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Laserdance - Future Generation

Laserdance - Future Generation

Label: ZXY 9027
Year: 1985
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Playlist

1. Powerrun - 4.37
2. Humanoid Invasion - 5.01
3. Space Dance - 4.50
4. Goody´s Return - 5.13
5. Future Generation - 4.29
6. Digital Dream - 4.50
7. Fear - 5.30
8. Laser Fear - 4.59
9. Fear (Remix) - Bonus Track - 6.40

All tracks composed and arranged by Michiel van der Kuy.
Produced by Erik van Vliet and Michiel van der Kuy.
Executive produced by Erik van Vliet.

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Here we have a true classic, the first Laserdance album ever. It was composed by Michiel van der Kuy and produced by van der Kuy and Erik van Vliet.
Everyone knows 'Power Run', right? A brilliant tune that has some wonderful vocoder singing. 'Humanoid Invasion' is another LD classic.
I just love that part at 1.25. "Uuh"! 'Space Dance' is okay, but I don't find it very intersting. Onto 'Goody's Return' and 'Future Generation'where we are off to the good old Laserdance sound. Crispy basslines, vocoders, synthchords, Linn Drums, analog pads, bright bells.. it's all there!
'Digital Dream' is one of my favorite spacesynth tracks ever. It's so wonderful that I just want to dream... It even has some real singing. No idea what the lyrics are though.
'Fear' has never been my faves although it's quite typical Laserdance. There's something that annoys me.. don't know what exactly.
'Laser Fear' however is one of the best "ambient" tracks by Laserdance. Those futuristic chords are soooo great.
Like said, Future Generation is a classic. It's timeless. This is where it all started.

Rating: 8.5/10
Lauri Turjansalo

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The first album and still the best one if you ask me. Powerrun and Fear are totally my songs, they are the typical Laserdance-sound.
Also if you compare it to the previously released 12 inches Powerrun and Humanoid Invasion, you obviously can hear the diffirence in use of instruments, synths and effects.
All in all a great album that I bought on vinyl in 1985 and I will keep on playing it till I drop dead !!!

DJ Baco

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This is a great first album for Laserdance. Although I only discovered Laserdance recently --you can't buy their albums in Canada -- I would have been a fan from the beginning. I have always wondered why no band had ever thought to write synth music without relying on contrived vocals to sell their sound. Laserdance fills that void (even on tracks where they use vocals, the words are so worked over with a vocoder they are incomprehensible).
These early albums lack the heavy basslines to smoothly co-exist with modern-day tracks, but on their own are great to listen to. The tempo on this album is very quick and upbeat for the most part. Near the end of "Fear" it drops very suddenly into a soft ambient tone. These tracks are all very well written; there's no "filler".
My favourite is "Space Dance", which must have received a lot of dance club play because on this album the song actually begins about a minute before the track marker -- a personal pet peeve. I'm sure it's very convenient for club DJs, but what about those of us who aren't? In other words, if you have this CD on random play, track 2 will play "Humanoid Invasion" and the first minute of "Space Dance", then stop abruptly. The only way to listen to this album is end-to-end. Unless, like me, you care enough to edit the tracks and burn a new CD.

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