Jean Michel Jarre

Album review: Jean Michel Jarre – Electronica 2 – The heart of noise (2016)

6 May , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise” is the second volume from Jean Michel Jarre’s most ambitious project to date, a collaboration with 30 electronic musicians from other decades and styles. I loved the first volume but this one was my most anticipated because two of my musical heroes got to work together: Jarre and Hans […]

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Album review: Jean Michel Jarre (3) – Magnetic fields (1981)

27 Apr , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“Magnetic fields” is actually a phonetic English translation of the title of Jean Michel Jarre’s 1981 album “Le chants magnetiques” (or “Magnetic songs” as the tight translation would be). But since when you say it out loud “chants” sounds a lot like “champs” (fields) this title was adopted. This was the first Jean Michel Jarre […]

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Album review: Jean Michel Jarre (1) – Oxygene (1976)

7 Apr , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“Oxygene” is the album that introduced Jean Michel Jarre to the world. 40 years ago he came out of nowhere with a new and unique sound. His inspiration for this album came from a painting given to him by future wife Charlotte Rampling, a painting which shows the Earth peeling to reveal a skull. You […]

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Album review: Jean Michel Jarre (2) – Equinoxe (1978)

7 Apr , 2016
Created by Mihnea

“Equinoxe” is Jean Michel Jarre’s second album, released in December 1978. I image that the mainstream success of “Oxygene” gave the composer renewed faith and incentive to further develop and enhance his sound. I love listening to this album no matter the mood or season or time of day. This is the special quality that […]

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Album review: Jean Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: Time machine (2015)

30 Mar , 2016
Created by Mihnea

My love for instrumental music didn’t start with film music. It evolved naturally into that but those of you who have read my thoughts over the past couple of years know that I have a soft spot for electronic music, preferably from the 80s. Before hearing Hans Zimmer’s magical sounds from that period, I started […]

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