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Albums & Other Releases - Equinoxe Infinity - 16 November 2018

dzoolook - Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:43 am
Post subject: Equinoxe Infinity - 16 November 2018
There will be 3 editions.

https://www.amazon.de/dp/...uinoxe+infinity

https://www.amazon.de/dp/...uinoxe+infinity

https://www.amazon.de/dp/...uinoxe+infinity

Dr_Jones - Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:00 am

And there goes my money!
So... An Equinoxe sequel?

jeanbatman - Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:46 am

That's maybe why JMJ got his Matrisequencer back... Just thinking.
lacobo - Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:13 am

An Equinoxe sequel would be a dream-come-true! Equinoxe is still high in my favorites list of Jarre albums.

B.

Dr_Jones - Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:18 am

I suspect the working title was Equinoxe2058
https://www.manageo.fr/entreprises/391969242.html

Also, might this be related?
http://www.equinoxeinfinity.com/

Domain is registered in july 2018, so it could be.

Box set is 4 discs.
And I speculate here: that might be 2 CDs and 2 LPs.

1906 - Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:06 am

Remember Jarre speaking about doing something related to Artificial Intelligence?
This Equinoxe Infinity-project is all about and around the works of Isaac Asimov.


The Three Laws of Robotics (often shortened to The Three Laws or known as Asimov's Laws) are a set of rules devised by the science fiction author Isaac Asimov. The rules were introduced in his 1942 short story "Runaround" (included in the 1950 collection I, Robot), although they had been foreshadowed in a few earlier stories. The Three Laws, quoted as being from the "Handbook of Robotics, 56th Edition, 2058 A.D.", are:

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Laws_of_Robotics


Equinoxe Infinity is referring to this work:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Infinity
All published in 1977-1979......

Kanta - Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:24 am

The release date is 16 November and not 12 November.
Kanta - Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:16 pm

Equinoxe Infinity - Tracklist:

1. The Watchers (movement 1)
2. Flying totems (movement 2)
3. Robots don’t cry (movement 3)
4. All that you could leave behind (movement 4)
5. If the wind could speak (movement 6)
6. Infinity (movement 6)
7. Machines are learning (movement 7)
8. The opening (movement 8 )
9. Don’t look back (movement 9)
10. Equinoxe infinty (movement 10)

Source: http://aerozonejmj.fr/equ...-novembre-2018/

jeanbatman - Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:27 pm

I did some mistypes, if you can edit the message Kanta...
1.The Watchers (movement 1)
2.Flying totems (movement 2)
3.Robots don’t cry (movement 3)
4.All that you leave behind (movement 4)
5.If the wind could speak (movement 5)
6.Infinity (movement 6)
7.Machines are learning (movement 7)
8.The opening (movement 8 )
9.Don’t look back (movement 9)
10.Equinoxe infinity (movement 10)

Robi - Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Ohlalaaa! :)

What is this...? Hmm, I hope so!

Kanta - Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:32 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
I did some mistypes, if you can edit the message Kanta...
1.The Watchers (movement 1)
2.Flying totems (movement 2)
3.Robots don’t cry (movement 3)
4.All that you leave behind (movement 4)
5.If the wind could speak (movement 5)
6.Infinity (movement 6)
7.Machines are learning (movement 7)
8.The opening (movement 8 )
9.Don’t look back (movement 9)
10.Equinoxe infinity (movement 10)

I have edited your post but did post the info above you and used your website as source. :)

Dr_Jones - Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:52 pm

Seeing that tracklist, it seems it might not have a big connection with Equinoxe. At least not in tracknames.
[edit] Apparently, the Watchers are a reference to the Equinoxe cover

Dr_Jones - Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:41 pm

Amazon is updated with cover, tracklisting and information


Disk: 1
1. THE WATCHERS (movement 1)
2. FLYING TOTEMS (movement 2)
3. ROBOTS DON'T CRY (movement 3)
4. ALL THAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND (movement 4)
5. IF THE WIND COULD SPEAK (movement 5)
6. INFINITY (movement 6)
7. MACHINES ARE LEARNING (movement 7)
8. THE OPENING (movement 8)
9. DON'T LOOK BACK (movement 9)
10. EQUINOXE INFINITY (movement 10)

German:
Mit EQUINOXE INFINITY erscheint zum 40sten Jubiläum des Originals ein brandneues EQUINOXE Album. 1978 komponierte und Produzierte Jean-Michel Jarre ein Album, welches die Musik unserer Zukunft widerspiegeln sollte und damit in die elektronische Musikgeschichte revolutionierte. Als tragendes Element ging es auf EQUINOXE um die Watchers (die Beobachter), die auf dem ursprünglichen Album Cover in unendlicher Zahl zu sehen waren. Wer sind diese Watchers? Beobachten sie uns? Sind sie Freund oder Feind? Diese Watchers waren [1978] in einer aufstrebenden Zeit von Technik und Neuerungen ein Symbol für Maschinen die uns beobachten, eine frühe Vision dessen, was uns die Zukunft bringen würde. Auf EQUINOXE INFINITY führt Jean-Michel Jarre diesen Gedanken fort. Gleich mit zwei Covern erscheint das neue Werk. Die eine Version verkörpert eine Zukunft, in der der Mensch in Einklang mit der Natur leb. Die andere Version zeigt die Zerstörung, die Maschinen und Menschen über den Planeten bringen könnten. Für den als Innovator und Pionier bekannten Jarre ist das Thema Artificial Intelligence und Man vs Machine das wichtigste und brisanteste Thema für die Menschheit der Zukunft. Für seine Gedanken wurde Jarre 2017 mit der Stehen Hawkins Medal of for Science ausgezeichnet. EQUINOXE INFINITY ist der Soundtrack für diese zweiseitige Zukunftsvision. Das Cover kann bei der Bestellung nicht ausgewählt werden. Die Auswahl erfolgt auf Künstlerwunsch nach dem Zufallsprinzip.

English:
With EQUINOXE INFINITY, a brand new EQUINOXE album is released for the 40th anniversary of the original. In 1978, Jean-Michel Jarre composed and produced an album that reflected the music of our future and thus revolutionized electronic music history. As a supporting element on EQUINOXE it was about the Watchers (the observers), who were seen on the original album cover in infinite numbers. Who are these watchers? Are you watching us? Are you a friend or an enemy? In [1978], in an emerging era of technology and innovation, these Watchers were a symbol of machines watching us, an early vision of what the future would bring us. At EQUINOXE INFINITY, Jean-Michel Jarre continues this idea. The new work will be released with two covers. One version embodies a future in which man lives in harmony with nature. The other version shows the destruction that machines and humans could bring across the planet. For the well-known as innovator and pioneer Jarre, the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Man vs Machine is the most important and explosive topic for the future of humanity. For his thoughts, Jarre was honored in 2017 with the Standing Hawkins Medal of Science. EQUINOX INFINITY is the soundtrack for this two-sided vision of the future. The cover can not be selected when ordering. The selection is made at the request of the artist randomly.

Finaero - Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:46 pm

Quite the Division Bell-like cover art there.

Interesting. ;)

[obligatory remark] Wish he was working on a PLD megaset, though [/obligatory remark]

jeanbatman - Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:05 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Amazon is updated with cover, tracklisting and information
(..)
(movement 8)

This smiley is the symbol of the struggle between men and machines... :pwned:

Dr_Jones - Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
This smiley is the symbol of the struggle between men and machines... :pwned:


That is absolutely true!

jeanbatman - Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:44 pm

Jarre doing the album Kraftwerk ought to do for 15 years now...
Herr Dunkel - Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:25 am

Re: Finaero's comment "Quite the Division Bell-like cover art there."

Quite true! Something majestic about the statues of the watchers, Easter Island-like, just like those of The Division Bell, especially the "stone" version used for the cover on cassette.

Too bad the Équinoxe Infinity image is mere CGI with 3 copies of the same statue. Photoshop / CGI are cool, but designers often go the lazy way with the the easy copy / paste. It's photo-realistic but ultimately looks fake. The Division Bell statues were real objects (albeit in fiber glass, not metal / stone) and photographed for real in a field. That makes the pictures better.

It should be interesting to see both variants of the cover. And listen to the new music, of course! :-)

Dr_Jones - Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:58 am

JMJ himself describes it as "Equinoxe on steroids", he said afterward the Hamburg presentation.
Velodynamic - Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:37 am

Please mr. Jarre don't screw it up this time... :P :mrgreen:
Oxynoxe - Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:35 am

'Equinoxe Infinity' is also listed at jpc.de :

CD: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/...8745248?lang=en

Vinyl-LP: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/...8745286?lang=en

Box-set: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/...8745242?lang=en

Jote - Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:45 am

Tracklist is available for the box-set at amazon.de.

As I predicted, disc 1 is Equinoxe 1978, disc 2 is Equinoxe 1978, disc 3 is Equinoxe Infinity, disc 4 is Equinoxe Infinity. Discs 2 and 4 are likely vinyl (I don't think they will be cassettes this time)

Dr_Jones - Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:11 pm

Apparantly there's going to be a jewelcase release:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07H657XG2

And a digipack release:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07H63Q3S7/

rinogurr - Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:45 pm


jeanbatman - Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:09 pm

Where did this pop from rinogurr ?
Dr_Jones - Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm

Ah, there's the "dark" cover.

jeanbatman wrote:
Where did this pop from rinogurr ?


You can see that image, if you click on the links I posted. They are just added.

rinogurr - Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:15 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Where did this pop from rinogurr ?


Amazon:
https://www.amazon.de/Equ...uinoxe+infinity

Dr_Jones - Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:37 pm

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
jeanbatman - Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm

None of the two covers are optimist for me. On the first one, the people are disabled. In the second they are being killed (I don't think of suicide at that point)...
Herr Dunkel - Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:21 pm

I thought the same. The first cover didn't make me think of "man living in harmony with nature" as the PR blurb mentioned, it made me think about nature *after* mankind. With remnants of "civilization" in the form of those statues (provided they were not made by extraterrestrials ;-)
Dr_Jones - Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:39 pm

humankind not being around anymore is the only good solution for nature :-D
rinogurr - Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:25 pm



Source: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/...8745242?lang=en

jeanbatman - Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:39 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
humankind not being around anymore is the only good solution for nature :-D

Tell your kids if you have any :wink:

Oxynoxe - Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:25 pm

Preview of 'THE WATCHERS (movement 1)' on Japanese iTunes:

https://iTunes.apple.com/jp/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472

Jote - Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:17 pm

And we have the track times:

1 THE WATCHERS (movement 1) 2:57
2 FLYING TOTEMS (movement 2) 3:53
3 ROBOTS DON'T CRY (movement 3) 5:44
4 ALL THAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND (movement 4) 4:00
5 IF THE WIND COULD SPEAK (movement 5) 1:32
6 INFINITY (movement 6) 4:13
7 MACHINES ARE LEARNING (movement 7) 2:07
8 THE OPENING (movement 8) 4:16
9 DON'T LOOK BACK (movement 9) 3:35
10 EQUINOXE INFINITY (movement 10) 7:32

synthmann - Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:31 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
Preview of 'THE WATCHERS (movement 1)' on Japanese iTunes:

https://iTunes.apple.com/jp/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472


sounds absolutely great!! Can't wait to hear the whole album!

1906 - Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:20 am

synthmann wrote:
Oxynoxe wrote:
Preview of 'THE WATCHERS (movement 1)' on Japanese iTunes:

https://iTunes.apple.com/jp/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472


sounds absolutely great!! Can't wait to hear the whole album!



Oxygene 3 was minimalistic.
This Equinoxe Infinity is going to be epic, bombastic stuff!


Jarre is back again!

RemarkableRadio - Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:28 am

The Watchers (movement 1) has been released as single on Spotify!
Velodynamic - Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:42 am

Oxynoxe wrote:
Preview of 'THE WATCHERS (movement 1)' on Japanese iTunes:

https://iTunes.apple.com/jp/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472


I can tell right away that this will not be as strong as the "first" Equinoxe. :P
It's simply too random.
Otherwise I think that the concept "smells" a lot like M. Oldfield's Return To Ommadawn.
Second album after THE big hit and so on and so forth.
I'm still looking forward to "Equinoxe Infinity". It has got great potential.

Finaero - Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:23 am

Velodynamic wrote:

Otherwise I think that the concept "smells" a lot like M. Oldfield's Return To Ommadawn.


Damn, didn't realize this until now! I guess it's just fitting (I'm quite sure people did bring up "Tubular Bells 2" when Oxygene 7-13 was announced).

That "The Watchers" is a pretty nice track, though... reminded me of Vangelis' China for some reason. ;)

Synner - Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:11 am

First movement is on Apple Music too.
gb - Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:44 am

Great track ! :wink:
netrom - Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:22 am

The words spoken at the beginning of the Buenos Aires concert "We have been observing you humans" and so on are obviously linked to this album. Perhaps movement 8 "The Opening" is Coachella revisited.

Anyway: Movement 1 is a dreamy, moody, shipwrecked kind of piece. Looking forward to more.

Dr_Jones - Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:10 am

Sounds pretty Vangelis-ish too.
Great track. Really looking forward to it.

Oxynoxe - Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:40 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Sounds pretty Vangelis-ish too.

Yes, after I saw the 'Equinoxe Infinity'-Tracklist for the first time it reminded me instantly on Vangelis' Mask-Album (1985) with the Tracknames 'Movement 1 - 6'. And after hearing JMJs 'The Watchers' for the first time it reminded me instantly on Vangelis' 1492-Album too ....

Btw: 'THE WATCHERS (movement 1)' is also available as single Download on e.g.:

https://www.Qobuz.com/gb-...e/aswud9d2rs5bc

https://www.Amazon.co.uk/dp/B07H3ZCT4J/

https://iTunes.apple.com/fr/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472

Kanta - Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:58 pm



14/09/2018
Via Mynewsdesk

Jean-Michel Jarre Releases Best Of - "PLANET JARRE" and surprise with the new album "EQUINOXE INFINITY" coming November

Source: http://www.mynewsdesk.com...ovember-2692485

Dr_Jones - Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:28 pm

[edit] nvm
Kanta - Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:23 pm



14/09/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Equinoxe Infinity - 16.11.18.
Pre Order https://jean-michel-jarre.lnk.to/Equinoxe_all

Source and video: https://www.facebook.com/...31446354385940/



VINYL
• 180g heavyweight Vinyl.
Will be available with two different Covers

BOX SET
• Equinoxe & Equinoxe Infinity on CDs as Vinyl Replica CDs
• Equinoxe & Equinoxe Infinity on 180g heavyweight Vinyl
• Scratchcard to download both albums
• 4x Posters of the artworks in superzize

DIGIPACK
• The album will be available with two different Covers

DIGITAL & DOWNLOAD

Official website updated: https://jeanmicheljarre.com/equinoxe-infinity

rinogurr - Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:12 pm



Dr_Jones - Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:42 pm

This is the artist that made the covers
https://www.instagram.com/hoodass/?hl=nl

Jote - Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:05 pm

This time pre-order links lead to jpc.de. I preordered on amazon.de, I just hope it doesn't cancel my order at 11th hour just like it happened to several people ordering Planet Jarre from amazon.co.uk (back then the "official" pre-orders were handled by amazon.de). Maybe only the "official" provider (amazon.de for Planet Jarre, jpc.de for Eq Infinity) is guaranteed to ship them?
Velodynamic - Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:36 pm

Amazon.de usually works the best for me. On the down side I don't know how many months I'll have to wait for the shipping process, but that's a minor issue.
Better late then nothing at all. 😊


Finaero - Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:26 pm

I do prefer the black fanciest edition's cover to the 3D renders (even if the "Division Bell"ish one is nice too IMO)... yet that probably won't be the clincher for me to get the 4-disc edition. ;)
Josue143803 - Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:42 pm

I really don't like the "Equinoxe Hell" artwork :?
VinylScratch - Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Not a fan of the second artwork, either. :(
To me this looks like what the end of Oxygene Part 20 sounds like.
Can we please stop the dystopianism and get some optimism back, please...

Velodynamic - Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:48 pm

VinylScratch wrote:

Can we please stop the dystopianism and get some optimism back, please...

Heh...many people probably said the same when they first saw the meaty earth/skull Oxygene artwork in the 70's too. :fine:
But I agree with pretty much the rest about the orange EI cover.
It looks like a movie poster for a sci-fi/action/horror movie. Quite some Blade Runner/Mad-Max vibes there.
But I like the "Easter Island heads" more. More bluish tint in the sky as to stay true to the original Equinoxe cover where you have much of the blue color. I also like the mythical feeling in the picture.

kubrick - Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:01 pm

I like the second cover. The first one is like a old graveyard and the second is modern and like Pokémon and fortnite. With the flames and all.
Dr_Jones - Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:42 pm

I just love dystopians :-)
Velodynamic - Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:34 pm

kubrick wrote:
I like the second cover. The first one is like a old graveyard and the second is modern and like Pokémon and fortnite. With the flames and all.

Yep...there we have it. Two categories of people; graveyard diggers or cremation junkies. :wink:

shadow - Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:22 pm

I was on my first holiday in four years and out of nowhere this is dropped. I freaking love it, I can't wait!
Velodynamic - Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:12 pm

shadow wrote:
I was on my first holiday in four years and out of nowhere this is dropped. I freaking love it, I can't wait!

Well we have waited in 10 to 30 years for this to happen haven't we? :punch:

Dr_Jones - Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:23 am

My local recordstore sells the box for 50 euros. That's 30 euros cheaper than JPC does
shadow - Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:03 pm

It stings that I have to pay immediatly, I can't afford it this week, I'm getting payed next week. Guess time will show if I'll end up paying more...
Oxynoxe - Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:40 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
My local recordstore sells the box for 50 euros. That's 30 euros cheaper than JPC does

On https://www.Grooves.land/...085/language/en the Box is currently € 40.72 including shipping.

Edit 25-Sep-2018: It's now € 38.18 on Grooves.land.

Finaero - Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:33 pm

Aw man, around here it's still going for 80-100 €

https://www.levykauppax.f...nfinity/#602932
https://cdon.fi/musiikki/jarre-jean-michel/equinoxe-infinity-limited-deluxe-box-set-edition-2lp-2cd-45453765

Haven't checked Amazon.de or the like yet

Velodynamic - Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:11 pm

Finaero wrote:
Haven't checked Amazon.de or the like yet

€63.99 + €6 eventual shipping fee

shadow - Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:32 pm

I just ordered the boxset (the black cover) through bol.com for €38,99
dzoolook - Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:53 am

Is this Movement 2?

http://www.mediafire.com/...WA0002.mp3/file

Jarrelis? Jarre? What do you think?

toman - Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:21 am

dzoolook wrote:
Is this Movement 2?

http://www.mediafire.com/...WA0002.mp3/file

Jarrelis? Jarre? What do you think?


The download is not available. Could you upload it on an other server ?

toman - Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:34 am

I found that link but I'm not sure that's really JMJ ... :?
https://www.pesnityt.net/download_song-306260.html

Jote - Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:45 am

Well, it's seems to be connected to Movement 1 by sound effects.
Glco8284 - Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:50 am

Jote wrote:
Well, it's seems to be connected to Movement 1 by sound effects.


https://fm2.pesnityt.ru/song306260.mp3

netrom - Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:52 am

It's a nice track, but damn is that lead "fanfare" Vangelish.
lacobo - Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:53 am

Wouldn't be surprised if this MP3 is the real thing. Again with some Vangelis-like sounds. It's almost if they worked together on this album...
A second listeling brings Palawan to mind.

B.

Jote - Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:06 am

I imagine Amazon's price will fall down. I've already used their "Would you like to tell us about a lower price?" link and quoted bol.com
Dr_Jones - Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:13 am

That sounds an awful lot like Industrial Revolutions 2.
Jote - Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:22 pm

Funnily enough one of the leaked versions of the "Flying Totems" mp3 file has both artworks ("nature" and "machine") embedded. They are both labeled as "front cover" (0x03 according to ID3V2 spec) so some players (for instance: foobar2000) will display only the first one, and some players (for instance: Winamp) display them randomly.
Phil - Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:49 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
That sounds an awful lot like Industrial Revolutions 2.

There are also similarities with Kebu's "To Jupiter and Back". (for me)

toman - Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:16 pm

Phil wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
That sounds an awful lot like Industrial Revolutions 2.

There are also similarities with Kebu's "To Jupiter and Back". (for me)


Yes you are in the right : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOJ6-IgMd1M

It's a fake. We have to wait november 16 ;-)

rinogurr - Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:11 pm

toman wrote:
It's a fake. We have to wait november 16 ;-)


I think not. Confirmed by Shazam


Jote - Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:33 pm

Do people not understand emoticons anymore?
Fabien D. - Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:27 pm

Can’t find the track and all links seems dead, does anyone saved the file somewhere? Very curious about that ;)
Jote - Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:35 pm

Fabien D. wrote:
Can’t find the track and all links seems dead

pesnityt.net link posted by toman still works

Fabien D. - Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:49 pm

Jote wrote:
Fabien D. wrote:
Can’t find the track and all links seems dead

pesnityt.net link posted by toman still works


I tried it in many ways, the mini player is not working for me and when I try to download it I've got a Forbidden page...

Fabien D. - Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:59 pm

Jote wrote:
Fabien D. wrote:
Can’t find the track and all links seems dead

pesnityt.net link posted by toman still works


Got it, it's because of the fruity thing at the back of my computer, with the flaggy stuff, it works !

The duration is exactly the one promised for the album, it sounds like Jarre very much... it matchs with movement 1... Shazam says it's movement 2... sounds legit...

Thanks Jote ;)

Robi - Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:29 pm

I like Flying Totems too, for me it's nice!
Kanta - Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:06 am



27/09/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

When I started to work on my new album EQUINOXE INFINITY I was thinking a lot about how Artificial Intelligence has and will change our lives. We have to accept that soon AI will be able to create original music, original books, original movies and it is going to change entirely our relationship with what creative process is all about.

https://www.ted.com/talks...ck_to_your_life

Source: https://en-gb.facebook.com/jeanmicheljarre/posts/10156701986659096?__xts__[0]=68.ARAeAfS3zGZcEi3-T44MAL8vWYTsHPk0agZfSq4JRxU1F4R45wGAANzY7HUOz7e_cwm_re2CfIWvbcrs4VDH15kBwikauU-YtD2zx09PyL8tBF7egrI51GzYZ5ucs-h2CEYmMuAphSB_ggBv3KV7kdJo3lYGs1kFViP_1ccumb-XZgDXXav2ojQ&__tn__=-R

Jarreshair - Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:05 pm

If anyone finds a working link to Flying Totems, please post it.
Every link I try is either broken or blocked.

Jote - Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:22 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
If anyone finds a working link to Flying Totems, please post it.
Every link I try is either broken or blocked.


"Pesnityt" link posted by toman still works here

Domestos - Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:13 am

This album's gonna be great. Love the two tracks we've got so far :D
Jarreshair - Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:57 am

Just listened to it, thanks to Toman.

Very nice., But not very Equinoxe I think.
As other have said a bit Vangelis. A bit Ind Rev Part 2.
Also it reminds me of the Terminator theme a little.

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:16 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Just listened to it, thanks to Toman.

Very nice., But not very Equinoxe I think.
As other have said a bit Vangelis. A bit Ind Rev Part 2.
Also it reminds me of the Terminator theme a little.

..and a lot Kebu. :idea: (-> "To Jupiter and Back")

gb - Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:55 pm

Yes, nice track ! :wink:
toman - Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:09 pm

Phil wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Just listened to it, thanks to Toman.

Very nice., But not very Equinoxe I think.
As other have said a bit Vangelis. A bit Ind Rev Part 2.
Also it reminds me of the Terminator theme a little.

..and a lot Kebu. :idea: (-> "To Jupiter and Back")


Yes ! Too much ... :roll:

Jote - Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:10 pm

Phil wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Just listened to it, thanks to Toman.

Very nice., But not very Equinoxe I think.
As other have said a bit Vangelis. A bit Ind Rev Part 2.
Also it reminds me of the Terminator theme a little.

..and a lot Kebu. :idea: (-> "To Jupiter and Back")


There's no resemblence except "both tracks have arpeggiated synth bass"

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:21 pm

Jote wrote:
Phil wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Just listened to it, thanks to Toman.

Very nice., But not very Equinoxe I think.
As other have said a bit Vangelis. A bit Ind Rev Part 2.
Also it reminds me of the Terminator theme a little.

..and a lot Kebu. :idea: (-> "To Jupiter and Back")


There's no resemblence except "both tracks have arpeggiated synth bass"

No resemblance? I do not know if you are serious. The main melody is the same, some of the arrangements too. :?

Jote - Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:41 pm

Please point me to the exact time indexes in both tracks where the "main melody" is "the same". And those other arrangements that are "the same" as well.

The chord progressions are different too, by the way.

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:02 pm

Jote wrote:
Please point me to the exact time indexes in both tracks where the "main melody" is "the same". And those other arrangements that are "the same" as well.

The chord progressions are different too, by the way.

I see it as a tribute to Kebu... I'm not saying that JMJ made a "cover". But when I listen to this song, the theme of "To Jupiter and Back" is obvious. It's like seeing a cow in a hallway.

You should posted this link "To Jupiter and Back" in the facebook thread "leak of 'Flying Totems'" : https://www.facebook.com/groups/jmjfriends/
(Sorry, I can not do it myself I never wanted to create an account on facebook)

You will see how many people think there is no resemblance. ;-)

Jarreshair - Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:10 pm

Kebu is obviously influenced by Jarre, so some of his music inc Jupiter and Back is very Jarre-like, so it a surprise that the new Jarre track sounds a little like Kebu?

It does sound similar but I can hear lot of other sounds as well. At about 2min 17 secs in the lead synth sounds a little John Carpenter-ish to me.

Jote - Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:31 pm

Phil wrote:
I see it as a tribute to Kebu... I'm not saying that JMJ made a "cover". But when I listen to this song, the theme of "To Jupiter and Back" is obvious. It's like seeing a cow in a hallway.


Maybe it's somehow obvious to *you*. I don't know how other people perceive music. Bringing up "a cow in hallway" does not prove anything. There's tons of tracks that sound "similar", because, well, that's "electronic music" and arp synth bass with delay and plucks with delay are its pretty standard elements.

Quote:
You should posted this link [...] in the facebook thread "leak of 'Flying Totems'" [...] You will see how many people think there is no resemblance. ;-)


Lol? No, I shouldn't. This is not a "referendum". Whether the "main melody is the same" (as you claim) is not up to the "general public" to decide. Just like you wouldn't ask the general public what the correct answer to "2 + 2 * 2 + 2 * 0 = ?" is, because usually ~90% of them are wrong (even though it's very basic math). It can be however easily proven by e.g. writing down the notes and chords of both.

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:43 pm

I feel like I'm reading a 5-year-old kid, pretentious and arrogant.

On this board and after listening "To Jupiter and Back", Toman said that "Flying Totems" is a fake, Jarrehair said "It does sound similar"..

I do not want to prove anything, everyone has their opinion. But if no one listens to "To Jupiter and Back", no one will see any resemblance to it. (0+0 = la tête à toto)

Finaero - Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:12 pm

All this reminds me of Soft Cell's recent "Northern Lights" compared to PSB's "One Hit Wonder".
Jote - Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:24 pm

Phil wrote:
I feel like I'm reading a 5-year-old kid, pretentious and arrogant.


...and there we go with an ad personam.

Quote:
I do not want to prove anything, everyone has their opinion.


You said "The main melody is the same". That might be an opinion, but the FACT (as in actual notes) is that it is NOT the same. One might as well have an "opinion" that "owls don't exist", even though facts say otherwise.

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:57 pm

I am not a musician. I listen to this music with my ears and hear a great similarity on melodies. And I believe that if I hear it, everyone can hear it.

I am not trying to prove that what I am saying is technically, note by note, the truth. Because i know it's not. (If a big yellow car is not a small blue car, so technically it's not the same car, but everyone can see that these are 2 cars.)

If you are a minimum objective you should see that I am not the only one to say that there is similarity on a fundamental part of the piece. (like a "tribute" to Kebu, who often paid tribute to JMJ)

kubrick - Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:40 pm

Sounds like Kebu track and also like Pokémon.
plate of chips - Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:46 pm

Jarreshair wrote:

Also it reminds me of the Terminator theme a little.


Terminator theme inspired from Nights In Shanghai JmJarre 1982 Concerts in China 7min+ version.
3min27 Cello Nights in Shanghai slowed down a little : its the Terminator motif.

Heavy metallic percussion Terminator theme similar 4min13 Nights in Shanghai heavy percussion.

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:22 pm

toman wrote:
Phil wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Just listened to it, thanks to Toman.

Very nice., But not very Equinoxe I think.
As other have said a bit Vangelis. A bit Ind Rev Part 2.
Also it reminds me of the Terminator theme a little.

..and a lot Kebu. :idea: (-> "To Jupiter and Back")


Yes ! Too much ... :roll:

Too much ? For me the result is as good as 'The Watchers" (nice movie music, but with a little too many references to the past and others musicans). But here i think there is "a tribute".. And it was well earned (i saw that on his facebook page) : Kebu had an episode of heart arrhythmia in August, he seems to be recovering. ;-)

GeeJee - Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:07 pm

Jote is a musician and so am I.

There is very little resemblance between the mentioned Kebu track and JMJ's "Flying Totems".

You just said you are not a musician, so don't pretend you are and claim to be able to tell that the chord progressions and melodies are similar. They are not.

JMJ using a brass sound w/ long attack on the vcf and vca does not make the music sound like Vangelis. A real brass instrument has a relatively long attack on both sound and volume contour.

Btw. Kebu did not have a heart attack but had an episode of heart arrhythmia. Also two very different things.

Case closed, I guess? :robertdugenou:

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:27 pm

I claim nothing more than to hear two melodies that (*for me*) are very similar. And I asked what other people thought. And many seem to be agree with me. What is the problem ? I do not know the technical terms to say that I think I hear the same "melodies" (especially in English), so I say it like that. Sorry.

What do you both claim? That there is nothing to hear? These similarities fell from the sky?

I think not... So, are we in disagreement ? :?

GeeJee wrote:
Btw. Kebu did not have a heart attack but had an episode of heart arrhythmia. Also two very different things.

Yes I did not take the time to translate well. (I often had arrhythmia and have never been in this state.)

GeeJee - Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:42 pm

Phil wrote:
I feel like I'm reading a 5-year-old kid, pretentious and arrogant.


This mentality quite proves that you do claim to know it better than a musician.

A similarity or resemblance is not a matter of opinion or disagreement, it's a factual, objective thing. There is very little resemblance (only at the start, but like Jote pointed out, arpeggiated bass w/ delay is very common in electronic music).

The main melody is not the same. It's not even similar. Play it along on a keyboard (or app) and you will notice. Just accept it if someone who knows what he talks about tells you you are wrong.

The problem is that you are stubborn :mrgreen: Don't take it personally, I don't know you, so it can't be personal.

Also, I have counted a huge amount of people who disagree with you. (three)

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:56 pm

I don't know who is musician on this forum. But no matter, the similarities (if you accept this term) are present and are not only at the beginning. Yes I am stubborn ;-) , it is the reputation of the people of Brittany (in France).

You are 3, and I am not alone either. :P (And I think both sides agree that it has at least a "bit" of "To Jupiter and Back" in "Flying Totems".)

I often frequent scientific and technical blogs to not appreciate Jote's reflections. Technically you're right, but I did not put myself on the technical side and if you understood it like that, I'm sorry.

GeeJee - Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:25 pm

So what you are saying is that you are feeling an emotional connection between the two tracks.

That's totally allright, man. But it's subjective, right?

No need to call someone who thought you meant it objectively a "5-year old arrogant kid."

Now make amends and it will be the start of world peace, myes? :peacemaan:

(Offtopic: do you speak Brezhoneg? I love that language and want to learn it one day!)

Phil - Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:40 pm

I don't know if you are 100% objective, but yes of course, you can consider what I wrote as 100% subjective. :fine:

(I can't imagine JMJ to be inspired without personalizing)
GeeJee wrote:
(Offtopic: do you speak Brezhoneg? I love that language and want to learn it one day!)

Alas no, especially that in this part of Brittany it was rather the Gallo. :)

Velodynamic - Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:58 pm

I don't even know how you guys are able to listen to this "Flying Totem" track. Is it on iTunes or what? :? :P
Oxynoxe - Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:10 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
Is it on iTunes or what?

It's here: http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=203444#203444 .

Velodynamic - Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:35 pm

Ok so I downloaded from the link earlier in this thread onto my Sammy S9. :)

People refering to Vangelis are probably strucked by the sounds alone.
I've heard Kebu's TJAB probably hundred of times or so and I can probably (with the best of will) make out some similarity in the rythmics of Flying Totems but that's pretty much where it all ends.
I'm with GeeJee (and Jote) that on a composing level we are at a completely different boll park here.
And if this by some reason isn't made by JMJ himself I'll have to eat my old hat. :robertdugenou:

Velodynamic - Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:43 am

kubrick wrote:
Sounds like Kebu track and also like Pokémon.

Wtf is this "Pokémon" stuff you keep bringing up?
Can you show a link or something to support your suggestion?
I'm curious. :)

Phil - Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:21 am

Velodynamic wrote:
People refering to Vangelis are probably strucked by the sounds alone.
I've heard Kebu's TJAB probably hundred of times or so and I can probably (with the best of will) make out some similarity in the rythmics of Flying Totems but that's pretty much where it all ends.
I'm with GeeJee (and Jote) that on a composing level we are at a completely different boll park here.
And if this by some reason isn't made by JMJ himself I'll have to eat my old hat. :robertdugenou:

I may surprise some but i'm with them too. What I'm trying to say since yesterday, is that for a non musician like me, a part of the "composition-variation" between 00:12 <-> 02:00 + 02:32 <-> 03:12 (if i exagerate !) seems to take its source in TJAB. (in TJAB there is only that for me)

So a musician can say it's simply "arpeggiated synth bass" (so TJAB is just "arpeggiated synth bass" , i'm ok with that), but some (like me) can see it differently, when this "arpeggiated synth bass" is in the track for minutes for me it's not nothing, it's a very important part, if you remove it (in TJAB and in Flying totems) what remains ? For me it would change everything.

I don't know if it's clearer said like that (sorry for my English). :|

Now, I stop there. :wink: :mrgreen:

Jarreshair - Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:37 pm

Let's face it Electronic music is everywhere now. In TV shows, in movies.
Is it any surprise that the untrained ear one piece of music sounds similar to another?

I sometimes think that Blake Neely, who does a lot of music for TV Shows often has Jarre-like sounds, but I'd be surprised if there weren't any TV/Movie composers who aren't a little influenced by at least Oxygene.

Analog-Umph - Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:04 pm

toman wrote:
I found that link but I'm not sure that's really JMJ ... :?
https://www.pesnityt.net/download_song-306260.html

It occured to me when listening to all of his recent music that it really hasn't been "tape-ified" as his 70's music was.

It's too "live", i.e. as if it's coming from the synths live to my speakers. So the sound itself is too raw and uncompressed. It really needs a better mixing and mastering. Otherwise the ear fatigues quickly. Combine that with the fact that the melodies and harmonies are ultra forgettable and non-mature, it helps one completely forget that anything of worth is being done here.

toman - Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:59 pm

Just a thought I have now : Could you think than Flying Totems is the real track of the album, but could be done not by Kebu , a fan and ... not by JMJ himself ! But by ... an AI than compose it after listen JMJ music ?
And after JMJ and Aerozone sent the track on the web and watch ( like " Equinoxe peoples " ) our different comments on the forums and social networks ?
:mrgreen: :pwned: :nod:

Oxynoxe - Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:10 pm

toman wrote:
But by ... an AI than compose it after listen JMJ music ?

