AIR’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel and composer Jonathan Fitoussi tap into the soul of analogue synthesis on new album, Mirages

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Conceived as part of Xavier Veilhan’s Studio Venezia project at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Electronic musicians Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Jonathan Fitoussi have joined forces to release Mirages, a sonic exploration of analogue synthesis, released on The Vinyl Factory.

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Born inside the studio which Xavier Veilhan built as part of the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, the album was finished in Dunckel’s Paris-based studio, and features synthesisers amassed over several years, including an Arp 2600, PPG Wave, Synthi A, Buchla, Yamaha CS60, Korg MS20.

Watch the new video for title track ‘Mirages’ below:

Moving from the minimal to the cinematic, the album is the second work conceived as Studio Venezia to be given a release by The Vinyl Factory, following Joakim’ Studio Venezia Sessions last year.

As Joseph Ghosn says: “Between start and finish, a singular floating and inventive pop music unfolds. An upgraded form of instrumental electronic music, that takes the listener very far, and very high, perfectly mixing both musicians world.”

Mirages is out now limited clear vinyl. Order a copy here, and check out the artwork below.

Main image: Diane Arques