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Air — Le Voyage De Penelope
Album: Moon Safari
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1188









Released: 1998
Length: 2:57
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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An album I simply never tire of - wonderful
They must be Pink Floyd fans surely? Keyboards straight our of the Rick Wright repertoire.
Would like this more if it didn't posses that annoying bouncy, fluttery effect. Sparing use would be this song's friend IMO.
We've had a fair few Homer references today, from Vega's "My Name Is Calypso" to this.  Neat.
 Dianyla wrote:
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Sounds more like bath tub farts to me!!! :lol:
Hah! I'm never going to listen to this song in quite the same way, ever again.
 
*snicker*
I rated this a 3?  I don't remember doing that.  Must have been a long time ago when I was still young and ignorant.  I apologize.  I'm now older a somewhat less ignorant.  Raising that to an 8.
Spread Love not STDs

this album was the soundtrack to my romance with my now husband, John. awesome! {#Hug}
 
I've always wondered about the meaning of this song. No lyrics but a very evocative title.
Assuming that it regards the mithology entailed in Homer's "Odisseys", what could we speculate about it?
Is it the song a description of the trip that Penelope has taken after such a long waiting for his husband in Ithaca?
Or is Penelope's entire waiting process for Ulysses return itself just a long, immaginative journey that she has been through for 20 years?
I LOVE AIR. 
 richlister wrote:

STFU & MTFU

 
Not very Dude, dude, DTFU
 fredriley wrote:

When dolphins fart, does it smell? Just another of life's wee imponderables :o)

 
mary worth
 fredriley wrote:

When dolphins fart, does it smell? Just another of life's wee imponderables :o)

 
only to other dolphins.. {#Lol}
 The_Walrus wrote:
Presumably it was on one of her voyages that Penelope encountered that farting Dolphin.

 
When dolphins fart, does it smell? Just another of life's wee imponderables :o)
Presumably it was on one of her voyages that Penelope encountered that farting Dolphin.
For me this is one of the best tracks from 1990 to 2013. It has many dimensions and uses old and new styles with great success.
Don't care when it was recorded, if I am hearing it for the first time it is 'new music'.  Radio Paradise has introduced me to so much music that is new to me; some recorded now, some recorded 30 years ago.

This old vs. new crap is just that: crap.  Doesn't matter if you're talking about people or music. 
 richlister wrote:

STFU & MTFU

 
Start writing English and don't be such a rude metalfitter. At least Andy put some thought into his writing, which is an order of magnitude preferable to folk who spend all of 5 seconds writing SFAs (stupid feckin' acronyms). It's posts like his that enliven these fora and make readers think.
 AndyJ wrote:
European sounds have moved beyond the basic Buddy Holly set-up or drums, bass, rythmn and lead guitar... They now include cello, and sounds from North Africa,Latin America, Eastrn Europe, Scandinavia, China, and beyond to the Middle east, cellos, and choral arrangements... Some are successful...other not-so-much...and of course, some even go bare naked with just the artist and their "instrument"... It's a new world of music exploration, production and supply... Record companies are increasingly anachronistic...they are obsolete...artist management can now be handled by wife, spouse or long time nerd buddy who majored in business finance... sell CDs to drive ticket sales for concerts that drive new CDs and T'shirts that drive concerts...and all outside the "Establishment"... I think it is wonderful... Now we have to choose our own artists on their ow merit...Little peer pressure... and we can access via various internet sources...Sirius, Pandora, Spotify, Napster (new for) etc... Lots of sources... Me-? I like Radio Paradise because it has humans involved in the play selections...some I like, some not, some I need to think about, some are familiar as an old love... all f which make a rich experience...

 
Erudite, observant and quite witty Mr. AndyJ
 AndyJ wrote:
European sounds have moved beyond the basic Buddy Holly.... blah, blah... blah, blah, blah, musical crap no one cares about...
 
STFU & MTFU
 AndyJ wrote:
European sounds have moved beyond the basic Buddy Holly set-up or drums, bass, rythmn and lead guitar... 
 
