It's said to be composed by an Algorithm Software: JMJ inserted some basic samples and settings and this track rolled out.moviemaker wrote:Agreed Jon!
So Android, 1906... is WFC a few presets then? Wasn't it composed by Jarre, seriously?
1) Yes and 2) maybe. Sometimes people try to be objective on music, but it doesn't result in anything but a dirty debate.ILIAS wrote:WfC is great. but arent Oxy 7-13 and metamorphoses also great records?
probably Metamorphoses is last I think. released almost 10 years ago already
GeeJee wrote:More or less, but not quite that easy; the piano "melody" is random in the sense that within a given range (set by JMJ) the notes as randomly generated. Also some other sound effects (the little bliirrps in the background, sounds like birds) are made that way. However, the process was very much supervised, edited and moulded by JMJ. I am sure he even took out things that the random process didnt create well enough. It's not like he pressed a button, drank some coffee and voila, it's ready! It's too well structured for that.moviemaker wrote:It's said to be composed by an Algorithm Software: JMJ inserted some basic samples and settings and this track rolled out.
To answer the original question; no, I dont think WFC was the last great album. All the following studio albums were great in different ways. IMO not so much T&T (and I dont count GOL and S2K as real album projects) but in no way do I think Jarre has lost "the touch", as some people suggest. I think it's more to do with people changing their taste because of age and experience, or the music scene being much more diversified and full now than 20 years ago.
GeeJee wrote:@Glenn: yeah, I had my doubts. Sophisticated composing tools based on algorithms were only invented like 7-8 years ago (Karma)- but were never used extensively by any big name. And this piece of software from 1990 writes an entire track? And no big name used it too and came up with something similarly interesting? Add to that, JMJ is too much of a perfectionist to agree with a randomly generated track.
Oxygene is even olderKanta wrote:Can't believe how old it is.