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Kanta - Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:17 pm
Post subject: Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise by Jean-Michel Jarre
Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise by Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
The official release date is: 6 May 2016
This is the official album artwork:



The album will feature 15 stunning collaborations.
The official album pre-order starts Friday 19 February 2016

Source: http://m.fans.sonymusicem...37870caa6050c68



The tracks will be available for 48 hours only:

Jean-Michel Jarre - The Heart Of Noise Part 1 (with Rone):
Source: https://soundcloud.com/jeanmicheljarre/jean-michel-jarre-the-heart-of-noise-part-1-with-rone/s-lTsHD

Jean-Michel Jarre - The Heart Of Noise Part 2:
Source: https://soundcloud.com/jeanmicheljarre/jean-michel-jarre-the-heart-of-noise-part-2/s-QDSrc

shadow - Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:30 pm




Also, May is not early 2016! :nod:

plate of chips - Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:01 pm

Deep, deep.

JmJ you are killin me.

Finaero - Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:24 pm

Not bad.

Also, I'm getting a "Vangelis - The Collection" vibe from these soundbites (as in, CD/Part 1 was the more-or-less energetic side and CD/Part 2 the mellow ambient side).

Goudeskitchen - Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:19 pm

Oh man!! Those tunes are immense!! This is everything I wanted from the Rone collab and if the rest of the album is like this then I think it might even be better than Vol. 1! :shock:
Velodynamic - Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:36 am

I think that lead has got some Röyksopp vibes to it. Although it is very much Rone's characteristic sound too of course.
GeeJee - Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:23 pm

Not too bad at all.
Goudeskitchen - Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:23 pm

So, on the e-mail where it says 'Make sure to check your preferred download retailer to receive two tracks instantly when pre-ordering the full album.' - does that apply to those of us who already have the album on pre-order from MyPlayDirect??
Pat Gleeson - Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:28 pm

Goudeskitchen wrote:
So, on the e-mail where it says 'Make sure to check your preferred download retailer to receive two tracks instantly when pre-ordering the full album.' - does that apply to those of us who already have the album on pre-order from MyPlayDirect??


Probably, though there may be a delay with MyPlay compared to others such as iTunes, Spotify etc.

Robi - Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:03 am

Very good the new teaser is!!
Kanta - Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:40 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Facebook - 19 February 2016



Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise
I´m thrilled to announce that "Electronica Vol 2: The Heart of Noise" is now complete and will be released on May 6th 2016! Like Vol 1 the album will feature 15 collaborations. Watch the trailer to find out who is joining me this time

You can now officially preorder:
► iTunes: http://smarturl.it/Electonica2_iTunes
► Amazon: http://smarturl.it/Electronica2_AmaCD
► Spotify: http://smarturl.it/Electronica2_Stream

Preorder as digital download and receive „The Heart of Noise Pt 1 & 2" right away.

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. The Heart of Noise, Pt. 1 - Jean-Michel Jarre & Rone
2. The Heart of Noise, Pt. 2 - Jean-Michel Jarre
3. Brick England - Jean-Michel Jarre & Pet Shop Boys
4. These Creatures - Jean-Michel Jarre & Julia Holter
5. As One - Jean-Michel Jarre & Primal Scream
6. Here for You - Jean-Michel Jarre & Gary Numan
7. Electrees - Jean-Michel Jarre & Hans Zimmer
8. Exit - Jean-Michel Jarre & E.S.
9. What You Want - Jean-Michel Jarre & Peaches
10. Gisele - Jean-Michel Jarre & Sébastien Tellier
11. Switch on Leon - Jean-Michel Jarre & The Orb
12. Circus - Jean-Michel Jarre & Siriusmo
13. Why This, Why That and Why - Jean-Michel Jarre & Yello
14. The Architect - Jean-Michel Jarre & Jeff Mills
15. Swipe to the Right - Jean-Michel Jarre & Cyndi Lauper
16. Walking the Mile - Jean-Michel Jarre & Christophe
17. Falling Down - Jean-Michel Jarre
18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin) - Jean-Michel Jarre

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...?type=2&theater

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Facebook - 19 February 2016



Source: https://www.facebook.com/...?type=3&theater

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Facebook - 18 February 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre new album : The OriginNew Album : The Origin #JMJELECTRONICA

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...?type=2&theater

Robi - Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:04 am

There are purely solo tracks of JMJ?

How is E.S. ?

Impressive list anyway!!!

Thanks, Jean!

*****

No Deadmau5 ? David Lynch?

Jote - Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:54 am

FYI Cyndi Lauper's track now sounds different compared to the one in the previous (leaked) trailer.
shadow - Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:09 pm

So we're getting the pre-order tracks along with the boxset or not? If not anyone who will be sharing it? :|
Jarreshair - Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:13 pm

Sorry if posted elsewhere, but here is the Youtube trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/w...jeanmicheljarre

The Sound-Oven - Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:56 pm

in the latest HoN pre-order email from Sony, when you click on Fan-Boxset Part 2, the resulting web page shows nothing about Part 1 ...only shows for volume 1!!!

what's going on? lol

Project_Z - Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:11 pm

Woohoo! The Heart of Noise, part 1 & 2 are on Spotify...
:bravo:

Jote - Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:13 pm

The Sound-Oven wrote:
in the latest HoN pre-order email from Sony, when you click on Fan-Boxset Part 2, the resulting web page shows nothing about Part 1 ...only shows for volume 1!!!

what's going on? lol


The usual FUBAR...

JeromeTV - Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:23 pm

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Facebook - 19 February 2016

13. Why This, Why That and Why - Jean-Michel Jarre & Yello


YELLO and JMJ !!!! Interesting :)

And I know Dieter Meier from Yello already played a song called like this "Why This , Why that and Why?" on an acoustic set in 2015 :)
listen to it here: Dieter Meier playing Why This , Why That and Why

starmike - Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:42 pm

I got the preorder email today, but I already preordered Vol. 2, so I don't know when us pre-pre-order people are supposed to get the downloads.
shadow - Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:47 pm

Honestly, I think that the people who ordered the boxset will be getting the short end of the stick.
Jote - Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:02 pm

So... the trailer previews 10 new tracks

00:00 ? not really new, it was in E1 trailer as well
00:12 ? Jeff Mills - The Architect ?
00:28 Peaches - What you want
01:02 Gary Numan - Here for you
01:20 Siriusmo - Circus
01:35 Hans Zimmer - Electrees
01:53 Heart of Noise 2
02:15 Orb - Switch on Leon
02:28 Cyndi Lauper - Swipe to the right
02:58 ?

Jarreshair - Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:12 pm

It seems Heart of Noise Part 2, is just JMJ, not with Rone.
Jote - Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:39 pm

A screengrab from the trailer, from Ableton. Some interesting track names "MAG FIELDS JO", "Duran Duran Snare".

Also featuring "googlealerts-noreply@google.com" popup/tooltip. Wtf? ;)

http://i.imgur.com/3fBYrjy.png

plate of chips - Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:58 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Sorry if posted elsewhere, but here is the Youtube trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/w...jeanmicheljarre



I am so glad Heart of Noise achingly poignant lead line is played by JmJ
(2min07 Korg micro-preset).

Elf - Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:44 pm

I can't begin to describe how much I love The Heart of Noise Pt2!!!! :peacemaan:
Jote - Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:46 pm

"The Heart of Noise" pt 1 and pt2 now available at BeatPort.com
shadow - Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:30 pm

Still no news on the tracks for those who pre-ordered the box-set right?

Man that whole debacle with that company is a mess...

Finaero - Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:34 pm

Elf wrote:
I can't begin to describe how much I love The Heart of Noise Pt2!!!! :peacemaan:


Agreed. Both pt1 and pt2 are much more than what I would have expected from a JMJ+TD collaboration than "Zero Gravity" was.

Pat Gleeson - Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:50 pm

shadow wrote:
Still no news on the tracks for those who pre-ordered the box-set right?

Man that whole debacle with that company is a mess...


Waiting for an email back ...

shadow - Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:11 pm

Pat Gleeson wrote:
shadow wrote:
Still no news on the tracks for those who pre-ordered the box-set right?

Man that whole debacle with that company is a mess...


Waiting for an email back ...


Great! Hopefully they'll answer in the weekends.

Velodynamic - Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:23 pm

plate of chips wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Sorry if posted elsewhere, but here is the Youtube trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/w...jeanmicheljarre



I am so glad Heart of Noise achingly poignant lead line is played by JmJ
(2min07 Korg micro-preset).

Ahhh...that's why it sounded so röyksopp'ish!! Beauutiful. :D

JMJ and Hans Zimmer OMG! Can hardly wait. 8)

Jote - Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:36 pm

I kind of expected staccato string section in Zimmer's track ;)
Dr_Jones - Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:45 pm

Orb track : Switch On Leon - a theremin track?
Lauper track : Swipe To The Right - tinder reference?
Yello track : has Dieter Meier already played the track live last year?

Ziggy - Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:49 pm

So i was wondering, will myplay offer these to?
Cant order a "part 2" box with vinyl and CD.

plate of chips - Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:01 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Orb track : Switch On Leon - a theremin track?
Lauper track : Swipe To The Right - tinder reference?
Yello track : has Dieter Meier already played the track live last year?


Sharp.
Could well be.

The Orb snippet has space related spoken sample, there could be Kosmonaut sample too linking to Leon Theremin.

Laurie Anderson track was mobile phone love therefore Cyndi Lauper & Tinder ....

Dieter as linked above performed this song acoustically, thus JmJ made electronic backing.

flux - Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:31 pm

The last snippet (end of trailer) is from Pet shop boys.
shadow - Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:42 am

Ziggy wrote:
So i was wondering, will myplay offer these to?
Cant order a "part 2" box with vinyl and CD.


We don't know yet, Pat has send an email and is now awaiting response. If were not getting it I'm downloading it through another channel. I'm not buying it twice for a pre-order track.

Dr_Jones wrote:
Lauper track : Swipe To The Right - tinder reference?

I have no doubt about it. It might be a sequel kind of track to Rely on Me. It would make an interesting narrative.

Pat Gleeson - Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:38 am

Still waiting on a proper response from MyPlay. As expected, they got back to me quickly but referred to the second phase downloads from Electomica 1. I await an answer to my last email ... :?
Jarreshair - Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:24 pm

The Lauper track has hit written all over it.
Hope it's gets released as a single with good airplay.

Jote - Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:36 pm

And unless the arrangement of the leaked version is part of the album version - that alternate version would be a perfect addition to the single release. Not sure which one I like more - both sound great.
shadow - Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:26 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
The Lauper track has hit written all over it.
Hope it's gets released as a single with good airplay.


Not enough T&A, so sadly this aint happening.

Vozdelosvientos - Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:07 pm

flux wrote:
The last snippet (end of trailer) is from Pet shop boys.


I don't think so. In fact, it has a "sample" from "Come Together" by Primal Scream.

(from 4:49 in the following clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vvn2qOh58)

The refrain says: "Together as One" and the track of JMJ & Primal Scream is entitled "As One"...

Jote - Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:40 pm

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
it has a "sample" from "Come Together" by Primal Scream.

(from 4:49 in the following clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vvn2qOh58)

The refrain says: "Together as One" and the track of JMJ & Primal Scream is entitled "As One"...


Whoa, nice catch!

Violator - Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:19 am

shadow wrote:


Man that whole debacle with that company is a mess...

That company is Sony Music. Right? You can see where your money went for the vol. 1 if you've payed via PP.

Goudeskitchen - Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:30 pm

shadow wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
So i was wondering, will myplay offer these to?
Cant order a "part 2" box with vinyl and CD.


We don't know yet, Pat has send an email and is now awaiting response. If were not getting it I'm downloading it through another channel. I'm not buying it twice for a pre-order track.


I've had an e-mail back from them after I also enquired about it and they have given me the files now finally!! The only problem is the links they sent me directed me to a 404 error. But, if you take out the /links at the end of each hyperlink, it will take you to the download page. Hope that helps!!

Jote - Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:39 pm

This is ridiculous :/

On another note, any ideas who "E.S." might be?

Synner - Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:18 pm

So.... I ordered the fan box volume 1 way back when it first got announced - does this mean I will automatically receive fan box volume 2? IS there a volume 2, or will it be a cd that drops into the empty slot in volume 1?

I would love to able to go to the website and check my order, but they have no account facility - or in fact, any mention at all of a volume 2.

Dr_Jones - Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:51 pm

Jote wrote:
This is ridiculous :/

On another note, any ideas who "E.S." might be?


Eric Serra, Edward Snowden, Emil Schult? Who knows.

Vozdelosvientos - Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:08 pm

Jote wrote:
This is ridiculous :/

On another note, any ideas who "E.S." might be?


A few days ago, Jarre gave us a ¿clue? or something in twitter.

I said something about it here:

http://www.zoolook.nl/for...r=asc&start=105

Pat Gleeson - Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:23 pm

Synner wrote:
So.... I ordered the fan box volume 1 way back when it first got announced - does this mean I will automatically receive fan box volume 2? .


If you don't have an email saying that Vol. 2 was pre-ordered, it probably wasn't. Not everyone got the link for some reason. You can email MyPlay with your original reference number as the header, and they will send you a link for Vol. 2

BTW, still waiting for a reply ... :x

shadow - Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:26 am

Goudeskitchen wrote:
shadow wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
So i was wondering, will myplay offer these to?
Cant order a "part 2" box with vinyl and CD.


We don't know yet, Pat has send an email and is now awaiting response. If were not getting it I'm downloading it through another channel. I'm not buying it twice for a pre-order track.


I've had an e-mail back from them after I also enquired about it and they have given me the files now finally!! The only problem is the links they sent me directed me to a 404 error. But, if you take out the /links at the end of each hyperlink, it will take you to the download page. Hope that helps!!


So you do get the files if you email them? Guess I know what I need to do tomorrow.

Jote - Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:24 am

Looks like this whole "who got an e-mail, who didn't and when" deserves it's own thread!

Just kidding, guys, but the sheer magnitude of shenanigans you are being put through (and for what - for shelling out extra cash to support your artist!) is ridiculous, to say the least.

Kanta - Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:29 am



paris.yan - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE ALONE IN HIS STUDIO - February 2016
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Source: https://www.instagram.com...en-by=paris.yan

Velodynamic - Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:13 am

Working on his next album already? :hypocrit:

Why does Sony need "MyPlay" so bad?
Who is E.S and who de la duck is Siriusmo??

Oh questions, those questions... :P

Jote - Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:21 am

No idea about Siriusmo, but his track sounds very catchy.
Synner - Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:23 am

I emailed them to ask about volume 2, they confirmed I do indeed have a preorder for it, provided a link to it, and another to download MP3 files.

Of 'if' and 'stardust', but hey, the volume 2 fanbox does exist, and I will be getting a copy.

Goudeskitchen - Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:21 pm

Synner wrote:
I emailed them to ask about volume 2, they confirmed I do indeed have a preorder for it, provided a link to it, and another to download MP3 files.

Of 'if' and 'stardust', but hey, the volume 2 fanbox does exist, and I will be getting a copy.


They sent me the files for 'If' and 'Stardust' initially but after I sent an e-mail back explaining that people who now pre-order Electronica 2 get 'The Heart Of Noise (Parts 1 and 2)' they sent me a new link for those files.

1906 - Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:06 pm

Goudeskitchen wrote:

They sent me the files for 'If' and 'Stardust' initially but after I sent an e-mail back explaining that people who now pre-order Electronica 2 get 'The Heart Of Noise (Parts 1 and 2)' they sent me a new link for those files.


Perhaps we can exploit this amateuristic playmystore crap by kindly asking them for the tracks Brick England, Here for you and Electrees.

Jarreshair - Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:32 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
Working on his next album already? :hypocrit:



Looks like JMJ is making up for lost time?
I wonder if he feels the 2000's was a lost decade as many fans do.

Pat Gleeson - Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:41 pm

I have to say that Vol. 2 is looking good - a tad edgier than Vol. 1. 'What You Want' with Peaches looks like my contender for the 'Glory' prize for Vol. 2 :mrgreen:

Still no reply to my 2nd email to My Play ....

Dr_Jones - Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:23 pm

Pat Gleeson wrote:
I have to say that Vol. 2 is looking good - a tad edgier than Vol. 1. 'What You Want' with Peaches looks like my contender for the 'Glory' prize for Vol. 2 :mrgreen:

Still no reply to my 2nd email to My Play ....


[off-topic] One post and you'll have 1000 here on this forum, better make it a good one :-P

shadow - Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:01 pm

Just emailed them and hopinh I'll be receiving my bonus tomorrow. It's ridiculous they don't do this automatically :|
Velodynamic - Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:57 pm

shadow wrote:
Just emailed them and hopinh I'll be receiving my bonus tomorrow. It's ridiculous they don't do this automatically :|

So they sold 1000 units of the deluxe box and at least as many fan boxes.
So now they will have to answer at least 2000 e-mails from frustrated fans and sending them back their bonus files and confirmations of the pre-orders? 2016...really? :)

Jote - Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:17 pm

Hey, no wonder I couldn't get a straight answer about the contents of E1 deluxe/regular boxes. They must have been probably busy with dealing 2000 pissed off customers that bought some other release.
Pat Gleeson - Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:28 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
[off-topic] One post and you'll have 1000 here on this forum, better make it a good one :-P


No pressure there then :mrgreen:

I finally got a reply from MyPlay:

----- Original Message -----
From: MyPlay Direct Support <help@myplaydirect.com>

Request Update

Hello Patrick,

Thanks for pre-ordering Electronica Volume 2 Deluxe Box from MyPlay Direct.

The two tracks are currently being offered as an instant download to new pre-orders of the deluxe box set. Since, you've already placed an order for the Electronica Volume 2 Deluxe Box, here are the download links for you:

*The Heart of Noise, Pt. 1* LINK

*The Heart of Noise, Pt. 2* LINK

Sincerely,

MyPlay Direct

----------

My advice would be to send an email with your original order number as the header, and they will send the download links to you

Howzat Dr. Jones ? :mrgreen:

Dr_Jones - Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:16 pm

excellent!
The Sound-Oven - Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:18 pm

I'm loving Heart of Noise, especially Part 2.

Great rhythm, soundtrack-esque and a deep moody, mood. Love to hear this one live!

It will sound amazing in 3D :lol:

Pat Gleeson - Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:06 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
excellent!


:peacemaan:

shadow - Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:01 pm

The track that The Heart of Noise (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2) reminds me of is Vangelis - Alpha. The slow build up, the sounds, the finale. Really love these two tracks. Can't wait for the rest!.
starmike - Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:57 am

I just emailed them as well. I pre-ordered back in August.
Kanta - Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:17 am



Jarre reveals Electronica Vol 2 details

News / Scott Munro / 23 Feb 2016

Pioneer recruits raft of guest musicians for The Heart Of Noise - out May 6

Jean-Michel Jarre has announced details of his latest album Electronica Vol 2: The Heart Of Noise.

It’s due for release on May 6 and follows 2015’s Electronica Vol 1: Time Machine – his first record since 2007. View a trailer below.

And the French pioneer has recruited a raft of artists to guest on the record including Hans Zimmer, Gary Numan, Julia Holter, Yello and The Orb.

Jarre reports the album is a tribute to composer Luigi Russolo, who predicted the rise of electronic music in the early 1900s.

Jarre says: “I've wanted to tell a story for a while regarding electronic music history and its legacy from my point of view and experience, from when I started to nowadays.
“So I planned to compose for and collaborate with an array of artists who are, directly or indirectly linked to this scene, with people I admire for their singular contribution to our genre, that represent a source of inspiration for me over the last four decades I have been making music, but who also have an instantly recognisable sound.”
Electronica Vol 2: The Heart Of Noise is available for pre-order.

Jarre will perform at this year’s Sonar festival in Barcelona on June 17.

Source: http://prog.teamrock.com/...a-vol-2-details

Dv_ - Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:09 pm

Ok, so I have ordered the fan Box vol 1 last year, but has received nothing about the volume 2... If I understand well, I have to contact them to be able to order it, as there is no direct link to do that... am I right ?
Jarreshair - Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:27 pm

I will be just getting the normal CD from Amazon.co.uk.
They have a system that if you buy the CD you also get the MP3 files.
If I pre-order now will I get the two parts of Heart of Noise now,
or have to wait for the official CD release, when at which point all MP3 files will be sent as well?

rinogurr - Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:39 pm

New trailer by Columbia France - Sony Music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZ9XeZNsdI

shadow - Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:05 pm

Now that I think about it. The Travelator EP, was anything actually said about that since the announcement of this album?
Pat Gleeson - Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:28 pm

Dv_ wrote:
Ok, so I have ordered the fan Box vol 1 last year, but has received nothing about the volume 2... If I understand well, I have to contact them to be able to order it, as there is no direct link to do that... am I right ?


Yes. Contact MyPlay with your original order number as the header, and they will send you the link. Some people got it automatically, most - like me - didn't ...

Pat Gleeson - Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:29 pm

shadow wrote:
Now that I think about it. The Travelator EP, was anything actually said about that since the announcement of this album?


Not a word. It was supposed to be release as a standalone EP before Christmas. Instead, a very limited Remix II EP was released in some countries ....

Pat Gleeson - Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:31 pm

rinogurr wrote:
New trailer by Columbia France - Sony Music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZ9XeZNsdI


Thanks :D

Kanta - Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:40 pm



The Heart of Noise, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 by Jean-Michel Jarre & Rone

From the Album Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise - 19 February 2016

Samples and available to purchase as MP3 files:

The Heart of Noise, Pt. 1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/...131904?ie=UTF8&
The Heart of Noise, Pt. 2: https://www.amazon.co.uk/...BWJTRGMXNKTG8R4
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/electronica-2-heart-noise/id1081484725?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo=4

Jote - Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:41 pm

rinogurr wrote:
New trailer by Columbia France - Sony Music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZ9XeZNsdI


Thanks, basically the same as the other one (this one has 4 seconds LESS of new music!)

Dv_ - Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:15 pm

Pat Gleeson wrote:

Yes. Contact MyPlay with your original order number as the header, and they will send you the link. Some people got it automatically, most - like me - didn't ...


That was quick, I received an answer with a link in less than 30 minutes ! :bravo:

starmike - Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:27 pm

30 minutes? I'm still waiting on my reply. I put the order number for V. 2 in the subject and the body of the email.
Kanta - Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:10 am



Peaches, Pet Shop Boys, The Orb, Gary Numan, Cyndi Lauper confirmed for new Jean-Michel Jarre album - February 2016

Ambient and electronic music granddaddy Jean-Michel Jarre has confirmed the follow-up to 2015’s smash Electronica Vol 1: The Time Machine.

Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise will arrive May 6th and feature a marquee roster of guests including (but not limited to) Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan, Cyndi Lauper, Hans Zimmer, Peaches, Primal Scream and Julia Holter.

As with Vol 1 – which featured Erasure’s Vince Clarke, Armin van Buuren, Massive Attack’s Robert "3D" Del Naja and Pete Townshend among others – Jarre personally connected with each of his collaborators and travelled extensively to work together on the music.

The first and title track, "The Heart of Noise," is a tribute to Luigi Russolo, Italian composer and builder of experimental musical instruments, who proposed in 1913 in his Futurist manifesto ‘Art of Noises’ a number of conclusions about how electronics and other technology would allow futurist musicians to "substitute for the limited variety of timbres that the orchestra possesses today the infinite variety of timbres in noises, reproduced with appropriate mechanisms."

Russolo in essence predicted the dawn of the synthesiser and electronic music.

"I've wanted to tell a story for a while regarding electronic music history and its legacy from my point of view and experience, from when I started to nowadays," says Jarre in a release.

"So I planned to compose for and collaborate with an array of artists who are, directly or indirectly linked to this scene, with people I admire for their singular contribution to our genre, that represent a source of inspiration for me over the last four decades I have been making music, but who also have an instantly recognisable sound.”

Also of note, 2016 will see Jarre’s return to the stage, with festival performances confirmed so far at Sónar and Melt this summer, followed by an international arena tour commencing in Europe this autumn.

Full tracklisting for Electronica Vol 2: The Heart of Noise is:

1. The Heart of Noise Pt. 1: JM Jarre & Rone
2. The Heart of Noise Pt. 2: JM Jarre
3. Brick England: JM Jarre & Pet Shop Boys
4. As One: JM Jarre & Primal Scream
5. Exit - JM Jarre & E.S
6. These Creatures: JM Jarre & Julia Holter
7. Here For You: JM Jarre & Gary Numan
8. The Architect: JM Jarre & Jeff Mills
9. What You Want: JM Jarre & Peaches
10. Circus: JM Jarre & Siriusmo
11. Why This, Why That, Why: JM Jarre & Yello
12. Switch On Leon: JM Jarre & The Orb
13. Gisele: JM Jarre & Sebastien Tellier
14. Electrees: JM Jarre & Hans Zimmer
15. Swipe To The Right: JM Jarre & Cyndi Lauper
16. Walking The Mile: JM Jarre & Christophe
17. Falling Down: JM Jarre
18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin): JM Jarre

Source: http://www.hmv.com/ca/mus...hel-jarre-album

jeanbatman - Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:03 pm

I hope he'll tour in France ! :peacemaan:
Dv_ - Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:36 pm

starmike wrote:
30 minutes? I'm still waiting on my reply. I put the order number for V. 2 in the subject and the body of the email.


I used the form on their website ( http://www.myplaydirect.c...rre/contact/new ) with my previous order number in reference. I wrote in english, they answered in french ! :mrgreen:

Dr_Jones - Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:10 pm

Track Story with Rone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19z_hQlYSRM

Kanta - Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:50 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Track Story with Rone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19z_hQlYSRM

:bravo:

Jarreshair - Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:50 pm

Kanta wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Track Story with Rone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19z_hQlYSRM

:bravo:


Excellent.

But to clarify: Part one is with Rone (which we all know).
But Part two is solo? or with Rone also?

The Sound-Oven - Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:08 pm

It looks like Part 2 is a solo JMJ track (accordingly to the advertised track list as of 25 Feb 16), and also Falling Down and Heart of Noise (Origins)

:fine:

it's great to get a few solo JMJ tracks, as there were no solo tracks on Time Machine :P

Dr_Jones - Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:37 pm

http://www.blu.fm/subsite...67#.Vs8tDeZqNjU


Looks like E.S. is Edward Snowden.

Jote - Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:41 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
http://www.blu.fm/subsites/detail.php?kat=Musik&id=9767#.Vs8tDeZqNjU


Looks like E.S. is Edward Snowden.


:shock:

Just in case this information was unintentionally leaked, here's a screenshot


Oxygene - Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:06 pm

Jote wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
http://www.blu.fm/subsites/detail.php?kat=Musik&id=9767#.Vs8tDeZqNjU


Looks like E.S. is Edward Snowden.


:shock:

Just in case this information was unintentionally leaked, here's a screenshot


The article is online now for more than five days. I don't think it was unintentionally. The author writes that he could listen to the whole album - together with Jean Michel.

And by the way: At the moment the release of the Pete Townshend EP is planned after the release of Electronica 2 (according to Sony Music).

plate of chips - Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:16 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
http://www.blu.fm/subsites/detail.php?kat=Musik&id=9767#.Vs8tDeZqNjU


Looks like E.S. is Edward Snowden.




Google translation


JEAN-MICHEL JARRE: OF PART 2
The French sound wizard shows 2016 tons of courage and a very good taste for beats. With his album "Electronica: The Time Machine" put Jean-Michel Jarre 2015 a truly impressive comeback towards. It was his most successful album since 1983.

For the second part, "The Time Machine: The Heart of Noise" he brought back a fine selection of musicians too and worked with them on epic, electronic, eurodance ( "As One") and sometimes more trance pieces that the bar put up for other producers.

TECHNO WITH EDWARD SNOWDEN present were among others, the Pet shop Boys (the common (hymnal) piece "Brick England" is perhaps the best love letter to the English landscape in recent years ) Peaches (naughty Underground electric Berlin style) and Edward Snowden (!), speaks to a Techno board once more about truth and espionage.

"With this composition I made ​​pieces that should sound like it would suit my desire musicians. Then I sent them my work and we started working on it together, "revealed us to the synthesizer pioneer in an intimate Listening in a Berlin hotel. "The pieces of work through the interplay of various small items such as a large painting, a panorama."

An album that really deserves the title milestone.

Vozdelosvientos - Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:11 pm

Oxygene wrote:
And by the way: At the moment the release of the Pete Townshend EP is planned after the release of Electronica 2 (according to Sony Music).


I think it's a strange decision. The right moment IMHO would have been between the 2 volumes of Electronica but I'll get it anyway. :wink:

I was wondering if finally "Travelator" will be part of the extra contents of the second volume of the fan boxes but now it seems it's being released separately. Good news after all...

Oxygene - Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:24 pm

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
Oxygene wrote:
And by the way: At the moment the release of the Pete Townshend EP is planned after the release of Electronica 2 (according to Sony Music).


I think it's a strange decision. The right moment IMHO would have been between the 2 volumes of Electronica but I'll get it anyway. :wink:

I was wondering if finally "Travelator" will be part of the extra contents of the second volume of the fan boxes but now it seems it's being released separately. Good news after all...


As I've been told, the release was planned earlier, but there have been deadline problems with the vinyl pressing plants, so they decided to concentrate on the album first.

Regards,
Matthias

Jote - Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:09 pm

Oxygene wrote:
The article is online now for more than five days. I don't think it was unintentionally. The author writes that he could listen to the whole album - together with Jean Michel.


Yeah, I understood that, but I would think that the "E.S." reveal was planned for later. It's probably the biggest surprise of the album - that's why I suppose it's an unwanted leak at this point in time.

Finaero - Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:22 am

Jote wrote:
that's why I suppose it's an unwanted leak at this point in time.


Ooh, that'd be fitting.

jeanbatman - Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:10 am

Oxygene wrote:
(…) As I've been told (…)

Sounds like a secret agent :nod:

Dr_Jones - Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:37 am

Oxygene wrote:

As I've been told, the release was planned earlier, but there have been deadline problems with the vinyl pressing plants, so they decided to concentrate on the album first.


So it's getting a physical release? That's great to hear!

Jote - Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:39 am

Finaero wrote:
Jote wrote:
that's why I suppose it's an unwanted leak at this point in time.


Ooh, that'd be fitting.


Yup, the irony of that is undeniable.

Pat Gleeson - Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:06 pm

The Sound-Oven wrote:
... and also Falling Down and Heart of Noise


Arranged by Claude Samard, apparently.

The Sound-Oven - Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:34 pm

i see ok cool!

But no Rimbert in this album...

Vozdelosvientos - Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:44 pm

Jote wrote:
Oxygene wrote:
The article is online now for more than five days. I don't think it was unintentionally. The author writes that he could listen to the whole album - together with Jean Michel.


Yeah, I understood that, but I would think that the "E.S." reveal was planned for later. It's probably the biggest surprise of the album - that's why I suppose it's an unwanted leak at this point in time.


If you check the article right now you will find the line "Techno Mit Edward Snowden" has been removed and the other reference to him has changed into "E.S." again...

Funny...

Chris96 - Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:21 pm

The Siriusmo track got stuck in my mind, it's so catchy. Also I really like Heart of Noise and the Gary Numan song reminds me of Grand Theft Auto :D . The Peaches track sounds like some trap thing.
Jote - Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:24 pm

Oh, the irony.

Also: told ya!

Ziggy - Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:41 pm

Chris96 wrote:
The Siriusmo track got stuck in my mind, it's so catchy. Also I really like Heart of Noise and the Gary Numan song reminds me of Grand Theft Auto :D . The Peaches track sounds like some trap thing.



Dr_Jones - Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:41 pm

Looks like the Box Sets are delayed, just got an email:
"Due to its' rich content and wealth of bonus material, the box set will not be complete until later in the year. The release date will be confirmed soon. All customers will receive a full album download on May 6th 2016 alongside the official Electronica 2 album release date. "

Jote - Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:31 pm

Sounds tempting... But since I didn't get the E1 box I can't get E2 box AFAIK. And not really interested in the vinyls, just the bonus content.
Violator - Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:05 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like the Box Sets are delayed, just got an email:
"Due to its' rich content and wealth of bonus material, the box set will not be complete until later in the year. The release date will be confirmed soon. All customers will receive a full album download on May 6th 2016 alongside the official Electronica 2 album release date. "


http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=196342#196342

They've changed The Box Sets release date very long time ago.

Finaero - Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:20 pm

Oh look, they sent me an email with download codes for The Heart of Noise parts 1 and 2.

Except they're both for Part 1.

MyPlayDirect really is a bad joke. Sheesh.

