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 –
Moog Sub 37
Korg Polyphonic Ensemble
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.