8 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 1978 stunner presents a single electronic suite, overflowing with lush, analog synth lines. Jarre doubles down on the approach of his previous classic, Oxygène: The tunes are more intensely rhythmic, the synth lines even richer and more atmospheric, and the graceful melodic structures recall the symphonic flow of Jarre's famed film-composer father, Maurice. Blending impressionistic atmospheres with pop-savvy hooks and the influence of German electronic music, Equinoxe suggests what might have happened if Kraftwerk had studied Debussy.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 1978 stunner presents a single electronic suite, overflowing with lush, analog synth lines. Jarre doubles down on the approach of his previous classic, Oxygène: The tunes are more intensely rhythmic, the synth lines even richer and more atmospheric, and the graceful melodic structures recall the symphonic flow of Jarre's famed film-composer father, Maurice. Blending impressionistic atmospheres with pop-savvy hooks and the influence of German electronic music, Equinoxe suggests what might have happened if Kraftwerk had studied Debussy.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

espp ,

Timeless and masterful

Every human, plant and animal needs to hear this album. I assure you, the deep desire to hear it again and again is virtually guaranteed.

A masterpiece from 1978 that will hold up for centuries. It is so advanced it will never grow old or sound outdated.

It is truly timeless.

Homey M Holmes ,

"Mastered for iTunes"=Mindless Butchery of a Beloved Classic

Mastered by chimps, more like it.

Bass is pumped beyond all recognition while all that remains of the midrange is a smoldering crater. This is not EDM, guys. "Yo, I got Equinoxe pumpin' on my Beats, yo!" Compression so severe no dynamic range survives. The usual catastrophe.

Buy a used copy of the CD and rip it instead. Do not encourage this form of insanity.

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