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Jean-Michel Jarre - En Attendant Cousteau [Aka: Waiting For Cousteau] CD (album) cover


Jean-Michel Jarre


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4 stars En attendant Cousteau is an album released by Jean Michel Jarre in 1990 and it is dedicated to the world of waters, particularly to the blue planetary ocean and to the oceanology. The music from this album can be easily split into two different parts: the 1st one, represented by the three songs called Calypso, Calypso 2 and Calypso 3- Fin du Siecle(the first one-Calypso-being very known and played in the beginning of the 90's) and the 2nd part represented by almost 45 minutes of purest cosmic and floating music-the song En attendant Cousteau. Concerning the first part, Calypso is a commercial and rhythmic song; however it can easily noted Jean Michel Jarre music style; Calypso 2 is more progressive even if the second part is a little bit dancing and turns to disco music. (which in my opinion turned to be, unfortunately, a major style of using electronic instruments in his music after the Oxygene 7-13 era).Calypso 3-Fin du Siecle is the most beautiful song from the three, and his theme reminds from older and classic period. But, for me, I don't know why, En attendant Cousteau begins after the three Calypsos. Finally, Jean Michel Jarre gets interested in pure cosmic music: 45 minutes of cosmic journey, or should I say-oceanic journey are something unique in his music, not found on any other album! I prefer laying on an armchair and let this song flow into the air, with its almost dark background and some here and there musical notes escaped from a key. Simply great! Not a bad album at all, and for me it remains to say: bring your ears near your headphones and try this album, mainly the last song and enjoy!

3,5 stars!

Sachis | 4/5 |


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