Thursday, February 22, 2007

Air

"Once Upon A Time"






Some groups never settle. Some groups purposely push themselves out of their comfort zone in order to advance their music for “arts” sake. Air is not one of those groups. In fact, no one expects Air to be one of those groups. People listen to Air knowing exactly what they’re going to get: music to daydream to. “Once Upon A Time” is exactly that; flutes float above clouds while strings wisp in and out of consciousness under satin-soft vocals. It could be the best acid trip ever, or a bad Charmin commercial in slow motion. The only thing keeping the song from floating away are the drums. While they work well as an anchor, they also provide a good groove without interrupting the “trip”. Aside from a few new tricks here and there, Pocket Symphony, the bands upcoming release, is mostly rooted in the sound that made them popular in the first place. I doubt anyone will be complaining.



"Once Upon A Time" [Download]