Art Album from United Kingdom. Published by anonymous on Thursday 10 December 2015.


For sale : GBP £25.00

Product Details: "Music For Museum recalls kosmische masters like Cluster (and Eno) and Harmonia, all celestial synth drones and washed out ambient soundscapes. You’ll want to bathe in it." - Flux Magazine

  • Nine new experimental and ambient tracks by AIR
  • Available exclusively on this vinyl-only release
  • Two 180-gram clear vinyl records
  • Bespoke gatefold sleeve
  • Two printed inner sleeves
  • Oversized fold-out duotone poster
  • Limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide

The Vinyl Factory is excited to again collaborate AIR to release nine intoxicating new tracks on this beautiful vinyl-only limited edition – the duo’s first new material since 2012.

Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin were originally commissioned to produce the soundtracks for the Palais de Beaux Arts in Lille as part of their Open Museum 2014 project. And the duo’s compositions have been inspired by four contemporary artists featured in the museum – Linda Bujoli, Mathias Kiss, Xavier Veilhan and Yi Zhou – whose artwork is included in the limited edition.

These stirring soundscapes will be played from eight loudspeakers suspended from the glass roof in the atrium at the very heart of the museum, immersing visitors in a three-dimensional musical experience – using the software SPACES developed at the INA-GRM by Emmanuel Favreau – in which the music slows down, speeds up and responds to the characteristics of the space.

Having previously collaborated with The Vinyl Factory for their re-imagined soundtrack to classic French film Le Voyage Dans La Lune, AIR have built a reputation for an arresting, cinematic sound, and list soundtracks for The Virgin Suicides and Lost In Translation in their impressive discography.

Speaking of the decision to invite AIR to reinvent the works of the museum, curator Régis Cotentin says: “This choice was a fairly obvious way: the music of AIR inspires mental images, suggests a fantasy film… This is music that creates images and stimulates the imagination.”

Vinyl Tracklisting

Side A
Land Me (8.13)
Reverse Bubble (7.21)

Side B
The Dream Of Yi (5.27)
Angel Palace (10.42)

Side C
Art Tatoo (15.46)
Vulcano Kiss (10.43)

Side D
Integration Desintegration (8.42)
Octogum (4.50)
North Cloud (4.23)

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