140-gram black vinyl LP. Eleventh studio album by French electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre, originally released in 1993. It is inspired by Stephen Hawking’s book A Brief History of Time. «Chronology Part 4» and «Chronology Part 5» started out as a composition for the Swiss watch company Swatch. The sound of Chronology was based on a new wave of electronic dance music that had been developing since the late 1980s.