Fantasy Machine ‎– Fantasy Machines

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WES-22175 Fantasy Machine Fantasy Machines(12") West End Records WES-22175 US 1984 Sell This Version
WES-DJ-22175 Fantasy Machine Fantasy Machines(12", Promo) West End Records WES-DJ-22175 US 1984 Sell This Version
WES-DJ-22175 Fantasy Machine Fantasy Machines(12", Promo) West End Records WES-DJ-22175 US 1984 Sell This Version
WES DJ 22175 Fantasy Machine Fantasy Machines(12", S/Sided, TP) West End Records WES DJ 22175 US 1984 Sell This Version

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defendergroove

defendergroove

May 28, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Fantasy Machines, 12", WES-22175

very cool record of 1984 Electro rap, underated in my opinion. Igive 5 of 5 points for this one.
Especially the B Side i like a lot.
Media-Rite

Media-Rite

February 10, 2011
referencing Fantasy Machines, 12", WES-22175
Top notch electro rap 12" .... from the Lee Perry-ish super stereo panned vocal sample intro on through all 6 more minutes of artificial intelligence. Records like this are a reason to believe time travel is possible. So futuristic! As the mix thins and the rap begins we are greeted with:
"Radio and video, from satellites in space... There's a whole new technology, behind the human race".... "Computers in our homes, at our jobs and in our cars.... When THE MEEK INHERIT THE EARTH, WE'LL BE GOING TO THE STARS!"

Not bad for 1984!

Speaks also of: pay to view TV .... "genetic engineering...to improve the human mold"... cell phones..."hi tech surveillance, on the streets and in the stores..."

Even if you can't get with the lyrics, the electronics are superb ~ synth drops sound like liquid space ships splashing electromagnetic therapy. The handclaps pop off over 808s and 909s and hey, we even get a sax solo pushing out the last minute or so.

But I think anyone who paid attention to these lyrics would be a bit fascinated to say the least. Were these guys RAND / CIA agents by day, rappers by night? WOW.
moogacid

moogacid

August 3, 2010
referencing Fantasy Machines, 12", WES-22175
lush tune...futuristic electro funk rap, with crazy synth FX, nice fat jazzy chords and endearingly out-of-tune soulful singing [about fantasy machines]