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METAMORPHOSES

Jean-Michel Jarre

 

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars Laurie Anderson is back for these "Métamorphoses". She had already collaborated on the very average (to say the least) "Zoolook" in '84.

The music featured on this album ranges from techno for a big chunk ("Je Me Souviens", "Tout Est Bleu", "Bells") to spacey and melodic ("Millions Of Stars" and to a certain extent "Gloria?"). I would have preferred more of the latter type. Sculptural vocals (or wording).

There are also some combos made of Oriental sounds and dance music ("C' Est La Vie", "RV A Paris") which are rather original and not too bad to listen to. Still, it isn't the JMJ I prefer. Somewhat too repetitive to my taste.

There is another homage to some space man here as well (after "The Last Rendezvous"), this time the Russian "Gagarin" (the first human being to travel into space). In some way, JMJ follows the same path as TD in the evolution of his music. Of course, his music has always had a more commercial flavour and it is again highlighted on this work.

I can't really say that this album is good. Some good parts, like the fine closing "Silhouette" which features some excellent vocalizing. But this work as a whole is closer to average and that's the reason I only grant it with two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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