Alec Empire ‘s space jazz album was released in early 1996 on the Frankfurt based Mille Plateaux label.
“ALEC EMPIRE - HYPERMODERN JAZZ 2000.5
Recorded in 1995 Alec Empire’s jazz album and his most successful one of the Mille Plateaux series. Space Jazz.
Often gets compared to Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis when they started using synths in the late 60’s, early 70’s.
The weird thing is that Alec at that point in his life had only heard Charlie Parker’s 40’s Bebop.”
Quote from the iTunes review section:
“For Hypermodern Jazz 2000.5, Empire varied the beats but rarely invoked the extreme tempo changes which characterized other material. The result is an interesting fusion of techno and jazz, often touching on electro, downtempo breakbeat and acid. “God Told Me How to Kiss” and “Unknown Stepdancer” are two highlights.”