Rather Music by Vangelis .... and JMJ just said to the AI: "Hey, Siri: compose a new Album." :wink:

Jote - Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:25 pm

toman wrote:
an AI than compose it after listen JMJ music ?


Nope.

shadow - Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 pm

So I ordered the Deluxe Edition on bol.com initially for €38,99, that was raised a few days later with €5 and it jumped to €99 today or yesterday. That's one hell of a difference :nod:
1906 - Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:08 pm

shadow wrote:
So I ordered the Deluxe Edition on bol.com initially for €38,99, that was raised a few days later with €5 and it jumped to €99 today or yesterday. That's one hell of a difference :nod:


We ordered just in time :-)

Jote - Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:20 pm

In time for what? You won't be paying that €38.99 price, pre-orders hardly ever (if ever at all) work that way.
shadow - Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:55 pm

It sure is here.
Jote - Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:23 pm

In the meantime, the "deluxe box" is "currently unavailable" at amazon.de. I wonder what that means with regards to my pre-order given that there were instance of people having their PJ pre-orders canceled on amazon.co.uk.
1906 - Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:32 pm

Jote wrote:
In time for what? You won't be paying that €38.99 price, pre-orders hardly ever (if ever at all) work that way.


I already paid and got a shipping confirmation as well.

Some time ago I bought a Korg LittleBits synt kit there for ...50, 60 euro's.... At the moment is three times that price on the same site.

Velodynamic - Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:29 am

Jote wrote:
In the meantime, the "deluxe box" is "currently unavailable" at amazon.de. I wonder what that means with regards to my pre-order given that there were instance of people having their PJ pre-orders canceled on amazon.co.uk.

Probably the same story as with the Electronica Deluxe Box Set = nothing. :(

Jote - Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:11 am

Velodynamic wrote:
Jote wrote:
In the meantime, the "deluxe box" is "currently unavailable" at amazon.de. I wonder what that means with regards to my pre-order given that there were instance of people having their PJ pre-orders canceled on amazon.co.uk.

Probably the same story as with the Electronica Deluxe Box Set = nothing. :(


In what sense "nothing"?

Vozdelosvientos - Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:39 pm

Flying Totems is now availlable in amazon.co.jp

https://www.amazon.co.jp/...=dm_ws_tlw_trk2

I suppose the rest of the amazons will put it online in a few hours...


The video was uploaded to youtube yesterday but it's still unavaillable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd4DHJAddVg

Finaero - Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:03 pm

Well, just ordered the 2LP+2CD edition from cdon. 93 euros, dang!

So far I'm actually leaning on the positive side and got this feeling that I won't regret buying it... unlike that Oxygene Trilogy box. Hrr.

Oxynoxe - Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:10 pm

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
Flying Totems is now availlable in amazon.co.jp

iTunes Japan too: https://iTunes.apple.com/jp/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472

Since 5-Oct-2018 it's also available in the European Download-Stores:

https://www.Qobuz.com/gb-...e/aswud9d2rs5bc

https://www.Amazon.co.uk/dp/B07H3VHXV2/

https://iTunes.apple.com/fr/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472

shadow - Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:07 pm

Finaero wrote:
So far I'm actually leaning on the positive side and got this feeling that I won't regret buying it... unlike that Oxygene Trilogy box. Hrr.


Unless they seriously mess up the remastering of the original, I can't see this go that wrong honestly.

Finaero - Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:28 am

I think we know what the (re)mastering quality will be like, thanks to the person responsible for it. :P

Here's hoping that the best track from the album, whatever it may be, will see a "Beatport contest"-like release of all its instrument/effect tracks as separate WAV files.

Finaero - Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:14 am

Flying Totems is on Spotify now.

(Luckily no "Arturia Moog Modular V" sounding instrument in this track ;P)

shadow - Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:10 pm

Finaero wrote:
I think we know what the (re)mastering quality will be like, thanks to the person responsible for it. :P


I can't believe that Jarre still uses the guy when there's nothing but vocal dislike for the guys work.

Jote - Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:39 pm

shadow wrote:
Finaero wrote:
I think we know what the (re)mastering quality will be like, thanks to the person responsible for it. :P


I can't believe that Jarre still uses the guy when there's nothing but vocal dislike for the guys work.


1. How many people are complaining? You might find that the proverbial 99% is satisified with how the albums sound on their phones or crappy "sound systems" at home.
2. The mastering is up to "today's standards", bad as they are

Finaero - Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:49 pm

shadow wrote:
Finaero wrote:
I think we know what the (re)mastering quality will be like, thanks to the person responsible for it. :P


I can't believe that Jarre still uses the guy when there's nothing but vocal dislike for the guys work.


I doubt JMJ has much choice over the matter

Jote - Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:58 pm

https://www.facebook.com/...pe=3&permPage=1

"Today I released a brand new track of EQUINOXE INFINITY called “Flying Totems”

“Flying Totems” are linked in some way with what we call crop circles, these mysterious signs that were found in South America and in some other parts on Earth or under water, these very, very big drawings in fields or deep in the ocean that you can only see from above. Clearly, nobody has ever really been able to find out whether all of these signs were actually made by human beings. The Watchers may have come from outer space and they may be linked to these signs.
The Watchers from the first cover are almost looking like the statues from Easter Island. They look like totems that people could actually adore. But they might have also come from outer space. So, at one point in their existence, they might have been “flying totems”."


Jote - Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:44 pm

https://www.amazon.de/Jea...noxe%20infinity

12 high-resolution images of the boxset contents


Finaero - Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:56 pm

Thanks! I'm glad that they're using the cover art with the black background for the box itself, it's really sleek IMO.

Still... it's Sony so they can find a way to screw it up before release. : |

Jote - Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:03 pm

I wonder what the other 2 posters are. I assumed one would be the boxset cover and the other one would be the 1978 album cover. Doesn't seem like it though from the pictures.
Jote - Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:11 pm

Finaero wrote:
I think we know what the (re)mastering quality will be like, thanks to the person responsible for it. :P




"David Perreau for his precious ears" :>

Finaero - Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:18 pm

D:

So... many... interpretations...!

Kanta - Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:35 pm













Velodynamic - Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:28 am

Wow. Just...WoW. Can't wait! :D

Interesting he didn't continued with Equinoxe "part 9" this time.
Perhaps he learned something from the Oxygene Trilogy confusion?

Jote - Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:14 am

As of today, in addition to amazon.de the boxset can NO LONGER be purchased from jpc.de either.

Also, I don't think it was mentioned before - the vinyl edition comes with one 50x50 poster.

Finaero - Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:39 am

Yeah, that's odd. Still available at Finnish stores...

... then again, this album was announced in mid-September with a mid-November release date, much like the Oxygene Trilogy boxset was released somewhat shortly (perhaps even after 2-3 months as well?) after first being announced. Uh oh.

shadow - Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:13 am

That's a good looking boxset!
Kanta - Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:35 am



06/10/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

To approve the sound of the vinyl for EQUINOXE INFINITY I received a few test pressings to listen to. I usually keep those in my archive, but signed one for you to win when pre-saving the album on Spotify and Apple Music. Follow the link in my bio. Good luck 🍀

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bolh-qAhXwc/

Jote - Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:36 pm

Boxset sold out at jpc.de, all European amazons (except .uk) and JMJ's official web store https://jean-michel-jarre-eu.myshopify.com/products/equinoxe-infinity-box-set

Since it's not obvious to everyone: the box-set is limited to 4000 copies worldwide, much like Planet Jarre. So I would advise to hurry :)

shadow - Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:55 pm

I really want the Planet Jarrett boxset, but I just can't justify over €100 for a compilation album...
Jote - Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:15 pm

shadow wrote:
I really want the Planet Jarrett boxset, but I just can't justify over €100 for a compilation album...


bol.com has it listed for €73 though. Unless you mean the vinyls?

maczag - Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:09 pm

Any idea why it is impossible to preorder the album from north america ? I tried to order the boxset from several sites and it's always impossible to ship it to Canada. Even Spotify doesn't list the singles. It's weird as there was no problem with Planet Jarre and the Oxygene Boxset... :cry:
shadow - Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:03 pm

Jote wrote:
shadow wrote:
I really want the Planet Jarrett boxset, but I just can't justify over €100 for a compilation album...


bol.com has it listed for €73 though. Unless you mean the vinyls?


The vinyl box yeah, the normal one I already own.

Oxynoxe - Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:20 am

shadow wrote:
I really want the Planet Jarrett boxset, but I just can't justify over €100 for a compilation album...

'Planet Jarre' Vinyl-Box is € 83.99 on https://www.Amazon.de/dp/B07DVGS96C/ + shipping costs: https://www.Amazon.de/gp/...odeId=201910850 . At https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/...8622626?lang=en it's € 86.99 + shipping costs: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/...to.html?lang=en . Maybe there'll be a special Deal in approx. 12 months.

The 'Equinoxe Infinity'-Box is still available: https://cdon.eu/music/jarre-jean-michel/equinoxe-infinity-limited-deluxe-box-set-edition-2lp-2cd-45453765 or https://www.bengans.com/c...=&artnr=3329193 or https://www.buecher.de/sh...od_id/53881262/ or https://www.Thalia.de/sho...D139392455.html or https://www.Saturn.de/de/...cd-2477989.html .

shadow - Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:39 pm

I can't order through Amazon unfortunately because I don't have a credit card.
Jote - Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:42 pm

shadow wrote:
I can't order through Amazon unfortunately because I don't have a credit card.


Yeah, card payment is surprisingly not widespread in NL. I was pretty surprised I couldn't use my card to complete my ticket purchase over at ns.nl (had to use SNCB/b-europe instead - and they don't sell that HS supplement... but I digress)

Check if your bank offers a "virtual" credit card. They give you a card number and then you preload it with money. I've had one since forever, before I got a real one.

Jote - Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:31 am

With regards to Flying Totems and it's similarity to Revolution Industrielle, part 2

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

Flying Totems is in the left channel, transposed -5 semitones. The main melody is note-for-note "99%" the same as the low brass lead in IR2 in the right channel.

Dr_Jones - Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:55 pm

Jote wrote:
With regards to Flying Totems and it's similarity to Revolution Industrielle, part 2

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

Flying Totems is in the left channel, transposed -5 semitones. The main melody is note-for-note "99%" the same as the low brass lead in IR2 in the right channel.


this is great :-D

Velodynamic - Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:19 am

A good sign that Jean Michel is reinventing his own music. ;)
Kanta - Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:29 am



11/10/2018
Via THE CRYSTAL METHOD

I had the privilege to hang with JMJ @jeanmicheljarre today and was so encouraged by his humanity, humbled by his generosity and inspired once again by his art. His new album Equinox Infinity is exquisite. #meetingyourheros.

Source: https://twitter.com/crystalmethod/status/1050554386416619521



11/10/2018
Via Alexandra Greenberg

My electronic music loving heart is so full right now. Thank you @jeanmicheljarre @crystalmethod for letting me be a part of your careers and @SBaltin for bringing them together for @Forbes Story coming soon! TCB

Source: https://twitter.com/AlexaGberg/status/1050496296191123456

Velodynamic - Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:04 pm

Kanta wrote:
Image

11/10/2018
Via THE CRYSTAL METHOD

I had the privilege to hang with JMJ @jeanmicheljarre today and was so encouraged by his humanity, humbled by his generosity and inspired once again by his art. His new album Equinox Infinity is exquisite. #meetingyourheros.

Source: https://twitter.com/crystalmethod/status/1050554386416619521

Yeah that's pretty darn cool too! 8)

Jote - Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:22 pm

"Robots don't cry" gets its track story... without an actual track or even a preview. Odd.

https://www.facebook.com/...156736387324096


Jote - Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:03 pm

https://www.facebook.com/...156738204429096

High-res pictures of the boxset (higher resolution than the last batch)

Velodynamic - Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:40 pm

Jote wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/jeanmicheljarre/posts/10156738204429096

High-res pictures of the boxset (higher resolution than the last batch)


It looks like the original Equinoxe (part 1-8) is from the 2014 remaster.

shadow - Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:17 pm

No worries, at least I still have the original (vinyl) CD :nod:
kubrick - Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:05 am

Feels and sounds like Hell. I like it . God is dead.
Jote - Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:09 pm

So... the covers will be visible after all?




Vozdelosvientos - Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:32 pm

According to amazon.fr, Jarre plays an instrument not quite usual in the album... (not quite usual for him)

https://www.amazon.fr/Equ...ef=pd_ecc_rvi_2

The recorder!!! (Flûte à bec)

Jote - Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:43 pm

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
According to amazon.fr, Jarre plays an instrument not quite usual in the album... (not quite usual for him)

https://www.amazon.fr/Equ...ef=pd_ecc_rvi_2

The recorder!!! (Flûte à bec)


Lol.

(It's an obvious translation mistake)

Vozdelosvientos - Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:57 pm

Jote wrote:
Vozdelosvientos wrote:
According to amazon.fr, Jarre plays an instrument not quite usual in the album... (not quite usual for him)

https://www.amazon.fr/Equ...ef=pd_ecc_rvi_2

The recorder!!! (Flûte à bec)


Lol.

(It's an obvious translation mistake)


Not so sure... maybe there's some kind of childish track in the tradition of "Band in the Rain" or "The Last Rhumba"...

Jote - Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:05 pm

Vozdelosvientos wrote:

Not so sure... maybe there's some kind of childish track in the tradition of "Band in the Rain" or "The Last Rhumba"...


And why would they list one particular instrument among what clearly appears to be roles ("performer, composer, other contribution")? Clearly it was supposed to be "recorder" as in "recording engineer".

Kanta - Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:57 am



19/10/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

All that you leave behind (Movement 4)

We all know that any human being often thinks about what she or he is going to leave behind, when they are gone. Depending on the listener this can have a different meaning. What's left of us? Children, objects, inventions, mistakes, dreams, chaos, ideas...? Also will we leave behind us a clean green and blue planet like on Equinoxe Infinity cover 1 or a polluted hell created by us, like this smokeman in a suit on Equinoxe Infinity cover 2? What are we going to leave behind for the future from the 21st century? Ideas and acts have resonance from one generation to the other. The central creatures in this project, the Watchers, are perhaps just observing which future we are building.

You can now pre-save Equinoxe Infinity and win a signed copy of the Vinyl Test Pressing via this link:
https://jean-michel-jarre.lnk.to/PreSave_Equinoxe_Infinity

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

Jarreshair - Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:09 pm

Come on Mr.Jarre, give us some previews!
Jote - Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:51 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Come on Mr.Jarre, give us some previews!


High time, isn't it? It's 4 weeks until the release, Amazon et al should already have the 30-second previews of each track - if previous releases (not just JMJ) are of any indication. PJ got its previews on July 20th (2 months before release), Oxygene 3 on Oct 26th (6 weeks before release). Did somebody drop the flashdrive with the mp3 files into a toilet or what?

kubrick - Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:29 pm

Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.
Jote - Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:31 pm

kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.


Yes, please.

Velodynamic - Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:54 am

kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.

Well do it descretely. I do not wish any more samples until I'll have the "real thing" in my hands. :nod:

VinylScratch - Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:56 am

After listening to the first two movements I really like what I hear so far (aside from the "deafwater" mastering, obviously... :wink: )

As for the artwork and the surrounding ideas behind the album ... not a fan at all.
It would have been more fitting to have it presented as a straight continuation like he did with Oxygene 7-13, without a pretentious concept - just let the music speak for itself.

Assuming the rest of the music lives up to its promise, though, I'll just put the LP in a neutral white sleeve and call it "Equinoxe 9-18" :P

Jote - Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:34 am

VinylScratch wrote:
As for the artwork and the surrounding ideas behind the album ... not a fan at all [...] a pretentious concept


Yup. It all seems like an afterthought to me.

With the original Equinoxe everything was abstract
- the title
- the cover
- track titles

With this one he's trying very hard to create some kind of mythology and explain everything. Well, almost. Because while he's attributing a meaning to the "watcher" figurine and tell a story with those grotesque titles. But... what does the word "EQUINOXE" have to do with all that?

I'm not a fan of those titles at all. I much more prefer the numbers, as they leave much more to the imagination (the music speaks for itself). I can't imagine what would be my perception of, say, the original Oxygene had it had some odd titles instead of the roman numerals.

Oxynoxe - Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:50 am

JMJ about linking 'THE WATCHERS (movement 1)' with 'Equinoxe, Pt.1' - https://www.arte.tv/fr/vi...ation-musicale/ - (excerpt from arte 'Metropolis', 21-Oct-2018, 4:55pm).
plate of chips - Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:15 am

Jote wrote:


With this one he's trying very hard to create some kind of mythology and explain everything. Well, almost. Because while he's attributing a meaning to the "watcher" figurine and tell a story with those grotesque titles.


You are over reaching here.
You are writing detogatory things on a forum you would probably never say to JmJ in person.

Jote - Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:33 pm

Oh right, THOU SHALT NOT CRITICISE, I forgot.
Jarreshair - Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:55 pm

JMJ's thoughts are about each track are just waffle to me, but it's his music, and I'm not keen on the track names either, but as long as I like the music he can call them what he wants.
moogyfoogy - Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:04 pm

kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.


can we hear it then?

toman - Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:30 pm

kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.


Yes please , I sent you a request on mp. ;-)

Velodynamic - Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:54 pm

Here JMJ has put a lot of time and effort to name his titles and carefully describe all of the thought process behind it and all he gets is ungratefulness?? :shock:

Well all that really matters at the end of the day is how it will sound like and that the melodies are good so still looking forward to this project. :fine:

Kanta - Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:50 am

As a reminder, please post only official links here. Members can contact other members privately if they wish. No spoilers unofficially unless from official sources, for example: official YouTube channel of Sony or JMJ, Apple Music, Spotify etc. Any unofficial links will be deleted without any warning. Thank you in advance.
moogyfoogy - Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:26 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.

Well do it descretely. I do not wish any more samples until I'll have the "real thing" in my hands. :nod:


don't know is this genuine. haven't seen any communication despite some pm's

similar feedback from other forum members

Jote - Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:54 pm

Fun fact: Franck Bonneau, the guy who did the "watcher" crop-circle (a seen in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUpheGCPt-I ) is credited in the "Special thanks to" section on Equinoxe Infinity.
moogyfoogy - Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:29 pm

can anyone say they have heard the album in its entirety at this stage?
Oxynoxe - Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:50 pm

moogyfoogy wrote:
can anyone say they have heard the album in its entirety at this stage?

Apart from people of Sony Music -- maybe Editors (Magazines, Radio) to finish their Reviews in time with the release date.

Jote - Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:27 pm

moogyfoogy wrote:
don't know is this genuine. haven't seen any communication despite some pm's


Don't get your hopes up.

jeanbatman - Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:13 pm

Jote wrote:
Fun fact: Franck Bonneau, the guy who did the "watcher" crop-circle (a seen in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUpheGCPt-I ) is credited in the "Special thanks to" section on Equinoxe Infinity.

I wonder how he's involved in the project...

Jote - Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:59 am

jeanbatman wrote:
Jote wrote:
Fun fact: Franck Bonneau, the guy who did the "watcher" crop-circle (a seen in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUpheGCPt-I ) is credited in the "Special thanks to" section on Equinoxe Infinity.

I wonder how he's involved in the project...


My guess is that the watcher crop-circle is on the inside of the cover and on one of the posters


jeanbatman - Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:24 pm

Jote wrote:
jeanbatman wrote:
Jote wrote:
Fun fact: Franck Bonneau, the guy who did the "watcher" crop-circle (a seen in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUpheGCPt-I ) is credited in the "Special thanks to" section on Equinoxe Infinity.

I wonder how he's involved in the project...


My guess is that the watcher crop-circle is on the inside of the cover and on one of the posters

Image

Nice find! I'll contact Franck on Facebook see if that's accurate...

Robi - Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:38 pm

How cool would he tour Americas and Australia!

And of course, Hungary! :) :D

Jote - Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:47 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Nice find! I'll contact Franck on Facebook see if that's accurate...


I already did that (obviously ;) He doesn't seem to know. I also posted this to JMJ profile on FB (doubt we'll get any reply though).

Vozdelosvientos - Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:59 pm

Jote wrote:
jeanbatman wrote:
Jote wrote:
Fun fact: Franck Bonneau, the guy who did the "watcher" crop-circle (a seen in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUpheGCPt-I ) is credited in the "Special thanks to" section on Equinoxe Infinity.

I wonder how he's involved in the project...


My guess is that the watcher crop-circle is on the inside of the cover and on one of the posters

Image


Seems you're right... if we take a look to the poster in the right side of the picture, it doesn't fit with the cover of the album but it is similar to some of the images from Bonneau's work.



Jote - Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:52 pm

By the way, the 1978 album in the boxset is the 2014 "remaster".
Dr_Jones - Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:44 pm

Same with the Oxygene box, that had the 2014 Oxygene remaster.
lacobo - Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:26 am

So, kubrick, you didn't post anything yesterday, probably for the good, it's not good for a fan-forum to post 'illegal stuf'.

But I'm curious: At least give us your review of the entire album. What is your favorite track, which track sounds the most 'Equinoxy' etc.

Jote - Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:07 pm

lacobo wrote:
So, kubrick, you didn't post anything yesterday


Because - spoiler alert - he does not have it.

Quote:
But I'm curious: At least give us your review of the entire album. What is your favorite track, which track sounds the most 'Equinoxy' etc.


Moot point

shadow - Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:13 pm

Man you're always so down, geez cheer up a little...
kubrick - Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:42 am

Jote wrote:
lacobo wrote:
So, kubrick, you didn't post anything yesterday


Because - spoiler alert - he does not have it.

Quote:
But I'm curious: At least give us your review of the entire album. What is your favorite track, which track sounds the most 'Equinoxy' etc.


Moot point


Hahaha... the complete album is online since monday. :punch:

dzoolook - Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:42 am

kubrick wrote:
Jote wrote:
lacobo wrote:
So, kubrick, you didn't post anything yesterday


Because - spoiler alert - he does not have it.

Quote:
But I'm curious: At least give us your review of the entire album. What is your favorite track, which track sounds the most 'Equinoxy' etc.


Moot point


Hahaha... the complete album is online since monday. :punch:


But wheere? :roll: :oops: :( :(

Dr_Jones - Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:17 am

Don't fall for it, people. The guy has a history of trolling.
lacobo - Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:52 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Don't fall for it, people. The guy has a history of trolling.


And you think I was serious? :D

Kanta - Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:25 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Don't fall for it, people. The guy has a history of trolling.

Very good advice.

Kanta - Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:52 pm



24/10/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre​

Join the Jarre's family and be a part of the fan-made Equinoxe Infinity poster (release around december 10th 2018).
Share your picture(s) on the social networks using these hashtags: #wearewatchingyou #equinoxeinfinity.
Send your picture(s) before november 30th 2018 to this email: equinoxe@jeanmicheljarre.com

Video: https://www.facebook.com/...11187336481948/

Jote - Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:42 pm

shadow wrote:
Man you're always so down, geez cheer up a little...


As in "ignore that you are being trolled and let him post a fake review"?

moogyfoogy - Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:16 pm

kubrick wrote:
Jote wrote:
lacobo wrote:
So, kubrick, you didn't post anything yesterday


Because - spoiler alert - he does not have it.

Quote:
But I'm curious: At least give us your review of the entire album. What is your favorite track, which track sounds the most 'Equinoxy' etc.


Moot point


Hahaha... the complete album is online since monday. :punch:


well kubrick, we are waiting for your bullshit review

Dr_Jones - Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:56 pm

lacobo wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Don't fall for it, people. The guy has a history of trolling.


And you think I was serious? :D


My sarcasm detector was broken... :-/

Jote - Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:26 am

lacobo wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Don't fall for it, people. The guy has a history of trolling.


And you think I was serious? :D


TBH nothing in your post remotely indicates that you weren't serious.

Jote - Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:31 pm

Track description for Movement 5 (If the wind could speak)

https://www.facebook.com/...pe=3&permPage=1


Jarreshair - Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:02 pm

If the Wind Could Speak...
It would say...please JMJ give me a preview. :P

PsychNerD - Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:46 pm

kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.


Go ahead, I challenge you... Send me a link we'll hear and see if you still stand up for it.

jeanbatman - Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:12 am

Can't wait to buy my copy... :mrgreen:
Velodynamic - Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:52 am

Jarreshair wrote:
If the Wind Could Speak...

Who'll be the first to make a cover called "Breaking Wind"? :oops: :wink: :mrgreen:

kubrick - Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:50 am

PsychNerD wrote:
kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.


Go ahead, I challenge you... Send me a link we'll hear and see if you still stand up for it.



The Full album is still online.

I don't care your challenge. You can grab it.... I can post the link here on this unofficial fanclub forum. But the unofficial fanclub don't want that. Very old fashion here.... :roll:

Velodynamic - Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:36 am

The "ignore" button really works... :nod:
Jote - Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:19 am

Track description for "Machines are learning" (movement 7). Not very elaborate. Very weak compared to the previous ones.

Also for some reason movement 6 was skipped...

https://www.facebook.com/...pe=3&permPage=1


plate of chips - Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:06 pm

PsychNerD wrote:

Go ahead


Dear Stephane I'm intrigued to hear sound design you did on Electronica Tour.
There was a brief YouTube : You and JmJ with Access Virus; You with Roland in your studio
I would appreciated in depth one hour or more you in your studio going through your sound design Electronica tour, your own stuff, future stuff.
Regards.

Kanta - Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:20 pm

29/10/2018
Via Le Soir

Win 2 tickets for the exclusive pre-listening of Jean-Michel Jarre's new album, Equinoxe infinity (which will be released on November 16th), on Wednesday November 7th in Brussels, in the presence of the artist.

Source: https://www.lesoir.be/187242/article/2018-10-29

Dr_Jones - Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:19 pm

PsychNerD wrote:
kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.


Go ahead, I challenge you... Send me a link we'll hear and see if you still stand up for it.


The callout... things are getting interesting now.

dzoolook - Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:30 pm

Album is not online.

I already searched all over the place. :)

dzoolook - Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:37 pm

Talking about EQUINOXE, it would be really nice to enjoy a showcase (maybe like Marigny) with more live music than previous Tour, playing Infinity and old Equinoxe too.
PsychNerD - Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:15 am

plate of chips wrote:

Dear Stephane I'm intrigued to hear sound design you did on Electronica Tour.
There was a brief YouTube : You and JmJ with Access Virus; You with Roland in your studio
I would appreciated in depth one hour or more you in your studio going through your sound design Electronica tour, your own stuff, future stuff.
Regards.

Interesting idea actually. Maybe I could work something out, something like a more detailed rig or studio tour... Keeping good note of your suggestion.
Not going to hijack the thread, moving back to Equinoxe Infinity. :)

PsychNerD - Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:27 am

kubrick wrote:

The Full album is still online.

I don't care your challenge. You can grab it.... I can post the link here on this unofficial fanclub forum. But the unofficial fanclub don't want that. Very old fashion here.... :roll:


Very clean fashion I'd say.

I don't need to grab it somewhere online... really...

I was curious and only gave you an opportunity to prove you are not trolling... but meh... I'll take that as an answer.

Enjoy your release!

L8r. :P

Vozdelosvientos - Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:40 pm

I'm listening a """supossed""" leak of the Movement 6 and I think that, if this is real, is the worst thing Jarre has composed in his entire life... :cry:
Dr_Jones - Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:33 pm

Shazam says it is.
JeromeTV - Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:34 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Shazam says it is.


I hope Shazam is wrong
:shock:

dzoolook - Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:42 pm

On Spotify, Jarre said in "Track by track" about Coachela Opening that maybe, he can use it in a future studio album... So... track named Opening in Equinoxe Infinity can be Coachela Opening?
Jote - Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:50 pm

JeromeTV wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Shazam says it is.


I hope Shazam is wrong
:shock:


I think we might find out on Friday. Since this leaked, it will be probably released on digital platforms very soon. And that might also be the reason why track description for Movement 6 was temporarily skipped.

Robi - Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:04 pm

interesting....
Oxynoxe - Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:25 pm

Movement 6 sounds like a leftover from Téo & Téa .... :?
Jote - Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:06 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
Movement 6 sounds like a leftover from Téo & Téa .... :?


Nah. I realize that "T&T" essentially means "very bad" in JMJ fandom, but T&T is a different style altogether. This sounds like it would fit Electronica. "If..!" would be the closest match IMO.

Dr_Jones - Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:35 pm

It's a bit Calypso meets Equinoxe.
toman - Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:51 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
Movement 6 sounds like a leftover from Téo & Téa .... :?


I think we have to listen the full album Equinoxe Infinity to appreciate it. And I think you understand when you listen the end of Infinity , it's probally a continous of an other track like Equinoxe 5 to 6. :wink:

Robi - Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:16 pm

toman wrote:
Oxynoxe wrote:
Movement 6 sounds like a leftover from Téo & Téa .... :?


I think we have to listen the full album Equinoxe Infinity to appreciate it. And I think you understand when you listen the end of Infinity , it's probally a continous of an other track like Equinoxe 5 to 6. :wink:


Good thought.
I guess also it's a kind of a transition track.

lacobo - Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:39 am

Listening to it brings a smile on my face. At leat not all tracks of this album are dark and slightly depressive :D
It's not a 'high level' Jarre track, but I can get used to it.

Glco8284 - Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:47 am

https://www.sounds-venlo....ty_9860161.html
John - Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:04 am

kubrick wrote:
Good news fans. I received today via via a promo CD of the full album. I will leak it, if you wish.


Yes please do so and while you're at it ask your alter ego Flux if he is already finished scanning those notebooks. We have been waiting for 9 years now :mrgreen:

flux wrote:
...I have photo-copys of the technical notebooks from Oxygene, Equinoxe and Les chants magnetiques from that time (thanks to MG) handwritten and drawings(settings) by Jarre and Geiss. That is why i can provide this details.

Oxygene 60 pages (A5 format)
Equinoxe 190 pages (A4)
Les chants magnetiques 40 pages (A4)

If somebody want these notes? PM me.
...


flux wrote:
...
Just hold on. about 300 pages scanning and converting to PDF takes time.

Jote - Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:11 am

lacobo wrote:
Listening to it brings a smile on my face.


Mine too. Just a different kind of a smile :>

Quote:
At leat not all tracks of this album are dark and slightly depressive :D
It's not a 'high level' Jarre track, but I can get used to it.


If you need "getting used to it" more or less means you probably wouldn't even bat an eyelid if it didn't have the name "Jarre" slapped onto it.

Glco8284 wrote:
https://www.sounds-venlo.nl/jarre-jean-michel/equinoxe-infinity_9860161.html


Anything particular on that product page?

Jarreshair - Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:08 pm

Can someone please put up a link of Movement 6.

If Infinity is mirroring the first album then it will be a transition piece. I won't complain if 4, 5 and 7 are as good as the original album :D but I think that is wishful thinking.

Oxynoxe - Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:55 pm

Preview for 'Robots Don't Cry (Movement 3)' via iTunes New Zealand: https://iTunes.apple.com/nz/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472 (30 seconds).

A 90s-Preview is available directly within iTunes (New Zealand, Australia and Japan Store).

Also now available at https://www.Amazon.co.jp/dp/B07H3XTLG8/ in Japan.

Jote - Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:42 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
Preview for 'Robots Don't Cry (Movement 3)' via iTunes New Zealand: https://iTunes.apple.com/nz/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472 (30 seconds).

A 90s-Preview is available directly within iTunes (New Zealand Store).


Is the 90s preview much different compared to the 30s one? Because the short one sounds pretty meh. And I don't expect the rest of the track to be much different, as per the track description "I recorded this track only once, I did everything - the melody and the rhythm-track - in one go", so that doesn't give a ton of possibilities.

Oxynoxe - Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:00 pm

I'm not convinced yet by 'Equinoxe Infinity' - 2 copies of Vangelis (Track1+2), 1 average Track (3) and 1 Easy Listening (Track 6) .... :?
Jote - Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:05 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
Jote wrote:
Is the 90s preview much different compared to the 30s one?

Not really: https://we.tl/t-gsjPuVS721 .


Thanks! Well, at least near the end of this clip something different is starting to happen. We'll see soon enough once the midnight comes in our respective time zones ;)

Jote - Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:19 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
I'm not convinced yet by 'Equinoxe Infinity' - 2 copies of Vangelis (Track1+2), 1 average Track (3) and 1 Easy Listening (Track 6) .... :?


You call that "EASY listening"? It's actually very hard to listen to. It's "painful listening" ;>

Oxynoxe - Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:00 pm

Jote wrote:

You call that "EASY listening"?

Easy Listening - Music which can be heard beside and doesn't need the attention of the listener (such as Background Music or Elevator Music).

lacobo - Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:07 pm

Quote:
If you need "getting used to it" more or less means you probably wouldn't even bat an eyelid if it didn't have the name "Jarre" slapped onto it.


Nope, 60% of the Jarre tracks are not very pleasing to my ears the first time I listen to them. But after listening a few times things start to sound better and better (apart from a small number of tracks). This hardly happens with other artist for me.

Finaero - Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:16 pm

I've got to admit, even Together Now sounds quite pleasing to my ears (well, mainly the 1998 live album version). :oops:

(Also, I'm going to imagine that Movement 6 from this album has the percussion beat from PSB's Always On My Mind while otherwise sounding like this)

;)

Robi - Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:28 pm

Finaero wrote:
I've got to admit, even Together Now sounds quite pleasing to my ears (well, mainly the 1998 live album version). :oops:

(Also, I'm going to imagine that Movement 6 from this album has the percussion beat from PSB's Always On My Mind while otherwise sounding like this)

;)


It is still undeserving to compare the track to the linked awfulness...

Jote - Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:03 pm

Thanks to some mild hacking I managed to pull the full version of Robots Don't Cry from Spotify. The latter half (from 3:14 more or less) is not bad, but the beginning has a very unsettling bass that plays two notes (minor third apart) creating a very unsettling effect (it sounds amateurish)


Oxynoxe - Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:10 am

ROBOTS DON'T CRY (movement 3) is now also available in full lenght in Central Europe on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.
Kanta - Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:23 am



02/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre - ROBOTS DON'T CRY (movement 3)

Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre performing ROBOTS DON'T CRY (movement 3). (C) 2018 Jean-Michel Jarre under exclusive licence to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Video: https://youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3O08OA4IgKSU8Fr6IhC1pCoPaoUNCvpR6DyBs2GJikqkbcWv9EYwIgIsc&v=WTnP6MpVXnM&feature=youtu.be

plate of chips - Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:04 am

Jote wrote:
(it sounds amateurish)


No.

plate of chips - Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:39 am

Kanta wrote:
Image

02/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre - ROBOTS DON'T CRY (movement 3)

Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre performing ROBOTS DON'T CRY (movement 3). (C) 2018 Jean-Michel Jarre under exclusive licence to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

Video: https://youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3O08OA4IgKSU8Fr6IhC1pCoPaoUNCvpR6DyBs2GJikqkbcWv9EYwIgIsc&v=WTnP6MpVXnM&feature=youtu.be


This Robot Cried.

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:36 pm

I really not sure about this one.

It maybe a grower but atm to me it sounds like a Oxygene and Chronology track played together.

I loved Electronica (esp the first album) but found Oxygene 3 mainly bland, and after enjoying the first two movements of this album things seem to be going downhill.

The album really needs a catchy crowd pleaser like Equinoxe 5, RV 4, Chrono 4 or Oxy 8, but sadly I don't think we are going to get one. I wonder if JMJ is still capable of writing such a track.

Jote - Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:35 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
The album really needs a catchy crowd pleaser like Equinoxe 5, RV 4, Chrono 4 or Oxy 8, but sadly I don't think we are going to get one. I wonder if JMJ is still capable of writing such a track.


"Infinity (movement 6)" will be the "catchy crowd pleaser". You and I are just not in this particular crowd.

Finaero - Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:49 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
found Oxygene 3 mainly bland


Oxygene 3 is a bit like "Sessions 2016" to me... and interestingly, like Sessions 2000, it was more or less made only because the record company wanted/needed something.

