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Finally we get to see it and we get to listen to it. New single from Jarre's upcoming album called "Téo & Téa" is released and premiere date for the album is set to March 26th.

Usually I'm glad when an artist like Jarre releases something new. He's been around for ages and he was, and still is, a huge influence within the world of synth music. This time around I'm a bit pissed to be frank. Why?

Jarre IS synthetic music. The guy basically commercialised electronic music, and re-invented it a few times since. And don't give me no Wendy Carlos, because I don't care.



Ever since his breakthrough Oxygene album, Jarre continued to impress me. Up untill '97 and his last decent album, being a sequel to "Oxygene". How convenient. It began and ended with "Oxygene". For me, at least. Anyway...

It's 2007 now and Jarre is all good to go, once again. He's been recording his new album during the last year and now we got to listen to the first single. Now is it just me, or does "Téo & Téa" sound like an avarage club track? On top of that, the main motif bares a striking resemblance to that of "Oxygene 8".

Come on Jarre! The album following your '97 "Oxygene" was called "Metamorphoses". Doesn't that mean you're supposed to be making something new? It does. So where did this club track come from? And did you have to copy your own work from ten years ago? Are you really out of ideas? Next time steal someone elses music, not your own.

And by the way, the photo of Oxygene vinyl is the actual 1976 french release, first pressing, in a mint condition. And yes, I am a total nerd.



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