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Electronic Meditation
Thursday May 7th, 2015 with Sean McFee
Jean Michel Jarre

When is a door not a door? When it's Jean Michel Jarre!
Making Friends
Mew - + - - Play It Again Sam New
Nous continuons avec des chansons avec paroles...
Le Monde est virtuel
Serge Fiori - Serge Fiori - GSI Musique Canadian
Intouchable et immortel
Daniel Belanger - Rêver Mieux - Audiogram Canadian
Jean Michel Jarre (b. 1948) is a French musician whose compositions in the 1970s contributed heavily to the popularization of electronic music. He took a more melodic and accessible route than the German artists of the period who predated him, but seems to have ended up feeding elements back into their work.

We start with the two "big" albums, Oxygene and Equinoxe
Part 4
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene - Disques Motors
Part 5
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene - Disques Motors
Part 5
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe - Dreyfus
Part 6
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe - Dreyfus
Jarre's third album, the Magnetic Fields (Les Chants Magnétiques) made heavy use of the then-new Fairlight CMI synthesizer. The first part of this album is a sidelong track that is perhaps the closest Jarre came to his Berlin school counterparts.
Part 1
Jean Michel Jarre - The Magnetic Fields - Dreyfus
Zoolook was an experimental release, featuring heavy use of vocal sampling in a somewhat musique-concrète style, as well as influences of "ethnic"/world music. The following album, Rendez-vous, sees a more bombastic and symphonic approach.

Special thanks to CKCU for the vinyl copy of Zoolook from the infamous 6-for-a-dollar sale back in 2001. Time for another one I say!
Jean Michel Jarre - Zoolook - Dreyfus
Second Rendez-vous Part I/II
Jean Michel Jarre - Rendezvous - Dreyfus
We conclude sorta where we began, with 1997's "Oxygene 7-13", which self-consciously adopts the instrumentation and some of the thematic material from the original Oxygene, and further explores them with some additional modern influences.
Part 9
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene 7-13 - Dreyfus
Part 10
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene 7-13 - Dreyfus
Next up... I've been planning to play this for ages but I keep not having time, so this week we're making time. It's a Mexican chamber group (I guess) with a keyboardist and guitarist, and an invited guest on electric bass. It's absolutely gorgeous and heavily features Roland, Moog, and Korg synthesizers.
En un viejo castillo
Flüght - Flüght - Sol & Deneb
So Far
Faust - So Far - Collector's Choice
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