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AIR, who are currently working on the follow-up to their 1998 album 'MOON SAFARI', have had their new material described as a "work of art" by their drummer.

Nicolas Godin and Jean Benoit Dunkel have been working on the follow-up to 'Moon Safari' in Paris since December last year. Speaking about the new album, session drummer Brian Reitzell, who is recording with the pair said: "Every song on the album is a contained work of art...It's very different to 'Moon Safari' and nothing like the soundtrack album. Every song is a song, there's no art damage."

Reitzell is the former drummer with Redd Kross, and also played with the band during the sessions which became Air's last release, the soundtrack for the feature debut of Sofia Coppola, 'The Virgin Suicides'. A spokesperson for Air told nme.com that their new album would not be released until at least February 2001, with a possible single in January. However, she added that it was far too early to officially confirm any titles or release dates for the project.