Similarly, Movement 3 seems to be more of a "Sessions 2018" type track.

(That said, I do prefer O3 and Movement 3 to anything from Sessions 2000 ;) )

Robi - Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:00 pm

Very nice track!
:fine: :)

kubrick - Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:58 pm

Movement 6 is best track of the whole album.
John - Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:25 pm

kubrick wrote:
Movement 6 is best track of the whole album.


Sure bud

toman - Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:30 pm

kubrick wrote:
Movement 6 is best track of the whole album.


I still wait your answer of my private message. :lol:

Jote - Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:53 pm

kubrick wrote:
Movement 6 is best track of the whole album.


Troll harder.

toman - Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:12 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
I really not sure about this one.

It maybe a grower but atm to me it sounds like a Oxygene and Chronology track played together.

I loved Electronica (esp the first album) but found Oxygene 3 mainly bland, and after enjoying the first two movements of this album things seem to be going downhill.

The album really needs a catchy crowd pleaser like Equinoxe 5, RV 4, Chrono 4 or Oxy 8, but sadly I don't think we are going to get one. I wonder if JMJ is still capable of writing such a track.


Oxygene 3 bland ??? :shock: It's one of his best albums !!! And yes for sure JMJ is still capable of writing such a track : Oxygene 17 and 19 , Heart of noise part 2 for example ... :wink:

SebAudio - Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:19 am

plate of chips wrote:
Jote wrote:
(it sounds amateurish)


No.


Yes :D
That track is what a Jarre and musician amateur would compose 1h later after having access to minipops samples. And the track reminds me more of oxygène than équinoxe.
Too bad the 1st 2 tracks are great.

Oxynoxe - Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:30 am

toman wrote:
Oxygene 3 bland ???

A bit, yes. Oxygene 19 is of course out of question, Oxygene 17 too. Oxygene 20 on the other hand makes depressive and the rest of the Album is so-so.

And the 4 yet known tracks of 'Equinoxe Infinity' are interesting, but nothing special ....

plate of chips - Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:32 am

SebAudio wrote:
plate of chips wrote:
Jote wrote:
(it sounds amateurish)


No.


Yes :D
That track is what a Jarre and musician amateur would compose 1h later after having access to minipops samples.


Wrong.

Oxynoxe - Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:55 am

SebAudio wrote:
Too bad the 1st 2 tracks are great.

Because they're from Vangelis .... :wink:

Track 3 sounds indeed more like Oxygène than Équinoxe. Regarding the Intro of Track 3 it's maybe better to wait for the Continous Mix and how the Transition from Track 2 fits in.

plate of chips - Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:23 am

Oxynoxe wrote:
but nothing special ....


Think of a "Special" electronic album concept : now share it on this forum.
Almost guarantee someone's done it already : either on album, film, tv, youtube.

Jote - Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:06 am

Oxynoxe wrote:
Regarding the Intro of Track 3 it's maybe better to wait for the Continous Mix and how the Transition from Track 2 fits in.


In all probability there's no extra transition. If you play Flying Totems and Robots Don't Cry back to back you can hear that the rising white noise effect at the very end of FT is continued at the very beginning of RDC.

Josue143803 - Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:38 am

I actually love Movement 6, It's very cheesy and happy, I just can't get myself to hate it. :pwned:
(although I understand why people may not like it)
However, my favorite track (so far) is Movement 2. :D

Kanta - Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:59 am

02/11/2018
Via Broadway World

Jean-Michel Jarre Releases ROBOTS DON'T CRY Today

After half a century at the forefront of the worldwide electronic music scene, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has integrated many of his unique sounds in EQUINOXE INFINITY, his new studio album due out November 16 on Astralwerks. He has mixed them with new electronic dialogue formats and rhythmic patterns to create a poetic vision of the future. Today (November 2),the 'Godfather of Electronic Music' has made available the first track for U.S. shores with "Robots Don't Cry."

The song sounds like monumental electronic ecstasy, where new ways of sound editing meet the pulse of the past. The Mellotron - one of the oldest electromechanical instruments - gives it an air of futuristic nostalgia.

Says JARRE, "I love oxymorons, made of two opposing words, two opposite feelings. This track is a mirror of that. I use the Mellotron a lot in this piece, such a great instrument, a mechanical device but with a human quality VR eating sounds like some audio remains of the past. I recorded this track only once, I did everything - the melody and the rhythm-track - in one go. I love the idea that technology can provide emotion, even though technology is not linked to the notion that it can actually provide emotion. Robots or Artificial Intelligence are just machines without any contradicting emotions so far. They might not be able to work as efficiently should they have emotions. But who knows, one day maybe, Robots will experience nostalgia."

EQUINOXE INFINITY is the long-awaited sequel to JARRE's landmark fourth album, ÉQUINOXE. The first ÉQUINOXE notably arrived forty years prior to the date on November 16, 1978 and since remained essential listening for electronic music aficionados. The idea behind this brand-new album is very much driven by humanity using new technologies such as artificial intelligence and what will become of human mankind by doing so.

Look for EQUINOXE INFINITYto be made available with two different covers designed by Filip Hodas inspired by the original EQUINOXE album. Says JARRE, "For my new album project EQUINOXE INFINITY I started for the first time with the album cover not the music. I still think that Michael Granger who did the original EQUINOXE cover created one of the best album covers of all time. For the original it was all about the Watchers.. These strange creatures watching us? Watching Space? Watching machines? Watching a natural phenomenon ? We don't really know...they are not scary, but odd and mysterious. So I took the original Watchmen of the EQUINOXE cover to continue the story."

"I recently discovered the work of Filip Hodas, a super talented young artist, and asked him to create two different artworks in line with my vision for EQUINOXE INFINITY," he adds. "One cover shows mankind in peace with nature and technology and the other depicts a picture of fear and distortion with machines taking over the world. With the artwork for OXYGENE I wanted to draw attention to the poisoned state of planet earth. With these two artworks for EQUINOXE INFINITY I want to bring attention to the two scenarios we are facing today with our love for and our dependence on innovation and technology. The music of EQUINOXE INFINITY is the soundtrack to those two different worlds."

Each will be released on the Digipack CD, Standard CD and Vinyls while the Ultimate Project Boxset holds both the original EQUINOXE album and new EQUINOXE INFINITY on Replica Vinyl CDs, 180g heavyweight Vinyl, Scratchcard for download and posters with all new stunning images of the project.

A 2017 Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication honoree, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE is also a two-time Grammy nominee, with more than eighty million albums sold throughout his career, a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off groundbreaking events at historical landmarks across the world. He's one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today.

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has been one of the pioneering forces throughout the electronic music scene over the last five decades, having originally made his name in the 1970s for his critically acclaimed album OXYGENE. OXYGENE was unmistakably a catalyst that set electronic music well on its way to becoming the behemoth that it is today, with JEAN-MICHEL's music and follow through albums (Equinoxe, Magnetic Fields, Rendez-Vous, Chronology...) breaking down boundaries of composing and production paving the path for what has become today the most popular genre of music of all time. With over 80 million albums sold worldwide to date, musicians and contemporary DJs often refer to JARRE's influence and innovation, not only for his music but also for his singular vision and creation of outdoor concerts experience. JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's legendary concerts have attracted Guinness Record-breaking audiences, with his live shows, often, if not always, taking place in some of the most extraordinary settings worldwide. He was the first western musician ever to be invited to perform in post-Mao China, and has also played the likes of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, The Sahara Desert and The Eiffel Tower, in addition to perhaps his most famous performance ever, where he played to a record 3.5 million people in Moscow. All in all, JARRE has held Guinness World Records for the largest live audiences over the continents not withstanding his memorable one-off city-scale concert in Houston in 1986 for NASA's 25th Anniversary and in a moving commemoration of the Challenger Mission to which over 1.3 million people gathered to share this groundbreaking show at the foot of Houston's skyline.

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE is synonymous with the legendary as he continues to break new ground with each piece of music and live performance.

Source: https://www.broadwayworld...-Today-20181102

plate of chips - Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:57 am

Oxynoxe wrote:
toman wrote:
Oxygene 3 bland ???

A bit, yes. Oxygene 19 is of course out of question, Oxygene 17 too. Oxygene 20 on the other hand makes depressive and the rest of the Album is so-so.



Oxygene 16 : makes me feel I can achieve anything. Uplifting, Inspirational.
Oxygene 15 : tribute to Edgar Froese saying " there is just a change in our cosmic address."
Improvised bass line I smiled when I heard it as JmJ fan covers couldn't replicate it. Chronologie 2 easier to replicate in comparison.
Oxygene 14 : ruminates on years of our life.
Oxygene 18 : cerebral, ephemeral.

Oxygene 20 : epic like Rings of Saturn. Arvo Part, Gorecki could be considered depressing.
Oxygene 17 : drum track distracting otherwise driving round the world traveller .
Oxygene 19 : deep heavy rock n rolla.

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:16 pm

Stay off the drugs Plate :wink:


I still can't find a link to Movement 6 (may that's a good thing?)
All I can see is a link to a Youtube video, but it's banned in the UK due to copyright.
If someone can put me in the right (possibly wrong) direction, I would be grateful.

Jote - Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:29 pm

plate of chips wrote:
Chronologie 2 easier to replicate in comparison.


Done ages ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI9eenr6Kh4

Finaero - Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:52 pm

Jote wrote:
plate of chips wrote:
Chronologie 2 easier to replicate in comparison.


Done ages ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI9eenr6Kh4


Still a good one. 8)

Man, still waiting for a Roland Cloud VST version of JD-800/JD-990 for the organ lead.

Oxynoxe - Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:00 pm


Sticker by Sony Music Entertainment

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:26 pm

Thanks, but that link didn't work for me. Says: Forbidden.
Finaero - Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:36 pm

I'm still waiting for an official release of the track.

(Before that, I'll assume it's a JMJ version of Guru Josh - Infinity)

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:48 pm

I will wait also.

Hoping it's Magnetic Fields 2 cheesy.
At worst Calypso cheesy.
If Teo & Teo level :cry:


But it can't be as bad as Exit can it?

Big time - Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:15 pm

Infinity Movement 6

DON'T tell me this is Jean-Michel Jarre!??.... A track from the so-called """Equinoxe sequel"""....?? :roll:


And I just noticed that I've been kicked out of the FB group "Jean Michel Jarre and Fans" Hahaha wtf!? Because I don't want to trick myself into liking his new stuff?? :D And this was BEFORE I heard this Movement 6! Oh boy :D :D Who's the boss at that site?

Josue143803 - Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:24 pm

=edited= :(
Oxynoxe - Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:30 pm


Sticker by Sony Music Entertainment

Big time - Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:31 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
Dear Big time, please edit your post and delete the quote of my post in it.

As I wrote there, please do not quote this link. Thanks for your understanding.


Just did :) I missed that part (Don't know why), sorry :)

shadow - Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:15 pm

I stillk haven't given a single track a shot, really curious now since the reception so far doesn't seem very... Good :nod:
Jarreshair wrote:
If Teo & Teo level :cry:

I wouldn't mind this, this album has some wonderful tracks. Even if most just is just blegh.

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:30 pm

OK, I've listened to Movement 6. I was expecting something as bad a bowl Movement but it's not quite that bad. IT DOES NOT belong on an Equinoxe Sequel album though.
I don't quite understand what JMJ is doing. Movement 1 is classic Jarre (although a little Vangelis). It has a touch of class about it. Movement 6 anyone can knock up.
I thought he had learned his lesson with T&T but obviously not.

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:57 pm

Not sure if posted elsewhere but Prog Magazine has given EI a positive review (even Movement 6)

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1058034696154685441

http://www.jarre-live.fr/...g-magazine.html

Robi - Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:00 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
OK, I've listened to Movement 6. I was expecting something as bad a bowl Movement but it's not quite that bad. IT DOES NOT belong on an Equinoxe Sequel album though.
I don't quite understand what JMJ is doing. Movement 1 is classic Jarre (although a little Vangelis). It has a touch of class about it. Movement 6 anyone can knock up.
I thought he had learned his lesson with T&T but obviously not.


Comparing T&T to new Equinoxe or this particular track on any level.....well... :roll:
I do like the Mellotron sound in it honestly.

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:08 pm

I have this bugbear when an artist releases a sequel to successful albums then puts on tracks that never would have got on the original (Oldfield has done this).
I don't think the track is the worst thing JMJ has done (I'm looking at you Exit), but M6 is not an Equinoxe track.

I don't blame him for doing something different but is this really the same guy who give us Oxygene 2 and Ethnicolor?

Glco8284 - Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:37 pm

i like this song its 50/50 jarre

only its a bad thing that there are leaks or jarre own posted tracks.

i hope some tracks will remain silent till 16 novhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=105vjHfRugvTgrSusgFOJlBSr2O4j3pdi

lacobo - Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:01 pm

Sorry for the "Movement 6 haters", but the more I play this song, the more I like it. The start, details like the "howling wolves" at 2:34 and 3:31, the wink to Magnetic Fields at the end (3:54). Etc. Ok, I wasn't expecting this on an Equinoxe sequel as well, but now it's there...

The diversity in songs makes Jarre such a unique artist. And very hard to mimic: An artist like StarInc can play Vangelis songs very close to the original, but Jarres work... nope.

Big time - Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:27 pm

lacobo wrote:
Ok, I wasn't expecting this on an Equinoxe sequel as well, but now it's there...


..but now it's there... I better force myself to like it. Even though I would change the channel if I heard this on the radio, and didn't know it was Jarre. Gotta keep playing it! I HAVE to like it in the end!!

Sorry, couldn't resist :smoke:

Jote - Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:31 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Not sure if posted elsewhere but Prog Magazine has given EI a positive review (even Movement 6)

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1058034696154685441

http://www.jarre-live.fr/...g-magazine.html


The reviewer seems a bit clueless though.

"Infinity and The Opening are classic Jarre given a techno makeover"

Infinity is definitely not "techno". It's a pop song build with the infamous 4-chord progression ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I )

"Robots Don't Cry seeks to revisit Oxygène part IV's insistent bass sequence"

If anything, it's closer Oxygene II. The bass pattern, the choice of sounds and sound effects.

kubrick - Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:45 pm

Movement 3 is Pokémon.
Jote - Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:54 pm

Video description says "Machines are learning, 1952" but this is actually a very short excerpt from "All that you leave behind (movement 4)".

https://www.facebook.com/...84197135408399/

jeanbatman - Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Jote wrote:
(...) Infinity is definitely not "techno". It's a pop song build with the infamous 4-chord progression ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I )(...)

Like a couple of other Jarre tunes, yes, indeed.

Jote - Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:27 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Jote wrote:
(...) Infinity is definitely not "techno". It's a pop song build with the infamous 4-chord progression ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I )(...)

Like a couple of other Jarre tunes, yes, indeed.


Which ones?, as I honestly don't recall any.

Nevertheless my statement is still valid - it's not "techno", it's a "mediocre pop song".

An in other news, turns out that "Opening (Movement 8)" is actually "Coachella Opening". Track time is different (4:16 vs 3:58 on Planet Jarre), so there's some hope that it's a different version but then again those can be just opening/ending sound effects. One may help but wonder what was the point of releasing in Planet Jarre (we could have gotten Web Spinner instead!).

kubrick - Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:41 pm

Movement 8 is heavy metal
Jote - Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:52 pm

kubrick wrote:
Movement 8 is heavy metal


Troll harder

kubrick - Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:55 pm

Jote wrote:
kubrick wrote:
Movement 8 is heavy metal


Troll harder


What do you know, loser... I have the complete album, you have nothing... :punch:

Finaero - Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:16 pm

Jote wrote:
kubrick wrote:
Movement 8 is heavy metal


Troll harder


He's actually dropped down a notch from "amateur troll" to "utterly incompetent at trolling" this year.

kubrick - Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:20 pm

Finaero wrote:
Jote wrote:
kubrick wrote:
Movement 8 is heavy metal


Troll harder


He's actually dropped down a notch from "amateur troll" to "utterly incompetent at trolling" this year.


Hey thank you, i'm very pleased with this title

I"m the ONE and ONLY troll MASTER! :D :D :D love it...

dzoolook - Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:32 am

What are Admins waiting to take this man out of here?!
dzoolook - Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:34 am

Jote wrote:
jeanbatman wrote:
Jote wrote:
(...) Infinity is definitely not "techno". It's a pop song build with the infamous 4-chord progression ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I )(...)

Like a couple of other Jarre tunes, yes, indeed.


Which ones?, as I honestly don't recall any.

Nevertheless my statement is still valid - it's not "techno", it's a "mediocre pop song".

An in other news, turns out that "Opening (Movement 8) " is actually "Coachella Opening". Track time is different (4:16 vs 3:58 on Planet Jarre), so there's some hope that it's a different version but then again those can be just opening/ending sound effects. One may help but wonder what was the point of releasing in Planet Jarre (we could have gotten Web Spinner instead!).


Maybe it has Buenos Aires intro with lady talking at beginning.

Kanta - Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:32 am

dzoolook wrote:
What are Admins waiting to take this man out of here?!

Most likely will only come back on a different nickname. Anyway, I am deleting any offended posts.

Jote - Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:39 am

dzoolook wrote:
Maybe it has Buenos Aires intro with lady talking at beginning.


Please NO

Finaero - Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:49 am

Wish he recycled Music for Supermarkets Overture in the album instead. :p
synthmann - Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:14 am

I have listened to the first three officially released tracks and to that mp3 link posted somewhere earlier in this thread of movement 6.

I think it's going to be a great album. I love movements 1 and 2, movement 3 I just discovered that it's out yesterday but I'm positive it will grow on my once I find the themes in the mellotron melody, because at first listen it didn't feel like the melody had clear direction. But that'll grow on me and I'm sure has also a function within the album.

Then the much debated movement 6, I love it! It's a catchy tune done to perfection, the way only Jarre can craft and blend sounds on top of a rhythmic pulsing bassline. It has Jarre's signature skills all over it. The way the lead melody has this sort of 'reversed cymbal type' of attack phase instead of a regular short pluck attack, just give so much more to it, and the VCS3 effects swirling in and out, this is so well done! And it's so catchy, if it was summer now this would be summer-hit on all radio stations. And what's more, to me, I hear references to Equinoxe 5, but more so to Computer Weekend. So for me it's a great blend between Computer Weekend and Equinoxe 5.

plate of chips - Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:09 pm

synthmann wrote:
movement 6, I love it! It's a catchy tune done to perfection, the way only Jarre can craft and blend sounds on top of a rhythmic pulsing bassline.
for me it's a great blend between Computer Weekend and Equinoxe 5.


Computer Weekend underrated JmJ composition : one of his cleverest.

plate of chips - Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:13 pm

synthmann wrote:
movement 3 I just discovered that it's out yesterday but I'm positive it will grow on my once I find the themes in the mellotron melody, because at first listen it didn't feel like the melody had clear direction.


This is what makes Movement3 Mellotron melody interesting.
As soon as I heard the melody I thought Brilliant.
Its not a basic rendevous4, chronologie4 melody I am glad JmJ avoided.
However, unnecessary percussion should been omitted.

Oxynoxe - Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:40 pm

plate of chips wrote:
Computer Weekend underrated JmJ composition : one of his cleverest.
Underrated? Really?

Some call Movement 6 'cheesy' - and yeah, it's the same cheese like 'Computer Weekend' 30 years before.
If Movement 6 was only the working title, I would call it 'Téo & Téa in Vacation' because it feels indeed like Summer (and having a good time at an Event).
'Infinity (Movement 6)' is not bad, but it's not what I would expect from a sequel of Équinoxe. Of course I agree that tastes are different and some like a thing while others don't.

Jarreshair - Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:22 pm

I can't agree with Computer Weekend, I think's it's pretty awful. First half of Revolutions is great, then it's all downhill.

So....Movement 8 is actually Coachella opening?
Good, in that I think it's a really good track.
Bad, in that it's another track that doesn't resemble anything from Equinoxe, and it's been on the web for months now, as well as on Planet Jarre.
I feel it's lazy putting on it EI, but as I say it's a good track, so adds the quality of the album.

I'm quite liking Movement 3 now. Movement 6 Isn't as bad as some are saying but it belongs on another album. I do think it is a T&T track but it's not as good as Vintage. If anyone thinks this is the Equinoxe 5 (a Jarre classic) of the album they really do need to give their head a shake.

Jote - Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:43 pm

"Not fitting with the Équinoxe name" nothwithstanding I can't help but wonder why was even Coachella Opening put on Planet Jarre if it was going to be on Equinoxe Inifnity anyway. Surely it wasn't a last minute addition. We could have gotten Web Spinner instead.
Finaero - Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:28 pm

I've always liked Computer Weekend... even before my appreciation for the album and Roland D-50 increased ten-fold after seeing thhedk's video for the first time.

As for Movement 6, until hearing it for real (~2 weeks left 'til the album is released), I'm gonna resume assuming that it's a mix of that Die Woodys track and Guru Josh's Infinity (with the percussions from Always On My Mind, 'fcourse). ;)

LLGARCIA - Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:32 pm

Hello all,

There are a lot of comments here about Movement 6, but... Where can we find it? :oops:

Thank you
Regards

Oxynoxe - Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:02 pm

Edited.
LLGARCIA - Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:13 pm

Thank you Oxynoxe.

It seems that I will have to skip this one on the album... I'm really disappointed with this track. :cry:

Jarreshair - Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:02 pm

Finaero wrote:

As for Movement 6, until hearing it for real (~2 weeks left 'til the album is released), I'm gonna resume assuming that it's a mix of that Die Woodys track and Guru Josh's Infinity (with the percussions from Always On My Mind, 'fcourse). ;)


With a little bit of Crazy Frog..

jarrepaul - Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:34 pm

I'm loving movement 6. Can't argue if it fits the Equinoxe Sound until I have heard the full album. I'm thankful that we have another new album. Maybe it should not have been called Equinoxe Infinity. People would not be so fast to slate it under a different title. I think Oxygene 3 and Equinoxe Infinity are some of the best work he's done. I would like to know how many people have listened to the full album?.
Oxygene - Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:24 pm

Jote wrote:
"Not fitting with the Équinoxe name" nothwithstanding I can't help but wonder why was even Coachella Opening put on Planet Jarre if it was going to be on Equinoxe Inifnity anyway. Surely it wasn't a last minute addition. We could have gotten Web Spinner instead.


Jean-Michel answers this in an interview with the German "Keys" magazine. He says that he composed the track for "Equinoxe Infinity". But he liked the track and thought it would be a good opening for the concerts in America, so he already played it live without telling anything about it. Then he decided to put it on "Planet Jarre" as well, because he liked the idea that the compilation would not only be a retrospective, but also has a link with the future - with an album that doesn't exist yet.
He also stresses in this interview that his motiviation for "Equinoxe Infinity" has never been to create a sequel to Equinoxe (unlike Oxygene 2 & 3). Equinoxe Infinity is for him a soundtrack to the story of the "watchers" and the Equinoxe cover.

Regards,
Oxygene

netrom - Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:57 pm

It could be argued that «Infinity» is quite artificial and lacking in intelligence. But it’s an enjoyable and catchy tune. I’ve kept it on repeat for a while – and it has great energy. Should get the crowd going at dancefloors and festivals.

«Robots Dont Cry» I think is really ingenious. This is quintessential Jarre with several parts that develop the track throughout and resonates so well together. The metalic-esque sound design is great. And there are layers here that calls for reflections on the metaphysical implications of the title, even elements that are somewhat – and fittingly – awkward.

Velodynamic - Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:07 pm

For me who never intended to buy Planet Jarre it's okej if Coachella Opening is one of the tracks, even though it feels a bit "meh" and cheating by taking the easy way out to kill some time on a spanking new album by throwing in a recycled track release there.
One also have to remember that it's actually not a lot of time between these two album releases...specially when it comes to Jean-Michel Jarre.
Still I really hope that we will have a neat studio version of Web Spinner sometimes soon.

moogyfoogy - Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:42 am

LLGARCIA wrote:
Thank you Oxynoxe.

It seems that I will have to skip this one on the album... I'm really disappointed with this track. :cry:


Is movement 6 ( the version that's been posted here) really jarre?
It sounds as if it was knocked up in about 10 minutes.

Kanta - Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:07 am



05/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

First composed this track for this album, before I played it at the Coachella Festival in the summer of 2018: I thought that this piece would be a great opening-track for my festival-appearance and for my US-tour. Actually, that led me to work on the live-version before I recorded the studio-version with a different approach. So, both pieces are related to each other, but they are not exactly the same. For the studio album I went back to my original idea, which is kind of a momentum where a huge gate is opening onto something & somewhere else - Watchers opening doors onto virgin territories, the future being virgin territory for us. 'The Opening', was never meant to be the opening for the album but more as a passage to a next stage.
Pre-order Equinoxe Infinity and win a test pressing signed by me: https://jean-michel-jarre.lnk.to/Equinoxe_all

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

Jote - Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:11 am

moogyfoogy wrote:
Is movement 6 ( the version that's been posted here) really jarre?


Yes.

Jarreshair - Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:16 pm

Let's face it, Jarre has "form" when it comes to tracks that divide opinion going back to the bloody Last Rumba.

As for M6, I doubt I will ever like it, but it's been playing in my head for about a day for some strange reason..

Jarreshair - Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:52 pm

Is it just me, or does M6 sound a bit like a kid's version of Axel F?

https://www.youtube.com/w...nnel=DiscoBar80

plate of chips - Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:04 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
I can't agree with Computer Weekend, I think's it's pretty awful.


To appreciate Computer Weekend I'm going to set a composition initiative.

We already have a head start as we are familiar with Computer Weekend.

Compose these clever musical motifs :
classical waltz element, jazz syncopated element, bass funk element, counterpointed with a string arrangement,
humorous light hearted melody overlaying the whole thing.

Now dovetail them together such that they complement each other superbly all the while weaving in and out of each other.

There's more going on in Computer Weekend.
Ive made it simpler so we can grasp what's going on.

Not even Vangelis has composed something as clever as Computer Weekend.

plate of chips - Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:05 pm

Jarreshair wrote:

First half of Revolutions is great, then it's all downhill.

To appreciate all of Revolution album requires a Wide Palette to include World Music , Jazz.
If a listener has a Limited palette then it won't be appreciated.

Robi - Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:18 pm

The more I listen to Robots don't cry, the more I like.
jeanbatman - Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:23 pm

Jote wrote:
Which ones?, as I honestly don't recall any.

I'm not a musician, but I was thinking of Computer week-end which is basically the same chords over and over...
Maybe "If" and other pop songs...

Jote - Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:43 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
Some call Movement 6 'cheesy' - and yeah, it's the same cheese like 'Computer Weekend' 30 years before.


Is it though? Even if it was cheesy back then (I can't judge personally, too young for that) it was still a thing of its own, not something that could be instantly labeled as "oh, this is present day mediocre pop".

Jote - Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:00 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Jote wrote:
Which ones?, as I honestly don't recall any.

I'm not a musician, but I was thinking of Computer week-end which is basically the same chords over and over...
Maybe "If" and other pop songs...


No, neither of those. After reviewing all albums (in my head) the only songs that follow the dreaded 4-chord progressions are:

1. Vintage (it does not repeat that many times though)
2. Glory (although I wouldn't really count it as those 4 chords are part of a longer 8 chord progression)
3. Infinity - the real offender, it keeps repeating the progression ad infinitum (sic!)

jeanbatman - Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:17 pm

Jote wrote:
(...) 1. Vintage (it does not repeat that many times though)
2. Glory (although I wouldn't really count it as those 4 chords are part of a longer 8 chord progression)
3. Infinity - the real offender, it keeps repeating the progression ad infinitum (sic!)

I trust you. Plus Glory has the millenium hook...
Vintage is a great track though IMHO...

toman - Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:20 pm

No one here will be at Bruxelle to listen Equinoxe Infinity next thursday ?
Oxynoxe - Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:40 pm

toman wrote:
No one here will be at Bruxelle to listen Equinoxe Infinity next thursday ?

Too far away & too much effort for me for just 5 Tracks - we already know the Tracks 1-3, 6 and 8 .... :wink:

Finaero - Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:03 am

Hmm, now that Coachella Opening is really going to be recycled in the album... well, here's hoping Hymn to Akropolis won't be the next one to reappear. :P
Jote - Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:31 am

Finaero wrote:
Hmm, now that Coachella Opening is really going to be recycled in the album... well, here's hoping Hymn to Akropolis won't be the next one to reappear. :P


"First composed this track for this album, before I played it at the Akropolis concerts in the summer of 2001: I thought that this piece would be a great opening-track for this venue, for my next appearance in China and as a tribute to pope John Paul II. Actually, that led me to work on the live-version before I recorded the studio-version with a different approach. So, both pieces are related to each other, but they are not exactly the same. [...]
Pre-order Equinoxe Infinity and win a test pressing signed by me: https://jean-michel-jarre.lnk.to/Equinoxe_all "

plate of chips - Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:38 am

Oxynoxe wrote:
cheese like 'Computer Weekend' 30 years before.


Wrong.

You need to learn to distinguish cheese from humour.

JmJ has always shown his sense of humour, never taking himself too seriously :
in Zen in Hinduism in Sufism this is a sign of a Master.
We could all learn from this.


plate of chips wrote:


To appreciate Computer Weekend I'm going to set you a composition initiative.

You already have a head start as you are familiar with Computer Weekend.

Compose these clever musical motifs :
classical waltz element; jazz syncopated element; bass funk element; counterpointed with a string arrangement;
humorous light hearted melody overlaying the whole thing.

Now dovetail them together such that they complement each other superbly
all the while weaving in and out of each other.

There's more going on in Computer Weekend.
Ive made it simpler so you can grasp what's going on.

Not even Vangelis has composed something as clever as Computer Weekend.
.
plate of chips - Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:39 am

Oxynoxe wrote:

Because they're from Vangelis .... :wink:


A :wink: adds to inaccuracy of your opinion.

JmJ's brilliant compositions Oxy, Equi, partsofMf, CinC, Zoo, Rend 1236, Rev, Wfc46min have nothing to do with Vangelis.
That's why they are brilliant.

For instance 1988 Direct from Vangelis, 1990 The City are standard electronic music.
Revolutions in comparison is so far ahead, so ethnically diverse.
JmJ took electronic music to a whole new level.

Oxynoxe - Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:55 am

plate of chips wrote:
JmJ's brilliant compositions Oxy, Equi, partsofMf, CinC, Zoo, Rend 1236, Rev, Wfc46min have nothing to do with Vangelis.

My comment was about Movement 1+2 from 'Equinoxe Infinity': http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=203917#203917 , http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=203224#203224 , https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=a0O1SFGR1so (Pos. 9:51).


plate of chips wrote:
You need to learn to distinguish humour from cheese.

And you need to accept other opinions and different tastes. And yes, I can accept that someone likes every crap .... :D

Finaero - Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:37 am

Jote wrote:
Finaero wrote:
Hmm, now that Coachella Opening is really going to be recycled in the album... well, here's hoping Hymn to Akropolis won't be the next one to reappear. :P


"First composed this track for this album, before I played it at the Akropolis concerts in the summer of 2001: I thought that this piece would be a great opening-track for this venue, for my next appearance in China and as a tribute to pope John Paul II. Actually, that led me to work on the live-version before I recorded the studio-version with a different approach. So, both pieces are related to each other, but they are not exactly the same. [...]
Pre-order Equinoxe Infinity and win a test pressing signed by me: https://jean-michel-jarre.lnk.to/Equinoxe_all "


Crikey! I could see that happening.

Also, even with still intentionally avoiding to hear Movement 6, I'm going to assume that at the very least, it's not as bad as Aerology. Brr!

Jote - Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:07 am

https://www.rtbf.be/vivac...&programId=4003

Spoiler alert: contains a snippet of "If a wind could speak (movement 5)" at 6:45

Kanta - Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:09 am

06/11/2018
Via VivaCité



You do not dream ! 😱 It is well @jeanmicheljarre who was the guest of the whole team this morning 😎 The French musician came to present us his "Planet Jarre" as well as his new album to appear "Equinoxe Infinity" 😀👌 # jeanmicheljarre #planetjarre #equinoxeinfinity #music #compilation #album #new #invite # 89 #vivacity #rtbf

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp1NgTEl0oN/

Jarreshair - Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:36 pm

Jote wrote:
https://www.rtbf.be/vivacite/emissions/detail_le-8-9/accueil/article_planet-jarre-et-equinoxe-infinity-sur-le-sillon-des-algorithmes?id=10065323&programId=4003

Spoiler alert: contains a snippet of "If a wind could speak (movement 5)" at 6:45


Thanks for that Jote. Another surprise. Something else I wasn't expecting to hear on an Equinoxe album.

Jarre can speak French! Who knew? :wink:

Anyone else find it a bit strange the lack of interviews he does in the UK now?
He was very well know here from Oxygene to Oxygene 7-13 time.

Really liking Movement 3 now. I never had an issue with the bass line, it was the unmelodic accordion sound that was throwing me off. Very Chronologie I thought, but now I have got my head around it, it's very good.

jeanbatman - Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:55 pm

We didn't learn anything new from that short interview. The interview with Nostalgie radio station at noon was much longer and more interesting as he talked about his career a bit more. He also said that Equinoxe was linked both to environment and technology...
Finaero - Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:30 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
It's a bit Calypso meets Equinoxe.


Something like this?

https://www.dropbox.com/s.../whatt.mp3?dl=0

plate of chips - Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:

My comment was about Movement 1+2 from 'Equinoxe Infinity': http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=203917#203917 , http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=203224#203224 , https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=a0O1SFGR1so (Pos. 9:51).


Wrong.


Oxynoxe wrote:

And yes, I can accept that someone likes every crap .... :D


You are being cheesy.

BTW I like you.

:::

Returning to Equinoxe Infinity

JmJ should just named the album Watchers. Attaching Equinoxe name makes unnecessary comparisons.

Kanta - Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:45 am



An hour of live on @NostalgieBE with another @jeanmicheljarre wonderful day. And I'm serious about his Infinity Equinoxe.

Source: https://twitter.com/BriceDepasse/status/1059917675848257540

Oxynoxe - Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:20 am

plate of chips wrote:
BTW I like you.

That's good .... :)

Oxygene - Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am

Jarreshair wrote:
Really liking Movement 3 now. I never had an issue with the bass line, it was the unmelodic accordion sound that was throwing me off. Very Chronologie I thought, but now I have got my head around it, it's very good.


I think it's a Mellotron string sound, not an accodion. And yes, it's strange...

Jarreshair - Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:57 am

I think it's shaping up to be JMJ most interesting solo studio album since O7-13.
For me the tracks so far have more "life" in them than Oxy3 and are more varied and interesting.
It's not Equinoxe though. For me M1 sounds like a Rendez-Vous track, M2 Magnetic Fields, M3 Chronologie, M6 T&T/Calypso, M8 Magnetic Fields/O7-13.

I was listening to Millions of Stars the other day, and I was thinking if you remove the speech it sounds very much like an Equinoxe track. Maybe he should have recycled that :wink:

Jon - Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:03 pm

Hi all. Long time no see….

Loving the sound and feel of the new Jarre album. Movement 6 is so fun and reminds me of Jarre’s early 90’s works. While, on a personal note, I would have preferred the vocal lead to have been less vocal, I find the track puts a smile on my face. Its fun, enjoy it for what Jarre made it, a fun track and proving that Jarre can still punch a familiar yet obscure track that is manic instead of the usual more melancholic and sombre sounding works. As for movements 1 & 2, I am not sure where some are coming from in that they sound like Vangelis. Why, because it has a deep brassy leads? I’m sure Vangelis never created or ever had the trademark to those kind of leads. Vangelis is synonymous with the CS80. That brass lead sounds like Jarre’s old Korg (I may be wrong on that, so please correct me if I’m wrong).

