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Edward Snowden Revealed As Collaborator On JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s ‘Electronica Volume 2: The Heart Of Noise’‏

Just when the collaborator list for JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s upcoming ELECTRONICA VOL. 2: THE HEART OF NOISE (out May 6 via Sony Music/RED) couldn’t get any more diverse, it can now be revealed that none other than Edward Snowden will join proceedings as the final name to feature on the project.

Originally announced on the album as just ‘ES,’ Snowden–the whistleblower behind one of the biggest revelations of classified documents–contributes to the fifth track on THE HEART OF NOISE titled “Exit” and it’s available to stream on all platforms now.

Collaborating from Snowden’s delivery of his core message, JARRE layers and sculpts the American’s words around a driving techno beat that conjures up a grand sense of chase. The release of the track also coincides with an exclusive track story that has been made available to watch now. Having debuted via Rolling Stone today (April 15), fans can see both Jarre and Snowden speaking with one another in the video about music, politics, privacy and more.      

Watch Jean-Michel Jarre & Edward Snowden’s Track Story

UN Ambassador for UNESCO and activist for Human Rights, JARRE has tirelessly campaigned over the years for the right to free speech, and his collaboration with Snowden reveals yet another side to the multi-faceted Godfather of Electronic Music.

Speaking on “Exit,” JARRE said, “I wrote a speedy techno track evoking the constant and hectic production of data and the obsessive quest for more information. I then linked the music with this mad hunt and chase in order to get hold of people like Edward Snowden.”

“One of the recurrent themes of Electronica Vol. 1 & 2 is the ambiguous relationship we have with technology. On one side we have the world in our pocket and on the other side, the world is spying on us constantly. Edward Snowden became a modern hero, not by saying ‘stop’, but to be careful regarding the (ab)use of technology. Our future needs brave people like him.”

Snowden also had his say behind the name of the track adding, “You have a choice and ‘Exit,’ whether it’s used as a noun or a verb, is something which we pursue. It’s something where we direct ourselves. It’s about an action which may change everything from where we are to another direction, a departure to somewhere else.”

ELECTRONICA VOL. 2: THE HEART OF NOISE, will be officially released on Friday, May 6 via Sony Music International and is the follow up to the widely lauded Electronica Vol. 1: The Time Machine LP. With music across both volumes from the Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream, Pete Townshend, Julia Holter, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, AIR and Peaches to name a few, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE has assembled his very own dream team of artists to collaborate with across ELECTRONICA. Those who pre-order Vol. 2 will also receive three instant downloads from JARRE’s collaborations with Rone (“The Heart of Noise”) and Peaches (“What You Want”) in addition to “Exit.”

Pre-Order Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise

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Full Tracklisting for Electronica Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise is:

1. The Heart of Noise Pt. 1:  JM Jarre & Rone

2. The Heart of Noise Pt. 2:  JM Jarre

3. Brick England:  JM Jarre & Pet Shop Boys

4. As One:  JM Jarre & Primal Scream

5. Exit – JM Jarre & Edward Snowden

6. These Creatures:  JM Jarre  & Julia Holter

7. Here For You:  JM Jarre & Gary Numan

8. The Architect: JM Jarre & Jeff Mills

9. What You Want:  JM Jarre & Peaches

10. Circus:  JM Jarre & Siriusmo

11. Why This, Why That, Why:  JM Jarre & Yello

12. Switch On Leon:  JM Jarre & The Orb

13. Gisele:  JM Jarre & Sebastien Tellier

14. Electrees:  JM Jarre & Hans Zimmer

15. Swipe To The Right:  JM Jarre & Cyndi Lauper

16. Walking The Mile:  JM Jarre & Christophe

17. Falling Down: JM Jarre

18. The Heart of Noise (The Origin): JM Jarre

Furthermore, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE will return to the international stage in 2016 and beyond following the release of VOL. 2, with a first leg of pan-European dates confirmed across a host of festivals and arenas this year. With a unique and brand-new super production, JARRE will play major venues like the 02 Arena in London and AccorHotels Arena in Paris, in addition to further dates in Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and many more. See below for the full dates.

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

Fri

6/17

Barcelona, Spain

Sónar Festival

Sat

7/9

Rome, Italy

Auditorium Parco Della Musica

Wed

7/13

Bayonne, France

Arenes de Bayonne

Thu

7/14

Nimes, France

Festival de Nimes

Sat

7/16

Gräfenhainichen, Germany

Melt! Festival

Sat

7/23

Cheshire, England

Jodrell Bank

Tue

10/4

Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Thu

10/6

Brighton, England

Brighton Arena

Fri

10/7

London, England

02 Arena

Sat

10/8

Birmingham, England

Barclaycard Arena

Mon

10/10

Dublin, Ireland

3Arena

Thu

10/13

Leeds, England

First Direct Arena

Fri

10/14

Glasgow, Scotland

The SSE Hydro

Sun

10/16

Frankfurt, Germany

Festhall

Mon

10/17

Strasbourg, France

Zénith

Wed

10/19

Hamburg, Germany

Barclaycard Arena

Thu

10/20

Berlin, Germany

Mercedes Benz Arena

Sat

10/22

Dusseldorf, Germany

Electricity Conference @ ISS Dome

Sun

10/23

Brussels, Belgium

Palais 12

Wed

10/26

Copenhagen, Denmark

Falconer Theatre

Fri

10/28

Oslo, Norway

Spektrum

Sat

10/29

Stockholm, Sweden

Hovet

Mon

10/31

Helsinki, Finland

Ice Hall

Wed

11/2

Tallinn, Estonia

Saku Arena

Thu

11/3

Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas Arena

Sat

11/5

Łódz, Poland

Atlas Arena

Sun

11/6

Katowice, Poland

Spodek

Tue

11/8

Prague, Czech Republic

02 Arena

Wed

11/9

Bratislava, Slovakia

Nepela Arena

Thu

11/10

Budapest, Hungary

Papp Laszlo Sport Arena

Fri

11/11

Cluj, Romania

Polivalent Hall

Sun

11/13

Belgrade, Serbia

Kombank Arena

Tue

11/15

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Arena Stozice

Thu

11/17

Vienna, Austria

Stadthalle

Fri

11/18

Zurich, Switzerland

Hallenstadion Zurich

Sat

11/19

Nuremberg, Germany

Arena Nürnberg

Mon

11/21

Munster, Germany

Munsterlandhalle

Tue

11/22

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Heineken Music Hall

Thu

11/24

Lyon, France

Halle Tony Garnier

Fri

11/25

Geneva, Switzerland

Arena

Mon

11/28

Clermont Ferrand, France

Zénith D’Auvergne

Tue

11/29

Nantes, France

Zénith Metropole

Mon

12/12

Paris, France

AccorHotels Arena

Electronica is a two-volume project with 30 collaborators in total.

Electronica 1: The Time Machineis out now.

Listen to and buy the album here.

 

ELECTRONICA 2: THE HEART OF NOISE is out on May 6, 2016.

Pre-Order now at: http://smarturl.it/HeartofNoiseIT 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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