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- Posted on Sep 2nd 2009 3:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"We wanted to start a new story with Air," explains band co-pilot Jean-Benoit Dunckel. "Like the beginning of a new love story when you have a new girlfriend and everything is fresh and cool and funky and happy and alive. It's like restarting everything from scratch."
He's not kidding. The pair built a brand new studio in Paris for the occasion, Atlas Studio, and for the first time they produced the entire album themselves. Hunkering down, they set out to tell a new tale through their electronic pop soundscapes, even if they didn't know exactly where it was headed or what it was going to entail. "You have no idea how it will end when you start," says Dunckel. "It's a great adventure, a great journey. The process is the thing that I like about making records. I'm curious to know where it's going to lead. If I knew how it would end, I would not do it. But because I don't know, I need to do it."
Lucky for him, we can report that the album has a storybook ending. 'Love 2' hits stores Oct. 6, with a world tour planned for next year. At least, that's their story and they're sticking to it.