Golden Globes website: Jean-Michel Jarre on Music, Film and Hollywood

Meeting him at Amoeba, the music store in the heart of Hollywood where he came to present his latest album, Oxygene 3, felt a bit strange. But there was a reason behind it: that day, Jarre, who was nominated to 11 Golden Globes, winning four, and his reluctance -until now- to work on his own soundtracks. He announced a tour in the USA that will start in … Continue reading Golden Globes website: Jean-Michel Jarre on Music, Film and Hollywood

Huffington Post: ”Enter Jean-Michel Jarre’s Magnificent World” (January 2017)

You can call Jean-Michel Jarre the godfather of the electronic music scene. The living legend has many accomplishments under his belt, including selling over 80 million albums worldwide and playing before 3.5 million people in Moscow. He is now making headlines by earning a Grammy nomination for “Best Dance/Electronic Album” for his beautiful masterpiece, Electronica 1: The Time Machine. In a recent interview, Jarre went … Continue reading Huffington Post: ”Enter Jean-Michel Jarre’s Magnificent World” (January 2017)

New York observer: Synth God Jean-Michel Jarre Breathes New ‘Oxygène’ Into Electronica

The French composer and performer, who has sold 80 million albums worldwide, is known for pioneering synth-worship albums like Équinoxe and Magnetic Fields as well as spectacular visual stage shows in front of massive audiences like 3.5 million fans in Moscow in 1997 (still a Guinness world record). In Europe he plays arenas, and he’s not just doing the DJ thing; he’s actively immersed in his banks … Continue reading New York observer: Synth God Jean-Michel Jarre Breathes New ‘Oxygène’ Into Electronica

Jean-Michel Jarre’s comment on Oxygene 3

Oxygene 14: I wanted to start with a hypnotic repetitive beat, with only one or two elements growing constantly until merging into the next part Oxygene 15: is the most minimalist part based on a constant variation of one sound, the sound of the bass sequence, which is constantly on the edge of either being contained or exploding… Oxygene 16 is more epic – based … Continue reading Jean-Michel Jarre’s comment on Oxygene 3

Review: Oxygene Trilogy by Darren Stephens

Well, hasn’t Jean-Michel been a busy boy this year? On the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Oxygene* back in 1976, comes the final chapter in the trilogy. This completes a period of around 18 months of feverish activity and output (and he’s still going to be touring next year, so theres no let up). The two volumes of Electronica have received very … Continue reading Review: Oxygene Trilogy by Darren Stephens