Header

ZOOLOOK

Jean-Michel Jarre

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Jean-Michel Jarre Zoolook album cover
3.22 | 75 ratings | 9 reviews | 28% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ethnicolor (11:40)
2. Diva (7:35)
3. Zoolook (3:42)
4. Wooloomooloo (3:18)
5. Zoolookologie (3:50)
6. Blah-Blah Cafe (3:20)
7. Ethnicolor II (3:53)

Total Time: 37:18

Lyrics

Search JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Zoolook lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Zoolook tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Jean-Michel Jarre / keyboards

With:
- Laurie Anderson / vocals
- Adrian Belew / guitar
- Yogi Horton / drums
- Marcus Miller / bass
- Fredrick Rousseau / keyboards

Releases information

CD released by Dreyfus #18118 (1984)

Thanks to AndYouAndI for the addition
Edit this entry

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Zoolook Music


Rendez-VousRendez-Vous
Import
Sony International 2004
Audio CD$44.99
$2.83 (used)
Oxygene 7-13Oxygene 7-13
Sony 1997
Audio CD$19.95
$2.20 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
JEAN MICHEL JARRE-OXYGENE-ORIGINAL YUGOSLAV PRESS-UNIQUE LABEL-1977-UNIQUE LABEL US $19.00 Buy It Now 30m 3s
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - OXYGENE / VINYL LP US $6.42 [0 bids]
30m 4s
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - OXYGENE - (FRENCH) - LP - N/MINT US $4.83 [0 bids]
1h 2m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE CD Album REVOLUTIONS Orig 1988 EXCELLENT Cond 10 trax W German US $4.83 [0 bids]
1h 13m
HORIZONS 16 INNOVATIVE INSTRUMENTALS 88 ORIGINAL CD JEAN MICHEL JARRE JAN HAMMER US $1.59 [0 bids]
1h 56m
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Oxygene / Equinoxe 1977 UK limited edition 14-track double LP US $76.45 Buy It Now 2h 13m
Jean Michel Jarre 'Revolutions' Cassette Album (1988) France Import US $0.79 [0 bids]
2h 27m
VINYL RECORD LP JEAN MICHEL JARRE EQUINOXE 1978 UK US $9.64 Buy It Now 2h 38m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE Equinoxe LP US $16.10 Buy It Now 2h 54m
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE "Equinoxe" LP 1978 Polydor PD-1-6175 WHITE LABEL PROMOTIONAL US $24.95 Buy It Now 3h 27m
Jean Michel Jarre Les Chants Magnetiques LP Record France Dreyfus FDM 18108 US $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 4m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE The Essential 1985 VG++ import US $4.99 [0 bids]
5h 20m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE REVOLUTIONS France CD Import US $7.99 [1 bids]
5h 32m
Waiting for Cousteau by Jean Michel Jarre FRANCE IMPORT CD US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
5h 32m
RENDEZVOUS - JEAN MICHEL JARRE - WEST GERMANY IMPORT 1986 US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
5h 33m
THE ESSENTIAL JEAN MICHEL JARRE 1976-1986 FRANCE IMPORT CD US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
5h 33m
Jean Michel Jarre - Magnetic Fields - 12 INCH VINYL US $3.99 Buy It Now 5h 35m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - GREATEST HITS - 2 CD's Digipack US $12.99 Buy It Now 5h 48m
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE - Magnetic Fields (UK 5 Tk Cassette Album) US $7.23 Buy It Now 5h 54m
Jean Michel Jarre : The Concerts in China (2CDs) US $13.26 Buy It Now 12h 18m
Jean Michel Jarre - In Concert Houston Lyon (CD) 833170-2 - Mint - Fast Postage US $12.86 Buy It Now 12h 25m
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene (CD 2007) Mail On Sunday Promo US $4.02 Buy It Now 13h 13m
Jean Michel Jarre In Concert Houston Lyon Cassette Tape - TESTED US $9.66 Buy It Now 14h 24m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE ZOOLOK,pressed EX YUGO US $13.00 Buy It Now 14h 40m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE & APOLLO FOUR FORTY - RENDEZ-VOUS 98 12" RECORD - XPR 3235 US $6.04 Buy It Now 15h 39m
[LP] Jean Michel Jarre ,Oxygene (Motors) {EX} France US $16.49 Buy It Now 15h 51m