It's probably fair to say that most music, made anywhere in the world, has moved beyond that point a long time ago.
European sounds have moved beyond the basic Buddy Holly set-up or drums, bass, rythmn and lead guitar... They now include cello, and sounds from North Africa,Latin America, Eastrn Europe, Scandinavia, China, and beyond to the Middle east, cellos, and choral arrangements... Some are successful...other not-so-much...and of course, some even go bare naked with just the artist and their "instrument"... It's a new world of music exploration, production and supply... Record companies are increasingly anachronistic...they are obsolete...artist management can now be handled by wife, spouse or long time nerd buddy who majored in business finance... sell CDs to drive ticket sales for concerts that drive new CDs and T'shirts that drive concerts...and all outside the "Establishment"... I think it is wonderful... Now we have to choose our own artists on their ow merit...Little peer pressure... and we can access via various internet sources...Sirius, Pandora, Spotify, Napster (new for) etc... Lots of sources... Me-? I like Radio Paradise because it has humans involved in the play selections...some I like, some not, some I need to think about, some are familiar as an old love... all f which make a rich experience...
 choderama wrote:
...  (maybe not by much, but it's pretty clear to me that is generally the case). 
 
All general statements are false.
I am not a fan of Sofia Coppola, but Air i like very much!
yes exactly . . . moon safari what i'm feeling
sounds great loud
choderama wrote:
...Younger people listen/accept much more past music than older people do present music (maybe not by much, but it's pretty clear to me that is generally the case)...
There are more selections on the established side of the menu. A person just venturing past hamburgers may indeed have a more ravenous appetite than a well traveled gourmand, but probably not a broader palette. Bon appetit!

Yes...liking this very much.
 snowcat wrote:

And most people under 25 are completely fixed in the present and have no memory of the past.  That's even more tragic.
 

I agree with both of you, but your example is the case a little less than the other way around. Younger people listen/accept much more past music than older people do present music (maybe not by much, but it's pretty clear to me that is generally the case). Maybe it's the old dog new tricks thing, but younger people are generally more open to all types of music.... maybe it's a generational thing too because younger people usually accept all type of people and lifestyles moreso also. The most close-minded people you will ever meet are today's grandparents. It's not necessarily a bad thing or something to try and change, but it's just the way it is.
I spoke too soon, I just said to myself, "Some 'Air' would be nice right now".... this station rocks
This is an all time favorite album, I really love AIR
How about following 'Air' with some 'Earth, Wind & Fire'? Or would that be too elemental?

Elton?
 rtrudeau wrote:

You are indeed a fool, DELTA_9_FOOLS. Judging people based on their age is just as stupid as judging them based on any other attribute, whether it's gender, race, whatever.

By the way, all the wonderful music we listen to here on Radio Paradise is selected by Bill Goldsmith — and I suspect he's just a little bit over 25.

p.s. I'm 53 and I like the track.
 
sounds more like an observation than a judgement to me. And delta 9 said 'most" not all.
 MiketheKnife wrote:
noodle noodle ploink ploink... pointless.
 
pointless is sometimes good.  wait, are you trying to make a point?  {#Tongue}
 Saliby_Br wrote:
awesome song. Perfect for the end of the day in the beach
 
Kind of yeah . . .
i like - not everything has to have a transcendent build and release - life and art sometimes is a mellow journey

i only wish it were longer as it is nice to work to

and i am a sucker for the 70's synth sounds
 MiketheKnife wrote:
noodle noodle ploink ploink... pointless.
 
that's what she said

childish ? yes indeed !


 Hinkamp wrote:
all build up, no delivery
 
that's what she said

 DELTA__9__FOOLS wrote:

Then you have overcome a hurdle that many are not able to.  Most people after age 25 are totally fixed in the past for music.  Though since the release date for this is about ten years ago now you may have enjoyed it prior to that age.  Regardless, I find a lot of negative comments on here by people who just like classic rock and other music of the period, and as soon as they hear something experimental or electronic they immediately attack it. 