Ziggy - Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:08 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like the Box Sets are delayed, just got an email:
"Due to its' rich content and wealth of bonus material, the box set will not be complete until later in the year. The release date will be confirmed soon. All customers will receive a full album download on May 6th 2016 alongside the official Electronica 2 album release date. "

Well later in the year can mean 31 december 2016.
Damn how hard is it....

shadow - Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:24 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like the Box Sets are delayed, just got an email:
"Due to its' rich content and wealth of bonus material, the box set will not be complete until later in the year. The release date will be confirmed soon. All customers will receive a full album download on May 6th 2016 alongside the official Electronica 2 album release date. "


It's amazing how they can already know that they can't finish the set in time while the album isn't out for another two months. You can't possibly tell me they can't get the resources to get it all ready in in time. Hell, remember when the first vinyl test print of Electronica happened like barely three weeks before the album was released and they still managed to get everything ready by release.

netrom - Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:16 am

Perhaps they're including Travelator pt 1 + 3 in the bonus content?
Jote - Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:39 am

netrom wrote:
Perhaps they're including Travelator pt 1 + 3 in the bonus content?


Which will probably be released before that delayed box anyway :)

starmike - Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:19 pm

I got my email for the HoN Pts. 1 and 2 and yup, both codes are for part 1.
shadow - Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:42 pm

Yeah someone else has also said that. It's amazing how everything concerning this album goes wrong...
ReallyGouda - Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:43 pm

starmike wrote:
I got my email for the HoN Pts. 1 and 2 and yup, both codes are for part 1.


Wow, how on Earth does one mess up codes for a MP3 file? :?
Come on, MyPlayDirect, you had one job.

Velodynamic - Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:16 pm

Will it be any possibilities to order E2 / "vol 2" of the box sets as a stand-alone box set?
jarrepaul - Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:46 am

Velodynamic wrote:
Will it be any possibilities to order E2 / "vol 2" of the box sets as a stand-alone box set?


No. They said that people who ordered Either box set volume 1 would be the only people to have access to box sets volume 2.

You can try to email them and say you picked up a volume 1 off eBay and to complete the collection could your order volume 2. I got sent 2 fans boxes instead of the 1 I ordered. I contacted them and said I got the other of a friend could I order a second box. They then sent me a link and I pre ordered volume 2.

Dr_Jones - Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:33 am

Velodynamic wrote:
Will it be any possibilities to order E2 / "vol 2" of the box sets as a stand-alone box set?


Yes, I've ordered an 2nd Vol 2 box set to enlarge the chance of getting the PSB fingerprints.

Jarreshair - Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:04 pm

Someone has stuck HoN Part 2 up on Youtube.
Obviously not an official video, so not sure if to post link here.
But I'm sure you all know how to find it!

flux - Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:14 am

Jarreshair wrote:
Someone has stuck HoN Part 2 up on Youtube.
Obviously not an official video, so not sure if to post link here.
But I'm sure you all know how to find it!


Yep this is possible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqfFsFZg5NE

(I think every Jarre fan have captured part 1 and part 2 weeks ago from spotify with audacity, no big surprise here).

Velodynamic - Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:50 pm

NEW TRAILER!! (not really) :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pBUmLpY_qk

I've got a hard time to get around that Julia Holter chick.
Her music. Just...lame. :roll:

Voyager37 - Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:02 pm

jarrepaul wrote:
You can try to email them and say you picked up a volume 1 off eBay and to complete the collection could your order volume 2.

They told me 'no'. "The offer to purchase Electronica Vol. 2 is only for customers that ordered volume 1 directly from us, MyPlay Direct."

Pat Gleeson - Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:34 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
I've got a hard time to get around that Julia Holter chick.
Her music. Just...lame. :roll:


The Peaches track is already filling me with dread ...

Velodynamic - Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:17 pm

So at the end of the yesterday I put my pre-order of E2 CD + vinyl at Amazon UK (as usual).
I just hope that the bank system won't fail on me this time.

Robi - Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:04 pm

Heart of noise 2 is a fav now!
Kanta - Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:52 pm

JiggyAlienEyes wrote:
Whoever did the makeup in the Rone video needs to be fired. Jarre looks a bit orange...

rinogurr - Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:53 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre
Exit
RCA Standard 7" Black Vinyl.
Promo single taken from the forthcoming new album "Electronica V.2"

Source: https://www.normanrecords...6-full-list.pdf

Dr_Jones - Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:39 am

Yeah, a Record Store Day release, which is on 16 April this year.
Adam - Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:30 pm

What you want with Peaches coming soon.
Source:-
https://www.facebook.com/...54007864934096/

Pat Gleeson - Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:57 pm

Adam wrote:
What you want with Peaches coming soon.
Source:-
https://www.facebook.com/...54007864934096/


ugh ...

Christophe - Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:12 pm

Pat Gleeson wrote:
Adam wrote:
What you want with Peaches coming soon.
Source:-
https://www.facebook.com/...54007864934096/


ugh ...

I don't say "ugh" before I listen the whole song! I can't judge from a few seconds sample. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Vozdelosvientos - Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:02 pm

Veeeeery soon :D



https://www.hoerspiel24.d...rre+%26+Peaches

Pat Gleeson - Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:12 pm

Christophe wrote:

I don't say "ugh" before I listen the whole song! I can't judge from a few seconds sample. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe


ugh :D

Jote - Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:35 pm

Christophe wrote:

I don't say "ugh" before I listen the whole song! I can't judge from a few seconds sample. :wink:


"Few seconds sample"? Did you miss the Electronica 2 Album trailer?

Anyway, for me that's the song that I'm the least interested in of all those that were in the trailer.

Jote - Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:37 am

30 sec preview:

https://www.hoerspiel24.d...e/0/6178024.mp3

jarrelook2300 - Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:02 am
Post subject: What you want
Jote wrote:
30 sec preview:

https://www.hoerspiel24.d...e/0/6178024.mp3
it now on iTunes uk listened to it very modern but not jarre style will not be a fan fav
Christophe - Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:08 am

I listen now to "What You Want" complete! I will say that it will not be my favorite on the album. But it is not so bad at all! It is more a strange song (of course Peaches music is strange at all). I'm happy that she don't sing explicitly lyrics like "F**k me if you want" and so. Not a typical track that you expect from Jarre! What's the next (bad?) surprise? :wink:

P.S. Did I listen in a moment the "clap-clap"-rythm from "Magnetic Fields 2" but slower? :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jote - Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:39 am

Pretty sure I will strongly dislike it as well. I won't be buying this song before the album releases (I did buy The Heart Of Noise 1 & 2 tracks though), but I guess I'd still like to listen to it beforehand.
Christophe - Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:57 am

Jote wrote:
Christophe wrote:

I don't say "ugh" before I listen the whole song! I can't judge from a few seconds sample. :wink:


"Few seconds sample"? Did you miss the Electronica 2 Album trailer?

No, I don't miss it! A 30" sample in a trailer not something to judge the whole song for me! :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Kanta - Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:16 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - JeanMichelJarreVEVO You Tube Channel – 11 March 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre, Peaches - What You Want

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQBJTuwbk44

Published on 11 March 2016
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, Peaches performing What You Want. (C) 2016 Music Affair Entertainment Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Pat Gleeson - Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:23 am

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre - JeanMichelJarreVEVO You Tube Channel – 11 March 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre, Peaches - What You Want

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQBJTuwbk44

Published on 11 March 2016
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, Peaches performing What You Want. (C) 2016 Music Affair Entertainment Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH



As I said: ugh ...

Jote - Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:56 am

Honestly not as bad as I expected. I actually might prefer it over Rely On Me. And an instrumental version would be quite enjoyable.

And Christophe is absolutely right: there are MF2 claps in this song. Nice touch.

rinogurr - Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:00 pm


Pat Gleeson - Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:34 pm

Christophe wrote:
P.S. Did I listen in a moment the "clap-clap"-rythm from "Magnetic Fields 2" but slower? :wink:


Well spotted ! :D

Pat Gleeson - Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:36 pm

Jote wrote:
I actually might prefer it over Rely On Me. And an instrumental version would be quite enjoyable.


I prefer it to 'Glory' for sure, primarily for the same reason Jote - the music is actually very good ...

Jarreshair - Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:59 pm

Like If.... it's not really a Jarre type track but I like it!
Catchy.

Finaero - Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:04 pm

I'm trying to not listen to any new tracks (aside from the Heart of Noise parts 1 and 2 (of which I still haven't got my proper download for part 2, instead I got two download codes - both for part ONE)) from the album until the full one is released.
Robi - Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:13 pm

Better than If!
Cathy!

Not bad at all.

Jote - Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:54 pm

Lossless version now available at Beatport
Christophe - Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:25 pm

Robi wrote:
Better than If!
Cathy!

Not bad at all.

I like "What You Want" also more than "If..!". But if "If..!" was only an instrumental track then it will be better I guess. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

shadow - Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:02 pm

Sorry but it's a really terrible track. I expected it when I heard it in the trailer and it's really terrible. Not the music perse, but the lyrics...
Pat Gleeson - Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:27 pm

shadow wrote:
Sorry but it's a really terrible track. I expected it when I heard it in the trailer and it's really terrible. Not the music perse, but the lyrics...


Exactly my criticism Shadow ...

1906 - Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:48 pm

Pat Gleeson wrote:
shadow wrote:
Sorry but it's a really terrible track. I expected it when I heard it in the trailer and it's really terrible. Not the music perse, but the lyrics...


Exactly my criticism Shadow ...


It's not explicit enough.

http://www.azlyrics.com/p/peaches.html

ReallyGouda - Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:27 pm

Well, "What You Want" is an interesting track, to say the least. :shock:
Elf - Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:32 pm

It's been years since Peaches did something worthwhile, but this track is quite ok. Nothing extraordinary, but listenable.

It's quite nice when she sings the chorus, and Jarre's fiddle faddling with his soundscapes afther the chorus is nice.

This track is very hip hop/R'n'b like, so Jarre is at least not standing still. He's not afraid to try out new stuff. Kinda cool, actually

Robi - Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:21 am

Elf wrote:
It's been years since Peaches did something worthwhile, but this track is quite ok. Nothing extraordinary, but listenable.

It's quite nice when she sings the chorus, and Jarre's fiddle faddling with his soundscapes afther the chorus is nice.

This track is very hip hop/R'n'b like, so Jarre is at least not standing still. He's not afraid to try out new stuff. Kinda cool, actually


My opinion is something like this, yes.

netrom - Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:30 pm

“What you want”: catchy track with an edge. Another departure from the canon, but then that’s a great deal of the fascination with Electronica project. Somewhat similar to “If”, but more mature and arty (in a good sense). The lyrics are also quite smart.
The short video is an eroti-grotesque sequel to “Aero”. Nice!
With this and “Heart of Noise” tracks (pt2 is a masterpiece), “Electronica 2” sounds really promising.

Ziggy - Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:35 pm

I really really like this..
But ofcourse im a peaches fan!
Ok its not like f*ck the pain away, but damn.....

I think this song is about an orgasm.

Vozdelosvientos - Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:48 pm

You can hear extracts from the 18 tracks of the album here:

http://www.sounds-venlo.n...i-_8312679.html

Dr_Jones - Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:59 pm

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
You can hear extracts from the 18 tracks of the album here:

http://www.sounds-venlo.n...i-_8312679.html


Oh, tempting... tempting... But I'm not going to.

Jote - Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:12 pm

Whoa, thanks for that!
Violator - Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:15 am

Listened to those samples. E1 was better.
Ziggy - Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:33 am

That number with ES, i only have one dutch word for it: HAKKUUH!
Jote - Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:05 am

#17 ("Falling down", SOLO track) is the track that opens both E1 and E2 trailers and to me is the proof that JMJ is still capable of delivering "old-school jarresque" music.
Christophe - Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:58 am

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
You can hear extracts from the 18 tracks of the album here:

http://www.sounds-venlo.n...i-_8312679.html

The track with Yello... Wooow, I love it! The voice have some "Leonard Cohen" in it. Nostalgic! Can't wait for to hear all the tracks complete. Come on May 6th! :D :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

plate of chips - Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:11 am

Violator wrote:
Listened to those samples. E1 was better.


A little early to tell, particularly from 30sec clips.


These sound decent :

Heart of Noise 1&2& Origin; Brick England Pet Shop Boys; These Creatures Julia Holter; Here for you Gary Numan; Exit E.S.

Electrees Hans Zimmer; What you want Peaches; Switch on Leon The Orb; Circus Siriusmo (a bit Les Rythmes Digitales) ;

Why This Why That and Why Yello; The Architect Jeff Mills; Walking the Mile Christophe; Falling down.





Eight things :

1. Over use of 16th arpeggios as with Electronica1: is generic Electronic Music (JmJ was never one for such) .

2. Over use of 4/4 beats : is generic.

3. Soul2Soul rhythm & bassline : there are far more different beats & bass lines, shows lack of broadness ....
Train & River bass, What you Want beat.

4. Euro trance cheesy : Automatic Part 2 Vince Clarke.

5. Auto tune cringe : As One Primal Scream; Giselle Sebastien Teller.

6. Electronica2 appears more one paced than Electronica1.

7. Élan, mystique, subtlety of JmJ missing : except on Zero Gravity, Heart of Noise.

8. Electronica 1&2 are not a journey into 4decades of EM : they are a modern EM fairly generic.

Jote - Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:34 am

Interesting points.

2. I'd agree. We basically got just one "12/8" track (4/4 with triplets in reality), "Glory". "Suns have gone" is in 6/4 which is quite interesting. "Question of Blood" also has triplets in it. But that's it.

3. Not sure what "Soul2Soul" is, but if you listen carefully I think you'll find that the basslines are not so basic - for instance the bassline of "Gisele" is a bit more complex than "meets the eye" (sic)

7. I think "Switch on Leon" can be added to this list; "These creatures" perhaps?

8. It is a journey in a sense that JMJ collaborated with musicians from different periods; but you're right that the *music itself* is "modern".

Yeah, I too would like another Oxygene/Equinoxe dreamy suite :)

Pat Gleeson - Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:03 pm

It's a logical progression from E1 - it's even further removed from Jarre's oeuvre than ever. This could be an electro-pop album by anyone on the scene ...
plate of chips - Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:07 pm

Jote wrote:
I too would like another Oxygene/Equinoxe dreamy suite :)


After JmJ reaches 75, no longer touring, we will receive classic JmJ.

Not Oxygene, Not Equinoxe, timeless though they are
instead modern elan, melancholy, mystique, subtlety.

JmJ stays in the moment. This keeps JmJ vitalised.

(Avoiding living in the past).


Pat Gleeson wrote:
This could be an electro-pop album by anyone on the scene ...



Near 70year old to make music that sounds from  a 20year young hipster is quite an achievement.
Let's place ourself in shoes of a 70year & typical 20year Millennial ....

Intentional from JmJ to showcase he is in the current moment to produce modern EM.

Voyager37 - Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:17 pm

Anyway I miss his big form pieces.
Jote - Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:35 am

Voyager37, I realize you like your avatar picture, but please consider that it might be annoying to others and cause eye-strain. And not everyone knows how to block it.
Kanta - Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:01 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official JeanMichelJarreVEVO You Tube Channel - 16 March 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre, Peaches - Jean-Michel Jarre with Peaches Track Story

Published on 16 March 2016
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, Peaches performing Jean-Michel Jarre with Peaches Track Story. (C) 2016 Music Affair Entertainment Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnLJeKWyL6Q

Ziggy - Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:29 pm

What i find interresting is when ripping the peaches song to mp3.
it says Oxygene II in the id3 tag.... weird

Voyager37 - Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:39 pm

Everybody ouside supposes all JMJ tracks are Oxygene... I, II, etc. :D
Jarreshair - Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:57 pm

Has anyone else noticed Michael Geiss's comments on JMJ's Facebook page regarding the Peaches track and the E project in general?

Such as "Where is Jarre in this?".

ralf - Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:58 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Has anyone else noticed Michael Geiss's comments on JMJ's Facebook page regarding the Peaches track and the E project in general?

Such as "Where is Jarre in this?".


+1

Real Jarre dead long, long ago.

Now is very comercial JMJ only for money.

JMJ cant composed anything without other people??.

9 years and no solo album??. Please....

Chris96 - Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:30 pm

It's been 18 years without the classic Jarre. Since 1998 he has done some weird stuff. Collaborating with that guy in "Electronic Night" and those rappers, then Metamorphoses (which is the first "Electronica" in my opinion), then Teo&Tea and then these things.

I wonder about the setilist in his tour...

Jote - Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:27 pm

"Where is Jarre in this?"

I guess that would be the Magnetic Fields 2 throughout the track... ;)

shadow - Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:28 pm

So 'Rely on Me' wasn't a Jarre track? Whut?

Yes it's not the old Jarre style, but let the poor guy have some fun. He's done so much of the same stuff that I honestly I find this to be really enjoyable regardless.

Edit: My personal response to Geiss:
Quote:
I understand finding some of the Electronica Project to be lackluster, I find this track not particularly great along with a few others on The Time Machine.
However we did also get: The Train And The River and Rely on Me on that album. And while I find most to be fine tracks. Those two, and in particularly Rely on Me, I find to be real Jarre-esq.

The man is nearing 70 and has had an amazing carreer for the last 40 years. 30 of which are, let's be entirely honest with ourselves, mostly the exact same shtick done many times over. So much of that music has a certain style and I absolutely love it, but I'm really happy that he's trying out new ventures also. Sure T&T was a disaster for the most part (Vintage is a really amazing track though), Sessions 2000 was weird but had a nice structure, Geometry of Love has some really nice lounge music and Metamorphoses gave use some actually really good songs and musical pieces even if it was a departure of the norm.

Each gave us something we never heard before or even since. They may not all be gems, but nothing really has been since Zoolook if you ask me personally. That album was such a ridiculous high in terms of basically everything that even Chronologie and Oxygene 7-13 haven't reached that high. But that doesn't make that music any less.

Even if it's not classic Jarre, it does have a place to exist and has a right also. We can judge it on its own merits rather than judging it as the Jarre of ol'.

But that's enough of me! :P

Finaero - Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:56 pm

shadow wrote:
Whut?


I haven't checked, but I doubt that anyone thinks that New Order's "Stray Dog" from their new 2015 album isn't really a New Order track, just because it stars Iggy Pop in it.

I also doubt that anyone thinks that Vangelis has no part in his upcoming collaboration with GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan.

But when a JMJ "fan" is asked if JMJ has actually done anything in his own album (even/ESPECIALLY if there's clear video footage of him doing so AND even showing how the track was made step-by-step from the beginning) - what do you think the JMJ "fan" is going to answer? :P

(Further example: a JMJ hater listens to Oxygene and thinks it's shit because it's JMJ - a JMJ "fan" listens to Oxygene and thinks it's good because it was really made by Michel Geiss - even/ESPECIALLY when Michel Geiss himself denies it with sound logic)

shadow - Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:13 pm

We're not starting the "Oxygene was composed by Geiss" again are we? :|
Elf - Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:51 pm

shadow wrote:
We're not starting the "Oxygene was composed by Geiss" again are we? :|


I really hope not, Especially since Geiss himself has stated in several interviews that those claims are absurd.

I do however think it's very unprofessional of Geiss to post what he did on his previous employer's FB page. First of all, dissing your previous employer in public is never ever a good idea. Secondly, it will only fuel speculations (again) that Jarre and he had a falling out.

I know that he in later comments has tried to clarify that this is only his opinion, and that Jarre should do what he wants, but it's still very unprofessional.

It's one thing to say in an interview that what Jarre has been doing lately his not his cup of tea, but to post "where is the real Jarre," without anyone prompting or asking for his opinion is bad form, IMO.

plate of chips - Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:06 am

shadow wrote:
We're not starting the "Oxygene was composed by Geiss" again are we? :|




There is a simple response. Where are Michel Geiss own albums.


I realised there's no point discussing these with goofs , from now on my response to them



Dr_Jones - Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:39 am

Elf wrote:

I do however think it's very unprofessional of Geiss to post what he did on his previous employer's FB page. First of all, dissing your previous employer in public is never ever a good idea. Secondly, it will only fuel speculations (again) that Jarre and he had a falling out.


Well, in his defense, he did quote Michel Granger later in that topic, stating that one must be careful of nostalgia and admitted Granger was probably right.

Jarreshair - Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:41 am

To be honest I'm getting a bit annoyed with old Jarre fans dissing the E-Project.
JMJ has stated several times in videos that he sends out the demos and gives the other artists space to express themselves. JMJ then finishes the track off (with the exception of the TD track).
The finished article is not JMJ and not the collaborative artist, but a fusion of the two.
This shows how clever JMJ is and how diverse his music is.
Sure not everyone is going to like every track, but that is probably due to not liking that certain artists style. I can hear JMJ in every track. It's not always 50/50, but he is there.

For people who just want Mr.Oxygene, go and play your old cd/vinyl, it's not going to spontaneous combust just because JMJ has decided to make other music that you are not keen on.

Rant Over. :evil:

phil40 - Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:21 pm

Hi jarreshair I agree, yep jarred has had some time out from teo and tea but hes making a stunning comeback, im in love with electronica 1 and llllllllove what I hear on vol 2

Hes still jean Michel jarre who we all love, yep trying something different and succeeding

:peacemaan:

Jote - Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:52 am

I would agree too - after all this is a "JMJ plays in the style of X" album. And while I'm not a big fan of "Rely on me" (I actually skip it) or "The train and the river", "Falling down" from E2 (also his solo track) shows much promise.
Velodynamic - Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:36 am

shadow wrote:
We're not starting the "Oxygene was composed by Geiss" again are we? :|



Dr_Jones - Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:24 pm

JMJ on PSB and a snippet of their collaboration 'Brick England'
http://drjones.home.xs4al...1_PSB_docu.flac

Robi - Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:45 am

Has the entire track released / played yesterday?
Finaero - Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:59 am

Nah, it was just a "preview". No idea why I thought it was gonna be the full track.

But this way I'll save the collab as a surprise until May ;)

Dr_Jones - Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:16 am

Robi wrote:
Has the entire track released / played yesterday?


only the fragment I posted.

Elf - Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:22 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
JMJ on PSB and a snippet of their collaboration 'Brick England'
http://drjones.home.xs4al...1_PSB_docu.flac


Certainly better than the two crappy singles PSB just released from their new album. Such a letdown after the brilliant Electric

Kanta - Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:40 am



Jean-Michel Jarre and Pet Shop Boys - Brick England - Sample - 1:34 - it's available here to listen to also: https://audioboom.com/boos/4374825-brick-england

Dr_Jones - Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:30 pm

Kanta wrote:
Image

Jean-Michel Jarre and Pet Shop Boys - Brick England - Sample - 1:34 - it's available here to listen to also: https://audioboom.com/boos/4374825-brick-england


yeah, i posted that on the previous page.

And Elf, wait until you hear "Undertow" and "Burn", especially Burn, that's the Integral of this new album :-D

Velodynamic - Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:37 pm

Kanta wrote:
Image

Jean-Michel Jarre and Pet Shop Boys - Brick England - Sample - 1:34 - it's available here to listen to also: https://audioboom.com/boos/4374825-brick-england

It's a cool track. Is it just me or did I catched some Industrial Rev part 2 tones there in the middle? :D

Finaero - Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:23 pm

It definitely sends off a IR2 vibe, sounds pretty good thus far.
GlennFolkvord - Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:28 pm

ralf wrote:
Real Jarre dead long, long ago.
Now is very comercial JMJ only for money.
JMJ cant composed anything without other people??.


You are the person who defines the real Jarre? I thought that would be Jarre himself. It is also possible that you simply don't like "Jarre" as a composer, you only like the particular style called "Oxygene/Equinoxe/Rendezvous/Chronologie" which JMJ happened to do for 20 years. There are lots of artists who only do one kind of music, including this style. Maybe you want to seek them out.

If JMJ was in this for the money, he would not spend 5 years and his own money working on a double album. In stead he would have toured, played his greatest hits 10 years in a row and taken on film soundtracks. There is no big money in albums anymore, unless you have boobs and takes your clothes off on stage. Alternatively, JMJ could have tried to make Equinoxe II to keep his old fans happy and try to sell them past glories, but then THAT would have been wrong too. He was accused of doing the commercial thing with 7-13, you know. Even if that was old-school Jarre. He just can't win, so he better do things he likes himself. His job is not to satisfy us, you know. Selling records and concert tickets is just a happy byproduct of doing what he likes.

FYI Jarre composed all the tracks on this 2 album project. What do you mean, he can't compose on his own?

(Tired rant over.)

Kanta - Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:36 pm

Hearts of Noise: Jeff Mills, Julia Holter, the Orb, and More Talk Working With Jean-Michel Jarre - 7 April 2016



Gary Numan, Peaches, Rone, and Sebastien Tellier also contributed to the French electronic music legend's 'Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise'

Source: http://www.spin.com/2016/...uman-interview/

Dr_Jones - Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:28 pm


Jarre & Edward Snowden - Exit RSD release

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEEVTSAmhZB/

Velodynamic - Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:54 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Image
Jarre & Edward Snowden - Exit RSD release

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEEVTSAmhZB/


Ok so you'll have to book a flight ticket to Cornwall to be able to buy that single?

Jote - Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:20 pm

Less than a month to release... not much happening in the marketing dept compared to vol. 1.
Christophe - Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:16 am

Jote wrote:
Less than a month to release... not much happening in the marketing dept compared to vol. 1.

That's fine to me. The surprise will be much bigger! :D

Greetings,


Christophe

Velodynamic - Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:22 am

No limited 12" vinyl EP releases this time as with E-1?
Pity...I really like them. :roll:

Kanta - Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:58 am

Jean-Michel Jarre 'Exit' 7"



Limited to 1000 copies.
Standard 7" Black Vinyl. Promo single taken from the forthcoming new album "Electronica V.2"

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...?type=3&theater

Jarreshair - Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:22 pm

I think it's been decided to have a split strategy regarding Vol1 and Vol2.
Vol1 full tracks released on Youtube/Vevo, Vol2 just snippets and a couple of full tracks.
See which album sells the best?

Otherwise it maybe just a time restraint issue.
Vol1 had many months (maybe years) to get organised, but the time between Vol1 and Vol2 is much less.

Dr_Jones - Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:28 pm

I need a PSB/JMJ Track Story in my life :-(
shadow - Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:49 pm

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre 'Exit' 7"

Image

Limited to 1000 copies.
Standard 7" Black Vinyl. Promo single taken from the forthcoming new album "Electronica V.2"

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...?type=3&theater


So can we actually order this or?

Christophe - Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:07 pm

shadow wrote:
Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre 'Exit' 7"

Image

Limited to 1000 copies.
Standard 7" Black Vinyl. Promo single taken from the forthcoming new album "Electronica V.2"

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...?type=3&theater


So can we actually order this or?

I hear from a fan that lives in Sevilla, Spain that this 7" is not available at his RSD store there. I'm afraid that it in some places will not available. I will call tomorow my RSD store (Fat Kat Records) in Antwerpen for to be sure. I don't want to pay crazy prices on ebay after the release of this unique item. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

jarrepaul - Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:41 pm

The record store I'm going to in UK is getting 5 copies. He's told me that if there are any left he can put them on general sale a week later. He said that if anyone wants a copy I can post a link to his shop. He said it saves people paying over the odds from ebay.
shadow - Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:44 pm

Will travel tomorrow than and see if some stores will get a copy or not. We'll see.
Dr_Jones - Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:51 am

shadow wrote:
Will travel tomorrow than and see if some stores will get a copy or not. We'll see.


My local shop says they've ordered the single, but they don't know how many they will get (and if they will get it anyway)

Ziggy - Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:49 am

Same here,
they didn't even know If they got a copy.
So i'll be there at 8.00 :)

Christophe - Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:23 pm

I inform me at a recordseller in Antwerp and he told me that the price for this 7" is 26 euro. He say too that the 7" will not so much sell on RSD for the high price. Tomorrow is the last day that sellers can do orders and then he will try to get one for me. In Friday afternoon I need to call to them and then I know more about it. :? :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Dr_Jones - Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:27 pm

Christophe wrote:
I inform me at a recordseller in Antwerp and he told me that the price for this 7" is 26 euro. He say too that the 7" will not so much sell on RSD for the high price.


The two Dutch shops I asked about the released said a similar price. The UK retailers seem to get a cheaper price (approx. 9 ukp?). Must be the costs for the sleeve design.

Christophe - Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:28 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Christophe wrote:
I inform me at a recordseller in Antwerp and he told me that the price for this 7" is 26 euro. He say too that the 7" will not so much sell on RSD for the high price.


The two Dutch shops I asked about the released said a similar price. The UK retailers seem to get a cheaper price (approx. 9 ukp?). Must be the costs for the sleeve design.

Sleeve design? Not much design according to the pictures we saw here in this topic. Why they get a cheaper price in the UK? One thing is good that my parents go from Friday until Sunday to London (for a concert of Muse on Saturdaynight at the O2) and they can see there for the single. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Vozdelosvientos - Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:50 pm

In amazon.es you have the 7'' single for 9,24€.

https://www.amazon.es/Exi...ords=jarre+exit

I bought mine a couple of weeks ago.

shadow - Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:04 pm

Nowhere here close by that's selling them...
1906 - Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:54 pm

http://www.djtunes.com/je...el-jarre-e-s-1#

And apparently, it will be released on youtube tomorrow:
http://www.ttthreads.com/...lease-schedule/

Herr Dunkel - Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:04 am

In the US the Exit vinyl won't be available on RSD, but will be on Amazon.com ($7) on the same day as Electronica 2, May 6.

Re: Electronica 2, this will be the first time a Jarre album is released (physically) on the same day as in France (Electronica 1 was released only as MP3 in the US). Incidentally the E1 CD and vinyl will be released at the same time as E2.

Dr_Jones - Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:10 am

www.theguardian.com/music...a-whistleblower

The Guardian brought JMJ and Snowden together.

Also, a new Track Story video in the article!

Christophe - Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:13 am

I listen the whole song in iTunes. Is now available to download there. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Dv_ - Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:35 am

I listened "exit" on google play. Another boring boom boom track.
I'll stay in bed tomorrow instead of going to the nearest record shop

:|

Christophe - Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:43 am

Dv_: It's a techno track like Jarre says in the Track Story. This kind of music is most of the time the same and some of them are more than 10 minutes boom boom shack shack! I don't say that you need to like it. If you don't like it that's your choise and I respect that. :wink:

You can't say that this track is a piece of s**t. May be for you but for others can it be a masterpiece. Opinions are so different. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Dv_ - Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:51 am

Christophe wrote:
You can't say that this track is a piece of s**t.


Did I wrote that ? :roll:

Christophe - Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:29 am

Dv_ wrote:
Christophe wrote:
You can't say that this track is a piece of s**t.


Did I wrote that ? :roll:

Nope! I don't say that you wrote it! But may be other people can say that and I respect that. I't's good that people have different tastes, the world will be boring without that. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jote - Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:03 am

Christophe wrote:
You can't say that this track is a piece of s**t. May be for you but for others can it be a masterpiece. Opinions are so different. :wink:


You are contradicting yourself. I CAN say "It's a piece of s**t" because it's MY opinion.

Christophe - Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:12 am

Jote wrote:
Christophe wrote:
You can't say that this track is a piece of s**t. May be for you but for others can it be a masterpiece. Opinions are so different. :wink:


You are contradicting yourself. I CAN say "It's a piece of s**t" because it's MY opinion.

Contradicting? You understood it wrong I think. :shock: :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Kanta - Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:58 am

Jean-Michel Jarre feat. Edward Snowden: the story of an impossible piece - 15 April 2016




One of the masters of electronic music in France back on its collaboration with Edward Snowden, the clip out today. Why Jean-Michel Jarre he invited the man who revealed the illegal listening devices in the United States on his album Electronica 2: The Heart Of Noise? Answers, without detour.

Source: http://fr.traxmag.com/int...ceau-impossible

Vumiko - Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:19 pm

http://www.theguardian.co...a-whistleblower
Kanta - Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:07 pm



April 2016 - met jean-michel jarre and interviewed him #jeanmicheljarre #berlin #electronicmusic #snowden

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEN_bLkx8f0/

Kanta - Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:11 pm

louishallonet - Official Instagram - 15 April 2016



Few weeks back, I had the immense privilege to be part of a mission to Moscow to film @jeanmicheljarre & Edward Snowden recording and talking together.
This was one of the craziest and most exciting moments of this Electronica adventure !
I must now warn people calling me for nothing that now they are listed by NSA & FBI ;-) #jeanmicheljarre #edwardsnowden #jmjelectronica #whistleblower #exit
...

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEOT59PtG0q/

Kanta - Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:47 pm



Source: https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre/status/720996071292407809

Also on Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/...154135128409096

Robi - Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:27 pm

if you don't stand up for, then who will?


This is way the most surprising collaboration and it's very original, I mean this is something cool big time!!

This "duo" gets a huuge media coverage.

Velodynamic - Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:07 am

And there we go again; "Gene" Michel Jarre! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY50xys3vdM

It's a bit unclear to me what Edward actually did more then inspired JMJ to the track "Exit".
On the other hand Edward got to meet a big synthesizer hero and JMJ is allowed to add a very controversial name onto his new album,
so it's a win-win no matter how you look at it.

