Air, ‘Love 2′ (Astralwerks)
“African Velvet”? “Eat My Beat”? Gauche titling aside, Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin offer no shake-ups on Love 2. Instead, more than a decade into their career, the duo have nearly perfected their wistfully melodic synth- and vocoder-driven easy-listening jams. They’re still incapable of producing anything resembling a genuine human emotion, but the creamy, sax-kissed “Tropical Disease” and coquettish ennui of “Heaven’s Light,” in particular, will be perfect accompaniment for an evening of fondue and Brandy Alexanders in the year 2077. Silver jumpsuits optional.
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