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Air — Mer Du Japon
Album: Pocket Symphony
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Released: 2007
Length: 3:00
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J'en perds la raison
Dans la mer du Japon

J'en perds la raison
Dans la mer du Japon
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 Proclivities wrote:

You've apparently never heard that stuff Maurice Chevalier did with Black Sabbath.  Maurice died 1/1/1972.

 
Could someone provide references?
I was living in Tokyo when this came out, but I'd already spent '93-2000 on the Japan Sea Coast in Noto Hanto, and I MISS IT. So nice!
Never gets old.  Still in rotation in my car!
I am clearly not going to get very far from the speakers this morning....
just a shot away
Very nice
Nice, better live!
 plaice3 wrote:
I still love it.   Watch the video here{#Sunny}
 
....except that it's a private YouTube link, well, except for that, great link!
Love Air. Love 'em.

Now may I suggest throwing some Air France into the mix?

 

the song and the video are both great
I still love it.   Watch the video here{#Sunny}
Sounds exactly like DCFC song..

October 14th  They will be in Rio de Janeiro {#Meditate}
 plaice3 wrote:
I have three versions of this song.  The video is ... provocative in a whole different way.
 
I was thinking how much I liked this song - then I watched the video, and that kicked it up to a whole new level of appreciation. Beautiful, erotic, ethereal, and that beat... Yep, like this song!  {#Bounce}
 jagdriver wrote:
I hear the opening strands of this and think, "Oh, good... it's Metric's Rock Me Now."

I like this a lot, too, though.... perhaps the two tracks should be segued?
 
Hi Jaggy - Me too - love both and agree totally about the segue thing.
I have three versions of this song.  The video is ... provocative in a whole different way.
 dionysius wrote:
Merde du Japon.
  zactly


I hear the opening strands of this and think, "Oh, good... it's Metric's Rock Me Now."

I like this a lot, too, though.... perhaps the two tracks should be segued?
 Misterfixit wrote:

OK for the linguistically impaired:

"Hey! Check out the guy's Basket on the left"

{#Roflol} hahaha la sinistra is the left indeed in Italian...and it is not being impaired not to know that as in French we never use this word sinistre otherwise than to qualify something scary,portentous, evil-looking, eerie.
As for this sentence "Voila, ete Grand Basket su l'sinistre Homme" it looks like the game "le cadavre exquis" 
" it's a game/creation system invented by the surrealist group: you write a word, you hide it and somebody else write another word, hide it etc... at the end you have a full sentence" (wordreference.com)


{#Lol}
dionysius wrote:

Merde du Japon.

Oh and yes, I like this tune!

Beijing the day after, 2:38 pm


 Misterfixit wrote:
Voila, ete Grand Basket su l'sinistre Homme.
 
OK for the linguistically impaired:

"Hey! Check out the guy's Basket on the left"

Song for elevators....
Merde du Japon.
ok the novelty is worn off now. good when it was.
{#Mrgreen}
 Proclivities wrote:

You've apparently never heard that stuff Maurice Chevalier did with Black Sabbath.

 
LOL!! "Thank heaven for little...DEMONS THAT DRAG YOU TO THE DARKEST DEPTHS OF HADES!!!" Kerrang, crash, kaboom.

 Misterfixit wrote:
Voila, ete Grand Basket su l'sinistre Homme.
 

Pardonnez moi, Monsieur Poopypants, mais votre comment ne make sense pas.

You can't fool somebody with four years of high school Franglais.

For some reason, I feel like watching ER now....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ATwnLDgfs
 Misterfixit wrote:
Voila, ete Grand Basket su l'sinistre Homme.
 
Qu'est-ce qui se passe ici? {#Stupid}
Voila, ete Grand Basket su l'sinistre Homme.
 Proclivities wrote:

You've apparently never heard that stuff Maurice Chevalier did with Black Sabbath.

 

Oh mais oui!
 Alpine wrote:
hEY YOU CAN HEAR THE OCEAN IN THE BACKGROUND!
 
OMG LOL!!111

 thewiseking wrote:
the French never could rock but they're great at this lounge/louche/background stuff.
 
You've apparently never heard that stuff Maurice Chevalier did with Black Sabbath.

 jagdriver wrote:




Achtung


Das machine ist nicht fer gerfingerpoken und mittengraben. Ist easy snappen der springenwerk blowenfusen, und corkenpoppin mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht fer gewerken by das dumpkofen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen das hands in das pockets.  Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights!
 
{#Roflol}
Stop it, you'r killing me.
Taraincognito
(Mountainous rugged terrain.)
Posted: Apr 21, 2008 - 15:38 < Reply >


arserocket wrote: ach meine Wurst ist kaput


Und meine Goldfish ist gestoppen




Achtung


Das machine ist nicht fer gerfingerpoken und mittengraben. Ist easy snappen der springenwerk blowenfusen, und corkenpoppin mit spitzensparken. Ist nicht fer gewerken by das dumpkofen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen das hands in das pockets.  Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights!


