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Air — Talisman
Album: Moon Safari
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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I hope this puts a smile on your face.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWgApS...
From Subterranean Homesick Alien to Talisman!

That's great DJ'ing!
 uksminas wrote:
 
Korgi?
Sometimes you can't really analyze too much. You have to close your eyes as you listen, and ask yourself, "how do I feel?" 

I feel fine... 

Nice! 
Not hard this before! Will look them up.
This band knows how to grip my soul.
When a song grabs you within molecules of the first notes and atoms between the notes, it's TEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
excellent way to start out the workday. 
Went to a concert at the Barrymore in Madison, WI and the main act was very late, so the sound crew played Air and Zero7 while we waited after the opening act. Best takeaway from that night...
 DrLex wrote:
This is definitely one of my desert island albums.

 
I like eating dessert to this!
Still as good as new. One to play at ones own funeral, perhaps.
 lizardking wrote:

I wonder what the German word for "Segway" is - since it's a product, probably the same thing.

Is Übergang the German word for 'segue' - which BillG is UBER good at, right GANG?

 

Segway is Segway in german! :-}



 


 joe-1 wrote:
Love the perfect mix with the previous song Hooverphonic - Renaissance Affair and the Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale segway. Impressive! Fantastic stuff! 

 
I wonder what the German word for "Segway" is - since it's a product, probably the same thing.

Is Übergang the German word for 'segue' - which BillG is UBER good at, right GANG?


 TerryS wrote:
I had a Talisman beer last night at a Pokey Lafarge concert, a tad grapefruity, too much Citra hops, I guess...........the beer, not Pokey, he was in fine form;
And now, back to your program 

Yet: For those who are interested, the beer was by Strangefellows, so totally in keeping with the crowd.  The gal (yes, she was a buxom flame haired beauty,) was from the House of Slitherin, as in slithering all over her boyfriend, around over and between - how is that even possible?
Meanwhile her girlfriend was doing her best to insinuate herself into the Gordonian knot. Oh, to be 25 again. 

 
Good on you, mate.
The perfect segue from Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien . . .
What the hell is a "Pokey Lafarge", TerryS? Sounds like something from Our Gang/Little Rascals... ~8^ /
This is definitely one of my desert island albums.
I had a Talisman beer last night at a Pokey Lafarge concert, a tad grapefruity, too much Citra hops, I guess...........the beer, not Pokey, he was in fine form;
And now, back to your program 

Yet: For those who are interested, the beer was by Strangefellows, so totally in keeping with the crowd.  The gal (yes, she was a buxom flame haired beauty,) was from the House of Slitherin, as in slithering all over her boyfriend, around over and between - how is that even possible?
Meanwhile her girlfriend was doing her best to insinuate herself into the Gordonian knot. Oh, to be 25 again. 
Luv this CD soooo chill!
 
Yes! {#Music}
Zero 7's older brother {#Sunny}
 Love this comment board, I heard the Weller opening line, and wondered if anyone else did too...sho 'nuff!
 1wolfy wrote:
Special to me because I grew up on Talisman street. {#Meditate}

 
Please supply the exact address so we can all look it up on google maps.  
Special to me because I grew up on Talisman street. {#Meditate}
Yay, the playlist is back! {#Biggrin}
seems to listen some old group CAMEL (moonmadness, mirage...)
 Carl wrote:
Let's say you have mild insomnia. Include this and a few other select RP favorites in a playlist along with other chill songs, and you'll doze off in no time. My list included Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien until recently, when I dropped it in favor of Nellie McKay's Body and Soul (live from Piano Jazz - 2010). Also, Zero 7 In the Waiting Line, and Destiny, Morcheeba Slow Down, Air All I Need and La Femme d'Argent, Nellie's Manhattan Avenue, Suitcase Song, Meditation, If I Ever Had a Dream, Close Your Eyes, I Remember You, and Just One of These Things, Hooverphonic You Love Me to Death (with a few others, maybe), and Serafina Steer Night Before Mutiny, played in scrambled order. If you can make it through more than three of these in bed, you're a hopeless insomniac!

 
Falling aslepp or staying awake could depend on whether or not someone else were in bed with you; after all, that is a pretty smooth playlist.
 Carl wrote:
Let's say you have mild insomnia. Include this and a few other select RP favorites in a playlist along with other chill songs, and you'll doze off in no time. My list included Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien until recently, when I dropped it in favor of Nellie McKay's Body and Soul (live from Piano Jazz - 2010). Also, Zero 7 In the Waiting Line, and Destiny, Morcheeba Slow Down, Air All I Need and La Femme d'Argent, Nellie's Manhattan Avenue, Suitcase Song, Meditation, If I Ever Had a Dream, Close Your Eyes, I Remember You, and Just One of These Things, Hooverphonic You Love Me to Death (with a few others, maybe), and Serafina Steer Night Before Mutiny, played in scrambled order. If you can make it through more than three of these in bed, you're a hopeless insomniac!

