“The Godfather of Electronic Music, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE (JMJ) celebrates his Birthday and 50 Years of Music. So many producers today have been influenced by this great man who defined the music that we listed to today. He is the rock star of dance music and the inspiration for what we consider today to be everyday life. Pre-Order now party people this is one that will set the foundation of sound to your musical library…”
With his upcoming best-ofPLANET JARRE set for release September 14 on SONY, the Godfather of Electronic Music JEAN-MICHEL JARRE (JMJ) celebrates his birthday today (August 24) with “Coachella Opening.” The song-available now on all DSPs-appears as part of the Sequences collection of PLANET JARREbased on the repetitive and hypnotic sequences that only electronic instruments can create.
“Coachella Opening” was specifically written for live performance as part of JARRE‘s most recent Electronica world tour which launched at major U.S. tastemaker festival Coachella, where the legendary performer garnered rave reviews. (“Electronic luminary Jean-Michel Jarre dazzles a Coachella that’s at a crossroad…,” shared the Los Angeles Times.) “It is my most recent track. I composed it in 2018 thinking about what the ideal mood could be to start a show in a festival such as Coachella” says JARRE.
PLANET JARREcomprises 41 works from his extensive music catalogue, hand-picked by Jarre himself and completely re-mastered to add a new and sparkling freshness to the sound of the package. To top things off, the Vinyl Book and Ultimate Box Set both come with a download card to enter the world of Jean-Michel Jarrein 5.1. Always fascinated by the best possible sound and technology JARRE mastered some tracks in 5.1 for a unique listening experience.PLANET JARRE is available now for pre-order HERE.
For this release, JARRE not only took a deep dive into the vault his extensive music career, but also into his video archive. Launching a video once a week on his YouTube channel, Jarre “50 years of music” video series offers insight into his career in electronic music from his early years up to today.
The release of PLANET JARRE follows the 2018 U.S. leg of JARRE‘sELECTRONICA World Tour where he made his U.S. festival debut at Coachella to critical acclaim. JARREis a 2017 Grammy nominee, with more than eighty million albums sold throughout his career, a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador renowned for his one-off groundbreaking events at historical landmarks across the world. He’s one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today.
PLANET JARRE‘s track listing is:
Millions of Stars
Waiting for Cousteau
The Heart of Noise (Origin)
Industrial Revolution Part 2
Magnetic Field 2
Rendez-Vous 2 (Laser Harp)
Automatic Part 1 with Vince Clarke
Exit with Edward Snowden
Stardust with Armin van Buuren
Explorations & Early Works
Souvenir of China
Blah Blah Café
Music for Supermarkets (Demo Excerpt)
Roseland / Le Pays de Rose
The Song of the Burnt Barns / La Chanson des Granges Brulees
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has been one of the pioneering forces throughout the electronic music scene over the last five decades, having originally made his name in the 1970s for his critically acclaimed album OXYGENE. OXYGENE was unmistakably a catalyst that set electronic music well on its way to becoming the behemoth that it is today, with JEAN-MICHEL’s music and follow through albums (Equinoxe, Magnetic Fields, Rendez-Vous, Chronology…) breaking down boundaries of composing and production paving the path for what has become today the most popular genre of music of all time. With over 80 million albums sold worldwide to date, musicians and contemporary DJs often refer to JARRE’s influence and innovation, not only for his music but also for his singular vision and creation of outdoor concerts experience. JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s legendary concerts have attracted Guinness Record-breaking audiences, with his live shows, often, if not always, taking place in some of the most extraordinary settings worldwide. He was the first western musician ever to be invited to perform in post-Mao China, and has also played the likes of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, The Sahara Desert and The Eiffel Tower, in addition to perhaps his most famous performance ever, where he played to a record 3.5 million people in Moscow. All in all, JARRE has held Guinness World Records for the largest live audiences over the continents not withstanding his memorable one-off city-scale concert in Houston in 1986 for NASA’s 25th Anniversary and in a moving commemoration of the Challenger Mission to which over 1.3 million people gathered to share this groundbreaking show at the foot of Houston’s skyline.
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE is synonymous with the legendary as he continues to break new ground with each piece of music and live performance.