Air have joined forces with Victoria Legrand of Beach House on a song called ‘Seven Stars’. Scroll down to the listen.
In 2010, Air were commissioned to provide a new soundtrack to a hand coloured version of Georges Méliès 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune (Journey To The Moon).
Discovered in 1993, the coloured print was restored and premiered this year at the Cannes Film Festival in France, with Air‘s soundtrack. Air decided to extend the soundtrack into a full album, which as well as Legrand, features vocals from Au Revoir Simone.
The album, ‘Le Voyage Dans La Lune’, is due for release on February 6, 2012. It is the French band’s seventh album and their first since 2009’s ‘Love 2’. Air’s Nicolas Godin said of the album: “‘A Trip to the Moon’ is undoubtedly more organic than most of our past projects. We wanted it to sound ‘handmade and knocked together’, a bit like Méliès’ special effects. Everything is played live and like Méliès’ film, our soundtrack is nourished by living art.”
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