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Oxymore album, october 21 2022


Post Posted Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:39 pm
shadow


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At this point I've given up on Jarre's music to ever sound good again and only to sound like utter garbage in the digital release, and occasionally also on the vinyl release. I still can not get over the fact that:
They used an aging and (seemingly) rotting tape for the remaster of Rendez-Vous and had to recall the print and release a new one.
Oxygene 2 (7-13) sounds as bad as it does these days, even the vinyl absolutely blew chunks with the sound quality varying wildly, especially in Oxygene 8.
Ethnicolor having the timing transition being messed up again.
There's missing audio layers on Geometry of Love.

And there's so much more. I honestly feel like this has been going through the motions for the past decade and a half or so. Even more so the past decade which has really pushed these issues to the forefront.
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Post Posted Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:42 am
Richard-Eastham


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shadow wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:39 pm At this point I've given up on Jarre's music to ever sound good again and only to sound like utter garbage in the digital release, and occasionally also on the vinyl release. I still can not get over the fact that:
They used an aging and (seemingly) rotting tape for the remaster of Rendez-Vous and had to recall the print and release a new one.
Oxygene 2 (7-13) sounds as bad as it does these days, even the vinyl absolutely blew chunks with the sound quality varying wildly, especially in Oxygene 8.
Ethnicolor having the timing transition being messed up again.
There's missing audio layers on Geometry of Love.

And there's so much more. I honestly feel like this has been going through the motions for the past decade and a half or so. Even more so the past decade which has really pushed these issues to the forefront.
Agree that there is something not right here. Given how often JMJ makes a big thing around sound quality and sound experiences as part of his musical offer - for example, 5.1 (Aero) and now Binaural (WTTOS, Amazonia, Oxymore) - it seems that he lacks an attention to detail over these other aspects. When I listen to the Oxygene Trilogy, the change in quality between Part 6 and Part 7 is shocking. The harshness and loudness of 7-13 in contrast the other parts really stands out.
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Post Posted Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:48 am
Pat Gleeson


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The Dadwater reissue mastering has been an unmitigated disaster, absolutely agree. It's shocking how such shoddy work is allowed pass muster, but it's all about economics. Pass off new packaging and a 'new' remaster as something new to purchase. The most troubling aspect of this is that JMJ (or at least Aero management) know about these issues. They have been contacted and told about it directly.
Concerts attended:
Destination Docklands 1988
Paris la Defense 1990
Europe in Concert - Wembley Stadium 1993
Oxygene Tour - Wembley Arena 1997
Theatre Marigny Paris 2007
Oxygene Tour - NCH Dublin 2008
2010 Tour - The 02 Dublin The 02 London (10-10-10)
Electronica Tour - 3Arena Dublin 2016
Post Posted Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:54 pm
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Pat Gleeson wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:48 am The Dadwater reissue mastering has been an unmitigated disaster, absolutely agree. It's shocking how such shoddy work is allowed pass muster, but it's all about economics. Pass off new packaging and a 'new' remaster as something new to purchase. The most troubling aspect of this is that JMJ (or at least Aero management) know about these issues. They have been contacted and told about it directly.
I wonder if this is because JmJ has his fingers in so many pies Not music related that it's just too many things to take on board and mastering is just one of those too many things.

Whereas JmJ in 1970s music was everything for him.

Also I wonder is it age related. I don't know how it feels to be in 60years 70years : is it just that at those ages it becomes more and more difficult to take on board the nitty gritty of things.







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