Jedi Knights ‎– New School Science

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Tracklist

1 May The Funk Be With You 8:20
2 Noddy Holder 7:42
3 One For M.A.W. 8:30
4 Science Friction 10:49
5 The Truth 4:28
6 Lessons 2:34
7 Air Drums From Outer Bongolia 3:26
8 Dances Of The Naughty Knights 4:39
9 Human Blancmange 9:04
10 Solina (The Ascension) 11:04
11 Afterlife 3:14

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P Universal Language Productions Ltd 1996
C Universal Language Productions Ltd 1996

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5021904028223
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LA41
  • Matrix / Runout: DISKXPRESS EV0042CD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EVO042 Jedi Knights New School Science(2x12", Album) Evolution (17) EVO042 UK 1996 Sell This Version
EVO042 Jedi Knights New School Science(2xLP, Album, Sto) Evolution (17) EVO042 UK 1996 Sell This Version
EVO042PCD Jedi Knights New School Science(CD, Album, Promo) Evolution (17) EVO042PCD UK 1996 Sell This Version

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aerielist

aerielist

September 24, 2016
Solina (The Ascension) samples Herbie Hancock - Rain dance :)
spunkmeister

spunkmeister

July 10, 2011
Noddy Holder samples Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
kentandrew

kentandrew

April 28, 2011

The line in spanish is, "la fuerza esta su contigo (may the force be with you)." Ultra-definitive of refined hi-tech electro after the cheesy electro fad in the 80's, nothing was cooler than a non-melodic break-dance tune that updated that old-skool bad-boy feel with a geeky galaxy war ethos. However, album owners know that "Solina (The Ascension)," reaches the jungle high only experienced by those with the desire to explore unknown aspects of slick music with a funky groove. While this may not be a very wise direction to take for composers because electro is a narrow sub-genre, and while the concept is low on originality, techno in general is just an effective utilization of existing equipment to produce fun that appeals to the public so it is a manifest destiny.
JonnieDarko

JonnieDarko

May 1, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Having possessed this album on initial release 10 years ago(WOW!!),it still stands as one of my favourites. Playful tracks like 'May The Funk be With you'& 'Noddy Holder'(also featuring on ColdCut's 70 Mins of Madness!) deep house Funk,you know the score brothers & sisters!!....It segues along like a playful journey in 'Space Funk'(if there was a term!!)...& then towards the end,becomes a serious & more familiar approach by these two geniuses..Ambient/Funk Bliss with 'Solina' & 'Human blancmange'..also check 'Afterlife'..the last track.You will be whisked away with sonic objects of desire....Send away for the T-Shirt as well(if you can)...Very cool!
jet

jet

February 15, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

For all the talk at the time of how this was tongue in cheek and a good giggle, over time the music is seeming more and more cool, to the point of sterility. 'New School Science' doesn't fit with the futurist Detroit styles of acts like Drexciya, nor with the full-blown electro-funk revival that's taken place since the album was released... which I guess means it is its own thing, but whether or not the results are enjoyable is questionable. In my opinion the conscious novelty samples from X-Files, Monty Python, and Beat Street all seem quite at odds with the total lack of melody throughout. 80s space invaders noises have lost their kitsch value - they're totally acceptable again. If it were made now there'd be rude 'Smurf' style synth leads all over the place.
magnetisch

magnetisch

May 5, 2003

''We are the knights who say NI!! A rare Global Communication album under the alias Jedi Knights. Deleted because Tom and Mark used (nicked) the Jedi Knight name, invented by George Lucas (Star Wars) and they were not permitted to do so..
Tongue in Cheek neo-electro with a Global Communication touch.. I have searched this album for years and finally bought it at Ebay.
Some tracks are re-released on the Jedi Selector, released several years later.
DJPASQUEZ

DJPASQUEZ

June 20, 2002
'New School Science' ushered in the era of the kitschy remembrance of swing past with a collection of tracks that a shell-toed Monty Python would have made. Heralding the retro-electro movement, this album looked back to the days when technology was silly and charming, not threatening.
mas_cosas

mas_cosas

February 14, 2002

If Science Friction sounds familiar, it's because you've heard it before. It's 7:39 (Link And E621 Appliance Of Science Mix) from the second 12" of Global Communication's Maiden Voyage ep under a different name. But no less good.