Anyway, after a hiatus of many years it is good to see that JMJ is back, busy and stronger than ever.

… I agree on the album name suggestion. Maybe the use of “Equinoxe” is a little misleading and adventurous and that The Watcher(s) would have been more better suited to the album. But it is Jarre’s work and he can call it what ever he likes… We just buy it for the music.

:bravo:

Jarreshair - Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:12 pm

Well said Jon. We all moan a bit about certain tracks, but it's great to have him back at the age 70. After T&T I thought that maybe we had seen the last of him.
Jon - Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:38 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Well said Jon. We all moan a bit about certain tracks, but it's great to have him back at the age 70. After T&T I thought that maybe we had seen the last of him.


When Jarre released T&T and the reworked Oxygene in 2007, if I had been a betting man I would have betted on the odds that Jarre was going to retire and I did think he had. Now I understand better the problems he faced during those years and the time away to heal wounds has done him the world of good. He's charged his batteries up and, to quote Austin Powers.... he's got his mojo back. As you say, at the age of 70 he shows no signs of stopping. Many musicians have retired by that age. Far play to him.

Kanta - Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:23 pm

07/11/2018
Via SpettacoloMusicaSport

Jean-Michel Jarre: the album "Equinoxe Infinity" will be released on November 16th, November 23rd at Milano Music Week

For this and for the amount of topics of great interest that will be addressed, it becomes truly unmissable the talk that the artist will hold at the Terrazza Martini di Milano (piazza Diaz, 7) Friday, November 23, at 18, on the occasion of the Milano Music Week, together with Luca De Gennaro.

Source: https://spettacolomusicasport.com/2018/11/07/jean-michel-jarre-lalbum-equinoxe-infinity-esce-il-16-novembre-il-23-novembre-alla-milano-music-week/

Kanta - Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:14 pm



07/11/2018
Via Jean-MIchel Jarre

In Brussels for promo. Soundcheck for the listening session tonight going well. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp4EhlBFIAw/

jeanbatman - Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 pm

Lee Sainsbury will publish a Equinoxe Infinity album review tonight at 8PM on his Facebook "Rendez-Vous: Jean Michel Jarre Fans Group".
Kanta - Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:26 pm



07/11/2018
Via News | BX1

Jean-Michel Jarre is in Brussels to present his new album

Video: https://bx1.be/news/jean-michel-jarre-a-bruxelles-presenter-nouvel-album/

Kanta - Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:52 pm



07/11/2018
Via Morgane Eyletten

The one and only @jeanmicheljarre 🎹 thanks for having us and for letting us listen to the new album first. #jeanmicheljarre

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp5DCLJlJna/

jeanbatman - Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:57 pm

Kanta wrote:
Image

07/11/2018
Via Morgane Eyletten

The one and only @jeanmicheljarre 🎹 thanks for having us and for letting us listen to the new album first. #jeanmicheljarre

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp5DCLJlJna/

She looks gorgeous... :oops:

Kanta - Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:38 am

07/11/2018
Via Sur Digital (Andalucía)

«For me, creating is an addiction»

At 70 years old, Jean-Michael Jarre, legend of electronic music, releases 'Equinoxe Infinity', the sequel to an album that has been going on for four decades

Ten songs were played this Wednesday at the Cinema Palace in Brussels, matched with the two images (each one with cyclic animation, like a 'gif') that the artist has chosen as album covers. In both are the 'watchers' (observers); those creatures that we referred to at the beginning. They have been updated by the graphic artist Filip Hodas about the original creation of the painter Michel Granger, who developed the 'cover' of the 'Equinoxe' of 40 years ago. The buyer will randomly receive one or the other because "in the end we do not know what is the future that awaits us".

Source: https://www.diariosur.es/...31537-ntrc.html

07/11/2018
Via Dancing Astronaut

Jean-Michel Jarre previews upcoming album ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ with new single, ‘Robots Don’t Cry’

Source; https://dancingastronaut.com/2018/11/jean-michel-jarre-previews-upcoming-album-equinoxe-infinity-new-single-robots-dont-cry/

08/11/2018
Via Le Progrès

Jean-Michel Jarre, forty years of reflection

Lyonnais Jean-Michel Jarre publishes a new album called Equinoxe Infinity, inspired by his famous Equinoxe, from 1978.

Source: https://www.leprogres.fr/...ns-de-reflexion

Jarreshair - Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:41 am

No fan reviews of last night's event? Or at least word about the five tracks we haven't heard in full?
Dr_Jones - Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:47 am

Jarreshair wrote:
No fan reviews of last night's event? Or at least word about the five tracks we haven't heard in full?


These are the questions

Kanta - Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:47 pm

08/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

EQUINOXE PROJECT Unboxing

Unboxing the EQUINOXE PROJECT Boxset. The concept around it was to make it a visual experience. Including many of the incredible watcher designs by Filip Hodas and combining the two worlds of EQUINOXE and EQUINOXE INFINITY. It includes both albums as Vinyl Replica CDs, both albums on 180g Vinyl, a Scratchcard to download both albums as WAVs and four Posters. It´s manufactured in a limited run.
Link to pre-order: https://jean-michel-jarre.lnk.to/Equinoxe_all

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

Oxynoxe - Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:00 pm

Next official Track-release: 'Infinity (Movement 6)' - https://iTunes.apple.com/nz/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472 -- https://www.Amazon.co.jp/dp/B07H41S1Y1/ -- https://open.Spotify.com/album/7zX6GDxNGLQTtYu6MY0sdj .
Finaero - Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:37 pm

Welp, now that Movement 6 is on its way to a pre-album release, I checked that snippet out. Sounds like a late 90s dance track with a Zoolook-ish twist.

(Still would like that Calypso meets Equinoxe version, though!)

toman - Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:23 pm

Oxynoxe wrote:
toman wrote:
Oxygene 3 bland ???

A bit, yes. Oxygene 19 is of course out of question, Oxygene 17 too. Oxygene 20 on the other hand makes depressive and the rest of the Album is so-so.

And the 4 yet known tracks of 'Equinoxe Infinity' are interesting, but nothing special ....


:shock: I really don't understand , Oxygene 20 is the best slow track he never did. I'm just agree with you for the so-so part 16 eventually. But I think that album still one of the best of his music. A so nice travel in the darkside of the oxygene world ( Oxygene 2 was the light and the first the perfect balance). But I respect your opinion. ;-)

Kanta - Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:27 pm



08/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Thanks so much to everyone who came and listened to the album in Brussels last night
#equinoxeinfinity

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7rS-mlQEU/

kubrick - Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:02 am

toman wrote:
Oxynoxe wrote:
toman wrote:
Oxygene 3 bland ???

A bit, yes. Oxygene 19 is of course out of question, Oxygene 17 too. Oxygene 20 on the other hand makes depressive and the rest of the Album is so-so.

And the 4 yet known tracks of 'Equinoxe Infinity' are interesting, but nothing special ....


:shock: I really don't understand , Oxygene 20 is the best slow track he never did. I'm just agree with you for the so-so part 16 eventually. But I think that album still one of the best of his music. A so nice travel in the darkside of the oxygene world ( Oxygene 2 was the light and the first the perfect balance). But I respect your opinion. ;-)


Nope Oxygene 3 and also 7-13 was a hurry job, yo can hear this. There is no single track that can compete with the Original. Actualy the same with the "new Equinoxe". This is just a marketing business from the record company. Nothing to do with the originals from '76 and '78.

The real JMJ albums are from Oxygene till metamorphose. After that, it was/is crappy and silly.

Sorry fanclub....

Glco8284 - Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:24 am

kubrick wrote:
toman wrote:
Oxynoxe wrote:
toman wrote:
Oxygene 3 bland ???

A bit, yes. Oxygene 19 is of course out of question, Oxygene 17 too. Oxygene 20 on the other hand makes depressive and the rest of the Album is so-so.

And the 4 yet known tracks of 'Equinoxe Infinity' are interesting, but nothing special ....


:shock: I really don't understand , Oxygene 20 is the best slow track he never did. I'm just agree with you for the so-so part 16 eventually. But I think that album still one of the best of his music. A so nice travel in the darkside of the oxygene world ( Oxygene 2 was the light and the first the perfect balance). But I respect your opinion. ;-)


Nope Oxygene 3 and also 7-13 was a hurry job, yo can hear this. There is no single track that can compete with the Original. Actualy the same with the "new Equinoxe". This is just a marketing business from the record company. Nothing to do with the originals from '76 and '78.

The real JMJ albums are from Oxygene till metamorphose. After that, it was/is crappy and silly.

Sorry fanclub....





Not entirely true because listen to oxygene 1 and oxygene 9

Your hear similar things

Even in Equinoxe 1 and moment 1

And don’t forget oxygene 6 and oxygene 13

Oxynoxe - Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 am

Edited.
Oxynoxe - Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 am

Video of 'Infinity (Movement 6)' - https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=xFGVI0_UiNs .
jeanbatman - Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:52 am

Jarreshair wrote:
No fan reviews of last night's event? Or at least word about the five tracks we haven't heard in full?

Elf (he is on this forum) did a review of the full album, it might be helpful: http://domino.elfworld.or...cfph1TrVOh67Cqo

Jote - Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:16 am

30-second previews of ALL tracks available on amazon

https://www.amazon.de/Jea.../dp/B07H63Q3S7/

plate of chips - Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 am

Finaero wrote:
Movement 6 ....Sounds like a late 90s dance track with a Zoolook-ish twist


Yep Zoolook-ish + Orient Express-ish.
Classic with a twist in fashion terms.

Made me smile. Lighthearted.

Remember kids :
In LIFE when choosing friends, girlfriends, Life Partner, work colleagues, study colleagues
ALWAYS look for a person light hearted , makes you smile.
Else life becomes depressing, a prison.

Domestos - Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:43 am

plate of chips wrote:
Finaero wrote:
Movement 6 ....Sounds like a late 90s dance track with a Zoolook-ish twist


Yep Zoolook-ish + Orient Express-ish.
Classic with a twist in fashion terms.

Made me smile. Lighthearted.

Remember kids :
In LIFE when choosing friends, girlfriends, Life Partner, work colleagues, study colleagues
ALWAYS look for a person light hearted , makes you smile.
Else life becomes depressing, a prison.


I like the part around 2:00 in where it reminds me of Equinoxe 5. Other than that it's complete trash and sounds totally out of place.

The rest of those Amazon clips sound interesting though...

Domestos - Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:51 am

Apologies if I missed this, but is 'The Opening' a little different to 'Coachella Opening'?
Oxynoxe - Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:10 am

Domestos wrote:
Apologies if I missed this, but is 'The Opening' a little different to 'Coachella Opening'?

From the 'Track-by-Track' by JMJ - https://www.Facebook.com/...56789378834096/ :

"Actually, that led me to work on the live-version before I recorded the studio-version with a different approach. So, both pieces are related to each other, but they are not exactly the same. For the studio album I went back to my original idea ..."

Kanta - Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:08 pm



09/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

This is INFINITY the very last track to be pre-released before EQUINOXE INFINITY will be released next Friday. With INFINITY I wanted to create a bridge, a connection with the first ‘Equinoxe' album with a piece of music that is rather joyful, just like 'Equinoxe Part 5' was. It’s easy to be dark, I always thought it is always more difficult to create joyful music which had a certain kind of hidden melancholy attached to it. Parts of the first 'Equinoxe' album were like that. When I worked on this piece of music, I was thinking about these timeless Watchers looking at us in a virtual reality environment, us trying to survive in a hectic VR game with no real beginning and no real end, trapped in a world of "infinity“
Listen to the track here: https://jean-michel-jarre.lnk.to/mvmnt_6
YouTube video: https://bit.ly/2QvN7Nd

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

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:16 pm

Listening to those 30 secs clips, The Opening is certainly different to the original version. I'm sure there is a bit of "Falling Down" in there.

The rest sounds interesting. Not sure about Movement 5, but that is the short track is it not?
The final track could be the Oxygene 20 of the album. I'm not sure what the fuss was about with that track, but if it is similar then that will please some people. I can even live with Movement 6, it's better than anything on T&T apart from Vintage, and better than Calypso 1 imo.

Going back to the Oxygene debate. There's nothing on the third album remotely as good as the best tracks on 7-13 imo, and there are at least a dozen better tracks on Electronica.

Elf's review text sounds more like an 8 or 9 then the 7 he gives but it's still a positive score, and I believe only the test of time can really reveal how a album stands up.

But to me this certainly is a big step up on the meh Oxygene 3. If it's in the 7-13 or Rendez-Vous class I will be very happy.

Velodynamic - Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Leonardo Da Vinci never painted Mona Lisa twice for a reason.
Jarreshair - Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:41 pm

Maybe he could have painted another with a smile, and called it Movement 6? :D
plate of chips - Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:44 pm

Domestos wrote:
plate of chips wrote:
Finaero wrote:
Movement 6 ....Sounds like a late 90s dance track with a Zoolook-ish twist


Yep Zoolook-ish + Orient Express-ish.
Classic with a twist in fashion terms.

Made me smile. Lighthearted.

Remember kids :
In LIFE when choosing friends, girlfriends, Life Partner, work colleagues, study colleagues
ALWAYS look for a person light hearted , makes you smile.
Else life becomes depressing, a prison.


I like the part around 2:00 in where it reminds me of Equinoxe 5. Other than that it's complete trash and sounds totally out of place.
.


No.

Before saying this is complete trash, we should be considering are we being complete trash about this.

:::::

Understanding this from JmJ

Kanta wrote:
Image

09/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

It’s easy to be dark, I always thought it is always more difficult to create joyful music which had a certain kind of hidden melancholy attached to it.

VinylScratch - Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:59 pm

Ah, the already infamous "Movement 6" AKA "can I have some more cheese with that, please?"...

Well, compared to Calypso, Computer Weekend and the usual suspects from Magnetic fields this new kind of cheese isn't exactly Tomme De Chèvre De Pays, more like straight off a MacDo cheeseburger in its commercialness. ;)
Still, the middle part actually does have a definite Jarre-vibe to it, so in short: this thing is practically *begging* for a remix.

Kanta - Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:17 pm



09/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Paranoid?

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp9thkflkMy/

Kanta - Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:05 pm



09/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre Official Website

Source: https://jeanmicheljarre.com/equinoxe-infinity

09/11/2018
Via TSUGI

Jean-Michel Jarre: "I built each title of" Equinoxe Infinity "like the scenes of a film"

Source: https://www.tsugi.fr/jean...cenes-dun-film/

Jote - Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:54 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Listening to those 30 secs clips, The Opening is certainly different to the original version.


Yeah, and I think it might be better than the live/PJ version. The bass line seems different and reminiscent of earlier works.

Quote:
I'm sure there is a bit of "Falling Down" in there.


Not really, these are just the opening (sic) chords of "Coachella Opening".

Domestos - Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Jote wrote:
Jarreshair wrote:
Listening to those 30 secs clips, The Opening is certainly different to the original version.


Yeah, and I think it might be better than the live/PJ version. The bass line seems different and reminiscent of earlier works.

Quote:
I'm sure there is a bit of "Falling Down" in there.


Not really, these are just the opening (sic) chords of "Coachella Opening".


Yeah it was the baseline that I noticed. Definite equinox’s vibes there, really looking forward to hearing the full thing.

kubrick - Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:23 pm

I hope that Jarre will do a third electronica with young new pop artists who are in the top 50 charts(singers, rappers,...) The Equinoxe sequel is not good imo and sounds old fashion music.

No more old music Mr. Jarre.

Velodynamic - Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:00 pm

Equinoxe Project Box Set unboxing (quick look)

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

Big time - Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:30 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
Equinoxe Project Box Set unboxing (quick look)

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


Pause that video 10 seconds in. Could this be something we will see at the new Infinity tour? Some kind of holographic pictures? Would be cool :)

Jote - Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:15 am

Higher quality previews on saturn.de - much better than those on amazon

https://www.saturn.de/web...mediaType=audio

Vozdelosvientos - Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:17 am

We can hear almost 5 minutes of Movement 10 here:

https://www.syndae.de/

Go to minute 5 of the podcast.

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:13 am

Movement 10 sounds really nice. After the opening minute I was thinking this was going to be another Oxygene 3 type track that doesn't go anywhere, but it does. It's a little bit like WfC on steroids.
Oxynoxe - Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:40 am

Jarreshair wrote:
It's a little bit like WfC on steroids.

Yes - Wikipedia says about it: "The title track 'Waiting for Cousteau' was not recorded in the conventional way, but is based on computer-aided composing. The composer defines the style, note ranges and instrumentation and uses these to generate the track by the computer."

And JMJ says about Movement 10: "The last track, Équinoxe Infinity, was made together with a group at Microsoft that specializes in Artificial Intelligence. I added to the algorithm my 'personal big data' made of samples, loops and sounds, in which the machine dug to generate a new result." - http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=203456#203456

Similar concepts with similar results so to speak ....

Jarreshair - Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:42 am

Brief but positive review:

https://louderthanwar.com/jean-michael-jarre-equinoxe-infinity-album-review/

Kanta - Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:24 pm



11/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Once they know you they own you. Are you feeling watched? #EquinoxeInfinity #Artificialintelligence #watchers

Source: https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre/status/1061651132341280770

toman - Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:03 pm

They are everywhere ! :lol:

plate of chips - Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:20 pm

VinylScratch wrote:
Ah, the already infamous "Movement 6" AKA "can I have some more cheese with that, please?"...

Well, compared to Calypso, Computer Weekend and the usual suspects from Magnetic fields this new kind of cheese ...


When we have mastered our craft we can have fun with our craft.

Until then we as musicians are ever so earnest, striving to be taken oh so seriously.

Jote - Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:05 am

Track description for "Don't look back (movement 9)"

https://www.facebook.com/...56804071999096/

jeanbatman - Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:06 pm

Jote wrote:
Track description for "Don't look back (movement 9)"

https://www.facebook.com/...56804071999096/

This track description sounds pretty similar to what Jarre said about "Oxygène 4".

Kanta - Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:40 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe Infinity. A new part of the classic album

Pre-premiere listening of the new album, with the participation of the artist, will take place on November 15 at Studio im. Agnieszka Osiecka. The event will be hosted by Piotr Metz, music director of the Three, who is the organizer of the event. Jean-Michel Jarre will also be the special guest of the Audio Video Show 2018 held at the PGE Narodowy stadium. During the trade fair, on the latest audio equipment, the new album will also be auditioned.

Source: http://www.wyspa.fm/news/...4e2hKi0WWhGO9O4



12/11/2018
Via Branchés Culture

With Equinoxe Infinity, Jean-Michel Jarre simply offers us the cornerstone of his work

Interview and source: https://branchesculture.com/2018/11/12/equinoxe-infinity-jean-michel-jarre-interview-conference-de-presse/

Kanta - Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:13 pm



12/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre Instagram Stories

lacobo - Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:27 am

A long interview about Equinoxe Infinity, AI and the music-industry on dasfilter.com
Kanta - Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:45 am



13/11/2018
Instagram Stories

Will work only on mobile to ask your question.

Kanta - Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:16 pm



Promotion for Equinoxe Infinity:

13/11/2018
Via Brain-Magazine.fr

Jean-Michel Jarre - Interview chorale

Source: https://www.brain-magazin...terview-chorale

Oxygene - Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:25 pm

"Euromaxx" TV report on DW TV:
https://www.dw.com/de/equ...rre/av-46260244

Jarreshair - Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:18 pm

Another review, more mixed, but still decent:

https://www.musicomh.com/...uinoxe-infinity

jeanbatman - Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:17 pm

Kanta wrote:
Image

Promotion for Equinoxe Infinity:

13/11/2018
Via Brain-Magazine.fr

Jean-Michel Jarre - Interview chorale

Source: https://www.brain-magazin...terview-chorale

One of his answers is pretty frightening, he says he eats pills for breakfast with butter above. I hope he's joking...

Kanta - Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:11 pm



13/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Live video story on Instagram.

Can be viewed only via mobile.

Dr_Jones - Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:12 pm

Kanta wrote:
Can be viewed only via mobile.


Ugh.

Robi - Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:20 pm

Anything we can know?
:)

Kanta - Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:49 pm



13/11/2018
Via marnie chesterton

Jean-Michel Jarre in the BBC, talking science on Click.

Source: https://twitter.com/amsterdammed/status/1062432562424041474

Jote - Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:37 am

Track description for "Equinoxe Infinity (Movement 10)"

https://www.facebook.com/...3734096/?type=3



My OCD cringes at this color order:


Kanta - Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:07 pm

More promotion for Equinoxe Infinity:

14/11/2018
Via Madame Figaro

Jean-Michel Jarre: "I spent more time with machines than with humans"

"I am expecting a lot of things from 2019. I write a book, an activity a little different from what I did until now. It is a rather autobiographical work but which will be structured in a novel way. 2019 is also the 50th anniversary of the man who walked on the moon and Arte asked me to prepare a series of programs on this theme (I also have a concert project on the same subject). More generally, I look forward to the coming year to realize the need to live in good intelligence: both with nature and the environment, and with new technologies."

Source: http://madame.lefigaro.fr...w-141118-151291

jeanbatman - Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:15 pm

Kanta wrote:
(...) on the moon and Arte asked me to prepare a series of programs on this theme (I also have a concert project on the same subject).(...)"

Jarre is making a concert on the moon :punch: , folks, are you joining in?

Jarreshair - Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:44 pm

I would be over the moon about that.
Kanta - Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:51 pm



14/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre Instagram Stories

Kanta - Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:35 pm





14/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Just watching everyone in Germany today... On TV tomorrow morning on ZDF Volle Kanne

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqKnkl3F3WB/

Elf - Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:52 pm

First part of the expanded English version of my interview with Jean-Michel Jarre is now ready, with videos and a playlist. And it's not even Xmas Eve yet! "The Journey to #EquinoxeInfinity Part 1: Selling your electric train" http://domino.elfworld.or...electric-train/
Finaero - Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:50 pm

Jon wrote:
When Jarre released T&T and the reworked Oxygene in 2007, if I had been a betting man I would have betted on the odds that Jarre was going to retire and I did think he had.


IMO, I still think that Aero (the concert) was his lowest point.

Jote - Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:32 pm

Finaero wrote:
Jon wrote:
When Jarre released T&T and the reworked Oxygene in 2007, if I had been a betting man I would have betted on the odds that Jarre was going to retire and I did think he had.


IMO, I still think that Aero (the concert) was his lowest point.


Oh? Why?

For me it was the 2010/2011/2012 tour.

Finaero - Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:17 am

Jote wrote:

Oh? Why?


Musically it is actually pretty nice (ignoring Light My Sky, that is... and I'm not too fond of the Disney Rendez-Vous 2 either), but otherwise it really made me think "he went from PLD - or even from Akropolis - to this?" due to his odd sluggish speeches and stage presence, the lack of the laser harp, with only Rimbert on the stage etc.

So, yeah, the audio-only version is pretty good. ;)

HunterTech - Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:54 am

You know what? Movement 6 has actually been my favorite track so far from what's been shown to us. The other tracks sounded nice enough, but Infinity has gotten me to listen to it multiple times, as I do think it's a legitimately fun track. Granted, I don't know if it's because I'm younger and thus used to more contemporary acts, that my time listening to Jarre has been about two years, or that I'm just never bothered much by sillier elements in music, but I don't think it's cheesy in the slightest. Hell, if that's what Teo & Tea (which I've avoided) is like, then I'm actually looking forward to hearing that album. Sue me. :P

As for the album itself, I get the feeling we're definitely gonna get another Oxy 7-13, where it's a mix of classic Jarre and contemporary styles. I enjoy a lot out of that album, but I think it's a bit disjointed as a whole, so I'm hoping Infinity balances it out better.

On the topic of Oxy 3, maybe it's just what I like in music, but I think it's a pretty great album. I especially love the first 4 tracks, though I like the rest when hearing it in full. I think it's just the raw emotion I get out of it, which allows me to connect to it more than even the original (though it's in no way better). Again, it might an age thing, but I genuinely believe there's more to it than some folks are saying.

Elf - Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:22 am

HunterTech wrote:
You know what? Movement 6 has actually been my favorite track so far from what's been shown to us.


I just can't decide whether I like it or now. My 18 year old, who really liked Opening (Coachella) didn't think it was that great either.

HunterTech wrote:
As for the album itself, I get the feeling we're definitely gonna get another Oxy 7-13, where it's a mix of classic Jarre and contemporary styles. I enjoy a lot out of that album, but I think it's a bit disjointed as a whole, so I'm hoping Infinity balances it out better.


I think Equinoxe Infinity is much better than Oxy 7-13. Part 4 and 10 are just beautiful ambience in the vein of The Orb. I also like Part 5, which is waaaay too short.

You can read my review of the album here -> http://domino.elfworld.or...inoxe-infinity/

HunterTech wrote:
On the topic of Oxy 3, maybe it's just what I like in music, but I think it's a pretty great album. I especially love the first 4 tracks, though I like the rest when hearing it in full. I think it's just the raw emotion I get out of it, which allows me to connect to it more than even the original (though it's in no way better). Again, it might an age thing, but I genuinely believe there's more to it than some folks are saying.


Thank you! I love Oxygene 3. It's constantly in my playlist, while Electronica 1 and 2 (I really like them) is not played much these days. Oxygene Part 20 is one of Jarre's most moving pieces of music.

kubrick - Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:53 am

Movement 6 is the best track. All the rest is in between… The whole album reminds me also on oxygene 7-13.
Kanta - Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 am



15/11/2018
Via ZDF Volle Kanne

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

AFAN Alessandro Fantini - Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:23 am

Elf wrote:
First part of the expanded English version of my interview with Jean-Michel Jarre is now ready, with videos and a playlist. And it's not even Xmas Eve yet! "The Journey to #EquinoxeInfinity Part 1: Selling your electric train" http://domino.elfworld.or...electric-train/


I've thoroughly enjoyed the first part of your interview, even because it sounds like Jarre was more open and comfortable to talk with someone following his career and who has indepth knowledge and earnest interest into his creative journey and the artistic dimension nurturing it (by this regard it has the same wit and pace of Matt Berry's podcasts).

I managed to meet him in person two years ago before the Rome concert and unfortunately there wasn't enough time (and the right circumstaces) to hold a similar interview, as other journalists were approaching him randomly asking him the same question over and over again "How do you feel about the 40th anniversary of Oxygene?" while I had a list of questions about his early painting experiments, his first exhibition, the pictorial style of "Waiting for Cousteau" and so on.
Even though the staff around him was putting him in a hurry he tried to answer my questions as he probably felt that there was more than a "journalistic" urge in my words. Though he had just the time to explain the concept behind the 3D visuals of the "Electronica" tour, alluding to his passion for scenography he studied in Rome during his student period.
Just before he was leaving, I stretched him the artbook I was trying to give him in 2008, after his first Rome concert (it was during the European leg of the "Oxygene tour"). At that point I was almost lost for words as he started to sign my lp, the Remilleux's book and the Docklands program, while I was thinking about my brother dying for pulmonary cancer at home (after he heard that he just remained silent). I didn't know what to do and I simply put an arm on his shoulder (I was in a mix of desperation and joyful dismay).
So it wasn't the memorable and relaxed meeting I was hoping for, even though being able to talk to him in that way felt like a sort of waking dream that someone interrupted abruptly.
Nevertheless few hours later I was able to write the live report for the music magazine that granted me the access to the rehersals (I wrote several articles and reviews about electronic music over the years), but I've always regretted not having met him in a more quiet environment, without the chaotic pressure of people around and the right time to explain him exactly why I was asking him those questions.
Your interwiew works somehow as a symbolic compensation.

Kanta - Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:32 am







15/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Tomorrow to the date 40 years ago EQUINOXE was released. The rest is history....I used the Watchers and what might have become of them as an inspiration to EQUINOXE INFINITIY. I think Filip Hodas did a fantastic job in creating the two worlds I saw for the music of the album. This is a little throw back to 1979 to the beginning of the EQUINOXE story.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...hbIFI&__tn__=-R

Elf - Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:38 am

AFAN Alessandro Fantini wrote:
Elf wrote:
First part of the expanded English version of my interview with Jean-Michel Jarre is now ready, with videos and a playlist. And it's not even Xmas Eve yet! "The Journey to #EquinoxeInfinity Part 1: Selling your electric train" http://domino.elfworld.or...electric-train/


I've thoroughly enjoyed the first part of your interview, even because it sounds like Jarre was more open and comfortable to talk with someone following his career and who has indepth knowledge and earnest interest into his creative journey and the artistic dimension nurturing it (by this regard it has the same wit and pace of Matt Berry's podcasts).

Your interwiew works somehow as a symbolic compensation.


Thank you so much for that. So kind of you to say. And thank you for this story. Sorry you didn't get the chance to talk more with him, but I'm sure you will be able to. He is a very nice guy and his management is among the friendliest in the business.

All the best,
Hogne

Finaero - Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:19 am

Kanta wrote:

Image


Huh, it's like Jarre from 2018 is pointing at Jarre from 1978 (1979?) on the right.

Elf - Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:26 am

Finaero wrote:
Kanta wrote:

Image


Huh, it's like Jarre from 2018 is pointing at Jarre from 1978 (1979?) on the right.


Ha ha! That's Elvis Costello, but you are right! Creepy :o

Kanta - Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:02 pm



Volle Kanne video: JM is featured @ 17:13: https://www.zdf.de/verbra...XDY#xtor=CS5-22

AFAN Alessandro Fantini - Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Elf wrote:
AFAN Alessandro Fantini wrote:
Elf wrote:
First part of the expanded English version of my interview with Jean-Michel Jarre is now ready, with videos and a playlist. And it's not even Xmas Eve yet! "The Journey to #EquinoxeInfinity Part 1: Selling your electric train" http://domino.elfworld.or...electric-train/


I've thoroughly enjoyed the first part of your interview, even because it sounds like Jarre was more open and comfortable to talk with someone following his career and who has indepth knowledge and earnest interest into his creative journey and the artistic dimension nurturing it (by this regard it has the same wit and pace of Matt Berry's podcasts).

Your interwiew works somehow as a symbolic compensation.


Thank you so much for that. So kind of you to say. And thank you for this story. Sorry you didn't get the chance to talk more with him, but I'm sure you will be able to. He is a very nice guy and his management is among the friendliest in the business.

All the best,
Hogne



Thanks a lot for your kind words. I still hope to be able to have a more peaceful meeting in a near future.
In the meanwhile, today I unexpectedly received my copy of "E.I.".
Don't know if it's a bad or good omen, but my forecast about my randomly picked cover was right.


plate of chips - Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:20 pm

AFAN Alessandro Fantini wrote:



I managed to meet him in person two years ago before the Rome concert

Just before he was leaving, I stretched him the artbook I was trying to give him in 2008, after his first Rome concert (it was during the European leg of the "Oxygene tour").

At that point I was almost lost for words as he started to sign my lp, the Remilleux's book and the Docklands program, while I was thinking about my brother dying for pulmonary cancer at home (after he heard that he just remained silent).

I didn't know what to do and I simply put an arm on his shoulder (I was in a mix of desperation and joyful dismay).


JmJ humane, sensitive. He always covers this in jollyness, playfulness. Still every now and then we see it.
Your artistic spirit Alessandro spoke to JmJs artistic spirit.

plate of chips - Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:25 pm

Finaero wrote:
his odd sluggish speeches and stage presence


I mentioned before, I wouldn't be surprised had JmJ suffered minor Stroke.
Moreover there is the slight pulling down left side of his mouth when he spoke which to me is an indicator for a Stroke.

Jarreshair - Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:03 pm

I'm really looking forward to receiving my CD tomorrow.
With Oxy 3, having heard the rather dull previews (imo) I was left rather deflated and time hasn't changed my view of Oxy 3. It's nice but bland.
I suppose we all have our own preferred Jarre style. Mine is the more bombastic epic Jarre which is why I love Rendez-Vous so much, rather than the ambient Jarre style. Oxygene 8 is one of my most played tracks, and if EI is as good as Oxy 7-13 I will be very happy. I'm sure there will be some highs and lows in the album but I would rather have that than a sea of blandness that I think Oxy 3 was. Movement 6 still isn't great though :lol:

Oxynoxe - Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:15 pm

Longer Previews (except Track 5) within iTunes (New Zealand Store): https://iTunes.apple.com/nz/album/equinoxe-infinity/1435149472

The Album is available in full on Spotify (currently Japan, Australia, New Zealand): https://open.Spotify.com/album/4jgAODRrzEoKHSBOAp7g3y

Dr_Jones - Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:23 pm

plate of chips wrote:
I mentioned before, I wouldn't be surprised had JmJ suffered minor Stroke.
Moreover there is the slight pulling down left side of his mouth when he spoke which to me is an indicator for a Stroke.


I doubt it. It's something his father did too. But there's something odd with his left middle finger though. A bump.

Kanta - Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:30 pm



15/11/2018
Via Native Instruments Blog

Remix Jean-Michel Jarre with metapop

Legendary musician Jean-Michel Jarre has teamed up with metapop, giving users the opportunity to remix two of that producer’s recent tracks, 'Robot’s Don’t Cry', and 'Infinity'.

ith new LP Equinoxe Infinity released on November 16th, a follow up to the classic 1978, Jean-Michel Jarre has provided metapop with two tracks taken from the new record. You can download track stems for ‘Robots Don’t Cry‘ and ‘Infinity‘ over at metapop now. Remixes must be over two minutes in length, and include non-copyright infringing material. Prizes for winning remixes include a KOMPLETE KONTROL A-SERIES 25, MASCHINE MIKRO, and NI shop voucher.

After speaking to Dave Clarke at Native Sessions, Jean-Michel Jarre spoke to Native Instruments during Amsterdam Dance Event, sharing details about his approach to music, how he manages to stay productive, and how music has benefited him throughout many years of being in the studio. Watch the interview below, and see what insights you can apply to your remix.

Enter the remix competition now: https://metapop.com/pages/promos/infinity

Source: https://blog.native-instruments.com/remix-jean-michel-jarre-with-metapop/

Jote - Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:37 pm

Kanta wrote:
Image

15/11/2018
Via Native Instruments Blog

Remix Jean-Michel Jarre with metapop

Legendary musician Jean-Michel Jarre has teamed up with metapop, giving users the opportunity to remix two of that producer’s recent tracks, 'Robot’s Don’t Cry', and 'Infinity'.

ith new LP Equinoxe Infinity released on November 16th, a follow up to the classic 1978, Jean-Michel Jarre has provided metapop with two tracks taken from the new record. You can download track stems for ‘Robots Don’t Cry‘ and ‘Infinity‘ over at metapop now. Remixes must be over two minutes in length, and include non-copyright infringing material. Prizes for winning remixes include a KOMPLETE KONTROL A-SERIES 25, MASCHINE MIKRO, and NI shop voucher.

After speaking to Dave Clarke at Native Sessions, Jean-Michel Jarre spoke to Native Instruments during Amsterdam Dance Event, sharing details about his approach to music, how he manages to stay productive, and how music has benefited him throughout many years of being in the studio. Watch the interview below, and see what insights you can apply to your remix.

