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Jean-Michel Jarre


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3.47 | 131 ratings

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4 stars I particularly like this JMJ album.

A very good return to better feelings after the dispensable "Zoolook". The music here is superbly cold ("First") and bombastic ("Second"). As usual, the man reverts to some sort of concept album: one epic divided into several short pieces. The whole flowing nicely into one another for some thirty-five minutes of very enjoyable synth orgy.

Even if there is no such hit as "Oxygen IV" and "Equinoxe V" there is still a good attempt with "Fourth", and this album certainly worth a detour for its good overall quality level of skills, melodies and passionate passages.

One of my favourite is the beautiful and warm "Third". To some extent, there are some similarities with his soundtrack "Les Granges Brles" which didn't score very high as a whole but did hold some excellent melodic parts. This section is really moving and offers a delightful moment to all electronic lovers.

The most hermetic part is obviously "Fifth": not too far from "Kraftwerk" and an experimental counterpart to maybe some more commercial acts.

The most emotional one is without any doubt, the sublime and closing "Last RV" (See B-J1 for more details). The mood is very dark, oppressive (for obvious reasons) and reminds me A LOT of the great "Subterraneans" from "Low" (Bowie ? 1977). Poignant sax, sad atmosphere, passion in all its splendour. A great track indeed.

Four stars for this very good electronic prog album. Nothing to do with prog related IMO.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |


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