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Tracklist

Be My Friend 4:17
At The End Of The Sky 4:12
TV Destroy 3:10
Some Men 4:09
My Own Sun 3:40
Pearl 4:07
Earth 6:37
Beautiful Woman 2:40
How Brave You Are 4:29
Bathroom Spirit 6:52

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0946 3666202 2 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album, Dig) Source Etc 0946 3666202 2 France 2006 Sell This Version
366 6201 Darkel Darkel(2xLP, Album) Prototyp Recording 366 6201 France 2006 Sell This Version
009463666201 5, 366 6201 Darkel Darkel(2xLP, Album) Source Etc, Prototyp Recording 009463666201 5, 366 6201 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
66620 094636662015 Darkel Darkel(2xLP, Album) Astralwerks 66620 094636662015 US 2006 Sell This Version
0946 3728912 9, 3728912, 009463728912 9 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album) Source Etc, Source Etc, Source Etc 0946 3728912 9, 3728912, 009463728912 9 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
372 8912, 3728912, 0946 3728912 9, 09463728912 9 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album) Source Etc, Source Etc, Source Etc, Source Etc 372 8912, 3728912, 0946 3728912 9, 09463728912 9 Australasia 2006 Sell This Version
0946 3728912 9 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album) Source Etc, EMI, Prototyp Recording, EMI Music Canada 0946 3728912 9 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
366 6202 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album) Source Etc, Astralwerks, Prototyp Recording 366 6202 US 2006 Sell This Version
ASW 72891, 094637289129 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album) Astralwerks, Astralwerks ASW 72891, 094637289129 US 2006 Sell This Version
0946 37940525 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album) Source Etc, Gala Records (5) 0946 37940525 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
ASW 72891 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album, Promo) Astralwerks ASW 72891 US 2006 Sell This Version
PD39878 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album, Unofficial) Tempstar Records PD39878 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
0946 3728912 9, 3728912 Darkel Darkel(CD, Album, Unofficial) Source Etc (2), Source Etc (2) 0946 3728912 9, 3728912 Russia 2006 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

September 25, 2007
referencing Darkel, CD, Album, Promo, ASW 72891

Well, even as Air moved away from 70s psychedelic rock after _10,000 Hz Legend_, Jean-Benoît Dunckel couldn't abandon that part of him entirely, so it reappears under his solo moniker, Darkel. His self-titled debut is cheery enough, a little slice of Gallic pop. "At the End of the Sky" sounds like something from the Summer of Love, and even if you can't quite understand the lyrics of "TV Destroy," you can appreciate the breathy percussion and rocking propulsiveness. There seems to be a strain of American blues in the lyrics, with an emphasis on spiritual religiousity ("Some Men," "Pearl") that sometimes feels at odds with the French vibe Dunckel is going for. But "Earth" serves as a counterpart to these tracks, with its more funk-oriented rhythm and its single earth-friendly lyric. And on the final track, "Bathroom Spirit," a bit of the Air aesthetic returns. This is a pleasant album -- not quite up there with the best of Air, but not quite as annoying as _10,000 Hz Legend_, either.