Jean-Michel Jarre – Geometry of Love

Music for stowaways

In Jean-Michel Jarre‘s long and illustrious career, the first few years of the twenty-first century are perhaps the oddest. Having launched the new millennium with a massive live extravaganza at the pyramids in Giza, he released his first fully vocal album Metamorphoses in early 2000, but it didn’t perform well commercially. He therefore appears to have retreated into himself, recording Sessions 2000 (an album of electronic jazz, released in 2002), Interior Music (an advertising commission), Experimental 2001 (an unreleased album), and this, Geometry of Love.

Released without full credit (it just says “project by Jarre” on the sleeve) and with a pixellated photo of his then-girlfriend’s lower regions on the cover, it’s a bit of an odd one, but it was actually just electronic chillout music, commissioned for a club in Paris.

What it is, though, is a sweet and consistent album of soft, gentle, atmospheric music, starting…

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