

The track list is:

‘Modular Mix’ ‘Casanova 70’ ‘Les Professionnels’ ‘J’ai Dormi Sous L’Eau’ ‘Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi’ ‘Californie’ ‘Gordini Mix (Brakes On Mix)’


‘Modular Mix’ was Air‘s first release – a track on the 1995 compilation ‘ScourceLab1’, also their first single on Source and later on Mo’Wax. The track is inspired by architect/visionary Le Corbusier‘s concept of the “modulor man”. Modular man was the being that Le Corbusier imagined would inhabit one of his modular housing blocks.

‘Casanova 70’ was their second release on Source in 1996 while the ‘Premiers Symptomes’ EP was originally released in 1997, before Air‘s ‘Moon Safari’ period. The remaining tracks are additions to the original version: ‘Californie’ was originally recorded for a flexi disc for fashion designer Agnes B and the ‘Gordini Mix’ was done for Alex Gopher.

A limited edition enhanced CD version will include video shot last year during the ‘Moon Safari’ tour.


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