Intelligentsia

Originally from space, MIRAI ('Future Boy') is the founder of the neo-futurist network INTELLIGENTSIA - its prime directive to bring together artists on the vanguard, with an amalgamation of innovative philosophy & positive future. Mirai spent his teens designing video games in the U.K, released over 10 titles from age 14 onwards, & then moved onto music, video & fashion during the growth of the rave culture, where he began to group in numerous members into his unit. Their first gig was in Camden Palace, London in 91, and have done over 50 live events since, including the Interactive Live Show with Susumu Hirasawa (P-Model), The Future of Music (Denmark), & festivals Alfa Centauri / E-LIVE (Netherlands) & Emotions (Belgium). From '95 he relocated to Tokyo, writing soundtracks for Japanese video games, club mixes, & national TV & radio, with music pressed to over 250,000 units. Mirai has been a video game character & model, co-hosted a one year Electronic Music radio show, written for 'Keyboard', has done various media spots and thru 2 decades of Intelligentsia has teamed up with a motley bag of musicians and artists, always pushing against the status quo. In Japan he had a political party named after him, was the first person to perform a techno live using a mobile phone, & was voted top Tomb Raider level designer. Mirai's portfolio features the global project WorldWideKind, new music devices such as the Body-Drum & the Gypsy-Midi Exo-skeleton, digital content for celebrities Uri Geller, Morley Robertson (J-Wave Radio), Kenso Kato & for companies ASCII/Enterbrain, Enix, Arkaos VJ, BeMobile Germany, & Yamaha Music corp. With the founding of EARTH ACADEMY RECORDS [E.A.R.] in London, watch this space for a slew of new projects via the ongoing galactic coalition!
Intelligentsia
Astromill - Method to my Madness

Artists: Astromill
P: 2008
If you are into melodic, infectious, synth-pop from the very top drawer then this is for you!
The album opens with 'No Promises' which is based on a lilting electronic beat and quite whimsical lyrics which get (as with many of the vocals on the album) the vocoder-type treatment. As an opener it certainly gets the interest sparked, but it doesn't quite prepare you for the brilliance to come. I can't quite decide between tracks 2 or 3 as my favourites. Either way, they are both sensational, and in isolation would make this a "must buy". 'All the Same' has more completely superb treated vocals, the electronic rhythmics are great, but the hook is the infectious nature of every nook and cranny. It's such a finely crafted slab of synth-pop, I can't get it out of my head! There seems to be only antidote, play the next track! How to describe 'Control-Alt-Delete'? "WOW" seems the only way! A sensational electro-beat gets proceedings underway, then sumptuous synth lines pick out a killer riff. Then the vocals, which are totally magnificent, are added to the mix - heavily treated in so many different ways. So infectious that it should only be handled in sterilised conditions. About the only way to top it is you listen to it with the accompanying video (look on youtube) which paints a cutting-edge CG backdrop to this awesome track. Totally top drawer, if I hear two better back-to-back tracks this year I'll be very surprised.
But we're only at track 4 and next is 'Cold in the Middle' which opens a bit like a Beatles song! More great vocals, pleasing melody, a real grower. There are a couple of purely instrumental pieces on this album, and the next track 'Ice Station Zebra' is one of them. It builds purposely as insistent electro-patterns twist and turn, the percussive beat building in definition. Then it gets stripped down to ambience before being re-constructed. The approach is often "less is more" and the subtlety is impressive Next is the title track which is a real grower. Yes, there are more great vocals, yes there are more superb lilting electronic beats. Throw in a Numan-style synth riff, and this listener is in heaven. Brilliant.
The quality continues with 'Tea In China'. Downbeat, melodic, infectious (yes I know I keep using this word, but it really is!). A short piano riff plays with the different elements; lots of electronic effects keep you guessing. 'Spin Cycle' is the most "electronic" piece on offer, an instrumental which slowly develops on expert sequence lines. The beat is a killer, the quirky electronics very entertaining, but somehow the purely instrumental tracks don't quite match the quality of the vocal ones. 'Changed Man' lacks some of the infection of its siblings but is still a great slab of synth-pop, more "in yer face" vocals and grungy style rhythmics-with-attitude. The album signs off on another high both in terms of quality and fun-factor. It's 'All Been Done Before' it may very well have been, but when it's this good I really don't care! The vocal hook is great, the synth lines rasp and cajole, the rhythm picks you up. Superb.
 What transcends this album to greatness is the way many of the tracks burrow into the brain and take up residence.
"This album is absolutely amazing! You know, it\'s so well done, it puts me in a trance. Especially No Promises. That song is soo lovely, it soothes my soul. Seriously, don\'t miss out on this excellent music."


