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Electronica by Jean Michel Jarre (Album)


Post Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:52 pm
Finaero


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Safe to say that if PSB's Electric didn't get any radioplay (it didn't), neither will Electronica I. ;)
Post Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:59 pm
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Elf wrote: Even if I think he's wrong, I do enjoy reading a really "oh my god I hate this shit" review :)

And yes, I would like to read the other review.

This one was very typical from the kind of reviewer that is desperate to show that he does like the "real" electronic music. Like Kraftwerk.
I agree with you and Dr_Jones, once in a while it's fun to read that kind of bad reviews... OK I will translate the other article in a few days - that one's funny too!

Re: Kraftwerk, I agree too, they are THE reference, always quoted... And rightly so. I saw them live earlier this month at Philadelphia's Electric Factory (an appropriate name for them!). Beforehand I didn't expect much musically as, as you said, they've been recycling their stuff since 1991 (Tour de France Soundtracks doesn't count ;-) and thought that the 3D visuals would be gimmicky. I was wrong. Even though the music was nothing new they still keep changing the arrangements and a few songs were very different from the originals or their renditions from The Mix. And the 3D effects do work! I was impressed. And the sound was crisp, with fat bass, but you leave the show without tinnitus, which is pretty uncommon...

Back to Jarre, I think one of the things that has done him disservice is that he's media-friendly (in the PR sense), so he's more seen as a celebrity and can appear vain (as opposed to "reclusive, serious musicians", like Kraftwerk for example). As long as you're a "cult, underground" figure you're cool, but once you have reached stardom, you " have sold out"... Also Jarre is perceived as arrogant (at least in France, but again it's probably because of his huge success - the French always find this suspicious) while everyone who's had the chance to meet him can testify that he's very friendly. The second thing is that he's always been on the poppy side of electronic music (in the late 80s only the cheesy RDV 4 would play on the radio) and his more experimental side is mostly ignored (and no, the fans don't have a voice on that). So there. But that's OK. As Plate of Chips mentioned, there is depth in Jarre's music that's hidden beneath the shiny surface of his poppy tunes.
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Post Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:01 pm
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Herr Dunkel wrote: Also Jarre is perceived as arrogant (at least in France, but again it's probably because of his huge success - the French always find this suspicious) while everyone who's had the chance to meet him can testify that he's very friendly.
He's probably the least arrogant and one of the friendliest artists I've ever interviewed.

I think the French attitude towards him is also a case of the fact that you never become a prophet in your own country.
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Post Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:46 pm
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It's nice to see the Blah-Blah Café forum back to it's friendly self again. Great insightful posts the last few days :D
As for decoding the spectral images, all I have to says is you guys are way too clever for me :mrgreen:
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Post Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:53 pm
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Unboxing Deluxe Box!
Post Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:07 pm
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I solved it! I f****g solved it!

The two 32-bit binary strings are indeed numbers. I'll post results in a couple of minutes!
Post Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:33 pm
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Still waiting Jote lol
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Post Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:35 pm
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Here it goes. As I said before, the two 32-bit binary strings are indeed numbers. Not integers though! They are floating point numbers (IEEE754 encoded) representing WGS84 coordinates (latitude and longitude respectively). And the coordinates point exactly at... the Obelisk of Luxor at Place de la Concorde, where JMJ performed his first big concert in 1979. That can't be a coincidence!

I think I'm having my biggest nerdgasm ever.

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Post Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:45 pm
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That's really awesome! :nod:
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Post Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:52 pm
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Dude, you're the king!
Post Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:31 pm
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Jote wrote: I think I'm having my biggest nerdgasm ever.
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For the uninitiated:

Go here:

http://www.h-schmidt.net/FloatConverter/IEEE754.html

You can go here and enter the first and the second value in the field "Binary Representation".
the bottom dots are 0's and the upper dots are 1's.
:q!
Post Posted Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:30 am
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Wow! Respect! :shock:
Post Posted Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:04 am
Herr Dunkel


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Hi Jote.

Most impressive.

Congratulations on your efforts and findings... And thanks!

HD
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Post Posted Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:52 am
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Jote wrote:Here it goes. As I said before, the two 32-bit binary strings are indeed numbers. Not integers though! They are floating point numbers (IEEE754 encoded) representing WGS84 coordinates (latitude and longitude respectively). And the coordinates point exactly at... the Obelisk of Luxor at Place de la Concorde, where JMJ performed his first big concert in 1979. That can't be a coincidence!

I think I'm having my biggest nerdgasm ever.

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You ARE the MAN.... this is JMJ nerd porn at its best :)
Post Posted Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:06 am
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What do we have now...

"ancient astronauts"
"trust your EYES"
"pyramid"
"obelisk"

We have to inform our DavidIcke-friends and see them discuss about how disturbing this all is :-)
http://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=166075

If you know the music is embeded with reptilian agenda, don't listen to them even without lyrics. Even just having in it your own home will have an effect on you. Think, everything is vibration. Books can be charmed, so can music and its cover etc.... People have said in the past that it won't harm them by just listening but it does. I am sure of this now.
-- elshaper (Senior Member)
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