‘Oxygene Pt.17’ is the first single of Jarre’s new album.
Jean-Michel Jarre has been a pioneer on the electronic music scene over the past four decades, having originally made his name in the 70’s for his critically acclaimed album ‘Oxygene’.
On December 2nd, Jarre will release the final chapter of the Oxygene Trilogy via Sony Music. With the first album released in 1977 and ‘Oxygene 2′ released in 1997, the third part not only celebrates the 40th anniversary of the all-time classic, but also marks the final chapter of the ground-breaking Trilogy.
‘Oxygene 3’ is a 40-minute, one-take album that celebrates electronic music as its best. Jarre’s inspiration for the newly added parts was not to go back in time, but to add a sense of “now” to his iconic piece of work. It’s a state-of-the-art recording, embracing both classic and modern ways of music production.
‘Oxygene Pt. 17’ is the first single of the album. Jarre commented “I wanted to create a groove with the melodic part on its own and to also create the real feel of a spacey trip – which is what Oxygene is all about – and with minimalist drums. What made and makes Oxygene different, is probably that an important part of the sound is made of white noise, creating a hazy atmosphere. It is ironic to think back in time when everybody was obsessed by improving the signal to noise ratio, that I used so much noise as part of my music”.
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