Dr_Jones - Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:31 am

Well, I've got the single. It's a one sided single, with Exit as the only track.
Jarreshair - Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:58 am

Hank Marvin get's his name spot on:

https://www.youtube.com/w...l=Andrewshadowy


As for the track, full out Techno isn't my cup of tea.
Sure it will get Jarre some headlines, but it may distract from the worthwhile tracks on the new album such as the PSB track, and may actually put people off buying it.

Robi - Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:24 am

Velodynamic wrote:
And there we go again; "Gene" Michel Jarre! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY50xys3vdM

It's a bit unclear to me what Eric actually did more then inspired JMJ to the track "Exit".
On the other hand Eric got to meet a big synthesizer hero and JMJ is allowed to add a very controversial name onto his new album,
so it's a win-win no matter how you look at it.


Eric?

Edward he is.

Velodynamic - Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:04 pm

Robi wrote:
Velodynamic wrote:
And there we go again; "Gene" Michel Jarre! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY50xys3vdM

It's a bit unclear to me what Eric actually did more then inspired JMJ to the track "Exit".
On the other hand Eric got to meet a big synthesizer hero and JMJ is allowed to add a very controversial name onto his new album,
so it's a win-win no matter how you look at it.


Eric?

Edward he is.

I'm glad you're awake. :wink: :mrgreen:

Jarreshair - Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:51 pm

Maybe JMJ's meetings with Vince Clarke were upstairs at Erics?
jeanbatman - Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:39 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
And there we go again; "Gene" Michel Jarre! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY50xys3vdM

Looks like he's shouting at the photographers ! 8)

Finaero - Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:14 am

Even though I'm still saving most of Electronica 2 for its release, I did ask a friend of mine to listen to "Exit".

He said that he "fully agrees with JMJ's reasoning for the collaboration and thinks that it has a great and important message. A shame that the song sucks."

Apparently this forum is inclined to agree. ;)

Jarreshair - Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:50 am

I know Edward (Eric) Snowden provided the vocals on this track,
but was he also the whistle blower?

Jote - Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:59 am

LOL
jeanbatman - Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:31 am

You must think back to that topic "How could he surprise us?"...
Well, as far as Exit is concerned, he succeeded.

Pat Gleeson - Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:08 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
I know Edward (Eric) Snowden provided the vocals on this track,
but was he also the whistle blower?


Very droll :mrgreen:

Kanta - Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:01 am

Facebook Q & A with Jean-Michel Jarre - 19 April 2016



Source: https://www.facebook.com/...?type=3&theater

Kanta - Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:29 am

greenroomfr - Official Instagram - April 2016



Posons une oreille sur le prochain album de @jeanmicheljarre !
En studio avec la légende pour découvrir #Electronica2 son nouvel opus... Une pluie de guest et un mot pour chacun lors de la présentation des titres.
Une belle claque c'est ce qui résume l'écoute 👋

Jean-Michel Jarre nous prouve encore une fois quel artiste complet et classe il est ! Bravo 👏

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEWbSvCD3xs/

Kanta - Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:13 am



© Alex B. Adler
Meeting with Jean-Michel Jarre
The new album of the French Electronics Pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre's " Electronica 2 " and contains the track " exit " He recorded with Edward Snowden.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...&type=3&theater

shadow - Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:14 pm

And here I'm still waiting for Travelator Pt. 1 and 3...
Kanta - Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:08 pm

Sony Music Poland - 19 April 2016


Dv_ - Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:49 am

Looks like the fanbox edition is not going to be reserved to fans anymore...

http://www.superdeluxeedi...fanbox-edition/

Dr_Jones - Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:05 am

Dv_ wrote:
Looks like the fanbox edition is not going to be reserved to fans anymore...

http://www.superdeluxeedi...fanbox-edition/


Yes, my local record stores have the fanbox in their order-list too. Cool package.

Christophe - Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:23 am

Kanta wrote:
Sony Music Poland - 19 April 2016

Image

Looks to "Brick England"! "Pet Shop Boys" is spelled like "The Pet Shop Boys". It's a minor mistake I think. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

shadow - Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:50 am

Say what's going to happen with the Deluxe Boxsets anyway? I know they're delayed, but how will the payment and everything be going? Still the release I presume?
jeanbatman - Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:26 pm

Christophe wrote:
(…) a minnor mistake (…)

A minor mistake indeed… :punch:

Pat Gleeson - Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:37 pm

shadow wrote:
Say what's going to happen with the Deluxe Boxsets anyway? I know they're delayed, but how will the payment and everything be going? Still the release I presume?


The fanboxes are the ones getting a retail release. As fair as I'm aware, the deluxe sets release date has been delayed to facilitate extra bonus material exclusive to these sets ...

Kanta - Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:30 pm

20 April 2016



Do you want to listen into another new song from the upcoming album?
Join the newsletter until Friday and be one of the first:
http://sny.ms/jmj_prelistening

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...154142557329096

Christophe - Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:45 pm

Kanta wrote:
20 April 2016

Image

Do you want to listen into another new song from the upcoming album?
Join the newsletter until Friday and be one of the first:
http://sny.ms/jmj_prelistening

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...154142557329096

What about the people that subscribe in the past? Or they are not allowed to listen the new song? :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jote - Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:06 pm

I hope it's either "Here for you" or "Falling". Or "Circus".
Velodynamic - Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:34 pm

I hope it'll be These Creatures. That's the one I care less about... (oohps) :P

I'm going to just wait for the full release from now on. No more spoilers for me thank yup.

Kanta - Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:39 am

Christophe wrote:
Kanta wrote:
20 April 2016

Image

Do you want to listen into another new song from the upcoming album?
Join the newsletter until Friday and be one of the first:
http://sny.ms/jmj_prelistening

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...154142557329096

What about the people that subscribe in the past? Or they are not allowed to listen the new song? :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Well just in case it might be worth subscribing again.

Christophe - Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:56 am

When we got the song? Today or another day? :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Kanta - Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:45 am



(c) Remy Stroomer

Velodynamic - Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:35 pm

Kanta wrote:
Image

(c) Remy Stroomer


Woooh...first samples from the factory? :clap:

Robi - Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:46 pm

I think that there were some sudden ideas or changes, mainly for 2nd part.
Think of David Lynch. He was the first one to be rumoured collaborating for this project. But he turned out to be left.

Snowden might have been a random choice, after the two "met" by Guardian. Then JM might think chosing Snowden instead of Lynch.

Other acts were rumoured....maybe The Chemical Brothers?

Kanta - Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:10 pm



Listen to an EXCLUSIVE SNIPPET of the track « As One » by JMJ x PRIMAL SCREAM
Taken from the upcoming album ELECTRONICA VOL.2
https://sme.mtl.fm/jmj#!/index

Finaero - Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:25 pm

Well, I sent a cancellation request for my Electronica Part II Deluxe Thingamajig to MyPlayDirect since quite honestly I don't want to have anything to do with that company ever again. :P Preordered the CD from Amazon.co.uk instead.

(Although now I have a sinking feeling that even if they cancel the order, they're gonna ship and bill it to me anyway due to some bullhonkey. Oy!)

Still gonna refrain from listening to any upcoming tracks from the album before release, tho' ;)

Jarreshair - Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:31 pm

I can't get the snippet to play :(
Jote - Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:45 pm

Neither can I and I haven't received anything via e-mail...
Jote - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:13 pm

Can anyone of the lucky ones that got it reupload it somewhere?
Christophe - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:17 pm

Jote wrote:
Can anyone of the lucky ones that got it reupload it somewhere?

It's only a snippet of 1.26min, not the whole song. :? :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jote - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:24 pm

So what? I'd still like to hear that snippet
Christophe - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:28 pm

Jote wrote:
So what? I'd still like to hear that snippet

Go to the link that Kanta give in the Electronica 2 topic in the newssection or in this topic. :wink:

Greetings,



Christophe

Jote - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:31 pm

Oh for crying out loud, I just wrote a couple of posts above that it doesn't work for me and that's why I am asking for someone to reupload it.
Jarreshair - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:32 pm

Snippet does not work. Me sad.
Christophe - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:34 pm

Didn't see it for Jote. I saw only this last page and Jarreshair message. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jote - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:43 pm

Ok, the "trick" is to use one of the "Connect with JMJ" buttons that appear after pushing "play"...
Pat Gleeson - Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:59 pm

Jote wrote:
Ok, the "trick" is to use one of the "Connect with JMJ" buttons that appear after pushing "play"...

I used my email to get access - sorry I did - it's dire. Every bit as bad as 'What You Want' IMO

Kanta - Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:14 pm

Published on 22 April 2016

Jean Michel Jarre interview: 'If your priority in life is happiness, don't be a musician'
As he releases his 15th studio album, the French composer and music producer discusses his four-decade career

Source: http://www.independent.co...n-a6996576.html

Jote - Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:27 pm

Pat Gleeson wrote:
Jote wrote:
Ok, the "trick" is to use one of the "Connect with JMJ" buttons that appear after pushing "play"...

I used my email to get access - sorry I did - it's dire. Every bit as bad as 'What You Want' IMO


IMO it's much worse that WYW. The verse sounds like a kids' song.

Christophe - Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:38 pm

Jote wrote:
Pat Gleeson wrote:
Jote wrote:
Ok, the "trick" is to use one of the "Connect with JMJ" buttons that appear after pushing "play"...

I used my email to get access - sorry I did - it's dire. Every bit as bad as 'What You Want' IMO


IMO it's much worse that WYW. The verse sounds like a kids' song.

What You Want is worser for me. In fact I like As One! But that's my opinion. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

shadow - Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:46 pm

Just wait two weeks. The album is here already nearly! :D
Herr Dunkel - Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:43 pm

FYI, in the US, in addition to the 7" Exit (at a reasonable price at that, not eBay style price post RSD), a 7" of What You Want will be released on May 6. More expensive than Exit, probably because this one has 2 sides ;-)

Amazon.de will have it on May 13. Amazon.fr and .co.uk list it as unavailable for now.

Nice to see that Exit has a regular release in the US... Possibly not a coincidence but a statement.

Wow, can't believe the USA gets such a special treatment with all those Jarre releases... usually it takes months or years to get the stuff... Now, a tour here would be in order in 2017...

Cheers,

HD

flux - Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:05 am

ok
flux - Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:09 am

ok
netrom - Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:09 pm

edited
netrom - Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:11 pm

"as one" is cheesy, but it's catchy and uplifting. could become a "guilty pleasure" this one.
Robi - Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:15 pm

Herr Dunkel wrote:
Now, a tour here would be in order in 2017...

Cheers,

HD


Fingers crossed.

Pat Gleeson - Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:09 pm

Herr Dunkel wrote:
Wow, can't believe the USA gets such a special treatment with all those Jarre releases... usually it takes months or years to get the stuff... Now, a tour here would be in order in 2017...

Cheers,

HD


It's certainly an encouraging sign, that's for sure ...

Pat Gleeson - Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:09 pm

Herr Dunkel wrote:
Wow, can't believe the USA gets such a special treatment with all those Jarre releases... usually it takes months or years to get the stuff... Now, a tour here would be in order in 2017...

Cheers,

HD


It's certainly an encouraging sign, that's for sure ...

phil40 - Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:00 am
Post subject: Electronica 2
Hey guys I'm about to pre order vol 2 but just wondering if there's any kind of offers available, I've seen vol 1 and 2 together for around £94 on Amazon but just wondering what other offers etc there is.

Thanks

Phil

Vozdelosvientos - Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:05 am

Brick England has been put online (unnoficially, I suppose)

Not sure if streaming links are allowed here...

Dr_Jones - Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:07 am

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
Brick England has been put online (unnoficially, I suppose)

Not sure if streaming links are allowed here...


No worries, there's no moderator to moderate here :-P

Vozdelosvientos - Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:09 am

Under Dr.Jones responsibility... :twisted:

https://audioboom.com/boos/4474765-jean-michel-jarre-feat-pet-shop-boys-brick-england

Dr_Jones - Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:29 am

I have sworn to myself that I won't listen to any track of the new album until the full album was available, but I didn't know PSB worked with him. So here's the exception to that rule!

And it does sound fantastic! Might be one of my favorite tracks of the Electronica project!
Thanks man!

Finaero - Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:44 am

The previous 1-minute excerpt, while pretty good, didn't really impress'a'me much, but the full track is just fantastic. Possibly my 3rd favorite overall of the whole Electronica project (following Immortals and Stardust).

8)

And yes, like Dr_Jones, I'm avoiding listening to any further revealed tracks from the album until the actual release, but I made an exception for this one a long time ago on the virtue of JMJ and PSB being my absolute favorite artists. ;)

synthmann - Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:50 am

fantastic track! these bitcrushed vocoder sounds and D50 revolution lead sounds cutting through a fantastic sounding mix with PSB voices and catchy melody. Damn great!!
Finaero - Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:58 am

Hint: the direct download link can be found from the page source on that audioboom page. ;)
Dr_Jones - Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:15 pm

Evening
When the sun begins to sink
Behind the smoke
There's a burning red glow
All around...

Watching
As the colour starts to fade
And the darkness
Seems to rise out of the ground
Of the ground...

Walls, rise and fall
And now that buildings talk
In the city
Brick England

They build them up
And then they
Knock 'em down
To put up another
Brick England

Evening
Creeps beyond the terraced walls
Up the church steeples
And the chimney pots so high
So high...

Watching
The moon is lost behind black clouds
And the darkness
Seems to crawl up to the sky
To the sky...

Walls, rise and fall
And now that buildings talk
In the city
Brick England

They build them up
And then they
Knock 'em down
To put up another
Brick England

England

They build them up
And then they
Knock 'em down
To put up another
Brick England

Brick Lane in the rain
Road closed
Diversion
Snake of tourists meandering under grey cloud
In brick England

Christophe - Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:55 pm

Sounds cool "Brick England"! Much better than their "Super"-stuff! :) :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jote - Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:59 pm

synthmann wrote:
fantastic track! these bitcrushed vocoder


FYI - that is not a "bitcrushed vocoder", it's most likely some kind of FM with sync. Yamaha AN1x has a patch that does this ("WeAllDie"). You can listen to it here:

http://www.vintagesynth.c...=535143#p535143

flux - Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:23 pm

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
Under Dr.Jones responsibility... :twisted:

https://audioboom.com/boos/4474765-jean-michel-jarre-feat-pet-shop-boys-brick-england


What an incredibly dull song.

Christophe - Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:29 pm

flux wrote:
Vozdelosvientos wrote:
Under Dr.Jones responsibility... :twisted:

https://audioboom.com/boos/4474765-jean-michel-jarre-feat-pet-shop-boys-brick-england


What an incredibly dull song.

Here we go again! You say never something nice or friendly on this forum. I guess you have a sad life to be grumpy all the time. :evil:

Greetings,


Christophe

The Sound-Oven - Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:53 pm

I've been aware of Pet Shop Boys music as my brother used to listen to them alot.

This song is a great fusion of the melancholic lyrics of Neil Tennant and the synthy Jarre-esque leads.

I do like it :peacemaan:

Jarreshair - Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:02 pm

Excellent, Excellent and Excellent.

Did I mention it's Excellent?

Dr_Jones - Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:13 pm

It's a typical PSB song. The middle-8 (the bridge between the 2nd refrain and 3rd refrain) which has the "brick-brick-brick-brick-brick England" part has a typical JMJ chord progression we can also hear in Oxygene 8 and the last part of Magnetic Fields.
Jarreshair - Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:27 pm

I can hear a lot of Ind. Rev PT2 in it.
Jote - Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:12 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
I can hear a lot of Ind. Rev PT2 in it.


Really? Because of that lead sound in the chorus? To me it's more like "Final Countdown" than IR2

netrom - Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:16 pm

Jolly good tune!
Black Bird - Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:08 pm

WOW ! This will be one of my favorites !!! :clap: Great !!!
phil40 - Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:30 pm

This psb track is already one of my fave, love the catchy chorus with the lead playing, works so well together, 6th may can't come quick enough, I'm also going to Dublin to see him live in October and really hope he plays this track.
1906 - Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:56 pm


               S U P E R

plate of chips - Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:07 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:



Walls, rise and fall
And now that buildings talk
In the city
Brick England

They build them up
And then they
Knock 'em down
To put up another
Brick England



Reflecting poor people in England relocated (thrown out) from their apartments , homes,
Demolished
such that developers build expensive apartments, homes to sell at high profit.


This is one the more relevant PSB lyrics since Opportunities (Let's make lots of money).


Given JmJ's observation during Docklands Concert the changing face of England,
Im fairly sure JmJ requested PSB to write these relevant lyrics
or perhaps JmJ wrote these 9 lines himself given lyrics JmJ wrote for Christophe.

Dr_Jones - Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:38 pm

plate of chips wrote:


Reflecting poor people in England relocated (thrown out) from their apartments , homes,
Demolished
such that developers build expensive apartments, homes to sell at high profit.


This is one the more relevant PSB lyrics since Opportunities (Let's make lots of money).


I wouldn't say that. The whole Actually album deals about Thatcherism (the song Shopping is about buying and selling our history by large corporations), Fundamental is politically loaded, the song Twenty Something on Super deals with the issues Opportunities talks about (" That’s how you are / or have to be / in a decadent city / at a time of greed".

Geowayne did an excellent analysis of the song on his website:
http://www.geowayne.com/newDesign/other/brick.htm

He does this for all Pet Shop Boys songs (lyrically and musically) and they're usually very informative.

Elf - Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:46 am

After the huge let down that was Exit, I'm so happy to hear this track. It's one of my favourites from the whole Electronica project.

But it does sound like pure PSB. Nobody would have batted an eyelid if anyone claimed this was a 100% PSB track.

Elf - Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:50 am

Dv_ wrote:
Looks like the fanbox edition is not going to be reserved to fans anymore...

http://www.superdeluxeedi...fanbox-edition/


I'm completely confused. I ordered the most expensive fan box way back in October last year. What am I going to receive, and when?

Must I wait several months to get the album physically?

Dr_Jones - Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:16 am

Elf wrote:
I'm completely confused. I ordered the most expensive fan box way back in October last year. What am I going to receive, and when?

Must I wait several months to get the album physically?


The "regular" fanbox will be out on the same day, I expect. The Deluxe (expensive) box will be out in July due to finalizing the extra content.

Elf - Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:24 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Elf wrote:
I'm completely confused. I ordered the most expensive fan box way back in October last year. What am I going to receive, and when?

Must I wait several months to get the album physically?


The "regular" fanbox will be out on the same day, I expect. The Deluxe (expensive) box will be out in July due to finalizing the extra content.


So I have to wait. Bummer.

Dr_Jones - Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:02 am

Elf wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Elf wrote:
I'm completely confused. I ordered the most expensive fan box way back in October last year. What am I going to receive, and when?

Must I wait several months to get the album physically?


The "regular" fanbox will be out on the same day, I expect. The Deluxe (expensive) box will be out in July due to finalizing the extra content.


So I have to wait. Bummer.


You'll get an option to download the tracks when it's out.

Kanta - Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:11 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - Interview - April 2016



Source: http://www.lecho.be/cultu...758359-3055.art

Jarreshair - Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:59 pm

Elf wrote:
After the huge let down that was Exit, I'm so happy to hear this track. It's one of my favourites from the whole Electronica project.

But it does sound like pure PSB. Nobody would have batted an eyelid if anyone claimed this was a 100% PSB track.


I disagree. The lead "retro synth" is pure Jarre. As I've said before I can hear a lot of Revolutions in it.

BTW, does anyone know what the electronic voice is saying in the background?

Jarreshair - Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:01 pm

I've ordered the CD from Amazon.co.uk, which gives you the MP3 versions as well.
Does anyone know if these are only to be played via the Amazon site, or can they be copied/ripped to an mp3 player (or will I have to wait for the CD to do that?)

Goudeskitchen - Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:35 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
I've ordered the CD from Amazon.co.uk, which gives you the MP3 versions as well.
Does anyone know if these are only to be played via the Amazon site, or can they be copied/ripped to an mp3 player (or will I have to wait for the CD to do that?)


They can be downloaded to your computer but you have to do it via Amazon's own software (which it will ask you to download) - they usually go into your account on album release date or when the item is shipped (depending on distributor). You can also download the AmazonMP3 app and play them through the cloud from there.

Jarreshair - Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:04 pm

Merci
Jarreshair - Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:04 pm

Merci
Dr_Jones - Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:15 pm

I love how someone on the PSB forum revies the track:

Quote:
There's a stately magnificence here, a faded glory, the epic scale of modern urban architecture reflected in the music as Neil's wordplay evokes the ever-changing skyline, both affectionately and disapprovingly. A coruscating, esoteric monument.

Kanta - Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:37 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Facebook - 25 April 2016



+++ELECTRONICA BOX SET INFO+++
We have received some requests about the Volume 2 part of the Electronica Box Set. If you have ordered Vol 1 of the Fanbox or Deluxe Box via www.jeanmicheljarre.com you should have received an email with instructions how to order Vol 2 to complete your set. If you have not received this email please contact
http://www.myplaydirect.c...rre/contact/new
If you wish to order the complete Fanbox including Volume 1 AND Volume 2 you can now order it here:
http://de.myplaydirect.com/jean-michel-jarre
The Deluxe Box Set limited to 1000 units is sold out. If you have purchased Part 1 you can now order Part 2 via http://www.myplaydirect.c...rre/contact/new to complete your set.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...154159644314096

shadow - Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:39 pm

I'm just wondering in advance before release, anyone who'll be receiving the vinyl on release day? I want to hear the album, but hearing it on crappy .mp3 for the first time is not really what I have in mind! :P
Finaero - Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:01 pm

Not me anymore, I cancelled my preorder. :P
Kanta - Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:53 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - Warsaw Studio U22 - April 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre presented his latest album, and while listening talked about each song individually.
At the end, the artist took time to talk with invited guests, commemorative photos and signing.

Source: http://audio.com.pl/muzyk...skim-studio-u22

Jarreshair - Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:56 pm

In the first photo, it seems that Peter Gabriel has put some weight on....
Kanta - Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:02 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Facebook - 26 April 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre with Edward Snowden - Exit (coming soon)

Video: https://www.facebook.com/...54151809104096/

Velodynamic - Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:15 am

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre - Warsaw Studio U22 - April 2016

Why does everything in Russia starts with a "U"? :P

Jote - Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:23 am

What is exactly the point of pretending to not know where Warsaw is?
Velodynamic - Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:25 am

Jote wrote:
What is exactly the point of pretending to not know where Warsaw is?

You didn't gave me the chance to delete my own post.
Somehow I mixed it up with german submarines...don't ask me why. :pwned:

Kanta wrote:

If you wish to order the complete Fanbox including Volume 1 AND Volume 2 you can now order it here:
http://de.myplaydirect.com/jean-michel-jarre

I'm sorry but I just have to ask...Isn't the complete Fanbox supposed to have the Vol 2 vinyls too?
Is it just me or do you read the description as they're just adding the Vol 2 CD digipack?

Kanta - Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:28 pm



Try your luck to win your invitation to the premiere of "the heart of noise" which will be held this evening in Paris.
I have the pleasure to make you discover my new album at an exceptional evening.
http://smarturl.it/CarteblancheJMJ2

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...154164042374096

Kanta - Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:30 pm

"Krone" interview – 27 April 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre: "Snowden is a model!"



Source: http://www.krone.at/Musik...ist_ein_Vorbild!-Krone-Interview-Story-506384

Dr_Jones - Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:44 pm

Kanta wrote:
"Krone" interview – 27 April 2016

Jean- Michel Jarre: "Snowden is a model!"


Better translation: "role-model" or "example"

Kanta - Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:55 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official JeanMichelJarreVEVO You Tube Channel - 28 April 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre, Edward Snowden - Exit

Published on 28 April 2016
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, Edward Snowden performing Exit. (C) 2016 Music Affair Entertainment Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNESMafb5ZI

melo - Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:09 pm

Interview:

Electronic Musician Magazine

http://www.emusician.com/...hel-jarre/57799

Jarreshair - Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:24 pm

When I first heard Exit I didn't like it.
Now......I still don't like it.
It sounds like a lot of random noises put together and a bit of a gimmick.
Get the PSB track released JMJ!

Kanta - Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:32 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - 28 April 2016



Source: https://twitter.com/CeciBetz/status/725649299841884162

Jean-Michel Jarre - Presentation of the new forthcoming album The Heart of Noise - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - 28 April 2016



Source: https://twitter.com/territoriscat/status/725651261341720576

Videos:
https://www.facebook.com/...33600720013136/
https://www.facebook.com/...33661780007030/

funkygreenalien - Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:49 pm

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre - Official JeanMichelJarreVEVO You Tube Channel - 28 April 2016

Image

Jean-Michel Jarre, Edward Snowden - Exit

Published on 28 April 2016
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, Edward Snowden performing Exit. (C) 2016 Music Affair Entertainment Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNESMafb5ZI


Very good track.

Kanta - Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:20 pm

Le Soir interview - 28 April 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre: «Snowden is a hero»



Source: http://www.lesoir.be/1195...en-est-un-heros

rinogurr - Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:05 pm

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre - Official JeanMichelJarreVEVO You Tube Channel - 28 April 2016

Image

Jean-Michel Jarre, Edward Snowden - Exit

Published on 28 April 2016
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, Edward Snowden performing Exit. (C) 2016 Music Affair Entertainment Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNESMafb5ZI


Does anyone have the lyric of the speech by Edward Snowden?

Velodynamic - Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:34 pm

rinogurr wrote:

Does anyone have the lyric of the speech by Edward Snowden?


"Technology can actually increase privicy.
The question is why are our private details that are transmitted online,
why are our private details that are stored on our personal devices
any different then the details and private records of our lives
that are stored in our private journals?
The same way that you don't care about your privicy because you have nothing to hide
is no different from saying you don't care about fridom of speach because you have nothing to say.
It's a deeply anti social principal because rights are not just individual.
They are collective. And what may not have value to you today may have value
to an entire population, an entire people or an entire way of life tomorrow.
And if you don't stand up for it...then who will?"


-

'Snowden' official movie trailer.

http://www.imdb.com/title...hm_hp_cap_pri_1

rinogurr - Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:25 am

Velodynamic wrote:
rinogurr wrote:

Does anyone have the lyric of the speech by Edward Snowden?


"Technology can actually increase privicy.
The question is why are our private details that are transmitted online,
why are our private details that are stored on our personal devices
any different then the details and private records of our lives
that are stored in our private journals?
The same way that you don't care about your privicy because you have nothing to hide
is no different from saying you don't care about fridom of speach because you have nothing to say.
It's a deeply anti social principal because rights are not just individual.
They are collective. And what may not have value to you today may have value
to an entire population, an entire people or an entire way of life tomorrow.
And if you don't stand up for it...then who will?"


-

'Snowden' official movie trailer.

http://www.imdb.com/title...hm_hp_cap_pri_1


Thanks! :D

Christophe - Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:10 am

"As One" with "Primal Scream" is now available to download at iTunes. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Kanta - Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:23 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - 28 April 2016



Video: http://www.btv.cat/btvnot...-al-sonar-2016/


Kanta - Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:44 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Twitter - 29 April 2016



Directo @maticatradio @CatalunyaRadio ahorita

Source: https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre/status/725977677446942720



Ja és aquí @jeanmicheljarre D'aquí uns minuts, en directe: http://www.ccma.cat/catra...atalunya-radio/

Source: https://twitter.com/maticatradio/status/725975282528739328

EL PAÍS interview - 29 April 2016



Source: http://ccaa.elpais.com/cc...324_586561.html

Jote - Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:29 pm

"As One" also available on Beatport
Elf - Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:40 pm

"As one" also available on Tidal
Kanta - Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:44 pm

The pioneer of electronic Jean-Michel Jarre qualifies hero Edward Snowden - 29 April 2016



Speaking on ""El matí de Catalunya Ràdio"", the French musician spoke of collaboration with the former employee of the CIA on his new album, which will be presented at the festival Sónar.

Source: http://www.ccma.cat/prems...premsa/2728601/

Velodynamic - Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:11 pm

"As One" also available on Spotify
Jote - Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:54 am

If that was "Here for you" I'd definitely buy it (bought most of the pre-release Electronica "singles" so far), but "As One"? Nope.
Jarreshair - Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:50 am

Sadly E2 is shaping up not to be as good as E1 :(
Elf - Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:37 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Sadly E2 is shaping up not to be as good as E1 :(


Let's see:

The Heart of Noise Part 1 and Part2 - Two of the best tracks from the whole project so far
Brick England - The best pop song to come out of this project so far, and way better than anything on PSBs latest album
What you want - Cool spoken track. Nothing earth shattering, but good
Exit - Sounding like something that was rejected from a 90s action flick and one of Jarre's worst tracks ever
As One - Rather simple and dull, but not obnoxiously so

Considering that I liked everything on E1, it could be that you will be right in your prediction.

jarrepaul - Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:58 pm

Elf wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Sadly E2 is shaping up not to be as good as E1 :(


Let's see:

The Heart of Noise Part 1 and Part2 - Two of the best tracks from the whole project so far
Brick England - The best pop song to come out of this project so far, and way better than anything on PSBs latest album
What you want - Cool spoken track. Nothing earth shattering, but good
Exit - Sounding like something that was rejected from a 90s action flick and one of Jarre's worst tracks ever
As One - Rather simple and dull, but not obnoxiously so

Considering that I liked everything on E1, it could be that you will be right in your prediction.


Wow guys seriously. You have heard 6 tracks from an 18 track album. PSB was leaked so really 5. Following the same pattern as E1 as in not really the strongest tracks get released first. Peaches/Little Boots, Primal Scream/M83. Exit is politically motivated. All the best tracks from E1 were heard when first played on either LP, CD or MP3 album download.

synthmann - Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:16 pm

with regard to 'Exit', it is obviously not 'listening music' in the same vein as Oxygene or compared to E1 tracks like The Train and the River, A question of blood or Zero Gravity.

However, I think not every track needs to be listening music. I think 'Exit' brilliantly captures in sounds, rhythm and general feel, the topic they want to tackle with the track. I think it shows Jarre's class in composing to the specific purpose and I appreciate it in that sense.

Finaero - Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:21 pm

http://petshopboys.co.uk/news/6954/201604

Lyrics by PSB apparently, music by JMJ and PSB.

Sounds good to me.

Then again, if Jarre had composed Oxygene with a Stradivarius, Jarre fans would claim that Stradivarius composed Oxygene. ;)

Violator - Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:02 pm

Elf wrote:

The Heart of Noise Part 1 and Part2 - Two of the best tracks from the whole project so far

Best tracks from the whole project were in the 1st part.

Christophe - Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:11 pm

May be "As One" is a simple song, but it works with me. Some people call it here a dull song. But listen on the radio these days, most of the songs are more dull in my opinion. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jarreshair - Sun May 01, 2016 10:39 am

Mixed review:

http://soundblab.com/revi...-heart-of-noise

But the guy doesn't rate Zoolook or Rendez-vous so he's a knob who's opinion can be dismissed.

1906 - Sun May 01, 2016 3:58 pm



Robi - Sun May 01, 2016 5:31 pm

- E2 : does seem better

- who made the artwork for E2 ?

Jote - Sun May 01, 2016 6:25 pm

"However, the divergent vocal tracks dissolve any possibility for a uniform musical concept. Instead, the record feels like a random compilation of both modern and classic electronic artists – leaving the listener confused"

Well, those are exactly my sentiments with regards to E1. Even though I found it enjoyable, this is the thing that seems odd about it and can't help but wonder: would I ever listen to it if it wasn't for the "JMJ" tag?

shadow - Sun May 01, 2016 7:36 pm

The Time Machine (and probably The Heart of Noise) has a terrible track listing. The tracks themselves are fine, but the way they're ordered is all over the place. The Time Machine began with an upbeat and energetic track, followed by the much slower but 'uplifting' Glory which was followed by a very slow and old electronic piece. And that really goes for the entire album.

The track listing was all over the place and not really consistent what-so-ever. The music is good, but not really well thought out how it fits together. But still, I just re-ordered the separate tracks and I'm fine with it now :nod:

1906 - Sun May 01, 2016 9:09 pm

Robi wrote:

- who made the artwork for E2 ?


The same guy that made the artwork for both Atomic and The Source, released a couple of weeks ago :-)

1906 - Sun May 01, 2016 9:20 pm
Post subject: New samples
Some new samples....


These Creatures:
http://audio.fnac-static....36/2001-1-4.MP3

Here for you:
http://audio.fnac-static....36/2001-1-6.MP3

Electrees:
http://audio.fnac-static....36/2001-1-7.MP3

Gisele:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-10.MP3

Switch on Leon:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-11.MP3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5qf9O6c20o

Circus:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-12.MP3

Why This, Why That and Why:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-13.MP3

The Architect:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-14.MP3

Swipe to the Right:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-15.MP3

Walking the Mile:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-16.MP3

Falling Down:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-17.MP3

The Origin:
http://audio.fnac-static....6/2001-1-18.MP3

Jote - Sun May 01, 2016 11:05 pm

"Swipe to the right" sounds quite bad in this preview.

