Listen & Learn: Air

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Air’s name comes from the initials A.I.R.

In French, it stands for “Amour, Imagination, Rêve,” which translates to “love, imagination and dream.”

Their music is like electronic, rock and lounge music.

The two band members are from France.

Jean-Benoit Dunkell is in charge of vocals, piano, synthesizer, vibraphone, etc. Nicolas Godin is in charge of vocals, guitar, bass, koto, shamisen, etc.

They met at college, in Paris in 1995.

Their music is influenced by 70’s movie soundtracks.

In 1998, they released their 1st album “Moon Safari.”

Very soon, they were working with movie director Sofia Coppola.

Her father, Francis Ford Coppola is a very famous movie director.

Air’s music was included in Sofia Coppola’s  “The Virgin Suicides” in 2000, and in “Lost in Translation” in 2003.

In 2007, they released the album “Pocket Symphony.”

That album was influenced by Japanese culture.

Since then, their popularity has continued to grow around the world.

I like their music because I think  it’s very interesting and relaxing。

I think French and Japanese art are very similar.

I think both countries have a very unique culture and language, and their art is influenced by their beautiful environment.

“Alone In Kyoto”

 

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“People In the City”

 

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People in the city

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People in the city

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

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People in the city

On the sidewalk

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Near the street lamp

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At the bus stop

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Down the station

people in the city

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

Moving watching working sleeping


Driving walking talking smiling

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“Tropical Disease”

Woman


Woman

Make me feel warm inside

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 “Mer Du Japon”

 

J’en perds la raison

(I lost my mind)


Dans la mer du Japon

(In the Sea of Japan)

J’en perds la raison

(I lost my mind)
Dans la mer du Japon

(In the Sea of Japan)

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 “Playground Love”

I’m a high school lover, and you’re my favorite flavor 


Love is all, all my soul 


You’re my playground love

Yet my hands are shaking


I feel my body remains, themes no matter, I’m on fire 


On the playground, love

You’re the piece of gold the flushes all my soul


Extra time, on the ground 


You’re my playground love

Anytime, anyway,


You’re my playground love

 

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“Jai Dormi Sous I’eau”

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