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4.0 out of 5 stars
Pocket Symphony - a decent progression from the pop-heroes of France, 15 Mar 2007
I think Pocket Symphony is a brilliant production in many ways; it works nicely as a floating, semi-challenging, time-consuming atmosphere. Not many hits on this record, but who needs hits when you get a good, solid load of tracks - like the almost ingenious "One Hell of a Party" (channeling a smooth, dark feel through the rusty voice of Jarvis Cocker) and "Mer du Japon" and its beautiful samples of the Japanese Sea (like in Alone in Kyoto). "Mayfair Song" is also a really nice tune, featuring the choir/robot-like voice also heard in "Run" on the Talkie Walkie album.
In my opinion, a nice approach from Godin and Darkel. Check it out!
If you've already heard Moon Safari and Talkie Walkie, however, I would recommend 10,000 Hz Legend instead of this - if you want Air with a twist of darkness, that is.