Air To Release 20th Anniversary Edition of ’10 000 Hertz Legend’
Air are set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their second album, 10 000 Hertz Legend, with a 2CD+Blu-Ray box set, out 5 November 2021. The special edition will include an enhanced Dolby Atmos spatialized mix along with rarities from the time period such as The Way You Look Tonight (from the original Japanese edition of the album and the Everybody Hertz EP), live versions recorded in 2001 for KCRW’s cult show Morning Becomes Eclectic, People In The City – Live from the 2001 Mayan Theater show in Los Angeles and four previously unreleased demo versions. The special edition is available to pre-order here.
— AIR (@airofficial) October 1, 2021
Since first meeting in high school in Versailles in the 80s before becoming Air in the mid-90s, Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel have produced a body of work in which each album constitutes its own unique planet. Air’s much-beloved and hugely influential debut album, Moon Safari, gave them their first international success in 1998. They followed that with the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola’s film The Virgin Suicides in 2000 in which the band confirmed their status as timeless psyche-pop artists with a cinematographic dimension. Talkie Walkie was next, a pop masterpiece released in 2004, followed by Pocket Symphony (2007), Love 2 (2009) and the soundtrack to the restored version of Georges Mélies’ Voyage To The Moon (2012).
Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel also both pursue solo careers. Nicolas Godin has released two albums to date (Contrepoint, 2015 and Concrete And Glass, 2020), he also contributed the music to Angelin Preljocaj’s ballet La Fresque (2017) and the original soundtrack for the Netflix series Au Service De La France (2019). Jean-Benoît Dunckel has released two albums under his own name, H+ (2018) and Mirages (2019), as well as several film soundtracks, including Eté 85 by ACCLAIMED French director François Ozon (2020).