Jean-Michel Jarre has confirmed that his 22nd studio album will be his most ambitious project so far. The release of Oxymore on October 21 via Sony Music will accompanied by a VR world, Oxyville, which is designed to further enhance the listening experience.
The keyboard wizard explains: “Oxyville will be a virtual music city, and in the future I will invite other artists to be a part of it, as well as hold masterclasses and other events. I want it to become a sandbox for new music experiences.”
Oxymore‘s conceptual creation builds on the immersive qualities of its 2021 predecessor, Amazônia, which provided the soundtrack to Sebastião Salgado’s exhibition of the same name. This time, the creative process was road-tested in an exclusive 360 concert for a small number of fans. The finished album is also a binaural recording – ie. it was tracked using two microphones to give the music a 3D feel when listened with headphones.
The new album and its VR world are just the latest ways in which the musician has embraced modern technology to enhance the enjoyment of his music. Back in 2020, his avatar gave a virtual reality performance under the banner of Alone Together and he welcomed in 2021 with a virtual concert in Notre Dame. Back in the 1970s, his groundbreaking Oxygène album helped shape the sound of modern synthesiser music and continues to inspire to this day.
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- Jean-Michel Jarre - La Cage - VG - French - 7" vinyl - £350.00, $427.00, €406.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Dec-2022 11:24)on December 6, 2022 at 6:19 am
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE La Cage (Ultra rare original 1971 French wide centred 7" vinyl single on the Pathé label, also including Erosmachine, housed in a the original flipback style card picture sleeve. This is his debut solo single, recorded in 1969 during his time at the Pierre Schaeffer's 'Groupe de Recherches Musicales' at Beaubourg. The tracks are two electronic shorts composed for 16 oscillators, percussion and a musical saw. The Rhythmic pattern from Erosmachine was reused in Chronologie part 2 in 1993. The fragile sleeve displays some minor general wear mostly to the edges and has some light creases. The A Side label has a small minor sticker mark other clean, whilst the vinyl has some minor surface scuffs, but we have play tested and still sounds fantastic, overall a Very Good example of this extremely hard to find pressing, rumoured to have less than 120 copies pressed!)
- Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 15-Sep-2022 11:26)on December 6, 2022 at 6:19 am
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Oxygene (1977 UK first press 6-track LP, the mainstream breakthrough for the French electronic instrumentalist/ composer, containing the first six movements to the Oxygene piece [the sequel was released in 1997], fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl looks barely played)
- Jean-Michel Jarre - Equinoxe - Shrink - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2022 14:15)on December 6, 2022 at 6:19 am
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Equinoxe (1978 UK red label 8-track LP, the fourth album & second major release featuring some of the composer extraordinaire's most famous work, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve (still in opened shrink!) & vinyl are near mint with few signs of wear or play POLD5007)
- Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.20, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2022 11:36)on December 6, 2022 at 6:19 am
JEAN MICHEL JARRE Oxygene (1977 UK 6-track vinyl LP, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some mild shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with very little play)
- Jean-Michel Jarre - The Concerts In China - Complete - Stickered - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $36.60, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 10-Aug-2022 09:53)on December 6, 2022 at 6:19 am
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE The Concerts In China (1982 UK 15-track double LP, recorded live during five concerts presented in Peking & Shanghai, the first performances of rock or contemporary music ever given in the People's Republic of China, including forty minutes of then-new material, complete with illustrated tracklisting inners, hype stickered gatefold picture sleeve & rare merchandise insert. The cover shows a little mild scuffing & ring wear, the flyer has a few creases and both vinyl discs appear near 'as new' PODV3)