As for "Falling"... I've said it many times, and I'll say it once again: that is one "classic JMJ" track. Can't wait to hear it.

netrom - Mon May 02, 2016 7:44 am

Now we're talking! This sounds very promising, only not so sure about "Gisele". The Julia Holter track is going to be out of this world.
Jote - Mon May 02, 2016 7:56 am

For the time being Julia's track sounds pretty annoying to me...
Pat Gleeson - Mon May 02, 2016 8:53 am

'The Architect' sounds very promising. I agree with earlier posters about both album being all over the place stylistically - they sound more like compilations. I'd love to hear instrumental versions of the vocal tracks. The vocal on 'As One' and 'What You Want' are properly annoying, which is a pity as JMJ was a proven songwriter long before 1976. I think he took too much of a back seat with the vocal tracks and let the collaborators with too much of a free reign IMO.
An instrumental along the lines of 'Oceans' with Gary Numan - now wouldn't that be something ?

Gary Numan - Oceans

Goudeskitchen - Mon May 02, 2016 9:31 am

What would have been good to hear would be how the original track went before JMJ sent it over to the collaborators to add to them? They may be a bit more 'classic Jarre' before the collaborators added or changed certain parts to fit their style perhaps??
jeanbatman - Mon May 02, 2016 10:14 am

Pat Gleeson wrote:
(...) The vocal on 'As One' and 'What You Want' are properly annoying, which is a pity as JMJ was a proven songwriter long before 1976. I think he took too much of a back seat with the vocal tracks and let the collaborators with too much of a free reign IMO.(...)

As Jarre is not a native English speaker, it makes quite a sense the anglo-saxon people take care of the lyrics themselves...

plate of chips - Mon May 02, 2016 10:23 am

E2 Too many pads as on E1
Makes them even more *generic* Electronic Music.

Finaero - Mon May 02, 2016 11:04 am

Even if he did write lyrics for Christophe et al before he actually got famous himself, it makes perfect sense for JMJ to let the collaborators, whose music is primarily lyrical to begin with, to come up with the lyrics.

(As a corollary, aside from Revolution, Revolutions there are absolutely no JMJ tracks with memorable or special lyrics, IMO)

((Well, maybe "LIGHT MY SKY SEXY GIRL" is memorable but not really for a good reason :P ))

Oh well, four days left until the album will be released... here's hoping it will actually arrive to my home on the same day instead of ~2 weeks later as with PSB's "preorder". ;)

Christophe - Mon May 02, 2016 12:24 pm

Jote wrote:
"Swipe to the right" sounds quite bad in this preview.

Due to low quality samples? :wink:

Bad quality or not, I like it a lot. Can't wait to hear the whole song. :) :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jarreshair - Mon May 02, 2016 12:35 pm

If you notice on reviews and Youtube comments re E1 there are about 5 songs that most people like (Vince Clarke, AVB, TD, and John Carpenter mainly...poss Moby). The rest get mainly good comments but in general everyone seems to like and dislike different tracks. Nothing on E1 has been dissed as much as the Peaches and E.S tracks on E2.
Some may say that is a strength of the project, in that everyone can pick what they like, and in general there is more to like than to dislike, or some may say that it is a weakness, in that there are too many artists with too many styles and JMJ own style is lost in the mix.

I think it's mainly the former, but I'm sure some think it's the latter.
Anyway, I glad he did this project. In my opinion it's the best thing he's done since O7-13 and far more interesting than the Aero project.

Jote - Mon May 02, 2016 12:48 pm

Christophe wrote:
Jote wrote:
"Swipe to the right" sounds quite bad in this preview.

Due to low quality samples? :wink:

Bad quality or not


No, it's not due to quality. Which isn't "low" by the way.

Christophe - Mon May 02, 2016 1:27 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Anyway, I glad he did this project. In my opinion it's the best thing he's done since O7-13 and far more interesting than the Aero project.

Yes, I think that too. "Aero" was nice but nothing more than a greatest hits compilation with reworked versions of his most famous tracks. Ok, it have 3 new tracks but these tracks lacks of originality. I'm so far happy with the "Electronica"-project. :wink:

Greetings,



Christophe

Christophe - Mon May 02, 2016 1:30 pm

Jote wrote:
Christophe wrote:
Jote wrote:
"Swipe to the right" sounds quite bad in this preview.

Due to low quality samples? :wink:

Bad quality or not


No, it's not due to quality. Which isn't "low" by the way.

We need to listen to the whole song. When I hear 30 seconds of the collaboration with PSB I don't like it too, but I like it when I hear the whole song. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Pat Gleeson - Mon May 02, 2016 4:14 pm

Goudeskitchen wrote:
What would have been good to hear would be how the original track went before JMJ sent it over to the collaborators to add to them?


I hope this is something we'll get in the Vol .2 deluxe set in July ...

Pat Gleeson - Mon May 02, 2016 4:17 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
As Jarre is not a native English speaker, it makes quite a sense the anglo-saxon people take care of the lyrics themselves...


I think JMJ's command of English is superb, and he's proven to be very eloquent as well ...

Pat Gleeson - Mon May 02, 2016 4:21 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Nothing on E1 has been dissed as much as the Peaches and E.S tracks on E2


Except maybe 'Glory' ...... by me :mrgreen:

JiggyAlienEyes - Mon May 02, 2016 5:28 pm

Oh no guys! I try really hard to not listen to releases or songs by favorite artists before the street date. Maybe it's given the job I have, but I want to hear the album in full once it comes out. The comments on it not being as good are making me nervous!!
plate of chips - Mon May 02, 2016 7:29 pm

Finaero wrote:


(("LIGHT MY SKY SEXY GIRL" is memorable but not really for a good reason :P ))


Cringeworthy when JmJ talks about Electronic Music as "Sex" or EM concerts not being "Sexy"

JmJ hold your dignity.
Stay away from talking this way.

Jote - Mon May 02, 2016 8:21 pm

plate of chips wrote:
Finaero wrote:


(("LIGHT MY SKY SEXY GIRL" is memorable but not really for a good reason :P))


Cringeworthy when JmJ talks about Electronic Music as "Sex" or EM concerts not being "Sexy"

JmJ hold your dignity.
Stay away from talking this way.


You know what was cringeworthy - that animated GIF of musical notes having sex with each other posted on JMJ's official profile on Aug 24th captioned "Happy Birthday to me"...

On another, more important note:

By the way - so it turns out that the ~30 sec snippet we heard in the "A Journey into sound" documentary by Arte was indeed a pretty much final version of "Here for you" (JMJ+Gary Numan) - not some early phase, as one might be guessing.

https://youtu.be/kiVYiWLlLoY?t=47m35s

Dr_Jones - Mon May 02, 2016 10:47 pm

JiggyAlienEyes wrote:
Oh no guys! I try really hard to not listen to releases or songs by favorite artists before the street date. Maybe it's given the job I have, but I want to hear the album in full once it comes out. The comments on it not being as good are making me nervous!!


I've not listened to any ΞLΞCTRONICA 2 track except Brick England... It's hard, but just a few days, We'll make it, trust me!

Domestos - Tue May 03, 2016 11:55 am

Pat Gleeson wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Nothing on E1 has been dissed as much as the Peaches and E.S tracks on E2


Except maybe 'Glory' ...... by me :mrgreen:


And the Peaches track. It's horrendous.

Finaero - Tue May 03, 2016 5:09 pm

Domestos wrote:
Pat Gleeson wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Nothing on E1 has been dissed as much as the Peaches and E.S tracks on E2


Except maybe 'Glory' ...... by me :mrgreen:


And the Peaches track. It's horrendous.


Already covered by "nothing on E1 has been dissed as much as the Peaches track" ;)

3 days left, really looking forward to hearing these tracks myself...

... yet my cancelled MyPlayDirect order STILL says "Cancellation Requested". Knowing MyPlayDirect, they'll probably ship and bill it to me anyway in July (2116). :P

Domestos - Tue May 03, 2016 6:53 pm

Hah, I meant Little Boots!

They're so bad that I mix them up apparently...

1906 - Tue May 03, 2016 7:22 pm

Heart of Noise remix-contest:

http://play.beatport.com/...heart-of-noise/

Jote - Tue May 03, 2016 7:25 pm

Ok, T-3 days - no website is streaming it for free by any chance like that Canadian CBC website the last time? ;) (also, all tracks were made available on official youtube a couple of days prior to the release)
Elf - Tue May 03, 2016 7:38 pm

I'm listening to my review copy right now. Won't spoil anything just yet :)

Oh, and this arrived in the mail today:


Finaero - Tue May 03, 2016 7:54 pm

Bah, I never have any ideas for remix contests. But at least this way we got a rather nicely mixed version of HoN parts 1 and 2. ;)
Dr_Jones - Tue May 03, 2016 11:49 pm

1906 wrote:
Heart of Noise remix-contest:

http://play.beatport.com/...heart-of-noise/


1.2GB download! What am I downloading here?!

RemyStroomer - Wed May 04, 2016 1:38 am

I have already had the opportunity to write an extended review of "Electronica 2 - The Heart of Noise":
http://exhibitionofdreams...onica-2-EN.html

Please don't read it yet if you want to hear the album yourself first:-)

Finaero - Wed May 04, 2016 6:15 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
1906 wrote:
Heart of Noise remix-contest:

http://play.beatport.com/...heart-of-noise/


1.2GB download! What am I downloading here?!


Raw WAV files of each section of the track (drums, synths, bass, etc.). There's about 6 or 7 of them (and some of them could have been divided even further, IMO).... and for some reason they're there twice.

(The duplicate files are in an "Ableton" folder, as if to suggest something)

In other words, if anything, you can make your own mix of the track which will probably be better than the Loudness War CD edition that's coming out in 2 days (which I'm getting anyway, but still). ;)

Domestos - Wed May 04, 2016 8:26 am

What happened with David Lynch?
Dr_Jones - Wed May 04, 2016 9:00 am

Domestos wrote:
What happened with David Lynch?


Busy with Twin Peaks.

Jote - Wed May 04, 2016 9:04 am

RemyStroomer wrote:
I have already had the opportunity to write an extended review of "Electronica 2 - The Heart of Noise":
http://exhibitionofdreams...onica-2-EN.html

Please don't read it yet if you want to hear the album yourself first:-)


Thanks. I expected to read more about track 17, which is significant being in fact a solo track and also very reminiscent of so-called "classic JMJ" (at least from what I heard in the previews so far).

Jarreshair - Wed May 04, 2016 9:57 am

Sorry, I hate reviews that you can't work out if the reviewer actually liked the track or not..
rinogurr - Wed May 04, 2016 5:58 pm



Source: https://www.amazon.co.uk/...an+michel+jarre

New trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKAIVbVwpXk

Finaero - Wed May 04, 2016 6:04 pm

Has anyone downloaded these files yet? Would be interesting to know what the DR values for the raw WAV rendition would be.
1906 - Wed May 04, 2016 6:12 pm

Finaero wrote:
Has anyone downloaded these files yet? Would be interesting to know what the DR values for the raw WAV rendition would be.


Swith on Leon is pulling up the average DR for this album :-)

Finaero - Wed May 04, 2016 6:16 pm

Whooops, should have clarified. :oops:

I meant combining the Beatport "Heart of Noise" contest WAVs into one, and comparing that one to the album versions of Heart of Noise parts 1 and 2. ;)

Jote - Wed May 04, 2016 6:31 pm

"Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica Vol 2: The Heart of Noise - Albumplayer" - 18 minutes of previews.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2kjbfCEBiU

Dr_Jones - Wed May 04, 2016 6:38 pm

http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/108721

DR7 -0.17 dB -9.81 dB 01. The Heart Of Noise (Part 1)
DR4 -0.17 dB -7.55 dB 02. The Heart Of Noise (Part 2)
DR5 -0.17 dB -5.83 dB 03. Brick England
DR5 -0.17 dB -8.61 dB 04. These Creatures
DR4 -0.17 dB -7.17 dB 05. As One
DR4 -0.17 dB -5.68 dB 06. Here For You
DR5 -0.17 dB -7.93 dB 07. Electrees
DR4 -0.17 dB -6.97 dB 08. Exit
DR3 -0.17 dB -4.70 dB 09. What You Want
DR5 -0.17 dB -6.52 dB 10. Gisele
DR3 -0.17 dB -6.17 dB 11. Switch On Leon
DR5 -0.17 dB -7.48 dB 12. Circus
DR4 -0.17 dB -5.73 dB 13. Why This, Why That And Why
DR4 -0.17 dB -6.72 dB 14. The Architect
DR4 -0.17 dB -5.71 dB 15. Swipe To The Right
DR4 -0.17 dB -6.26 dB 16. Walking The Mile
DR5 -0.17 dB -5.94 dB 17. Falling Down
DR4 -0.18 dB -6.15 dB 18. The Heart Of Noise (The Origin)

Official DR value: DR4

netrom - Wed May 04, 2016 6:39 pm

Got the CD today. The Yello track is really really cool. Also the Jeff Mills one and Christophe is great. “These Creatures” is truly sublime! Some kind of hipsters take on Enya. Even “Gisele” is better than expected, quite fun actually. Nice twist with the packaging!
Dr_Jones - Wed May 04, 2016 6:42 pm

netrom wrote:
Got the CD today. The Yello track is really really cool. Also the Jeff Mills one and Christophe is great. “These Creatures” is truly sublime! Some kind of hipsters take on Enya. Even “Gisele” is better than expected, quite fun actually. Nice twist with the packaging!


I like how the CD2 box fits in CD1
https://www.facebook.com/...462384722349441

shadow - Wed May 04, 2016 6:54 pm

^
That's actually pretty well thought out. It's nothing amazing, but it's a nice way to store the album!



Two more days left before the people who ordered through the official site can download the album while I've seen copies in stores. I absolutely hate this!

Dr_Jones wrote:
Domestos wrote:
What happened with David Lynch?


Busy with Twin Peaks.


So this is actually happening? I thought this project was cancelled?

Dr_Jones - Wed May 04, 2016 7:03 pm

shadow wrote:
So this is actually happening? I doubt this project was cancelled?


No, it's real: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Peaks_%282017_TV_series%29

shadow - Wed May 04, 2016 7:07 pm

That's great news! I thought the project was cancelled after the news had hit he was let go of the project. I also bought the boxset of the series so this is great!
Dr_Jones - Wed May 04, 2016 8:33 pm

74 minutes. That's a long album!
1906 - Wed May 04, 2016 9:55 pm
Post subject: It's Number Wang!
It seems like JMJ and Edward Snowden want to play a game of Number Wang with us.....


Dr_Jones - Wed May 04, 2016 10:01 pm

That's Numberwang!

First string of numbers is the ISBN of the book "The Wikileaks Files: The World According to U S Empire" by Julien Assange.

1906 - Wed May 04, 2016 10:12 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
That's Numberwang!

First string of numbers is the ISBN of the book "The Wikileaks Files: The World According to U S Empire" by Julien Assange.


page 430, line 11, 6th word?

Jote - Wed May 04, 2016 10:46 pm
Post subject: Re: It's Number Wang!
1906 wrote:
It seems like JMJ and Edward Snowden want to play a game of Number Wang with us.....

Image


I take it this comes from the regular CD?

Dr_Jones - Wed May 04, 2016 10:46 pm

1906 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
That's Numberwang!

First string of numbers is the ISBN of the book "The Wikileaks Files: The World According to U S Empire" by Julien Assange.


page 430, line 11, 6th word?


correct. in the ebook it's "The"

1906 - Wed May 04, 2016 10:55 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
1906 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
That's Numberwang!
First string of numbers is the ISBN of the book "The Wikileaks Files: The World According to U S Empire" by Julien Assange.

page 430, line 11, 6th word?

correct. in the ebook it's "The"

e-books, at least .epub-files don't have fixed page numbers.

1906 - Wed May 04, 2016 10:56 pm
Post subject: Re: It's Number Wang!
Jote wrote:

I take it this comes from the regular CD?


spotify rip

Jote - Wed May 04, 2016 10:56 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
1906 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
That's Numberwang!

First string of numbers is the ISBN of the book "The Wikileaks Files: The World According to U S Empire" by Julien Assange.


page 430, line 11, 6th word?


correct. in the ebook it's "The"


Is it a PDF ebook? If it's EPUB it will reflow depending on your screen size and thus the page numbers won't match. The original book is supposedly 614 pages (according to Google) or 624 (according to the publisher's website)

JiggyAlienEyes - Thu May 05, 2016 4:01 am

The album came into work today and I'm listening to it for the first time now...

I'm gonna type out my stoned analysis as it plays, dont mind me at all :smoke:

I already heard the Rone song and loved it a lot, so those are great!

The PSB song is much darker than I though which is wonderful in my eyes. The darker the better!!! Does their most recent CD sound like this?? Now I'm curious...

The Julia Holter song is nice musically, but I'm not a fan of female vocals of any kind so this will take a while for me to get into. It's not bad though. I like the floating repeating melody


Primal Scream is a band I've never listened to but I had the immediate urge to skip this track. Super upbeat and bouncy which dislike greatly! HOLY SHIT I can't take it anymore this is the worst ever.


The Numan song is everything you'd want it to be, and it's hard to not imagine their bromance while this is playing :)


The Hans Zimmer track is gorgeous. I'm so happy that it has the typical HZ glittering noises in the background. This was one of my most anticipated songs to hear, and it's great!

The song "Exit" tends not to seem as obnoxious when you're listening on a real stereo system. The track seems much more fluid that way. And just as I typed this my downstairs neighbor sent a text saying "having a rave up there?" :lol:

The Peaches song is so bad it's good....that's all I can come up with.

I liked the Sebastien Tellier song until the worlds least favorite vocal effect took over. Generally speaking though it's a fun trippy psychedlic sounding track.

The song "switch on leon" kinda caught me off guard at first. I tend to think that some sound clips interfere with songs, and found the first half too "busy" with them. The song twists and turns a lot which is pretty cool and a little less common for a Jarre song in my opinion. This was another highly anticipated track for me, and sadly I don't care for it much.

I dont know what I was doing because I dont remember the Siriusmo at all. Oops!

I only recently started listening to Yello, but am mostly familiar with their early catalog. I was hoping their track would sound similar to that time period, but it's quite different. I like it, but it is strange in the context of the whole album.

I'm not familiar with Jeff Mills, but I really liked his song so I want to check out more of his stuff. Very dreamy a blippy - a weird combo.

I went into this wanting to love the Cyndi Lauper song for reasons unknown to me. It starts out rocky, and again female vox aren't my thing, but once that first chorus hits it all comes together and make sense.

The vocal effect on this Christophe song are stabbing my ears. It's so in the front! JESUS

Ah yes, finally just Jarre on his own. I like his tune, and dramatic arrangements and chip noises are kinda cool. yup, stoned.

And 'the origin' takes a surprising turn which was nice. It's kinda cool to see how the song developed.

I definitely love the album and can't wait to get through it on all the different levels that part 1 offered!

Dr_Jones - Thu May 05, 2016 8:19 am

JiggyAlienEyes wrote:
The PSB song is much darker than I though which is wonderful in my eyes. The darker the better!!! Does their most recent CD sound like this?? Now I'm curious...


Their latest album is far from dark. In fact, they wrote more than 20 songs for the album and ended up using 12 of them, the others were either too 'poppy' or too 'dark'. And Super is rather poppy. I'm very interested in their more sinister work, the album Fundamental (already 10 years old, released in 2006) is probably their darkest work and one of my favorite albums.

1906 - Thu May 05, 2016 8:29 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
JiggyAlienEyes wrote:
The PSB song is much darker than I though which is wonderful in my eyes. The darker the better!!! Does their most recent CD sound like this?? Now I'm curious...


Their latest album is far from dark. In fact, they wrote more than 20 songs for the album and ended up using 12 of them, the others were either too 'poppy' or too 'dark'. And Super is rather poppy. I'm very interested in their more sinister work, the album Fundamental (already 10 years old, released in 2006) is probably their darkest work and one of my favorite albums.



PSB jump around from style to style. In a world of cats and dogs it's quite difficult to be a kangaroo...

Glco8284 - Thu May 05, 2016 8:59 am

Listen to THE song with Cindy looper and then 0:26 from this link https://youtu.be/fMIVb_SkygE is there a connection with this 2
Christophe - Thu May 05, 2016 9:48 am

Glco8284 wrote:
Listen to THE song with Cindy looper and then 0:26 from this link https://youtu.be/fMIVb_SkygE is there a connection with this 2

It sounds more like a very early version of "suns Have Gone" with Moby. But my be I'm wrong. I still didn't listen to the whole "Swipe To The Right"-song with Cyndi Lauper. May be I can judge tomorrow when the album came out. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jote - Thu May 05, 2016 10:16 am

Christophe wrote:
It sounds more like a very early version of "suns Have Gone" with Moby.


It does!

Jarreshair - Thu May 05, 2016 10:58 am

SPOILERS!

Album has become very leaky. I'm surprised it took this long.
I'm listening to it now, although my Amazon CD won't come to hopefully tomorrow.
Gary Numan track sounds good, although I can't understand a word he is saying.

Not sure about the Holter track, it does sound very Enya.

The Zimmer track is epic. Love it.

Like the Tellier track, sounds a bit Kraftwerk-ish, then strangely reminds me of Cher's Believe in the chorus.

Can't get my head around The Orb track. But that's The Orb for you...

Liking the Jeff Mills track, although takes a while to get going.

Falling down pretty good, but not as good as I had hoped.
Same goes for the Lauper track. The last minute seems to have been tagged on by Jarre and doesn't seem to have anything to do with the main track.

Circus sounds like a throw-away track. JMJ just clowning around?

The Yello track is surprising good. Reminds me of Leonard Cohen.

The Christophe track doesn't do it for me so far. Don't like the vocals. Sorry.

HoS The Origin, much ado about nothing. Does the album really need 3 tracks that sound similar?

So the tracks I had already heard:
HoS, both very good, but Part 2 is better, so Part 1 may get a bit of skipping.
Brick England, the best pop track on either album, excellent.
As One, fairly catchy apart from the Smurf vocals.
Exit, the less said the better.
What you Want, surprising growing on me (like a wart). I don't hate it.


After a couple of listens, it's not as good as Part 1, which I would give a 8/10 to.
This so far 6.5/10, but it's early days.

ralf - Thu May 05, 2016 11:54 am

Jarre+Zimmer - :peacemaan: EPIC!! :peacemaan: 11/10

Jarre+PSB - Great 10/10

Jarre - Falling Down and Heart Of Noise- Very Good 9/10

The rest tracks is average.

Electronica vol.2 > vol.1

Jarreshair - Thu May 05, 2016 1:27 pm

I could listen to the Zimmer track all day. Got a lump in my throat listening to it.
F***ing EPIC!!!!

Dr_Jones - Thu May 05, 2016 1:33 pm

Looks like Myplay orders are going wrong. Reports of orders rejected and all that are coming in.
funkygreenalien - Thu May 05, 2016 1:33 pm

As one very good track.
1906 - Thu May 05, 2016 1:47 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like Myplay orders are going wrong. Reports of orders rejected and all that are coming in.


Some people received an Engelbert Humperdinck Greatest Hits Box Set instead.

Jarreologie6 - Thu May 05, 2016 1:58 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like Myplay orders are going wrong. Reports of orders rejected and all that are coming in.


That's correct, I just got a message from Myplay an hour ago with this message

Dr_Jones - Thu May 05, 2016 2:00 pm

Jarreologie6 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like Myplay orders are going wrong. Reports of orders rejected and all that are coming in.


That's correct, I just got a message from Myplay an hour ago with this message


when did you order it originally?

Jarreologie6 - Thu May 05, 2016 2:04 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Jarreologie6 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like Myplay orders are going wrong. Reports of orders rejected and all that are coming in.


That's correct, I just got a message from Myplay an hour ago with this message


when did you order it originally?
Friday August 28, 2015
Finaero - Thu May 05, 2016 2:33 pm

Amazon.co.uk informed that they've shipped me the CD. Of course, that means I still have to listen to it on Spotify first thing Saturday morning (won't have time tomorrow) - as with PSB's Super - but eh, at least I won't have to worry about MyPLayDirect's shenanigans anymore. :P

(... hopefully not. sheesh)

Dr_Jones - Thu May 05, 2016 2:40 pm

Jarreologie6 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Jarreologie6 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like Myplay orders are going wrong. Reports of orders rejected and all that are coming in.


That's correct, I just got a message from Myplay an hour ago with this message


when did you order it originally?
Friday August 28, 2015


Me too. This bodes well....

funkygreenalien - Thu May 05, 2016 3:56 pm

My conclusion and personal taste: Electronica 1 is better than Electronica 2.
JiggyAlienEyes - Thu May 05, 2016 4:07 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
JiggyAlienEyes wrote:
The PSB song is much darker than I though which is wonderful in my eyes. The darker the better!!! Does their most recent CD sound like this?? Now I'm curious...


Their latest album is far from dark. In fact, they wrote more than 20 songs for the album and ended up using 12 of them, the others were either too 'poppy' or too 'dark'. And Super is rather poppy. I'm very interested in their more sinister work, the album Fundamental (already 10 years old, released in 2006) is probably their darkest work and one of my favorite albums.


I'll have to check that one out then. We play all their stuff from time to time at work, but I don't remember anything ever grabbing me this way on the depressing scale. Thanks for the recommendation!

JiggyAlienEyes - Thu May 05, 2016 4:13 pm

Jarreshair wrote:


The Christophe track doesn't do it for me so far. Don't like the vocals. Sorry.


After a couple of listens, it's not as good as Part 1, which I would give a 8/10 to.
This so far 6.5/10, but it's early days.


One of the main things that has always attracted me to Jarre and certain electronica artists is the fact that vocals can be scarce, or non existent. I'm primarily a metal head, although I do love other genres as well. For me I enjoy stuff without vocals because I don't want anyone telling me what to think, or give me any ideas besides the music (in electronica). Maybe that's why this album will take a bit to get used to. There are a lot of songs with vocals or actual lyrics. That doesn't mean I hate it, but my personal tastes seem to prefer things that can float by. Does anyone else have this or feel this way?

Christophe - Thu May 05, 2016 4:17 pm

JiggyAlienEyes wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:


The Christophe track doesn't do it for me so far. Don't like the vocals. Sorry.


After a couple of listens, it's not as good as Part 1, which I would give a 8/10 to.
This so far 6.5/10, but it's early days.


One of the main things that has always attracted me to Jarre and certain electronica artists is the fact that vocals can be scarce, or non existent. I'm primarily a metal head, although I do love other genres as well. For me I enjoy stuff without vocals because I don't want anyone telling me what to think, or give me any ideas besides the music (in electronica). Maybe that's why this album will take a bit to get used to. There are a lot of songs with vocals or actual lyrics. That doesn't mean I hate it, but my personal tastes seem to prefer things that can float by. Does anyone else have this or feel this way?

Not necessary with this Electronica Project. I have in mind that this are collaborations and not standard Jarre-tracks like Oxygene or Rendez-Vous for example. fans claim that this tracks/songs are far away from the real Jarre. That's true but not necessary bad. I guess the next album of him will be more classical Jarre-style. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

JiggyAlienEyes - Thu May 05, 2016 4:23 pm

Im totally into people doing what they want to do, and in Jarre's case I love him for that. 8) I personally wish I could just tone down the vocals on everything. haha!
Christophe - Thu May 05, 2016 4:27 pm

JiggyAlienEyes wrote:
Im totally into people doing what they want to do, and in Jarre's case I love him for that. 8)

For that reason I love him too. I think he really don't care what others think about his music. :) :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

jarrepaul - Thu May 05, 2016 5:47 pm

Both fan boxes have gone through today. Payment taken for them.
jeanbatman - Thu May 05, 2016 6:01 pm

Christophe wrote:
(...) For that reason I love him too. I think he really don't care what others think about his music. (...)

You can't create anything if you are too bothered by other's opinion...

Ziggy - Thu May 05, 2016 8:04 pm

Here is one for you.
Did somebody check the DR values?
If you download the stems for HOT and export them yourself would it be better?

shadow - Thu May 05, 2016 8:51 pm

I'm taking that MyPlayDirect hasn't send out codes yet for the album?

Outside of the wrong albums...

Jarreologie6 - Thu May 05, 2016 8:58 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Jarreologie6 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Jarreologie6 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Looks like Myplay orders are going wrong. Reports of orders rejected and all that are coming in.


That's correct, I just got a message from Myplay an hour ago with this message


when did you order it originally?
Friday August 28, 2015


Me too. This bodes well....


Yes,
I just got response from the support and had to reorder it again :evil: , I hope that it works this time... :roll:

Hans_Best - Thu May 05, 2016 8:58 pm

shadow wrote:
I'm taking that MyPlayDirect hasn't send out codes yet for the album?

Outside of the wrong albums...


No codes received yet - I'm realy hoping they keep their promise to send download codes tomorrow and announce the date when the deluxe box will be ready...

It's really hard reading first reviews here and not having the chance to start listening to it :roll:

Velodynamic - Thu May 05, 2016 9:29 pm

I got an e-mail from myplaydirect where they apologizes that something went wrong with my order of Fan Box part 2 and they welcome me to make a new order.
First; they never sent me the part 1 of the Fan Box due to some problem with my Visa card transaction.
Second; I never ordered part 2 as I discovered something didn't "clicked" with my money transaction.
So that e-mail felt just...weird. :roll:

Anyway only a few hours away now for the release of ≡l≡CTRONlCΛ 2: TH≡ H≡ΛRT OF NOIS≡ :nod:

Ziggy - Thu May 05, 2016 9:44 pm

I am so sick of this bullcrap.
It already got leaked on the known spots.

phil40 - Thu May 05, 2016 10:02 pm
Post subject: vol 2
Hi guys just want to say ive just listened to only a couple of snippets from that snippet trailer for vol 2, I want to wait till I have the actual album then listen to the whole thing, I'm totally in love with the pet shop boys track, catchy, upbeat and the Julia holter track sounds pretty dam powerful and uplifting, both songs are feel good songs.

Mr jarre is back with a bang and still has the touch, I dnt think he has ever lost it, I think hes just tried different routes of the musical world and now hes back with what sounds like a stunning album and a huge tour.

Welcome back jean Michel

Hppy listening people

:peacemaan:

:peacemaan: :peacemaan: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

shadow - Thu May 05, 2016 10:32 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
Anyway only a few hours away now for the release of ≡l≡CTRONlCΛ 2: TH≡ H≡ΛRT OF NOIS≡ :nod:


No email for now what-so-ever. So I guess that's good news?

ReallyGouda - Fri May 06, 2016 12:14 am

Velodynamic wrote:

Anyway only a few hours away now for the release of ≡l≡CTRONlCΛ 2: TH≡ H≡ΛRT OF NOIS≡ :nod:


Aw yeah! I'm most looking forward to listening to this album. :fine:

Finaero - Fri May 06, 2016 5:20 am

Ziggy wrote:
Here is one for you.
Did somebody check the DR values?
If you download the stems for HOT and export them yourself would it be better?


That's my question from a few pages ago as well. I've got a WAV where I've put all the stems together so if anyone wants to DR'ify that one, I could send it to them. Or they can just make it on their own in Audacity, for example. ;)

Won't expect the album to come in today from Amazon.co.uk (when I'm not at home anyway), gotta listen to it tomorrow on Spotify first thing in the morning...

Christophe - Fri May 06, 2016 6:36 am

I bought the album in iTunes. I listening right now to "Swipe to the Right" with "Cyndi Lauper". I realy like it. It let me dance from the first notes of the song The use of the Minipops sound is good. I never hear that in a "regular" popsong. That's cool! Much better than "As One"! 8) :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Christophe - Fri May 06, 2016 6:39 am

"Walking the Mile" with "Christophe" is a strange song. But still this strangeness works on me. :P :D :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

shadow - Fri May 06, 2016 7:04 am

I hate MPD. It's eight o'clock guys! Where the hell is my download!?
netrom - Fri May 06, 2016 7:55 am

Early reviews:

http://www.theguardian.co...-edward-snowden

http://www.musikexpress.d...heart-of-noise/

Elf - Fri May 06, 2016 8:13 am

Is it me, or is the continuous mix anything but continuous?
shadow - Fri May 06, 2016 8:46 am

I wouldn't know. MyDirect is being terrible as always and still hasn't send me my download...

Edit: More hidden pictures!



From Switch on Leon (The Orb) towards the end.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Short and personal impressions on from just my first time listening.