Enter the remix competition now: https://metapop.com/pages/promos/infinity

Source: https://blog.native-instruments.com/remix-jean-michel-jarre-with-metapop/


I'm only seeing stems for "Infinity" there...

shadow - Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:25 pm

Kanta wrote:
Image


lol, even in the PR they can't get things right :nod:

Finaero - Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:09 pm

Ooh, a chance to possibly get a more properly mastered version of Infinity from the stems. 8)
Phil - Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:21 pm

Finaero wrote:
Ooh, a chance to possibly get a more properly mastered version of Infinity from the stems. 8)

..and another one with Robot's Don't Cry :wink:
:arrow: https://metapop.com/pages/promos/robots-dont-cry (movement 3 - stems)
:arrow: https://metapop.com/pages/promos/infinity (movement 6 - stems)

Alan - Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Post subject: Perfect
Ok, well i have listened to the album over the past week and it gives you a sense of fun, experimental,old times,complex,new age, new future. I hate to say it but if you are a musician as i am you need to listen closely to Infinity ( Movement 6 ). It has depth and it takes the listener on a journey. It is part of what Jean Michel was all about through his career. Happy listening everyone.
jeanbatman - Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:17 pm

New interview for Stomp and Stammer
http://stompandstammer.co...n-michel-jarre/

kubrick - Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Post subject: Re: Perfect
Alan wrote:
Ok, well i have listened to the album over the past week and it gives you a sense of fun, experimental,old times,complex,new age, new future. I hate to say it but if you are a musician as i am you need to listen closely to Infinity ( Movement 6 ). It has depth and it takes the listener on a journey. It is part of what Jean Michel was all about through his career. Happy listening everyone.


Absolutely. The problem with some fans here, they want only hear old and always the same music… Equinoxe was good in that time (1978) then it was new. I think if most fans here lived in the '70ies they even don't like the music of Jarre at that moment. I'm pretty sure of this. I know the music of JMJ since Oxygene in 1976. Most here wenren't born yet or never heard of JMJ. I still have my original first pressing record of oxygene(Motors) that I bought in 1976 when it was new. I'm not a fan anymore of Jarre but I follow him what kind of music he these days make.

Dr_Jones - Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Post subject: Re: Perfect
kubrick wrote:
Absolutely. The problem with some fans here, they want only hear old and always the same music… Equinoxe was good in that time (1978) then it was new. I think if most fans here lived in the '70ies they even don't like the music of Jarre at that moment. I'm pretty sure of this. I know the music of JMJ since Oxygene in 1976. Most here wenren't born yet or never heard of JMJ. I still have my original first pressing record of oxygene(Motors) that I bought in 1976 when it was new. I'm not a fan anymore of Jarre but I follow him what kind of music he these days make.


I thought you said the new Equinoxe was Pokemon (whatever that means)

kubrick - Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:37 pm
Post subject: Re: Perfect
Dr_Jones wrote:
kubrick wrote:
Absolutely. The problem with some fans here, they want only hear old and always the same music… Equinoxe was good in that time (1978) then it was new. I think if most fans here lived in the '70ies they even don't like the music of Jarre at that moment. I'm pretty sure of this. I know the music of JMJ since Oxygene in 1976. Most here wenren't born yet or never heard of JMJ. I still have my original first pressing record of oxygene(Motors) that I bought in 1976 when it was new. I'm not a fan anymore of Jarre but I follow him what kind of music he these days make.


I thought you said the new Equinoxe was Pokemon (whatever that means)



Yeah so?

jeanbatman - Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:15 am

The making of Equinoxe Infinity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxs06JL19Jk
Dr_Jones - Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 am

It's out on Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/4jgAODRrzEoKHSBOAp7g3y?si=XfYgmw_pTqmMZgwhsBYW0w

kubrick - Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:43 am

That is exactely what I mean. The music is the music of today. Not the ever whining Vangelis,... and other old dust stuff. That kind of music is old, boring and obselete. Jarre is a pop artist and not a boring old skool synthesiser music artist.
Leandro - Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:00 am

I'm liking it guys!

:peacemaan:

starmike - Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:39 am

Not out in the States yet :(

It'll show up in iTunes overnight.

lacobo - Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:29 am

The 4-tone-bass-sequence of Movement 9 is close to the Dutch program "Opsporing gezocht": https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CO3yxXXpUus and is a very interesting track. At least in my top 4 of the entire album.
Finaero - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 am

First thoughts:

- Yay, no Akropolis!*

- I'm glad that of all people, JMJ himself avoided including a "Equinoxe 4"-a-like track in the Equinoxe sequel (those kind of tracks seem to be a kind of a cliché in those fan sequels). That said, in a sense it's both a shame and ingenious that there's no Eminent plucks to be heard anywhere on the album

- Merely evoking the imagery of the Equinoxe 5-6-7 "continuous hypersequence" in Movement 7-8 instead of making a straight-up "Equinoxe 7"-a-like track is also a nice touch, and the transition from Movement 7 and 8 works very well IMO

- Movements 5 and 7 seem a bit like their full potential wasn't brought out, but the former in particular serves as a sort of a Chronologie 7 for this album

- Hoping for a Roland D-50 version (KOKUBOSTRINGS et al) of Movement 9 at some point ;)

I'd say that this is his overall best album since Oxygene 7-13, regardless.

* = That said, he should revisit/re-release Paris Bourges wink wink

Elf - Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:07 am

http://domino.elfworld.or...-in-trash-bins/

Friday! And Jean-Michel Jarre's new album is out today. Celebrate that, and the start of the weekend, with the SECOND part of my huge interview with him. Today: Teeth fly while making Zoolook. And you get videos and a playlist too! Read! Share! Like! Woohooo!

Jote - Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:25 am

Finaero wrote:

- Movements 5 and 7 seem a bit like their full potential wasn't brought out, but the former in particular serves as a sort of a Chronologie 7 for this album


Oh no. It's clearly Band In The Rain of this album. The length, the way it emerges from sound effects and pans from left to right? It has Band In The Rain written all over it.

Finaero - Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:44 am

Jote wrote:
Finaero wrote:

- Movements 5 and 7 seem a bit like their full potential wasn't brought out, but the former in particular serves as a sort of a Chronologie 7 for this album


Oh no. It's clearly Band In The Rain of this album. The length, the way it emerges from sound effects and pans from left to right? It has Band In The Rain written all over it.


Ah, yes, that track also exists. ;p

AFAN Alessandro Fantini - Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:56 am

Elf wrote:
http://domino.elfworld.org/the-journey-to-equinoxe-infinity-part-2-losing-teeth-and-digging-in-trash-bins/

Friday! And Jean-Michel Jarre's new album is out today. Celebrate that, and the start of the weekend, with the SECOND part of my huge interview with him. Today: Teeth fly while making Zoolook. And you get videos and a playlist too! Read! Share! Like! Woohooo!



I deeply appreciate this second part as the interview changed into a more open-hearted conversation between old friends (even more than in the podcasts).
Your considerations about "Magnetic Fields part 1" reflects what I thought since the first time I listened to it. The third movement of the track is in my absolute top songs list together with "Ethnicolor" and "Waiting for Cousteau" and I've always wondered why he never played it on stage.
Also, it was very interesting to read your mention about Daglish who recently passed away. I heard several "sid versions" of Jarre's tunes on my C64 long before knowing who was the original composer.
His musings about the making of "Zoolook" and "Revolutions" are intriguing as well, as they are the lps that encapsulate the mood of my early teenager period.
He was even more "tranchant" by stating that "Rendev vous 4" is a sort of nightmare: I remember one of my school mate derided me by whistling a childish impression of "Rendez Vous 4" when I mentioned Jarre's music . Though I think that the poignant version on the "Destination Docklands" record is the only one making it justice.
Looking forward to the third part.

Dr_Jones - Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:09 am

Elf wrote:
http://domino.elfworld.org/the-journey-to-equinoxe-infinity-part-2-losing-teeth-and-digging-in-trash-bins/

Friday! And Jean-Michel Jarre's new album is out today. Celebrate that, and the start of the weekend, with the SECOND part of my huge interview with him. Today: Teeth fly while making Zoolook. And you get videos and a playlist too! Read! Share! Like! Woohooo!


Quote:

– Are you ever going to perform the third part of it live? Because a lot of fans really, really like it.

– I totally agree! Yeah, I think this kind of hysteric, speedy and crazy sequence would work great in concert. I agree, I should do it one day. Thank you for reminding me!


Dude, you're doing a fantastic job here!!!

Kanta - Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 am

Photos from Poland yesterday:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNk9aOALhj/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNlJTvlSHB/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNmPWOFKhU/

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:01 am

Well, I won't have my CD from Amazon UK until tomorrow it seems. F**k you Amazon, pay your taxes!, but about 12am I found the continuous play of the album on Youtube.

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the link, but it's easy to find. PM me if you have any issues finding it. So I listened to the album until 4am, which is why I'm totally knackered today. Luckily I took a "Jarre day" so I don't have to go to work.

These are my thoughts so far. I'm not a musician so this is just what I hear in
layman's terms.

Movement 1. Love it. This is the epic Jarre I like. It's not quite in the First Rendez-Vous class, but it's nearly there.

Movement 2. A very nice track. Some may say it's too Vangelis, or too Revolutions, and sounds dated, but it's a good track.

Movement 3: Has been growing on me, but I doubt it will be played a lot. I like the bass line and the laser effects, but the Mellotron lead takes some time to get use to. It sounds very
Chronologie to me.

Movement 4: Jarre seems to have gone full Morricone with this one. It's nice enough but for me the least interesting track on the album.

Movement 5: This track is either too short, or doesn't need to be there at all, I can't decide.
As it is, it just seems to be under developed. It's just there, nothing more.

Movement 6: Has divided opinion. This is not the Jarre I love, and I'm not sure what it is doing on this album, but it's catchy enough. I don't dislike it.

Movement 7: For me this is both the highlight and the biggest disappointment. The start sounds fantastic, with it's Equinoxe7-like bass line, and the sharp lead and sampled speech.
I would have liked this sound to repeat for a while longer, but it changes too soon, and then...the track is over. This would have been an amazing 4 to 5 minute track, but it's still outstanding imo.

Movement 8: Is great, but not as good as the original imo. The aggressive bass line has been added for continuity from the previous track I guess, but it didn't need it.
Jarre got this track right the first time, and it didn't need altering.

Movement 9: Love it. To me it sounds like a Concerts in China track, but maybe it's my old ears but the lead synth sounded a bit harsh and hurt my ears via headphones.

Movement 10: You get the slowed down Watchers intro which is very Band in the Rain, then I really liked the first couple of minutes after that. Then, I'm not sure if all started to sound all a bit random, but it seemed to lose it way and maybe it's just me but it started to sound similar to the middle part of Magnetic Fields 1. I liked it, but I think this is the track I'm going to need to listen to the most, as I can't quite put my finger on why I'm not loving it.

In Conclusion.
JMJ has done a great job. It sounds like he's spent time on the album, and not just knocked it up in a few weeks. It has it's highs and lows and is a bit disjointed. It doesn't flow like the original and to be honest has very little to do with it.

I think Jarre has added some background effects similar the original (thunder and gargling water) so it has some connection to the original but for me they are not needed. It's not up there with his best but it's very interesting, doesn't have any real weak tracks and for me is easily his best solo album since Oxy 7-13.
I need to play it more today though...if I can keep awake. More coffee needed!

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:13 am

More reviews:

http://spillmagazine.com/...inoxe-infinity/

https://www.reflectionsof...uinoxe-infinity

Kanta - Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:00 pm




Source: https://www.facebook.com/...Bb0dw&__tn__=-R

Velodynamic - Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:03 pm

I won't have the box set until the middle of next week (thx Amazon). I'm really forcing myself from listening to E.I. today. ;)
shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:32 pm

I should receive my box between now and three hours. €40 bucks for the big one is terrific! :nod:

Quote:
“the French guy who goes ‘Mother fuckeeeeer.’"

I never figured Jarre was the kind of guy to go crazy like this. I love it!

Kanta - Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:43 pm

16/11/2018
Via SoundStage! Network

@jeanmicheljarre talking about his latest album, "Equinoxe Infinity," released worldwide today #jeanmicheljarre #equinoxeinfinity #newmusic

Source and videos:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqPfEI1gbRT/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqPdsJpgfWt/



16/11/2018
Via dCS Only The Music

#fridayfeeling this is the incredible @jeanmicheljarre launching his new album 'Equinox Infinity' at the Poland Audio Video Show using our Vivaldi Stack @dagostino_amps Relentless & @WilsonAudio Alexx. We are very honoured. Awesome #jeanmicheljarre #equinoxeinfinity #MusicIsLife

Source: https://twitter.com/dCSonlythemusic/status/1063431336042606592

Elf - Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:47 pm

AFAN Alessandro Fantini wrote:
Elf wrote:
http://domino.elfworld.org/the-journey-to-equinoxe-infinity-part-2-losing-teeth-and-digging-in-trash-bins/

Friday! And Jean-Michel Jarre's new album is out today. Celebrate that, and the start of the weekend, with the SECOND part of my huge interview with him. Today: Teeth fly while making Zoolook. And you get videos and a playlist too! Read! Share! Like! Woohooo!



I deeply appreciate this second part as the interview changed into a more open-hearted conversation between old friends (even more than in the podcasts).
Your considerations about "Magnetic Fields part 1" reflects what I thought since the first time I listened to it. The third movement of the track is in my absolute top songs list together with "Ethnicolor" and "Waiting for Cousteau" and I've always wondered why he never played it on stage.
Also, it was very interesting to read your mention about Daglish who recently passed away. I heard several "sid versions" of Jarre's tunes on my C64 long before knowing who was the original composer.
His musings about the making of "Zoolook" and "Revolutions" are intriguing as well, as they are the lps that encapsulate the mood of my early teenager period.
He was even more "tranchant" by stating that "Rendev vous 4" is a sort of nightmare: I remember one of my school mate derided me by whistling a childish impression of "Rendez Vous 4" when I mentioned Jarre's music . Though I think that the poignant version on the "Destination Docklands" record is the only one making it justice.
Looking forward to the third part.


Thank you for your kind words. And I loved reading this comment.

Elf - Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:47 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Elf wrote:
http://domino.elfworld.org/the-journey-to-equinoxe-infinity-part-2-losing-teeth-and-digging-in-trash-bins/

Friday! And Jean-Michel Jarre's new album is out today. Celebrate that, and the start of the weekend, with the SECOND part of my huge interview with him. Today: Teeth fly while making Zoolook. And you get videos and a playlist too! Read! Share! Like! Woohooo!


Quote:

– Are you ever going to perform the third part of it live? Because a lot of fans really, really like it.

– I totally agree! Yeah, I think this kind of hysteric, speedy and crazy sequence would work great in concert. I agree, I should do it one day. Thank you for reminding me!


Dude, you're doing a fantastic job here!!!


He he. Had a feeling you might like that comment. Thanks.

Elf - Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:48 pm

shadow wrote:
I should receive my box between now and three hours. €40 bucks for the big one is terrific! :nod:

Quote:
“the French guy who goes ‘Mother fuckeeeeer.’"

I never figured Jarre was the kind of guy to go crazy like this. I love it!


I was a bit surprised when Marcus Miller told me that story, yes. And I loved how Jarre reacted to it when I told him.

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:05 pm

Elf, did you talk to JMJ about how it was working with the late Yogi Horton on Zoolook?
Velodynamic - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:15 pm

Kanta wrote:
16/11/2018

Image


And so there we have the finished brick-wall squashed DR curve. :punch:

Elf - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:17 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Elf, did you talk to JMJ about how it was working with the late Yogi Horton on Zoolook?


Sorry, no. There were so many questions I still wanted to ask, but there were so many albums to go through that I had to prioritise. Fiona even gave me 30 minutes extra, which was very sweet of her.

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:24 pm

Another 10/10 review:
https://monkeypress.de/2018/11/reviews/cd-reviews/jean-michel-jarre-equinoxe-infinity/

A bit OTT, but still nice..

Just looked at Amazon UK, and someone has giving it one star because they expected an hour and twenty minutes of music, not 40 minutes :roll:

shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:28 pm

I see the mail man on the other side of the street, just a little bit left!



Velodynamic wrote:
Kanta wrote:
16/11/2018

Image


And so there we have the finished brick-wall squashed DR curve. :punch:

I'll try it right away when I get the CD, I have little hope though. Someone else will have to rip the vinyl record (which I would greatly appreciate if I could get that :nod: ), still lacking a decent record player that plays correctly at 33⅓.

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:29 pm

Mug him Shadow!
Dr_Jones - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
Kanta wrote:
16/11/2018

Image


And so there we have the finished brick-wall squashed DR curve. :punch:


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Analyzed: Equinoxe Infinity / Artist: Jean Michel Jarre
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DR Peak RMS Duration Title [codec]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DR7 -0.17 dB -10.90 dB 2:58 01 - The Watchers (Movement 1) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -9.58 dB 3:53 02 - Flying Totems (Movement 2) [flac]
DR6 -0.17 dB -8.61 dB 5:42 03 - Robots Don't Cry (Movement 3) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -10.11 dB 4:00 04 - All That You Leave Behind (Movement 4) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -11.69 dB 1:32 05 - If the Wind Could Speak (Movement 5) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -8.73 dB 4:12 06 - Infinity (Movement 6) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -8.71 dB 2:06 07 - Machines are Learning (Movement 7) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -9.05 dB 4:16 08 - The Opening (Movement 8) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -9.81 dB 3:35 09 - Don't Look Back (Movement 9) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -12.16 dB 7:32 10 - Equinoxe Infinity (Movement 10) [flac]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of files: 10
Official DR value: DR7

plate of chips - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:53 pm

...
Robi - Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:59 pm

The album is wonderful, I so so much like it. I agree with the opinion that this is the best album since Oxygene 7-13. However it's not on the Equinoxe level - though close to that - this new material shows so much emotions!

Elf, thank you for the great interview! Nice job.

shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:06 pm

So I just received my copy... There's no download card in the box :|

Edit: well never mind, it was inside the packaging with the Equinoxe Infinity vinyl, as in, right on the record itself... How did this happen!?

Dr_Jones wrote:
Velodynamic wrote:
Kanta wrote:
16/11/2018

Image


And so there we have the finished brick-wall squashed DR curve. :punch:


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Analyzed: Equinoxe Infinity / Artist: Jean Michel Jarre
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DR Peak RMS Duration Title [codec]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DR7 -0.17 dB -10.90 dB 2:58 01 - The Watchers (Movement 1) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -9.58 dB 3:53 02 - Flying Totems (Movement 2) [flac]
DR6 -0.17 dB -8.61 dB 5:42 03 - Robots Don't Cry (Movement 3) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -10.11 dB 4:00 04 - All That You Leave Behind (Movement 4) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -11.69 dB 1:32 05 - If the Wind Could Speak (Movement 5) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -8.73 dB 4:12 06 - Infinity (Movement 6) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -8.71 dB 2:06 07 - Machines are Learning (Movement 7) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -9.05 dB 4:16 08 - The Opening (Movement 8) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -9.81 dB 3:35 09 - Don't Look Back (Movement 9) [flac]
DR7 -0.17 dB -12.16 dB 7:32 10 - Equinoxe Infinity (Movement 10) [flac]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of files: 10
Official DR value: DR7


Blegh... Though I like how all but one track are DR 7, gotta love consistency!

Edit: The download code is only a shitty .mp3 version of the albums? What cheapskating is this?! :lol:
Edit again: It's just the iTunes version you get, it's right there in the tags. Seriously?! :lol:

Kanta - Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:16 pm



Jean Michel Jarre @ Audio Video Show 2018!

Video: https://www.facebook.com/...XFIf8&__tn__=-R

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:23 pm

Robi wrote:
The album is wonderful, I so so much like it. I agree with the opinion that this is the best album since Oxygene 7-13. However it's not on the Equinoxe level - though close to that - this new material shows so much emotions!

Elf, thank you for the great interview! Nice job.


I've played it for about 12 hours now. It is really good. IMO:

It's better than:
Teo and Tea (Did I really have to say that?)
Session 2000
GOL
Oxygene 3
Magnetic Fields (Yes, really!)
Revolutions (although there's nothing on EI has good as the first 16 mins)
Metamorphoses (only just)
Chronologie (only just)
Aero (if you can count that)
Music for Supermarkets (from what I've heard)
Waiting for Cousteau
Electronica Part 2 (if you can count that)

Not quite as good as:
Oxygene
Oxygene 7-13
Equinoxe
Zoolook
Rendez-Vous
The Concerts in China (Studio tracks)
Electronica Part 1 (if you can count that)

shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:45 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
It's better than:
Oxygene 3
Magnetic Fields (Yes, really!)

Not quite as good as:
Rendez-Vous


You put Rendez-Vous above Oxygene 3 and Magentic Fields? That's... Not something I'd expected to see :P

Jote - Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:01 pm

The missing track description for "The Watchers" is up at jeanmicheljarre.com

"‘The Watchers’ is the opening of the album. The track symbolises these creatures which certainly might seem familiar to a few people. They were looking at us from the cover of the first ‘Equinoxe’-album. In this movement of the new album they are reappearing and we still don’t know what they are about. Now they rise again and we discover that they may be from a very ancient past, wet and windy… But they are also timeless and we can feel that they could still be here after we have gone. The track is like the first scene of a movie of which we still don’t know how it will end.“"


Jote - Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:01 pm

As for the digital download containing shitty iTunes mp3s - well, perhaps it's a mistake and we should bring this up to JMJ's team attention? Were high-res downloads promised or just downloads? Does anyone remember?

EDIT: says WAVs in the instagram post about unboxing

"Unboxing the EQUINOXE PROJECT Boxset. The concept around it was to make it a visual experience. Including many of the incredible watcher designs by Filip Hodas and combining the two worlds of EQUINOXE and EQUINOXE INFINITY. It includes both albums as Vinyl Replica CDs, both albums on 180g Vinyl, a Scratchcard to download both albums as WAVs and four Posters. It´s manufactured in a limited run, so pre-order fast."

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp6w-AFF0uZ/

shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:52 pm

Yeah they've included either the wrong files or the promise was fake. If I have to be honest, I'm leaning towards the first, Planet Jarre was also lossless .wav

Edit: Don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but who's the asshole that's playing with people their OCD with the track colours?! They're out of order you bastard :punch:



Edit: Correct order of the colours should be (for those that care anyway): 2, 3, 4, 5, 1, 6, 7, 10, 8, 9

matt222 - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:27 pm

Note how part six bass line merges into part 7 like the transition from the original Equinoxe part 6 to 7...........
shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:34 pm

Currently on All That You Leave Behind, so far really digging the music and the title perfectly fits this title. Man what a downer compared to the first three!
If the Wind Could Speak is a weird one, should've been way longer, but I adore it!
Infinity was the one people had problems with? Because I love it! Not what I expected of the album, but reminds me of a modern Calypso mixed with Equinoxe. Lots of fun!

plate of chips - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:40 pm

Robi wrote:
The album is wonderful, I so so much like it ...
It's not on the Equinoxe level - though close to that - this new material shows so much emotions!



I forwarded my suggestions to improve Oxygene Trilogy .

They were :
timings when sequences, pads, drums introduced;
altering drums; removing drums altogether (oxy16);
removing couple of minor parts album opener;
lowering octaves on three parts;
space for some elements to breathe more;
replacing 90s eurodance syncopated element in two places with something contemporary.


I shall same Equinfinity once Ive listened all the way through.


Equinoxe 1979 these changes would have improved upon this classic.
# Equinoxe 3 : repeating the spirit ravishing melody ...
recording them just twice each time is such a hurtful abruptness.
# Equinoxe 6 : altering terrible chord progressions ... so jarring, trying to be too clever.
More "trance" basic ear pleasing chord progression brings it into Ibiza, Goa.
# Equinoxe 7 : removing unnecessary cheesy drums.
# Equinoxe 8 end : repeating Equinoxe 5 Really ? ... Shirley havent run out of ideas. So easy to change the notes.
Michel Geiss, someone should advised JmJ.

Jote - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:40 pm

shadow wrote:
Edit: Don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but who's the asshole that's playing with people their OCD with the track colours?!


Of course - a few pages back on this thread

http://www.zoolook.nl/for...p=204130#204130

Too bad. Otherwise I'd be keen to create a 40-minute visual with the colors changing gradually to match the track being played.

shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:43 pm

Oh good, than it's not just me. How the hell do you mess something that easily up? :lol:

But want me to fix the colours for you? I can have it done in no time! I will be changing the colour order of all the tracks so it start with red and ends with magenta though

Jote - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:45 pm

shadow wrote:
Oh good, than it's not just me. How the hell do you mess something that easily up? :lol:

But want me to fix the colours for you? I can have it done in no time! I will be changing the colour order of all the tracks so it start with red and ends with magenta though


Well, obviously I can change the color but it won't be the same. I would personally start out on the default blue and end on it as well (so 1 would have the same color as 10 has now).

Jote - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:46 pm

matt222 wrote:
Note how part six bass line merges into part 7 like the transition from the original Equinoxe part 6 to 7...........


Except on the original album the transition is seamless. Here you can instantly hear it. And it tries to improvise too much to make it similar to the Equinoxe 7 intro. In general I'm not a huge fan of those forced references to the original album.

shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:56 pm

Were those posters ever released in uncompressed format? I'd love to have a full resolution uncompressed version of both posters.

Edit: In Equinoxe Infinity, that laughing that starts at around 5:20, is that the same laughing from the middle section of Magnetic Fields? It sounds very much alike.

kubrick - Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:50 pm

It's a shame that Movement 5 is not longer, it could be a great track.
VinylScratch - Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:04 pm

I lucked out with the lottery and got the "good" cover artwork on my LP.
After one listen I can say that it works rather well as an album, even including the weird movement 6 (cue the remix contest :mrgreen: ).
The occasional nods to the original are much appreciated, especially the "band-in-the-rain"-esque movement 5 and the lovely transitions of movments 6 thru 8.
All in all, I like this a *lot* more than Oxygene 3 - definitely his best since Oxygene 7-13, despite all the wacky ideas behind it.

shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:24 pm

Which one do you consider the good one? I have the yellow/orange one and find it terrific.
kubrick - Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:30 pm

The best art cover of the album is, imho the one with the fire. That cover is exactly what the music represents…. and it is more beautiful than the other one
lacobo - Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:34 pm

Got the box as well today. Verrry dissapointed about the MP3 download.
On the bright side: The album is wonderfull.

lacobo - Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:34 pm

Doublepost :(
VinylScratch - Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:00 pm

shadow wrote:
Which one do you consider the good one? I have the yellow/orange one and find it terrific.

For me it's just the opposite, but nevermind the artwork - at the end of the day it's the music that matters, and Jarre really delivers on this one. :D

shadow - Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:41 pm

Guess I'm not that optimistic about the future and all. We're doomed and can blame no one but ourselves as a species :P
HunterTech - Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:17 am

Just finished Equinoxe Infinity. There's certainly a lot about it that I enjoyed, being that Jarre certainly messed around with a lot of ideas here. There's never a dull moment, the production was generally solid, and it ultimately leaves you wanting to revisit it. I will say that this definitely is to Equinoxe as Oxygene 7-13 was to Oxygene, where it's evident that even as there are a lot of ideas, it isn't exactly the most consistent listening experience. Also, it certainly did feel a bit more modern than 7-13, as any of the old school Jarre tricks are a bit more subdued here, so YMMV is this actually works as a sequel. Though for me, I certainly think it's a solid follow up.

I am glad to see a lot of the reactions being positive so far, though who knows if there's to be more picking apart after this. I will say that I still think I prefer Oxy 3, since I think I get more emotional when listening to that. Of course, I need Infinity to sit with me more before I can decided where it lands. :D

Dr_Jones - Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:40 am

I like that Movement 10 has references to other tracks from the album (so far I heard Movement 1 and 6), just like Equinoxe 8 had with Equinoxe 5.
lacobo - Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:30 am

High-Res audio from (a.o) Qobuz is still compressed the life out of it compared to the record.


Jote - Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:41 am

lacobo wrote:
High-Res audio from (a.o) Qobuz is still compressed the life out of it compared to the record.

[url=http://www.lacobo.com/ForumPics\HRvsRC.png]Image[/url]


As is the case with Electronica, Oxygene 3 and Planet Jarre - making the whole high-res thing pointless.

kubrick - Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:42 am

lacobo wrote:
High-Res audio from (a.o) Qobuz is still compressed the life out of it compared to the record.

[url=http://www.lacobo.com/ForumPics\HRvsRC.png]Image[/url]


Uber boring, Who cares about this... The music counts, not the lame "analyse".

Velodynamic - Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:37 am

lacobo wrote:
High-Res audio from (a.o) Qobuz is still compressed the life out of it compared to the record.

[url=http://www.lacobo.com/ForumPics\HRvsRC.png]Image[/url]

So once again vinyl is the shit (even though probably not 100% uncompressed). 8)

Jote wrote:

As is the case with Electronica, Oxygene 3 and Planet Jarre - making the whole high-res thing pointless.

The Oxygene 3 record's curves looks decent yet it sounds a bit thin and very "poppy".
It could have helped to choose regular black vinyl but as always in JMJ's world design comes first.

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:44 am

I'm finding the album very interesting, probably the most interesting since Zoolook.
There's a lot sounds from previous albums in there, not just Equinoxe. I can hear Magnetic Fields 1 in the last movement, there's some Revolutions in there, some WfC/Calypso, even some Zoolook type sampling, but it's not Jarre recycling, it's all new. It's not Jarre on Oxygene 3 auto-pilot. I think people will be finding new things they like about EI for years to come.

Bravo Mr Jarre!

Jarreshair - Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:52 pm

There's a small section of Movement 10 that starts around 2.10 into the track. It's been driving me crazy what that sounded like, then it dawned on me:

https://www.youtube.com/w...annel=WidRandom

VinylScratch - Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:27 pm

Jote wrote:
lacobo wrote:
High-Res audio from (a.o) Qobuz is still compressed the life out of it compared to the record.

[url=http://www.lacobo.com/ForumPics\HRvsRC.png]Image[/url]


As is the case with Electronica, Oxygene 3 and Planet Jarre - making the whole high-res thing pointless.


pointless indeed... :mrgreen:

shadow - Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:29 pm

lacobo wrote:
High-Res audio from (a.o) Qobuz is still compressed the life out of it compared to the record.

[url=http://www.lacobo.com/ForumPics\HRvsRC.png]Image[/url]


There's already a vinyl rip? I'm most interested in that one! :mrgreen:

Jote - Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:29 pm

VinylScratch wrote:
pointless indeed... :mrgreen:


Nah, the issue here is that if those were the quieter vinyl masters it would make sense to release them as 48/24 (even though I'd take a vinyl master in 44/16 anytime). But since this is the over-the-top CD master there is really no point to it.

Quote:
There's already a vinyl rip? I'm most interested in that one!


Me too.

Finaero - Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:56 pm

Hmm, just occurred to me that even if Infinity is quite catchy, this album doesn't really have a "signature track" like Equinoxe 4 or 5 (or even Oxygene 17, tbh). Still more solid and cohesive as an album than O3, IMO.

Also, listening to the Continuous Mix (not having received my CD yet) made me realize how Movement 9 more or less just fading out at the end bothers me more than Movement 5 doing more or less the same thing.

lacobo - Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:28 pm

Quote:
There's already a vinyl rip? I'm most interested in that one! :mrgreen:


I recorded a 48/24 WAV of the record, but because my record player is a quite crappy one (Sylvercrest :oops: ) the results are not fantastic. But i was to curious if it was 'as loud' as the CD and the High-Res audio files. It shows that it isn't. It sounds somewhat warmer and more analog without over-compression. Now if only the record player was a little bit better....

shadow - Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:40 pm

Anything is better than mine, it doesn't turn at 33⅓ anymore :P

Finaero wrote:
Hmm, just occurred to me that even if Infinity is quite catchy, this album doesn't really have a "signature track" like Equinoxe 4 or 5 (or even Oxygene 17, tbh). Still more solid and cohesive as an album than O3, IMO.


I'd say Movement 6 fills that void, it's upbeat, has a fun lead and sounds good overall.

matt222 - Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:20 pm

I like parts 1,2,6,8,9,10
Jarreshair - Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:40 am

Finaero wrote:
Hmm, just occurred to me that even if Infinity is quite catchy, this album doesn't really have a "signature track" like Equinoxe 4 or 5 (or even Oxygene 17, tbh). Still more solid and cohesive as an album than O3, IMO.
.


You are right.

Oxygene 4, Equinoxe 5, Rendzez-Vous 4, Chronologie 4, Oxygene 8, Oxygene 10.
For me those are the only tracks Jarre has written that are both good enough and catchy enough to be big mainstream hits.

Close but not quite: Oxygene 2, Equinoxe 4, Magnetic Fields 2 & 4, Aero, Oxygene 17.
I'm not saying these tracks aren't good enough, but they are not quite radio friendly enough.


I'm still liking Movement 7 the most, I just wish there was more of it.

Jon - Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:39 pm

Equinoxe Infinity is a stunning album... Enough said.
Jarreshair - Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:11 pm

I've just noticed that Jarre gives a special Thank You to Michael Geiss in the booklet.
Nice of JMJ considering that Geiss went on Jarre's facebook to totally slag off some of the Electronica tracks.

shadow - Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:14 pm

He stated that What You Want sounded nothing like Jarre's work and I can't blame him. That track as a single was terrible and it's by far one the worst on the two, if not the worst.
Jote - Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:28 pm

shadow wrote:
He stated that What You Want sounded nothing like Jarre's work


Which is expected when Jarre tries to emulate the style of other artists...

Ironically though, "What you want" contains a direct quote from previous Jarre's work.

And I still would take it over "Rely on me" any day.

Elf - Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:52 pm

Thanks for the nice words about my interview so far, guys.

Part 3 is now up -> http://domino.elfworld.or...o-stop-playing/

Elf - Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:52 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
I've just noticed that Jarre gives a special Thank You to Michael Geiss in the booklet.
Nice of JMJ considering that Geiss went on Jarre's facebook to totally slag off some of the Electronica tracks.


He also said nice things about him when I interviewed Jarre. Have you got a link to Geiss slagging off the tracks? Or a screen capture?

Jote - Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:38 pm

"This broadcast is brought to you by the publisher of Jean-Michel Jarre's new album "Equinoxe Infinity"" - commercial bumper on tvn24, Polish news channel (pardon the quality, I have a vintage TV). I have never seen any JMJ promo here except Electronica tour posters, so that's something.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaUJ7ZTw_eM

Kanta - Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:46 pm



18/11/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre Instagram Stories

Dr_Jones - Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:22 pm

LP DR:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Analyzed: Equinoxe Infinity / Artist: Jean-Michel Jarre
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DR Peak RMS Duration Title [codec]
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DR12 -4.19 dB -19.50 dB 2:58 01.The Watchers (Movement 1).flac
DR12 -3.75 dB -18.67 dB 3:53 02.Flying Totems (Movement 2).flac
DR12 -3.06 dB -17.64 dB 5:44 03.Robots Don't Cry (Movement 3).flac
DR11 -4.08 dB -19.09 dB 4:00 04.All That You Leave Behind (Movement 4).flac
DR11 -4.58 dB -21.52 dB 1:41 05.If the Wind Could Speak (Movement 5).flac
DR12 -4.11 dB -18.08 dB 4:11 06.Infinity (Movement 6).flac
DR11 -4.89 dB -18.59 dB 2:08 07.Machines Are Learning (Movement 7).flac
DR12 -4.31 dB -18.58 dB 4:16 08.The Opening (Movement 8) .flac
DR12 -4.64 dB -19.99 dB 3:35 09.Don't Look Back (Movement 9).flac
DR12 -5.66 dB -22.66 dB 7:34 10.Equinoxe Infinity (Movement 10).flac
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of files: 10
Official DR value: DR12

Velodynamic - Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:58 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
LP DR:
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Analyzed: Equinoxe Infinity / Artist: Jean-Michel Jarre
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of files: 10
Official DR value: DR12

Awesome result! Almost as good as the first pressing of Equinoxe part 1-8. :wink:

Dr_Jones - Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:56 am

If only someone had the guts to put that master on a CD.
Jote - Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:33 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
If only someone had the guts to put that master on a CD.


Or at least in the high-res download (which is mp3 in this case, but nevertheless) for crying out loud

Kanta - Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:52 pm



19/11/2018
Via Franceinfo

"I feel much more in tune with today's technology": 40 years after "Equinoxe", Jean-Michel Jarre released "Equinoxe Infinity"

The composer was Franceinfo's guest on Monday for the release of his new album.

