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Jean-Michel Jarre


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1967/ 1976
5 stars "Oxygen" is one of France's most famous albums, and a masterpiece of electronic music. Recorded in private studio of Jean Michel Jarre in Paris, using an 8-tracks, "Oxygen" is the most direct example of how an artist with the use of analog and digital synthesizers can simulate an orchestra. Electronics, to be understood. Listening to "Oxygene" we are thrilled by the powerful magic that music releases. It is as if our mind fly free in space, landed, then, in a planet full of flowers and trees, clean and magic. In the distance a castle, protected by a magical shield. However, the looming threat of an invasion from space. The war will bring us back into space.

But it will be defeated by good.Musically, "Oxygen" is a long suites in 6 parts that no other steps that sweet music, highly evocative (even technical, if we look good) but too full of magical atmosphere. There is no attempt to use synthesizers to find new sounds but the synths are here to seek new horizons in music, as if you would like to continue a conversation begun by Mozart or Beethoven.

The only problem with "Oxygen" is to have been composed, recorded and released in 1976, the year zero of Punk. Because "Oxygene" was, is and will always be a masterpiece. Not only of the Prog.

1967/ 1976 | 5/5 |


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