The Heart of Noise Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
Very Vangelis sounding, it's a great way to open the album. The second part could've been done without, but it's a harmless more upbeat version.

Brick England:
I quite like the track. It's nothing special, but it did click with me immediately. Can't really put my finger on why. Harmless fun I guess!

These Creatures:
It's not a bad track, but this was outright boring. The music is not memorable, and the lyrics (and voice) aren't strong enough to support the music. A different singer could've saved this from being completely forgettable I guess. But even that I doubt actually.

As One:
It start very Ethnicolor-ish, which is a good thing! But nearly a minute and a half of built up on a four minute track is way to long. I absolutely loved the rest of the track, but it should've been a bit longer because I freakin LOVE the second part! By far the best collaboration track of the bunch! You can even argue of both albums, but with how good The Time Machine was that'd be one hell of a discussion!

Here For You:
The chorus is fine, but I'm, not a fan of Numan's singing outside of that. I guess that's just the guy though. The music is fine, nothing good, nothing bad. Just meh.

Electrees:
It stars super Jarre-ish, but a tad lighter than usual. But what I had with As One goes for this as well, so much build up for not enough payback. The track should've been much longer and with a stronger punch at the end. But it's great to hear Zimmer outside of his movie scores for once.

Exit:
Solo Jarre and very... Not Jarre... Like at all. But I like the track, it does go pretty well with the concept of data security and breaching. It almost feels like a track from the Brosnan Bond films. Which is not a bad thing.

What You Want:
Already mentioned this when the single was released, absolutely terrible track. Terrible Lyrics, so-so music and the Magnetic Fields Pt. 2 drum doesn't help what-so-ever!

Gisele:
The Travelator Pt. 2 of this album, and that's a very good thing! Not a fan of whatever the hell for weird filter they decided to throw over Tellier's voice. But it's still a really fun track!

Switch on Leon:
And another track that seems to build up a lot with not enough of a pay-off. I like the track, both the first half and the second half. But it just feels like the balance is off.

Circus:
The track (outside of Falling Down) that I was most looking forward actually. The trailer had the short chorus and I absolutely loved it. And the full track doesn't disappoint. It's a great track, I just wish it went on longer!

Why This, Why That and Why:
Two words: Oh Yeah!

The Architect:
It's a good track, but it lacks any cohesive structure I feel. I really like the 'whoop'ing sound throughout. Can't really say much about the track honestly. It's just fine I guess.

Swipe To The Right:
I love me some Cindy Lauper. I really do. But did she really have to use that terrible whiny voice? I like the rest of it however. Great voice in the chorus, music sounds pretty good (though I do wish we got the 'leaked' demo also). It's a pretty good pop track all in all actually.

Walking the Mile:
I think this track has the same problems as What You Want has. The music just isn't very good and the lyrics don't help either. It's no doubt the better track of the two, but not by much. The guitar and Jazz ending really saves the track from complete disaster honestly. Actually, I think if the entire track was the Jazz ending I would've considered this one of the better tracks on the album!

Falling Down:
THIS! THIS IS WHAT I WANTED MOST OF ALL! It sounds like what Jarre would do these days and I love it! The voice could've been dropped, but the music sounds great! I absolutely love it!

The Heart of Noise (The Origin):
It's basically The Heart of Noise but more... Well I'm not sure what I'm supposed to think. I think this was the demo or something. This really was just a filler.


Overall thoughts shared between the two albums. The Heart of Noise has the higher highs, but sadly also the much, much lower lows. The Time Machine has the much more cohesive structure of the two albums and it's overall quality seems much higher.
I'm not sure if that's because that album had more time and this album being seemingly pushed out in the six months since the last one. I guess there's enough between the two albums to justify both albums existing. But there's sadly also a lot that's completely forgettable.

Now the real question is: What happened to that promised solo album?

netrom - Fri May 06, 2016 10:04 am

one could, perhaps, claim it's continuous, but there is no mix...
Dr_Jones - Fri May 06, 2016 10:58 am

Ziggy wrote:
Here is one for you.
Did somebody check the DR values?
If you download the stems for HOT and export them yourself would it be better?


I've posted the DR results a few pages ago. Average DR of 4

Finaero - Fri May 06, 2016 11:02 am

But are those ( http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=197338#197338 ) results for the CD audio only, or did you use the "combined contest stem track" audio for HoN parts 1 and 2?
Dr_Jones - Fri May 06, 2016 11:33 am

Finaero wrote:
But are those ( http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=197338#197338 ) results for the CD audio only, or did you use the "combined contest stem track" audio for HoN parts 1 and 2?


nope. Didn't have the time yet

Jote - Fri May 06, 2016 12:24 pm

Glco8284 wrote:
Listen to THE song with Cindy looper and then 0:26 from this link https://youtu.be/fMIVb_SkygE is there a connection with this 2


Clarification: while the piece at 0:26 sounds like a prototype of "Suns have gone", the piece that starts at 2:07 is indeed very similar to "Swipe to the right".

Jarreshair - Fri May 06, 2016 2:58 pm

I have sciencetifically proven E1 is better than E2

1. The Time Machine - Jean-Michel Jarre & Boys Noize 8/10
2. Glory - Jean-Michel Jarre & M83 6/10
3. Close Your Eyes - Jean-Michel Jarre & Air 7/10
4. Automatic, Pt. 1 - Jean-Michel Jarre & Vince Clarke 8/10
5. Automatic, Pt. 2 - Jean-Michel Jarre & Vince Clarke 9/10
6. If..! - Jean-Michel Jarre & Little Boots 6/10
7. Immortals - Jean-Michel Jarre & Fuck Buttons 8/10
8. Suns Have Gone - Jean-Michel Jarre & Moby 9/10
9. Conquistador - Jean-Michel Jarre & Gesaffelstein 8/10
10. Travelator, Pt. 2 - Jean-Michel Jarre & Pete Townshend 8/10
11. Zero Gravity - Jean-Michel Jarre & Tangerine Dream 9/10
12. Rely on Me - Jean-Michel Jarre & Laurie Anderson 6/10
13. Stardust - Jean-Michel Jarre & Armin van Buuren 8/10
14. Watching You - Jean-Michel Jarre & 3D (Massive Attack) 3/10
15. A Question of Blood - Jean-Michel Jarre & John Carpenter 9/10
16. The Train & The River - Jean-Michel Jarre & Lang Lang 7/10

Avg: 7.44

1. The Heart of Noise, Pt. 1 - Jean-Michel Jarre & Rone 7/10
2. The Heart of Noise, Pt. 2 - Jean-Michel Jarre 8/10
3. Brick England - Jean-Michel Jarre & Pet Shop Boys 9/10
4. These Creatures - Jean-Michel Jarre & Julia Holter 6/10
5. As One - Jean-Michel Jarre & Primal Scream 6/10
6. Here for You - Jean-Michel Jarre & Gary Numan 7/10
7. Electrees - Jean-Michel Jarre & Hans Zimmer 11/10 :peacemaan:
8. Exit - Jean-Michel Jarre & Edward Snowden 2/10
9. What You Want - Jean-Michel Jarre & Peaches 5/10
10. Gisele - Jean-Michel Jarre & Sébastien Tellier 6/10
11. Switch on Leon - Jean-Michel Jarre & The Orb 4/10
12. Circus - Jean-Michel Jarre & Siriusmo 5/10
13. Why This, Why That and Why - Jean-Michel Jarre & Yello 8/10
14. The Architect - Jean-Michel Jarre & Jeff Mills 7/10
15. Swipe to the Right - Jean-Michel Jarre & Cyndi Lauper 7/10
16. Walking the Mile - Jean-Michel Jarre & Christophe 4/10
17. Falling Down - Jean-Michel Jarre 8/10
18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin) - Jean-Michel Jarre 6/10

Avg 6.44

There, we can close this thread now :P

Robi - Fri May 06, 2016 3:34 pm

This is very much subjective, isn't it?

E2 is better than E1 for me.

And still no need to close the topc. :P

Jarreshair - Fri May 06, 2016 3:42 pm

Close it! It's proven! Look!

:D

Jarreshair - Fri May 06, 2016 4:56 pm

A couple of more reviews.

The Evening Standard says it's as good as E1 (it's not, I've proven it) 4/5
Q Magazine says it's all a bit of a mess (harsh, but can't disagree too much) 2/5
Mojo Magazine (not read review) gives it 3/5, which I think is right.

In other news, my Amazon CD has finally arrived but feel a bit deflated now as it won't receive as much love as E1 did.

Hans_Best - Fri May 06, 2016 5:09 pm

Hans_Best wrote:
shadow wrote:
I'm taking that MyPlayDirect hasn't send out codes yet for the album?

Outside of the wrong albums...


No codes received yet - I'm realy hoping they keep their promise to send download codes tomorrow and announce the date when the deluxe box will be ready...

It's really hard reading first reviews here and not having the chance to start listening to it :roll:


Finally... An email from myplay with download codes... :peacemaan:

starmike - Fri May 06, 2016 5:11 pm

I just got my download link. I downloaded all the files and they're all white noise, with a little bit of the music underneath.

What. The. Hell?

Has this happened to anyone else? I went to redownload and the web site won't let you.

EDIT: I opened a few files in Audacity. Yup, mostly white noise. I contacted MyPlay.

Adam - Fri May 06, 2016 5:41 pm

The download link now comes up with error, maybe they have had several complaints & pulled them down.
I didn't bother with the MPD download as I downloaded from Amazon free with the CD.

Hans_Best - Fri May 06, 2016 5:42 pm

starmike wrote:
I just got my download link. I downloaded all the files and they're all white noise, with a little bit of the music underneath.

What. The. Hell?

Has this happened to anyone else? I went to redownload and the web site won't let you.

EDIT: I opened a few files in Audacity. Yup, mostly white noise. I contacted MyPlay.


Is there anything myplay did right?

Same here, pure white noise 148 minutes :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

I'm checking now with google... I'm done

starmike - Fri May 06, 2016 5:47 pm

Sorry to hear it happened to other people. Hopefully they'll get it back up and running properly.

I'm listening on Spotify now. Love this album!

Elf - Fri May 06, 2016 5:59 pm

Hans_Best wrote:
starmike wrote:
I just got my download link. I downloaded all the files and they're all white noise, with a little bit of the music underneath.

What. The. Hell?

Has this happened to anyone else? I went to redownload and the web site won't let you.

EDIT: I opened a few files in Audacity. Yup, mostly white noise. I contacted MyPlay.


Is there anything myplay did right?



No. Like all online retailers run by the record companies themselves (or on behalf of them) suck big time. It's pretty incredible how they manage to fuck up. Universal's store fucked up every single Mike Oldfield shipment to me. They still owe me money from one that I never got. I've given up on reclaiming it.

Violator - Fri May 06, 2016 6:01 pm

Hans_Best wrote:
pure white noise 148 minutes

This is why the album called "The Heart of Noise".

shadow - Fri May 06, 2016 6:32 pm

I think the DRM on the download files has gone completely terrible. Mostly white noise here also. Though it's the most accurate title I guess!
Robi - Fri May 06, 2016 6:49 pm

Altough my cd has not arrived yet, I heared 1-minute snipets of each tracks.

Yes, I will buy the cd ya know that retro thing. :)

Hans_Best - Fri May 06, 2016 6:50 pm

Violator wrote:
Hans_Best wrote:
pure white noise 148 minutes

This is why the album called "The Heart of Noise".


Ymmd :mrgreen:

Hans_Best - Fri May 06, 2016 7:02 pm

Quote:


No. Like all online retailers run by the record companies themselves (or on behalf of them) suck big time. It's pretty incredible how they manage to fuck up. Universal's store fucked up every single Mike Oldfield shipment to me. They still owe me money from one that I never got. I've given up on reclaiming it.


And they are really wondering why people are downloading music illegally... :|

shadow - Fri May 06, 2016 7:22 pm

Robi wrote:
Altough my cd has not arrived yet, I heared 1-minute snipets of each tracks.

Yes, I will buy the cd ya know that retro thing. :)


Only reason I don't have a disc is because the second boxset was delayed :P

PsychNerD - Fri May 06, 2016 7:26 pm

Hi everyone,

I am reading you all having problems with downloads, be sure this has been forwarded at this very moment to Jarre's management. Even if the Heart of "Noise" joke made me chuckle, this is obviously unacceptable for you, wherever the problem occurred. Hopefully fixed soon. I'll personally keep you updated.

Hans_Best - Fri May 06, 2016 7:49 pm

PsychNerD wrote:
Hi everyone,

I am reading you all having problems with downloads, be sure this has been forwarded at this very moment to Jarre's management. Even if the "Heart of Noise" joke made me chuckle, this is obviously unacceptable for you, wherever the problem occurred. Hopefully fixed soon. I'll personally keep you updated.



Let's hope so, by goodness!

dlaivison - Fri May 06, 2016 7:58 pm

I really liked the following tracks : "Why this, Why that and Why" (super track) , Brick England, Heart of Noise 1/2, Swipe to Right , Gisele, Here for you, Falling down and Circus.
Exit and The Architect they are also good .. although I would classify them as soundscapes.

These creatures reminds me Enya a lot as Circus reminds me Daft Punk.

Robi - Fri May 06, 2016 8:36 pm

PsychNerD wrote:
Hi everyone,

I am reading you all having problems with downloads, be sure this has been forwarded at this very moment to Jarre's management. Even if the "Heart of Noise" joke made me chuckle, this is obviously unacceptable for you, wherever the problem occurred. Hopefully fixed soon. I'll personally keep you updated.


Joke? What?

Christophe - Fri May 06, 2016 9:13 pm

I love "Why This, Why That and Why". I want to hear an instrumental version of it. Not because Dieter Meiers voice is annoying. No, his voice is iconic. But only for the curiosity. :D :wink:

Can't wait to see and hear the new songs live at the Electronica World tour. I still wonder how they will solve the problem with the collaborations. They will not come all to joining the tour. May be we will think about something similar like the tour of the Gorillaz with screens on stage and virtual images of the collaborated artists. I don't know. Still guessing! :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

jeanbatman - Fri May 06, 2016 10:01 pm

Tim Prevett's Jean Michel Jarre - Electronica Volume Two - First Fan Listen Reaction and Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmhcpjX_rkE

1906 - Fri May 06, 2016 10:33 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
Here is one for you.
Did somebody check the DR values?
If you download the stems for HOT and export them yourself would it be better?


I've posted the DR results a few pages ago. Average DR of 4


The picture says it all:



top: Heart of Noise part 1 & 2, CD version
bottom: Mixdown of stems from beatport

shadow - Fri May 06, 2016 11:03 pm

Any way to download the stems without signing up? :hypocrit:
starmike - Fri May 06, 2016 11:12 pm

I just got word from MyPlay. They were able to reproduce the problem and will get back to me.
shadow - Fri May 06, 2016 11:26 pm

They were able to reproduce the problem? And what if they didn't? We'd be fucked!? :|
docklands88 - Sat May 07, 2016 12:16 am

I too have the white noise/static issue with my album download therefore I sent an email to the relevant people.

Pretty shoddy management/preparation if you ask me. People have been looking forward to this since E1. Luckily I picked up a CD copy in store as well so I'm listening to that as I type right now. So far the new album is...

UTTERLY INCREDIBLE, FAR FAR BETTER THAN E1 in my opinion, it's a magnificent and sublime piece of work and I still have half the album to go. It's so great to have the master back on TOP FORM for both E1 & E2.

Pete.
x

funkygreenalien - Sat May 07, 2016 7:23 am

OMG, I love motorhead.
Christophe - Sat May 07, 2016 7:53 am

funkygreenalien wrote:
OMG, I love motorhead.

huh? :shock:

Greetings,


Christophe

jarrepaul - Sat May 07, 2016 8:06 am

White noise for me also. Disgusting service.
Jakob BC - Sat May 07, 2016 9:03 am

So I got first part of that golden deluxe box. I never seemed to receive anything about the second part for this. Everything I can find on pre-order of second part, seems to be the cheaper vinyl-set.
I have never seen anything about the "golden" part two.
What did you guys do here?
Somewhere I was lost in that confusion on the different versions released.

shadow - Sat May 07, 2016 9:14 am

Email them and day you never received the email for the second deluxe boxset. That's what I did and I received a link to order it anyway.

jarrepaul wrote:
White noise for me also. Disgusting service.

I wouldn't consider it disgusting as much as incompetent. You check the files after you've uploaded to make sure it went up correctly. Which they flatout didn't do.

1906 - Sat May 07, 2016 10:15 am

shadow wrote:
Any way to download the stems without signing up? :hypocrit:


Sort of....Just use one of these:
www.mailinator.com
www.10minutemail.com
www.guerillamail.org

1906 - Sat May 07, 2016 10:17 am

docklands88 wrote:
I too have the white noise/static issue with my album download therefore I sent an email to the relevant people.


Merzbow!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AguPH0XBxdw

Finaero - Sat May 07, 2016 10:24 am

Initial thoughts.

Tracks that I like the best:
Why This, Why That and Why
Swipe to the Right
Falling Down

( Not sure why those two collaborations have struck to me as my current favorites... possibly because I honestly didn't expect them to be of any note, maybe ;) )

Tracks that I like:
The Heart of Noise 1 and 2, Brick England, As One, Here For You, Electrees, Exit, Gisele, Switch on Leon, Circus, The Architect

So that's about 77% of the album

"The Heart of Noise (Origin)" is quite superfluous, and I don't really hate the other tracks but they haven't really hit me in any way yet. Also, has Christophe always sung like that, because his vocals sound a bit too much like "old man wheezing" to me. >_>

Also, for some reason I keep on imagining the chorus solo from Oxygene 8 in the chorus of Brick England. And for that matter, the (possibly unintentional?) throwback to Ethnicolor in As One was nice, but I think JMJ should have let go of the Metamorphoses vocodering a bit and reused the one from Revolutions instead ;)

Jarreshair - Sat May 07, 2016 11:05 am

Although I still think the Hans Zimmer track is the best thing Jarre has been involved in since the late 90's, I'm finding the some of the "space invader" fx sound a little harsh via headphones. I don't get this harshness via speakers though, so it still sounds incredible.
icecubes - Sat May 07, 2016 12:37 pm

Received my email link to the download from MyPlayDirect yesterday in good time. Unfortunately, the same issue occurred as others have experienced, namely over two hours of white noise.

Emailed MyPlayDirect this morning and hopefully the issue is resolved soon.

I ordered Electronica Volume 2 Deluxe Box last September and the website is currently reporting "Ships on or before June 3, 2016". Not sure what disaster will befall this release. I expect to receive half a dozen Deluxe Boxes and upside down posters, haha.

Still, mustn't grumble as I made £300 from the second Volume 1 Deluxe Box that MyPlayDirect sent me.

icecubes - Sat May 07, 2016 1:01 pm

Violator wrote:
Hans_Best wrote:
pure white noise 148 minutes

This is why the album called "The Heart of Noise".


"The Heart of White Noise"?

Voyager37 - Sat May 07, 2016 2:24 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
the album Fundamental is probably their darkest work

Indeed. The cover confirms that.

JiggyAlienEyes - Sat May 07, 2016 3:24 pm

Christophe wrote:
I love "Why This, Why That and Why". I want to hear an instrumental version of it. Not because Dieter Meiers voice is annoying. No, his voice is iconic. But only for the curiosity. :D :wink:


Greetings,


Christophe


Agreed! The music is really cool, and I do like the voice but an instrumental would be cool! This song totally caught me off guard though :D

Christophe - Sat May 07, 2016 4:11 pm

"Swipe to the Right" is one of the most poppy songs he ever did, but it's more cool than the regular stuff on the radio top 10. Sadly enough this song will not hit the charts I think. They prefer a Beyoncé or another shick that gasp in the microphone. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Dr_Jones - Sat May 07, 2016 4:13 pm

1906 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
Here is one for you.
Did somebody check the DR values?
If you download the stems for HOT and export them yourself would it be better?


I've posted the DR results a few pages ago. Average DR of 4


The picture says it all:
Image


top: Heart of Noise part 1 & 2, CD version
bottom: Mixdown of stems from beatport


Christ on a bike

Violator - Sat May 07, 2016 4:49 pm

Christophe wrote:
"Swipe to the Right" is one of the most poppy songs he ever did, but it's more cool than the regular stuff on the radio top 10.

This is not a pop song, because it has the long solo in the end. Same with "Christophe" track...

Christophe - Sat May 07, 2016 4:51 pm

Violator wrote:
Christophe wrote:
"Swipe to the Right" is one of the most poppy songs he ever did, but it's more cool than the regular stuff on the radio top 10.

This is not a pop song, because it has the long solo in the end. Same with "Christophe" track...

You have a reason. But what you will called it then?

Greetings,


Christophe

Elf - Sat May 07, 2016 7:17 pm

Christophe wrote:
Violator wrote:
Christophe wrote:
"Swipe to the Right" is one of the most poppy songs he ever did, but it's more cool than the regular stuff on the radio top 10.

This is not a pop song, because it has the long solo in the end. Same with "Christophe" track...

You have a reason. But what you will called it then?

Greetings,


Christophe


It's not a pop song because they haven't made a music video with scantily clad women thrusting their genitalia into the camera? Just a stab in the dark...

Pat Gleeson - Sat May 07, 2016 8:53 pm

I see the 'Continuous Mix' is just the album without the track markers - no extra musical transitions as in Volume 1.
Another screw up i.e. the wrong masters supplied to iTunes - this time by Sony ? Did anyone download off Qobuz, and get something different ?

lacobo - Sat May 07, 2016 9:01 pm

Pat Gleeson wrote:
I see the 'Continuous Mix' is just the album without the track markers - no extra musical transitions as in Volume 1.
Another screw up i.e. the wrong masters supplied to iTunes - this time by Sony ? Did anyone download off Qobuz, and get something different ?


Downloaded the HighDef audio tracks from Qobuz, and indeed the 'Continuous Mix' is nothing like the one from Electronica1. Guess something went wrong earlier on with this track.

Bert.

shadow - Sat May 07, 2016 9:26 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Christ on a bike

It's sad, but nothing new sadly...

Glco8284 - Sat May 07, 2016 11:16 pm
Post subject: DTS UP MIX FROM E2 THON
ELECTRONICA 2 THE HEART OF NOISE DTS UPMIX

Anyone Intressted ?

JeromeTV - Sun May 08, 2016 1:09 am
Post subject: Re: DTS UP MIX FROM E2 THON
Glco8284 wrote:
ELECTRONICA 2 THE HEART OF NOISE DTS UPMIX

Anyone Intressted ?


No.... why would you upsample an 2.0 Stereo CD to DTS ?

Violator - Sun May 08, 2016 4:53 am

Christophe wrote:

You have a reason. But what you will called it then?

Jarre said in the album booklet that she is part of New Wave period. So the song should be New Wave/Synthpop. For example, you can compare structure of the song with Ultravox' "The Voice", which is definitely New Wave/Synthpop song.

Brick England is typical pop song.

Christophe - Sun May 08, 2016 8:02 am

"Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise" is on the 8th place at the "Topalbums" download in the Belgian iTunes. But there it change fast because yesterday morning it was in the 5th place. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Domestos - Sun May 08, 2016 9:28 am

Ah, I'm trying but I'm really not feeling this one :cry: :cry:
icecubes - Sun May 08, 2016 10:33 am

I received a response from MyPlayDirect last evening and informed that a new link will be sent once the download glitch is resolved.

I have no idea when this will be, though.

Jarreshair - Sun May 08, 2016 11:04 am

Domestos wrote:
Ah, I'm trying but I'm really not feeling this one :cry: :cry:


Me either. I like about half the tracks, whilst with E1 I like all but 2 or 3.
There is one exceptional album (18-20 tracks) from this project.
I'm sure if JMJ was honest he would say some of the tracks didn't turn out the way he wanted, but it was always going to be a big ask. You can't knock the Mans ambition.

Finaero - Sun May 08, 2016 11:12 am

On my second-day impression, I still mostly agree with my yesterday's thoughts, except now I'd drop "Exit", "Switch On Leon" and "The Architect" into a "not bad, but I don't really feel like listening to them in particular on their own" category. Still don't care to listen to "These Creatures", "What You Want" and "Walking the Mile".

No idea why JMJ thought three versions of "The Heart of Noise" were needed. Same with "Automatic" (parts 1 and 2) on E1, it could have been just one track.

On a related note, when it comes to the entire Electronica experience, "Stardust" still remains the most JMJ-like track of them all. ;)

Ziggy - Sun May 08, 2016 11:54 am

Im also having the glitch download.
Man man man, everything that can go wrong, must go wrong...

How hard is it to put a cd and a vinyl in a box and send it to a couple of people...
How hard is it to encode and make unique links with proper mp3's.

shadow - Sun May 08, 2016 11:55 am

The Origin should've been the first track on The Time Machine as it was the track that started the entire project with the other two versions being the closing tracks of The Heart of Noise. Having the album come full circle that way. Much like how Chronologie ends the same way it starts.

Automatic is basically one track, it's just split in two. I guess you can compare it to how Ethnicolor and Second Rendez-Vous are split into seperate sections on some releases.

Walking the Mile has sort of grown on my when I flipped my mindset. It's a jazz track, and as that it works just fine honestly. It just doesn't work when combined with all the other tracks.

Ziggy wrote:
Im also having the glitch download.
Man man man, everything that can go wrong, must go wrong...

How hard is it to put a cd and a vinyl in a box and send it to a couple of people...
How hard is it to encode and make unique links with proper mp3's.


The thing with the Deluxe Boxset is that it's more than just the CD and vinyl's. And I honestly think this album was pushed out the door to complete it in the six months separating it from The Time Machine. The CD's and Vinyls aren't difficult to press. But the rest takes a bit more time however. The .mp3's links are fine, it's that whoever uploaded the files onto the server either didn't check what was uploaded, or somewhere during the uploading it went wrong. And considering all files have the identical problem I'd say they messed up with the files rather than the upload.

jeanbatman - Sun May 08, 2016 12:03 pm

Walking the mile is very apart from all of Jarre has already done… I can't find anything that can sound like it in the Jarre catalogue…
Domestos - Sun May 08, 2016 12:05 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Domestos wrote:
Ah, I'm trying but I'm really not feeling this one :cry: :cry:


Me either. I like about half the tracks, whilst with E1 I like all but 2 or 3.
There is one exceptional album (18-20 tracks) from this project.
I'm sure if JMJ was honest he would say some of the tracks didn't turn out the way he wanted, but it was always going to be a big ask. You can't knock the Mans ambition.


With a couple of exceptions I think it's the vocals that don't do it for me. They take me out of the track and I think 'I'm not listening to JMJ here'.

Ah. I could definitely trim both parts into one album that I like though.

shadow - Sun May 08, 2016 12:08 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Walking the mile is very apart from all of Jarre has already done… I can't find anything that can sound like it in the Jarre catalogue…


The closest you'll get is Sessions 2000.

Vumiko - Sun May 08, 2016 1:11 pm

My quick critique of E2:

Overall, I feel E2 didn't receive the same care and attention as E1. The quality of the music is much lower in my opinion - save for a few tracks.

Some of the issues I have are with the vocals: very difficult to understand the lyrics due to over processing / effects. I also feel the vocoder was overused on the E2 project.

My favorite tracks are:

-Heart of Noise pt 2
-Brick England (love the lead line in the chorus....this is the JMJ I miss hearing)
-Here for You (would love a slightly darker version)
-Gisele (deserves better intro and vocals)
-Why This, Why That and Why
-Falling Down

"Ok" tracks:

-Electrees (Just Hans Zimmer with some classic Jarre sounds thrown on top. The cinematic collaborated of Edgar is much more engaging)
-What you want (more interesting than If!)
-Circus (could have been better)
-Walking the Mile (not bad..)

Terrible throwaway tracks:

-These Creatures (Doesn't do ANYTHING for me emotionally or musically)
-As One (sad attempt at a pop anthem)
-Exit (possibly the worst track on the album. The Train and the River is a far more interesting musical experiment)
-The Architect (this track really doesn't go anywhere despite two top electronic artists finally coming together)
-Swipe to the Right (best part of the song is the very end where you can hea a littler vintage JMJ. There really isn't a strong reason to have Cindy on this project other than to get attention...like E.S. On Exit)
-Switch on Leon (toxic?)
-The Heart of Noise Origin (not necessary and doesn't complete the E-project on a high note)

Thank you Jarre for the entire E-Project suite of music....Although I feel you spread yourself too thin on this project, at least you're back and passionate about making music again. Looking forward to the tour and SOLO album :wink:

Domestos - Sun May 08, 2016 2:01 pm

I don't really understand the thought behind 'As One', it's just a throwaway re-mix of Primal Scream's Come Together.
Elf - Sun May 08, 2016 2:27 pm

Here's the review I did for Musikknyheter. no at http://www.musikknyheter....chel-Jarre.html

Jean-Michel Jarres volume 2 of the Electronica project is out. Volume 1, called The Time Machine, had guests like Air, Vince Clarke, Massive Attack, Laurie Anderson, Lang Lang, M83, Pete Thownsend and Moby. All are artists that Jarre feels have had an influence in the world of electronic music. Instead of sending files via email, Jarre traveled around the world for six years, meeting up with all the artist personally. Everyone he asked said yes, so it all turned into two records instead of one.

Volume 2 is titled The Heart of Noise. Once again the list of artists is impressive: : Yello, The Orb, soundtrack maestro Hans Zimmer, Cyndi Lauper, Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan, Peaches, Primal Scream, Jeff Mills, Julia Holter, Rone, Siriusmo, Christophe (who Jarre worked with in the late 70s) and, of all people, Edward Snowden.

Volume 1 was, if not a 100% triumph, a strong album and a surprising comeback for Jarre. Both artistically, commercially (gold record in several countries and a top 10 chart position in the UK) and in the media. Thanks to getting Edward Snowden talking about digital privacy on the new album when Jarre met up with him in Moscow, the media attention has been just as big this time around.

So what about the music? It rally cuts the mustard! Everything starts with the incredibly beautiful title track. Part 1 is composed together with the French artist Rone, but in Part 2 Jarre is at it alone. And this is the most beautiful track on the entire album, if not the entire project. Very simple, but warm and just nice.

The pop song Brick England with the Pet Shop Boys is a perfect amalgam of the British duo and the French dude. It’s a hybrid so successful that it beats everything on their latest weak effort, Super, hands down.

Other highlights are These Creatures with Juila Holter (who charted in the Norwegian top 20 with one of the best albums released in 2013). The song sounds like the bastard child of Laurie Anderson and Imogen Heap. All spiced with Holter’s beautiful voice.
In Here For You we are back in the 80s with Gary Numan, and it’s a nostalgia trip worthy of Depeche Mode ca 1985. With Hans Zimmer and Electrees we are in the territory of Oxygene vs Hollywood Blockbuster. And did you know that the world needed a hybrid of Kraftwerk, Jarre and Air? Neither did I, but that’s what you get with Sebastian Teller in the song Gisele. And don’t get me started on how beautiful Why This, Why That and Why with Yello is.

And that’s how the album rolls. What’s surprising is that the album has a coherent feeling. Mind you, there are tracks here that are merely okay. Switch on Leon with The Orb sounds like…well..The Orb. What You Want with Peaches is in the same landscape as Laurie Anderson on volume 1 and As One with Primal Scream is just meh.

There are also songs that don’t work at all. The track with the aforementioned Snowden sounds like a rejected song from the soundtrack of the kind of crappy movies we got around 1997 about Virtual Reality and Cyberspace. Swipe to the Right with Cyndi Lauper has a great melody in the verses, but the chorus falls flat. And that makes for a failed attempt on doing a pop song.

The record finished with two solo tracks. The very last one is a total unnecessary version of the title track and the other is an ok track called Falling Down.

Summed up the whole Electronica project is a triumph, with some mistakes along the way. And if you create a playlist with the best songs from each volume, you have the best electronica album in..in..in a very long while!

Jon - Sun May 08, 2016 3:08 pm

I really like the album except for one track, What You Want (I'm not a fan of Peaches, but Jarre hence why its there). If I were to swap that track out with another artist I would have gone for Kate Bush. As Jarre acknowledges Luigi Russolo's The Art of Noises (1913) it would have been a fitting tribute to have had one or two of the members of The Art of Noise (1980s) on the album to make that connection more substantial. Overall, the whole Electronica project was worth the wait and good to see Jarre back and enjoying himself.
Finaero - Sun May 08, 2016 3:43 pm

Now that this project is over with...

... what's the status on unedited Paris La Defense concert on DVD/Blu-ray?

