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Information Society

Information Society

Information Society

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  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.

Type: Album

Sampling: 44,1 kHz

Source: CD

Tracks: 10

Language: English

Total size: 100.54 Mb

Year: 1988

Total price: $1.20

Genres:


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Title
Price
Bitrate
Duration
Size
1
$0.12
320
04:36
10.53 Mb
2
$0.12
320
04:11
9.58 Mb
3
$0.12
320
03:42
8.47 Mb
4
$0.12
320
04:34
10.46 Mb
5
$0.12
320
05:03
11.56 Mb
6
$0.12
320
03:51
8.82 Mb
7
$0.12
320
04:13
9.66 Mb
8
$0.12
320
04:54
11.22 Mb
9
$0.12
320
07:42
17.63 Mb
10
$0.12
320
01:08
2.61 Mb


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Early on, Information Society was a genre-redefining act. Maybe they were early Electronica, maybe New Wave, maybe Synth Pop, maybe pop-rock, maybe just dance club, but at the time what really mattered was that they were different. The band would go through many changes over the course of their lifetime, but the one that achieved the most success, commercially speaking, was this one. Kurt Harland was the lead vocalist and worked in the samples, Paul Robb did keyboards and synthesizers, James Cassidy played bass guitar and keyboards, and Amanda Kramer also worked keyboards and synthesizes, in addition to doing a share of vocals on the album.

Nobody was doing what they were at their time, sampling Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and making a hit out of it, but that's what they did with On Your Mind (Pure Energy). The track opens with Dr. McCoy (DeForrest Kelley) dating "It's worked so far, but we're not or yet", in one of the first voice samplings to make the popular top five; the song would peak at number three, but would be a number one hit and spend thirty nine weeks on the dance charts. The song had several remixed versions that would get radio airplay, not completely unheard of, but very unusual at the time. The song also had a very catchy hook and a strong chorus.

Walking Away also had some chart success, though not nearly as much as What's On Your Mind. This also featured some vocal sampling, and had more of a vocal hook in the chorus than an instrumental one. Info Society were not a group to do things the Dane way twice, even on the same album, which in a large way is what made them so interesting on this album, but also made them disappear from the popular charts. Still, this album had some interesting tracks other than the two hits, making this a great party album for the time, one you could throw on and leave alone, assured you would get several great dance tracks, and no repetition (aside from the song Repetition).

Information Society's self-titled debut album was very unique at the time, and the catchy lead single got a lot of ears on the album. It was not a letdown, as the whole album is filled with creative, inspired Synth-pop. If you are a fan of Synth, this one will not let you down. If you are a fan of 80's dance music, this is required listening.

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