Future Shock

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Herbie Hancock completely overhauled his sound and conquered MTV with his most radical step forward since the sextet days. He brought in Bill Laswell of Material as producer, along with Grand Mixer D.ST on turntables -- and the immediate result was "Rockit," which makes quite a post-industrial metallic racket. Frankly, the whole record is an enigma; for all of its dehumanized, mechanized textures and rigid rhythms, it has a vitality and sense of humor that make it difficult to turn off. Moreover, Herbie can't help but inject a subversive funk element when he comps along to the techno beat -- and yes, some real, honest-to-goodness jazz licks on a grand piano show up in...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Herbie Hancock completely overhauled his sound and conquered MTV with his most radical step forward since the sextet days. He brought in Bill Laswell of Material as producer, along with Grand Mixer D.ST on turntables -- and the immediate result was "Rockit," which makes quite a post-industrial metallic racket. Frankly, the whole record is an enigma; for all of its dehumanized, mechanized textures and rigid rhythms, it has a vitality and sense of humor that make it difficult to turn off. Moreover, Herbie can't help but inject a subversive funk element when he comps along to the techno beat -- and yes, some real, honest-to-goodness jazz licks on a grand piano show up in the middle of "Auto Drive."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972470320
  • Catalog Number: 724703
  • Sales rank: 29,674

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rockit (5:28)
  2. 2 Future Shock (8:05)
  3. 3 TFS (5:47)
  4. 4 Earth Beat (5:13)
  5. 5 Autodrive (6:27)
  6. 6 Rough (6:58)
  7. 7 Rockit (6:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Herbie Hancock Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Clavichord, Keyboards, Vocals, Clavinet, Emulator, Vocoder, fender rhodes, DX-7, Mini Moog, Fairlight CMI, Rhythm Machine
Daniel Ponce Percussion, Bata
Foday Musa Suso Synthesizer
Henry Kaiser Guitar
Bill Laswell Bass, Electric Bass
Wayne Shorter Lyre
Toshinori Kondo Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Michael Beinhorn Synthesizer, Drums, Keyboards, Electronic Drums, Memory Moog, Mini Moog, Prophet 5, Shortwave Radio
Pete Cosey Guitar
Aiyb Dieng Drums, Bells
Hamid Drake Cymbals
Sly Dunbar Percussion, Bongos, Drums
Anton Fier Drums
Bernard Fowler Vocals, Background Vocals
Grandmixer D.ST Turntables, Vocals, Background Vocals, Voices
Nicky Skopelitis Guitar, Background Vocals
Rob Stevens Synthesizer
Roger Trilling Background Vocals
Dwight Jackson Jr. Vocals
Willie Alexander Synthesizer
DJ Chroma Moog Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Martin Bisi Engineer
Material Producer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Bob Belden Reissue Producer, Interviewer
Herbie Hancock Composer, Sound Effects, Producer
Bill Laswell Composer, Producer
Michael Beinhorn Composer, Programming, Dmx
Bryan Bell Engineer
Dave Jerden Engineer
Mike Krowiak Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Billy Youdelman Engineer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Ari Kast Packaging Manager
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cutting

    Herbie Hancock and Bill Laswell were both on the cutting edge of the electronic age when this album was released. Herbie stayed ahead of the game by creating and customizing his own synthesizers, while Bill Laswell became the ultimate sound designer/producer. I would advise those who love industrial and electronic music to review Herbie Hancock's "Future Shock Quadrilogy", for a good lesson.

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