 
Nice playlist.
Let's say you have mild insomnia. Include this and a few other select RP favorites in a playlist along with other chill songs, and you'll doze off in no time. My list included Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien until recently, when I dropped it in favor of Nellie McKay's Body and Soul (live from Piano Jazz - 2010). Also, Zero 7 In the Waiting Line, and Destiny, Morcheeba Slow Down, Air All I Need and La Femme d'Argent, Nellie's Manhattan Avenue, Suitcase Song, Meditation, If I Ever Had a Dream, Close Your Eyes, I Remember You, and Just One of These Things, Hooverphonic You Love Me to Death (with a few others, maybe), and Serafina Steer Night Before Mutiny, played in scrambled order. If you can make it through more than three of these in bed, you're a hopeless insomniac!
Air, Zero 7, Hooverphonic; all great bands I discovered here.  Ironic that 35 years ago those bands would have driven me batty in 90 seconds.  Or maybe no so ironic -- 35 years gives plenty of opportunity to change.
{#Heartkiss}  8 >>>> 9
Everbody in my spaceship......
French Band
 oldsaxon wrote:
this song will most definitely be played in a loop on the bridge of my airship, should I ever get it built.
 
Well, at least you have some of the music picked out; Godspeed on building your airship.
 joe-1 wrote:
Love the perfect mix with the previous song Hooverphonic - Renaissance Affair and the Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale segway. Impressive! Fantastic stuff! 
 
aw, you spoiled the surprise. But yeah, nice set.
Love the perfect mix with the previous song Hooverphonic - Renaissance Affair and the Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale segway. Impressive! Fantastic stuff! 
..soaring sootheness..
Just love the "music search" facility!  28 other tracks in the Library - more please Bill! I just LOVE Air and Zero 7. {#Yes}
I keep waiting for "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" or "Across 110th Street."
this song will most definitely be played in a loop on the bridge of my airship, should I ever get it built.
 dsd wrote:
In the most subjective opinion I can muster, I find this to be pretty darn good, alright?
 
Aaaahiet!
In the most subjective opinion I can muster, I find this to be pretty darn good, alright?
 
Always dug the hook on this; so evocative — inspires such dreamy mindscapes...
 Good call yellowfish - You're referring to 'You do something to me' of course. similar progression, but I think Air have their own vibe going on which differentiates them and also the utilisation of electronica further separates them from Wellers more earthy approach to things.

yellowfish wrote:
The theme sounds to me a lot like a particular Paul Weller song. 5 notes...hard not to imitate somebody, sometime, somewhere.

 
 


Excellent!
The theme sounds to me a lot like a particular Paul Weller song. 5 notes...hard not to imitate somebody, sometime, somewhere.

 
Very nice.
 fredriley wrote:

Fair enough, but in that case it wouldn't be libertarian. Freedom includes the freedom to be insulting and profane, or it's not freedom. Discuss.

 

Interesting comment.  Perhaps that is why I prefaced libertarian with 'my'.  Libertarianism defines freedom with respect to the State or perhaps the States of others who send their armies, for example.  

 

Nobody is suggesting that the government regulate the use of profanity on privately hosted web-sites.  It is understood that people do and should use social interaction to influence the use of profanity.  In the absence of State intervention, that interaction in principle precludes violence. Once violence including property destruction manifests itself, the State is rarely far behind.

Even radical Libertarians would agree that throwing insults in public must be limited by the force of law due to the value of reputations.  Hence the nuanced treatment of private insults versus very public insults.  

 

 


 Sloggydog wrote:

Yes, yes.  Red is the new black - c%nt is the new f@ck or perhaps I miss the point entirely and am making my own that the power of words should not be underestimated and the effective use of profanity is an equal skill to any other style of expression.
 

Well put.  I agree absolutely.  Deploying profanity effectively in some circles takes skill and social sensitivity.  In others not.  

Question is: should traditional peoples who suffer some sort of injury upon hearing profanity in their presence be made to suffer the indignity and general lack of respect?  It is one way of communicating disrespect.

Secular materialism does not have to be disrespectful to traditional approaches to what works out to be essentially social cohesion.