Adam - Sun May 08, 2016 4:12 pm

Jon wrote:
As Jarre acknowledges Luigi Russolo's The Art of Noises (1913) it would have been a fitting tribute to have had one or two of the members of The Art of Noise (1980s) on the album to make that connection more substantial.


Totally agree with you, I'm sure if Jarre had asked JJ Jeczalik or Anne Dudley or both they would have said yes, after all AoN are also pioneers in electronic music and sampling.

Dr_Jones - Sun May 08, 2016 4:36 pm

Adam wrote:
Jon wrote:
As Jarre acknowledges Luigi Russolo's The Art of Noises (1913) it would have been a fitting tribute to have had one or two of the members of The Art of Noise (1980s) on the album to make that connection more substantial.


Totally agree with you, I'm sure if Jarre had asked JJ Jeczalik or Anne Dudley or both they would have said yes, after all AoN are also pioneers in electronic music and sampling.

Or Trevor Horn!

Christophe - Sun May 08, 2016 5:03 pm

We can have suggestions of collaborators for a 3rd, 4th or 5th Electronica-albums, but then there will be never a solo album I guess. If the 2 albums taken 6 years to work on we will have the next Electonica album in 2022. Nooooo, please, let him work in the few years on a complete solo album. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

ralf - Sun May 08, 2016 6:44 pm

Another collaboration album??

YES, but.....

only with Hans Zimmer.

Dr_Jones - Sun May 08, 2016 7:24 pm

From the PSB fanclub magazine.


Pat Gleeson - Sun May 08, 2016 7:34 pm

lacobo wrote:
Downloaded the HighDef audio tracks from Qobuz, and indeed the 'Continuous Mix' is nothing like the one from Electronica1. Guess something went wrong earlier on with this track.

Bert.


Thanks Bert. A screw up from Sony I suspect, surely JMJ produced a continuous mix ...

Elf - Sun May 08, 2016 7:36 pm

"And though they never met Jarre..."

So, it seems that not everybody met Jarre in person. I had a feeling that this would be the case, and that's why some of the tracks don't have a track story.

I wonder if they like Jarre's music. Lowe has been known to have a very strange taste in music.

Velodynamic - Sun May 08, 2016 8:42 pm

After about 5-7 listenings through Spotify, the best tacks imho:

The Heart Of Noise pt 1 & 2.
Brick England
These Creatures (pleasant surprise)
As One
Electrees
Exit
Gisele
Swipe to the Right
Falling Down

Well that's just me. I think everybody will find something to like about this album
and I totally loves it. The best music from JMJ since Rendez Vous ...oy. :fine:

Goudeskitchen - Sun May 08, 2016 9:09 pm

On a slight side note, it's quite interesting that in the liner notes for 'Switch On Leon' it says 'They also did a remix of Oxygene which they titled Toxygene and which I loved so much.' I thought Jarre hated that track as the remix was too far removed from the original (I believe it was a mix of Oxygene 8?) and that's why he refused to have it released with the other mixes, so they released it as their own track? :?
shadow - Sun May 08, 2016 9:54 pm

At the time it's been said that he hated it and them releasing it as Toxygene really ticked Jarre off. But I don't think that's ever been confirmed, Jarre has stated before he likes them and the track. So it might have been fake, and if it was true he might have warmed up to the track.

Also I'm wondering. The people who hate As One, my personal favorite track of the album, do you also hate Glory? And if so which one is the better of the two and why?

Vumiko - Sun May 08, 2016 10:39 pm

shadow wrote:
Also I'm wondering. The people who hate As One, my personal favorite track of the album, do you also hate Glory? And if so which one is the better of the two and why?


I'm one of those who isn't too fond of Glory and As One; but if I had to choose between the two, I'd take Glory. Why? It plays the "anthem" role better and at least feels like he put a little more time and effort into it.

dlaivison - Sun May 08, 2016 11:30 pm

My general opinion about the tracks:


The Heart of Noise 1 - This track is very epic and reminds me Vangelis in albums like Albedo 0.39 and music like “To the unknown man”. The melody brings me the sensation of a kind of a single man walking into a Journey (maybe researching for the heart of Noise). So after the main melody is presented, the sophisticated 3D lead synth comes .. which adds a kind of fashionism to the track.
I liked the track very much

The Heart of Noise 2 - The initial organic sound reminds Oceanic album from Vangelis. But after the rhythm changes and the change of the beat is a climax… a blade runner sensation.
And it gets very fashion and so much Jarre…. a kind of new fresh Oxygen. I liked very much this track.


Brick England - I always liked songs from Pet Shop Boys but my girlfriend loves them even more than me. So I was very happy to have this collaboration. The track is very modern and melody is very nicely introduced.
The Roland D.50 comes up and reminds me Revolution song and also “The final Countdown” . It’s for me really a HIT and just focusing in the track , it is one of the biggest moments for this project.

These Creatures - Julia Holter initially reminds me Laurie Anderson in Superman. After the track and the voice effects brought me “ Enya “ sensation. The soundscape is very beautiful and feminine and works very well. I liked the track .

As One - This track works as a HIT. Initially I had a different idea, but the whole context is nice. Seems to be a contact to another dimension in the beginning and mixes after with the “Together as one” song .. Seems to be based on the song “ Come together” from Primal Scream. I liked the track

Here for you - One of the biggest moments of this album. Very dark and blasé at beginning.. Gary Numan’s voice is very attached with the melody. The atmosphere created works in everything.
I liked very much.


Electrees - The initial arpeggios are combined with the Jarre legacy and strings from Zimmer. I liked the track very much but I would expect more from this track.
The track works very well, but my expectation was to have a huge atmosphere … more than 7 minutes of track. The organic sensation together with the very emotive and nice melody works very well.


Exit - This track is very interesting .. because Jarre made a soundscape related to information ERA , internet the security and etc. The soundscape brings to your mind exactly what the track suggests.
The reduction speed at BPM is very interesting effect to be explored and when Snowden comes up is interesting … it’s like the speed data has received a Zoom and you can hear what the message transmitted in so high speed is … and the message is Snowden’s message.


What you want- The song is ok, reminds Madonna. Very sexy, very rhitmic .. I know from previous works from Jarre always explored this field.

Gisele - This track reminded me Kraftwerk rhythm in the beginning. But suddenly it becomes very Jarre, with the arpeggio and the heartbeat, which brings such emotion to the music… and the melody is beautiful.
Sebastien Tellier’s voice is perfect for this music… The match is perfect.


Switch on Leon - Probably a homage to Léon Theremin as the initial voice speaks russian.
This track is a interesting soundscape created that brings me a fresh idea of like a movie …an old movie being watched and suddenly the theremin comes beautifully (this part could be more explored).

Circus - This track is so amazing .. it starts very child like with the circus melody but suddenly the beats adds some different direction. It reminded me a lot Daft Punk. But the conception is different and is possible to recognise Siriusmo and Jarre.


Why this , Why that and Why - In my opinion the best track in terms of melodic line of the album. The melody is unique , catchy and impressive. I would say this tune as the best music of the entire Electronica project .. and I would put aside with Immortals , Stardust.

The Architect - A fresh and modern soundscape that brings an idea of someone that is creating a sound based in a set of sounds .. like and Architect. When the arpeggio comes give some impressions of futurism and the idea behind of it is interesting.. The idea of someone as an Architect creating sounds, soundscapes and music.


Swipe to the right - For me another great moment. The melody is great, the Cyndi’s lauper voice matches totally the music. It must be a hit ….it deserves to be . The vocoder voice also matches totally with the music.
The final melody I really would like to listen more.. it is simply beautiful.


Walking the Mile - Very different track composed by Jarre. It seems to be a electro poem/poetry. The variation on the theme is different. Christophe voice adds the melancholy and the mystery for this music. Is a very different piece and I believe it will grow on me.


Falling Down - I was expecting for this music since the Electronica 1. This music is totally Jarre.. and it has his signature. Although the beat remind me “Miami Vice” from Jon Hammer… I think the melody is very cool.

The Heart of Noise (Origin)- Interesting that the main theme ends in a different mood. Seems to be like a Goodbye /See you later song…

RemarkableRadio - Mon May 09, 2016 1:26 am

So everyone already has there favorites. I have managed to listen to not one track before I got the album Friday.
I listened to it that night. I loved the first 7 tracks. All of them are good, although As One has a little too much of a 90s Eurohouse sound to it.
The Gary Numan track is so 80s, love what they did with it.
Julia Holter is Enya on acid. Very cool.
PSB, can't go wrong.

And then I came to the track I already hated before I listened to it. Why Edward Snowden has to be on this album, I will never know. And why JMJ had to fly to Moscow to record Snowden saying the same thing he has been saying for years, I do not know. The track is absolutely horrific. Teo & Tea material.

Following with another bomb, What You Want. Not for me.
Gisele is not bad, not great, nothing memorable.
Then 3 brilliant tracks.
I love the Orb and I love the typical soundscapes they add to their songs.
Circus has a bit of Rendez Vous to it and eventhough that album is one of my least favorite, this tracks works!
Finally: the best track of the album: Why this, why that and why. Dark, sad and mesmorizing. Absolutely brilliant.
And then it went downhill. All remaining tracks are 90s eurohouse with lousy singing (Cyndi, what are you doing on this album and on this track??).

Overall, E2 has absolute brilliance and big bombs. An average album in the end. Maybe, next time, if everyone says yes, maybe only use the best tracks and just have one album....


.

Herr Dunkel - Mon May 09, 2016 3:16 am

Interesting to read people's (very different) opinions on the album... Haven't a opinion myself because I haven't listened to any tracks yet as I haven't received the album yet... But did receive the Exit 7"... Love the sleeve design! The record itself is heavy and the sleeve is made of sturdy stock.

Cheers!

HD

Jarreshair - Mon May 09, 2016 12:07 pm

Yeah, everyone seems to have different favourites. There is even a poster on the PSB forum that thinks Exit is the only other good track apart from Brick England. :roll:

So JMJ continues to amaze and baffle in equal measure, which maybe was the whole point.
I do get the impression that except for a couple of exception (such as Numan), some of the contributors on E2 were not as involved in the project as on E1 and maybe either they or JMJ lost a bit of interest in the track. It's interesting that on some of their social media accounts there are no mention of the collaboration with JMJ, which is why E2 seems less polished and more all over the place than E1.

I suppose working with 30 artists was a little bit like entering into a marriage with each, and some worked out better than others, but JMJ couldn't just phone up and say "Sorry, this track isn't working out" after they had agreed to do the track and put in the work.

But for me JMJ is a musical chameleon, in all genres but yet in none. A quite unique artist.
My final thoughts (for now) on the project is that I have 20-24 new Jarre tracks that will be on shuffle for many years to come. That's far more than I ever thought possible after the T&T debacle. So good on Mr. Jarre. A lot of good new music. I've cherry picked my favourites and I'm sure you will too. All in all a success.

Pat Gleeson - Mon May 09, 2016 12:12 pm

shadow wrote:
At the time it's been said that he hated it and them releasing it as Toxygene really ticked Jarre off. But I don't think that's ever been confirmed ...


That was all newspaper stories - Sunday Times for one

Pat Gleeson - Mon May 09, 2016 12:25 pm

shadow wrote:
Also I'm wondering. The people who hate As One, my personal favorite track of the album, do you also hate Glory? And if so which one is the better of the two and why?


As one of those who dislike 'As One' - ahem .. sorry about that :mrgreen: ,
it's for a different reason than 'Glory'.
'As One ' is a great track marred by that infuriating chorus - like a few tracks on E2* (and Metamorphoses** for that matter). 'Glory' is just an annoying track exacerbated by that M83 whine ...

* Giselle, What You Want
** Tout Est Bleu, GMAS, Bells

Jarreshair - Mon May 09, 2016 12:38 pm

BTW, not sure if posted elsewhere, but JMJ was on the ITV (in the UK) program Weekend on Sunday morning talking about the album. I missed it but watched it on the catch up service ITV Hub. The master appears half an hour into the show. But the only video clip they show is of Oxygene 4 :cry:
Dv_ - Mon May 09, 2016 12:51 pm

Fan Box volume 2 just arrived. Weird name as there is no box. :lol:


Pat Gleeson - Mon May 09, 2016 1:41 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
The master appears half an hour into the show. But the only video clip they show is of Oxygene 4 :cry:


Yeah, and it's dated 1972 - where did research / proofreading go ?
For those with Facebook, here's a link to my recording:

Weekend JMJ 8-5-2016

Dr_Jones - Mon May 09, 2016 1:46 pm

According to the PSB diary, JMJ sent them a demo somewhere around july 9 2015. PSB started working on the track on that date. It was called "Brick London" at first. They worked on it the whole day.

The next day (Neil's birthday), they worked on it too, and after lunch, Neil sings it with revised lyrics. The track is now called "Brick England".

On july 13, harmonies were added to the track.

The next entry in the diary is on july 23, where they did some changes in the vocals and edited the track. I guess by now the track is finished (on 'their side').

Days between july 13 and 23 don't mention Brick England, maybe some mailing is done between JMJ and PSB, but the diary doesn't say that.



You've got to love the PSB fanclub magazine!

Jarreshair - Mon May 09, 2016 4:00 pm

Seems like Sony have giving up deleting tracks on Youtube. They are all over now, multiple times. The PSB track is getting by far the most interest. Single release..nudge hint Sony.
Dr_Jones - Mon May 09, 2016 4:04 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Seems like Sony have giving up deleting tracks on Youtube. They are all over now, multiple times. The PSB track is getting by far the most interest. Single release..nudge hint Sony.


That would be a problem. Pet Shop Boys have their own single release schedule, with Twenty-Something being the next single soon. And then there's probably one or two more (I'm hoping for Undertow and Burn). So if there's going to be a single release of Brick England, it's probably going to be either not or late this year.

Christophe - Mon May 09, 2016 4:11 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Seems like Sony have giving up deleting tracks on Youtube. They are all over now, multiple times. The PSB track is getting by far the most interest. Single release..nudge hint Sony.


That would be a problem. Pet Shop Boys have their own single release schedule, with Twenty-Something being the next single soon. And then there's probably one or two more (I'm hoping for Undertow and Burn). So if there's going to be a single release of Brick England, it's probably going to be either not or late this year.

I don't see any problem! It's a Jarre-single and a different label than the PSB-single. Why people create always a problem and don't see the positive thing about it. :wink:

Cyndi Lauper released her new album too at Friday May 6. No problems with that! :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Dr_Jones - Mon May 09, 2016 4:15 pm

Christophe wrote:
I don't see any problem! It's a Jarre-single and a different label than the PSB-single. Why people create always a problem and don't see the positive thing about it. :wink:


Yes but you're not a record label, are you?

Christophe - Mon May 09, 2016 4:26 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Christophe wrote:
I don't see any problem! It's a Jarre-single and a different label than the PSB-single. Why people create always a problem and don't see the positive thing about it. :wink:


Yes but you're not a record label, are you?

No, I'm not a record label that's thru. It's sad that they see always problems and not the positive thing of it. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Finaero - Mon May 09, 2016 4:29 pm

I sort of had a feeling that I liked E2 more than E1, but with my questionable "tracks from a JMJ studio album I'll most likely feel like listening to on their own"* statistics, E1 still ranks higher on the list.

* = For example, while I do think that Oxygene 3 is a fine track, it's probably once every 2 years when I actually think "I should listen to Oxygene 3 without listening through the entire album OR just side A of the album"

EQUINOXE - 88%
(Leftover track: Part 2)
CHRONOLOGIE - 88%
(Leftover track: Part 7)
OXYGENE 7-13 - 86%
(Leftover track: Part 11)
OXYGENE - 83%
(Leftover track: Part 3)
RENDEZ-VOUS - 83%
(Leftover track: Part 1)
REVOLUTIONS - 80%
(Leftover tracks: Tokyo Kid, Computer Weekend)
LCM - 80%
(Leftover track: Part 3)
COUSTEAU - 75%
(Leftover tracK: WfC)
ZOOLOOK - 71%
(Leftover tracks: Diva, Wooloomooloo)
ELECTRONICA 1 - 69%
(Leftover tracks: If!, Conquistador, Zero Gravity, Rely on Me, Watching You)
ELECTRONICA 2 - 67%
(Leftover tracks: These Creatures, Exit, What You Want, Switch on Leon, The Architect, Walking the Mile)
METAMORPHOSES - 67%
(Leftover tracks: Hey Gagarin, Tout Est Bleu, Miss Moon, Silhouette)
TEO & TEA - 15%
(Leftover tracks: All but "OK, Do It Fast" and "Vintage")

Not that the statistics directly indicate what my favorite albums are (then the list would go in an order like Equinoxe, Oxygene, Chronologie, Oxygene 7-13, Zoolook, Rendez-Vous etc.), but it's mostly a cop-out in situations where I'd have to choose between Electronica 1 and 2 etc. ;)

Violator - Mon May 09, 2016 4:40 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iPqz2bWL0 - live version of "Why This, Why That And Why?"

Christophe wrote:
thru

true

Christophe - Mon May 09, 2016 4:44 pm

Violator wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iPqz2bWL0 - live version of "Why This, Why That And Why?"

Christophe wrote:
thru

true

Thanks! :oops: :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

shadow - Mon May 09, 2016 4:51 pm

Violator wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iPqz2bWL0 - live version of "Why This, Why That And Why?"


That's really cool! And it's actually quite a while ago since this was released!

Jote - Mon May 09, 2016 5:49 pm

shadow wrote:
Edit: More hidden pictures!

Image


I successfully identified what it is a couple of days ago. It is a "1630 Bode Frequency Shifter" and I'm 99.9% sure this is the exact image that was embedded in the spectrogram:


http://moogarchives.com/1630.jpg

Hans_Best - Mon May 09, 2016 7:35 pm

Finaero wrote:


[...]

COUSTEAU - 75%
(Leftover tracK: WfC)

[...]



Not sure if 75% make sense, if WfC is leftover, because WfC is ca. 66% of the album :wink:
For this album it is the other way round for me: skip - skip - skip and track 4 it is :P

But a cool list - thinking about creating a list on my own.

Finaero - Mon May 09, 2016 7:38 pm

Well, the title track in WFC is a majestic one and definitely one of JMJ's more creative efforts... but not one that I tend to listen through 100% that often. ;)

Would be interesting to make a JMJ Track Rating project in the vein of Wayne Studer's PSB ratings, no doubt. :]

Elf - Mon May 09, 2016 8:16 pm

Finaero wrote:

EQUINOXE - 88%
(Leftover track: Part 2)


There are no leftover tracks on Equinoxe, you know ;)

Finaero wrote:

CHRONOLOGIE - 88%[
(Leftover track: Part 7)


Apart from Pt1, that's my favourite track on the album. It's a great sound experiment, but way too short. My leftover track here would be Part 6

Finaero wrote:

OXYGENE 7-13 - 86%
(Leftover track: Part 11)


Best track of the album. My leftover track here would be Part 9

Finaero wrote:

OXYGENE - 83%
(Leftover track: Part 3)


Part 4 for me. Probably because I'm a bit tired of it

Finaero wrote:

RENDEZ-VOUS - 83%
(Leftover track: Part 1)


No! It's a beautiful intro. Part 3 or 4 for me.

Finaero wrote:

REVOLUTIONS - 80%
(Leftover tracks: Tokyo Kid, Computer Weekend)


Seriously? Those are the only to really creative tracks on that album. Tokyo Kid is his best track between Zoolook and... and...wow...it's just good!

Röyksopp told med that Computer Weekend was their favourite :)

Finaero wrote:

LCM - 80%
(Leftover track: Part 3)


The best track on side 2. For me the leftover track is The Last Rumba.

Finaero wrote:

COUSTEAU - 75%
(Leftover tracK: WfC)


:shock: :shock: :shock:
Part 1, hands down for me. What the fuck am I supposed to do with that track? Lambada?

Finaero wrote:

ZOOLOOK - 71%
(Leftover tracks: Diva, Wooloomooloo)


As with Equinoxe there are no weak tracks on Zoolook :)

Finaero wrote:

ELECTRONICA 1 - 69%
(Leftover tracks: If!, Conquistador, Zero Gravity, Rely on Me, Watching You)


Apart from If! all of these are among my favourites on E1. Leftovers for me would be If!, the opening track, the track with Air and.... I think that's it.

Finaero wrote:

ELECTRONICA 2 - 67%
(Leftover tracks: These Creatures, Exit, What You Want, Switch on Leon, The Architect, Walking the Mile)


Exit, the last version of the title track, Cyndi Lauper and the track with Jeff Miles (what a dissapointment)

Finaero wrote:

METAMORPHOSES - 67%
(Leftover tracks: Hey Gagarin, Tout Est Bleu, Miss Moon, Silhouette)


It's been so long since I've listened to it, but that track with Everybody says love, love... Tout Est Bleau... and a couple of others. The very last track is among them.

Finaero wrote:

TEO & TEA - 15%
(Leftover tracks: All but "OK, Do It Fast" and "Vintage")


The entire album except Vintage.

Finaero - Mon May 09, 2016 8:29 pm

Elf wrote:

No! It's a beautiful intro. Part 3 or 4 for me.


Exactly. But I'd never listen to Rendez-Vous 1 only without continuing on to RV2. ;)

To make it clear, that list of mine was about "how many tracks per JMJ (studio) album do I actually listen to?".

If I made a list about which JMJ tracks I do like (regardless of IF I only listen to them when I'm listening through an entire album - e.g. Oxygene 3 or Equinoxe 2 or RV1 or IF I only listen to them with other tracks - e.g. Oxygene 1-3, Equinoxe 2-4, RV1-2 etc.), then the list would be quite one-sided, because every album from Oxygene to Oxygene 7-13 would be at 100%, and only the ones from Metamorphoses onwards would have different (yet in some cases higher numbers).

[EDIT] To make things worse, I came up with a graph chart



(Rating 1 being "tracks I could listen on their own" and Rating 2 being "tracks that I like")

It's complicated, yes, but it's fun. ;)

In Electronica 2's case, if I were to list the songs from the album that I don't really like at all, it would only consist of What You Want and Walking the Mile (the latter might count if it were an instrumental). Yes, even Exit, but I don't actually feel like listening to Exit at the moment... or ever? Who knows. 8)

1906 - Mon May 09, 2016 9:42 pm

Jote wrote:

I successfully identified what it is a couple of days ago. It is a "1630 Bode Frequency Shifter" and I'm 99.9% sure this is the exact image that was embedded in the spectrogram:


well done!

Kanta - Tue May 10, 2016 12:23 pm

Klatsch-Tratsch Interview - May 2016



Source: http://www.klatsch-tratsc...em-album/268123

BBC Radio 2 - Official Twitter - May 2016



‘I consider Cyndi Lauper the first Lady Gaga’ @jeanmicheljarre on collaborating with his artistic heroes - @wossy

Source: https://twitter.com/BBCRadio2/status/728332211666227201



CISAC President Jean-Michel Jarre Invited by France2 Television’s News Programme - May 2016
CISAC President Jean-Michel Jarre was invited by the national French television network, France2, to speak on their news programme “JT de 20h” on 7 May, 2016. Jean-Michel Jarre, whose breakthrough album “Oxygène” opened the world to electronic music, gave his perspective on the genre and those who create it. With his latest album “Electronica 2” out now, he explored how music can unite people.

Source: http://www.cisac.org/News...-News-Programme

Video: http://www.francetvinfo.f...-2_1440207.html

Jarreshair - Tue May 10, 2016 2:37 pm

How can anyone by-pass the First Rendez-vous? It's beautiful and still sounds stunning.
Hans_Best - Tue May 10, 2016 4:55 pm

Still no feedback from myplay so still no chance to listen to the complete album.
I'm not going to buy on iTunes etc. because I'm not willing to pay twice.
Paid the highest price and get the music as the last one.

It's so frustrating and I really hope they will refund all of us by creating an incredible box with exclusive stuff...

:roll:

shadow - Tue May 10, 2016 5:06 pm

Just download it through any other (not so legal) source. That's what I did. I payed my money, now I want the product also!
1906 - Tue May 10, 2016 8:40 pm

Quote:
http://www.klatsch-tratsch.de/2016/05/07/jean-michel-jarre-im-interview-der-elektro-gottvater-mit-neuem-album/268123


Was ist eigentlich ihr Schönheitsgeheimnis?

Es ist sehr unfair, aber es sind einfach gute Gene. Meine Mutter ist 96 und sieht auch noch immer blendend aus. Das einzige was meine Mutter mir immer geraten hat: „Wasch dein Gesicht mit Seife“ (lacht)


... oops!

Dr_Jones - Tue May 10, 2016 8:51 pm

Oops, that got lost in translation :|
Hans_Best - Tue May 10, 2016 8:58 pm

1906 wrote:
Quote:
http://www.klatsch-tratsch.de/2016/05/07/jean-michel-jarre-im-interview-der-elektro-gottvater-mit-neuem-album/268123


Was ist eigentlich ihr Schönheitsgeheimnis?

Es ist sehr unfair, aber es sind einfach gute Gene. Meine Mutter ist 96 und sieht auch noch immer blendend aus. Das einzige was meine Mutter mir immer geraten hat: „Wasch dein Gesicht mit Seife“ (lacht)


... oops!


Translation:

What is your secret of beauty?

It is very unfair, but it's just good gene. My mother is 96 and still look terrific, too. The only advice my mother gave: "Wash your face with soap" (laughs)

icecubes - Tue May 10, 2016 9:05 pm

Elf wrote:

As with Equinoxe there are no weak tracks on Zoolook :)


Agreed. Zoolook is almost flawless.

Not sure what my favourite track is, but Ethnicolor II suits me the best.

jarrepaul - Wed May 11, 2016 5:54 am

Ive had a reply from myplay.

As for the downloads for the full album, unfortunately, we have not heard from our escalation team yet. I see that the concern is still being worked on as we didn't expect that we needed more time to rectify the issue. Please bear with us and we'll send a follow up with our escalation team to get updates.
Rest assured we will get this sorted out the fastest way we can. We will let you know the details as soon as we hear back from them.

starmike - Wed May 11, 2016 7:21 am

They're MP3s. How hard is this to fix?
Elf - Wed May 11, 2016 7:25 am

starmike wrote:
They're MP3s. How hard is this to fix?


It's called incompetence

Elf - Wed May 11, 2016 7:27 am

jarrepaul wrote:
Ive had a reply from myplay.

As for the downloads for the full album, unfortunately, we have not heard from our escalation team yet. I see that the concern is still being worked on as we didn't expect that we needed more time to rectify the issue. Please bear with us and we'll send a follow up with our escalation team to get updates.
Rest assured we will get this sorted out the fastest way we can. We will let you know the details as soon as we hear back from them.


Translation: We are seriously understaffed but to make it look like we are a huge organisation that knows what it's doing, I'll make up a story about us having an escalation team. It really is just me, a couple of colleagues and the woman running the cafeteria

phil40 - Wed May 11, 2016 10:30 am
Post subject: electronica 2
I must say I'm totally in love with electronica 2, the tracks are more edgy that vol, I think the only track I cant get away with is what you want with peaches, but the rest are so good, brick England is a cracking catchy track that deserves a single release, walking the mile with Christophe is a dam good track, that wouldn't sound out of place on the movie sin city.

I'm going to do a full review of each track and post it on here.

Congratulations jean Michel :peacemaan:

Pat Gleeson - Wed May 11, 2016 10:45 am

Elf wrote:
starmike wrote:
They're MP3s. How hard is this to fix?


It's called incompetence


It's called Major Label Indifference - just listen to the so-called "Continuous Mix" ...

Jon - Wed May 11, 2016 1:37 pm

With the news that David Lynch was to guest with Jarre and making no appearence on the albums, I do wonder if the Christophe 'Walking the Mile' track was the intended Lynch track. That is an unmistakable Twin Peaks twang guitar going on in that track.
Kanta - Wed May 11, 2016 2:37 pm

Europe 1 Interview - May 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre: "The story of Edward Snowden really touched me"

Sources and video:
http://www.europe1.fr/cul...-touche-2742340
http://www.dailymotion.co...oup-touche_news

shadow - Wed May 11, 2016 3:24 pm

Say now that we have Electronica 2 I wonder. Whatever the hell happened to Travelator Pt. 1 and 3!?
Oxygene - Wed May 11, 2016 3:49 pm

shadow wrote:
Say now that we have Electronica 2 I wonder. Whatever the hell happened to Travelator Pt. 1 and 3!?


They were planned to be released as Travellator pt. 1-3 on an EP. Last info was that this should happen after the release of Electronica 2. We will see...

By the way: The German midweek charts list Electronica 2 on no. 10!

Jote - Wed May 11, 2016 4:20 pm

Ah, the famous "escalation team", that took ~3 months to answer the least important half of my question. They just don't care. Any "limited edition" will sell anyway.
Finaero - Wed May 11, 2016 4:33 pm

On the other hand, Amazon.co.uk hasn't performed any better for me with shipping merely the CD version of Electronica 2 swiftly... so I guess I owe the official Pet Shop Boys store an apology. ;)

(Yet I got the BluRay release of Star Wars 7 from this one Scandinavian site like two days before it was officially released... oh well)

Pat Gleeson - Wed May 11, 2016 5:28 pm

Oxygene wrote:
By the way: The German midweek charts list Electronica 2 on no. 10!


... and it's No. 8 in the UK midweek charts - looking good for at least a top 20 position on Friday ...

jeanbatman - Thu May 12, 2016 9:42 am

An evil critic by Pitchfork's Daniel Martin-McCormick
http://pitchfork.com/revi...heart-of-noise/ :evil:

:arrow: And this is what the brill guy is able to do with is laptop (Oh man! Isn't that great, the same loop over 6 minutes?): https://vimeo.com/34794307

Robi - Thu May 12, 2016 9:47 am

jeanbatman wrote:
An evil critic by Pitchfork's Daniel Martin-McCormick
http://pitchfork.com/revi...heart-of-noise/ :evil:

:arrow: And this is what the brill guy is able to do with is laptop (Oh man! Isn't that great, the same loop over 6 minutes?): https://vimeo.com/34794307


Dickfork...

I didn't even read the whole...

Finaero - Thu May 12, 2016 11:11 am

That's Pitchfork for ya. But hey, Electronica 2 still got a higher score. ;]
Kanta - Thu May 12, 2016 4:45 pm



Shooting with @jeanmicheljarre this afternnon for @cliquetv! #Electronica2 - 12 May 2016

Source: https://twitter.com/MatthieuChimot/status/730777787225784320

Velodynamic - Thu May 12, 2016 6:23 pm

Robi wrote:
jeanbatman wrote:
An evil critic by Pitchfork's Daniel Martin-McCormick
http://pitchfork.com/revi...heart-of-noise/ :evil:

:arrow: And this is what the brill guy is able to do with is laptop (Oh man! Isn't that great, the same loop over 6 minutes?): https://vimeo.com/34794307


Dickfork...

I didn't even read the whole...

He seem to have made only 1 album review in his entire life
and it happens to be Electronica 2.

Dr_Jones - Thu May 12, 2016 7:46 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
An evil critic by Pitchfork's Daniel Martin-McCormick
http://pitchfork.com/revi...heart-of-noise/ :evil:

:arrow: And this is what the brill guy is able to do with is laptop (Oh man! Isn't that great, the same loop over 6 minutes?): https://vimeo.com/34794307


Pitchfork is one of those "if it aint muh gutarz, i dun wanna"

Dr_Jones - Thu May 12, 2016 8:22 pm

My favorite playlist:
If the train and the river exit brick England as one, these creatures, walking the mile falling down, switch on leon automatic.

Finaero - Thu May 12, 2016 8:25 pm

My favorite playlist:
[any track from the project], Stardust

x 34

Hans_Best - Fri May 13, 2016 9:32 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
My favorite playlist:
If the train and the river exit brick England as one, these creatures, walking the mile falling down, switch on leon automatic.


:mrgreen:

Here is mine:

IF These Creatures Watching you Exit The Time Machine Here For You As One, Close your eyes, Swipe To The Right, Switch On Leon. Rely on me!

Jarreshair - Fri May 13, 2016 9:58 am

I did a "best of" Electronica CD for a mate of mine the other day.
This is my track list:

1. Heart of Noise Pt1
2. Heart of Noise Pt2
3. Brick England
4. Automatic Pt2
5. Suns have Gone
6. Electrees
7. Travelator Pt2
8. Zero Gravity
9. Conquistador
10. Here for You
11. Stardust
12. A Question of Blood
13. Why This..?
14. Immortals
15. Falling Down
16. The Time Machine
17. Close your Eyes

Automatic Pt2, Swipe to the Right, Train & River, and even Glory came close to making the cut but I had to stick to one CD. In fact the only two tracks I didn't consider at any stage was Watching You and Exit.

