Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Images – Jean Michelle Jarre [#612]

on April 11, 2018

Images - Jean Michel Jarre

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Having now swapped to the more hard drive friendly Apple Music, when writing entries for the music project, I often try to do research by listening via my iPhone through my car stereo while driving to and from work. This usually works well for the more mainstream bands in the collection but sometimes I’ll have difficulty locating the album on Apple Music because of “Licencing Laws” which I feel is a bit of a bugger because I have the CD!

Images is a “best of” compilation of Jarre’s work. It is the last CD I ever bought from the Virgin Megastore in Liverpool (now the awesome Clas Ohlson) during a 5 for £20 mega sale. Isn’t it a shame that streaming media providers like Apple Music and Amazon don’t do the good old “5 for £20” deals? Instead, they sting you for music you already own. Meh.

Jarre is one of those artists whose music screams 1970s hauntology. In fact, I’d probably hazard a guess at him being an influence on the likes of Belbury Poly, Focus Group and other Ghost Box stalwarts. To me, if it isn’t the expectation of hearing the hum from my father’s stereo’s badly earthed amplifier or the memory of the cassette tape with the picture of the weird skull/bleeding Earth picture on the front, the 1970s is this type of music. The tracks on this album are pretty similar to those on Essential and Aero, indeed, this is just simply a record label’s attempt to cash in on some hapless music nut wanting a bargain in a 5 for £20 deal.

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2 responses to “Images – Jean Michelle Jarre [#612]

  1. steelrattus says:

    You can upload your own music via iTunes on a PC/Mac. One of the attractive features of Apple Music.

    • stegzy says:

      Yes, however I think because I have multiple Apple devices, a really slow internet connection and a shed load of music, Apple Music sometimes throws a wobbly and says “No Mr Gnomepants, not today”. Though it did seem to work better on my old superdooper mega fast broadband. 🙂

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