 
Like rtrudeau below, I'm 52 plus I keep RP as one of my home tabs.

DELTA_9_FOOLS - I don't detect an ageism bias in the comment board.  Folk my age come here to get away from the all-oldies format - and you'll find old codgers like rtrudeau and me all over the place - lovin' the new blood and coming away will new favorites.

Nonetheless, I hope you can appreciate the beauty of tunes crafted in the 60s, 70s and 80s that Bill programs here.  My synapses fire chaotically when some of them come on.  Just like the soupcon of jazz or classical he drops in to keep everyone gingerly off-balance in a delightful way.


 DELTA__9__FOOLS wrote:

Then you have overcome a hurdle that many are not able to.  Most people after age 25 are totally fixed in the past for music.  Though since the release date for this is about ten years ago now you may have enjoyed it prior to that age.  Regardless, I find a lot of negative comments on here by people who just like classic rock and other music of the period, and as soon as they hear something experimental or electronic they immediately attack it. 

 
You are indeed a fool, DELTA_9_FOOLS. Judging people based on their age is just as stupid as judging them based on any other attribute, whether it's gender, race, whatever.

By the way, all the wonderful music we listen to here on Radio Paradise is selected by Bill Goldsmith — and I suspect he's just a little bit over 25.

p.s. I'm 53 and I like the track.
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, one would presume by the negative commentary, that this song is unpopular here, but its rating says otherwise, and I would estimate that most of the listeners here are over 25.  However, I've found that here, as just about everywhere else, people who have something negative to say will tend to do so at a higher rate than people with something positive to say.  Well, that's been my observation; I've yet to conduct clinical trials.
 
I'm 40, hadn't heard of Air before oh about 2 years ago (here on RP) - and LIKE them - does that make me odd ?


asking for trouble .
Still a great, great, track!  I love it.
El 4 que puse es por la CARATULA... no me gusto el tema..!!
Downgrading from Ho-Hum to Sucko-Barfo.
 DELTA__9__FOOLS wrote:
Then you have overcome a hurdle that many are not able to.  Most people after age 25 are totally fixed in the past for music.  Though since the release date for this is about ten years ago now you may have enjoyed it prior to that age.  Regardless, I find a lot of negative comments on here by people who just like classic rock and other music of the period, and as soon as they hear something experimental or electronic they immediately attack it. 
 
Yes, one would presume by the negative commentary, that this song is unpopular here, but its rating says otherwise, and I would estimate that most of the listeners here are over 25.  However, I've found that here, as just about everywhere else, people who have something negative to say will tend to do so at a higher rate than people with something positive to say.  Well, that's been my observation; I've yet to conduct clinical trials.


awesome song. Perfect for the end of the day in the beach
 ssg wrote:

Reminds me Blade Runner soundtrack.

 
Except the Blade Runner soundtrack wasn't painfully annoying.

Penelope waits twenty years for the final
return of her husband  Odysseus

Reminds me Blade Runner soundtrack.


 DELTA__9__FOOLS wrote:

Most people after age 25 are totally fixed in the past for music.
 
And most people under 25 are completely fixed in the present and have no memory of the past.  That's even more tragic.
davidyoull wrote:

I'm over 30 and I like it. Obviously, I'm ... um... over 30 and I like it.


Then you have overcome a hurdle that many are not able to.  Most people after age 25 are totally fixed in the past for music.  Though since the release date for this is about ten years ago now you may have enjoyed it prior to that age.  Regardless, I find a lot of negative comments on here by people who just like classic rock and other music of the period, and as soon as they hear something experimental or electronic they immediately attack it. 

 DELTA__9__FOOLS wrote:

Obviously you're over 30.

 
I'm over 30 and I like it. Obviously, I'm ... um... over 30 and I like it.

 Zweiblumen wrote:
I like this album a lot. A lot of it is weird, a lot of it as a sort of neo-70's sound to it, especially the tracks with lots of mellow brass.

