French composer Jean Michel Jarre is one of electronic music's key pioneers: His 1976 blockbuster Oxygene presaged the widescreen sweep of techno and trance, while his live ­multimedia ­extravaganzas were rave prototypes. His first album in eight years, Electronica 1: The Time Machine, teams him with a number of his digital progeny, from Moby to M83, as well as machine-music peers Laurie Anderson and Pete Townshend. (Think "Baba O'Riley.")

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