Looks like Glasgow’s Scotsman likes Jean Michel Jarre about as much as Minneapolis likes Kraftwerk – not very much.
Glascow Scotsman reviewer Malcom Jack had this to say about Jarre’s Oct 3rd Braehead Arena gig:
The fanfare-like strains of Rendez-Vous had the crowd on their feet, but it was a rare moment of euphoria in a show strangely lacking atmosphere, despite the endearingly energetic efforts of an eccentric tartan trews-sporting Jarre.
His once-futuristic sounds have undoubtedly dated.
Some of his speedy, rudimentary synth-pop numbers still felt vaguely relevant, yet all of his glacially slow 1980s ambient tunes – performed on that iconic instrument of the age, the keytar – were astonishingly dull.
Jarre’s an icon at Synthtopia – but his 2010 tour isn’t coming to the US and we haven’t had a chance to see his current show, as a result.
If you’ve made it to one of the shows on Jarre’s 2010 tour, let us know what you thought of it!