Musique 365: Day 184: Magnetic Fields – Jean-Michel Jarre

Nice review from the 1981’s Magnetic Fields by Jarre.


The pioneer of electronic music, here trying out sampling (which would only really come to the fore in ‘Zoolook’ but you’ll have to wait till New Year’s Eve for that one). Magnetic Fields 2 piles on relentlessly through high-frequency drum-clacking and part 5 is the (rather odd) Last Rumba. Part 1 is 18 minutes of experiments containing 3 different phases. For something moodier and more effecting (particularly after it hits its stride in the second half) try …

Stand-Out Track: Magnetic Fields 4

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