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Magnetic Fields 1981 OZ Polydor EX/EX US $13.13 Buy It Now 16h 51m
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene CD Brand New & Factory Sealed US $11.25 Buy It Now 17h 15m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - The Best (CD 1997) 24 BIT DIGITALLY Remaster US $12.88 [0 bids]
17h 19m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE AERO China Chinese Tape Cassette Very Rare SEALED US $9.99 Buy It Now 17h 40m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - JARRE LIVE (CD) (REF E1) US $6.42 Buy It Now 18h 4m
[LP] Jean Michel Jarre ,Les Chants Magnetiques (Dreyfus) {EX} 1 ST Fra 1981 US $20.81 Buy It Now 18h 14m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE ESSENTIAL ISRAEL ISRAELI PRESS ULTRA RARE CD US $50.00 Buy It Now 18h 35m
FOGGY JOE -ZIG ZAG DANCE- FRENCH 7" SP 45-JEAN MICHEL JARRE-HOBO US $7.90 Buy It Now 19h
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE . THE CONCERTS IN CHINA. EXCELLENT US $5.23 [0 bids]
19h 21m
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe 1978 digitally remastered 1980's Ed. LP in shrink! US $14.99 Buy It Now 19h 26m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - OXYGENE: REMASTERED CD ALBUM (2014) US $9.26 Buy It Now 19h 36m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - EQUINOXE: REMASTERED CD ALBUM (2014) US $9.26 Buy It Now 19h 39m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - LES CHANTS MAGNETIQUES / MAGNETIC FIELDS: CD ALBUM (2014) US $9.26 Buy It Now 19h 43m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - OXYGENE US $2.25 Buy It Now 19h 44m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - DESTINATION DOCKLANDS: THE LONDON CONCERTS CD ALBUM (2014) US $9.26 Buy It Now 19h 51m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - CITIES IN CONCERT HOUSTON LYON: REMASTERED CD ALBUM (2014) US $9.26 Buy It Now 20h 9m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - THE CONCERTS IN CHINA: REMASTERED 2CD ALBUM (2014) US $12.86 Buy It Now 20h 16m
David Wright Moments in Time cd (Vangelis Jean Michel Jarre) US $8.03 [1 bids]
20h 25m
Jean Michel Jarre - Chronologie ORIG CD FREEPOST UK ! US $9.64 Buy It Now 20h 43m
Jean Michel Jarre - Houston-Lyon In Concert FREEPOST ! US $9.64 Buy It Now 20h 43m
Jean Michel Jarre - Images The Best Of CD FREEPOST UK ! US $9.64 Buy It Now 20h 44m
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene ORIG CD FREEPOST UK !! US $9.64 Buy It Now 20h 44m
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene 7-13 ORIG CD FREEPOST UK ! US $9.64 Buy It Now 20h 44m
Jean Michel Jarre - Revolutions ORIG CD FREEPOST UK US $11.25 Buy It Now 20h 44m
Jean Michel Jarre - Rendezvous ORIG CD FREEPOST UK ! US $11.25 Buy It Now 20h 44m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE, REVOLUTION, LP 1988 GERMANY NM/EX POLYDOR 837 098-1 US $12.86 Buy It Now 20h 51m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE, MAGNETIC FIELDS, LP 1981 RARE YUGOSLAVIAN PRESS EX-/VG US $8.03 Buy It Now 20h 51m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE, EQUINOXE, LP 1978 ORIGINAL FRANCE VG+/EX LAMINATED/SL US $8.03 Buy It Now 20h 51m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE, OXYGENE, UK 1977 UK NM/EX POLYDOR 3210-555 LAMINATED/SL US $12.86 Buy It Now 20h 51m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE 'OXYGENE' (Remastered) CD (2014) US $7.97 Buy It Now 21h 11m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE Waiting For Cousteau Dutch LP 1990 US $14.00 Buy It Now 21h 18m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - Revolutions - 7" Single PS US $4.81 Buy It Now 21h 25m
Jean-Michel Jarre - Zoolookologie/Ethnicolor II - 12" g1687 US $13.05 Buy It Now 21h 27m
Jean Michel Jarre in China 2 DVD 1 CD Set! US $49.95 Buy It Now 22h 13m
OXYGENE (Part 4) - JEAN MICHEL JARRE US $1.21 [0 bids]
22h 27m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE-ESSENTIAL LP US $8.03 Buy It Now 22h 55m
