LATE NIGHT TALES (180G 2LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl UK
Air’s entry for the LateNightTales series finally available on vinyl. Half-speed remastered for optimum audiophile reproduction and pressed on virgin 180 gram vinyl. Includes code for download of the full mix plus all unmixed tracks.
Let's be honest – French chill-out masters Air were never going to have any trouble blending a sophisticated mix of mood-enhancing rock and pop for the soul. Opening with 'All Cats Are Grey' by The Cure (from the start of their dark Trilogy - Faith: nothing like starting as you mean to go on), it soon swoops into even trippier territory with 'Planet Caravan' by Black Sabbath (from their 1970 album Paranoid) and into Nino Rota's ultra-eery 'O Venezia, Venaga, Venusia (from the original soundtrack to '76 art-house classic 'Il Casanova di Fellini, slowly but surely it takes in tracks from The Band, Japan, Scott Walker and Lee Hazlewood. As melancholic as it is after-dark dreamy, you can rest assured that there's no JLS in the mix here. [info from label]