I've got another album by Air, and when I first heard it I really thought it had been produced in the 70s it was so retro, and it didn't help that there was no date on the cover. Then I found a Wikipedia page on the band and they're really recent, and are a "critically-acclaimed" chillout band. Weird, but good.
 thewiseking wrote:
the French never could rock but they're great at this lounge/louche/background stuff.
  Sums it up.  Nice groove.  {#Music} 

That was nice. Would have been more substantial with Jim Morrison vocals.
 spiritual76 wrote:
{#Sleep}
 
{#Lol}


{#Sleep}
 lmic wrote:
These guys are what Talking Heads would have sounded like if they'd been produced by Qunicy Jones.
 
resulting in the band :Quincy's Air Heads

the French never could rock but they're great at this lounge/louche/background stuff.
arserocket wrote:
ach meine Wurst ist kaput
Und meine Goldfish ist gestoppen
More AIR!!! Less byrne!!!
ach meine Wurst ist kaput
Alpine wrote:
hEY YOU CAN HEAR THE OCEAN IN THE BACKGROUND!
Someone should upload 'Die Fantastischen Vier - Tag am Meer'. It's German, but the lyrics and the groove are infectious.
Darkmatter wrote:
The video is great to boot! :mrgreen: Click me!
Good video. The girls are wearing panties. I checked.
I love the ocean back there, love the album, love the group!
hEY YOU CAN HEAR THE OCEAN IN THE BACKGROUND!
Nabla wrote:
That's my first CD which I bought (still waiting for it...) due to RP. I did not know them before! Really spacy stuff... :bounce:
And it won't be your last, I promise... ask my shelves ... :biggrin:
lmic wrote:
These guys are what Talking Heads would have sounded like if they'd been produced by Qunicy Jones.
:beat: i know exactly what you mean
That's my first CD which I bought (still waiting for it...) due to RP. I did not know them before! Really spacy stuff... :bounce:
Encore Encore!
Reminds me of Steely Dan for some reason.
The video is great to boot! :mrgreen: Click me!
lmic wrote:
These guys are what Talking Heads would have sounded like if they'd been produced by Qunicy Jones.
haha nice :)
These guys are what Talking Heads would have sounded like if they'd been produced by Qunicy Jones.
ulibcn wrote:
this would be a great background music for banks that want to be trendy it doesn't distract, nobody even notices, but it's somewhat cool. ...as a background. To listen closely, forget it!
Except when the CD is playing in reverse (on this track) the words "Banks are your friend. Your VISA card is a Holy Sacrament. Borrow More .. Borrow More ... Spend Spend Spend!" Guess we should not do this in a bank. Oh and BTW, did you know that a Japanese native speaking woman cries out "I am Going" at that crucial moment instead of the White Anglo Saxon "I'm Coming". Not sure what other cultures say although I have some ideas.
Even deeper, the earth, in fact, exisits within the sun's atmosphere. Alpine wrote:
Air? Air? I like Air.........Yessir...I do. I like Air. Nitrogen 78.084% Oxygen 20.946% Argon 0.934% Carbon dioxide 0.038% Water vapor >1% Other 0.002% Layers of Atmosphere¬ónot to scale (NOAA) <1>Earth's atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earth's gravity. It contains roughly (by molar content/volume) 78% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.038% carbon dioxide, trace amounts of other gases, and a variable amount (average around 1%) of water vapor. This mixture of gases is commonly known as air. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. There is no definite boundary between the atmosphere and outer space. It slowly becomes thinner and fades into space. Three quarters of the atmosphere's mass is within 11 km of
Air? Air? I like Air.........Yessir...I do. I like Air. Nitrogen 78.084% Oxygen 20.946% Argon 0.934% Carbon dioxide 0.038% Water vapor >1% Other 0.002% Layers of Atmosphere¬ónot to scale (NOAA) <1>Earth's atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earth's gravity. It contains roughly (by molar content/volume) 78% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.038% carbon dioxide, trace amounts of other gases, and a variable amount (average around 1%) of water vapor. This mixture of gases is commonly known as air. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. There is no definite boundary between the atmosphere and outer space. It slowly becomes thinner and fades into space. Three quarters of the atmosphere's mass is within 11 km of
Pocket Symphony has a bunch of solid tracks on it. Like anything I'd "sample" it before you buy it just to make sure.
I like this. I've heard other cool cuts from this album. Maybe I should buy it?
kinda movie soundtrack=ish, but cool.
ulibcn wrote:
this would be a great background music for banks that want to be trendy it doesn't distract, nobody even notices, but it's somewhat cool. ...as a background. To listen closely, forget it!
Perfect comment...
ulibcn wrote:
this would be a great background music for banks that want to be trendy it doesn't distract, nobody even notices, but it's somewhat cool. ...as a background. To listen closely, forget it!
well put. I always like them as background. Maybe I would like them better if I listened carefully, but I never do.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjzVSRpRfOg
What a nice move from Nick and the bad seeds "nature boy".
When I heard the opening, I thought it was a Steely Dan cover.
Ahh Nihonkai. I will see it for the first time this summer! :mrgreen: Is that a shamisen that can be heard in the background, by the way?
"Merde Du Japon."
I remember when Moon Safari came out and Spin magazine said it sounded like the best collection of shoe-store music you've ever heard. I'm not usually a media tool, but it's the only review that made me buy an album wihtout even knowing what it sounded like. I'm glad I picked up on them back way when.
I bought it last week, too. Music-to-work-to-when-I-need-to-concentrate-but-still-want-to-listen-to-music music. But I like it. I'm sure some songs will pop out as above-average over a few listens.
this would be a great background music for banks that want to be trendy it doesn't distract, nobody even notices, but it's somewhat cool. ...as a background. To listen closely, forget it!
I bought this album this week, and it took a few days to grow on me. Give it a few listens before deciding.
Hot damn! Super flow set! I'm gettin' my groove on in a most serious way. Thanks, B!