Jean-Michael Jarre unveils “Brutalism Take 2” with Martin Gore
Jean-Michael Jarre released a new version of his recently released single, Brutalism, under the title Brutalism Take 2 while working with Depeche Mode songwriter and musician Martin Gore. While the original single will be featured on Jarre’s upcoming album, Oxymoronthis remix is part of his ongoing plans to re-imagine his own music and work alongside various collaborators.
Jean-Michael Jarre seeks to enrich the rollout of his album, as well as discover new creative avenues with this current journey by creating alternative versions and remixes of the singles for Oxymoron. He further explains his intentions and plans for the process saying:
“On Oxymore, I wanted to do a few collaborations for each single with young and established artists. Hopefully there will be some fun surprises in the mix for you. The collaborations will not be on the album and for now only available for streaming and download. For the deployment, I am delighted to announce Martin Gore. From great haunting melodies to extreme experimentation Martin Gore is one of the most eclectic composers of electronic music. His unique touch in ‘BRUTALISM TAKE 2’ shows it. It was a real pleasure and an honor to collaborate with you Martin!”
For Jarre, he clearly has big plans for his next album and the whole promotional cycle and its release. Composed as a tribute to the late French producer Pierre Henry, Jarre used material from Henry’s wife that was intended for prior collaboration between the producers for use on the new album. The music will be further enriched as it will exist as an immersive work in a binaural multi-channel and 3D format that will be made available to fans for an enhanced experience of the product.
“It’s a real breakthrough moment for audio and sound recording. Oxymore is an attempt to illustrate and explore these new ways of linking technology and music. Today we have technologies that allow us to explore composition in spatial audio and open up a whole new experience for us musicians in the creative process. For the listener too, it offers the experience of a more physical and natural way of listening to sound and music. In real life, our audio field is 360 degrees. Oxymore was composed specifically with the spatial audio experience at heart, I even feel like the stereo mix itself is even wider, and gained more space in the process. I am convinced that this is how music will be composed and produced in the future. The emotion also for the listener is a huge leap to the next level, like when we went from mono to stereo.
Check Brutalism Take 2 now and get ready for the release of Oxymoron September 21.
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