Friday, March 28, 2008
"Jarre breathes again with Oxygene" [BBC] If you're interested, he has his own Blogspot blog. Oxygene Part IV (as a single) is probably amongst the best known pieces of electronic music ever; if you like/liked it or want to listen to part of it turn your speakers up and go HERE. Oxygene is considered by some to be the most important and influential electronic music album ever being more 'easy on the ear' than JMJ's contemporaries: the German bands Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream; the latter were on Virgin Records in the 70's along with Mike Oldfield who's Tubular Bells (smart boy that Branson!) probably vies for position at the top of the league with Oxygene. Jarre is currently performing in the UK as part of the Oxygene 30 year anniversary...using the same instruments as the original recording! The album cover is apt for the times too!
Posted by Span Ows at 11:39 pm