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- Posted on Mar 29th 2010 1:50PM by Charley Rogulewski
With only monitors at their feet, Nicolas Godin, Jean-Benoît Dunckel and a backup drummer provided an evening of reserved intimacy that took the audience through their 15-year career. The tour, in support of their recently released album, 'Love 2,' was indeed heavy on tracks off the band's ninth album. Opening with the haunted synths of 'Do the Joy,' it took a couple songs for the wooden enclave to warm up to the band's laidback keyboards and accented French feminine whispers.
The first eight of the 12 tracks off 'Love 2' were intermixed between favorites off the band's epic full-length 1998 debut, 'Moon Safari,' such as 'Remember' and 'Talisman.' The dapper shaggy Frenchmen remained silent, only addressing the audience once during the show, in addition to a "Thank You Very Much" and "Merci Beaucoup" from the Mr. Roboto sound bite found on their most dance-friendly track, 'Kelly Watch the Stars.'
Air have chilled audiences out at major festivals, so for the 2,000 watching the band in the round at the Walt Disney Hall, the evening was a special occasion. Returning for a four-song encore that included more 'Moon Safari' tracks -- 'Sexy Boy' and closer 'La Femme D'Argent' -- Air didn't stray from their usual tour setlist, but they did leave the audience wanting more, as always.