JEAN MICHEL JARRE-TETSUYA KOMORO 1998 LIVE PARIS RARE BOX SET VHS+CD+CDEP+BOOK US $99.99 [0 bids]
22h 56m
Jean Michel Jarre - Waiting For Cousteau Cassette Tape 2802R US $5.78 Buy It Now 1 day
Jean-Michel Jarre Rendez-Vous CD (1986, Dreyfus, West Germany) MEGA RARE !! US $16.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE: Oxygene LP (France, original art label, cut corner, sl cw) R US $25.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE: OXYGENE 2014 REMASTERED CD NEW US $7.20 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE - Revolutions (UK 7 Tk Cassette Album) US $5.62 Buy It Now 1 day
Jean Michel Jarre Equinoxe 1978 CD US $4.00 [0 bids]
US $14.95 Buy It Now
1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - LIVE 89 ORIGINAL CD: RENDEZVOUS OXYGENE LONDON KID US $2.40 [0 bids]
1 day
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE - REVOLUTIONS - TAPE CASSETTE ALBUM US $1.59 [0 bids]
1 day
Jean Michel Jarre The Essential Vinyl Album US $14.07 Buy It Now 1 day
Jean Michel Jarre - Houston Lyon in Concert - LP in gatefold sleeve US $3.20 [0 bids]
1 day
Jean Michel Jarre : Live CD US $5.54 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE : Oxygene (Part 4) / Oxygene (Part 6) 1977 POLYDOR 2001 721 US $1.53 [0 bids]
1 day
Jean Michel Jarre - Chants Magnétiques [Remastered] (2014) US $6.42 [0 bids]
1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE Magnetic Fields (Polydor UK Orig LP 1981) + Shrink. Nr MINT US $16.08 Buy It Now 1 day
LP RECORD 12" "ZOOLOOK" JEAN MICHEL JARRE BRAZILIAN PRESSING 823 763-1 US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LP RECORD "ZOOLOOK" JEAN MICHEL JARRE CANADIAN PRESSING 823 763- US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LP RECORD "EQUINOXE" JEAN MICHEL JARRE CANADIAN PRESSING PRINT US $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE 45 Equinoxe 4 Version Inedite POLYDOR English Press #BB804 US $16.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE musik aus zeit und raum ( world music ) US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE vinyl LP 6 tracks RENDEZVOUS rendez vous US $3.22 Buy It Now 1 day
Chronologie by Jean-Michel Jarre (Cassette) BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Jean Michel Jarre ex german GF LP in concert US $9.75 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE - OXYGENE (1976) RARE ORIG WEST GERMANY PDO DREYFUS ISSUE CD US $14.99 [0 bids]
1 day
KITARO "BEST SELECTION" JEAN MICHEL JARRE STYLE PONY CANYON 1985 JAPAN CD MINT US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE EQUINOCCIO / RENDEZ-VOUS IV ARGENTINA PROMO 7" US $435.96 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE OXIGENO part 2 and 4 ARGENTINA PROMO 7" US $435.96 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE ~ Chronologie Pt 6 - Slam & Gat Decor REMIXES ~ 12" Single PS US $24.61 Buy It Now 1 day
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene 1977 vinyl LP in excellent++ condition. US $20.93 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE RENDEZ-VOUS RARE ISRAEL ISRAELI LP HEBREW COVER US $18.00 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE, 'EQUINOXE' AN IMMACULATE AS NEW 1978 UK POLYDOR STEREO LP. US $24.15 [0 bids]
1 day
LP * Jean Michel Jarre * Oxygene 2 933 207 US $1.59 [0 bids]
1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE, Waiting For Cousteau AN IMMACULATE AS NEW 1990 UK STEREO LP US $24.15 [0 bids]
1 day
The Essential Jean Michel Jarre 1976 - 1986 CD US $6.29 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN MICHEL JARRE - Oxygene / Cassette Album Tape / IMD Import / 1655 US $8.03 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Oxygene 1977 UK vinyl LP EXCELLENT CONDITION RECORD US $12.06 Buy It Now 1 day
Jean Michel Jarre ?- Orient Express 7" UK POSP 430 Picture Sleeve US $4.43 Buy It Now 1 day
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE - Destination Docklands (CD 1997) 96Khz-24 bit US $12.88 [0 bids]
1 day

