19 Songs, 2 Hours 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Electronica 1: The Time Machine, French synthesizer legend Jean Michel Jarre explores electronic music’s past with an eye toward its future—and with a few notable friends in tow. “Glory,” with M83, is all airy, modern electronic pop, and "Zero Gravity,” Jarre’s Tangerine Dream collaboration, is a meandering cinematic soundscape that recalls his new-age roots. Elsewhere, he contrasts those lighter sounds with emotive trance flourishes, and drops some thudding kicks and eerie, electro-inspired synths on the Gesaffelstein-assisted “Conquistador.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On Electronica 1: The Time Machine, French synthesizer legend Jean Michel Jarre explores electronic music’s past with an eye toward its future—and with a few notable friends in tow. “Glory,” with M83, is all airy, modern electronic pop, and "Zero Gravity,” Jarre’s Tangerine Dream collaboration, is a meandering cinematic soundscape that recalls his new-age roots. Elsewhere, he contrasts those lighter sounds with emotive trance flourishes, and drops some thudding kicks and eerie, electro-inspired synths on the Gesaffelstein-assisted “Conquistador.”

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
62 Ratings
62 Ratings
Dr-hunt ,

Been Waiting years!!

Listened to the few available track. Brilliant.
Can't wait for the complete album to be released.

teddyedward ,

Houston, we have a problem...

There are two major problems with 'Electronica 1', Jean-Michel Jarre's first album since 2007’s decidedly mixed 'Téo & Téa'. Firstly, collaboration albums by their nature mean you are probably not going to like some of the artist's involved. And that poses a problem when buying an album where at least half of the tracks you won’t like before you’ve even heard them. Secondly, vocals and Jean-Michel Jarre have always been like mixing oil and water, and although some work (most notably Laurie Anderson and Little Boots), others are awkward and out of place, with M83 being just plain awful. The best way to enjoy this album then, is to buy tracks individually rather than the complete album. And that makes it quite a short album.

Neil Wraith ,

Absolutely brilliant!!!

Yes, yes, yes!!! FINALLY! At last a new album from electronic music maestro Jean-Michel Jarre! Like the other guy I've been waiting years for this. The few tracks available all sound amazing! Bring on October 16th as I can't wait to check out the whole album! Suffice to say I've pre-ordered the box set. Can't wait!

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