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2.97 | 39 ratings | 4 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Pleasure Principle (6:15)
2. Geometry of Love, Pt. 1 (3:51)
3. Soul Intrusion (4:45)
4. Electric Flesh (6:01)
5. Skin Paradox (6:17)
6. Velvet Road (5:54)
7. Near Djaina (5:01)
8. Geometry of Love, Pt. 2 (4:06)

Total Time 42:10

Line-up / Musicians

- Jean-Michel Jarre / composer, programmer & performer

- Francis Rimbert / musical collaboration (?) - uncredited

Releases information

Project by Jarre for VIP Room nightclub

Artwork: Ora-Īto (based on a photo from Isabelle Adjani's pubis)

CD Aero Productions ‎- 2564 60693-2 (2003, Europe)

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JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Geometry of Love ratings distribution

(39 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(13%)
Good, but non-essential (46%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
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JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Geometry of Love reviews

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Review by Bj-1
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3 stars "Geometry of Love" followed the footsteps of "Sessions 2000" with the same relaxing and chillout mood to it, just like longue music. Less interesting though, but not a bad album at all overall. Jarre still convinces that he can write good material for an album, though some of it is less successful musically than it could be, but if he could mix the material featured here with something from his mid-90's stuff, this one could be even better I think. The opener, "Pleasure Principle", is a very moody tune with a very atmospheric ambient middle section, but the most sad track here is definetly "Near Djaina", a very sad piano track and is one of Jarre's more moody stuff. The rest is more upbeat, notably the addictive title cuts. Still, the album has an uneven feeling to it, but it's not bad overall.

This work might not appeal to regular progressive rock fans at all, but Jarre freaks should give it a try. Like "Sessions", this one is a grower. 3.25/5

Review by ZowieZiggy
3 stars After a couple of weaker albums, I really didn't know what to expect from this "Geometry Of Love".

Let's say that JM released a decent album, full of ambient moments as we all like while listening to his music. At least, this is how I feel during the first three opening tracks.

The music is somewhat cold and inexpressive, but pleasant. One of the longest part here, "Pleasure Principle" that opens the album is my fave and reminds some of good old days. A track as "Soul Intrusion" while still OK, holds too little texture to be really interesting or above average though.

This album can't be compared to the best from the man, but it is enjoyable to listen to during almost the entire journey, with a special mention for "Electric Flesh" which is quite moving and melodic. A bit sad though?The same feeling can be felt during the relaxing "Skin Paradox". Another good track by the way.

It is true to say that JM said it all long before this release, and that over thirty years after his debut, it is not easy to innovate again and again. Who can, by the way? So, we'll have to take it as it is: "Geometry Of Love" is a decent electronic music album that won't generate a huge number of new fans, but that can tranquilize some old ones.

JM provides a much better album this time than these "Interior Music" or "Sessions 2000". Some songs are still too much elevator ("Velvet Road") or piano-bar oriented ("Near Djaina") . These aren't of any value to the artist discography (nor the second part of the title track).

Three stars.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Created after the Iinaguration of the V.I.P Room, Jarre's Geometry Of Love surely is an interesting rarity. This album follows Jarre's Downtempo/Chilltempo phase of the late 90's and early 2000's, being like the "Premium Edition" of Sessions and Interior Music due to its exlcusive context (being ... (read more)

Report this review (#2578592) | Posted by Lord_Z01 | Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This album is almost as exclusive as Music for Supermarkets! Having failed to obtain it on CD, I resorted to buying it from iTunes (it's not even included on the JMJ website discography!). Well, realised that this album was never intended as a full JMJ album project for mass release, and com ... (read more)

Report this review (#70592) | Posted by dazkgoodwin | Sunday, February 26, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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