It has been a few years since we have heard much from the French duo Air. In a recent interview with Billboard, JB Dunckel has confirmed that they are nearly finished with the follow-up to their '04 album Talkie Walkie. As always, the duo are changing around their sound once again.
About the sound of the new album, Dunckel said: "It's another direction, for sure. It's different, but it's Air. We like to change all the time. If we don't change our sound, we'll be dead. People who like our music like to discover new things. They're curious. They have some cultural musical background also, so they want to be surprised."
Although we won't hear the new album until '07, we will get to enjoy a self-titled solo album from Dunckel, which will be released via Astralwerks on September 19 under the name Darkel. Eight of the ten songs will contain his vocals, while the other two will be instrumentals.