Elec­tron­ica

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Oxy­gene 3 Jean-Michel Jarre Sony Mu­sic/Columbia The liq­uid sounds of Oxy­gene were a rev­e­la­tion when the solo al­bum, recorded on a bud­get in a makeshift stu­dio us­ing an eight-track recorder, was re­leased in 1976. Oxy­gene Part IV be­came an un­likely hit and the al­bum would go on to make the elec­tronic mu­sic pi­o­neer as big a celebrity as his film com­poser fa­ther, Mau­rice. The se­quel to Oxy­gene — Oxy­gene 7-13 (or Oxy­gene 2) — was re­leased two decades later us­ing many of the same syn­the­sis­ers but cre­ated much less of a splash. Now the tril­ogy is com­plete with the re­lease of Oxy­gene 3 on the 40th an­niver­sary of its best­selling pre­de­ces­sor. As you would ex­pect, this is a dif­fer­ent an­i­mal to the first

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