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Jean-Michel Jarre and Brian Eno Release “EPICA EXTENSION” on Sony Music

Following reworks with Martin Gore (“BRUTALISM TAKE 2”) and Deathpact (“BRUTALISM REPRISE”) for his OXYMORE album track “BRUTALISM,” globally-acclaimed electronic artist Jean-Michel Jarre has paired with revered artist Brian Eno for the release of “EPICA EXTENSION” out today (November 18) on SONY Music.  

Listen to Jean-Michel Jarre x Brian Eno’s “EPICA EXTENSION” here: https://jeanmicheljarrexbrianeno.lnk.to/EPICAEXTENSION

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“When I started ‘EPICA,’ I immediately thought that Brian Eno could be involved in this most rhythmic track of the album, thinking that he could bring his signature ‘ambient’ touch in reworking the track – another kind of oxymoron,” shares Jarre.  “…but he told me that he was most interested in developing rhythmic ideas these days…and here is the beautiful, ghostly, unexpected result.  Thank you Brian.”

The original “EPICA” track appears on Jarre’s album OXYMORE crafted as a tribute to the French roots of electronic music which has had a major influence on the music production of the genre over the years. OXYMORE is also an homage to the late French composer Pierre Henry, an iconic figure in electronic and classical music, and one of Jarre’s influences at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) where he studied. Since his death in 2017, Henry’s widow provided Jarre with original sounds which had been intended for use in this collaboration.  Released October 21, 2022 as Jarre’s 22nd studio album, OXYMORE conceptually his most ambitious and groundbreaking to date as the first commercial release of this scale which fully utilizes multichannel and binaural sound (spatial 3D), with Jarre not just producing, but also composing and recording and mixed in audio 360 in the “Innovation” studios of Radio France.  

Listen to Jean-Michel Jarre’s OXYMORE at: OXYMORE (lnk.to)

OXYMORE is out now. The album is available as CD, Double Vinyl and digital in Stereo, Binaural, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos. The physical product includes a code to access the highest quality Binaural master as intended by Jean-Michel Jarre when producing the album. 

ABOUT BRIAN ENO

Brian Eno – musician, producer, visual artist and activist first came to international prominence in the early seventies as a founding member of British band, Roxy Music, followed by a series of solo albums and collaborations. His work as producer includes albums with Talking Heads, Devo, U2, Laurie Anderson, James, Jane Siberry and Coldplay, while his long list of collaborations include recordings with David Bowie, Jon Hassell, Harold Budd, John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Karl Hyde, James Blake and recently with his brother, Roger, on Mixing Colours. In August 2021, they performed together for the very first time, and to a rapturous audience at the Acropolis in Athens. 

Brian Eno’s visual experiments with light and video continue to parallel his musical career, with exhibitions and installations all over the globe. To date he has released over forty albums of his own music and exhibited extensively, as far afield as the Venice Biennale, St. Petersburg’s Marble Palace, Ritan Park in Beijing, Arcos de Lapa in Rio de Janeiro and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. He is a founding member of the Long Now Foundation, a trustee of Client Earth and patron of Videre est Credere. In April 2021, he launched EarthPercent, which raises money from the music industry for some of the most impactful environmental charities working on the climate emergency.

His latest album FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE was released October 14, 2022.

ABOUT JEAN-MICHEL JARRE

Jean-Michel Jarre has always been a futurist in his field. Throughout his illustrious career, the composer, performer, producer and cultural ambassador has continued to break new ground with his music and his mastery of creative innovation. From his early pioneering role in electronic music, his use of multi-channel audio technology and production, to his recent explorations into the realms of VR performance and the metaverse, technology is at the forefront of everything he does. He is quoted as claiming that “today is the most exciting time to create, to make music, and to share across so many mediums”. 

Jarre is UNESCO ambassador for education, science and culture, an unconditional defender of the planet and the environment and Laureate of the Stephen Hawking Medal for scientific communication.

Jarre’s current catalog, which now includes 22 studio albums, has generated sales of more than 85 million worldwide to date, and earned him countless awards and nominations. Throughout his career, Jarre has taken as canvas, some of the most iconic landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites around the globe for his creative, cultural and environmental message. He has also set new Guinness World Records for live audience attendance at concerts in several emblematic locations. He was the first western musician to be invited to perform in China and has also created and performed concert-events at the Great Pyramids in Egypt, the Sahara Desert, the Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square, the Eiffel Tower, the Dead Sea, Al Ula and more. He has consistently sold-out arena and stadium tours across the continents, as well as performing at major festivals including Coachella. In 2021, he rang in the new year with Welcome To The Other Side, a groundbreaking livestream broadcast worldwide from a virtual Notre Dame in Paris. U.S. touring & live entertainment trade publication US Pollstar states that the livestream attracted record breaking audiences of over 75 million viewers worldwide across various platforms, television and VR.  His brand new OXYMORE immersive project is out now worldwide.  

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