A Conversation with Jean-Michel Jarre by Neil Clarke in Clarkesworld Magazine (2019)

For some, science fiction has a sound. A notion of which I was reminded when an opportunity to meet French electronic music pioneer, Jean-Michel Jarre, presented itself in December. It can be argued that no other genre of music better represents what I hear in my mind as the soundtrack for space, science fiction, and the future. How could I say no? In 1976, Jean-Michel … Continue reading A Conversation with Jean-Michel Jarre by Neil Clarke in Clarkesworld Magazine (2019)

Interview to Classic Pop (2019)

To Infinity and Beyond: Jean-Michel Jarre interview An icon of electronica who’s staged some of the most impressive live shows of all time, Jean-Michel Jarre is still looking to the future – and fine-tuning his new album in mid-air in a jet plane… He came to fame in 1976 with the multi-million-selling Oxygène and has since been unofficially hailed as the ‘Godfather Of Electronica’. More … Continue reading Interview to Classic Pop (2019)

Jarre interview about Planet Jarre (Fall 2018)

Last fall I had the honor of interviewing Jean-Michel Jarre for the second time (the two features based on our 2017 conversation are here and here). This second interview again resulted in two separate features; one ran in Stomp & Stammer; the other on Rock and Roll Globe. Here now is the full 2018 interview, restored to oneness … and then broken into three sections … Continue reading Jarre interview about Planet Jarre (Fall 2018)

Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre Dives Deep Into Equinoxe Infinity

If Klaus Schulze is the consigliere of electronic music, then Jean-Michel Jarre is surely the Godfather. The Lyon, France-born Jarre has racked up over 80 million album sales and counting internationally, with his analog-synth-centric 1976 album Oxygène generally acknowledged as having opened a wider door on the synthesizer revolution of the ’70s. JMJ, as he’s also known, further cemented his position with the 1978 sequencer-and-synth … Continue reading Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre Dives Deep Into Equinoxe Infinity

#668 Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène

Originally posted on Random Record Review:
I’ve never been a particular fan of JMJ, generally preferring my electronic instrumental music as either the full-blown ridiculously OTT progtastic fare of Wakeman or Wayne, or chugging motorik krautrock or the early electronic pioneers of Carlos, Derbyshire and Oram, or the neo-classical composers of Johann Johannson et al. That said, Jarre has written one of the most distinctive… Continue reading #668 Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène

Jarre interview to Flood about Equinoxe Infinity (2019)

Jean-Michel Jarre Looks Toward Bright and Dark Futures on “Equinoxe Infinity”. The legendary French electronic composer talks us through the dualities of his latest record. “I hope that the listener can experience this project as one might a movie—the album has various moods,” says Jean-Michel Jarre, the man who first brought surreal electronic music to the wider world with the smash global album Oxygène and … Continue reading Jarre interview to Flood about Equinoxe Infinity (2019)

In Conversation: Jean-Michel Jarre (2018)

Legends never die Welcome to In Conversation, the podcast dedicated to giving you an unparalleled look into electronic music’s greatest minds, both in the studio and beyond. We deconstruct their daily routines, fears, and quirks, showing you what makes them tick, and what exactly makes them so successful. From artists to managers, agents and promoters, these are the people who make it happen, pushing our … Continue reading In Conversation: Jean-Michel Jarre (2018)

Interview to Dancing Astronaut about Equinoxe Infinity

Jean-Michel Jarre embodies his mythical ‘Watchers,’ discusses the human relationship with AI and new album, ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ [Interview] Jean-Michel Jarre has released Equinoxe Infinity, 40 years after his fourth studio album, Equinoxe. Both albums are about “The Watchers,” creatures that look towards the future, speculating on what they might find. As an influence to Daft Punk, Gesaffelstein, and many more, Jarre is known as a pioneer in the electronic, … Continue reading Interview to Dancing Astronaut about Equinoxe Infinity