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This review is from: Equinoxe (Audio CD)
This is probably one of the two or three albums by Jean-Michel Jarre that any serious music fan should have in the collection (the others being Oxygene and Zoolook).
Whereas Oxygene seemed to be about the wind and air, Equinoxe is very much an album about water and earth, from the softly bucolic sounds of part 3 with its strangely ethereal fairground nuances to the cataclysmic thunder, lightning and deluge of part 5.
Those who scoff at Jarre's current dalliances with dance music would do well to look at this album between parts 4 and 7, where he demonstrates that making music that moved the body as well as the spirit is not just a new pre-occupation.
As others have said, this album is probably one the great instrumental albums of all time, and certainly one the the very greatest works of electronic music, sounding surprisingly fresh even now, nearly thirty years after its release.