Good stuff.
 
Sexy Boy is outstanding.

{#Music}
 ThePoose wrote:


Yeah, Funeral for a Friend gone wrong.
 
Funny!
Chi_Guy wrote:
"Air" is about right...this stuff is weightless, with a little luck it will just dissolve and go away.


Obviously you're over 30.

One of the best albums to come out of France ever IMO, which is saying a lot.
:frustrated: "Air" is about right...this stuff is weightless, with a little luck it will just dissolve and go away.
robco1 wrote:
SHUT YOUR MOUTH! I'm talkin' 'bout . . . :devil_pimp:
...the private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks.
I've heard some good tracks from this cd. I'm putting this one in the same category.
MrDill wrote:
Oooh I reckon this would mix well with somewhere down the crazy river by Robbie Robertson :music:
I think you are on to something......
FeydBaron wrote:
I keep waiting for some one to say "Shaft, he's one bad..."
SHUT YOUR MOUTH! I'm talkin' 'bout . . . :devil_pimp:
jpfueler wrote:
Penelope Pitstop?
Penelope Pissedoff!
My brain is vibrating. Again... :-)
noodle noodle ploink ploink... pointless.
all build up, no delivery
Penelope Pitstop?
Oooh I reckon this would mix well with somewhere down the crazy river by Robbie Robertson :music:
I keep waiting for some one to say "Shaft, he's one bad..."
diane wrote:
Being in a totally immature mood, I'm renaming this "Les Farts de Penelope". do that?>
''Fart'' in French means ski wax; the word fart as a noun in French is ''pet'' (the verb is ''péter.) Alors, vous voulez dire ''Les Pets de Pénélope.''
Mari wrote: Cool'n'horny synth davin wrote:
horny synth??!?!?!?!?!?!?
What an image! :lol:
kazoo wrote:
Sounds a bit like the Captain & Tennille's loving muskrat has gotten into some good stuff... man!
''Sammy's so skinny...''
horstman wrote:
Sounds kinda like Elton John on Acid.
Yeah, Funeral for a Friend gone wrong.
nice segue
The perfect music for the final bedscene in a teenage movie (you know, where the protagonist finally nails his adored one)
Is this going somewhere?
Gotta love this stuff.
Mari wrote:
Cool'n'horny synth :cool:
horny synth??!?!?!?!?!?!?
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Sounds more like bath tub farts to me!!! :lol:
Hah! I'm never going to listen to this song in quite the same way, ever again.
fretman wrote:
the "trombone in a blender" synth part grows tiresome after enough iterations.
Sounds more like bath tub farts to me!!! :lol:
the "trombone in a blender" synth part grows tiresome after enough iterations.
Cool'n'horny synth :cool:
I think their best is on "10.000 hertz legend" and "talkie walkie"
Air pumps out some of the coolest sounding tracks, I swear.
Hmmm, Just because the synthesizer can make those noises, does that make them okay to use randomly? Sounds like my high school music room in the early 70's. ELP, Kraftwerk, et al have moved past this stuff over 30 years ago, and at their best, they played what "fit" the song. (I'm sorry to be so negative lately, but that is how I hear this...) Neil
Sounds kinda like Elton John on Acid.
Pink Floyd should be proud. Most excellent tune from the Airheads.
Sounds a bit like the Captain & Tennille's loving muskrat has gotten into some good stuff... man!
ceverett wrote:
I passed some air earlier that sounded better than this.
This song SOUNDS like passed air. :ass:
This album is pretty good overall--a bit uneven in places. Doesn't approach the chill factor of Zero 7 or Conure One, though.
ceverett wrote:
I passed some air earlier that sounded better than this.
i like air's music, but i have to admit that this comment was funny. :cheesygrin:
Submarine voyage?
... Rippin'Trippin'T'rrific Track! ... :chillpill: ...
I like this album a lot. A lot of it is weird, a lot of it as a sort of neo-70's sound to it, especially the tracks with lots of mellow brass. Good stuff.
diane wrote:
Being in a totally immature mood, I'm renaming this "Les Farts de Penelope". do that?>
