Le voyage dans la lune
The French duo Air have always had a retro yen, blending '60s lounge and '70s soft rock in a way that makes them a natural choice to score Sofia Coppola's films. Now they go even further back as they soundtrack a silent sci-fi film from 1902. Twice the length of the film itself, the half-hour album can be atmospheric, but it's punchier than you might expect, with prog/surf-rock jams like "Parade" and tuneful cameos from Au Revoir Simone and Beach House's Victoria Legrand. The spry, goofy "Sonic Armada" makes you wonder what they could do with a Roger Corman film.