Source and video: https://www.francetvinfo....ty_3041977.html

jeanbatman - Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Kanta wrote:
(...) Source and video: https://www.francetvinfo....ty_3041977.html

Jarre got stuck on the 3rd question of the blind test of the France Info indicators... :mrgreen:

Kanta - Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:54 pm



19/11/2018
Via Columbia France

On the occasion of his album #EquinoxeInfinity, find tonight Jean-Michel Jarre @jeanmicheljarre in the show @MagEntreeLibre on @ France5tv from 20h

Source: https://twitter.com/columbia_fr/status/1064548861794967552

RemarkableRadio - Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:55 am

So far, I have really enjoyed the album. A lot has already been said.

I am still not sure about Movement 6 - Infinity. It is a bit too close to a90s euro dance track. But then again, I like it. But I shouldn't.
But I do... Difficult. I do think it is the signature track because it is so different from the rest.

And nobody noticed yet that Movement 10 - Equinoxe Infinity has a lot of similarities with The Orb's A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That From The Centre Of The Ultraworld.

So it is a great album.
Complaint? Well, with 40minutes, it is a bit short.

Velodynamic - Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:40 am

It's nice to see JMJ is not going all the way apocalyptic with this new album.
An album needs some optimistic moments to balance everything out and to last in the long run.
I have a feeling Oxygene 3 became a bit too depressing to listen to every day.

Elf - Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:54 am

RemarkableRadio wrote:

And nobody noticed yet that Movement 10 - Equinoxe Infinity has a lot of similarities with The Orb's A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That From The Centre Of The Ultraworld..


Lots of people have. It's been mentioned in this forum several times, and in other online Jarre forums. I also mentioned this in my review at http://domino.elfworld.or...inoxe-infinity/ (,as well as in my upcoming Part 4 of my interview with Jarre)

RemarkableRadio wrote:
So it is a great album.
Complaint? Well, with 40minutes, it is a bit short.


I agree that it's a great album. But 35-40 minutes is actually the standard length for a Jarre album, so I've got no problems with that.

Kanta - Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:20 am



Official Album Charts

23 - Equinoxe Infinity

Source: https://www.officialchart...s-chart-update/

jeanbatman - Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 am

Kanta wrote:
Image

19/11/2018
Via Columbia France

On the occasion of his album #EquinoxeInfinity, find tonight Jean-Michel Jarre @jeanmicheljarre in the show @MagEntreeLibre on @ France5tv from 20h

Source: https://twitter.com/columbia_fr/status/1064548861794967552

There was a mistake, he didn't show up... Later this week maybe.

:arrow: Video review of EI by The Wonky Angle https://www.youtube.com/w..._5Os83aA&t=381s

Dr_Jones - Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:45 am

Although I don't agree with Wonky all the time (he doesn't like Chronologie for example), I do think this review fits with my view on the album.
Kanta - Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:46 am



"I would have liked to produce Yeezus by Kanye West" For the release of his album Equinoxe infinity, here is the TRACK ID of the LEGEND Jean-Michel Jarre @jeanmicheljarre

Video: https://twitter.com/KonbiniFr/status/1064586665518354433

Dr_Jones - Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:50 am

Kanta wrote:
Image

"I would have liked to produce Yeezus by Kanye West" For the release of his album Equinoxe infinity, here is the TRACK ID of the LEGEND Jean-Michel Jarre @jeanmicheljarre

Video: https://twitter.com/KonbiniFr/status/1064586665518354433


Great video. His first record was a Ray Charles record, the best music to make love to: start with a Brian Eno track, end with Rammstein :mrgreen:

Jarreshair - Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:41 am

The Wonky Angle give Teo & Teo a higher rating than Equinoxe Infinity.
Is he fucking deaf?

shadow - Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:46 am

It depends on what you like I guess, I won't deny that even if T&T is by far his worst work, I seriously love it and would place it above a bunch of others of him depending on my mood :P

Also, that promotional video for Vintage will never get me to not crack a smile :lol:

jeanbatman - Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:48 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Kanta wrote:
Image

"I would have liked to produce Yeezus by Kanye West" For the release of his album Equinoxe infinity, here is the TRACK ID of the LEGEND Jean-Michel Jarre @jeanmicheljarre

Video: https://twitter.com/KonbiniFr/status/1064586665518354433


Great video. His first record was a Ray Charles record, the best music to make love to: start with a Brian Eno track, end with Rammstein :mrgreen:

I wonder if there was ever a survey on the best Jarre track to make love.

Jote - Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:27 pm

Ok, so I got my copy today and tried the digital download from the scratch card. And here's where things get interesting. People have been complaining that the download contains MP3 files only. Clearly they realized that was a mistake and updated the download yesterday. My download already contains WAV files with modification date NOVEMBER 19TH (YESTERDAY). Funnily enough, the download contains:

- one wav copy of Equinoxe
- TWO wav copies of Equinoxe Infinity

I thought maybe one version has fadeouts while the other one doesn't, or maybe different mastering, but no - they are the exact same files.

I'm not sure what about people who already downloaded the MP3 version...

EDIT: someone confirmed that even if you downloaded MP3s you can log in again and the WAV edition.



Diff tool result (no differences found):


Jon - Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:44 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
The Wonky Angle give Teo & Teo a higher rating than Equinoxe Infinity.
Is he fucking deaf?


Deaf and brain dead.

Jon - Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:45 pm

No Autorip on this from Amazon orders?
Kanta - Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:58 pm

Interview Via France Inter:

New Equinoxe for Jean Michel Jarre

40 years after his album Equinoxe, the second big success of the musician, sold more than 10 million copies, Jean-Michel Jarre returns with Equinoxe Infinity . Album that is not following the first according to Jarre, but rather a reverie around the characters of the cover, the "Watchers". What has become of him who gathers millions of people for his concerts , and who has marked the history of electronic music and synthesizers, with the album Oxygène , released in 1976?

Source: https://www.franceinter.f...novembre-2018-0

jeanbatman - Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:25 pm

Kanta wrote:
Interview Via France Inter:

New Equinoxe for Jean Michel Jarre

40 years after his album Equinoxe, the second big success of the musician, sold more than 10 million copies, Jean-Michel Jarre returns with Equinoxe Infinity . Album that is not following the first according to Jarre, but rather a reverie around the characters of the cover, the "Watchers". What has become of him who gathers millions of people for his concerts , and who has marked the history of electronic music and synthesizers, with the album Oxygène , released in 1976?

Source: https://www.franceinter.f...novembre-2018-0

Funny story when Jarre tells he refused the role of Jesus Christ in an italian movie... :nod:

Jarreshair - Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:27 pm

Jon wrote:
No Autorip on this from Amazon orders?


Not for me. I think they must have stopped doing that.
You get 3 months free Amazon music with every CD purchase now.

Dr_Jones - Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:28 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Kanta wrote:
Interview Via France Inter:

New Equinoxe for Jean Michel Jarre

40 years after his album Equinoxe, the second big success of the musician, sold more than 10 million copies, Jean-Michel Jarre returns with Equinoxe Infinity . Album that is not following the first according to Jarre, but rather a reverie around the characters of the cover, the "Watchers". What has become of him who gathers millions of people for his concerts , and who has marked the history of electronic music and synthesizers, with the album Oxygène , released in 1976?

Source: https://www.franceinter.f...novembre-2018-0

Funny story when Jarre tells he refused the role of Jesus Christ in an italian movie... :nod:


Wut! :shock:
I wonder when that was.

shadow - Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:30 pm

Jote wrote:
-snip-


Great, redownloading it right now!

Jarreshair - Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:46 pm

[quote="jeanbatman"]
Kanta wrote:

Funny story when Jarre tells he refused the role of Jesus Christ in an italian movie... :nod:


But I thought JMJ was GOD! :D

Kanta - Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:03 pm



19/11/2018
Via Paris Match Belgium

Jean-Michel Jarre: "Electro artists have a societal role to play"

On 16th November , the French musician unveiled his latest studio album, Equinoxe Infinity . This is the sequel, forty years after the day, of his fourth album, Equinoxe released in 1978. This soundtrack of ten movements is largely inspired by the use of new technologies.

Source: https://parismatch.be/i-like-belgium/203867/jean-michel-jarre-les-artistes-electro-ont-un-role-societal-a-jouer?fbclid=IwAR2AnOPVGaeNvBtwb2fDVdTWabRVmoQTQH-gfsriIrTztBZw7Omu25g30xs

Jote - Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:44 pm

Jon wrote:
Deaf and brain dead.


How about providing some actual counterarguments instead of just attacking him personally? I listened to his review and he makes some very valid points.

Jon - Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:59 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
Jon wrote:
No Autorip on this from Amazon orders?


Not for me. I think they must have stopped doing that.
You get 3 months free Amazon music with every CD purchase now.


I had a new release last week off Amazon and that came with a Autorip.

Finaero - Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:00 pm

I've got to say that I'm actually quite surprised how much I actually like this album (Movement 10 might be my definite favorite track at the moment*).

(* = Even dethroning Paris Bourges from my #1 post-2000 Jarre track spot... would still love a lossless (studio) version of the Bourges EP, though)

Jon - Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:16 pm

Jote wrote:
Jon wrote:
Deaf and brain dead.


How about providing some actual counterarguments instead of just attacking him personally? I listened to his review and he makes some very valid points.


To do that then one has to be a reviewer. I am not a reviewer. I listened to his review and I disagree.

Plus I can't be ar$ed to explain to others the reasoning behind my opinion.

Jote - Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:29 pm

Jon wrote:
To do that then one has to be a reviewer. I am not a reviewer. I listened to his review and I disagree.

Plus I can't be ar$ed to explain to others the reasoning behind my opinion.


And that somehow justifies attacking him personally. Ok.

Velodynamic - Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:37 am

I've listen trough the Equinoxe Infinity now and I'll put it very simple.
This is the most interesting album since Waiting For Costeau.
It's like the "real" 1980's Jean Michel Jarre suddenly woke up with some new toys to play with.
This album is a freaking master piece! :D

I've recorded vinyl WAV-files (side A & side B) through Audacity, picked up from Pro-Ject "Tube Box" phono pre-amp RCA's into the PC if anyone is interested...
(not sure how to share it other then with some OneDrive links)

Dr_Jones - Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:35 am

How is the amount of cracks and ticks in your vinyl recording?
plate of chips - Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:38 am

I think we can agree there's nothing new under the sun in Electronic Music.
JmJ said recently everything has been done in Electronic Music.

Then how does an Electronic Music album stand out these days.

Composition ? Emotion ? Vibe ? Brilliance ? Cleverness ?


Natural ability JmJ synthesis always been weaving sounds in and out, "cooking" with synthesis ingredients..
This natural synthesis Cleverness, Brilliance Equinoxe Infinity has in abundance.

Along with some gorgeous passages of composition in every track.
So gorgeous I said Oh my Goodness.



Stephane Gervais must take credit for some of the sound design.
I'm glad JmJ wrote in sleeve notes To Stephane for his precious collaboration.


:::::

Having said this, there are things would improved Equinfinity.
I shall forward these suggestions.

plate of chips - Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:39 am

RemarkableRadio wrote:
Movement 10 - Equinoxe Infinity has a lot of similarities with The Orb's A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That From The Centre Of The Ultraworld.


The Orb's most brilliant track, Ive listened to it perhaps hundred times
inspired from Love on a Real Train Tangerine Dream admitted copied Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians

We should be specific in this 7min32

2min21 : just 8notes of orbs huge ever growing pulsating brain sequence is played with last two notes reversed
3min15 : sequence starts faing out
3min55 : sequence "gone"
4min17 : sequence reintroduced weaving in out
4min40 : sequence "gone"
4min50 : sequence introduced again then buried
5min10 : sequence "gone"
5min47 : sequence returns weaving in out till 6min15.

That's it just 8notes. There's No other resemblance.

Take out these 8notes : then no one says anything about the orb.

Unnecessary to bring this sequence.

Detracts from a Brilliant track.


I would advised JmJ to Bin this pointless 8note sequence.


Why then did JmJ bring this 8note sequence?
# Was it the title huge ever growing brain ruling from centre of ultraworld has a resemblance to the watchers ?

Who knows

Kanta - Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:45 am



Jean-Michel Jarre, a life dedicated to 'cosmic' music: "Humans are very arrogant to place us at the center of the universe"

Jean-Michel Jarre leads a life dedicated to music. A cosmic music that transports us beyond our known 'universe'. The composer has sold 80 million albums in his career and has just released 'Equinoxe Infinity', a sequel to his second studio album that went on sale 40 years ago. The vigilantes, some stone totems, have a fundamental role in this work and Iker Jiménez has been able to speak with Jean-Michel Jarre exclusively for 'Milenio Live'. From his own home, the French musician reflects on the past, the present and the future and shares with Iker his deep impressions.

Video: https://www.mtmad.es/mile...2660730010.html

Kanta - Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:38 pm




21/11/2018
Via Wired Italia

How to discover the secrets of Jean-Michel Jarre on Wired

The electronic pioneer in comparison with world-famous Italian DJs and producers, in a live streaming event on the Facebook page of Wired Italia

Forty years on, Jean-Michel Jarre re-connects with the famous concept album Equinoxe , thanks to the release of the new work Equinoxe Infinity .
The French composer and musician, a pioneer of electronics, will be featured on Monday, 26th November of an event broadcast live on the Facebook page of Wired Italia, starting at 16:00.

Source: https://www.wired.it/attu...re/?refresh_ce=

Velodynamic - Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:58 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
How is the amount of cracks and ticks in your vinyl recording?

You can barely hear it at the end of side B.
Check your pm. ;)

Kanta - Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:59 pm

Jean-Michel Jarre @ Milano Music Week - 23/11/2018 - 18:00

Source: https://www.milanomusicwe...mmw-incontra-4/

Kanta - Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:56 pm



21/11/2018
Via Antyradio.pl

Jean-Michel Jarre released the continuation of the legendary album "Equinoxe"

The French musician decided to record an album inspired by technological progress. How does Jean-Michel Jarre's Equinoxe Infinity look like?

“At a time when vinyl is coming back for good, the cover is again gaining importance and attention. The "Equinoxe" cover has always been one of my favorites. Do these strange characters watch us? They look into space? They watch machines or natural phenomena? We do not know that. They are not scary, but they are strange and mysterious. We used the original "Watchmen" theme on the cover again to continue this story.“

Source: https://www.antyradio.pl/...-Equinoxe-27324

Kanta - Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:24 pm



Jean-Michel Jarre - Quotidien - 21/11/2018

Video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=xmuRRNpqOuA

Elf - Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:33 pm

Fourth and final part of mine and Jarre's walk through his entire studio album discography is up.

http://domino.elfworld.or...g-the-watchers/

starmike - Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:48 pm

Good to know that you do get the WAV files. My box comes in on Friday.
jeanbatman - Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:02 am

Elf wrote:
Fourth and final part of mine and Jarre's walk through his entire studio album discography is up.

http://domino.elfworld.or...g-the-watchers/

Very interesting interview, I love it. And Fiona is the answer (to everything) :fine:

Dr_Jones - Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:17 am

Brilliant interview again. The T&T insights and his realization that Movement 2 sounds like Industrial Revolution 2, you being frank about not liking stuff and JMJ being very open and positive about it. A much more humane conversation that the usual printed stuff.
Velodynamic - Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:27 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Brilliant interview again.

Although I think this sentence is a bit weird:
"You music that is simply to have fun with and dance and party to."
Otherwise I'll second that. 8)

Kanta - Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:33 am



22/11/2018
Via Le Monde

Jean-Michel Jarre: "We only make variations of ourselves"

The composer released a new album, "Equinoxe Infinity", after an anthology celebrating his fifty years of career.

Source: https://www.lemonde.fr/mu...87_1654986.html

Elf - Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:53 am

jeanbatman wrote:
Elf wrote:
Fourth and final part of mine and Jarre's walk through his entire studio album discography is up.

http://domino.elfworld.or...g-the-watchers/

Very interesting interview, I love it. And Fiona is the answer (to everything) :fine:


Thanks, and you're right. Fiona is the best :-)

Elf - Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:54 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Brilliant interview again. The T&T insights and his realization that Movement 2 sounds like Industrial Revolution 2, you being frank about not liking stuff and JMJ being very open and positive about it. A much more humane conversation that the usual printed stuff.


Thank you very much.

And I agree, I think through the past ten years, I've gained Jarre and Fiona's trust to be able to do this interview. And he told me afterwards that he really liked that it was very different from the normal interviews he does.

It was a great experience. Maybe I'll take a walk through all his mega concerts next time :-)

Elf - Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:55 am

Velodynamic wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
Brilliant interview again.

Although I think this sentence is a bit weird:
"You music that is simply to have fun with and dance and party to."
Otherwise I'll second that. 8)


Thanks. That's a good old typo. Will fix it.

Kanta - Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:27 am



Issue 47 of Classic Pop

We also catch up with synth legend Jean-Michel Jarre to talk about his 50 years as a pioneer of electronica including his Planet Jarre retrospective and new project Equinoxe Infinity.

Source: https://www.classicpopmag...is-on-sale-now/

plate of chips - Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:54 am

Kanta wrote:
Image

Issue 47 of Classic Pop


JmJ is a Pop Princess :peacemaan:

Dr_Jones - Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:18 pm

I can't wait to pick up some inconsistencies in the article in Classic Pop Magazine. I bought a PSB only special earlier this year, and it was riddled with mistakes.
Kanta - Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:30 pm



22/11/2018
Via Haiti24

At 70, the most famous French electro musician confirms this autumn his new activity with Equinoxe Infinity - in reference to Equinoxe, his 1978 classic - his fourth album since 2015. Shortly before, Jean-Michel Jarre has delivered a two-volume anthology (Planet Jarre) celebrating his fifty-year career. Double opportunity for him to express himself, in his Parisian home, on a solitary course, started in 1968 as laboratory assistant of the Musical Research Group (GRM).

Source: http://haiti24.net/jean-m...ns-de-soi-meme/

Kanta - Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:41 pm



22/11/2018
Via Bangumi

In 1979, he released his second album "Equinoxe". This international success now finds a sequel with "Equinoxe Infinity". On the occasion of the release of this new album, @jeanmicheljarre was in #Quotidien! 🙌 👉 ITW https://www.tf1.fr/tmc/qu...e-infinity.html

Source: https://twitter.com/Bangumiprod/status/1065544614554361856

shadow - Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:58 pm

I'm not sure if he legit forgot about the album, or prefers to be ignorant regarding T&T. Not remembering Vintage, despite having played it quite a few times throughout the 2012/2013 tours seems unlikely to me since people always seemed to have a blast with the track. Hell, it was even the encore at the Monaco event. I wouldn't blame him if he's being ignorant regarding the album, most of it is just alright at best. But to throw the entire thing under the bus seems unfair to the handful of legit good tracks on it.

But that's just me I guess...

Velodynamic - Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:06 pm

Maybe he was just messing with Fiona a bit? She seemed to really love that Vintage track. :nod:
Kanta - Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:45 pm



Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqepZE5AI8g/

Elf - Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:49 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
Maybe he was just messing with Fiona a bit? She seemed to really love that Vintage track. :nod:


Actually, he was dead serious. I was looking for clues that he was joking, but he obviously wasn't. However, it was when I reminded him that he had played it in Monaco that he finally did remember.

It was quite funny, actually.

AFAN Alessandro Fantini - Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:06 pm

Elf wrote:
Fourth and final part of mine and Jarre's walk through his entire studio album discography is up.

http://domino.elfworld.or...g-the-watchers/


From my personal point of view, the highlights of this in-depth interview are his revelations about the making of "Waiting for Cousteau" (introduced by his idiosincrasy towards music played in restaurants) and his "freudian" remotion of the T&T tracks.
I've always thought that the piano notes were played by him while it's likely the software algorithm had the task to trigger the different effects over the pad. His answer confirms what I've written in my review of "Equinoxe infinity" (to be released on an Italian magazine) when comparing that ambient piece with the last track of the new album.
It's also a singular coincidence that he considered to quit composing music and become a full time painter just after our meeting in summer 2016 (maybe a side-effect of my artbook and my question about his first exhibition?)
Thank you very much again for sharing this brilliant "private conversation".

Kanta - Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:33 pm



22/11/2018
Via Trax

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...3&theater&ifg=1

Oxygene - Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:59 pm

Hi,

I just heard that some people shall have been complaning about the sound of the original Equinoxe contained in the box set, both vinyl and CD. Did anyone notice any problems? I didn't...

jeanbatman - Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:46 pm

AFAN Alessandro Fantini wrote:
(...) his "freudian" remotion of the T&T tracks. (...)

Yes very strange indeed... The album is really linked to Anne Parillaud and you can see how much divorcing from her cost him financialy and emotionaly.

Jote - Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:11 pm

Oxygene wrote:
Hi,

I just heard that some people shall have been complaning about the sound of the original Equinoxe contained in the box set, both vinyl and CD. Did anyone notice any problems? I didn't...


Well, it's the 2014 remaster, so... it's not very good. There's audible noise and audible clicks even on CD. Most of those clicks exist in the source material and were unnoticeable; now they are amplified because of treble boosting and thus pretty apparent.

Kanta - Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:43 pm



22/11/2018
Via Sara Zinger

Interview avec @jeanmicheljarre pour @modzik 🎬 #comingsoon #sarazinger #jeanmicheljarre #modzik #interview

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

plate of chips - Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:59 pm

Kanta wrote:


22/11/2018
Via Trax

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...3&theater&ifg=1


Brilliant. Movement 6 completely fits the Minions :robertdugenou:

Oxygene - Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:58 pm

Jote wrote:
Oxygene wrote:
Hi,

I just heard that some people shall have been complaning about the sound of the original Equinoxe contained in the box set, both vinyl and CD. Did anyone notice any problems? I didn't...


Well, it's the 2014 remaster, so... it's not very good. There's audible noise and audible clicks even on CD. Most of those clicks exist in the source material and were unnoticeable; now they are amplified because of treble boosting and thus pretty apparent.



Thanks! I thought they meant something else, but that's an explanation of course.

Analog-Umph - Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:35 am

Elf wrote:
Fourth and final part of mine and Jarre's walk through his entire studio album discography is up.

http://domino.elfworld.or...g-the-watchers/

That was brilliant. Really good questions asked throughout and answered diligiently and humbly.

Ideally, I would've asked even more in-depth questions on some albums, he really had a cool attitude about it all, and remembered things in detail so many years later - which is always good, you don't see that with every artist, but evidently there wasn't enough time.

Lol at this pic: :lol:

Elf - Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:52 am

Analog-Umph wrote:
Elf wrote:
Fourth and final part of mine and Jarre's walk through his entire studio album discography is up.

http://domino.elfworld.or...g-the-watchers/

That was brilliant. Really good questions asked throughout and answered diligiently and humbly.

Ideally, I would've asked even more in-depth questions on some albums, he really had a cool attitude about it all, and remembered things in detail so many years later - which is always good, you don't see that with every artist, but evidently there wasn't enough time.

Lol at this pic: Image :lol:


Thanks for your kind words. And yeah, I love that photo too. I took it when he played an outdoor concert at the fortress in Oslo, with Röyksopp and Robyn as his opening act. Great evening.

Elf - Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:54 am

AFAN Alessandro Fantini wrote:
Elf wrote:
Fourth and final part of mine and Jarre's walk through his entire studio album discography is up.

http://domino.elfworld.or...g-the-watchers/


From my personal point of view, the highlights of this in-depth interview are his revelations about the making of "Waiting for Cousteau" (introduced by his idiosincrasy towards music played in restaurants) and his "freudian" remotion of the T&T tracks.
I've always thought that the piano notes were played by him while it's likely the software algorithm had the task to trigger the different effects over the pad. His answer confirms what I've written in my review of "Equinoxe infinity" (to be released on an Italian magazine) when comparing that ambient piece with the last track of the new album.
It's also a singular coincidence that he considered to quit composing music and become a full time painter just after our meeting in summer 2016 (maybe a side-effect of my artbook and my question about his first exhibition?)
Thank you very much again for sharing this brilliant "private conversation".


Wow! Thank you! He told me he wanted to go back to painting (jokingly) because he just couldn't make Oxygene 3 work. Heidie (his girlfriend at the time) helped a lot with her encouragement.

Elf - Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:55 am

jeanbatman wrote:
AFAN Alessandro Fantini wrote:
(...) his "freudian" remotion of the T&T tracks. (...)

Yes very strange indeed... The album is really linked to Anne Parillaud and you can see how much divorcing from her cost him financialy and emotionaly.


Hmm, it hurt him financially as well? Didn't know that. I thought that kind of nonsense was something the Americans did.

Analog-Umph - Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:38 am

jeanbatman wrote:
Kanta wrote:
Source: https://www.franceinter.f...novembre-2018-0

Funny story when Jarre tells he refused the role of Jesus Christ in an italian movie...

What did he say?

Jarreshair - Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:22 pm

plate of chips wrote:
Kanta wrote:
Image

22/11/2018
Via Trax

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...3&theater&ifg=1




"Jean-Michel Jarre has sold an estimated 80 Minion Albums" :P

Kanta - Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:59 pm




23/11/2018
Via Milano Music Week

Sources:
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2187987541474287&id=1888882761384768
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2187993714807003&id=1888882761384768

starmike - Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:39 pm

Amazon just told me that the E:I box, which was supposed to show up today, will now be here late December.

Anyone know where I can order it in the US?

Velodynamic - Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:24 am

Interesting study of the image editing differences of the Equinoxe LP album covers.
From the bottom; the LP cover in the box set, in the middle MFSL LP cover and at the top a 1980's LP cover. These are all shot in the same frame so no montage going on here.
The new one is not by far as sharp as the oldest cover. The "watchers" has grown bigger and bigger with time.


IMG_2504-1 by P-O Andersson, on Flickr

Kanta - Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:44 pm



Equinoxe Infinity by Jean-Michel Jarre is number one in the UK 🇬🇧 Top 40 Dance Albums - Friday 23rd November 2018

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/dancealbums

Kanta - Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:39 pm



24/11/2018
Via The Cloves Magazine

Jean-Michel Jarre @ Milano Music Week - 23/11/2018

Source and more photos here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqjlC-rlqfR/

Kanta - Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:49 am



24/11/2018
Via polsatnews.pl

Jean-Michel Jarre in Poland. See an interview with the legend of electronic music

Video: http://www.polsatnews.pl/...elektronicznej/

plate of chips - Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:01 am

Elf wrote:
Fourth and final part of mine and Jarre's walk through his entire studio album discography is up.

http://domino.elfworld.or...g-the-watchers/


JmJ lost faith in himself various reasons : personal loss, separation.
There's so much we don't know : JmJ as some others Im pretty sure suffered depression self harming thoughts.
However he keeps these to himself.

All these musicians Electronica high esteem for JmJ made JmJ realise his self belief.

Also 50-70 years the fountain tends to run dry.
Creative juices nowhere near our teens 20s 30s.
We here on this forum are mostly in our 20s 30s some 40s :
we are yet to experience our fountain running dry.

Therefore every creative person here work like crazy to create as many creative things as we can
before our fountain runs dry
and things happen in our life.

plate of chips - Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:30 am

Equinoxe Infinity

# Gorgeous passages of composition all through.

Movement 9 Don't Look Back one of the most sublime electronic music.

# There is epicness there is sensitivity there is thoughtfulness.
There is narrative there is story telling.
There is fun humour.

# There is brilliant synthesis all through layer upon layer
weaving Analogue CS80, Modular Roland 500, Eurorack Erica synths
with Digital Teenage Engineering OP1, Nord Modular
Virtual Animoog app, NI Reaktor.

Revealing something every time we listen.

Pretty formidable various synthesis elements layering blending weaving in and out of each other.

JmJ does this layering weaving blending beyond any other synthesists around.
Only Isao Tomita (early 1970s) matched this.

# Shoutout to Stephane Gervais assisting JmJ in sound design.
JmJ mentions Stephane in sleeve notes : To Stephane for his precious collaboration.

Kanta - Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:45 pm



25/11/2018
Via Kolja Reichert

Who would you send to interview Jean-Michel Jarre? We asked Flavien Berger, and it looks like the beginning of a friendship. #🤖 #🤝 @jeanmicheljarre @flavien_berger #fas #equinoxe #equinoxeinfinity #jeanmicheljarre #flavienberger #contretemps #music #electricity #fellini #strom #synthesizer #edm #internet #karlheinzstockhausen #pierreschaeffer #kraftwerk #beyonce

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BqmrJhGF7qv/

Kanta - Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:21 am

Via The Way Magazine

Milano Music Week

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


Via Greenroom

We asked Jean-Michel Jarre questions in music 🎵

Video https://www.facebook.com/...96333707756745/

Via Keyboards Recording

Soon in full interview in KR Home Studio, for the release of his album Equinox Infinity, Jean-Michel Jarre will also be present on 8 AND 9 December at the festival Inasound at Palais Brongniart in Paris

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

AFAN Alessandro Fantini - Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:47 am

I hope this isn't completely out of topic.

Since there isn't a thread dedicated to the Metapop remix contest I thought to post the link to my own reinterpretation of Movement 6 here:

https://metapop.com/afan-alessandro-fantini/tracks/afan-jarre-infinity-singularity-remix/66560

Have a nice listening.

Jote - Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:03 pm

AFAN Alessandro Fantini wrote:
Since there isn't a thread dedicated to the Metapop remix contest


You can always create one in the "covers/remixes" section.

Kanta - Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:24 pm

26/11/2018
Via Entrée Libre

Tonight we receive the French Electronic Music Icon Jean-Michel Jarre 🎧🎧

Video: https://www.facebook.com/...Cf9dg&__tn__=-R

Dr_Jones - Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:01 pm

There are remixes of Robots dont' cry and Infinity for you to listen to:
https://metapop.com/pages/promos/robots-dont-cry?p=1
some nice stuff

Kanta - Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:54 pm



Win one of three signed "Equinoxe Infinity” vinyls by Jean-Michel Jarre

In the WIRED interview, the electro-pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre said that he would like to work with Artificial Intelligence. He also assumes that robots can cry at some point. But what he left us for our competition is quite analogous: three autographed vinyl records from his recently released album Equinoxe Infinity!

Source: https://www.wired.de/arti...an-michel-jarre

Kanta - Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:16 pm




26/11/2018
Via Wired Italia

Let's find out the secrets of the electronic pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre, in comparison with world-famous Italian DJs and producers "

Live stream video: https://www.facebook.com/...zY0NzQ2NDQwOTY/

26/11/2018
Via Forbes Magazine

Electronic Music Titans Jean-Michel Jarre And The Crystal Method In Conversation

Source: https://www.forbes.com/si...n/#1b119c505630

Kanta - Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:56 am



Entrée Libre - 26/11/2018

This week Jean-Michel Jarre is the guest of Entrée Libre, on the occasion of the release of his new album "Equinoxe Infinity", 40 years after the release of his cult album "Equinoxe".

Video: https://www.france.tv/fra...tree-libre.html / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUsnkLyICAY

Kanta - Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:13 pm

Album promotion.




27/11/2018
Via The Big Issue

Jean-Michel Jarre: My success was so big and violent it was almost abstract

Synth genius Jean-Michel Jarre talks the Paris riots in 1968, why his stage shows set the template for electronic bands to come and dealing with fame in a Letter To My Younger Self

Source: https://www.bigissue.com/...lmost-abstract/

Kanta - Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:17 pm



Qoulisses with Jean-Michel Jarre!

In December 1978, released his second album "Equinoxe", sold to nearly 10 million copies. Today, 40 years later, the pioneer of electronic music in France, released a new album "Equinoxe Infinity". A continuity, following a story that he came to explain on the set of Daily. On this occasion, we went to ask him some questions in his dressing room. It's Jean-Michel Jarre for Qoulisses!

Video: https://www.tf1.fr/tmc/qu...chel-jarre.html

Kanta - Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:19 am

Jean-Michel Jarre talks creativity, tech and music’s AI future

November 28, 2018

Jarre’s next album will see him experiment more with VR, but he is not so keen on 3D. “I hate 3D with glasses,” he says. “I am ready to pay more to watch a movie in 2D if I can […] VR Is great and you can actually visualise and make visual how the music travels through space. That is something very interesting, particularly for electronic music.”

Source: https://musically.com/2018/11/28/jean-michel-jarre-creativity-music-ai/

plate of chips - Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:48 am

Wonderful Freedom JmJ displays in Equinfinity compositions, his playing, his subtle experimentations all throughout Equinfinity.

I am overjoyed JmJ rediscovered who he is as an artist.

Adore album closing 39min21 : Movement10 Infinity 7min01 hopeful future.

plate of chips - Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:52 am

Kanta wrote:

Jarre’s next album will see him experiment more with VR ... "make visual how the music travels through space.
That is something very interesting, particularly for electronic music.”


Source: https://musically.com/2018/11/28/jean-michel-jarre-creativity-music-ai/


Wonderful JmJ.

GO FOR IT.

JmJ you rediscovered who you are as a creative artist.

Create like crazy cause the fountain is flowing.


Fountain will become droplets thus you must swim in the flow.

Dr_Jones - Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:15 am

I saw Laurie Anderson's VR presentation "The Chalk Room" earlier this year. Maybe she and JMJ should team up again :-)
(on the other hand: if calculations are correct, the next JMJ/Anderson collaboration will be in 2030)

Kanta - Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:23 pm

Album promotion.



28/11/2018
Via FAZ.NET

How does the internet sound?

They both do electronic music. The one slightly longer than the other. Jean-Michel Jarre and Flavien Berger talking about machines and artificial intelligence, Fellini and Electropop and how the world rushes

Source: http://www.faz.net/aktuel...h-15906249.html

Kanta - Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:24 pm

Album promotion.



28/11/2018
Via 20minutes.fr

"It's a real luxury to have been able to open the door to a virgin territory": Jean-Michel Jarre tells us about the GRM, the cradle of electro

Source: https://www.20minutes.fr/...berceau-electro

Kanta - Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:50 pm



29/11/2018
Via Grenzwellen

Wednesday 5 December 2018. 21 - 0 o'clock. Radio Hannover. Terrestrial and Stream.
http://radio-hannover.div...92/Grenzwellen/
In the show: The great Jean-Michel Jarre portrait, including interview on his new album "Equinoxe Infintiy" and the "Oxygene" trilogy #jeanmicheljarre #equinoxeinfinity #limit #eckistieg #radiohannover

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

Robi - Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:17 pm

Album enters official Hungarian chart at 25th place.
Kanta - Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:16 pm



30/11/2018
Via Sud Radio‏

Guest Jean-Michel Jarre who releases his new album Equinoxe Infinity

Source: https://twitter.com/SudRadio/status/1068505538797936640

Jean-Michel Jarre: "I am against any form of boycott"

Source: https://www.sudradio.fr/c...orme-de-boycott

Kanta - Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:47 am

Album promotion.



30/11/2018
Via Daily Mail

My haven, Jean-Michel Jarre: The performer and pioneer of electronic music, 70, in his apartment in central Paris

Source: https://www.dailymail.co....tral-Paris.html

Finaero - Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:58 am

Velodynamic wrote:
Interesting study of the image editing differences of the Equinoxe LP album covers.
From the bottom; the LP cover in the box set, in the middle MFSL LP cover and at the top a 1980's LP cover. These are all shot in the same frame so no montage going on here.
The new one is not by far as sharp as the oldest cover. The "watchers" has grown bigger and bigger with time.

