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Equinoxe Infinity - 16 November 2018
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Kanta 
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Posted: 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
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Kanta 
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Posted: 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
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NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
 
Jote 


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Posted: 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.
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Posted: 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.
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Kanta 
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Posted: 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
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Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
RAH, London - 2008
Wembley Arena, London - 2009
NIA, Birmingham - 2009
POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
 
Kanta 
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Posted: 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
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Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
RAH, London - 2008
Wembley Arena, London - 2009
NIA, Birmingham - 2009
POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
 
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:58 am   

Most positive reviews from around the world:

https://twitter.com/MSOPR/status/1070458647656914944
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Kanta 
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Posted: 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
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Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
RAH, London - 2008
Wembley Arena, London - 2009
NIA, Birmingham - 2009
POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
 
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Posted: 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
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jeanbatman 


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Posted: 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.
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kubrick 

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Posted: 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...
  
 
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Posted: 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...
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Finaero 


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Posted: 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)
 
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Posted: 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 


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Posted: 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
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