Founder and composer MIRAI with Opera vocalist BRONWEN STEPHENS combine layers of electronic sound with a soaring vocal range with the aim to re-animate the machine dominated world of electronica with a body of next generation, attention-grabbing work, designed for live performance. The sound of Intelligentsia explores the amalgamation of organic vocal and synthetic other-worldy sounds while drawing on the rich history of opera and world music - with Bron singing in Latin, German, English, Japanese and Italian. In their high energy live performances, Mirai utilises his custom-built tactile synthesizers and other cutting edge musical technology to transform their complex compositions into tangible, personal experiences.
Badlands (CD - EP)
INTELLIGENTSIA splice a futuristic sound with a soaring Opera vocal range, re-animating the machine dominated world of electro with a body of attention-grabbing work designed for live performance.
"WOW! Majestic and Magical! Intelligentsia produces classic opera pieces that reverberate with a sonorous musical magic and a message of our interconnectedness." - Brad Acker, USA
Music For Motherships (CD)
Predating the movie 'Prometheus' by 2 years, Intelligentsia beamed down with the deep space album, MUSIC FOR MOTHERSHIPS, dazzling us with a most 'unearthly' work to date.
As recommended by Matt Black (Cold Cut) and Ian Russell (the Bubble Man)
"The concept behind 'Music for Motherships' was to create a soundscape devoid of any real structure or quantization - a completely free-flow stream of consciousness. One day was set to write each piece simply to press record and hear what happens - with the first take being the finalized track. The result is something to put on in the background but not focused on - to enable you to switch off, meditate, and phase out of reality. Perhaps to imagine the internal echoes of Star-ships and their machines humming to themselves in the darkness, or the Universe viewed from portals, spliced with the ambient sound of solitude during a long haul across space. At the very least its somewhere some of us hope to be in the not too distant future." - MIRAI
An interplanetary journey in sound powered only by analogue synthesisers and spacefaring musical guests.
COSMONAUT guests include: Morley Robertson on SERGE, Ms. Hypnotique on THEREMIN, James Munro on SYNTHEX and VP330 Vocoder and Christopher J Wray on PROPHET 600.
Century 21 (Album)
The years are 1990 - 1995! Intelligentsia's early works during the time the band was first formed (their arrival on the planet was in the guise of space aliens!) The music was very raw, manic, up tempo and with sample-heavy space and metaphysical themes. You can hear their gradual move away from very rudimentary low grade music equipment (depending on each studio set up and location) to our more sophisticated music today. Intelligentsia mostly gigged around techno clubs in London during the birth of the Rave Culture, including Camden Palace, The Rocket, Club UK, Powerhaus and the Brain Club (Leicester Square). This album is a selection from the 50 or so tracks written during that particular 5 year period.
Band members and collaborators: Akiko, Rik Rob, Mark Fitt (XtremeXS), Neon and Naoki Robot.
An 18 track ambient trip through deep space, surreal soundscapes and film score. Featuring new music, unreleased tracks and alternative mixes of past works compiled into a one hour mega mix of spaced out down tempo electronica.
Badlands Remix (EP)
Intelligentsia's Electro-Opera revisited features a brand new, lengthy and experimental remix of BADLANDS (Defunct and Destroyed Remix) using the latest audio gadgets. Included is the single remix of INTERSTELLA - the popular Sci-Fi deep space track that predated the movie version, while you have the instrumental high cultured Film music of EARTHLING and dreamy LOVE HEROINE, here released in its original Japanese production.
The Other Side of the Screen
A curated compilation of the "best of" game soundtrack works from Intelligentsia, "The Other Side of the Screen" features much loved tracks such as PARTHENON, and music currently used on the latest RPG MAKER game via the online STEAM store. Composed between 1996 to 2000, sales of this music amounted to over 200,000 units in Japan, Europe and USA. Includes the previously unreleased bonus track 'OLMEDRECA'
The Tomorrow People (Album)
“THE TOMORROW PEOPLE” is an album that has been slowly building in different studios in Japan and the UK. This is a Pre-Studio release in its unfinished form before remastering for a future release.
The theme of the album started from and is based on the birth of the Internet and the attributes of our ever increasing connected planet. It begins with “A global village linked together by electricity and light” and then precedes to globe trot around the world with tracks like “BUNJALUNG” (Oceania), “CHIKAMICHI” (Asia), “DARK ANGEL” (Europe) and SUNBEAM” (America). With its global outlook the atmosphere is predominantly optimistic, celebratory and hopefully an emotionally positive experience for the listener.