He’s back (and no one told me)

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Since it appears no one else is gonna talk about it, since probably no one else knows about it, looks like its been left to me to mark a music industry milestone that passed pretty much unnoticed quite recently.

40 years ago French music composer Jean-Michel Jarre released a ground-breaking electonica album titled Oxygen that established him as techno’s first global poster boy. In 1997 he released the follow up  and now the 68 year old described for so long as a musical maverick has let go the third installment of blips, beeps and synthy sounds.

A look at the instrument listing on the album reads like a props department inventory from one of the Terminator movies –

Eminent 310

AKS

VCS 3

Small Stone

Electric Mistress

ARP 2600

ARP 2500

Moog Sub 37

OB6

Mellotron D4000

Korg Polyphonic Ensemble

Mini Pops

Metasonic

Digisequencer

TR8

Animoog

OP1

OP12

OP 24

Ochord

Analog Keys

Virus

Dune

Nordlead 1

Monark

RBlocks

Spire

Serum

Cognosphere

Taurus1

Micro Monsta

Philicorda.

Infinitely more down to earth, apparently it was all mixed together using nothing more than a  Macbook Pro! That’s definitely the type of person you want on the other end of the line with your next call to a computer helpline.

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