Starwalker Unites Air and Bang Gang Buds Under ‘Bad Weather’
New electronic super-duo plots EP release and macabre music video
Starwalker is a new project aligning Air co-founder Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang mastermind Bardi Johansson. Each is proficient at crafting haunting scores and here the French producer’s glistening pop flare merges with the Icelandic artist’s downtempo touch. The end result is a song like “Bad Weather” — panoramic in scope, mellow in mood, and overall memorable. Handclaps and synth hits set the pace while Dunkcel sings of lost love and salvation sought, angels and devils and even vampires.
A proper music video is set to drop on Thursday, October 4, and an as-yet unnamed EP will follow. For now, listen to the full song below, and visit the Starwalker site for a 20-second preview of the creepy, otherworldly clip to come. Air’s last move was the post-script score for Georges Méliès’ 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune. Dunkcel’s bandmate Nicolas Godin recently spoke to SPIN about their fellow Frenchies Phoenix.