Talkie Walkie is the fourth full-length album by French music duo Air, released on January 27, 2004. The album was possibly named after the song "Le Talkie Walkie" by Serge Gainsbourg, a known influence of the duo. "Alone in Kyoto" was included on the soundtrack to the 2003 film Lost in Translation and "Run" was used in the Veronica Mars episode "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner," as well as the 2004 French film Lila Says. "Talkie-walkie" means walkie-talkie in French.
This French duo gained inclusion into the late-'90s electronica surge due chiefly to the labels their recordings appeared on, not the actual music they produced. Their sound, a variant of the classic disco sound coaxed into a relaxing Prozac vision of the late '70s, looked back to a variety of phenomena from the period -- synthesizer maestros Tomita, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Vangelis, new wave music of the non-spiky variety, and obscure Italian film soundtracks. Rhino will be releasing reissues on heavyweight vinyl, remastered and with all original artwork.
"Talkie Walkie ultimately succeeds because of Dunckel and Godin's renewed contentment to produce the tracks they do better than any other..." -John Bush, allmusic.com
All Original Artwork
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2. Cherry Blossom Girl
4. Universal Traveler
5. Mike Mills
1. Surfing On A Rocket
2. Another Day
3. Alpha Beta Gaga
5. Alone In Kyoto