I suppose this is all linked to my own personal concerns about violent colonialism and other forms of resource appropriation such as demographic flooding.  I understand the temptation to exploit the weaknesses of other peoples; other peoples' weaknesses are like the irresistible pull of sex or the call of highly addictive narcotics.  Unfortunately the dominating party often suffers too.  Invading and occupying somebody else's territory is no longer as profitable as it once was. 

 

 


Love this! Please more Air!
Great
 fredriley wrote:

Fair enough, but in that case it wouldn't be libertarian. Freedom includes the freedom to be insulting and profane, or it's not freedom. Discuss.
 
Yes, yes.  Red is the new black - c%nt is the new f@ck or perhaps I miss the point entirely and am making my own that the power of words should not be underestimated and the effective use of profanity is an equal skill to any other style of expression.
We Like This Guy: fredriley wrote:

Fair enough, but in that case it wouldn't be libertarian. Freedom includes the freedom to be insulting and profane, or it's not freedom. Discuss.
 


Nice and smooth....
 westslope wrote:
The banalization of profanity is a relatively new, recent development.  I don't know what to think.  Unlike many liberal and left-wing bullies, I abhor shoving this sort of symbolic trash down the throats of conservative, traditional peoples.  My libertarian utopia does not include gratuitously disrespecting people.
 
Fair enough, but in that case it wouldn't be libertarian. Freedom includes the freedom to be insulting and profane, or it's not freedom. Discuss.

BUMPing Mr.: dstrickler wrote:
I got exposed to "AIr" via RP, and really like it for a breath of fresh... err.. air amongst the other music I listen to. Thanks to RP for exposing me to many bands I would never hear played on commercial radio. That's why I donate to them, and why, if you haven't, you should too.
 


I got exposed to "AIr" via RP, and really like it for a breath of fresh... err.. air amongst the other music I listen to. Thanks to RP for exposing me to many bands I would never hear played on commercial radio. That's why I donate to them, and why, if you haven't, you should too.
Always liked Air.
 Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
 

It's a band called "Air", off their 1998 album called "Moon Safari". BTW, the song is entitled "Talisman"... awesum hey?   {#Cheesygrin}
I love this band - They're so mellow; am I just getting old?
 
 ri_shelton wrote:
This is a song I'd insist on playing in the car, while my friend's 19-year-old know-it-all sits in the back seat. You see, his window for musical taste is so tiny (basically, Jimi Hendrix or nothing), that I feel I must torture him with song after song from RP. One day, the world will thank me, as this kid wants to be a U.S. President, based on his awesome guitar experience I suppose!
 
I really find it strange to be living in a world where 50 something year old relics like me are constantly trying to expand their musical experience while 19 year old kids are listening to nothing but a guitarist (admittedly, probably the best one there has ever been) who has been dead all these many, many years.

Weird - but I like their "AIRy" sound!
 C019740 wrote:
I played this at wallmart on one of those electronic keyboards.
 
That rules.

 westslope wrote:

The banalization of profanity is a relatively new, recent development.  I don't know what to think.  Unlike many liberal and left-wing bullies, I abhor shoving this sort of symbolic trash down the throats of conservative, traditional peoples.  My libertarian utopia does not include gratuitously disrespecting people.

 
That is bollocks.
 Pharlap wrote:
Godlike defined
 
totally agree
Godlike defined
 sirdroseph wrote:


Actually if I ran the site, I would welcome these types of comments; take note of them and make sure and play this song more often! It is kind of a Darth Sidious type of thing; feeding off of hate, ya know?{#Lol} BTW, I like this song.

 

{#Lol} 

Air is a guilty pleasure for me.  I know, I need to get out more.
Yawn... Snore...

Blech!
This is a song I'd insist on playing in the car, while my friend's 19-year-old know-it-all sits in the back seat. You see, his window for musical taste is so tiny (basically, Jimi Hendrix or nothing), that I feel I must torture him with song after song from RP. One day, the world will thank me, as this kid wants to be a U.S. President, based on his awesome guitar experience I suppose!
I approve this message.
 crockydile wrote:
Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
 
If I were Bill, I would disable your account and send you an email that said, "It's our website, that's what it is!" Guess Bill is a nicer guy than I am.

{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Nyah}{#Nyah}{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Moon}{#Ass}
 
nicer, and not as priggish too.
 westslope wrote:

I sympathize Gorgeous Ned but look around you.  Pick up a copy of the Globe and Mail.  You might find a few articles using the word "fuck", perhaps quoting sentiments of venture capitalists, where any easy, quick rewrite would have communicated the same message sans profanity.

