DT: JULY 10, 2015
FR: ALEXANDRA GREENBERG/MSO PR
TO RELEASE CONCEPT ALBUM AROUND
THE LEGACY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC
HIGHLIGHTING 16 COLLABORATIONS
WITH INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS OF THE GENRE
OUT OCTOBER 16 ON ULTRA MUSIC
Photo credit: Mashinskiy Constantin
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE‘s new album-working title E-Project— is now available for pre-order via all retailers and his official website, with its release date set for October 16 via Ultra Music.
The project was conceived with JARRE‘s wish to encompass the last few decades of electronic music with the participation of outstanding artists of all generations with whom he felt especially connected with by a common DNA .The album features 16 collaborations, including the so-far-revealed M83, Tangerine Dream, Gesaffelstein and 3D from Massive Attack.
“I’ve wanted to tell a story for a while regarding electronic music history from my point of view and experience, from when I started to nowadays,” JARRE says. “So I planned to collaborate with array of artists who are, directly or indirectly, linked to this scene, over the last four decades that I’ve been making electronic music–with people I admire for their singular contribution to our genre, that represent a source of inspiration for me but who also have an instantly recognizable sound. At the outset, I had no idea how this project would evolve, but I was delighted that everybody I reached out to accepted my invitation.”
Original demos were composed and produced by JARRE specifically for each artist. They in turn were invited to bring their unique spirit and signature to the recording, after which he completed the project.
The collaborative bent of this ambitious music project, was first revealed with the release of an epic first track made with rising French producer Gesaffelstein (“Conquistador”). Since then, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE teased his fans with tracks with German electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream (“Zero Gravity”), French act M83 (“Glory”) and Massive Attack’s 3D (“Watching You”), a set of artists whose influence spans generations. The rest of the album will feature 12 more collaborators yet to be revealed. Each collaborator is personally introduced by an individual track story featuring JMJ and the respective artist on screen.
JMJ & M83 Track Story:
VEVO – http://www.vevo.com/watch/UK9LA1401203
JMJ & Tangerine Dream Track Story:
JMJ & Gesaffelstein Track Story:
JMJ iTunes Podcast – http://apple.co/1Hgei2s
E-Project Tracklist & Collaborators revealed so far:
- Track 1 JMJ & X
- Glory JMJ & M83
- Track 3 JMJ & X
- Track 4 JMJ & X
- Track 5 JMJ & X
- Track 6 JMJ & X
- Track 7 JMJ & X
- Track 8 JMJ & X
- Conquistador JMJ & Gesaffelstein
- Track 10 JMJ & X
- Zero Gravity JMJ & Tangerine Dream
- Track 12 JMJ & X
- Track 13 JMJ & X
- Watching you JMJ & 3D (Massive Attack)
- Track 15 JMJ & X
- Track 16 JMJ & X
For the first time in his career, JARRE will also release a box set for the album with exclusive content up for pre-order via his website only. The ultimate Fan Box Set is limited to 1000 units and hand signed and numbered by JEAN-MICHEL JARRE personally.
Pre – Order Links:
About JEAN-MICHEL JARRE:
JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has been one of the pioneering forces throughout the electronic music scene over the last four 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 breaking down boundaries of composing and production paving the path for what has become today the most popular genre of music of all times.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. JEAN-MICHEL JARRE is synonymous with the legendary as he continues to break new ground with each piece of music and live performance.
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