Jean Michel Jarre talks about Oxygène

January 30, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Oxygène 7-13 is a 1997 album of instrumental electronic music by Jean Michel Jarre, his ninth overall studio album. It is the sequel to his 1976 album Oxygène, and is dedicated to Jarre’s former mentor, experimental musician Pierre Schaeffer. While the album was recorded using many of the same synthesizers as Oxygène, and the titling suggests a continuation from where the first album ends, many tracks have a more uptempo, trance-like character. The album is not as widely acclaimed as the original Oxygène, but has been quite successful nonetheless, especially among fans. Released approximately twenty years after the worldwide release of the first Oxygène, it is Jarre’s final album in his traditional style (exclusive of Oxygène: New Master Recording), and thus comes full circle. It was also the last album by Jarre featuring Michel Geiss as collaborator.

“Oxygène 7”, “Oxygène 8” and “Oxygène 10” have been released as singles. A number of remixes of Oxygène 7–13 tracks have been made, including those comprising most of the album Odyssey Through O2. The Orb’s single “Toxygene” was originally intended for release as a remix for the single release of “Oxygène 8”, but was rejected by Jarre for being too distant from the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzU4ClwkNg4

Track listing:

1. “Oxygène 7” — 11:41
1. Part 1 — 4:20
2. Part 2 — 3:43
3. Part 3 — 3:38
2. “Oxygène 8” — 3:54
3. “Oxygène 9” — 6:13
1. Part 1 — 1:53
2. Part 2 — 1:56
3. Part 3 — 2:24
4. “Oxygène 10” — 4:16
5. “Oxygène 11” — 4:58
6. “Oxygène 12” — 5:40
7. “Oxygène 13” — 4:27

Instruments;

* 2600 ARP synthesizer
* VCS3 synthesizer
* AKS
* Eminent 310 Unique
* Mellotron M400
* Theremin
* CS80
* Quasimidi Raven
* Digisequencer
* Akai MPC3000
* Nordlead
* JV 90
* K2000
* RMI Harmonic synthesizer
* Prophecy
* TR808
* DJ70

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