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Future Shock mixed by Philip Sherburne

Future Shock mixed by Philip Sherburne

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. Intro - Future Shock (1972, The Hafler Trio, Vibert/simmonds, Roswell Return, Caribou and more.

"This is one of the more schizophrenic mixes I've ever recorded, but that's appropriate, I suppose, given the subject matter. The introduction comes from the 1972 film adaptation of Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock, narrated by Orson Welles. I actually watched the film when I was still in grade school—just 12 or 13 years old, as I recall. I suppose some well-meaning teacher wanted to teach us to think critically about media and technology, but at that age, I remember feeling only baffled. Today, the film feels both comically dated and woefully prescient. That collision of sensations dictated the overall shape of the mix, which leans heavily
on broken-down techno and tangled retro-futurism. Instead of the streamlined designs and elegant circuitry that electronic music has supposedly promised, this mix is all about shuddering gears and time out of joint."