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AIR10 000 Hz Legend

Label:Virgin – 724381033227, Source – 724381033227, Virgin – CDV 2945, Source – CDV 2945, Virgin – 7243 8 10332 2 7, Source – 7243 8 10332 2 7, Virgin – 8 10332 2, Source – 8 10332 2
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Leftfield, Downtempo, Experimental

Tracklist

1Electronic Performers5:35
2How Does It Make You Feel?4:37
3Radio #14:22
4The Vagabond
Lyrics ByHansen*, Dunckel*, Godin*
Vocals, HarmonicaBeck Hansen
5:37
5Radian
HarpCorky Hale
VoiceBarbara Cohen
7:37
6Lucky And Unhappy4:31
7Sex Born Poison
Lyrics ByDunckel*, Godin*, SuGar*
Performer [Buffalo Daughter Credited To]SuGar*, Yumiko*
VocalsBuffalo Daughter
6:18
8People In The City
Backing VocalsJulia Sarr, Olyza*
4:57
9Wonder Milky Bitch5:50
10Don't Be Light
Drums [Drum Sound]Brian Reitzell, Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Soprano Vocals [Solo], SoloistElin Carlson
VocalsBeck Hansen
WhistleJean Croc
6:18
11Caramel Prisoner
Producer [Additional]Tony Hoffer
4:56
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Notes

All tracks published by Revolvair
"The Vagabond" published by Revolvair / BMG Music
"Sex Born Poison" published by Revolvair / Buffalo Taught Her Music / EMI

"Don't Be Light" contains a sample from "Arabian Era", featured on the Sound Library LP by Jean-Pierre Decerf.

Recorded & performed at studio Appolo and at the Bomb Factory, Hollywood Sound and Capitol studios.
Beck appears courtesy of Geffen
Ken Andrews appears courtesy of Epic

A&R and executive production for Record Makers

(p) & (c) 2001 Source/Virgin France
Made in EU
Printed in EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24381 03322 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724381033227
  • Rights Society (Circled): bel BIEM
  • Price Code: PM 527
  • Label Code: 03098
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 17, 19, 27): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-8-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-13-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, 24): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-17-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, 25): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-19-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-21-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-2-5-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-2-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 8, 9): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-24-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-25-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-26-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 12): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-2-2-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-31-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 14, 15): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-5-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 16): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-15-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 18): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-9-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 20): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-8-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 21): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-R-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 22): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-32-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 23): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-2-5-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 26): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-27-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 28): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-16-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 29): EMI UDEN 8103322 @ 2 1-1-9-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 29): IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1516
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15CC
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3, 11, 21, 26, 27): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 1500
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1504
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 15C8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): ifpi 153F
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): ifpi 15CF
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): ifpi 15BF
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 10): ifpi 1517
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 12): ifpi 15A5
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 13): ifpi 1538
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 14): ifpi 15F9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 15): ifpi 15AC
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 17): ifpi 15D9
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 18): ifpi 15A0
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 19): ifpi 1502
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 20, 28): ifpi 15EC
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 22): ifpi 155D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 23): ifpi 150D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 24): ifpi 15F6
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 25): ifpi 159C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 29): ifpi 15BO

Other Versions (5 of 47)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
10,000 Hz Legend (CD, Album)Astralwerks, VirginASW 10332-2, 724381033227US2001
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10,000 Hz Legend (2×LP, Album, Stereo)Source, Source, Virgin7243 8 10332 1 0, 8 10332 1, V 2945Europe2001
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10 000 Hz Legend (CD, Album)Virgin, SourceVJCP-68306, 724381033227Japan2001
10,000 Hz Legend (CD, Album, Promo)AstralwerksASW 69980-2US2001
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10 000 Hz Legend (CD, Album, Promo)Source, Source, Virginsa6520, SA6520Europe2001

Recommendations

Reviews

  • Sebasty's avatar
    Sebasty
    Having listened to almost all of their studio albums, 10kHz Legend still stands out as the most captivating. Gorgeous listen with loads to adore in terms of songwriting and production, even with the rather frisky themes that a couple of its tracks handle. : )
    • Numanoid's avatar
      Numanoid
      Rather disappointing after the excellent "Moon Safari". It is like they had begun believing their own hype. Far too much vocals, and the cringe worthy robo-kind of "How Does It Make You Feel?". Only "Radian" lives up to the potential they showcased in the 90's.
      • kevvo's avatar
        kevvo
        Underrated. Love this album, the vocals and melodic breaks are beautiful.
        • Patyczak2PL
          Edited 10 years ago
          this album should be named "dark side of the moon safari"pure genius, like everything from french band.
          • Phaelam's avatar
            Phaelam
            Edited 12 years ago
            one of their best. darker than moon safari. if you are in for moody listen, put this album on.
            personal favorite.
            • alibot's avatar
              alibot
              To me, '10 000 hz legend' is a brilliant album for air to have released after 'moon safari'.

              'Moon safari' is laid back easy listening that is immediately accessible, requiring no work to fall in love with.

              I believe, air released this album to intentionally have the opposite effect on their listeners and to challenge them, as the second track asks, 'How does it make you feel?'

              I remember the first time hearing '10 000 hz legend' being completely shocked and outraged. I couldn't believe a band like air could produce such rubbish after a beautiful album like 'moon safari'. Well that was years ago, and since then I have listened to this album many many more times, and now realize that its absolutely superb. I in fact now listen to 10 000 hz far more regularly than 'moon safari'. I also now see in retrospect that the music in this album is really far more evolved and intelligent than the dreamy soundscapes in 'moon safari' which are quite typical.

              I bet that fivershutch who wrote his comment in 2004 would actually update it now in 2009 after listening to this album over the years, and agree with me.

              Bottom line, if you are a true audiophile and cannot see the absolute brilliance in '10 000 hz legend' then you need to go back to music school 101.
              • anType's avatar
                anType
                Edited 19 years ago
                What's with all the bad ratings & comments? I think this is a pretty stunning album. It really was a drastic change in direction for Air, but the result is pretty awesome. The album is very melodic and it sounds quite IDM-ish in places. However, I wouldn't argue about the fact that it has a few flaws: Whereas it's nearly impossible not to love tracks like "The Vagabond" and "Radian", some tracks like "Wonder Milky Bitch" manage to ruin the whole feeling of an album.

                As a conclusion, I just want to say that people must be more openminded. I'm pretty sure that most people were expecting Moon Safari 2 and were really surprised by totally different music. It's a very good thing that Air always enhance their horizons and not repeating themselves.
                After all, if someone dislikes this album - it doesn't mean that it's bad. It just means that it's not your cup of tea.
                • fivershutch's avatar
                  fivershutch
                  I think this CD had one of the shortest lifespans in my collection. I was really disappointed with this after being blown away by Moon Safari. I really tried to give this CD a chance. I listened to it over and over and it did nothing for me! :( After being duped into buying the Everybody Hertz CD, I've vowed not to purchase anymore of their albums with out listening to them at the preview station first (yes, I'm one of those buyers who purchases CD based on word of mouth, magazine reviews, or even the label's reputation). As the saying goes "fool me once, shame on you! fool me twice, shame on me!".

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