Image
IMG_2504-1 by P-O Andersson, on Flickr


Those still look pretty good compared to this one ;)

https://www.ebay.de/itm/J...a9yO9:rk:4:pf:0

Kanta - Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:41 am



03/12/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

TheWaveVR
I am thrilled to announce my partnership with TheWaveVR today. TheWaveVR is the world’s first social VR platform and community that provides new ways to experience, create, and share music and visual arts. The team has partnered with incredibly talented comic book illustrator and digital artist Sutu who has created bespoke 3D artwork inspired by ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ for the partnership. Users will be able to incorporate these images, featuring the ‘Watchers’, into their live shows in order to create reality bending, audio reactive environments. Mark December 12th in your calender, where I will be hosting a one-off Q&A in TheWave. Check www.thewavevr.com for more info.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...BaT3Q&__tn__=-R

Dr_Jones - Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:25 pm

Preview of the VR experience:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQ50SWiOMg

With music of Movement 7: Machines are Learning.

Analog-Umph - Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:47 pm

With this album (and the last 3), I can see how much truly Jarre has become irrelevant to electronic music. Which I don't say with any joy.

This album, like the last 3 is nothing but pure noise, neither very intelligent nor emotional. Unfortunately.

"Equinoxe Infinity" has nothing to do with Equinoxe, it's no sequel to be sure, just as "Oxygene 3" has nothing to do with the first 2 albums, but is itself mostly vapid noise.

Like O3, EI has its moments which pass all-too soon, as if Jarre is afraid to really let loose and allow the listener into the music, allowing the necessary connection and fellowship. Perhaps he doesn't really have all that much music to show, which is certainly my conclusion about both albums.

I fancy 1, 2 and 6 on "Infinity", but even they could have been A LOT better. For all of the tech Jarre has, if I were to take the average of this album.... this is absolute junk "music"! And he wants to incorporate even more non-human aspects with the artificial intelligence nonsense? - which is its own evil - for those who have been following the development of it. Where is the humanity anymore, where is the spirit?

For all of the sophistication of modern synths, hardware or software, ways of recording, treating and delivering music, the music ITSELF is almost completely absent from all of these recordings. It's just sensationalized noise - when comparing it to the subtle works of art of his earliest releases. It's not even mixed to please the ear. There is nothing pioneering or original anymore - one can see this by simply going to anyone of the thousands of places online, where you can hear amateur musicians with their own synth demos, where good sound choice and actual music are beautifully present, (showcasing both synthesizer or sampler presets in a more creative way and combining them with the music of the piece, that is quite inspiring), much more so than you will find either of those elements in a Jarre album nowadays.

Oxygene and Equinoxe .... that was/is futuristic music, of a high-concept caliber, as if made by someone 900 years old, who understood more than just their immediate craft. I think the albums might be within the pinnacle of electronic music, so that even the artist who created them cannot re-create the same level of excellence. Ask complete newbies who never heard Jarre before to listen to Oxygene, Equinoxe, CiC, Zoolook, and they'll say it's very different music and quite innovative. But let them hear the new albums, and they'll say "nothing exceptional", because it sounds like everything else.... vagueness in high definition.

O3 and EI sound like a teen experimenting with his new synths, learning how to make something sound "cool". Succeeding at no more than good practice, perhaps showing future promise...???
It's as if the 2018 Jarre is a 19 year old Jarre and the 1976 Jarre was the fully mature musician creating more than just noise, even though he named his first big album after a sound created by creatively processing none other than white noise.

Btw, what's up with Mov5 at 1:11, the wind suddenly cuts out. That's just thoroughly sloppy mixing in an age where complete control is possible over every minutiae of a mix, in comparison to the 70s.

The best way to sum up EI is: too much meaningless/disjointed experimentation. Anyone one can do this kind of thing, and it always yields an infinite number of hours of sounds of every kind, in various configurations. It doesn't mean that it means something or anything. It's just meaningless noise, too vague and unrefined.

The way electronic music has opened up today, it allows EVERYONE to do this and even better on their own, without even knowing music theory. Every person can do an "Equinoxe Infinity" and an "Oxygene 3" on their tablet, let alone what one can do on their computer. So why should anyone heed or even pay for an inferior work which seems almost cobbled together and called "music", by a supposedly professional musician?

Kanta - Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:56 pm


Kanta - Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:59 am

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Throws Next Concert Dec 8 To Global VR Community w TheWaveVR

***NOTE: Jean-Michel Jarre will be available in New York City this Wednesday, December 5 and Thursday, December 6 for in-person press opportunities and phoners with U.S. media. If you are interested in time with him to discuss his partnership with TheWavePR or his new studio album Equinoxe Infinity, please reach out.

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE
THROWS NEXT CONCERT OVER TO GLOBAL VR COMMUNITY
WATCHING THE WATCHERS
INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH TheWaveVR ENABLES FANS TO HOST VIRTUAL REALITY CONCERTS SHOWCASING NEW ALBUM ‘EQUINOXE INFINITY’ OUT NOW ON ASTRALWERKS

VR artist SUTU to host live show on
TheWaveVR followed by Q&A with Jean-Michel Jarre December 12
SUTU’s debut show to premiere on December 8

In the latest in a run of ambitious technological projects, acclaimed electronic music pioneer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has partnered with leading social VR platform TheWaveVR to allow fans to host concerts for his new album in immersive virtual reality.

Long famed for his spectacular live shows, JARRE‘s latest move throws down the gauntlet to fans, giving them the ability to recreate the magic in their own living rooms. The partnership will give TheWaveVR‘s global community access to his new album EQUINOXE INFINITY. Users will have the unique opportunity to remix tracks using the in-app virtual decks and host listening parties for other users to attend.

Additionally, famed comic book illustrator and digital artist Sutu has created bespoke 3D artwork inspired by EQUINOXE INFINITY for the partnership. Users will be able to incorporate these images, featuring the iconic ‘Watchers’ into their live shows in order to create reality bending, audio reactive environments.

Jarre will be hosting a one-off Q&A in TheWave on December 12 at 3pm GMT/4pm CET/7am PT. This will be preceded by a special live show hosted by Sutu at 2pm GMT/3pm CET/6am PT to showcase the spectacular Equinoxe Infinity visuals – Sutu’s first ever live VR show in collaboration with an artist. Sutu’s live show will premiere on December 9 at 3am GMT/4am CET/December 8 at 7pm PT.

“Virtual reality is part of the next frontier of music” JEAN-MICHEL JARRE commented, “the ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ album considers where we are going as a society, including the ways artificial intelligence and machine learning may impact us. I’ve always been passionate about the potential of music to merge with future technologies. When I experienced TheWaveVR, I loved that spatial art – one of the specialities of my live shows – isn’t limited to scale or real-life constraints. Creators can host the concert of their imagination. This is where Equinoxe Infinity belongs.“

Commenting on the partnership, TheWaveVR CEO Adam Arrigo said: “Visit TheWaveVR offices and you’ll see the book ‘Push Turn Move: Interface Design in Electronic Music’ proudly on display. Jean-Michel wrote the foreword to that book, and we feel like we’re kindred spirits with his music interests and passions. When we met with Jean-Michel we realized he had an instant understanding of the important role that immersive, visual experiences like ours have to play in the future of music. It’s a huge honour to bring his music to TheWaveVR community.”

The ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ VR shows will be available to any HTC Vive or Oculus Rift VR headset owner through TheWaveVR‘s free app, on Steam and Oculus Home. Featured concerts may also be broadcast on JEAN MICHEL JARRE‘s social channels.

Source: http://www.msopr.com/pres...o2_eTltX-mhYiqg

Kanta - Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:43 am

Album promotion.



Jean-Michel Jarre was a guest of Radio Monte Carlo for a thrilling interview with Nick The Nightfly. There has been talk of music, the future and new technologies, including cinematographic suggestions and the charm of old vinyl.

Source: http://www.radiomontecarl...PTAssYV9ZWx_d9M

Kanta - Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:29 pm

04/12/2018
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

I´m on my way to NYC for a couple days of promo. I will be doing a Facebook Live Interview with Mixmag tomorrow Wednesday 11:30am ET. Please join if you can.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...w3eEz&__tn__=-R

Jote - Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:08 pm

Analog-Umph wrote:
With this album (and the last 3), I can see how much truly Jarre has become irrelevant to electronic music. Which I don't say with any joy.

This album, like the last 3 is nothing but pure noise, neither very intelligent nor emotional. Unfortunately.[... snip long post...]


I'd say I agree with most of what you wrote, but I definitely disagree on Oxygène 3. I honestly think it hit a sweet spot without trying too hard to mimic the original while still feeling like "Oxygène" more or less. That's where Oxygène 7-13 failed IMO. It tried too hard to be like its predecessor and it's really on the edge of a "fan tribute"/"parody" territory (Oxygène 9 and 13 especially). That's why I resent people saying "Oh, Robots Don't Cry should've clearly been on Oxygène 3!". No, it shouldn't! It would've ruined it its "independence" and thus it would fall into the self-parody category.

With regards to EI vs O3, O3 feels to be much more coherent and not so busy - because, if we are to believe JMJ, he limited himself to 8 tracks, just like on the original. With EI I feel like I'm constantly bombarded with seemingly random sounds and instruments. It's like the album is constantly trying to grab my attention with "ear-candy".

And while EI is not a sequel to Équinoxe... it kinda makes the same mistake as Oxygène 7-13 did - I tries too hard to reference the original. The almost direct quote from Équinoxe 1 in The Watchers. Or how the "If the wind could speak" (frankly, one of the better tracks on the album) is the new "Band in the rain". Or how "Infinity" kind of references Équinoxe 5. Or how Movement 6-7-8 tries to mimic the continuity of Équinoxe 5-6-7 - which, by the way, it does very poorly: the transitions are hardly seamless, it's very easy to pinpoint where the bass sound changes (both at start and end of "Machines are learning"); and not only that, when the bass intro of Movement 7 is done the main theme starts 1/16th note too early! (I can't stand how it throws off my brain-metronome); the tempo of Mvt6 (♩ = 100) doesn't match that of Mvt7 (♩ = 97.5).

If someone handed me this album and didn't say it wasn't JMJ I would probably say it's a "JMJ fan tribute" at best (and if Équinoxe 1 wasn't quoted in The Watchers I probably wouldn't even label it as such) - I probably wouldn't have said "oh, that's gotta be JMJ". But then again, to be fair, I probably wouldn't have guessed that Revolutions was JMJ if someone had handed me it in 1988.

jeanbatman - Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:08 am

Kanta wrote:
“Virtual reality is part of the next frontier of music”

Yes, I believe at some point music and videogames will become totally nested one inside the other. A bit like Jarre did with Odyssey through O2.

Kanta - Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:23 pm



05/12/2018
Via TV5MONDE

Jean-Michel Jarre : "l'électro, c'est comme la cuisine, on bidouille !"

Video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=Zs7adMqHfBA

Kanta - Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:28 am

Album promotion.



06/12/2018
Via Bryan Reesman

Discussing music, sci-fi, and more with French electronic music icon Jean-Michel Jarre. It's always great speaking with him. Podcast episode coming next month!

#music #scifi #electronicmusic #EDM @jeanmicheljarre

Source: https://twitter.com/BryanReesman/status/1070508339157700608



05/12/2018
Via Le Parisien

Jean-Michel Jarre: "You have to play in North Korea and Iran"

Source: http://m.leparisien.fr/cu...018-7961406.php

jeanbatman - Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:58 am

Most positive reviews from around the world:

https://twitter.com/MSOPR/status/1070458647656914944

Kanta - Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:45 am

Album promotion.



Jean Michel Jarre was a guest of Monte Carlo Nights for a fascinating interview with Nick The Nightfly on the future of music, between technology and return to vinyl. Jarre talked about his most famous records and his future projects. And he also revealed one of his dreams: a memorable show in Venice.

Video: http://www.radiomontecarl...-a-venezia.html

Dr_Jones - Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:04 pm

If you don't have Flash anymore, here's a link to the full video:
http://www.radiomontecarl...-2018LOWmp4.mp4

jeanbatman - Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:06 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
If you don't have Flash anymore, here's a link to the full video:
http://www.radiomontecarl...-2018LOWmp4.mp4

That was exactly what I was looking for, I can't force the download via Firefox. Thanks, Doc.

kubrick - Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:52 pm

I think Jarre lost a lot of his real... He want to be a modern artist with modern terms and all but he is a "want to be"… Like the Equinoxe infinity for examle. This has nothing to do with the original Equinoxe, which was a master piece.... It is just nothing. Equinoxe infinity will never be legendary than the original, because it is not good. I don't like the name "Watchers" what he now call these days. That sound so stupid. Don't give suddenly a name on a legendary cover, wich was used to be "Le trac" from Granger. Mr. Jarre, you don't have it anymore.... Time to go retired.

Sorry fanclub. That is the way it is and also my opinion.

I realy don't care what you think about my opinion, dear fans of Jean Michel Jarre. But fanoisme for an artist is realy stupid and not relevant these days. Go with the flow...

jeanbatman - Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:35 am

In this interview, Jarre makes a bit of fun of Pink Floyd about the 1989 Venice concert and in the Mixmag interview, he critizices Roger Waters' boycott policy...
Finaero - Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:53 am

Jote wrote:
it's really on the edge of a "fan tribute"/"parody" territory


I think that Elektronalin's Equinoxe 12 is actually a pretty good "Equinoxe 4-a-like", but most of the other ones are usually far too cringeworthy.

(Still glad that JMJ didn't go as far as making one of those on this album)

Finaero - Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:53 am

jeanbatman wrote:
In this interview, Jarre makes a bit of fun of Pink Floyd about the 1989 Venice concert


Ooh, what did he say?

jeanbatman - Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:18 am

Finaero wrote:
jeanbatman wrote:
In this interview, Jarre makes a bit of fun of Pink Floyd about the 1989 Venice concert


Ooh, what did he say?

https://youtu.be/jCozaeX14mY?t=559

netrom - Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:22 pm

To me Equinoxe Infinity is a great album. There are some really nice melodies, a lot of fascinating layers and a strong atmosphere. Also, I think the album is well structured and the sound design is consistent. I’ve seen comments on the album being a bit short, and a track such as Machines Are Learning could probably have evolved further. But considered as an album I think this “tightness” is brilliant. You’re really on a journey, and there is no stopping. Even Infinity makes sense in the context of If the Wind Could Speak and Machines Are Learning. Favourite part: Movements 7-9. Ten minutes have rarely sounded better.
Finaero - Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:58 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
Finaero wrote:
jeanbatman wrote:
In this interview, Jarre makes a bit of fun of Pink Floyd about the 1989 Venice concert


Ooh, what did he say?

https://youtu.be/jCozaeX14mY?t=559


Thanks!

plate of chips - Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:26 am

# Yes Equinoxe Inifinity has areas where adjustments improves specific tracks :

I have analysed these Second by Second threafter forwarded my suggestions for improving specific instances, tracks Equinoxe Infinity.

These adjustment makes Equinoxe Infinity complete.



# Gorgeous passages of composition throughout Equinfinity.


# Interpretations on desolation, isolation, despair,
uplift, hope
fun, humour, mischievouness,
gentleness, tenderness :
in Equinfinity.


# A Certain Inwardness Profoundness.


# Explorations in atmospheres, textures every track.
Exemplary sound design with Stepane Gervais


Various other artists would put in forefront just one aspect of JmJs multi aspect atmospheres, textures.
They would make a whole track from it.

YouTube "Bedroom" synthesists, Eurorack synthesists would "experiment" to show how "experimental" they are.

Whereas JmJ places these in background :
Once a person has attained Mastery there's no reason for "showing off"

Here's JmJ on Eurorack Erica Synths from 16min05
with Kodek of Erica Synths on beats :
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FlK4IT2xKXU
Piece of Cake for JmJ.


# Synthesis weaving blending in and out : analogue, eurorack, digital , virtual.
Only Isao Tomita early 1970s matches JmJs natural ability in "cooking" blending weaving synthesis.



:::::


Ive listened to pretty nearly every known synthesists out there

From Bebe Baron, Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire,
Suzanne Ciani

to

70s we know

80s
Bill Laswell, Harold Budd, Laraaji, Michael Brook, Richard Barbieri,
Robert Rich, Robin Guthrie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steve Roach.


90s
Another Fine Day, Aphex Twin, Banco de Gaia, Biosphere,
Boards of Canada, Enigma, Gas, Future Sound of London, Tim Hecker,
Higher Intelligence Agency, Monolake, Pete Namlook, Scanner,
Tetsu Inoue, The Irresistible Force, Woob.


00s-10s
Burial, Deru, Fennesz, Gigi Masin, Jan Jelenik, Jon Hopkins, Loscil, Nils Frahm,
School of Emotional Engineering, Sigur Ros, Stars of the Lid,
Tim Hecker, Thomas Koner, Tycho, Ulrich Schnauss, William Basinski.


I've listened to many YouTube synthesists : I can recommed youtube synthesist named Rheyne.

plate of chips - Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:33 am

# Analog-upmh since you are so blunt with your views,
cowardice since you saying this on a forum you would never say to JmJ in person,
you deserve suitable response.


Analog-Umph wrote:
With this album (and the last 3), I can see how much truly Jarre has become irrelevant to electronic music. Which I don't say with any joy.

This album, like the last 3 is nothing but pure noise, neither very intelligent nor emotional. Unfortunately.

"Equinoxe Infinity" has nothing to do with Equinoxe, it's no sequel to be sure, just as "Oxygene 3" has nothing to do with the first 2 albums, but is itself mostly vapid noise.

Like O3, EI has its moments which pass all-too soon, as if Jarre is afraid to really let loose and allow the listener into the music, allowing the necessary connection and fellowship. Perhaps he doesn't really have all that much music to show, which is certainly my conclusion about both albums.

I fancy 1, 2 and 6 on "Infinity", but even they could have been A LOT better. For all of the tech Jarre has, if I were to take the average of this album.... this is absolute junk "music"! And he wants to incorporate even more non-human aspects with the artificial intelligence nonsense? - which is its own evil - for those who have been following the development of it. Where is the humanity anymore, where is the spirit?

For all of the sophistication of modern synths, hardware or software, ways of recording, treating and delivering music, the music ITSELF is almost completely absent from all of these recordings. It's just sensationalized noise - when comparing it to the subtle works of art of his earliest releases. It's not even mixed to please the ear. There is nothing pioneering or original anymore - one can see this by simply going to anyone of the thousands of places online, where you can hear amateur musicians with their own synth demos, where good sound choice and actual music are beautifully present, (showcasing both synthesizer or sampler presets in a more creative way and combining them with the music of the piece, that is quite inspiring), much more so than you will find either of those elements in a Jarre album nowadays.

Oxygene and Equinoxe .... that was/is futuristic music, of a high-concept caliber, as if made by someone 900 years old, who understood more than just their immediate craft. I think the albums might be within the pinnacle of electronic music, so that even the artist who created them cannot re-create the same level of excellence. Ask complete newbies who never heard Jarre before to listen to Oxygene, Equinoxe, CiC, Zoolook, and they'll say it's very different music and quite innovative. But let them hear the new albums, and they'll say "nothing exceptional", because it sounds like everything else.... vagueness in high definition.

O3 and EI sound like a teen experimenting with his new synths, learning how to make something sound "cool". Succeeding at no more than good practice, perhaps showing future promise...???
It's as if the 2018 Jarre is a 19 year old Jarre and the 1976 Jarre was the fully mature musician creating more than just noise, even though he named his first big album after a sound created by creatively processing none other than white noise.

Btw, what's up with Mov5 at 1:11, the wind suddenly cuts out. That's just thoroughly sloppy mixing in an age where complete control is possible over every minutiae of a mix, in comparison to the 70s.

The best way to sum up EI is: too much meaningless/disjointed experimentation. Anyone one can do this kind of thing, and it always yields an infinite number of hours of sounds of every kind, in various configurations. It doesn't mean that it means something or anything. It's just meaningless noise, too vague and unrefined.

The way electronic music has opened up today, it allows EVERYONE to do this and even better on their own, without even knowing music theory. Every person can do an "Equinoxe Infinity" and an "Oxygene 3" on their tablet, let alone what one can do on their computer. So why should anyone heed or even pay for an inferior work which seems almost cobbled together and called "music", by a supposedly professional musician?





"Irrelevant"

# What is "relevancy"? To whom " relevant" ? To what extent "relevant" ?
Not just JmJ, other artists too.

# Have you surveyed just a hundred listeners from millions of electronic music listeners to ascertain this so called "relevancy" ?


There is No basis for any of your statements Analog-umph.

You are a prisoner to so called "relevancy" Analog-umph swaying this way and that with the wind.


Creativity exists on its own witOUT any recourse to so called "relevancy"
Certainly Creativity exists outside of foolish beliefs of "relevancy"



:::::


"Neither Emotional"

There's so many different types of emotions, interpretations, subtelities within diverse emotions

Your blanket statement on emotion is Immature Analog-umph.



Whereas various other artists ram it down your throats obvious :
oh look how heart wrenching this piece is, oh look how plaintive this piece is, oh look how dark, angry this piece is.

If a person needs emotion rammed down their throats then you Analog-umph are devoid of capability to ascertain diverse emotional subtlety.


JmJ far more subtle. These subtle emotions Equinoxe Infinity listed in my above post


:::::


"nothing but pure noise, neither very intelligent"

Person making Noise neither very intelligent is you Analog-umph.

Therefore your Idiocy Silly noises is to be dismissed Analog-umph.



# Regarding Equinfinity my post earlier on this page summarises myriad merits Equinfinity.

plate of chips - Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:40 am

# Jote as you too have been blunt you too deserve suitable response.

Jote wrote:
Analog-Umph wrote:
With this album (and the last 3), I can see how much truly Jarre has become irrelevant to electronic music. Which I don't say with any joy.

This album, like the last 3 is nothing but pure noise, neither very intelligent nor emotional. Unfortunately.[... snip long post...]


I'd say I agree with most of what you wrote, but I definitely disagree on Oxygène 3. I honestly think it hit a sweet spot without trying too hard to mimic the original while still feeling like "Oxygène" more or less. That's where Oxygène 7-13 failed IMO. It tried too hard to be like its predecessor and it's really on the edge of a "fan tribute"/"parody" territory (Oxygène 9 and 13 especially). That's why I resent people saying "Oh, Robots Don't Cry should've clearly been on Oxygène 3!". No, it shouldn't! It would've ruined it its "independence" and thus it would fall into the self-parody category.

With regards to EI vs O3, O3 feels to be much more coherent and not so busy - because, if we are to believe JMJ, he limited himself to 8 tracks, just like on the original. With EI I feel like I'm constantly bombarded with seemingly random sounds and instruments. It's like the album is constantly trying to grab my attention with "ear-candy".

And while EI is not a sequel to Équinoxe... it kinda makes the same mistake as Oxygène 7-13 did - I tries too hard to reference the original. The almost direct quote from Équinoxe 1 in The Watchers. Or how the "If the wind could speak" (frankly, one of the better tracks on the album) is the new "Band in the rain". Or how "Infinity" kind of references Équinoxe 5. Or how Movement 6-7-8 tries to mimic the continuity of Équinoxe 5-6-7 - which, by the way, it does very poorly: the transitions are hardly seamless, it's very easy to pinpoint where the bass sound changes (both at start and end of "Machines are learning"); and not only that, when the bass intro of Movement 7 is done the main theme starts 1/16th note too early! (I can't stand how it throws off my brain-metronome); the tempo of Mvt6 (♩ = 100) doesn't match that of Mvt7 (♩ = 97.5).

If someone handed me this album and didn't say it wasn't JMJ I would probably say it's a "JMJ fan tribute" at best (and if Équinoxe 1 wasn't quoted in The Watchers I probably wouldn't even label it as such) - I probably wouldn't have said "oh, that's gotta be JMJ". But then again, to be fair, I probably wouldn't have guessed that Revolutions was JMJ if someone had handed me it in 1988.



Jote you agreeing with most of Analog-umph :
Foolish belief that Creativity is somehow linked to so called "relavancy" ;
Analog-umph's Immaturity on emotion ;
Analog-umph making Idiocy Silly noises
makes you same Jote.



Myriad Merits Equinoxe Infinity listed in my post earlier this page.


# Yes Equinoxe Inifinity has areas where adjustments improves specific tracks :

I have analysed these Second by Second threafter forwarded my suggestions for improving specific instances, tracks Equinoxe Infinity.

These adjustment makes Equinoxe Infinity complete.

plate of chips - Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:40 am

Analog-Umph wrote:
...


Jote wrote:
...


Too often people as you two Analog-umph, Jote haven't done anything of note creatively are far too Immature in disparaging others creativity.

Too Foolish to realise your Rubbish personality aspect disparaging others creativity is the Very thing makes Creativity of note Avoid your door.

plate of chips - Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:42 am

Analog-Umph wrote:
...


Jote wrote:
...


Beyond subtelty different emotions, beyond weaving synthesis, beyond creating diverse atmospheres,
Beyond outward appearances
there is a certain Inward Profoundness Equinoxe Infinity :
this is due to JmJ


JmJ Never makes this obvious.

Whereas various other artists name tracks, place obvious signs in their tracks :
to indicate some type of "deepness" "spirituality" "mysticism".

JmJ always avoids overt displays.

# To appreciate beyond the outward we require certain Inwardness.

Analog-umph, Jote you both are lacking thus you can't grasp this.

Analog-umph, Jote you both are apprenctices you are trying to comment on something beyond both of you.

Inward Refinement is something you both Analog-umph, Jote can journey towards as it is undiscovered part of you both, part of every person.



* Certainly Inward Refinement brings added dimension Profoundness towards Creativity. *

kubrick - Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:03 am

JEAN MICHEL JARRE, JEAN MICHEL JARRE, I LOVE YOU, JEAN MICHEL JARRE
Robi - Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:17 pm

Idiot.
jeanbatman - Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:35 pm

You can't force people to meet your opinion, that's the one thing.
Maybe the mods should time out someone here before it gets a mess.

Jote - Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:54 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
You can't force people to meet your opinion, that's the one thing.


Your best bet is to simply ignore. He's proven time and time again that he treats his opinions as facts. Whenever a contradictory opinion or legitimate constructive criticism is posted he will either reply "wrong." or will simply start attacking, insulting and patronizing ("you both are apprenctices you are trying to comment on something beyond both of you", "your rubbish personality" etc. etc.) the person who dared to disagree with the Truly Enlightened Oracle.

But I love how he accuses other people of being immature, although it's not as funny as it used to be.

GeeJee - Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:49 am

With all due respect, mister Plate of Chips, I can't even comprehend what you're trying to say.

Easy with the catnip a'ight? :smoke:

Dr_Jones - Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:08 am

So, has anyone seen the VR "concert"?
Kanta - Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:51 am

Jean-Michel Jarre's Equinoxe Infinity, Live in TheWaveVR - Presented by SUTU

Video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ord4-bRRz88

Dr_Jones - Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:38 am

There it is :-) thank you
Big time - Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:08 pm

Kanta wrote:
Jean-Michel Jarre's Equinoxe Infinity, Live in TheWaveVR - Presented by SUTU

Video: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ord4-bRRz88


The 90's are back! I suspected to see Pet shop boys somewhere in there (Skipped quickly through it) :P

rinogurr - Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:22 pm

EDM pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre talks new CD, virtual reality, AI

He shared that he hopes to tour the world starting next September. "Hopefully, I will go to New York, since it is one of my favorite cities," he said.

http://www.digitaljournal.../article/538608

Dr_Jones - Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:59 pm

I got an email from "Equinoxe Infinity" with the subject "We are watching you"

This was the content of the email:



Exif data doesn't show anything particular.

Jarreshair - Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:43 pm

I really like EI. To me it's his best solo album since Oxy 7-13.
But you can only groundbreak the once. Electronic music is everywhere now, and Jarre with his new albums are never going to have the impact of his 70's and 80's material.
Just enjoy having Jarre once again making good music at the age of 70.

Kanta - Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Album promotion.

11/12/2018
Via CLOT Magazine

Jean-Michel Jarre, the excitement of exploring new concepts

Source: http://www.clotmag.com/je...ng-new-concepts

Kanta - Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:06 am

Jean-Michel Jarre's Equinoxe Infinity, Live in TheWaveVR - Presented by SUTU

Videos:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=8KnV3uF0qE4
https://youtube.com/watch?v=pLBEYfwCmyg
https://youtube.com/watch?v=3XAGiogXxqg

Jote - Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:36 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
I got an email from "Equinoxe Infinity" with the subject "We are watching you"

This was the content of the email:

Image

Exif data doesn't show anything particular.


There's at least one that is different:



Let me solve the first piece of the puzzle (top line):

http://www.wearewatchingyou.net/

Dr_Jones - Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:03 am

Oh nice, that's going to be a URL... I figured out the first line was "we are watching you"
1906 - Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:09 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Oh nice, that's going to be a URL... I figured out the first line was "we are watching you"


At the bottom of the html-source of http://www.wearewatchingyou.net/ it says:



Code:
<!--
/..v........m...
.......3........
.....9..........
J...............
.........5......
-->

Dr_Jones - Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:12 am

All three combined gives me:

wearewatchingyou.net
/.iv.n.....rm..y
..2....3.U......
....89D.........
J.1..........2..
.d.......5.q....

Kanta - Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:15 am

12/12/2018
Via La Bande Originale

Jean-Michel Jarre is the guest of La Bande Originale for his new album "Equinoxe Infinity".

Listen here: https://www.franceinter.f...Hi4yMgsiEWUhq-0

1906 - Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:17 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
All three combined gives me:

wearewatchingyou.net
/.iv.n.....rm..y
..2....3.U......
....89D.........
J.1..........2..
.d.......5.q....


We need more pieces of the puzzle in order to brute force the remaining characters and http://www.wearewatchingyou.net will be zoolooked !

Jote - Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:53 am

I'd say that the first word is "living" and the next one (ending with "rm..y") is some kind of an adverb. Just a hunch.
Dr_Jones - Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:07 pm

Has anyone else gotten one of these pictures? Any posts on Facebook about it? Or don't people know how to open images anymore?
Jote - Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:26 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Has anyone else gotten one of these pictures? Any posts on Facebook about it? Or don't people know how to open images anymore?


I got that other picture from a facebook post.

Kanta - Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:04 pm



12/12/2018
Via France Inter

Jean-Michel Jarre and success! Tom Villa understood everything

Among the guests we have received, there are many who have performed at the Great Wall of China or in front of the Great Pyramids of Egypt? Apart from Nagui for his birthday? No I think not ! Jean-Michel, when he makes a concert, he makes 1 million spectators ... You realize, it's a million times more than a congress of François Bayrou! So yes Jean-Michel Jarre is a success and that's it from the beginning. 11:10 - Tom Villa has everything included - (December 12, 2018 - Jean-Michel Jarre) Find "Tom Villa has all included" in La Bande Originale on France Inter and on

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDfvM34kgY0

Phil - Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:58 pm

1906 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
All three combined gives me:

wearewatchingyou.net
/.iv.n.....rm..y
..2....3.U......
....89D.........
J.1..........2..
.d.......5.q....


We need more pieces of the puzzle in order to brute force the remaining characters and http://www.wearewatchingyou.net will be zoolooked !

First line is easy to find (i found it in 5 mn :-p)
-> "/livinginharmony"

And if you go here : http://www.wearewatchingyou.net/livinginharmony/

You can read this message :
Quote:
Incredible! You really think you can save humanity? Please never come back.

or
Quote:
Fine! You really think you can save humanity? Humanity is proud of you.

or
Quote:
Perfect! Let's continue as if nothing happened.Perfect!

and so on..

If you click on button, a password is requested. :idea:

Probably the one in "the message".

In the page code, there is a new part :
Code:
.P..............
..........4.....
.....3..........
............E...


Which give :
Code:
.P2....3.U......
....89D...4.....
J.1..3.......2..
.d.......5.qE...

:)

Dr_Jones - Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:18 pm

If you wait a while, you will get a "Shutdown" or "Disband" or something else which will give you a countdown if you click on it. After that, you have to fill in a code. Maybe something that will be clear when we get more of the numbers and characters?
(password is checked via a javascript JSON request by the way)

Jote - Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:47 pm

Some people have been seeing this on wearewatchingyou.net

"Three hints have been sent so far to 21 contacts."

So... we are missing the third one I guess.

Kanta - Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:23 pm



12/12/2018
Via Nagui

Merci @jeanmicheljarre #genial @labointer #equinoxeinfinity #talent

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrSgCI6H5U3/

Dr_Jones - Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:26 pm

Spectrogram views of the Equinoxe Infinity tracks don't help
Kanta - Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:40 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Spectrogram views of the Equinoxe Infinity tracks don't help

:fine:

Jote - Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:28 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Spectrogram views of the Equinoxe Infinity tracks don't help


Which reminds me - I was just about to post about what I found on Electronica 2, but perhaps I'll wait until this one is done :)

Dr_Jones - Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:08 pm

Electronica 2 had an isbn of a Julian Assange book
Jote - Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:30 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Electronica 2 had an isbn of a Julian Assange book


And a message in Morse code, and an image of a frequency shifter.

But - spoiler alert - there's more in it than just the spectrogram images.

Elf - Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:58 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Has anyone else gotten one of these pictures? Any posts on Facebook about it? Or don't people know how to open images anymore?


I haven't gotten any, and I sent in a photo for that poster.

Dr_Jones - Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:01 am

Equinoxe Infinity TheWave VR Q&A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNl9vNZrNjg

JMJ looks like a fox, and his digital persona is gesticulating just like him :-D

Dr_Jones - Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:38 am

the 404 pages on the website are not helping. I figured "Living In Harmony" was referring to the "easter island" cover of Equinoxe Infinity, so I thought the other was could be something like "Destruction", but that only gives me a 404. No hints in the 404s.
jeanbatman - Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:53 am

Dr_Jones wrote:
Equinoxe Infinity TheWave VR Q&A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNl9vNZrNjg

JMJ looks like a fox, and his digital persona is gesticulating just like him :-D

Foxes are endangered species 8)

Kanta - Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:50 pm



Trends-Tendances Magazine - 13/12/2018

Brice Le Blévennec and Jean-Michel Jarre​

At the invitation of "Trends-Tendances", the co-CEO of the communication group Emakina listened to Jean-Michel Jarre's new album. The two passionate about new technologies then came together for a lunch, to exchange their points of view on music, the future, the planet, retirement and artificial intelligence.

Sources:
https://twitter.com/FredBrebant/status/1073118791570243584
https://trends.levif.be/economie/magazine/brice-le-blevennec-et-jean-michel-jarre/article-normal-1066263.html

Kanta - Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:12 pm



Equinoxe Infinity Poster

Hi All,

Today we can announce the availability of the Equinoxe Infinity fan poster.

A special message from Jean-Michel Jarre:

"Thank you my dear friends who created your own interpretations of the watchers. I feel today part of the watchers community, your community..!!"
xxJM

Equinoxe Infinity Community Edition Poster is made of pictures sent by JMJ's fans from all around the world. This poster is the continuity of the "We all are Oxygene" poster made in 2016, celebrating the release of Oxygene 3. Kudos to Lee from Rendez-Vous for having strongly suggested this new edition!

The poster can be downloaded from here:

A huge thank-you to everyone from me who participated in the idea!

The link will be posted out on the official JMJ channels later today.

http://www.wearewatchingyou.net/thankyouwatchers

Finaero - Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:27 pm

Jarreshair wrote:
I really like EI. To me it's his best solo album since Oxy 7-13.


Agreed. Unlike with Oxygene 3*, I actually feel like listening to E-I from the beginning to the end from time to time instead of just going for one track in particular (Oxygene 17 or 20(B) in O3's case).

* = (or any other post-Oxygene 7-13 album apart from E-I, actually)

That said, so far I haven't thought anything like "okay time to listen to movement 5 and NOTHING ELSE" or the like... I'd still say that the album lacks a definite signature piece.

