More Jules Verne than Toffler, Liaisons Dangereuses' designs on tomorrow must have appealed just as much to Derrick May and Carl Craig. Or maybe it was their subversive nature-implant a kernel of chaos into otherwise quantized funk. In 1981, there weren't too many others making machines swing as hard as they do on "Peut Etre Pas" or "Los Ninos Del Parque." Except for Kraftwerk, of course. With all the reference and reverence of them, it would be easy to pass up a project such as Liaisons Dangereuses. This long overdue history lesson should seed some exciting new futures.