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Air

Released in 1998, Air’s first album, Moon Safari, was widely dismissed as a new age trifle that couldn’t compete with the big beat sound of the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, also on the Astralwerks label. Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin revived the cosmic synthesizer washes pioneered by fellow Frenchman Jean-Michel Jarre but infused them […]

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Adult., Magas, Tamion 12 Inch

Adult. could’ve ridden their wave of underground popularity straight into a rut; instead the Detroit electro act made Anxiety Always (on their own Ersatz Audio), an album that’s sure to alienate a bunch of their fans. Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus have ditched melancholy sweetness and the Kraftwerk vibe in favor of increased paranoia. […]

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Adult.

Adam Lee Miller, an art-school grad from Detroit who used to play bass in punk bands, went over to the dark side after one group kicked him out for bringing synths to practice. He started playing solo in 1994, under the name Artificial Material, and after a verbal agreement with Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label fell […]