I don't regret not getting the 2xCD+2LP box edition, though, thanks to the presence of the 2014 Dadwater remaster of Equinoxe. Come to think of it, if that boxed edition had included a "Oxygene In Your Living Room" style remake of the whole Equinoxe album, I'd have bought (or rather, stuck with buying) it right away...

Dr_Jones - Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:27 pm

Kanta wrote:
The poster can be downloaded from here:

A huge thank-you to everyone from me who participated in the idea!

The link will be posted out on the official JMJ channels later today.

http://www.wearewatchingyou.net/thankyouwatchers


Heh, there's no codes in the sourcecode of this page :-D

Velodynamic - Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:12 am

Dr_Jones wrote:

Heh, there's no codes in the sourcecode of this page :-D

Wth does that even mean?? :D

Dr_Jones - Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:15 am

Velodynamic wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:

Heh, there's no codes in the sourcecode of this page :-D

Wth does that even mean?? :D


go back a page or two. We're trying to solve a riddle.

Jote - Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:40 am

FYI the opening sequence of notes in Movement 4 is a preset from Dune 2 synth

https://www.youtube.com/w...O5kd2wiX0&t=24s

(from 0:24)

Kanta - Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:03 pm

Album promotion.

15/12/2018
Via Anne-Sophie Delcour

@jeanmicheljarre visionary since 1948 #demereenfils👩👦 @50inside @TF1

Video: https://twitter.com/Ansofike/status/1073887354765623296

Finaero - Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Jote wrote:
FYI the opening sequence of notes in Movement 4 is a preset from Dune 2 synth

https://www.youtube.com/w...O5kd2wiX0&t=24s

(from 0:24)


Reminds me of the KORG Karma/AERO Introduction instance:

http://www.jarrography.fr.../karma_aero.mp3

Jote - Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:46 pm

Third



resulting in

Code:
.P2.5..3.U......
....89D..Q4.....
J.1..3....V..2..
.d..K....5.qE...

shadow - Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:52 pm

I most have missed something, where did this come from all of a sudden?
Dr_Jones - Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:06 pm

Jote wrote:
Third

Image

resulting in

Code:
.P2.5..3.u......
....89D..Q4.....
J.1..3....V..2..
.d..K....5.qE...


Isn't it a capital U on the first line?

Jote - Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:34 pm

Indeed it is
Kanta - Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:20 am

Album promotion.



27/12/2018
Via La Razon

Jean Michel Jarre: «The machines will be able to make songs»

Source: https://www.larazon.es/cu...ones-KG21142778

Herr Dunkel - Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:25 am

Just curious... Among those who purchased Équinoxe Infinity in physical format, who bought the album with the blue / green cover and who did the red / orange cover? (And to those completists who purchased both versions, which cover do you prefer?)

(As for me I bought the blue / green version.)

Just a non-scientific poll to see whether it's a 50% - 50% split or there is a preference for one cover over the other...

Cheers!

Herr Dunkel - Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:34 am

Speaking of covers... Just noticed...

The gatefold image of the Équinoxe Inifinty album included in the Équinoxe Project box set is slighlty differemt from that of the standalone album:

In the box set, the gatefold of both the LP (red / orange) and the CD (blue / green) features a "stick figure" (typical of 3D drafting before fleshing out and rendering) in front of the watcher made of light, whereas the standalone LP and CD (at least with the blue / green cover) don't show this.

I don't know about the standalone red / orange version, but it's probably the same as the standalone blue / green version...

Finaero - Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:11 am

They didn't let you choose the cover from the site I got it from, so while the store page has the "Division Bell" cover, I got the, hm, "Feuerfrei" one.

(I'd have preferred the former one)

Dr_Jones - Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:43 am

Herr Dunkel wrote:
Just curious... Among those who purchased Équinoxe Infinity in physical format, who bought the album with the blue / green cover and who did the red / orange cover? (And to those completists who purchased both versions, which cover do you prefer?)


I ordered the regular CD from an online retailer. I got the Easter Island digipack. Then I went to a store to get the apocalypse digipack (which I prefer). Later I learned there was an Easter Island jewelcase too, so I had to get that one too.

Herr Dunkel - Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:46 pm

Thanks Finareo and Dr_Jones for your contribution to this study ;-)

Yeah, "you can't always get what you want" as the Rolling Stones once sang... As Jarre said the "randomness" was part of the game.

I really wanted the "Easter Island" version so I had to check out 3 stores to get it on CD, and then another 2 stores to get the vinyl... Incidentally none had the "apocalyptic" version on vinyl, only on CD. So it looks like people do prefer that version on vinyl!

Dr_Jones - Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:44 pm

About the vinyl versions: I have only seen the Easter Island vinyl version.
Kanta - Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:37 am

Album promotion.



31/12/2018
Via Le HuffPost

New Year's Eve: Jean-Michel Jarre's playlist

The most famous French electro musician has 10 titles to advise you for your Eve of December 31st.

Source: https://huffingtonpost.fr/2018/12/30/la-playlist-pour-le-nouvel-an-de-jean-michel-jarre_a_23605395/?ec_carp=6310643825670459880

Kanta - Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:56 pm



Hi-Fi News Magazine - January 2019

The first technical exploration of DS Audio's new DS-W2 'optical' pick-up and, in our Investigation strand, a frank discussion about inspiration, innovation and hi-res audio with the master of the melodious synth – Jean-Michel Jarre – as the man himself spins-up his latest album, Equinoxe Infinity.

Investigation - Just what will the master of the melodious synth epic make of a full dCS, D'Agostino, Wilson rig? We catch up with Jean-Michel Jarre...

Source: https://www.hifinews.co.uk/

jeanbatman - Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:12 pm

1250 concerts :lol:
Velodynamic - Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:04 pm

jeanbatman wrote:
1250 concerts :lol:

:shock:

Kanta - Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:07 am

Album promotion.

08/01/2019
Via Magnetic Magazine (blog)

IN CONVERSATION: JEAN-MICHEL JARRE

Legends never die

He recently released a new studio album, Equinoxe Infinity, and incorporated virtual reality to help tell the store of the album. In this short but in depth episode of In Conversation, we discuss his love for technology, the process of creating Equinoxe Infinity, and what the future holds for his live performances. It was such an honor to sit with someone so crucial to our scene, so please give a warm welcome to Jean-Michel Jarre.

Source: https://www.magneticmag.c...n-michel-jarre/

Kanta - Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:42 pm





09/01/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

I was in Berlin in December to film for BongoBoulevard Their goal was to create a day full of great surprises for me. I can honestly say this was the most fun promo day I possibly ever had. Thanks again to the hosts Marie Meimberg, Marti Fischer and their team. There will be several clips from the day over the next few days. Starting with the first one where they put me in a special Studio to play Robots Don’t Cry to me in 4D sound. It was surreal and fun experience. Here is the link to the first episode with english subtitles, enjoy: https://youtu.be/Cai4NlZDuPU

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...LCNJQ&__tn__=-R

jeanbatman - Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:00 pm


Am I the only one thinking of the "man-machine" cover watching this?

Robi - Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:51 pm

It's not ear-friendly listenning to him speaking of English, really.
Countless "the fact that"...

Nice promotion though!

Kanta - Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:16 pm

11/09/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre​

Very happy you all liked the BongoBoulevard clip so much. They kindly put just the video of ROBOTS DON´T CRY up on Youtube now. It was a surreal experience for me to be able to divide the track into its original elements in such a unique way. It sparked a whole new idea for a new project around EQUINOXE INFINITY. Lets see where 2019 takes me….
https://youtu.be/C_oaogZQt7I

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...C3B20&__tn__=-R

Kanta - Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:06 am

Album promotion.



Interview with @jeanmicheljarre
🎬
@modzik
#padawan
#comingsoon
#Jean Michel Jarre
#sarazinger

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...3&theater&ifg=1

Kanta - Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:50 pm

Album promotion.



16/01/2019
Via BongoBoulevard

Jean-Michel Jarre & Richie Hawtin: Blind Date with Sushi

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1GnXuZvxD4





16/01/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

The last piece of the @BongoBoulevard shoot in Berlin is now live on their YouTube channel. This is Richie Hawtin and me talking over fantastic sushi by Duc Ngo and drinking Richie’s own sake. It was such a great moment. Enjoy watching: https://youtu.be/i1GnXuZvxD4

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...8Jhv8&__tn__=-R

Velodynamic - Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:31 am

Herr Dunkel wrote:

I really wanted the "Easter Island" version so I had to check out 3 stores to get it on CD, and then another 2 stores to get the vinyl... Incidentally none had the "apocalyptic" version on vinyl, only on CD. So it looks like people do prefer that version on vinyl!

Where do you get the Easter Island vinyl version.
I've got two "apocalyptic" vinyl version. :)

Kanta - Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:29 am

17/01/2019
Via Flood Magazine

Jean-Michel Jarre Looks Toward Bright and Dark Futures on “Equinoxe Infinity”

The legendary French electronic composer talks us through the dualities of his latest record.

Source: http://floodmagazine.com/...inoxe-infinity/

Dr_Jones - Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:19 pm

Velodynamic wrote:
Herr Dunkel wrote:

I really wanted the "Easter Island" version so I had to check out 3 stores to get it on CD, and then another 2 stores to get the vinyl... Incidentally none had the "apocalyptic" version on vinyl, only on CD. So it looks like people do prefer that version on vinyl!

Where do you get the Easter Island vinyl version.
I've got two "apocalyptic" vinyl version. :)


You can find the Easter Island vinyl everywhere here in the Netherlands.

Herr Dunkel - Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:16 am

Velodynamic wrote:
Herr Dunkel wrote:

I really wanted the "Easter Island" version so I had to check out 3 stores to get it on CD, and then another 2 stores to get the vinyl... Incidentally none had the "apocalyptic" version on vinyl, only on CD. So it looks like people do prefer that version on vinyl!

Where do you get the Easter Island vinyl version.
I've got two "apocalyptic" vinyl version. :)


I got the "Easter Island" vinyl at a Fnac store in France (they sell music, books, electronics, etc.). They didn't have the "apocalyptic" vinyl. Other similar stores and supermarkets didn't have either vinyl version, only CDs.

The Fnac store also had the box set. I guess that qualifies for the "Apocalyptic" vinyl I didn't see as a standalone ;-) Although it seems to have a slightly different gatefold, with the little stick figure in front of the watcher...

Kanta - Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:02 pm



18/01/2019
Via Lecho

Jean-Michel Jarre: "You have to be optimistic by subversion"

On his latest album, titled "Equinoxe Infinity", Jean-Michel Jarre, forty years after "Equinoxe", questions the developments of new technologies. Even if he is a musician, he delivers here his "vision" of the future...

Source: https://www.lecho.be/cult...n/10088517.html

Kanta - Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:42 pm

Album promotion.

21/01/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre​

ECHOES did an interview with me which is live on air later today. Check your local listing for the exact time. You can listen locally or stream-live from http://echoes.org/about/stations/

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...5XLlM&__tn__=-R

Kanta - Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:50 pm



21/01/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

As part of BongoBoulevard one of their own Marti Fischer. did a special re-make of „Robots Dont Cry“ and played it to me. You can view the full clip with subtitles here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=392YrMmZiBU

Source: https://www.facebook.com/...s&__tn__=H-RH-R

Kanta - Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:02 pm



Coming Up
Monday, January 21, 2019: Jean-Michel Jarre Interview

Jean-Michel Jarre's Electro-Infinity Echoes Interview

On the next Echoes, we head into Infinity with Jean-Michel Jarre. The iconic French electronic artist talks about his latest album, Equinoxe Infinity, which references his second album from 40 years ago. We bring Jean-Michel Jarre talking about electronic evolution on Echoes.

Source: https://echoes.org/2019/01/07/monday-january-21-2019-jean-michel-jarre-interview/

Kanta - Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:50 pm

Album promotion.



24/01/2019
Via Reuters Top News

Could AI unlock parts of our brain we don't use? Musician @jeanmicheljarre thinks artificial intelligence may spark a new wave of creativity.

Video: https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1088442865825574913

Kanta - Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:32 pm

Best Of Echoes January 2019 Top 25

5. Jean-Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Infinity (Sony UK)

Source: https://echoes.org/2019/02/01/echoes-january-top25/

Kanta - Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:50 pm

Equinoxe Infinity Review by AtomicCrimsonRush on 02/02/2019

4/5

The album is unlike anything found on the original Equinoxe, so it is perplexing as to how this is a sequel, though I would say it is simply attempting to build on the success of the first. Overall it is an energetic and synth heavy lively release that has a lot of terrific music scattered here and there. Some moments are not up to standard but it is still a very spacey atmospheric album, and one that tends to grow on you on each listen.

Source: http://www.progarchives.c...archives.com%29

Kanta - Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:40 am

Album promotion.



Bywanie na Dywanie x Jean-Michel Jarre x translation of the interview

Video: https://vimeo.com/314775283

Robi - Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:42 am

Oh can't understand a word
Dr_Jones - Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:11 pm

Yeah, why not use subtitles? :|
Jote - Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:11 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Yeah, why not use subtitles? :|


Because Poland. That's how foreign movies/series are done on TV there: a single male voiceover over the original audio track (original dialogue still can be heard). NO CAN READ NO SUBTITLE

Velodynamic - Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:50 pm

Kanta wrote:
Album promotion.

Image

Bywanie na Dywanie x Jean-Michel Jarre x translation of the interview

Video: https://vimeo.com/314775283

A light and a dark futuristic album cover. Does that pretty much summarizes the entire interview? :)

Kanta - Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:40 pm

Album promotion.

Echoes Podcast: Jean-Michel Jarre Interview

Jean-Michel Jarre in Echoes Podcast

You can listen to the interview here: https://echoes.org/2019/02/07/echoes-podcast-jean-michel-jarre-interview/

Kanta - Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:30 pm



Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtltKkNng35/

Kanta - Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:10 am

When Jean-Michel Jarre philosophized on the avant-garde and the musical creation of the future

From April 9 to August 11, the exhibition "Electro" hosted by the Philharmonie de Paris, will retrace a large part of the history of electronic music. This ambitious project will count many exclusives and collaborations, like that of Jean-Michel Jarre, still mysterious. In November 2018, the artist gave Trax an interview on the occasion of the release of his album Equinoxe Infinity.

Source: http://fr.traxmag.com/art...sicale-du-futur

Kanta - Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:09 am

Album promotion.



Jean Michel Jarre in an interview

There are musicians who have been with us for a lifetime and have not only written history with their music but have been and still are the reason for millions of people to become a fan of electronic music. Jean-Michel Jarre has probably not only been an introductory drug but also a role model to become a musician himself for many artists who deal with power-loaded keyboard instruments.

Source: https://www.empulsiv.de/m...VXMRWPbwda1J8PY

Kanta - Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:21 am

Album promotion.

To Infinity and Beyond: Jean-Michel Jarre interview

An icon of electronica who’s staged some of the most impressive live shows of all time, Jean-Michel Jarre is still looking to the future – and fine-tuning his new album in mid-air in a jet plane…

Source: https://www.classicpopmag...arre-interview/

Robi - Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:23 am

"as he begins planning his next tour in support of Equinoxe Infinity"

8)

Kanta - Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:55 am

Album promotion.



SEEKING THE LIGHT
— Global
Preface
Jean-Michel Jarre, forefather of electronica, spends his evenings holed up in his Paris loft with a film projector.

Source: https://monocle.com/magazine/issues/121/seeking-the-light/

Kanta - Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:15 am

Here's the List of Rumoured Record Store Day 2019 Releases

Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe Infinity Remixes - EP

Source: http://exclaim.ca/music/a...y_2019_releases

Dr_Jones - Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:40 am

I wonder who did the remixes. Interesting release nontheless.
jeanbatman - Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:42 am

Will it have two covers ? :punch:
Dr_Jones - Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:34 pm

Any updates on this mystery yet? I haven't found any new clues anywhere.

Phil wrote:
1906 wrote:
Dr_Jones wrote:
All three combined gives me:

wearewatchingyou.net
/.iv.n.....rm..y
..2....3.U......
....89D.........
J.1..........2..
.d.......5.q....


We need more pieces of the puzzle in order to brute force the remaining characters and http://www.wearewatchingyou.net will be zoolooked !

First line is easy to find (i found it in 5 mn :-p)
-> "/livinginharmony"

And if you go here : http://www.wearewatchingyou.net/livinginharmony/

You can read this message :
Quote:
Incredible! You really think you can save humanity? Please never come back.

or
Quote:
Fine! You really think you can save humanity? Humanity is proud of you.

or
Quote:
Perfect! Let's continue as if nothing happened.Perfect!

and so on..

If you click on button, a password is requested. :idea:

Probably the one in "the message".

In the page code, there is a new part :
Code:
.P..............
..........4.....
.....3..........
............E...


Which give :
Code:
.P2....3.U......
....89D...4.....
J.1..3.......2..
.d.......5.qE...

:)

Goudeskitchen - Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:00 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
I wonder who did the remixes. Interesting release nontheless.


It might be the winners of the Metapop remix contests for 'Robots Don't Cry' and 'Infinity' as that all seemed to die down afterwards?

Kanta - Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:00 pm



Record Store Day - 13/04/2019

Jean-Michel Jarre "Equinoxe Infinity Remixes"

1. Tale Of Us : « If The Wind Could Speak - Remix»
2. Jonas Rathsman: : « All That You Leave Behind - Remix »
3. Perturbator : « Don’t Look Back - Remix »

Dr_Jones - Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:28 pm

Very happy to announce the EQUINOXE INFINITY REMIX VINYL EP with mixes by @taleofus @jonasrathsman @perturbatormusic . This is a limited release for @recordstoreday in Europe & US. Out 13.04.2019.
Dr_Jones - Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:33 pm

I don't see it on the release list of the UK RSD 2019, though. Maybe it'll get updated?

https://recordstoreday.co.uk/media/1018127/rsd19-releases-printable-280219-6pm.pdf

Kanta - Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:40 pm



28/02/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Very happy to announce the EQUINOXE INFINITY REMIX VINYL EP with mixes by @taleofus @jonasrathsman @perturbatormusic . This is a limited release for @recordstoreday in Europe & US. Out 13.04.2019.

Source: https://www.instagram.com.../p/Bub3iblFZNU/

Dr_Jones - Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:59 pm

I like the artwork.
Kanta - Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:15 pm



01/03/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

It will be available in the UK also

Source: https://twitter.com/jeanmicheljarre/status/1101431418926911488

shadow - Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:49 pm

UK is part of the EU, people do know that I hope?

Anywho, Pertubator can go either way. Bloody amazing or bloody terrible.

Dr_Jones - Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:45 am

The Dutch RSD list doesn't list the 12". But then again, the UK RSD list of releases doesn't neither. In fact, only the French RSD release list shows the remixes maxi single. And the German one.
Kanta - Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:26 pm

Equinoxe Infinity Fnac Exclusive Vinyl Green - released on 3 April 2019

Source: https://musique.fnac.com/a13389374/Jean-Michel-Jarre-Equinoxe-Infinity-Exclusivite-Fnac-Vinyle-vert-Vinyle-album?fbclid=IwAR3UyFWOOEtvQtKDQUdcngZYyBlx_olUnl6EXaqLpIfjxKmbav_fytj1APo

Velodynamic - Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:16 am

Why not "exclusive" black? :wink: :mrgreen:
Kanta - Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:12 pm

16/03/2019
Via one_techno_track_a_day

Jean Michel Jarre with Equinoxe Infinity Remixes for @recordstoreday, out on 13/04/19, with:
🎵Jean Michel Jarre - If The Wind Could Speak (Tale Of Us remix) [Columbia]🎵
#JeanMichelJarre #TaleOfUs #IfTheWindCouldSpeak #OneTechnoTrackADay
@jeanmicheljarre @taleofus

Video: https://instagram.com/p/BvEQ83HHS61/

Kanta - Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:34 pm




21/03/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

The winners for the #RemixThis competition with @metapopinc have been chosen. Congrats to DJ Yuki and Thought Criminal Krotch & Killz. Visit www.metapop.com to listen. Well done everyone I really enjoyed listening to them all! Thank you @nativeinstruments for your support.
#equinoxeinfinity

Source: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157095373099096&id=9760369095

Jote - Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:43 pm

Links

https://metapop.com/benny-sanches/tracks/jmj-infinity-thought-criminal-krotch-38-killz-remix/71683

https://metapop.com/djyuuki/tracks/jean-michel-jarre-robot39s-don39t-cry-dj-yuuki-remix/71614

The second one is my "favorite" type of remix: hardly resembles the original track...

argyleg - Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:24 am
Post subject: FNAC Green Vinyl
Do FNAC deliver to the UK would love a copy of this but ebay fleecers are out in force already
Dr_Jones - Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Post subject: Re: FNAC Green Vinyl
argyleg wrote:
Do FNAC deliver to the UK would love a copy of this but ebay fleecers are out in force already


No-one knows after tomorrow...
(I think they do, they send to the Netherlands too, better get some French classes first because their website is in French)

rinogurr - Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:32 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7AueZUTX8M

Track ID :
Jean Michel-Jarre - If the wind could speak (Tale of Us Remix)

Adriatique - Live @ Signal 2108 Alpe d'Huez for Cercle

Dr_Jones - Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:54 pm

Ah, it's one of those remixes :?
And they put the hyphen in his name wrong too :D

shadow - Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:54 pm

Was it really to much to ask for a remix that would only lengthen the track? What does this have to do with the original track?!
Jote - Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:47 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Ah, it's one of those remixes :?

shadow wrote:
What does this have to do with the original track?!


Surprise level: 0%


Gone are the times of extended remixes a'la Zoolookologie or Zoolook from the 80s. These days the "remixes" are simply means for a label to promote another artist by slapping a familiar name on their music ("Jarre" in this case) while the music has little or nothing to do with the original track. I wonder how this still qualifies as a "remix" - perhaps it's sufficient to sample a single hi-hat hit.

Jote - Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:00 am

Some investigation - I shazamed this track and it turns up as "Arteon - Dealing with god".

However, googling "Arteon - dealing with god" produces a link to a facebook video (the link has "aether-arteon-dealing-with-god" in it)

https://www.facebook.com/...80762348903823/

(same account as on youtube - EDM Jelly)

but this facebook video has since been renamed to

"Jean Michel Jarre - If the wind could speak (Tale of Us Remix)"

Dr_Jones - Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:13 pm

Jote wrote:
Gone are the times of extended remixes a'la Zoolookologie or Zoolook from the 80s. These days the "remixes" are simply means for a label to promote another artist by slapping a familiar name on their music ("Jarre" in this case) while the music has little or nothing to do with the original track. I wonder how this still qualifies as a "remix" - perhaps it's sufficient to sample a single hi-hat hit.


Not entirely true - Electronica 1 gave us some good mixes. The Jarre mix of Conquistador is probably better than the album version (imho).

Jote - Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:16 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Not entirely true - Electronica 1 gave us some good mixes. The Jarre mix of Conquistador is probably better than the album version (imho).


I'm not counting those as they were mostly "JMJ remixes". Except those and Javi Grex' remix of "If..!" (which is excellent) the third party remixes are pretty much all sh8 done in the vein that I outlined above.

shadow - Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
Jote wrote:
Gone are the times of extended remixes a'la Zoolookologie or Zoolook from the 80s. These days the "remixes" are simply means for a label to promote another artist by slapping a familiar name on their music ("Jarre" in this case) while the music has little or nothing to do with the original track. I wonder how this still qualifies as a "remix" - perhaps it's sufficient to sample a single hi-hat hit.


Not entirely true - Electronica 1 gave us some good mixes. The Jarre mix of Conquistador is probably better than the album version (imho).


The album mix is terrible, but that extended remix is pretty sweet!

Dr_Jones - Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:09 pm

Just got the FNAC Equinoxe Infinity green vinyl LP. Looks lovely.
Kanta - Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:52 am




Album promotion:

04/04/2019
Via Stereophile Magazin

Jean-Michel Jarre: Organic meets Electronic

Source: https://www.stereophile.c...eets-electronic

Kanta - Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:59 am



06/04/2019
Music Nostalgia

It’s so exiting unpacking the Record Store Day deliveries and so yet so difficult as want to put so many things aside for myself but can’t 😭 #jeanmicheljarre
They sounded great in the promotional blurb but are even more stunning in the flesh!! Just a week to wait now 😱
Record Store Day Saturday April 13th 2019 8am - 5pm
#rsd19 #recordstoreday @recordstoreday #vinyladdict #nowplaying #vinyl #records #vinylcollection #nowspinning #recordshop #record #cratedigger #vinyligclub #onmyturntable #instavinyl #musiclover #vinyljunkie #truro #cornwall

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv67ovlgdYV/

Vozdelosvientos - Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:38 pm

The Perturbator remix of "All That You Leave Behind" has been aired...

The first track of the show:

https://www.mixcloud.com/...2-mybeat-n-126/

Finaero - Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:19 am

Almost half a year after its release and, yeah, IMO this is still the best JMJ album since Oxygene 7-13.

Admittedly, I don't really listen to particular tracks from it (except sometimes the "medley" from Infinity to The Opening) and just go with playing the full album instead.

(I never feel like listening to the entirety of any other post-O7-13 albums, and not even earlier ones like Revolutions or Magnetic Fields for example)

Yet it makes me fret (a bit) what his next album is going to be like, because while Nocturne is a pretty nice Vangelis album (and musically sound), for me it's a letdown after Rosetta (so I guess I consider E-I to be Jarre's Rosetta in a sense).

Jote - Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:00 pm

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
The Perturbator remix of "All That You Leave Behind" has been aired...

The first track of the show:

https://www.mixcloud.com/...2-mybeat-n-126/


Meh. As expected. Hardly resembling the original. The intro (which contains samples of the original) is a pretty interesting arrangement, somewhat cinematic, but that's it. Then it switches to a completely unrelated piece of music. The intro seems grafted on and forced.

Velodynamic - Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:05 am

Vozdelosvientos wrote:
The Perturbator remix of "All That You Leave Behind" has been aired...

The first track of the show:

https://www.mixcloud.com/...2-mybeat-n-126/

If you can call the original track drowning in fake ARP sounds and faded out with a drum beat pattern a "remix" then...oh well...

Kanta - Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:27 am

Official videos:

ALL THAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND (movement 4) (Perturbator Remix): https://youtube.com/watch?v=lD5Bv8XCcdI
DON'T LOOK BACK (movement 9) (Jonas Rathsman Remix): https://youtube.com/watch?v=YaF_mx-KQfs
IF THE WIND COULD SPEAK (movement 5) (Tale Of Us Remix): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=njOtUPV-ThU

Equinoxe Infinity (Remix EP)

℗ 2019 Music Affair Entertainment Limited under exclusive license to Sony Music entertainment Germany GMBH

Released on: 2019-04-12

Producer: MAE
Mastering Engineer: Jeremy Cooper

Jote - Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:07 am

For those getting "video not available"

All That You Leave Behind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZBwmJ1qOoQ

If The Wind Could Speak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RuExkQ89nk

Astralwerks cannot even spell their artist's name correctly...

Dr_Jones - Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:29 am

It's on spotify too
Kanta - Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:01 pm



12/04/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Today is the release of the EQUINOXE INFINITY EP. I am super happy to be able to share the wonderful mixes by Tale Of Us Jonas Rathsman and Perturbator with you today. Remember that this is a release to support Record Store Day. A limited number of 12“ are available tomorrow at your independent record store of choice. Full list on Record Store Day

Stream and download here:
https://jean-michel-jarre.lnk.to/Equinoxe_Infinity_Remix

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

Kanta - Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:21 pm



12/04/2019
Via nobbz

#recordstoreday tomorrow #jeanmicheljarre #equinoxe #infinity #remix #taleofus #jonasrathsman #perturbator #12inch #vinyl #maxi #45rpm #electronicmusic #music #art #dance #trance #jmj #jmjmoments #exclusive #limitededition #columbiarecords #sonymusic

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwJ-lWOA4iD/



12/04/2019
Via The Groove Cartel

Tale Of Us drop the long-awaited remix for ‘If The Wind Could Speak’

Jean-Michel Jarre ‘If The Wind Could Speak’ from Equinoxe Infinity receives stunning remix by Afterlife's bosses Tale Of Us.

After the release of Jean-Michel Jarre‘s Equinoxe Infinity album, Jarre returns with a three-track remix pack. The EP sharpens three highlights of the album into deadly club tools.

Tale Of Us remix of ‘If The Wind Could Speak’ is the EP kicks off track. Already begun a milestone into the duo’s set, the duo has turned the record from a minute-and-a-half long interlude into a dance floor anthem with symphonic swells and unforgettable melodies. Played on almost every Tale Of Us’ performance in the last months, the remix firstly appeared for public streaming on Afterlife Voyage 013. The remix, already supported by Adriatique, Richie Hawtin and Carl Craig is set to become one of the biggest dance floor hits of the year.

There are not only Tale Of Us; Jonas Rathsman joins the Italian duo remixing ‘Don’t Look Back’. The Swedish producer highlights the tension and mood of Jarre’s composition, folding its drama into well-timed chord stabs.

Last but not least, Perturbator closes this fantastic EP delivering his remix of ‘All That You Leave Behind’. The French synth artist and former black metal musician rub Jarre’s textures raw for a tougher, grittier and punkier version.

Even if the three remixes are way different from the Equinoxe Infinity album, we suggest a listen to it for a complete musical experience.

Equinoxe Infinity Remix EP is available today for streaming and download. It includes the Tale Of Us remix of ‘If The Wind Could Speak’. The limited to 1300 units 12” is a record store day exclusive, out tomorrow April 13th.

Source: https://thegroovecartel.com/news/tale-of-us-drop-the-long-awaited-remix-for-if-the-wind-could-speak/

Kanta - Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:14 pm




13/04/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Very happy to support @recordstoreday with a special Remix EP for Equinoxe Infinity with mixes by @taleofus @jonasrathsman @perturbatormusic. The limited to 1300 units 12“ is available in selected stores participating in @recordstoreday 2019.
My US label Astralwerks Records did a special run of 75 units. https://astralwerks.lnk.to/JMJWhiteLabel

Source: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157149010689096&id=9760369095

Velodynamic - Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:28 pm

Dr_Jones wrote:
It's on spotify too

Heard those. Passing me by unimpressed (sadly?). :?

Above&Beyond - Zero Gravity is a remix.

Kanta - Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:20 pm



13/04/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

The @astralwerksrecords Vinyl is now sold out. Thanks for your support! Looks like the @taleofus remix is a big favorite with DJs - what’s yours and why?
Link to stream or download https://jeanmicheljarre.lnk.to/EquinoxeInfinity_RemixEP

Video: https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157149701114096&id=9760369095

Josue143803 - Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:05 am

Jote wrote:
For those getting "video not available"

All That You Leave Behind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZBwmJ1qOoQ

If The Wind Could Speak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RuExkQ89nk

Thank you for posting this, I was getting that stupid error.
I don't think they're bad, but they all sound very similar to each other :?
I was expecting a bit more variety with the choice of remixes (like in the Electronica Project Remix EPs).

Kanta - Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:02 pm



18/04/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Remixes of "Don‘t look back“ by @jonasrathsman and "All that you leave behind“ by @perturbatormusic spinning on my player right now. #equinoxeinfinity

Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwZkQjTDB5H/

Dr_Jones - Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:44 pm

Poor guy. Listening to his music being raped.
Finaero - Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:59 pm

It's always regretful when JMJ is clearly forced to go with what the record company wants.

(Though this one still isn't as dire as "Oh yeah, the Dadwater remasters suck, we're gonna make better ones" -> WHOOPS, more Dadwater remasters)

As JMJ remixes, I don't like them. On their own they're alright.

netrom - Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:12 pm

So much clicheed negativity. Why bother listening to remixes if what you want is just the original?

Jonas Rathsman's "Don't Look Back" is a good one. Very much in the flow of the original, expanding into similar but new landscapes. Great track when cycling.

Tale of Us' "If the Wind Could Speak" is of course very different from the original, but not without a link in the structure of the "chanting". Anyway this is a compelling dance floor piece.

Perturbatur's "All That You Leave Behind" isn't my favorite of the three, but there is an interesting gothic vampire mood going on that fits the title and elements of the track.

Dr_Jones - Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:48 am

netrom wrote:
So much clicheed negativity. Why bother listening to remixes if what you want is just the original?

Jonas Rathsman's "Don't Look Back" is a good one. Very much in the flow of the original, expanding into similar but new landscapes. Great track when cycling.

Tale of Us' "If the Wind Could Speak" is of course very different from the original, but not without a link in the structure of the "chanting". Anyway this is a compelling dance floor piece.

Perturbatur's "All That You Leave Behind" isn't my favorite of the three, but there is an interesting gothic vampire mood going on that fits the title and elements of the track.


yeah, like I said, they're trash.

Mind you: I love Perturbator's work, normally.

shadow - Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:21 pm

I absolutely adore Perturbator, but this remix as a remix... Eh? No, it's a fun track, but has nothing to do with the original. Same for the others.

Finaero wrote:
(Though this one still isn't as dire as "Oh yeah, the Dadwater remasters suck, we're gonna make better ones" -> WHOOPS, more Dadwater remasters).


I remember him saying that he does want good remasters, but that it's the studios final call. At which point I have to ask, why bother with them in that case?

Jote - Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:01 pm

Actually Perturbator's "remix" at least quotes a longer part of the original track (granted, only in the intro and outro and those seem forced, but at least they sound interesting). Tale of us remix merely quotes a chord progression in the break (also forced); take away the JMJ samples from "Don't look back" remix and it will still sound pretty much the same. Waste of time, as predicted.
Dr_Jones - Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:12 pm

Tale Of Us remix: Slam/10 (Slam=the worst remix)
Perturbator remix: Gat Decor/10 (good band, bad remix)
Jonas Rathsman remix: Praga Kahn/10 (at least it has most of the original)

Kanta - Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:10 am



Source: https://twitter.com/Astralwerks/status/1120498070356201472

Finaero - Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:55 am

@shadow: I may remember wrong, but I think there's a video from 2014 or so of JMJ and Dadwater in the studio with JMJ being all "giddy" about the new remasters. That video precedes his statements about not being a fan of the remasters, IIRC.

Dr_Jones wrote:
Tale Of Us remix: Slam/10 (Slam=the worst remix)
Perturbator remix: Gat Decor/10 (good band, bad remix)
Jonas Rathsman remix: Praga Kahn/10 (at least it has most of the original)


A Julian Mendehlson or a Shep Pettibone remix would have been nice, yes.

shadow - Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:05 pm

Finaero wrote:
@shadow: I may remember wrong, but I think there's a video from 2014 or so of JMJ and Dadwater in the studio with JMJ being all "giddy" about the new remasters. That video precedes his statements about not being a fan of the remasters, IIRC.


Yeah that as well, so who knows what his actual opinion is. The video has since been blocked on his original YouTube channel. I take it since the comments were absolutely nothing but negative about the actual remastering.

Finaero - Fri May 03, 2019 9:35 pm

netrom wrote:

Jonas Rathsman's "Don't Look Back" is a good one. Very much in the flow of the original, expanding into similar but new landscapes. Great track when cycling.


I've got to admit, I genuinely like this one and have been listening to it quite a lot recently.

Yet, for some reason, around the 0:57 part it sort of sounds to me like one of those default Nokia ringtones is playing faintly in the background. It's more apparent with cheapish IEMs I've got, though. :P

Kanta - Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:28 pm



05/06/2019
Via Jean-Michel Jarre

Super happy to see that the cover for EQUINOXE INFINITY is shortlisted as cover of the year at the Progressive Music Awards. The vote is now open. I would love to bring this one home for Filip Hodas who has created it. Thank you all for your support

http://www.loudersound.com/progawards

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

Kanta - Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:48 pm



Jobs of Tomorrow: The Woman Behind Virtual Concerts for Rezz, Jean-Michel Jarre and More

Source: https://www.billboard.com...obs-of-tomorrow


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