More places to buy JEAN-MICHEL JARRE music online Buy JEAN-MICHEL JARRE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for JEAN-MICHEL JARRE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Zoolook ratings distribution


3.22
(75 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(28%)
28%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(29%)
29%
Good, but non-essential (25%)
25%
Collectors/fans only (15%)
15%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Zoolook reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars This Jarre's album has a different style, compared to the preceding ones. He combines a mix of futuristic "New Age - New Wave" here, which can be sometimes very irritating. On "Diva", you have a beautiful mellow female voice who seems to talk to herself, through annoying & repetitive children laughs! The song "Zoolook" is made of bad rhythms: it leads to a complete crap! "Wooloomoodoo" has a spacy sound with sequencers. "Zoolookologie" contains that numeric voice effect that was worldwide known during those years! "Blahblahcafe" is pure crap: the keyboards even sound like on Genesis-"The lamb lies down on Broadway"!! "Ethnicolor 2" is probably his most conventional one, made of a floating and dramatic atmosphere. At least, buy the record for "Ethnicolor", the first song: a long, dramatic & progressive piece that takes a while to trigger all its apocalyptic & powerful mood.

3.5 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to greenback (BETA) | Report this review (#40976) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, July 30, 2005

Review by Bj-1
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Different from any other Jarre album, "Zoolook" lived in a totally different world. Jarre used extremely much sampling here, sampling from human voices that Jarre recorded while travelling around the world back in the early 80's, over 30 different languages totally. Notably in the massive opening track, "Ethnicolor" features a lot of voice sampling, backed up with synths and various sound effects. With this feature, Jarre makes this album to an extremely interesting and unique listening experience that is very hard to match up with. The only weak spots here is "Ethnicolor 2", which is not a very bad track, but is a weak ending to this album, and Laurie Andersons vocal contributions on "Diva" which I find a bit annoying. Adrian Belew (of King Crimson and Frank Zappa) plays guitar here and does a very good job!

May be hard to acquire for some. It was my first album by him and I loved it first time I heard it, but some people might get confused or turned off while listening to this album. It needs an open mind and patience. 4.25/5

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Bj-1 (BETA) | Report this review (#40996) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, July 30, 2005

Review by Seyo
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
1 stars One of the most irritating albums I owned before I decided to kick it out of my house. After excellent "Concerts in China", Jarre produced this album with distinguished guests like Laurie Anderson and Adrian Belew. Alas, he made no effort to compose at least decent and listenable melodies, only ridiculous samples, quasi-experiments and techno- machinery sounds that are so annoying I could not stand more than a few minutes. An unfortunate, typical product of the mid-1980s catastrophic synthetic computerized sound of rhythm machines, naive melodies and "effects" that evaporate quickly.... very poor effort and possibly interesting for JMJ completists only.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Seyo (BETA) | Report this review (#52092) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, October 17, 2005

Review by russellk
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars 'Zoolook' is fun, funky and an excellent departure from the trademark JARRE sound. I can understand why people don't like this album. It's replete with weird vocalisations, courtesy of Laurie Anderson, and will certainly not be everyone's cup of tea. But if you like a dash of 'weird' with your music, have a go at this.

The first seven minutes of 'Ethnicolor' serve as an introduction to the album. The track then bursts into life, and is to my ear the best thing (along with Rendez-vous II) JARRE has ever done. A forceful rhythm, including hammered drums and a funky plucked bass - yes, this is JEAN MICHEL JARRE - are joined by a fabulous synth line at the nine minute mark and the most gorgeous swirly synth exactly on 10:00. Go Jean!

The rest of the album has a similar dynamic. Some tracks are experimental - 'Diva', which title refers to Ms. Anderson and features her trademark laconic voice, if chopped up for the occasion, is one such - and others are the nearest JEAN-MICHEL JARRE gets to rocking out. You'll find something to like and something to laugh at in the second half of the album. Nice guitar work from ADRIAN BELEW, an excellent rhythm section and, well, a little too much vocalising. I find every track on the album bar the below-par and ultimately irritating 'Diva' eminently enjoyable. You gotta enjoy 'Zoolookologie' at the least; enormous fun. Say what you want about the 80s, but production techniques certainly improved. This is very crisp to the ear. What makes it work, ultimately, is the way the artificial synth is complemented by the organic voices. An absolutely essential component of electronic music, to my mind, or the result is cold and sterile.

