Jean-Michel Jarre: Electronica 2 – I’m Excited. Are You?

You may or may not be already aware of Jean-Michel Jarre‘s recent Electronica album:

Well, now he is coming out with the sequel, Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise:

It’s interesting to see the inclusion of Gary Numan. I wasn’t expecting that. I don’t know why, because it makes perfect sense really, now I think about it. But I am delighted to see that the Pet Shop Boys are part of this. I bet that song is awesome!

What I find really surprising, though, is that it features The Orb. I don’t know if you remember, but back in 1997, they were asked to remix Jarre’s track Oxygene 8. The result was so unlike the original that Jarre rejected it and refused to release it as a remix, so The Orb released it as their own single. Have a listen:

And here is Jarre’s original Oxygene 8:

They sound nothing like each other, do they?

Still, it’s been many years, and Jean-Michel must have calmed down now and warmed to them again.

Anyway, as for the Electronica project, I wonder if this will turn into a trilogy? What do you think? Why not let me know in the comments section below.

All the best,
Marcus.

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