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Oxymore album, october 21 2022


Post Posted Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:39 pm
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At this point I've given up on Jarre's music to ever sound good again and only to sound like utter garbage in the digital release, and occasionally also on the vinyl release. I still can not get over the fact that:
They used an aging and (seemingly) rotting tape for the remaster of Rendez-Vous and had to recall the print and release a new one.
Oxygene 2 (7-13) sounds as bad as it does these days, even the vinyl absolutely blew chunks with the sound quality varying wildly, especially in Oxygene 8.
Ethnicolor having the timing transition being messed up again.
There's missing audio layers on Geometry of Love.

And there's so much more. I honestly feel like this has been going through the motions for the past decade and a half or so. Even more so the past decade which has really pushed these issues to the forefront.
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Post Posted Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:42 am
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shadow wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:39 pm At this point I've given up on Jarre's music to ever sound good again and only to sound like utter garbage in the digital release, and occasionally also on the vinyl release. I still can not get over the fact that:
They used an aging and (seemingly) rotting tape for the remaster of Rendez-Vous and had to recall the print and release a new one.
Oxygene 2 (7-13) sounds as bad as it does these days, even the vinyl absolutely blew chunks with the sound quality varying wildly, especially in Oxygene 8.
Ethnicolor having the timing transition being messed up again.
There's missing audio layers on Geometry of Love.

And there's so much more. I honestly feel like this has been going through the motions for the past decade and a half or so. Even more so the past decade which has really pushed these issues to the forefront.
Agree that there is something not right here. Given how often JMJ makes a big thing around sound quality and sound experiences as part of his musical offer - for example, 5.1 (Aero) and now Binaural (WTTOS, Amazonia, Oxymore) - it seems that he lacks an attention to detail over these other aspects. When I listen to the Oxygene Trilogy, the change in quality between Part 6 and Part 7 is shocking. The harshness and loudness of 7-13 in contrast the other parts really stands out.
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Post Posted Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:48 am
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The Dadwater reissue mastering has been an unmitigated disaster, absolutely agree. It's shocking how such shoddy work is allowed pass muster, but it's all about economics. Pass off new packaging and a 'new' remaster as something new to purchase. The most troubling aspect of this is that JMJ (or at least Aero management) know about these issues. They have been contacted and told about it directly.
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Post Posted Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:54 pm
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Pat Gleeson wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:48 am The Dadwater reissue mastering has been an unmitigated disaster, absolutely agree. It's shocking how such shoddy work is allowed pass muster, but it's all about economics. Pass off new packaging and a 'new' remaster as something new to purchase. The most troubling aspect of this is that JMJ (or at least Aero management) know about these issues. They have been contacted and told about it directly.
I wonder if this is because JmJ has his fingers in so many pies Not music related that it's just too many things to take on board and mastering is just one of those too many things.

Whereas JmJ in 1970s music was everything for him.

Also I wonder is it age related. I don't know how it feels to be in 60years 70years : is it just that at those ages it becomes more and more difficult to take on board the nitty gritty of things.
Post Posted Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:52 am
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DEATHPACT is one of the most interesting projects in electronic music right now, and I really wanted them on-board since our last collaboration. BRUTALISM REPRISE is out Friday. Pre-Save now
Post Posted Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:34 pm
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Jean-Michel Jarre presented his new album Oxymore in a studio at the Maison de la Radio. To read in the next Vinyl&Audio.

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Post Posted Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:57 pm
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Ooh, nice. I'll be in France next month, so I'll keep an eye out for this issue!
Post Posted Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:16 am
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POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
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Post Posted Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:11 am
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Hmm yeah... not a fan of this...
Post Posted Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:17 am
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Is it even remotely similar to the original track?
Post Posted Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:45 am
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It has the "sigh" of the original track.
Post Posted Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:21 pm
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Sigh. :|
Post Posted Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:19 pm
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The collaborative remix is set to release on Jarre's 22nd studio album, "OXYMORE" in October 2022.

Source: https://edm.com/music-releases/jean-mic ... sm-reprise
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Théâtre Marigny, Paris - 2007
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
Post Posted Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:01 pm
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Jean-Michel Jarre reworks Brutalism with Deathpact

Jean-Michel Jarre will release his brand new album Oxymore in October

Source: https://www.loudersound.com/news/jean-m ... -deathpact
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Concerts attended:
Théâtre Marigny, Paris - 2007
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
Post Posted Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:55 am
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Kanta wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:16 am
Syncopated lead is unnecessary makes it too mid 90s sounding.
It's the background stuff that's interesting.

Incidentally Orient Express is the precursor to the mid 90s syncopated dance trance lead melodies from musicians as Faithless.







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