The new Air album Le Voyage Dans La Lune arrives this week, and the full album is available as a stream courtesy of NPR Music. It’s inspired by the film Le Voyage Dans La Lune by Georges Méliès, and translates to "A Trip to the Moon" in English. Air originally created a 14-minute soundtrack to a short film, but eventually turned it into a full album of material. Le Voyage Dans La Lune will be a limited edition run of 70,000 copies and include a DVD of the film; it also features a guest appearance by Victoria Legrand (Beach House) and a song titled "Who Am I Now?" with lyrics written by Au Revoir Simone.
"Commissioned in conjunction with the priceless and painstaking restoration of the groundbreaking 1902 science-fiction film of the same name, Le Voyage Dans La Lune (translation: A Trip To The Moon) provides a springily modern supplement to a work of massive historical import. Listening to the soundtrack, and especially watching the restored film, it's as if Air wants to serve notice that Georges Méliès' work was exactly 110 years ahead of its time," reads the NPR Music description of Le Voyage Dans La Lune.
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