I believe this is the first Air song I heard, and having been a fan of other ethereal groups (Spaceman 3, Kruder & Dorfmeister, etc.), I dug it pretty immediately. What’s not to like? That bass hook, the gentle, undulating synths rolling over it like waves, and no superfluous vocals to muddy the vibe. This is meditation in the form of music.

Years later, during a particularly stressful time in my life, Air released Talkie Walkie, which I loved. I would listen to it every day on my way to and from a job I couldn’t take any more, and it had a calming effect on me each time.