JEAN MICHELLE JARRE – PLANET JARRE
The Godfather of Electronic Music Jean Michel Jarre celebrates his 50 years at the forefront of electronic music with an extensive double album that will once more carburize his legacy in pop music history. Planet Carre comprises 41 works from his extensive music catalogue, hand-picked by Jarre himself and completely re-mastered to add a new and sparkling freshness to the sound of the package. Comprising of four parts- Soundscapes, Themes, Sequences, Explorations and Early Works – Planet Jarre is unmistakably and utterly typically Jarre, highlighting a different creative focus of his work. Soundscapes taps into Jarre’s natural sense for acoustic aestheticism and atmospheric composition translated into nine soundscapes that clearly reference his background in classical music and his passion for motion picture scores. Long and familiar ambient tracks like Oxygene 1, Equinoxe 2 and Chronology 1 seamlessly follow newer pieces like the original title track of Electronica – The Heart of Noise. Themes features indestructible, timeless melodies and song-like structures such as Oxygene 2, Oxygene 4, Zoolookologie and Industrial Revolution Part 2 that will resonate with everyone familiar with his repertoire. The nine tracks on Sequences are all based on the repetitive and hypnotic sequences that only electronic instruments can create. With early works like Arpeggiator and Revolutions Jarre shaped the future of techno and EDM, paving the way for what is brought to almost organic completion. The selection also features newer works like Stardust, co-composed by Jarre and techno / trance producer Armin van Buuren, and two recently composed and previously unreleased tracks called Coachella Opening and Herbalizer. One of the most intriguing features of Explorations and Early Works is the previously unreleased demo recording of the mythical Music For Supermarkets, the only remaining testimony to the unique recording that was pressed on a solitary vinyl for auction. In an unparalleled display of criticism to the devaluation of music, comparing it to mass consumer goods on shelves rather than artistic creation, Jarre recorded and produced and entire album only to completely destroy the master tapes after the radio broadcast. For a long time, the only existing LP of the broadcast recording was considered the highest-trading vinyl copy on the planet. The track Erosmachine then takes us back to 1969 and the very early days of Jarre’s creative period.
4LP – Four LP set packaged as a ‘book’ and a Download card to enter the world of Jean-Michel Jarre in 5.1.