The banalization of profanity is a relatively new, recent development.  I don't know what to think.  Unlike many liberal and left-wing bullies, I abhor shoving this sort of symbolic trash down the throats of conservative, traditional peoples.  My libertarian utopia does not include gratuitously disrespecting people.



 
English please.

I played this at wallmart on one of those electronic keyboards.
Such a cool song. Transports me away from wherever I am every time!
Twelve years later this album is still in my collection and gets played regularly! 
Nice, although their newer stuff is better in my opinion... but I like this album too!
 handsomened wrote:
Mr. Articulate wrote:

Bill and
Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
  I guess I should know better but I am still surprised by how people choose to express their opinion over  . . . what, a piece of music? 

 

I sympathize Gorgeous Ned but look around you.  Pick up a copy of the Globe and Mail.  You might find a few articles using the word "fuck", perhaps quoting sentiments of venture capitalists, where any easy, quick rewrite would have communicated the same message sans profanity.

The banalization of profanity is a relatively new, recent development.  I don't know what to think.  Unlike many liberal and left-wing bullies, I abhor shoving this sort of symbolic trash down the throats of conservative, traditional peoples.  My libertarian utopia does not include gratuitously disrespecting people.



 crockydile wrote:
Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
 
If I were Bill, I would disable your account and send you an email that said, "It's our website, that's what it is!" Guess Bill is a nicer guy than I am.

{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Nyah}{#Nyah}{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Moon}{#Ass}
 

Actually if I ran the site, I would welcome these types of comments; take note of them and make sure and play this song more often! It is kind of a Darth Sidious type of thing; feeding off of hate, ya know?{#Lol} BTW, I like this song.

Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
 
If I were Bill, I would disable your account and send you an email that said, "It's our website, that's what it is!" Guess Bill is a nicer guy than I am.

{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Nyah}{#Nyah}{#Moon}{#Ass}{#Moon}{#Ass}


 Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
 
Paul: you're giving Milwaukee a bad name! Air is a fantastic band. Perhaps you simply need to open your ears — and your mind — a little.

 Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
It's music Paul.
It's why we listen to RP.


 Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
 
What a "meditative" question that is.


We are scheduled to get some Air down San Diego way March 27th.  Hmm?  I think I might be needing some Air about then.
 handsomened wrote:
. . . what, a piece of music? 

 

Yeah and a good one .. for the ears©


© Romeotuma



Bill and
Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
  I guess I should know better but I am still surprised by how people choose to express their opinion over  . . . what, a piece of music? 

 Cellocaster_Paul wrote:
Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
 
it's Air, the French band. have a listen.

Bill and Rebecca,
What the fuck is this?? 
chill is key
{#Smile}
My favourite Song on this album... so relaxing and chill...
I love the CD on a drive or "chillin".  True of most Air.
 doctec wrote:

The album came out in 1998, I think the retro sound was/is deliberate.  Check out "Talkie Walkie," IMO their best album to date.
 
Talkie Walkie was a great record, but a few songs on The Virgin Suicides soundtrack are my favorite tracks from them.  Playground Love is sublime.

Opening chord progression calls to mind both You Do Something to Me (P. Weller) and Desireless (Eagle-Eye Cherry)
 jagdriver wrote:
Nice segue:

Madrugada - Hands Up - I Love You

         â–Œ

Air - Talisman

 
Agreed.

Not as nice of a segue: 

 Talisman

     â–Œ

Coldplay - Violet Hill
Nice segue:

Madrugada - Hands Up - I Love You

         â–Œ

Air - Talisman



 grandkrok wrote:
Hi fellows,
If u want something about the AIR french band, it's here..
So the debut album is "Moon safary" and it was broadcasted in 1998 !!!!! Yes, so old !!
It's quite difficult to know the label, the only stuff I can read on the sleeve  is : REVOLVAIR/mca/Polygram for the international, and that address in Paris : SOURCE 13 rue Payenne F 75003 PARIS +331 44 78 82 78. ( a division of Virgin records)
But after that beginning, the duet performed more sounds :
"10 000 Hz legend" is more electronical + "Everybody Hertz" a remix made by other artists, all was out in 2001 (Source/virgin)
And after that : "Taltkie Walkie" out by 2004 (still Source/Virgin) - (they said in interview it's a french joke about walky talky, we're a bit trisomic about english).
So, the  more I love is that film soundtrack " the virgin suicide" of Sofia Coppola... if you want oldies keyboards sounds, it's for you !!
Maybe they made a new album... recently I listen to something else.. Keep On.

