Herbie Hancock – Future Shock (1983/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Herbie Hancock – Future Shock (1983/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 43:57 minutes | 894 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

“Future Shock” is pianist Herbie Hancock’s thirty-fifth album and a million-selling Platinum-certified disc. It was Hancock’s first release from his electro-funk era and an early example of instrumental hip hop. Much of the album was initially composed by the team of avant-garde bassist and record producer Bill Laswell, and keyboardist and producer Michael Beinhorn, and played on tour by their group Material in 1982.

Herbie Hancock completely overhauled his sound and conquered MTV with his most radical step forward since the sextet days. He brought in Bill Laswell of Material as producer, along with Grand Mixer D.ST on turntables — and the immediate result was “Rockit,” which makes quite a post-industrial metallic racket. Frankly, the whole record is an enigma; for all of its dehumanized, mechanized textures and rigid rhythms, it has a vitality and sense of humor that make it difficult to turn off. Moreover, Herbie can’t help but inject a subversive funk element when he comps along to the techno beat — and yes, some real, honest-to-goodness jazz licks on a grand piano show up in the middle of “Auto Drive.” ~ Richard S. Ginell

01 – Rockit
02 – Future Shock
03 – TFS
04 – Earth Beat
05 – Autodrive
06 – Rough
07 – Mega Mix (Includes: Rockit, Autodrive, Future Shock, TFS, Rough, & Chameleon) [Bonus Track]

Produced by Material & Herbie Hancock.
Digitally Remastered.

Herbie Hancock – piano, synthesizer, Fairlight CMI, keyboards
Bill Laswell – electric bass
D.S.T. – turntables, “FX”
Pete Cosey – electric guitar
Michael Beinhorn – keyboards
Daniel Poncé – percussion
Sly Dunbar – drums, percussion
Dwight Jackson Jr. – lead vocals on “Future Shock”
Lamar Wright – lead vocals on “Rough”