Jean-Michel Jarre’s ‘Electronica 1’ Traces 60 Years Of Electronic Music


Jean-Michel Jarre today released his first album in eight years, Electronica 1: The Time Machine.

The album is the first half of a double-album of collaborations with other electronic music artists, with the second half set for release the spring of 2016.

The project was conceived with Jarre’s desire to explore the history of electronic music in his lifetime, with the participation of electronic music artists of different generations.

Here’s the Jarre’s album trailer for Electronica 1: The Time Machine: Continue reading

‘Forgotten Sounds’ Of The Korg MS-20 Mini

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Kaj Roger Willumsen, captures a live performance (with sequencers) in his Forgotten Sounds series.

The series is described as ‘relaxing instrumental music’, featuring the analog sounds of Korg MS-20 Mini synthesizer.  Continue reading

Jean-Michel Jarre Announces Full Details of Electronica 1: The Time Machine

jean-michel-jarre-tangerine-dreamJean-Michel Jarre today announced the full details of his upcoming album Electronica 1: The Time Machine, which features Jarre’s work with fifteen collaborators.

Electronica 1 ranges from work with newer artists like Gesaffelstein and Little Boots, to songs with electronic music veterans such as 3D of Massive Attack and Moby, and fellow electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter. The album offers Jarre’s personal vision of electronic music over the decades. Continue reading

Jean-Michel Jarre Collaborates With Armin van Buuren On ‘Stardust’

Here’s another preview for Jean-Michel Jarre‘s upcoming collaboration album, due out October 16,

Stardust – a collaboration with Armin Van Buuren – is the sixth piece of music to be announced from the Frenchman’s forthcoming project. Taking his place alongside M83, Tangerine Dream, Gesaffelstein, 3D (Massive Attack) and Vince Clarke, Armin van Buuren is the first artist announced from pure trance roots, something that Jarre himself insisted upon. Continue reading