Alec Empire ‎– The Geist Of Alec Empire

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Compilation of material previously released on Mille Plateaux, reset into the new context of Geist Records.

Tracks 1-01, 1-08, 2-03, 2-07 and 3-04 from Low On Ice (The Iceland Sessions).
Tracks 1-05, 1-06, 1-07, 2-02, 3-05 and 3-06 from Hypermodern Jazz 2000.5.
Tracks 1-09, 2-04, 2-06, 3-01 and 3-03 from Limited Editions 1990-94.
Tracks 2-01, 2-05, 2-08, 2-09 and 2-10 from Generation Star Wars.
Tracks 3-07, 3-08 and 3-09 from Les Étoiles Des Filles Mortes.
Tracks 1-02 and 1-03 from Electric Ladyland (Electric Soul For Rebels).
Track 1-04 from Electric Ladyland II.
Tracks 1-10 and 1-11 from Electric Ladyland III (Electric Soul For Rebels).
Track 3-02 from "The Report" soundtrack.
Tracks 3-10, 3-11 and 3-12 were previously unreleased.

Track 1-01 is the video mix to the clip "Low On Ice".
Track 2-10 is a short edit.

© ℗ 1997 Geist Ltd.
Made in the UK

Delivered in a double jewel case with hard cardboard slipcase or in a budget plastic wallet with just the 3 CDs + booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 019148 614029

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GEIST 001 Alec Empire The Geist Of Alec Empire(33xFile, FLAC, Comp) Geist Records GEIST 001 UK Unknown
GEIST 001 Alec Empire The Geist Of Alec Empire(3xCD, Comp, Promo) Geist Records GEIST 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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molden

molden

September 4, 2016
To avoid any hassle one should know: the original CD release come either in a proper box or in a plastic sleeve with just a booklet.
Christopher_Jion

Christopher_Jion

March 21, 2011

This collection of tracks is pretty much absolutely perfect and totally unique. My only gripe with it at all is that I think "Microchipkinder" from Generation Star Wars should've been on here.
But even without it, this is a perfect collection of material from his 5 Mille Plateaux albums and various tracks from the Electric Ladyland compilations.
The highlight for me are the "Kick Some Soul" tracks. Gorgeous funky downtempo & breakbeats.

Also, the artwork/photography, & packaging fits the music perfectly. I could look though the booklet for hours and hours.
Everything has it's place and time, but it's a shame that we never get to see that P. Virus/Henni Hell kind of photography/artwork anymore. But I suppose that just make this piece even more special.

And as for the music, I think this was definitely Alec's greatest era. Whether it was this stuff or his DHR material, he was unstoppable and didn't produce one bad track in this time.