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Jean-Baptiste aka jeanbatman
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jeanbatman 


Age: 42
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Location: Lille, France
  Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:53 pm   Jean-Baptiste aka jeanbatman

Hi, my name is Jean-Baptiste, I’m 30, french and live in suburbs of Paris.

Don’t blame me on my poor English, I’ll try to make for it in few, simple words. :oops:

:arrow: I discovered Jarre in 1987 with excerpts of “The essential”, and since then, Jarre has never really left my mind nor my disc players. Nowadays, I got “The essential” of his work : a bunch whole of his discs.
I first felt strong interest in his works back in 1988, with album Revolutions, for which he was host of a French teen TV show (so did Dave Stewart from Eurythmics), and what impressed me so much at that time was his engineering skill and the novelty of instruments he had brought to his albums.

:arrow: Listening to earlier albums made me realize what a brilliant composer he was, especially Equinoxe, Oxygène, my two vinyl delights, which I enjoy very much, though they travelled a lot and are a bit exhausted by now ! :?
Jarre’s two first albums fill my soul with peaceful images, and is a direct link to landscapes I love or moments of the day. Each sound carries a special purpose, as actors getting up on stage or colorful brush strokes on an abstract painting. Of course, I managed to purchase all of his albums (except the Docklands misadventure). I even caught some of his Tunes from radio on audio tapes.
En attendant Cousteau and even more Chronologie gave me will to compose my own music, in a Vangelis (a clever melodist) way, that is, without studying music theory. But the MIDI results were not at the stake I was dreaming. I now know better that composing music is a great matter. :pwned:

:arrow: My true favorites are Ethnicolor part 1 (a true masterpiece)and Oxygène 2. My favorite album is Equinoxe. Besides Jarre, I’m keen on Vangelis (Albedo, Spiral, Blade Runner and L’Apocalypse des Animaux) most of Mike Oldfield, some works of Klaus Schulze (X, Mirage and Timewind), debuts from Deep Forest, Kraftwerk’s Man machine, Trans Europe Express and Minimum maximum, Tangerine Dream’s Stratofear, Laurent Garnier’s Unreasonable Behaviour. I also enjoy prog’ rock along with Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Yes, Supertramp’s Crime of the century, Pink Floyd’s Wish you were and Dark side…, Camel, Dead can dance, Spock’s beard, Radiohead’s Kid A and OK Computer, Goldfrapp’s Felt Mountain, Led Zeppelin, Porcupine Tree, Frenchmen Patrick Rondat, Air, Magma, Alain Bashung and... others I forget.

:arrow: My other interest are drawing, philosophy and documentaries.

:arrow: I love Jarre’s music so much for making me listen to so much more things, from classic piano recitals to art-rock, from opera to concrete music and from latino to good techno. I got the continuous pleasure to listen over and over his wonderful albums and find a true emotion to it all. I look forward to each new record with greatest interest.
France can honor itself that one of its artists brings the most spectacular shows and life-lasting albums to large audiences. He revealed or confirmed so much talented sidemen and women, singers, musicians. It is inspiration for millions of people and synonymous with intelligence and universality.
Thanks Jean Michel. Long live Jarre !
 
Finaero 


Age: 31
Joined: 29 Mar 2006
Posts: 5356
Location: Finland
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:55 pm   

Greetings and welcome! 8)

Great to see another one with Ethnicolor as a definite favorite ;)
 
GeeJee 
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Location: Zwolle, The Netherlands
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:56 pm   

Thanks for your introduction! I think your english is just fine ;)

Welcome in here! I hope you enjoy your time on this board!
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Jarp2600 


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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:05 pm   

Welcome here! :D
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Jakob BC 
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Age: 31
Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:13 pm   

Welcome to the forum! :D
 
jp8000 


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Location: Finland, Itä-Suomen lääni
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:17 pm   

hello
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poipoi 


Age: 32
Joined: 07 May 2007
Posts: 47
Location: Wroclaw,Cracow/Poland
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:26 pm   

Hello :D :welcome: Btw, nice avatar ;)
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Big time 


Age: 45
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 2743
Location: CPH Denmark
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:42 pm   

Wow wow wow!!! What an introduction!!! :D :D

Welcome to this forum!! The best Jarre-site EVER!! :D

And your english is just fine!!! :D

WELCOME!!!

:D
 
CLUBMIX 
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Age: 49
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 4137
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:08 pm   

Grietingz Earthling

some statements:
1) welcome here and have fönn (at least, we all do)
2) WOW! what an introduction (didn't another one already say that? At least I am not running out of ideas)
3) Your post looks like a Jarre-ish laser-light-show (ever seen in Amerrricah), I love it
4) why are people who talk perfect English always fear they're not understandable? perfect language, châpeau!
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jeanbatman 


Age: 42
Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 1516
Location: Lille, France
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 1:09 am   

Thank you all for your dear greetings ! I appreciate it very much. English test being complete, i'll write down directly this time with no spell checker.

CLUBMIX wrote:

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3) Your post looks like a Jarre-ish laser-light-show (ever seen in Amerrricah), I love it [url=http://img154.images...iemc2.jpg]Image[/URL]

Glad you enjoyed it. Maybe I'll spend less time putting color in my future messages, if that's what you're referring to. :D

See you.
-- Kids get off my car ! --
 
Big time 


Age: 45
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Location: CPH Denmark
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 8:30 am   

No no no!! We like colors!! :D Don´t we? :shock:

At least I do!!! :D :D

:smoke:
 
CLUBMIX 
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Age: 49
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 4137
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:02 am   

jeanbatman wrote:
Thank you all for your dear greetings ! I appreciate it very much. English test being complete, i'll write down directly this time with no spell checker.

CLUBMIX wrote:

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3) Your post looks like a Jarre-ish laser-light-show (ever seen in Amerrricah), I love it [url=http://img154.images...iemc2.jpg]Image[/URL]

Glad you enjoyed it. Maybe I'll spend less time putting color in my future messages, if that's what you're referring to. :D

See you.
-- Kids get off my car ! --


I was in fact referring to that. But not because it was annoying in any way. It only showed me how colours can lift up a message.

PS: love your signature....
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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:04 am   

Welcome! :D
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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:31 am   

Hi Jean-Baptiste. :welcome:
Your intro was lovely to read. :D
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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:31 am   

Welcome in this forum JeanBatman ! :D
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