Equinoxe Infinity 7/10
French sound master returns to the source
Jarre has been extraordinarily busy of late, dishing out two albums of thumping techno with various highprofile guests, creating a soundtrack for a French news channel and completing the Oxygène trilogy. Now he’s chosen to revisit another past glory in the form of this sequel to 1978’s Equinoxe. It’s very much in the mould of its forebear, with ambient passages eliding into radiant synth patterns and washes of melody, from the retro-futurist dream of “Flying Totems” to the uplifting “If The Wind Could Speak”, with its lapping waves and childlike voice samples. The overall effect is engagingly understated.