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Jean-Michel Jarre


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4 stars "Equinoxe" is probably the second great achievement from the French synth maestro, continuing with the good smooth and elegant synthesizer work shown in "Oxygene", although trying to show a new musical dimension. This record has again some excellent moments, specially in parts IV (this one is legendary),V ,VI and probably VII, which could be considered as part of one actual song (an epic maybe?). However, while "Oxygene" didn't have apreciable weak moments, this one has a few. The first two tracks lose themselves in a mellow and comptemtive void. They are nice songs, but nothing special. Part III is only OK, although it presents a curious mixture of sounds as well as the introduction of some new ones (like the bells, for example), showing the listener that this effort is more risky and less 'conventional' than its predecessor. Another proof of this is part VIII, which starts with the odd sound of a fairground and finishes with an orquestal-influenced passage (something quite common along Jarre's career as well)

Then, although being slightly weaker than its predecessor, "Equinoxe" is another artistical work which proves that Jean Miche Jarre was someone to talke seriously at the time. Highly recommded.

shyman | 4/5 |


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