In the spirit of adolescents everywhere, nicely done.
ceverett wrote:
I passed some air earlier that sounded better than this.
nice
I passed some air earlier that sounded better than this.
hmph. First time I've heard an Air song that didn't do crap for me.
:bounce: :bounce:
Being in a totally immature mood, I'm renaming this "Les Farts de Penelope". do that?>
Wow ... the Captain and Tennille finally got those muscrats to link up.
the_Jake likes this one :jump: :bounce: :jump:
Joyfulchristine wrote:
If it does, this has to be an imaginary voyage, since she didn't get to go anywhere, but had to stay at home and keep the kingdom togther while Odysseus was away.
she may not have physically gone anywhere but she certainly went on an emotional journey. Fancy waiting 20 years for your man to come back? or indeed having to fend off all the debris that collects around a rich attractive woman? Then she had to prove to Odysseus that she still loved him!
cds wrote:
The intro sounds like the soundtrack to Blade Runner :lol:
Not a bad thing! But please, only the Vangelis version.
:bounce:
:)
Originally Posted by Antigone: Does anyone know if this refer to Odysseus' Penelope?
If it does, this has to be an imaginary voyage, since she didn't get to go anywhere, but had to stay at home and keep the kingdom togther while Odysseus was away.
This reminds me of the 'phasing' tricks done by freeform DJ's at KSAN, KPPC, and the other acid stations... It was achieved by synching two turntables and then retarding or accelerating one of them. 'Time' was always good for a phased segue into someting - 'I'm A Man' or ? I kinda miss it since I haven't heard it done in decades. I wonder how long that is in dinosaur years?
Originally Posted by tomnam: Love the hell out of this tune - sounds like the soundtrack to some bitchn' movie I've got to see. I bought this cd (Moon Safari) after hearing this on RP - it's not the kinda stuff I would normally buy, glad I did. :D
Thanks for the tip. Might have to dig out a few nickels to buy this one.
Originally Posted by Nikk0: They did the whole soundtrack, actually, and it's every bit as good as "Moon Safari". If you like those two, I'd recommend checking out "Premiers SymptÃŽmes", a nice compilation of early releases.
You think so? The Virgin Suicides soundtrack is ok, but Moon Safari is of a different league, I always thought. Ok, ok, I will listen to the soundtrack a second time (my closet is so full of cd's...) :)
The intro sounds like the soundtrack to Blade Runner :lol:
I really love the sound of Air. And I'm not saying that because they're french too ! ;)
Love the hell out of this tune - sounds like the soundtrack to some bitchn\' movie I\'ve got to see. I bought this cd (Moon Safari) after hearing this on RP - it\'s not the kinda stuff I would normally buy, glad I did. :D
Very nice sound. :)
Man! Listen to those synth sounds!
Originally Posted by bendoh: AIR IS SO FSCKING AWESOME
wow, so it'll repair and check file systems? cool!
Originally Posted by jorisbleys: They did part of the soundtrack of "The Virgin Suicides" too, if I'm not mistaken.
They did the whole soundtrack, actually, and it's every bit as good as "Moon Safari". If you like those two, I'd recommend checking out "Premiers SymptÃŽmes", a nice compilation of early releases.
AIR IS SO FSCKING AWESOME
Music rarely stir me up emotionally like it did when I was a lot younger. This does though. Good stuff! :D
If you don\'t own the album, click that link at the top of the page and buy it RIGHT NOW. Amazing stuff this is.
This song is of the album \"Moon Safari\" and it is the one preceding 10000hz Legend. They did part of the soundtrack of \"The Virgin Suicides\" too, if I\'m not mistaken. \"Playground Love\" is part of that soundtrack and great too ... But it seems the new album (10000hz legend) is not that great, \"Moon Safari\" was \"trop grand\" !!! ;)