Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene

Wikipedia: Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene (English: “oxygen”) is an album of instrumental electronic music composed, produced, and performed by the French composer Jean Michel Jarre. It was first released in France in December 1976, on Disques Dreyfus with license to Polydor. The album’s international release was in summer 1977. Jarre recorded the album in his home using a variety of analog synthesizers and other electronic instruments and effects. It became a bestseller and was highly influential in the development of electronic music. It is Jarre’s first mainstream success, and can be seen as his first true artist album. It has been described as the album that “led the synthesizer revolution of the Seventies.

AMG review:  Jean Michel Jarre, son of film composer Maurice Jarre, is one of the true pioneers of electronic music. Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene is one of the original e-music albums. It has withstood the test of time and the evolution of digital electronica. Jarre’s compositional style and his rhythmic instincts were his strong points in 1976. While his popularity has escalated exponentially over the years, he never quite achieved the quality of this amazing recording. The innocence and freshness provide most of its charm. Jarre’s techniques and ability provide the rest. This epic work will appeal to fans of Tonto’s Expanding HeadBand, Tangerine Dream, Synergy, Kraftwerk, and Klaus Schulze. –by Jim Brenholts


Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Tracklist

  1. Oxygene, Pt. 1 07:40
  2. Oxygene, Pt. 2 08:08
  3. Oxygene, Pt. 3 02:54
  4. Oxygene, Pt. 4 04:14
  5. Oxygene, Pt. 5 10:23
  6. Oxygene, Pt. 6 06:20



  • ARP 2600
  • A.K.S Synthesizer
  • EMS VCS3
  • R.M.I. Harmonic Synthesizer
  • Farfisa Organ
  • Eminent
  • Mellotron
  • Rhythmin’ Computer (appelé ensuite Korg Minipops-7 rhythm machine)

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene

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