In 1998, it was hard to go into any cool restaurant in any cool city anywhere without hearing something from Air’s Moon Safari. It was everywhere, and the last place I wanted it to not be was my apartment. I loved it then, like most people I knew, but before too long, it just sort of fell off the back of the pile.
At some point, I moved away from this style of music. There were some bands I liked, but I was never really that deeply interested electronic music (just wait until I get to Depeche Mode, if I have any), and this one sat mute for a while. Going back to it now, I tapped my feet a lot, and loved having it on in the background as I do other things, reading things, writing things. It’s really good background music, just as it was almost 20 years ago. Albums like these definitely have their place. I’m a fan of having music on just to give texture to a room, and this one does a great job with that. There isn’t a bad song on this album, not even close, so you can’t go wrong, though it sounds more dated than I figured it would.