In contrast to Jarre’s successful following albums, where long and spacy tones dominated, it’s in “Deserted Palace” the opposite. It is a combination of very melodic parts mixed with more experimental and complex ones. This debut album is sometimes daunting, but for the time of recording it was innovative and totally not commercial. Take Me To Your Leader 1: Wind Swept Canyon 8: The highlight and a beautiful song.
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What IS lacking here is the totally refined weaving of all these styles into the irresistible and undeniably brilliant concoctions that would emerge on ‘Oxyg’ne. In contrast to Jarre’s successful following albums, where long and spacy tones dominated, it’s in “Deserted Palace” the opposite. This debut album is sometimes daunting, but for the time of recording it was innovative and totally not commercial.
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Of course, you shouldn’t expect anything a la “Oxygen” but I have to say that except some very short pieces like the avant- garde “Exasperated Frog”, “Iraqi Hitch Hiker” or “Bee Factory”, this album deserves a listen.
I am not a big fan myself, but I listen pretty much everything related to Progressive Rock, so of course I tried this one too. This debut album was supposed to be recorded so that it could be used in various television programs, ads and film soundtracks. Wind Swept Canyon 8: This is an average album five out of ten: Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. From far one of the most horrible albums I’ve heard.
Too much nonsense experiments and jamming away. Free Floating Anxiety 2: But this one is irresistible.
Bridge of Promises 3: The melodies are already here, the electronic experiments likewise and the pop sensibilities that often sound like classical tinged proto-synthpop are also on board as well.
Although this album is hardly a contender imchel the cream of the crop of JARRE’s creative output, all of the elements that would be tweaked and fine-tuned for future use are all present here and this debut release and is an excellent insight into the more sophisticated sound that would come together a few short years later.
Music Box Concerto 2: Take Me To Your Leader 1: This indeed is a fine debut release and maybe not quite to the level of OMG essentialism but nevertheless is for sure a damn fine listen that won’t disappoint. You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
Short “blipp- blopp” sounds. Usually I don’t bash an album just for aplace it, and I don’t review it as well.
Deserted Palace – Jean-Michel Jarre
The highlight and a beautiful song. It is a combination of very melodic parts mixed with more experimental and complex ones. Other sites in the MAC network: This album is quite pioneering the electronic music in France. Iraqi Hitch Hiker 2: A Love Theme For Gargoyles 1: I mean, this is so bad.
I wouldn’t say that it is as daring as the “Kraftwerk” debut, but it holds some minimalism which at times reminds me of the German band “Poltergeist Party”. My fave is the long for this album “Windswept Canyon”. Needless to say that this work fully corresponds to the electronic prog genre.
If you are interested, get it if you can find it, the original vinyl is extremely hard to findbut don’t expect too jean michel jarre deserted palace.
Forum user Forum password. Basically an all purpose use for anything type of album’s worth of material.