Hypermodern Jazz 2000.5

Hypermodern Jazz 2000.5 (usually shortened to Hypermodern Jazz) is a studio album by German musician Alec Empire. It was released in 1996. It was Empire's fourth full-length solo album, his fourth release for the Mille Plateaux label, and the first of three albums he released in the same year. The Destroyer was released on DHR the following June and Les Étoiles des Filles Mortes, also for Mille Plateaux, in November.

Hypermodern Jazz 2000.5
Studio album by
Alec Empire
ReleasedApril 1, 1996
RecordedJanuary 1996
GenreExperimental, IDM, nu-jazz, Breakbeat
LabelMille Plateaux
ProducerAlec Empire
Alec Empire chronology
Low on Ice
Hypermodern Jazz 2000.5
The Destroyer
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As its title suggests, the record exhibits an experimental approach to jazz, utilising electronics and synthesizers.

Track listing

1."Walk the Apocalypse"5:12
2."God Told Me How to Kiss"5:12
3."Get Some"5:40
4."I'm Gonna Die If I Fall Asleep Again"5:22
5."The Unknown Stepdancer"1:32
6."Chilling Through the Lives"5:01
7."Many Bars and No Money"6:01
8."My Funk is Useless"5:43
9."Slowly Falling in Love"4:20
10."Dreaming is a Form of Astrotravel"4:17


  1. Bush, John. "Alec Empire - Hypermodern Jazz 2000.5". allmusic.com. Allmusic Guide. Retrieved 2017-10-12.
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