 
Thanks grandkrok,

I do hope that all the Radio Paradise listeners know that they can get information on all the bands that RP plays by clicking on the Artist Website button, the Wikipedia Entry button, and the Artist Info (AMG) button which are all located under the rating area, just above the comment section.
Hi fellows,
If u want something about the AIR french band, it's here..
So the debut album is "Moon safary" and it was broadcasted in 1998 !!!!! Yes, so old !!
It's quite difficult to know the label, the only stuff I can read on the sleeve  is : REVOLVAIR/mca/Polygram for the international, and that address in Paris : SOURCE 13 rue Payenne F 75003 PARIS +331 44 78 82 78. ( a division of Virgin records)
But after that beginning, the duet performed more sounds :
"10 000 Hz legend" is more electronical + "Everybody Hertz" a remix made by other artists, all was out in 2001 (Source/virgin)
And after that : "Taltkie Walkie" out by 2004 (still Source/Virgin) - (they said in interview it's a french joke about walky talky, we're a bit trisomic about english).
So, the  more I love is that film soundtrack " the virgin suicide" of Sofia Coppola... if you want oldies keyboards sounds, it's for you !!
Maybe they made a new album... recently I listen to something else.. Keep On.

 linden wrote:
Is Rockford Files on?

I suppose somewhere in the world ...
 
somewhere in the world ...


a phones rings - a tape plays -

"hi this is Jim leave a message at the beep "

beeeeeep

" Jim, thanks for taking little Billy fishing. He had a great time. Turns out he wasn't even really seasick. Um, have you ever had chicken pox? "


This is one groovy-ass album.  thank you for moving beyond La Femme D'Argent.

 doctec wrote:

The album came out in 1998, I think the retro sound was/is deliberate.  Check out "Talkie Walkie," IMO their best album to date.
 
I eventually looked them up on Wikipedia, and as you say they're a recent band with a very serious retro sound. I bought this CD and as it didn't have a date on it assumed that it really was from the 70s as it sounds (some numbers even have vocoders!), so it was quite a (pleasant) shock to learn that they're a modern outfit.


Reminds me of hot summer nights on Samus (Greek Isles) chilling with a beer and friends
Is Rockford Files on?

I suppose somewhere in the world ...
Just did the click-through and ordered this...can't wait!
 chyk5 wrote:
I thought the intro was the melody from Paul Weller's "You Do Something To Me".
 
me too - catches me everytime.

 fredriley wrote:
Although this and another track on the album are nice, the rest is seriously retro - they even use a vocoder (look it up, kids). There's no production date on the CD sleeve notes so I've no idea when it was recorded, but it surely sounds late 70s airport music, or soundtrack music for a Gerry Anderson sci-fi show like UFO.
 
The album came out in 1998, I think the retro sound was/is deliberate.  Check out "Talkie Walkie," IMO their best album to date.


 songbirdfemme wrote:
I think thats the way kids these days are dancing

 
peyotecoyote wrote:


yeh, I never really "got" the cover art either. 
 
 
From what I've seen of freaking, they don't stand that far apart!

 peyotecoyote wrote:


yeh, I never really "got" the cover art either. 
 
I don't think there is anything to "get"...It just is

I think thats the way kids these days are dancing

 
peyotecoyote wrote:


yeh, I never really "got" the cover art either. 
 


 Frater_Kork wrote:
I wonder why the guys on the cover are posed like plastic action men from a sports game of a bygone era....
 

yeh, I never really "got" the cover art either. 
Although this and another track on the album are nice, the rest is seriously retro - they even use a vocoder (look it up, kids). There's no production date on the CD sleeve notes so I've no idea when it was recorded, but it surely sounds late 70s airport music, or soundtrack music for a Gerry Anderson sci-fi show like UFO.
Where am I going?
 zakalwe wrote:

Heh, and one of my "train" tunes. After a day at work, sitting in the train, my head against the window, watching the scenery roll by...
 
This is great travel music.  Unfortunately I left my copy in the CD player of a rental car!  Gotta get another copy...

I wonder why the guys on the cover are posed like plastic action men from a sports game of a bygone era....
 spraehbuer wrote:

Funny, this is one of my "airplane" tunes. after the stress at the airport I listen to it on the plane while watching the clouds
. . . till I fall asleep


 
Heh, and one of my "train" tunes. After a day at work, sitting in the train, my head against the window, watching the scenery roll by...


RP, please play this again soon. I was in the shower and missed it! "Lost in Kyoto" (from "Lost in Translation" soundtrack) is excellent. I'm eager to hear more from this album and artist. (click here) (click here) (click here) (click here) Come visit me for more recommendations... (click here)
I'm thinking that I've liked every track played from this CD. Sweet.
Haunting
I thought the intro was the melody from Paul Weller's "You Do Something To Me".