Pocket Symphony

EMI France
Release date
5 Mar 2007
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Space Maker 4:01 208,123
2 Once Upon a Time 5:02 217,798
3 One Hell of a Party (feat. Jarvis Cocker) 4:01 15,119
4 Napalm Love 3:27 181,481
5 Mayfair Song 4:17 172,573
6 Left Bank 4:06 170,822
7 Photograph 3:36 183,304
8 Mer du Japon 3:04 184,180
9 Lost Message 3:31 161,924
10 Somewhere Between Waking And Sleeping (Feat.N Hannon) 3:35 14,941
11 Redhead Girl 4:32 153,518
12 Night Sight 4:16 150,331
13 The Duelist (Feat.Jarvis Cocker & Charlotte Gainsbourg) 4:39 11,922

About this album

Pocket Symphony is the fifth full-length album by French duo Air. The album was released in March 2007 and features collaborations with Jarvis Cocker and Neil Hannon. Pocket Symphony also incorporates some of the Japanese instruments Godin recently learned to play from an Okinawan master musician: the koto (also referred to as a Japanese floor harp) and the three-string, banjo-like shamisen. However, a press release claims that “conventional instruments continue to play a great role” in the duo’s music. The album features art by Xavier Veilhan.

The first single from this album, “Once Upon a Time”, can be heard on the group’s MySpace page.

Pocket Symphony debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 40, with about 17,000 copies sold in its first week.

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  • rew850

    much better at night

    27 Jan 5:20am Reply
  • Neon_Spadezzz

    This album grew on me. I especially like 'Napalm Love' and "Mer Du Japon.'

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • peppergod

    Evening perfection.

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • weakeen

    this albums is exclusively for connoisseurs and appreciators of the finer things in life [2] very calm and dark, beautiful album.

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • bernhl87

    this albums is exclusively for connoisseurs and appreciators of the finer things in life

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Neon_Spadezzz

    I agree, I like this album, but it isn't their best, in my honest opinion. In particular songs, there is a beautiful level of instrumentation, however, that really works for their style of music.

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • zerospaceA4

    Their most polished and best-sounding album so far.

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ninacherie512

    cherry blossom ♥

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • SimoneSodium

    This is a beautiful album. Haters GTFO and go back listening to your cheap pop. Redhead Girl and Photograph is just awesome. <3

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • egzystencjal

    their best album.

    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • catholicbird

    good vibrations?

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jasszka

    i love to listen to this album before falling asleep at night

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • m-saIami

    This album is unique, they successfully made spacey music... the idea of a great background with incredible sounds

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • youreamuffin

    This is nice.

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • kaw1216

    100% does not come close to their other best albums, but not as awful as Love 2. i like this album, i just dont love it.

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ladyofshalott89

    Haters need to gtfo, this is a gorgeous melancholy album (that features a song with Jarvis Cocker, no less). Beauty like this is rare in music these days

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bernhl87

    yes yes! this album is great for late night sudying..

    12 Oct 2010 Reply

    This album got a review on: http://www.365albumsayear.com/blog/2010/06/10/day-23/ . Please read, listen and give your opinion. This is from music lovers to music lovers. 365 albums a year = One album per day to listen for the rest of your life, and yes, we do take a day off on February 29th

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • oMANOo

    I've been totally enjoying this one, what an awesome job.. this album's been perfect for reading and studying!

    7 May 2010 Reply
  • oMANOo

    wow... this album¡s totally awestruck

    4 May 2010 Reply
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