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act 195 · genetic selection · world of tomorrow · cd

tracklist:
1. the new order
2. epic dreams
3. the last days
4. a man and his droid
5. way of truth
6. dust devil
7. alive but lost
8. whispers in the dark
9. another world
10. endgame
11. brotherhood of steel
12. poisoned water
13. the beyond

two years have passed since genetic selection's last strike. the concept album "darwin's voyage" showcased the german oneman-project as an open-minded artist who is an explorer of new musical territories. futuristic sci-fi concepts combined with complex hard beats are his trademarks and these are further refined with "world of tomorrow".

on this album, g.s. combines heavy rhythms with his interpretation of various styles. hypnotic synth lines converge with pounding four to the floor sequences, symphonic choirs ('epic dreams'), disturbing shattered voice samples ('a man and his droid'), and electronic ambience ('whispers in the dark'). all of this (and more) is welded together with straight but well elaborated drumwork (and breakbeats). in short, a varied sound journey can be found within a "world of tomorrow". for instance, in 'brotherhood of steel', g.s. presents a dance track with vocals that could turn a discotheque into a starlight casino.

another great album by a real starship trooper who is back to squash some more bugs!

discography 04.2007:
world of tomorrow. cd. ant-zen act195. 2007
darwin's voyage. cd. ant-zen act185. 2005
orbital ground attack. cd. ant-zen act165. 2004
first contact ep. cd-r. genetic selection. 2003

genetic selection websites:
www.genetic-selection.com
www.myspace.com/geneticselection

reviews:

gothtronic
this third cd of genetic selection continues the development into a more complex industrial-technosound, that had already been started with the previous album darwin's voyage. with this genetic selection incorporates on world of tomorrow more musical influences than before. the atmosphere still is predominantly phuturistic and sci-fi oriented with techno-industrial beats, breakbeats and compelx drum patterns and percussion as main ingredients, supplemented with influences from ambient ('whispers in the dark'), industrial flavoured electro ('a man and his droid', 'dust devil') and classical choir music ('epic dreams'). 'brotherhood of steel' is an industrial-electro track with vocals that is pretty accessible and club centered for genetic selection standards and could very well become a hit on the dancefloor. world of tomorrow can be an album that is a bit hard to comprehend at first listen, yet it is worth the effort to give it some more time. it is the best album of genetic selection so far. (teknoir)

vital weekly 577
this is industrial simplicity in its purest form. german industrial-artist boris kasper, impressed with his debut album "orbital ground attack" released on ant-zen recordings back in 2004. with this third album, genetic selection continues in the fast lane of full-throttle distorted beats with atmospheric soundscapes in the sub-levels. the rhythm textures are the main ingredient on the album, quite often with touches of early ebm-expressions transformed into 21st century industrial attack. expressively the album ranges from deep and emotional trancelike tracks ("alive but lost", "poisoned water", "the beyond") to the more straight vocal-based "slap in your face"-tracks ("a man and his droid", "endgame"). most tracks carries some remarkable hypnotic trance-elements swirling inside technoid sounds and beats, making "world of tomorrow" an awesome album for the club-scene. despite the album's screaming for some physical performance of the consumer, "world of tomorrow" also works well in the state of more passive listening. "orbital ground attack" was an impressive debut by genetic selectino but "world of tomorrow" is even better. power industrial par excellence! (nm)

der medienkonverter
das ein-mann-projekt genetic selection hat sich voll und ganz dem thema zukunft verschrieben. boris kasper, der visionär hinter genetic selection, interpretiert seine phantasien in science-fiction-manier. klar, dass die eroberung des weltraums eine rolle spielt, die, wie auf seinem letzten konzeptalbum "darwin's voyage", auch im kampf mit einem alien münden kann. zwei jahre danach sind seine visionen noch genau so düster. nur das thema ist dieses mal wieder weiter gefasst, wie der titel "world of tomorrow" bereits ankündigt. genetic selection weitet aber neben dem offeneren thema auch seine musikalischen grenzen aus. eine entwicklung, die über seine drei alben bei ant-zen stetig gewachsen ist. die grundsätzliche struktur seiner musik besteht immer noch aus industrial und tanzbaren rhythmen, aber der tenor wechselt von song zu song. atmosphärische passagen, dunkle synthies, chöre, sprachsamples und natürlich der stampfende beat, der bisweilen sogar in breakbeat-gefilde abwandert, machen "world of tomorrow" zum bisher spannendsten und abwechslungsreichsten genetic-selection-album. zwischendurch nimmt boris kasper auch mal das tempo heraus, erzeugt mit düsteren melodien eine sphärische stimmung und katapultiert den hörer in eine zukunft, von der sich mehr als nur erahnen lässt, dass sie nicht allzu rosig ausfallen wird. genetic selection hat einen gewaltigen sprung nach vorn gemacht. gerade die stilistische erweiterung der musik überrascht mehr als einmal. der gesang bei "brotherhood of steel" überrumpelt einen dennoch. auch diese tief greifende änderung meistert boris kasper, als ob es eine kleinigkeit wäre. mit diesem album dürfte sich genetic selection nun endlich mehr aufmerksamkeit erspielen, denn die hat "world of tomorrow" mehr als verdient. (veit)

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