Kanta - Fri May 13, 2016 3:36 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Twitter - 13 May 2016



for more informations visit @aolbuild ► http://build.aol.com/

Source: https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre/status/731118298956496896

Kanta - Fri May 13, 2016 5:29 pm



Official Charts - Official Twitter - 13 May 2016

Congratulations to @JeanMichelJarre! He's bagged his seventh Top 10 album today ⚡ http://bit.ly/1OnBrJJ

Source: https://twitter.com/officialcharts/status/731155808377933824?lang=en-gb

Velodynamic - Fri May 13, 2016 6:14 pm

I'm listening to the vinyl of E2 THON.
What disapoints me a bit here is the track Electrees.
Is it really supposed to sound thinner on the vinyl then via digital streaming?
Eventhough I really like the composition I'm just not satisfied with the mixing of sounds
so a kind of "mixed" feeling. The only "Yello" in WTWTAW is the voice...nah mediocre.
In These Creatures I could as well had put on an Enya album. The only difference is that she can sing her lyrics not just rambling a lot of words.
Never been a fan of Gary Newman's songs and not this time either. Can't stand the voice.
What You Want - rap is not my thing. I would like to hear this track instrumentally.
Cirkus - too childish or I'm too old. A bit of the same feeling I had with the Teo & Tea album strikes back again.
The Architect sounds like a cheap intro to some TV-show. Boring drum pattern and unlike a real architect things are happening quite randomly it seems.
Walking the Mile is for me like listening to Sessions 2k with a ghost hammering out the lyric.

My favourits so far are:
Gisele (in) Brick England Exit The Heart Of Noise 1 and 2 As One Switched On Leon, Swipe To The Right and Falling Down.

funkygreenalien - Fri May 13, 2016 9:09 pm

My top 10 of Electronica 1 & 2

1 ) M83 - Glory
2 ) Fuck Buttons - Immortals
3 ) Rone - The heart of noise part 2
4 ) Air - Close your eyes
5 ) Gesaffelstein - Conquistador
6 ) Massive attack - Watching you
7 ) Armin Van Buuren - Stardust
8 ) Jeff Mills - The architect
9 ) Primal Scream - As one
10 ) Cyndi Lauper - Swipe to right

icecubes - Fri May 13, 2016 9:19 pm

I'm always pulled back to Automatic, Pt. 1. Very short lived high but worth the wait.
Velodynamic - Sat May 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Why are we talking Electronica 1 in a thread about Electronica 2: The Heart Of Noise ?
There is already a thread about them both here:

http://www.zoolook.nl/for...4491&start=3210

Velodynamic - Sat May 14, 2016 2:09 pm

The DR-numbers doesn't look good at all for the CD. http://dr.loudness-war.in...an+michel+jarre

Does anybody have some numbers for the vinyl?

If only we could have at least DVD-Audio or SACD. :roll:

Christophe - Sat May 14, 2016 6:38 pm

I got my 7" of "What You Want" on Thursday. It is one sided! And also it's a transparent clear (translucent) vinyl. The version of this song is the same as the albumversion. Nothing special except for the translucent vinyl. It's also a limited edition, but not mentioned or numbered on this record. :D :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

AnDrOiD - Sat May 14, 2016 7:11 pm

Favourite top 10 tracks:

01. Falling Down
02. The Heart of Noise, Pt. 1
03. The Heart of Noise, Pt. 2
04. Electrees
05. Gisele (wish it was instrumental though)
06. Here for You
07. Why This, Why That and Why
08. Brick England
09. Exit
10. Switch on Leon

Finaero - Sat May 14, 2016 7:34 pm

In the past week, I've started listening to "These Creatures" more than before while "As One" and "Circus" have become more neglected - yet I still like them as much as I did before.

(Even though I did wake up a couple of days ago to "Circus" playing in my mind, which is a good mark anyhow ;) )

toman - Sat May 14, 2016 8:37 pm

For information , " As one " is just a remix of a title of Primal Scream " Come Together ( as one ) " of 1991 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vvn2qOh58

shadow - Sat May 14, 2016 8:55 pm

Christophe wrote:
I got my 7" of "What You Want" on Thursday. It is one sided! And also it's a transparent clear (translucent) vinyl. The version of this song is the same as the albumversion. Nothing special except for the translucent vinyl. It's also a limited edition, but not mentioned or numbered on this record. :D :wink:


That's awesome! I hate the track, but I want it just for that!


Edit: Also now that I think about it. Still no replacement download for the album. This really is something.

Violator - Sun May 15, 2016 5:28 am

Christophe wrote:
It is one sided!

They could add instrumental version as B-side and Exit (edit/video version) as B-side of Exit 7" but they didn't do that. Sony is really annoying company.

Christophe - Sun May 15, 2016 6:32 am

Violator wrote:
Christophe wrote:
It is one sided!

They could add instrumental version as B-side and edit/video version as B-side of Exit 7" but didn't do that. Sony is really annoying company.

For me it's also strange commercial a one sided 7". But at least we get one! The last official 7" of Jarre was around 1993 I think. And this is also the second time (first time was a promotional blue colored "Oxygene Part 4" I think) in Jarre's 7" history that we have an colored vinyl (in this case a clear one). :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

funkygreenalien - Sun May 15, 2016 7:04 am

Verdict:

Electronica vol. 1: 8/10

Electronica vol. 2: 4/10

Domestos - Sun May 15, 2016 7:08 am

funkygreenalien wrote:
Verdict:

Electronica vol. 1: 8/10

Electronica vol. 2: 4/10


Think I'd have to agree with that.

Robi - Sun May 15, 2016 7:54 am

Volume 1 : 7/10

Volume 2 : 8,5/10

Jarreshair - Sun May 15, 2016 9:18 am

E1 : 8/10
Of a high standard all the way threw without having anything that completely blows me away except for Moby. Watching You is the only track I don't play.

E2: 6/10
Very much a mixed bag, with Zimmer and PSB being the stand out tracks. The rest are below average to good(ish) except for Exit which insults my ears.

Elf - Sun May 15, 2016 10:36 am

Velodynamic wrote:
Robi wrote:
jeanbatman wrote:
An evil critic by Pitchfork's Daniel Martin-McCormick
http://pitchfork.com/revi...heart-of-noise/ :evil:

:arrow: And this is what the brill guy is able to do with is laptop (Oh man! Isn't that great, the same loop over 6 minutes?): https://vimeo.com/34794307


Dickfork...

I didn't even read the whole...

He seem to have made only 1 album review in his entire life
and it happens to be Electronica 2.


I don't agree with his verdict, but the review is well written, and he has given good reasons for why he thinks the album isn't very good. I've no problems with this review, other than disagreeing with his conclusion

Elf - Sun May 15, 2016 10:37 am

toman wrote:
For information , " As one " is just a remix of a title of Primal Scream " Come Together ( as one ) " of 1991 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vvn2qOh58


This is old news. All of us who followed music in the 90s heard that immediately. Primal Scream was doing very well at the time.

But it's more a case of sampling than a remix.

Domestos - Sun May 15, 2016 12:57 pm

Elf wrote:
toman wrote:
For information , " As one " is just a remix of a title of Primal Scream " Come Together ( as one ) " of 1991 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vvn2qOh58


This is old news. All of us who followed music in the 90s heard that immediately. Primal Scream was doing very well at the time.

But it's more a case of sampling than a remix.


Seems pretty lightweight for a 'collaboration' to me.

Elf - Sun May 15, 2016 3:49 pm

Domestos wrote:
Elf wrote:
toman wrote:
For information , " As one " is just a remix of a title of Primal Scream " Come Together ( as one ) " of 1991 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vvn2qOh58


This is old news. All of us who followed music in the 90s heard that immediately. Primal Scream was doing very well at the time.

But it's more a case of sampling than a remix.


Seems pretty lightweight for a 'collaboration' to me.


Yeah. Considering the lack of promotion of the track by Primal Scream, not to mention that there have been no more track stories after Peaches, I have a feeling that the rest of the collaborations were done only via email.

Herr Dunkel - Sun May 15, 2016 4:07 pm

Christophe wrote:

"I got my 7" of "What You Want""


Very fitting with Peaches, could be one of her lyrics ;-)



FYI, to be released on May 20 in the US, will see if it's the same clear vinyl.

1906 - Sun May 15, 2016 4:29 pm

:peacemaan:
Herr Dunkel wrote:
Christophe wrote:

"I got my 7" of "What You Want""


Well spotted, but not that hard since 7" is above average!

Robi - Sun May 15, 2016 5:05 pm

Elf wrote:
Domestos wrote:
Elf wrote:
toman wrote:
For information , " As one " is just a remix of a title of Primal Scream " Come Together ( as one ) " of 1991 :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vvn2qOh58


This is old news. All of us who followed music in the 90s heard that immediately. Primal Scream was doing very well at the time.

But it's more a case of sampling than a remix.


Seems pretty lightweight for a 'collaboration' to me.


Yeah. Considering the lack of promotion of the track by Primal Scream, not to mention that there have been no more track stories after Peaches, I have a feeling that the rest of the collaborations were done only via email.


He met Julia Holter, Hans Zimmer, Christphe, Tellier for sure, possibly with The Orb, Yello too.

Pat Gleeson - Sun May 15, 2016 7:35 pm

Robi wrote:
He met Julia Holter, Hans Zimmer, Christphe, Tellier for sure, possibly with The Orb, Yello too.


In fact the only collaborators that can be almost certainly ruled out as having met JMJ in person are the Pet Shop Boys, as per their newsletter ...

phil40 - Sun May 15, 2016 8:25 pm
Post subject: vol 2
Hi guys does anyone know how electronica 2 is doing as regards chart positions etc.
Finaero - Sun May 15, 2016 8:29 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronica_2:_The_Heart_of_Noise#Charts
phil40 - Sun May 15, 2016 8:43 pm

Not bad, surely no8 in two countries is good
Kanta - Mon May 16, 2016 5:24 pm

Promotion for the AOL interview:

Official Instagram and Twitter:



Photo shoot @aol.build 📷 by @louishallonet #newyork #aolbuild

Sources:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFeUQjOI-s6/
https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre/status/732236030041071617?lang=en-gb



Live now @aol.build #jmjelectronica #jmjelectronica2 #aolbuild #newyork

Sources:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFeQRgGI-jD/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre/status/732227266042793984?lang=en-gb

BUILD Originals - Official Twitter - 16 May 2016



"Be yourself; the answer is always inside yourself" - @jeanmicheljarre's advice to upcoming artists #TheHeartOfNoise

Source: https://twitter.com/AOLBUILD/status/732229222404657152

"Electronic music has no boundaries; it's everywhere" - @jeanmicheljarre speaking on electronic music's trajectory

Source: https://twitter.com/AOLBUILD/status/732227711503114240?lang=en-gb

"I love America as an artist; I have a lot of respect for this country" - @jeanmicheljarre talking #TheHeartOfNoise

Source: https://twitter.com/AOLBUILD/status/732226659357724677?lang=en-gb

BUILD Originals - Official Twitter - 16 May 2016



We're LIVE with @jeanmicheljarre on http://AOL.com/BUILD

Source: https://twitter.com/AOLBUILD/status/732224145107365888?lang=en-gb

Christophe - Mon May 16, 2016 7:05 pm

Herr Dunkel wrote:
Christophe wrote:

"I got my 7" of "What You Want""


Very fitting with Peaches, could be one of her lyrics ;-)



FYI, to be released on May 20 in the US, will see if it's the same clear vinyl.

Let us know if it's different to the European release. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Herr Dunkel - Mon May 16, 2016 9:30 pm

@ Christophe,

Sure, I will. Going to order the WYW single this week so should get it sometime next week.

The US Exit single is the same as the EUR single so I would expect the same thing with the WYW single, although it would be cool to have pink vinyl to match the cover... We shall see.

Speaking of differences, the US CD package of E2 is slightly different from the EUR CD package (apart from the copyright verbiage): the spine created by the tab when connecting both E1 and E2 is just plain black, no "ELECTRONICA" written on it.

Cheers,

HD

Christophe - Mon May 16, 2016 9:51 pm

Herr Dunkel wrote:
@ Christophe,

Speaking of differences, the US CD package of E2 is slightly different from the EUR CD package (apart from the copyright verbiage): the spine created by the tab when connecting both E1 and E2 is just plain black, no "ELECTRONICA" written on it.

Cheers,

HD

I ordered more than a week ago the US edition of Electronica 2 on ebay.com and still not received. I will see the differences hopefully soon. But wasn't it in a jewelcase? :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Christophe - Mon May 16, 2016 9:55 pm

Herr Dunkel wrote:
@ Christophe,

The US Exit single is the same as the EUR single so I would expect the same thing with the WYW single, although it would be cool to have pink vinyl to match the cover... We shall see.


Yes, I was thinking that too when I saw the clear vinyl. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Herr Dunkel - Mon May 16, 2016 10:12 pm

No, US E2 CD is digipak, see https://www.discogs.com/J...release/8519776
Christophe - Mon May 16, 2016 10:22 pm

Herr Dunkel wrote:
No, US E2 CD is digipak, see https://www.discogs.com/J...release/8519776

I think that I saw a jewelcase version somewhere on ebay. But don't remember from wish country it was. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Dr_Jones - Tue May 17, 2016 4:28 am

Brazillian and Mexican CD editions are jewelcases.
Kanta - Tue May 17, 2016 10:06 am



Jean-Michel Jarre On "Electronica 2: The Heart Of Noise" | AOL BUILD
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB8XWT9_WiQ

Jean-Michel Jarre Discusses Working With The Pet Shop Boys | AOL BUILD
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj7NL-9r4xA


Kanta - Tue May 17, 2016 5:25 pm



AOL interview - portrait

Kanta - Wed May 18, 2016 8:09 am



Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/electronicmusic/

Finaero - Wed May 18, 2016 1:19 pm

Kanta wrote:
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/electronicmusic/


Ouch - the lowest point in his career.

shadow - Wed May 18, 2016 2:46 pm

Why? You can ask him directly a question. It's not as if it's much different from the Facebook questioning.
Jote - Wed May 18, 2016 2:56 pm

It's actually better, because reddit has a true threaded view
plate of chips - Wed May 18, 2016 9:24 pm

Finaero wrote:
Kanta wrote:
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/electronicmusic/


Ouch - the lowest point in his career.

:?:
Why ?

Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Sir David Attenborough, Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut Chris Hadfield commander of International Space Station,
Elon Musk, Mark Hamill, Thom Yorke, Trent Reznor, Eric Idle all been on Reddit AMA.

Velodynamic - Thu May 19, 2016 6:53 am

You have to subscribe?
Christophe - Thu May 19, 2016 8:24 am

Velodynamic wrote:
You have to subscribe?

I'm not sure, but I think yes. I did in any case, I wan't not to have surprises at midnight! :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Jote - Thu May 19, 2016 6:24 pm

So it's actually 12AM CET on the 20th, correct? Quite an unfortunate timing (with regards to listing 19th as the day)
shadow - Thu May 19, 2016 7:24 pm

I'll probably won't be able to join the questioning again, so if anyone can ask some information about what'll happen to the Travelator EP, I'd be most grateful!
rinogurr - Fri May 20, 2016 12:36 am

Some answers:

Tour:
"I am starting a world tour next month at Sonar in Barcelona. Looking forward to a US tour early 2017. More details to be announced soon."
"I am looking forward and planning to perform in Australia in early 2017."

Dead Sea Concert:
"It is progressing and it may happen in 2017."

Travelator EP:
"It was an absolute honour and privilege to work with Pete. I think we became instant friends. By respect to who he is and what we have done together, I want to wait for the right moment to release Travelator in its entirety."

Old concerts on DVD/BluRay:
"Yes, probably one of these days I will release the older concerts and some more surprises may come in the near future."

Tracks Stories:
"The track stories are on the way."
"Yes, there will be more track stories."

Fans who don't identify the Electronica:
"I love my fans and have lots of respect for them but I think that an artist has to be unexpected and not always repeating the same thing. If I think of it, there are lots of similarities with my Electronica albums and my early work specifically, The Heart of Noise Part 1 and 2, Automatic, Exit, Stardust...."

Collaborations with Trent Reznor and David Lynch:
"For Trent Reznor, I really hoped that we could collaborate because I am a big fan. Indeed, I started a track with David Lynch but we both felt it required more work on the track and he is really involved in the new Twin Peaks so we had to postpone the track."

Deadmau5:
"As you know we talked about a possible collaboration. It was not the right time as he was finishing his music and I had to finalize Electronica 2. I hope it will be the case that we can work together in the future."

Velodynamic - Fri May 20, 2016 1:23 am

Thank you rinogurr. Oh I see now you don't have to subscribe to read all the question/answers.
That's what I was looking for. :)

Kanta - Fri May 20, 2016 7:42 am

Reddit Interview - 19 May 2016



Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/...and_am_here_to/

shadow - Fri May 20, 2016 12:55 pm

rinogurr wrote:
Collaborations with Trent Reznor and David Lynch:
"For Trent Reznor, I really hoped that we could collaborate because I am a big fan. Indeed, I started a track with David Lynch but we both felt it required more work on the track and he is really involved in the new Twin Peaks so we had to postpone the track."


As expected that Twin Peaks is the reason Lynch dropped out of the project. Shame, but maybe we'll get it eventually. Travelator we'll see whenever they feel like seeming. Well guess the waiting game has started.

Robi - Fri May 20, 2016 1:19 pm

Go JM !

:fine:

Pat Gleeson - Fri May 20, 2016 2:51 pm

rinogurr wrote:
Some answers:


Many thanks rinogurr, much appreciated ...

Finaero - Fri May 20, 2016 3:24 pm

rinogurr wrote:

"Yes, probably one of these days I will release the older concerts and some more surprises may come in the near future."


Ah yes, the same answer since 2004. :cry:

Oh well.

icecubes - Sat May 21, 2016 1:07 pm

Finally received a working link from MyPlayDirect. All is okay now.

Not sure what mess they will make in delivering my Deluxe Fan Box, or not deliver as the case may be.

Hans_Best - Sat May 21, 2016 2:36 pm

icecubes wrote:
Finally received a working link from MyPlayDirect. All is okay now.

Not sure what mess they will make in delivering my Deluxe Fan Box, or not deliver as the case may be.


Lucky you - no email for me besides a 'reminder' to place my order for the second part of the fan box, although I did not order the first part... :roll:

Any delivery date for the box? They promised to provide the delivery date when sending the mp3's...

icecubes - Sun May 22, 2016 9:25 am

Hans_Best wrote:
icecubes wrote:
Finally received a working link from MyPlayDirect. All is okay now.

Not sure what mess they will make in delivering my Deluxe Fan Box, or not deliver as the case may be.


Lucky you - no email for me besides a 'reminder' to place my order for the second part of the fan box, although I did not order the first part... :roll:

Any delivery date for the box? They promised to provide the delivery date when sending the mp3's...


I can only suggest emailing MyPlayDirect to request a new link:

help@myplaydirect.com

As for delivery date of part II, the website is currently showing on or before 3 June.

Finaero - Sun May 22, 2016 5:07 pm

Two weeks since release, the only tracks I tend to listen to rather frequently are Brick England, Electrees, Gisele, Swipe to the Right, Falling Down and tHoN (Origin) - which would bring down my previous album track listening rate of 67% to 33%.

So I guess (for now) it's safe to say that those tracks are my definite favorites from the album.

"Odd" side effect of the album is that I've been listening to Stardust (often on repeat) far more in the past 2 weeks than I did altogether between November 2015 and May 2016 (probably not as much as I listened to it in July-October 2015, maybe). It's certainly my definite highlight of the entire project. 8)

( It would be very fun to hear a genuine vintage synth (read: Jarre a lá Oxygene-Equinoxe) cover of the track. Radek? ;) )

Kanta - Mon May 23, 2016 3:47 pm



On Monday, Jean-Michel Jarre is Clique editor while he just released his album "Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise"

Video: https://www.facebook.com/...43546752357347/

Kanta - Mon May 23, 2016 4:41 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Facebook - 23 May 2016



A little tease for the track story with Hans Zimmer on our track "Electrees" for Electronica Volume 2. Check back for more to come...

Video: https://www.facebook.com/...54226704879096/

Kanta - Tue May 24, 2016 10:28 am



Nemone's Electric Ladyland With Jean-Michel Jarre - BBC Radio 6 Music - May 2016

Pioneering electronic music producer Jean-Michel Jarre soundtracks his perfect evening. He's just released his new album Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bptqb

Kanta - Tue May 24, 2016 11:28 am



"We need to reinvent the future" - Jean-Michel Jarre in Interview - [030] Magazin: Berlin - May 2016

Sources:
http://berlin030.de/wir-m...e-im-interview/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BFhFIy3MBeM/
https://www.facebook.com/...0273734/?type=3

Kanta - Tue May 24, 2016 2:22 pm



Zeit Magazin - Interview - 24 May 2016

Source: http://www.zeit.de/zeit-m...oduzent-rettung

Kanta - Wed May 25, 2016 10:06 am

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official JeanMichelJarreVEVO - 25 May 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer - Jean-Michel Jarre with Hans Zimmer Track Story

Published on 25 May 2016
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, Hans Zimmer performing Jean-Michel Jarre with Hans Zimmer Track Story. (C) 2016 Music Affair Entertainment Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjgHghGyT0

jeanbatman - Wed May 25, 2016 12:46 pm

The video was edited in such way some sentences of Mister Zimmer are cut off…
But basically, he says that Oxygène is one his biggest inspirations.

shadow - Wed May 25, 2016 6:00 pm

Whatever the hell happened to the MyPlayDirect downloads? So the site has merged together with popmarket, which is fine. But whatever happened to my download links? What will happen with the Deluxe Edition of the album? Why does this have to happen without any information being send out? I still haven't received my correct download either! Looks like the entire thing has been cancelled outright completely.

And we were talking about terrible service before? Now this is absolute fucking terrible service. It's all completely gone and I can't find a single thing about it back. I honestly wouldn't be the least bit surprised of the boxset was deliberately delayed to not have to actually make this boxset before the merger. It's an absolute fucking disaster.

Kanta - Wed May 25, 2016 7:10 pm

Citizen - Interview - 25 May 2016



One of the pioneers of electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre has roused crowds through some of history’s biggest concerts. Yet at the root of the genre, he says, lies a political dimension.

Source: http://citizen.co.za/afp_...to-electronica/

Hans_Best - Wed May 25, 2016 9:22 pm

shadow wrote:
Whatever the hell happened to the MyPlayDirect downloads? So the site has merged together with popmarket, which is fine. But whatever happened to my download links? What will happen with the Deluxe Edition of the album? Why does this have to happen without any information being send out? I still haven't received my correct download either! Looks like the entire thing has been cancelled outright completely.

And we were talking about terrible service before? Now this is absolute fucking terrible service. It's all completely gone and I can't find a single thing about it back. I honestly wouldn't be the least bit surprised of the boxset was deliberately delayed to not have to actually make this boxset before the merger. It's an absolute fucking disaster.


+1

...matching title: "Why This, Why That And Why"

Kanta - Thu May 26, 2016 12:07 pm

Vicious Magazine - Interview - 26 May 2016



Headlining Sónar 2016

If we had to put five major pillars of the history of electronic music, Jean Michel Jarre would be one of the chosen, legendary artist with whom a pleasure to talk and listen. With the launch of its eighteenth studio album, divided into two parts, and its participation as a headliner at Sónar, we have had the privilege of exchanging a few words with him.

Source: http://www.viciousmagazin...ntrevista-2015/

Alexa - Thu May 26, 2016 10:21 pm

Hello,

Today, i get an email from MyPlay :

Quote:
Your order from Jean Michel Jarre Phase 2 DF Store was declined

Quote:
"Your payment did not go through. Please place a new order or contact customer service."


Well, i contact the customer service because it was impossible to place a new order. And i get an answer.

Quote:
Hello,

I am sorry that your Credit Card payment did not go through. Our payment verification system displays the following reason: ErrorCode: 10002

ShortMessage: Authentication/Authorization Failed
LongMessage: Internal Error
ErrorCode: 10002
SeverityCode: Error

Unfortunately, your Electronica Volume 2 Deluxe Box was automatically canceled, and we don't have the ability to re-try orders once they've been canceled or access your payment information.

Sadly, this item is completely sold out and we don't have information if or when it will be back instock. We've also confirmed that Jean Michel Jarre Store is also no longer being supported by our new platform hence there is no way to re-order.

Again, we're sorry for the trouble.
Sincerely,
Macey
MyPlay Direct


I bought the deluxe box, pre order the second part on november and ... after a delay, i can't complete my box ?!

FUCK, THEY SUCK !!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Edit : and it seens that all the preorders have deseapears ...

shadow - Thu May 26, 2016 10:55 pm

Yeah all previous details about it have been removed entirely since the merger. You can't find a single thing back. I just checked my PayPal account and they've charged me €65 (I thought it was only €50?) anyway. So I assume that the boxset is still happening in that case? Because I haven't received my correct download codes either and it seems I won't be getting it either since all precious downloads have been killed.

So in that case, anyone who has received a correct download from MyPlayDirect that they're willing to share (if they'd even have the correct files at all)? I'm just trying to have all the correct files in the correct folders on my hard drive. Because this is seriously pissing me off.


Edit: So I got a reminder email about the last chance to download the album of today. The included link does go to MyPlayDirect website this time and I don't get redirected. But they haven't reactivated my downloads which they've promised after they've concluded that the files were indeed faulty. So here we are that part where part of the product I payed for simply doesn't work and they still charge me full price (and I believe even more than they should). Absolutely fucking terrible service and I can't believe this shit is legal.

Violator - Fri May 27, 2016 2:53 am



They've took my money too.

Address all your questions to "MyPlaySony". After six months they still not replaced damaged E1 deluxe vinyl or didn't refund 50% of money for it as they promised.

Finaero - Fri May 27, 2016 7:28 am

Did they charge you for the E2 box only today (or this month)? I cancelled my order about a week or a few before the release, and I'm not aware of them having charged for it on pre-order last year... :roll:
Hans_Best - Fri May 27, 2016 8:00 am

I received the 'Last Chance! Download Electronica 2 The Heart of Noise' email from myplay.com yesterday.
Unfortunately I'm not able to download the tracks, because they are all marked as 'Downloaded'

:plz:

I was charged today with 64,35 € for... I don't know: I hope it is the second part of the deluxe box.
I have had the same issues with my credit card when ordering the first part and switched to direct debit.

Let's hope I get the box and this nightmare is over... :roll:

Kanta - Fri May 27, 2016 10:16 am

Synth Pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre: ‘One Day We’ll Collaborate With Machines, Not Artists’
We recently caught up with Jarre when he was holed up at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood and spoke to him about 'Electronica 2', what first attracted him to electronic music, and—how could we not?—Snowden himself.

Source: http://web.musicaficionado.com/main.html#!/article/Jean_Michel_Jarre_Interview?invitedBy=jeanmicheljarre

(Copy and paste the link as it does not automatically open. :? )

Kanta - Fri May 27, 2016 5:01 pm

For those who are concerned and are frustrated on the situation about the orders for the Electronica Volume 2 Deluxe Box, there is information we need to gather and can be added on the below link if you have a Facebook account. All will be liaised with Aero Productions who are aware of the situation. The link is from the Rendez-Vous: Jean Michel Jarre Fans Group:
https://www.facebook.com/...62700700511701/

Hans_Best - Fri May 27, 2016 6:45 pm

Kanta wrote:
For those who are concerned and are frustrated on the situation about the orders for the Electronica Volume 2 Deluxe Box, there is information we need to gather and can be added on the below link if you have a Facebook account. All will be liaised with Aero Productions who are aware of the situation. The link is from the Rendez-Vous: Jean Michel Jarre Fans Group:
https://www.facebook.com/...62700700511701/


Thanks Kanta!

Just received a shipping email with FedEx tracking number. Keep my fingers crossed.
With the CD there is no need for the download link anymore unless the continous mix is not distributed with the box...

Elf - Fri May 27, 2016 6:58 pm

Kanta wrote:
For those who are concerned and are frustrated on the situation about the orders for the Electronica Volume 2 Deluxe Box, there is information we need to gather and can be added on the below link if you have a Facebook account. All will be liaised with Aero Productions who are aware of the situation. The link is from the Rendez-Vous: Jean Michel Jarre Fans Group:
https://www.facebook.com/...62700700511701/


Is this an official Aero group?

starmike - Fri May 27, 2016 7:24 pm

Yesterday I also got the "last chance to download your static" email. Sure enough, all the files are listed as "Downloaded". Effing MyPlay.

I did get a shipping notification for the second part of the box set, though.

Hans_Best - Fri May 27, 2016 8:39 pm

Just published on JMJ Facebook Site:

"Dear Jean-Michel Jarre box set customers,

unfortunately there were unexpected issues with our eCommerce service provider for the Jean-Michel Jarre box sets. Due to these issues were are looking for an alternative provider and we want to apologize for any inconvenience caused and we will take responsibility in this matter.

You, the fans, are one of the most valuable assets to Sony Music, as a record company, and we with support of the Jean-Michel Jarre Management, will do everything in our power to solve your issues regarding your order at the official JMJ artist store.

Please contact us via info@musicbox.de stating your issue including order ID and eMail-address used for your order, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Since, again this is unexpected, we might need a few days to get back to you.

Thanks for your patience and again, apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Best regards

Sony Music Entertainment Germany"

Let's see how serious they take our complains...

shadow - Fri May 27, 2016 9:46 pm

I've received an email that the boxset has been shipped. I'm awaiting this weekend to see what'll happen. Last time I had received an email and the box just showed up because the tracking code didn't work. And guess what... It doesn't work again!
Elf - Fri May 27, 2016 11:06 pm

I just posted this tweet about MyShitDirect
Jarreologie6 - Sat May 28, 2016 9:55 am

shadow wrote:
Whatever the hell happened to the MyPlayDirect downloads? So the site has merged together with popmarket, which is fine. But whatever happened to my download links? What will happen with the Deluxe Edition of the album? Why does this have to happen without any information being send out? I still haven't received my correct download either! Looks like the entire thing has been cancelled outright completely.

And we were talking about terrible service before? Now this is absolute fucking terrible service. It's all completely gone and I can't find a single thing about it back. I honestly wouldn't be the least bit surprised of the boxset was deliberately delayed to not have to actually make this boxset before the merger. It's an absolute fucking disaster.


So I'm not the only one in this exact situation.

RemarkableRadio - Tue May 31, 2016 5:41 am
Post subject: Dieter Meier performing acoustic version of Why This....
Yello's Dieter Meier performing an acoustic version of Why This, Why That and Why.
Totally different from the Heart of Noise version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iPqz2bWL0

Kanta - Tue May 31, 2016 10:26 am

Jean-Michel Jarre: French electronica legend is back with second album in a year - May 2016



French electronica legend Jean-Michel Jarre is back with his second album in a year. Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise has taken it's pet theme of building bridges between synth and pop music even further with a huge collaborative effort with musicians across the spectrum.

Video by FRANCE 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdZpaYiiBOM

Kanta - Tue May 31, 2016 10:49 am

Promotion:

Jean-Michel Jarre as a guest on Radio Classique - May 2016



Sources:
http://www.radioclassique...e-30052016.html
https://twitter.com/radioclassique/status/737314723553763329

Velodynamic - Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:19 am
Post subject: Re: Dieter Meier performing acoustic version of Why This....
RemarkableRadio wrote:
Yello's Dieter Meier performing an acoustic version of Why This, Why That and Why.
Totally different from the Heart of Noise version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2iPqz2bWL0

It's going to be a third version as the next Yello album comes out I'm pretty sure of it.

melo - Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:04 pm

Cool, a brazilian (in portuguese language) interview :

http://oglobo.globo.com/c...-jarre-19402906

starmike - Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:55 pm

My E2 set came in today. I haven't gotten a chance to really look at it yet.
Hans_Best - Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:36 pm

Just received the deluxe box that includes the 2 vinyls, Electronica 2 poster, 1 CD and an USB stick.