If you love the smooth synth sound of 'Oxygene', don't come here for more of the same. I warn you, this is different. But different isn't always bad.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to russellk (BETA) | Report this review (#117937) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars Available in 25 languages (including Pigmy, Eskimo and English)

Forever in search of a different angle for his albums, Jarre once again appears more infatuated with the theme than the music on "Zoolook". The sleeve notes boast that the human voices heard on the album "were created (i.e. sampled) from recordings of speech and song". He then goes on to list a plethora of languages which are included, these being "edited and transformed using different electronic devices".

Quite what the point of all this is can be rather baffling. The resulting sounds are largely those of synthesiser music with electronic drum rhythms and sampled vocals. In fairness, in 1984 when the album was released, it would all have sounded quite new and different, although even then it was hardly original. As I implied earlier though, my main gripe with the album is that the musical composition seems to have taken a rather sorry second place to the effects.

"Diva" which features the voice of Laurie ("Oh Superman") Anderson is the least distinguished of the bunch here, her vocal contribution being hacked up and apparently randomly edited back into place. Those who feel that Jarre's albums are too mainstream and wish he would do something more avant-garde should start here!

If the two long tracks on side one were undistinguished, side two's five shorter pieces are distinctly throwaway in nature. "Zoolook" sounds like the theme tune to a TV quiz show while "Wooloomooloo" degenerates into complete gibberish. The synthesiser on "Blah- blah café" has a slippermen like sound, but the track is lifeless and repetitive.

In all, "Zoolook" is a tediously dull album which focuses on the concept to the virtual total exclusion of the music. Those who enjoy the accessibility of much of Jarre's music should approach with particular caution, while those who wish he was less predictable will undoubtedly be surprised.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#130763) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, July 30, 2007

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars This "Zoolook" is a dramatic change from musical style for Jean-Mi when you compare this work with his latest three of his albums.

This one is much more on he experimental edge, but the presence of the great Laurie Anderson is not alien to the feel. The great opener "Ethnicolor" is a superb tribute to her talent. Some sort of melody is only present during the last couple of minutes which are offering an explosion, a fireworks of incredible sounds. I really like these.

I can understand that one can be "shocked" while listening to this album, but after all Jean- Mi is playing prog electronic and is allowed to offer some penetration or in-sight into less accessible paths. Which "Zoolook" certainly is.

The next "Diva" starts promisingly but ends up in a funky affair of which Belew can only be a compelling part. The title track might sound too much of an eighties synth song à la "Human League" and can be dismissed therefore. Now, to be fully honest: I won't tell you that it is a great song. Far from it?

All these sampling are not my cup of tea. I believe that Jean-Mi wanted to get back of his roots with this challenging album (as his debut "Deserted Palace" which was also quite experimental).

Don't expect anything as melodic as "Oxygène" or polished as "Equinoxe". This work is quite demanding in terms of open mind. The funky "Zoolookologie" could have been taken out of a "Talking Heads" album. With added synths.

This album is not very good as a whole. A promising opening track, and that's it. This change in musical style was quite unexpected. Experimental electronic prog.

Two stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#255553) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, December 10, 2009

Latest members reviews

4 stars Although Jarre sounded excellent with analogic synths, with Zoolook he took a great step forward, not only because of the interesting use of digital synths (nothing to do with a lot of synth-crap of mid 80's), but also because of the excellent work with sampled voices. This CD is quite avant-g ... (read more)

Report this review (#168955) | Posted by Jordi Planas | Monday, April 28, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars My father found some old tapes with J.M Jarre when i was about 6 years old... Then i found them again and started listening to them, and one of them was this. The Song "Zoolokologie" was the theme for a swedish tv show, "hjärnkontoret" in 1998- 1999... that's when i heard it for the first time. ... (read more)

Report this review (#77279) | Posted by | Saturday, May 06, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The extreme popularization of Jean Michel Guard hair flirte since always with "popularization". No French musical artist was never also universal and like moreover, Jean Michel Jarre never wanted to fix limits at the size of his gigantic show theatrical, he was logically and quickly scorned b ... (read more)

Report this review (#52091) | Posted by religionnaire | Monday, October 17, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of JEAN-MICHEL JARRE "Zoolook"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.45 seconds