Jean-Michel Jarre today announced the full details of his upcoming albumElectronica 1: The Time Machine, which features Jarre’s work with fifteen collaborators.
Electronica 1 ranges from work with newer artists like Gesaffelstein andLittle Boots, to songs with electronic music veterans such as 3D of Massive Attack and Moby, and fellow electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter. The album offers Jarre’s personal vision of electronic music over the decades.
The track listing for Electronica 1: The Time Machine is:
1) The Time Machine (JMJ & Boys Noize)
2) Glory (JMJ & M83)
3) Close your eyes (JMJ & AIR)
4) Automatic (part 1) (JMJ & Vince Clarke)
5) Automatic (part 2) (JMJ & Vince Clarke)
6) If..! (JMJ & Little Boots)
7) Immortals (JMJ & Fuck Buttons)
8) Suns have gone (JMJ & Moby)
9) Conquistador (JMJ & Gesaffelstein)
10) Travelator (part 2) (JMJ & Pete Townshend)
11) Zero Gravity (JMJ & Tangerine Dream)
12) Rely on me (JMJ & Laurie Anderson)
13) Stardust (JMJ & Armin van Buuren)
14) Watching you (JMJ & 3D (Massive Attack))
15) A question of blood (JMJ & John Carpenter)
16) The train & the river (JMJ & Lang Lang)
Electronica is a two volume project with 30 Collaborators in total. The first volume will be released October 16 (but can be pre-ordered now via iTunes and Amazon, withVolume 2 to come in Spring 2016.
Jean-Michel Jarre has released a sneak preview of his collaboration with Vince Clarke, Automatic.
The teaser is the latest preview for Jarre’s ‘E-Project’ (working title), a new album conceived to encompass the last few decades of electronic music, with the participation of several generations of artists.
The album features 16 different collaborators, including the so far revealed M83,Tangerine Dream, Gesaffelstein, 3D from Massive Attack and Vince Clarke.
JMJ released the music video for Glory, a collaboration with fellow FrenchmanAnthony Gonzalez (M83). The video explores how we often glorify the absurd.
Here’s what director Lisa Paclet has to say about the video:
“When I listened to ‘Glory,’ I was struck by the lyrics ‘We could never have it all.’ That to me crystallized a very contemporary feeling of impotence. Jean-Michel Jarre told me he wanted the video to be ‘dark and sunny,’ so I opted for a slightly sardonic take on the concept of glory.
I wanted to glorify useless action though a series of absurd sports, preformed by athletes that run after unreachable, constantly shifting goals.
As the clip progresses the athletes subtly rebel against their pointless task, either though deliberate action of failure, breaking the repetitive cycle to which they are constrained. Their failures reveal a breach of humanity, which ricochets within the public; who in turn reacts in a progressively entropic fashion.”
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, M83 performing Glory. (C) 2015 Music Affair Entertainment Ltd. under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
This video features Jean-Michel Jarre discussing his upcoming collaboration with the late Edgar Froese & Tangerine Dream on a new EP, Zero Gravity
Music video by Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream performing Jean-Michel Jarre with Tangerine Dream Track Story. (C) 2015 Music Affair Entertainment Ltd. under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Jean-Michel Jarre with M83 “Glory” is a new track from Jean-Michel Jarre’s forthcoming album.
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The Vinyl Factory has announced an upcoming vinyl EP by Jean-Michel Jarre & Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream.
Jarre collaborated with Tangerine Dream founder Froese to create the track Zero Gravity.
Jarre plans to release a new studio album, later this year, which will feature the Froese/Tangerine Dream collaboration, along with collaborations with Gesaffelstein, M83 and 3D (Massive Attack).
Jean-Michel Jarre makes the case for why we need to bring Elka Synthex back, and opens up on his deep passion for his 3 Elka Synthexes. Be part of it at http://BringElkaBack.com
Event: Oxygéne Live (as it was known then at Theatre Marigny). For the tour in 2008 it was known as Oxygene in Concert, or to some, Oxygene: 30th Anniversary tour.
When: 12th-26th December 2007. This broadcast was recorded on the last show on the 26th December 2007 and was first shown on EXQI in April 2008.
Where: Theatre Marigny, Paris, France
On September 19th 2007, Jarre re-recorded his Oxygene album for it’s 30th Anniversary with special 3D cameras at the Alfacam studios, Lint, Belgium, and was released on his DVD Oxygene: New Master Recording. The audience consisted of a very small number of invites only. After this, Jean Michel decided to perform a series of 10 concerts at the Theatre Marigny in Paris, France, of which each show held a maximum capacity of 1,000 seats per show.
2: Oxygene Part 1
3: Oxygene Part 2
4: Oxygene Part 3
5: Variation 1
6: Oxygene Part 4
7: Variation 2
8: Oxygene Part 5
9: Variation 3
10: Oxygene Part 6
11: Variation 4
12: Oxygene 12
* Jean Michel Jarre
* Francis Rimbert
* Dominque Perrier
* Claude Sammard