'Electronica 2' will include Jeff Mills, Peaches, Julia Holter, Gary Neuman, and many others.
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This past October, electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre released Electronica 1: The Time Machine, his first LP in eight years. That album featured a horde of collaborators, including the French electronic band M83, horror film director and score composer John Carpenter, and even The Who's Pete Townsend. Now Jarre has announced Electronica 1's follow-up and a new assembly of notable collaborators along with it.
Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise will feature contributions from such artists as techno legend Jeff Mills, dance music provacateur Peaches, composer Julia Holter, British electro-pop Pet Shop Boys, and even a guest vocal from Cyndi Lauper. "I traveled for five years for this Electronica project," says Jarre in the promo video, "visiting artists from different generations and in different countries in their homes and working environments. For me it was about human beings and sharing feelings and emotions. What I learned was that electronic music has a family, a legacy, and a future."
Check out the full guest list and below it watch the promo video below for Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise, which is out May 6 with Sony.
01 The Heart of Noise Pt. 1 feat. Rone
02 The Heart of Noise Pt. 2
03 Brick England feat. Pet Shop Boys
04 As One feat. Primal Scream
05 Exit feat. E.S'
06 These Creatures feat. Julia Holter
07 Here For You feat. Gary Numan
08 The Architect feat. Jeff Mills
09 What You Wan feat. Peaches
10 Circus feat. Siriusmo
11 Why This, Why That, Why feat. Yello
12 Switch On Leon feat. The Orb
13 Gisele feat. Sebastien Tellier
14 Electrees feat. Hans Zimme'
15 Swipe To The Right feat. Cyndi Lauper
16 Walking The Mile feat. Christophe
17 Falling Down
18 The Heart of Noise (The Origin)