Saturday, December 14, 2019


Artist: Jean Michel Jarre
Title: Equinoxe
Label: Polydor
Catalog: PD-16175
Year: 1978
Genre: progressive
Art Direction: Michel Granger
Cover art:  Michel Granger
Grade: *** stars

This is another album that I have one of those complex love-hate relationships with.  A college roommate had an affection for this kind of new wave/progressive stuff and played this album on a regular basis.  The fact he owned the stereo meant he controlled most of the music we heard.  In sharp contrast, I found the seemingly endless synthesizer washes cloying and outright irritating.  To this day the burps and bleeps remind me of an Atari game set on its final electronic legs.  Regardless, there's something frightening and fascinating in Michael Granger's cover art.  

For anyone fascinated by this one, YouTube has the album at: Hear Jean Michel Jarre's "Equinox"

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