Alec Empire ‎– Generation Star Wars

Mille Plateaux ‎– MP CD 11
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Instruments used on this album: TR-808, Akai S-1100, SH-101, Boss Pitch Delay.
All tracks were recorded at Empire Studios, Berlin, 6.12.-10.12.1994 except "N.Y. Summer", recorded in N.Y. 13.6.1994


This is the first version of the release, displaying Stormtroopers with swastikas on their helmets printed on the inlay. It was repressed containing censored artwork without the swastikas due to a ban in Germany.

"N.Y.-Summer II" is listed as track 12 of 14 tracks on the cover, although it does not actually appear on the CD.
Track 5 is misspelled as "Sonyprotitutes".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 718750 066121
  • Matrix / Runout: BOD EFA 00661

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MP LP 11 Alec Empire Generation Star Wars(2xLP, Album) Mille Plateaux MP LP 11 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
GEIST009CD Alec Empire Generation Star Wars(13xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Geist Records GEIST009CD US Unknown
GEIST 009CD, GEIST009CD Alec Empire Generation Star Wars(CD, Album, RE) Geist Records, Geist Records GEIST 009CD, GEIST009CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
MP CD 11 Alec Empire Generation Star Wars(CD, Album, RP) Mille Plateaux MP CD 11 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
MP CD 11 Alec Empire Generation Star Wars(CD, Album, RP) Mille Plateaux MP CD 11 Germany 1994 Sell This Version


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November 27, 2003

Most people say that this is Alec Empire's best album ­ Hard industrial rhythms with beautiful and melancholic string arrangements. This is intense. This can only come from Berlin! And only out of one mind!!! The original vinyl version on Mille Plateaux contained very controversial artwork ­-- an army of Star Wars storm troopers with Swastikas on their foreheads, it showed Alec in a Luke Skywalker/Han Solo type of way next to R2D2 and C3PO as the rebel, and a big statement "Fight The Imperial Forces!" Only a few hundred copies went out, before it got censored. (There is a German law that forbids the use of the Swastika ­ even if it is used in an anti-fascist context. Last time it was applied was for The Residents Third Reich 'n' Roll album.) So after that the 12"s and CDs were released with the swastikas erased... until the 5 year contract was up...
Now the music is available again on Geist Records with all the Star Wars images completely removed and just a black cover (no more X-Wing cover, droids, stormtroopers, etc...



April 8, 2002
Somewhere in deep space, endless width,... all you can get is static noise and variations of the same musical rhythm. Radio noises are interferring the receivers ...but slowly there appears a giant string-sound out of the static, a deep peace took place, until suddenly ( after a few minutes) a nervous hihat-thunder breaks the silence, it becames bigger and mounts in an amazing industrial-breakbeat-attack.
Alec Empire, mastermind of ATR and passionated cyberpunk follows his starwars-nerdism on dis record and upgrades himself as the young Luke Skywalker on the 12"-label.
Here the "Jabba the Hut" Orchestra plays toghether with the tiny beat of a Roland 606. Only with on Akai sampler, the Roland builded SH101, TB303, TR606 and a Boss Pitch Delay effect, Alec Empire creates a strong phuture athmosphere like a film score with no film..
Test the track: Blutrote nacht über Berlin !!! (a musical vision of a drug overload in hong kong)