Jean-Michel Jarre reworks Brutalism with Deathpact

Jean-Michel Jarre
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Jean-Michel Jarre has reworked his recent single Brutalism with the avant-garde electronic musician Deathpact and you can hear the result below.

The original version, which Jarre released in August is taken from his upcoming album Oxymore, which will be released through Sony Music on October 21.

“On Oxymore I wanted to do a few collaborations for each single with young and established artists," says Jarre. "I hope there will be some interesting surprises in the mix for you. Collaborations won’t be on the album and for now only available to stream and download. Deathpact is one of the most interesting projects in electronic music right now, and I really wanted them on-board since our last collaboration.”  

Oxymore is an homage to the late French composer Pierre Henry, with whom Jarre had been intending on collaborating for Jarre’s Grammy-nominated project album Electronica. A musical journey where Pierre Henry's sounds interact with Jarre's world back-and-forth between analogue and digital sounds and inspired by the French movement ‘musique concrete’.

Pre-order Oxymore.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.