14,90 EUR
 
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Intelligentsia + Victor Cerullo - The Signal to Off World

Artists: Intelligentsia + Victor Cerullo
P: 199
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Limited CD single collaboration between Intelligentsia (UK/Japan) & Victor Cerullo (Italy). Hi-Energy, positive electronica & space music themes.Both 'The Signal' and 'Offworld' have been popular hit electronica themes for those who love inspirational instrumental SPACE music.
The fast track is in the style of Jarres melodic tunes.

9,90 EUR
 
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Intelligentsia - Civilizations

Artists: Intelligentsia
P: 2003
"CIVILIZATIONS" is an Epic Space Opera created over 3 years, that takes you on a voyage across the universe and back. Played in various acts, Act.1 starts with the STARSHIP ANDROMEDA in SPACEDOCK, the Sun rays enveloping our world in EARTHRISE. The journey then begins as you move across the galaxy, past all the familiar planets, and enter the BLACKHOLE on the galaxies edge. Blasting through the INTERSTELLA highways you reach the other side, and the exploration of the wondrous BRAVE NEW WORLDS begins in Act 2. As you TOUCHDOWN on the surface of NEW CIVILIZATIONS the music takes you through a journey of mythical landscapes and imaginary TYPE 3 class planets. Act.3 ends back on Earth, inside the immense Astro-Dome, where races of all nations celebrate the ships return. "CIVILIZATIONS" ponders what lies beyond our TYPE ZERO class planet. What comes next? is this the END OF CIVILIZATION?

16,80 EUR
 
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Intelligentsia - Federation

Artists: Intelligentsia
P: 1998

"FEDERATION" is the debut album of Intelligentsia, unlike their 2nd opera themed album "Civilizations", Federation is a mix down of various works at the start of their music career. A culmination of futuristic audio landscapes across various genres of electronica (ambient, industrial, techno-pop, space etc.). It features William Gibson (Cyberpunk originator) and Kenso Kato (multimedia Tv star in Tokyo). Federation plays on various concepts of multi-spacial and multi-racial interplanetary alien groups. The front cover artwork was specially drawn by a Japanese manga artist.

15,90 EUR
 
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Intelligentsia - Federation Remixed

Artists: Intelligentsia
P: 2007
"FEDERATION" is the debut album of Intelligentsia, unlike their 2nd opera themed album "Civilizations", Federation is a mix down of various works at the start of their music career. A culmination of futuristic audio landscapes across various genres of electronica (ambient, industrial, techno-pop, space etc.). It features William Gibson (Cyberpunk originator) and Kenso Kato (multimedia Tv star in Tokyo). Federation plays on various concepts of multi-spacial and multi-racial interplanetary alien groups. The front cover artwork was specially drawn by a Japanese manga artist. This second version is a
myriad of remixes, remasters, revamps & live material from Intelligentsia's album "FEDERATION". Down-tempo ambient to up-tempo electronica, all with a space aged futurist edge. Live material recorded in Tokyo, Japan.

14,90 EUR
 
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Intelligentsia - The Other Side of the Screen

Artists: Intelligentsia
P: 2007
Here we have a newly re-mastered (2007) collection of the "best of" soundtrack works from Intelligentsia. Composed from 1996 to 2001. Available digitally here for the first time for Europe and US. Sales of this music amounted to over 200,000 units in Japan. The music is their usual style, with a touch of Andy Pickford and Bekki Williams.

14,90 EUR
 
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Jean Michel Jarre - Jarre Forever

Artist: Jean Michel Jarre
P: 2002   
This is a tribute CD, made in Norway.

Here the lst copy!

55,00 EUR
 
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V/A - World Wide Kind

Artist: Ron Boots, Intelligentsia, Pickford,
Gruberski, Cerullo u.a.

P: 2000
This is a collection made by Ron Boots and Intelliegtsia with new tracks by known and new artists.

 

16,80 EUR
 
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