Nearly five decades after Jean-Michel Jarre broke through boundaries in electronica and influenced an entire generation, the innovator is showing no end to his creative flow. He’s been hard at work in the studio for quite some time now, putting the final touches on Equinoxe Infinity — the long-awaited sequel to Equinoxe, his fourth studio album that was released forty years ago. He’s now given audiences a taste of what to expect through a brand new single, “Robots Don’t Cry.”
Per Jarre’s usual aesthetic, “Robot’s Don’t Cry” is an ethereal intersection of synthwork and instrumentation, woven together into an electronica piece with timeless appeal. It’s emotive and contemplative, built for taking the mind off to far-away lands while its sweeping string elements and dissonant notes wrap around the cerebral cortex. It is indeed a crafty play between human and machine, much like the aim of Equinoxe Infinity.
Pre-order a copy of the LP, due for a November 16 release, here.
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