I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Reaction score
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
This is from a 2016 album, Electronica 2. Both it and Electronica 1 consist of Jarre performing songs with other artists. Including Laurie Anderson, John Carpenter and the Pet Shop Boys.The British Wagner of electropop has joined forces with the French Tchiakovsky of electropop - and it seems overdue.
Numan has always worked best in collaboration and Michel -Jarres instrumentation needs the human touch of vocals to complete it. This has a pleasingly retro feel to it - as though working together somehow made them regress to their former selves. It is also quite touching - not something you would say of much of their individual work.
Alas, as far as I know, this is a one off. I wish they would make an album. If they did I would be first in the queue to grab a copy.
My daughter was dancing in the back of the car to Paco de Lucía tonight.
I've never been a huge believer that the guitar is god apart from Copper Blue and Alex Lifeson. I'm enjoying this though as the Spanish guitar is clearly evident in Rush albums. Always thought Alex Lifeson was criminally underrated.
It's almost believable because 'Take Five' is very similar.A 'deep fake' version of the Stranglers' Golden Brown apparently performed by... Dave Brubeck back in the day. Beautifully put together and what the internet's all about. Well, that and cats, and the Forteana Forum. Natch!
I'm talking well outside of my area of expertise here (my brother's the muso, I do words!) but both apparently include elements of the waltz. Golden Brown has parts written in 6/8 (common in waltzes) and 3/4, the standard waltz time signature, while the meter of "Take Five" combines a waltz and a two-step, according to an article on the Scientific American's website, so it must be true.It's almost believable because 'Take Five' is very similar.