USB stick (32GB capacity) contains the following:

E:\1. MUSIC\1. ALBUM + MEGAMIX (all music as wav files)
18 regular tracks plus continous mix

E:\1. MUSIC\2. REMIXES:
01 - STARDUST (RISING STAR REMIX BY AVB)
03 - SUNS HAVE GONE (THYLACINE REMIX)
04 - SUNS HAVE GONE (G2X REMIX)
05 - SUNS HAVE GONE (RAUMAKUSTIK REMIX)
06 - IF..! (SUNSET CHILD REMIX)
07 - IF..! (JAVI GREX REMIX)
08 - IF..! (GATIS GIRDENIS REMIX)
09 - IF..! (SHAAN GREYLING REMIX)
(Track 02 is missing or the numbers are wrong)

E:\2. VIDEOS\1. TRAILERS 1 & 2 + EPK (all videos mp4)
01 - ELECTRONICA VOL. I ALBUMTRAILER
02 - ELECTRONICA VOL. 2 ALBUMTRAILER
03 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE - EPK

E:\2. VIDEOS\2. TRACK BY TRACKS
01 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH M83 - TRACK STORY
02 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH AIR - TRACK STORY
03 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH VINCE CLARKE - TRACK STORY
04 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH LITTLE BOOTS - TRACK STORY
05 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH FUCK BUTTONS - TRACK STORY
06 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH MOBY - TRACK STORY
07 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH GESAFFELSTEIN - TRACK STORY
08 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH TANGERINE DREAM - TRACK STORY
09 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH LAURIE ANDERSON - TRACK STORY
10 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH ARMIN VAN BUUREN - TRACK STORY
11 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH 3D (MASSIVE ATTACK) - TRACK STORY
12 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH JOHN CARPENTER - TRACK STORY
13 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH LANG LANG - TRACK STORY
14 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH RONE - TRACK STORY
15 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH PEACHES - TRACK STORY
16 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE & PEACHES - WHAT YOU WANT (LYRIC VIDEO)
17 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH EDWARD SNOWDEN - TRACK STORY

Anyone with a second track of the remix folder? Maybe its a ' collector's item'...

Cheers.

P.S. needless to say, that I received one box only, while being carged twice, but anyway: Box seems to be complete now.

_______________

Concerts attended:
1997-05-25 Oxygene Tour, Frankfurt, Germany
2002-09-07 Aero, Aalborg, Denmark
2007-12-22 Oxygene, Paris, France
2008-04-15 Oxygene 30th Anniversary Tour, Frankfurt, Germany
2009-05-28 Indoors Arena Tour, Koblenz, Germany
2010-03-26 Indoors Arena Tour, Strasbourg, France
2011-07-01 Live in Monaco, Monaco

Dr_Jones - Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:02 am

looks like the The Train and the River remix is missing. Maybe a rights issue?

Anyway, anyone checked the DR of the WAVs?

Violator - Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:43 am

Hans_Best wrote:
USB stick (32GB capacity) contains the following:

All of these I already had, including TT&TR Remix because I've bought EP2 some time ago.

Elf - Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:56 am

Hans_Best wrote:

E:\2. VIDEOS\2. TRACK BY TRACKS
01 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH M83 - TRACK STORY
02 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH AIR - TRACK STORY
03 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH VINCE CLARKE - TRACK STORY
04 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH LITTLE BOOTS - TRACK STORY
05 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH FUCK BUTTONS - TRACK STORY
06 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH MOBY - TRACK STORY
07 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH GESAFFELSTEIN - TRACK STORY
08 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH TANGERINE DREAM - TRACK STORY
09 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH LAURIE ANDERSON - TRACK STORY
10 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH ARMIN VAN BUUREN - TRACK STORY
11 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH 3D (MASSIVE ATTACK) - TRACK STORY
12 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH JOHN CARPENTER - TRACK STORY
13 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH LANG LANG - TRACK STORY
14 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH RONE - TRACK STORY
15 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH PEACHES - TRACK STORY
16 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE & PEACHES - WHAT YOU WANT (LYRIC VIDEO)
17 - JEAN-MICHEL JARRE WITH EDWARD SNOWDEN - TRACK STORY


I think think confirms my suspicion that there will be no more track stories, and that on volume 2 there are much more of "files via email" than personal meetings. Pet Shop Boys said they never met with Jarre. And it also seems that the Primal Scream track is "featuring" in the good old "we've sampled another artist" vein.

jeanbatman - Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:09 am

Elf wrote:

I think think confirms my suspicion that there will be no more track stories, and that on volume 2 there are much more of "files via email" than personal meetings. Pet Shop Boys said they never met with Jarre. And it also seems that the Primal Scream track is "featuring" in the good old "we've sampled another artist" vein.

There was a Hans Zimmer track story…

Elf - Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:02 am

jeanbatman wrote:
Elf wrote:

I think think confirms my suspicion that there will be no more track stories, and that on volume 2 there are much more of "files via email" than personal meetings. Pet Shop Boys said they never met with Jarre. And it also seems that the Primal Scream track is "featuring" in the good old "we've sampled another artist" vein.

There was a Hans Zimmer track story…


True. And now I see that he said in an interview that there would be more track stories. I hope so.

Finaero - Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:18 am

Quite a lackluster "Collector's Box" compared to the E1 one (which IMO was more or less worth the price). Most of the track stories are from E1, IIRC the remixes were horrible (aside from Rising Star(dust)) and I'm not really one of those people who dig "Electronic Press Kits". Guess I got lucky when I cancelled my E2 preorder and just bought the CD instead...

Quite the shame.

Now where's that Paris La Defense inedité BluRay?

:punch:

Pat Gleeson - Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:28 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
looks like the The Train and the River remix is missing. Maybe a rights issue ?


Yep, missing on all of the sets so far. It's available on the standard fan box, so it's safe to say it's yet another Sony screw up ...
I can't check the WAV DR here, but the waveforms look and sound loud - especially compared to the vinyl ones ...

Kanta - Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:51 am

Promotion from Spain:

Jean-Michel Jarre featured in DJ MAG ES 065 - June 2016



Complete publication of the magazine: https://issuu.com/djmages/docs/djmages065
Spanish article: http://djmag.es/articulo.php?noticia=1864

Kanta - Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:29 am

Promotion from Germany:

Das Filter - Interview - 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre on the history of electronic music

Source: http://dasfilter.com/soun...ronischen-musik

Kanta - Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:28 am

CLAP met Jean-Michel Jarre



Clap met Jean-Michel Jarre who presents his new album "Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise" released on 6 May 2016. He returns to one of his main sources of inspiration: the cinema. The film "2001 Space Odyssey" was founded for electronic music. He even calls the feature "audiovisual object" where sound and silence are of paramount importance. He says it's the only film he has seen seven consecutive times in 7 days! Find Jean-Michel Jarre in Clap Saturday 4 June 2016 at 13:25 on HD1.

Source: http://www.tf1.fr/hd1/cla...chel-jarre.html

shadow - Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:50 pm

Just out of curiosity sake, do we know of all tracks/artists/collaboraters who Jarre has and hasn't met? We know that he met everyone of the first album except for Boys Noize. He's the only one who never got a track story and I don't think we've ever seen any footage of them together what-so-ever
Of The Heart if Noise we know he has met with at least: Rone, Sebastian Tieller, Julia Holter, Peaches, Gary Newman, Christoph, Edward Snowden and of course Hans Zimmer. Also confirmed that he never met the Pet Shop Boys, but what about the remaining bunch? Has any others been confirmed? Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Mills, Yello, The Orb and Siriusmo are I think the only bunch of whom we don't know anything yet.

Elf - Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:12 pm

shadow wrote:
Just out of curiosity sake, do we know of all tracks/artists/collaboraters who Jarre has and hasn't met? We know that he met everyone of the first album except for Boys Noize. He's the only one who never got a track story and I don't think we've ever seen any footage of them together what-so-ever
Of The Heart if Noise we know he has met with at least: Rone, Sebastian Tieller, Julia Holter, Peaches, Gary Newman, Christoph, Edward Snowden and of course Hans Zimmer. Also confirmed that he never met the Pet Shop Boys, but what about the remaining bunch? Has any others been confirmed? Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Mills, Yello, The Orb and Siriusmo are I think the only bunch of whom we don't know anything yet.


I don't think he met Primal Scream either. He writes in the liner notes that he sampled the melody from the original PM track.

Dr_Jones - Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:45 pm

USB stick DR:
DR7 -0.74 dB -10.37 dB 01 - THE HEART OF NOISE (Part 1).wav
DR4 -0.67 dB -8.03 dB 02 - THE HEART OF NOISE (Part 2).wav
DR5 -0.67 dB -6.30 dB 03 - BRICK ENGLAND.wav
DR5 -0.73 dB -9.18 dB 04 - THESE CREATURES.wav
DR4 -0.62 dB -7.56 dB 05 - AS ONE.wav
DR4 -0.54 dB -6.09 dB 06 - HERE FOR YOU.wav
DR5 -0.75 dB -8.51 dB 07 - ELECTREES.wav
DR4 -0.38 dB -7.36 dB 08 - EXIT.wav
DR3 -0.65 dB -5.17 dB 09 - WHAT YOU WANT.wav
DR5 -0.40 dB -6.91 dB 10 - GISELE.wav
DR3 -0.00 dB -6.56 dB 11 - SWITCH ON LEON.wav
DR5 -0.58 dB -7.87 dB 12 - CIRCUS.wav
DR4 -0.65 dB -6.19 dB 13 - WHY THIS, WHY THAT AND WHY.wav
DR4 -0.58 dB -7.11 dB 14 - THE ARCHITECT.wav
DR4 -0.45 dB -6.10 dB 15 - SWIPE TO THE RIGHT.wav
DR4 -0.43 dB -6.65 dB 16 - WALKING THE MILE.wav
DR5 -0.57 dB -6.33 dB 17 - FALLING DOWN.wav
DR4 -0.69 dB -6.57 dB 18 - THE HEART OF NOISE (The Origin).wav
DR4 -0.00 dB -7.00 dB 19 - CONTINUOUS MIX.wav
DR7 -0.62 dB -9.52 dB 20 - STARDUST (RISING STAR REMIX BY AVB).wav
DR4 -0.64 dB -6.89 dB 21 - SUNS HAVE GONE (THYLACINE REMIX).wav
DR3 -0.64 dB -4.72 dB 22 - SUNS HAVE GONE (G2X REMIX).wav
DR3 -0.67 dB -4.91 dB 23 - SUNS HAVE GONE (RAUMAKUSTIK REMIX).wav
DR5 -0.65 dB -7.64 dB 24 - IF..! (SUNSET CHILD REMIX).wav
DR4 -0.56 dB -7.18 dB 25 - IF..! (JAVI GREX REMIX).wav
DR4 -0.63 dB -7.49 dB 26 - IF..! (GATIS GIRDENIS REMIX).wav
DR4 -0.38 dB -6.38 dB 27 - IF..! (SHAAN GREYLING REMIX).wav
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of files: 27
Official DR value: DR4

Elf - Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:15 pm

I got the box set two days ago. Where can I see the number?
Dr_Jones - Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:05 am

Elf wrote:
I got the box set two days ago. Where can I see the number?


On the back of the lid, there's a certificate with a signature of JMJ and a number.

Hans_Best - Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:54 am

Dr_Jones wrote:


On the back of the lid, there's a certificate with a signature of JMJ and a number.


Just to make sure - you are talking about the back of the lid of the first box, shipped last year? Please don't tell me, you received the content of the second part in an extra box with lid... :|

Something different: What is so important / interesting on the DR values. I'm not very familiar with those kind of things, but understood it is 'dynamic range'. But what does it actually tell someone / whats the benefit? Does it work for wav files only?

Thanks for enlighting me :)

Cheers

Elf - Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:12 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Elf wrote:
I got the box set two days ago. Where can I see the number?


On the back of the lid, there's a certificate with a signature of JMJ and a number.


No lid in my shipment. I only got the vinyls, the finger prints, the usb stick, CD, poster and liner notes. They were not inside a box.

Are you talking about the lid of vol 1, which came in a box, and where I'm obviously supposed to put the contents of vol 2?

Kanta - Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:35 am

Promotion from Brussels:



Jean-Michel Jarre featuired on Metropolis - Brussels - 2016

Music: Jean-Michel Jarre, dean of the French electronic music
It is among the most famous French musicians. In the late 1970s, it is with "Oxygen" as Jean-Michel Jarre performs one of the best-selling album of all time. The second part of the double album "Electronica" has just been published. In collaboration with celebrities like Moby or Rone, Jean-Michel Jarre celebrates electronic music.

Official video by ARTE TV: http://www.arte.tv/guide/...08-A/metropolis

shadow - Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:14 am

Hans_Best wrote:
Just to make sure - you are talking about the back of the lid of the first box, shipped last year? Please don't tell me, you received the content of the second part in an extra box with lid... :|


No one did, we all just received the two vinyl's, posters/fingerprints, CD and USB packed together. You're apparently supposed to insert in all into the box you received last year. Despite showing a photo that we'd apparently receive a second box, this is seemingly not the case.

Hans_Best wrote:
Something different: What is so important / interesting on the DR values. I'm not very familiar with those kind of things, but understood it is 'dynamic range'. But what does it actually tell someone / whats the benefit? Does it work for wav files only?


No it works on pretty much all audio files. But the Dynamic Range shows how much space there is between the highest highs and the lowest lows in terms of volume (and the average of course). The more space there is, the better. Although the range of course largely also depends on what the genre is. Trance for example usually has an lower average because that's simply how the music works. This YouTube Video, while not going into the technical details shows very clearly what it is and how it effects music.

Elf wrote:
No lid in my shipment. I only got the vinyls, the finger prints, the usb stick, CD, poster and liner notes. They were not inside a box.

Are you talking about the lid of vol 1, which came in a box, and where I'm obviously supposed to put the contents of vol 2?


It seems you're supposed to insert it into the boxset of the first album. I've done so and it does fit rather snug in there.

Hans_Best - Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:33 pm

shadow wrote:

Hans_Best wrote:
Something different: What is so important / interesting on the DR values. I'm not very familiar with those kind of things, but understood it is 'dynamic range'. But what does it actually tell someone / whats the benefit? Does it work for wav files only?


No it works on pretty much all audio files. But the Dynamic Range shows how much space there is between the highest highs and the lowest lows in terms of volume (and the average of course). The more space there is, the better. Although the range of course largely also depends on what the genre is. Trance for example usually has an lower average because that's simply how the music works. This YouTube Video, while not going into the technical details shows very clearly what it is and how it effects music.


Thank you for the video and explanation - that was really helpful :o

Kanta - Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:28 pm

Promotion from China:

South China Morning News - Interview - 3 June 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre talks about his plans to return to China with his latest album

Source: http://www.scmp.com/magaz...-edward-snowden

jeanbatman - Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:17 pm

Where does he talk about retourning to China, please ?
starmike - Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:24 pm

Finaero wrote:
Quite a lackluster "Collector's Box" compared to the E1 one (which IMO was more or less worth the price). Most of the track stories are from E1, IIRC the remixes were horrible (aside from Rising Star(dust)) and I'm not really one of those people who dig "Electronic Press Kits". Guess I got lucky when I cancelled my E2 preorder and just bought the CD instead...

Quite the shame.

Now where's that Paris La Defense inedité BluRay?

:punch:


It's not supposed to be a box on its own. What's in the Part 2 shipment is supposed to be placed in the Part 1 box. There was an extra CD slot for the Pt. 2 CD, a slot for the Pt. 2 thumb drive.

Pat Gleeson - Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:36 pm

There was never supposed to be a box for Part 2. The box that came with Part 1 is designed to hold all the contents for both volumes

Electronica Deluxe Fan Box

Elf, underneath the lid of the original Part 1 box is where the JMJ signed and numbered certificate is supposed to be ...

Violator - Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:43 pm

Pat Gleeson wrote:

Electronica Deluxe Fan Box

Deluxe Fan Box doesn't exists. Deluxe Box and Fan Box do exist only.

Herr Dunkel - Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:26 pm

@ Christophe, re: What You Want 7"

I received the single a couple of days ago. There is no difference between the US release and the EU release: clear vinyl, one sided, made in Germany. Which makes sense after JMJ said it was a 1,000 copy release worldwide.

By the way, does anyone know the number of copies for the Exit 7"? It was released on Record Store Day in several countries in Europe, so it was limited for sure, but since release day of Electronica 2 it's been available in the US on Amazon (and sold by Amazon) and it's the same record, and they still have it in stock. Granted, it's for hard-core fans and completists only, but I'm surprised there are still copies around if it was just a small batch of singles...

-MD- - Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:01 pm

So, this is a bit confusing. A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from MyPlayDirect reminding me that I hadn't ordered Fan Box 2. I prompty ordered it (May 19) and it had an estimated ship date of May 25.

However.... I haven't received the item, and today when I visit the site to check on my order, the site has completely changed to PopMarket.com and they have no record of my order?!?!7

Can anyone please advise?

shadow - Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:19 pm

Email the new website, they should know the details of your order. The old site has merged with a new one and all old information you had access to has been completely removed.
Pat Gleeson - Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:24 pm

-MD- wrote:
However.... I haven't received the item, and today when I visit the site to check on my order, the site has completely changed to PopMarket.com and they have no record of my order?!?!7

Can anyone please advise?


email: info@musicbox.de
with your vol.2 order number, and the email address you used for the order

shadow - Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:35 pm

Say, anyone already having done a vinyl transfer? :nod:
Pat Gleeson - Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:36 pm

shadow wrote:
Say, anyone already having done a vinyl transfer? :nod:


Yes, I have ...

shadow - Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:58 pm

Well... *nudge nudge* :nod:
Pat Gleeson - Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:50 pm

shadow wrote:
Well... *nudge nudge* :nod:


Well what ? :D

shadow - Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:28 pm

You'd be willing to share it? :P
Pat Gleeson - Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:34 pm

Since the database here is gone, I'd be grateful to know how to ...
Apart from Much quieter mastering, it's exactly the same as the CD

Elf - Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:30 am

Pat Gleeson wrote:
There was never supposed to be a box for Part 2. The box that came with Part 1 is designed to hold all the contents for both volumes

Electronica Deluxe Fan Box

Elf, underneath the lid of the original Part 1 box is where the JMJ signed and numbered certificate is supposed to be ...


Ahhh! Now I understand. Thanks.

Pat Gleeson - Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:19 am

My pleasure Elf :D
Kanta - Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:20 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Where does he talk about retourning to China, please ?

In the article: "plans to return to China with his latest album."

1906 - Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:26 pm

favorite tracks:

1. Circus
2. Circus
3. Circus
4. Circus
5. Circus

Black Bird - Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:46 pm

My favorite 5 are:
1. Brick England
2. Why this , Why that and Why ß
3. Walking the Mile
4. Gisele
5. The Heart of Noise 1 , 2 and Origin

But I like all ...except "These Creatures " (but also tolerable )

Kanta - Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:16 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre – Official YouTube Channel - June 2016



Jean Michel Jarre With Julia Holter Track Story

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5TLzfUsOAg

shadow - Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:47 pm

So why wasn't this included on the USB stick?
1906 - Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:55 pm

shadow wrote:
So why wasn't this included on the USB stick?


Because they were not able to download it from youtube.

Elf - Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:17 pm

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre – Official YouTube Channel - June 2016

Image


That old charmer ;)

Violator - Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:45 am

shadow wrote:
So why wasn't this included on the USB stick?

Maybe because I don't like the track?

Kanta - Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:44 pm

New store link Jean Michel Jarre Deluxe Box Volume 2 – 14 June 2016

Jean Michel Jarre - Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise - Deluxe Box (Volume 2)



Source: http://www.insideoutshop....pyuDdEQ-deluxe/

Hans_Best - Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:37 pm

This is great - the 'limited' and 'already sold out' part 2 of the box for 54,95 € (incl. shipping to Germany), while I had to pay 64,95 €.

Anyway - good for the people where MyPlayDirect screwed up and part 2 was not delivered.

Ziggy - Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:39 pm

Does it sound normal, if i found being fanraped at this moment?
What went so "well" with part 1 can go so bad with part 2.

I think total nuclear war will begin if there's a part 3

ReallyGouda - Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:13 am

1906 wrote:
favorite tracks:

1. Circus
2. Circus
3. Circus
4. Circus
5. Circus

Well, I take you like "Circus". :nod:
My favorites are:
1. The Heart of Noise, Parts 1 and 2
2. Gisele
3. These Creatures
4. Falling Down
5. Swipe to the Right

Christophe - Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:11 am

For the colllectors under us:

I was looking on ebay and I saw the "Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise" cd for sale there. That's nothing special! But I saw different version there:

1 - European version - Digipack
2 - European version - Jewelcase
2 - USA version - Digipack
3 - Argentinian Version - Jewelcase
4 - Mexican version - Jewelcase
5 - Brazilian version - Jewelcase
6 - Russian version - Jewelcase
7 - Japanese version - Digipack
8 - Japanese bluspec version - Digipack

But the most strange here is the "European jewelcaseversion". I never saw this in stores here in Belgium. Only the "Digipack version". Did anyone see this in store in Europe? :wink:

Also the "Russian version" have the sign of "Warner Music Russia" (next to the other signs from "Columbia" and "Sony Music") on it. It's also seen on the "2014/2015 remasters" and "Essential Recolection" from there. I thought Jarre leave "Warner Music"? :shock: :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

Kanta - Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:08 pm

Promotion:

Var-Matin - Interview - 16 June 2016



2016 Odyssey electro as its absolute master Jean-Michel Jarre - 16 June 2016

New project, new look. On the occasion of the release of Electronica volumes 1 and 2 of the eponymous world tour.

Photo details: Jean-Michel Jarre et notre journaliste Laurence Lucchesi.

Source: http://www.varmatin.com/m...hel-jarre-57737

Dr_Jones - Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:08 pm

Christophe wrote:
For the colllectors under us:

I was looking on ebay and I saw the "Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise" cd for sale there. That's nothing special! But I saw different version there:

1 - European version - Digipack
2 - European version - Jewelcase
2 - USA version - Digipack
3 - Argentinian Version - Jewelcase
4 - Mexican version - Jewelcase
5 - Brazilian version - Jewelcase
6 - Russian version - Jewelcase
7 - Japanese version - Digipack
8 - Japanese bluspec version - Digipack

But the most strange here is the "European jewelcaseversion". I never saw this in stores here in Belgium. Only the "Digipack version". Did anyone see this in store in Europe? :wink:

Also the "Russian version" have the sign of "Warner Music Russia" (next to the other signs from "Columbia" and "Sony Music") on it. It's also seen on the "2014/2015 remasters" and "Essential Recolection" from there. I thought Jarre leave "Warner Music"? :shock: :wink:


Yeah, well yeah... Russia...

Anyway, the Argentina version is digipack, Mexico is jewelcase.

Christophe - Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:35 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Christophe wrote:
For the colllectors under us:

I was looking on ebay and I saw the "Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise" cd for sale there. That's nothing special! But I saw different version there:

1 - European version - Digipack
2 - European version - Jewelcase
2 - USA version - Digipack
3 - Argentinian Version - Jewelcase
4 - Mexican version - Jewelcase
5 - Brazilian version - Jewelcase
6 - Russian version - Jewelcase
7 - Japanese version - Digipack
8 - Japanese bluspec version - Digipack

But the most strange here is the "European jewelcaseversion". I never saw this in stores here in Belgium. Only the "Digipack version". Did anyone see this in store in Europe? :wink:

Also the "Russian version" have the sign of "Warner Music Russia" (next to the other signs from "Columbia" and "Sony Music") on it. It's also seen on the "2014/2015 remasters" and "Essential Recolection" from there. I thought Jarre leave "Warner Music"? :shock: :wink:


Yeah, well yeah... Russia...

Anyway, the Argentina version is digipack, Mexico is jewelcase.

Thank you for clarification! Still I like a jewelcase more than a digipack. :wink:

Greetings,


Christophe

melo - Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:27 pm

Another brazilian interview:

http://www.musicnonstop.c...zar-tecnologia/

Jarre in Brazil - 2017 !!!

jeanbatman - Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:52 pm

Jarre coming to Brazil would be awesome, looks like he has lots of fans out there...
Kanta - Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:30 pm

LaMontagne.fr - Interview - 30 June 2016



Jean-Michel Jarre l’électro libre

Source: http://www.lamontagne.fr/...e_11981890.html

Jon - Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:36 pm

Falling Down, what is that noise that appears in the last second of the track. Is it studio noise? Its sounds almost if there by purpose.
Kanta - Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:00 am

Migros Magazine - Interview - July 2016



Source: http://www.migrosmagazine...-part-activiste

Velodynamic - Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:12 pm

Jon wrote:
Falling Down, what is that noise that appears in the last second of the track. Is it studio noise? Its sounds almost if there by purpose.

Sure it's not just a heart noise? :punch:
Is it the extra beat effects starting around 2:13 in accompaniment with the strings?

Kanta - Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:35 pm

Le Matin - Interview - 11 July 2016



Source: http://www.lematin.ch/fes.../story/24580108

Ziggy - Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:26 pm

Kanta wrote:
Le Matin - Interview - 11 July 2016
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"you there, fix me more cymbals" or
"you there, fix me a larger touchscreen"

rinogurr - Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:03 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre with Gary Numan - Here for You Track Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L4O-6KVJzo

icecubes - Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:06 pm

I have parts I and II Electronica Deluxe Fan Box for sale.

This also includes the replacement prints from part I.

The collection is unopened and will reasonably consider offers in the region of £400.

If a sale is agreed then the transaction will be completed through eBay for the protection of both buyer and seller.

Kanta - Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:54 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official YouTube Channel - 26 July 2016




Jean-Michel Jarre With Jeff Mills Track Story

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c5YZamrbyo

jeanbatman - Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:02 pm

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre - Official YouTube Channel - 26 July 2016

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Jean-Michel Jarre With Jeff Mills Track Story

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c5YZamrbyo

Video removed...

Kanta - Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:44 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre - Official YouTube Channel - 26 July 2016

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Jean-Michel Jarre With Jeff Mills Track Story

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c5YZamrbyo

Video removed...

It was available to watch an hour ago but has gone private for now.

Jean-Michel Jarre With Jeff Mills Track Story
Something great coming soon. JMJ
Teaser video: https://www.facebook.com/...?type=2&theater

Kanta - Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:41 am

jeanbatman wrote:
Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre - Official YouTube Channel - 26 July 2016

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Jean-Michel Jarre With Jeff Mills Track Story

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c5YZamrbyo

Video removed...

Video is available to watch now.

jeanbatman - Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:46 am

A new interview: http://www.clubplanet.com...an-Michel-Jarre

He kinda admits the Pet shop boys were busy, they worked on their own…

Elf - Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:32 am

jeanbatman wrote:
A new interview: http://www.clubplanet.com...an-Michel-Jarre

He kinda admits the Pet shop boys were busy, they worked on their own…


Not that much to admit. PSB themselves said flat out that they never met with Jarre.

THIS however, was very interesting:

"RS: Good answer. What would you like to say personally to all of your fans out here?

Jean-Michel Jarre: I would like to tell them that I wish I could go on with Oxygen and Equinoxe forever, but I think that it would be boring for them and for me. Electronica is a different project but if they listen to it carefully they will find a lot of narrative and a lot of close elements. I am thinking about tracks like “The Heart of Noise,” “Exit” or “The Architect” with Jeff Mills and also “Electrees” with Hans Zimmer and tracks like “Time Machine” with Boys Noize and “Stardust” with Armin van Buuren, all of these tracks are directly linked to my early work in a sense. Some other tracks seem to be quite different like “What You Want” with Peaches but if you listen carefully it is not that far off from the Zoolook ambiance that I did a few years ago."

The Sound-Oven - Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:28 pm

It's good that JMJ is clearly aware that some fans would want him to do Oxygene/Equinoxe all the time but realistically, an artist does gret thing when he reinvents himself. it's not as if he wont perform the old music again - he often will. And as he says, fans follow an artist to be surprised by new things and exploring artistically.

He makes a good respectful acknowledgement of fans and their opinions, diverse as we all are.

jeanbatman - Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:00 pm

Jarre only quotes tracks with no lyrics as representative as the olf fashioned Jarre… Not Falling down i.e.
SebAudio - Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:58 pm

The Sound-Oven wrote:
It's good that JMJ is clearly aware that some fans would want him to do Oxygene/Equinoxe all the time but realistically, an artist does gret thing when he reinvents himself. it's not as if he wont perform the old music again - he often will. And as he says, fans follow an artist to be surprised by new things and exploring artistically.

He makes a good respectful acknowledgement of fans and their opinions, diverse as we all are.


Nicely surprised by a new Jarre album : that's it ! It hasn't happened since the release of Zoolook. Badly surprised by a Jarre release : happened each time since Rendez-vous...
I'm still there, on a Jarre forum : that tells a lot how his early works had, and still have, a big impact on me.

Kanta - Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:06 am

Promotion:



Jarre Trek Beyond: Jean Michel Jarre talks David Bowie, hanging out with Mick Jagger and the Bataclan attacks - August 2016

Source:
http://www.hotpress.com/J...s/17943112.html

Kanta - Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:30 am

Promotion:



The ClubPlanet Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre - August 2016

RS: What would you like to say personally to all of your fans out here?
Jean-Michel Jarre: I would like to tell them that I wish I could go on with Oxygen and Equinoxe forever, but I think that it would be boring for them and for me. Electronica is a different project but if they listen to it carefully they will find a lot of narrative and a lot of close elements. I am thinking about tracks like “The Heart of Noise,” “Exit” or “The Architect” with Jeff Mills and also “Electrees” with Hans Zimmer and tracks like “Time Machine” with Boys Noize and “Stardust” with Armin van Buuren, all of these tracks are directly linked to my early work in a sense. Some other tracks seem to be quite different like “What You Want” with Peaches but if you listen carefully it is not that far off from the Zoolook ambiance that I did a few years ago. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the great artists and collaborators who trusted me in this project and gave me the final cut.

Source: http://www.clubplanet.com...an-Michel-Jarre

jeanbatman - Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:01 pm

I agree with JM… There's no need to redo Oxygène et Equinoxe things forever… There are already lots of fans doing the job already with sweet covers and replicas…
Dv_ - Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:50 pm

Revolutions, WFC, Chronologie,... are not Oxygene, I won't tell these are boring albums. :roll:
The dance beat over and over again on almost every track since 20 years is boring. :?

Kanta - Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:41 pm



Jean-Michel Jarre: Electronica
Interview by Scott Kahn

“I wanted to go into a more electro type of mood in terms of beat and sequences.”

Interview: http://musicplayers.com/f...MichelJarre.php

Via Jean-Michel Jarre's Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre/status/765861424040144896

Kanta - Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:15 am

Article by Le Figaro – 18 August 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre, free electron electro



Official video and article: http://www.lefigaro.fr/mu...e-l-electro.php



"Derrière les tubes": "Les Mots bleus", or the birth of a long friendship

In the ninth episode of the series " Derrière les tubes", Philippe Dufreigne met Jean-Michel Jarre and Christophe, both artists who composed the music "Les Mots bleus". Both electronic music fans met in the bar of a recording studio in the night as they prepared both an album. Jean-Michel Jarre wanted to write a song for Christophe after a lengthy analysis. Their friendship was never off from this famous collaboration that gave birth to a tube.

Official video by BFMTV - 17 August 2016: http://www.bfmtv.com/medi...tie-849695.html

JiggyAlienEyes - Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:54 am

Kanta wrote:
Article by Le Figaro – 18 August 2016

Jean-Michel Jarre, free electron electro

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Official video and article: http://www.lefigaro.fr/mu...e-l-electro.php

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Really liked the first video. It was cool to see the stage setup from a more straight forward angle!

Finaero - Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:30 am

Apparently Brick England is on the BBC2 radio playlist http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/playlist

Dunno how that works.

Dr_Jones - Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:56 am

Finaero wrote:
Apparently Brick England is on the BBC2 radio playlist http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/playlist

Dunno how that works.


That's cool. And agreed, dunno how that works either. Shouldn't it be a single now?

Kanta - Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:31 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre - Official Facebook - 19 October 2016



Good News : Electronica 1 and Electronica 2 both back in the charts in the U.K. : http://www.officialcharts...e-albums-chart/

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...154669742364096

Herr Dunkel - Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:07 pm

I was looking at the SACEM site and found that some of the Electronica tracks have alternate titles or subtitles:


Electronica 1
- Stardust is also spelled Star Dust


Electronica 2
- Switched on Leon - subtitle: "A frenzy moonlight with Bob and Clara, switched on Leon"
- Circus is actually registered as Circus Minor (made me think of Pink Floyd's Cirrus Minor)
- Falling Down is registered as I'm Falling

Jote - Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:38 pm

Traces of "Here for you" spotted in "Your Move" by Phaserland (or, one could say it's the other way round as "Your move" is actually older)

Have a listen - you can hear the familiar hook at 0:06

https://phaserland.bandcamp.com/track/your-move

It's apparently a Native Instruments FM8 preset (confirmed with both teams).

(P.S. have a listen to "Sushi on the Monorail"!)

Josue143803 - Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:00 pm

Play Here For you at 1.25 speed and raise the pitch up 5 semitones
It's like the exact same thing

Kanta - Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:39 am

Electrees by Jean-Michel Jarre (featuring Hans Zimmer) played at Bastille Day 2019 celebrations.

Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz6jfAtFyU1/


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