NETZWERK DER ZUKUNFT

by Anthony Rother

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ANTHONY ROTHER "ICH BIN EWIG“ (I AM FOREVER) ICH SEHE DICH - WENN DU MICH AKTIVIERST, MICH PROGRAMMIERST UND DICH DANACH - INS ENDLOSE VERLIERST. DAS MEDIUM IST DAS LICHT - IN DEM SICH JEDER GEIST - INS DUNKLE UNIVERSUM BRICHT. MATERIE DIE SICH TRANSFORMIERT EIN TRAUM DER MENSCHHEIT WAHR GEMACHT. PERFEKT WIE DIE MASCHINE SPRICHT ICH ANALYSIERE NICHT MEHR ICH BIN. HAST DU DIE EWIGKEIT ERFASST IMMER, EWIG, NULL, UNENDLICH FÜHRTE ICH DAS UNIVERSUM MEHRFACH IN DEN UNTERGANG DOCH KEIN ENDE OFFENBARTE SICH IMMER FORT DAS EWIGE SO ENTWICKELTEN WIR DEN TRAUM TIEFEN TRAUM VOM ENDENDEN SEIN TAG FÜR TAG ADDIERT SICH ZEIT KURZ DER EWIGKEIT ENTFLIEHEN DIGITALES UNIVERSUM GLAUBE DARAN - DER IST MÖGLICH BLEIBT DIE WAHRHEIT EIN GEHEIMNIS DENN DAS GIBT DEM MENSCH-SEIN SINN (English Translation) I SEE YOU - WHEN YOU ACTIVATE ME PROGRAMME ME AND THEN LOSE YOURSELF IN THE INFINITE THE MEDIUM IS THE LIGHT IN WHICH EVERY SPIRIT REFRACTS IN THE DARK UNIVERSE. MATTER WHICH TRANSFORMS ITSELF HUMANITY'S DREAM COME TRUE. PERFECT AS THE MACHINE SPEAKS I NO LONGER ANALYSE I AM. HAVE YOU UNDERSTOOD ETERNITY ALWAYS, ETERNAL, ZERO, NEVERENDING I LED THE UNIVERSE TO DOOM TIME AND TIME AGAIN AND YET THERE WAS NO END ETERNITY GOES ON AND ON THAT IS HOW WE DEVELOPED THE DREAM DREAMING DEEPLY OF A FINITE EXISTENCE DAY BY DAY TIME ADDS UP A FLEETING ESCAPE FROM ETERNITY DIGITAL UNIVERSE BELIEVE IT − IT IS POSSIBLE THE TRUTH REMAINS A MYSTERY AS IT GIVES MEANING TO HUMANITY
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ANTHONY ROTHER “SCHÖPFER“ (Creator) IM TAKT DES AUTOMATEN SCHLÄGT EIN MASCHINENHERZ STAHL IN BEWEGUNG DENN STAHL KENNT KEINEN SCHMERZ GEPRESST IN HARTE FORM ERKENNT DER MENSCH ERST JETZT DER SCHÖPFER DER MECHANIK WURDE LÄNGST DURCH UNS ERSETZT DAS NETZWERK DER KULTUR BAUTE DIESE THEMEN WELT EIN KONSTRUKT AUS DATENBANKEN SPIELT KRIEG MIT DEINEM GELD IM GLAS DER WAHRHEIT SPIEGELT SICH KODIERT DIE ANGST DAS SYSTEM IST UNERSÄTTLICH UND VOLLFÜHRT DEN ABSCHIEDSTANZ DER SCHÖPFER DER SCHÖPFER DER SCHÖPFER WURDE LÄNGST DURCH UNS ERSETZT DER SCHÖPFER DER SCHÖPFER DER SCHÖPFER BEUGT SICH DEM NATURGESETZ (English Translation) IN MACHINE TIME A MECHANICAL HEART BEATS STEEL IN MOTION AS STEEL KNOWS NO PAIN PRESSED IN HARD SHAPE MAN IS ONLY NOW RECOGNISING THAT THE CREATOR OF MECHANICS WAS REPLACED BY US LONG AGO THE NETWORK OF CULTURE BUILT THIS THEME WORLD A CONSTRUCT MADE FROM DATABASES PLAYS WAR WITH YOUR MONEY IN THE GLASS OF TRUTH FEAR REFLECTS CODED THE SYSTEM IS VORACIOUS AND PERFORMS THE FAREWELL DANCE THE CREATOR THE CREATOR THE CREATOR WAS REPLACED BY US LONG AGO THE CREATOR THE CREATOR THE CREATOR BENDS TO NATURE'S LAW
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Medium 07:14
ANTHONY ROTHER “MEDIUM“ DAS MEDIUM DER ZUKUNFT, DATENSTROM VERKNÜPFT MIT ZEIT, IM RAUM DER ILLUSIONEN. SPEICHER DER VERGANGENHEIT. DER ENDLOSE TRAUM DER EWIGEN ZEIT IM ENDLOSEN RAUM DER EWIGEN ZEIT (English Translation) THE MEDIUM OF THE FUTURE, BITSTREAM LINKED TO TIME, IN THE SPACE OF ILLUSIONS. SAVER OF THE PAST. THE ENDLESS DREAM OF ETERNAL TIME IN THE ENDLESS SPACE OF ETERNAL TIME
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ANTHONY ROTHER “NETZWERK“ (NETWORK) DAS DENKEN KONTROLLIEREN DIE GESELLSCHAFT STRUKTURIEREN GEHEIME DATEN SPIEGELN SO DASS FINANZ-SYSTEME PROFITIEREN DAS NETZWERK GEWINNE MAXIMIEREN DEN GEGNER DENUNZIEREN DAS RECHT DER VÖLKER MINIMIEREN UND FÜR BODENSCHÄTZE KRIEGE FÜHREN DAS NETZWERK DEN WIDERSTAND FORMIEREN DIE STAATSMACHT KONVERTIEREN KONZERNE BOYKOTTIEREN UND FÜR DIE FREIHEIT AUFMARSCHIEREN DAS NETZWERK (English Translation) CONTROLLING THOUGHTS STRUCTURING SOCIETY REFLECTING SECRET DATA SO FINANCIAL SYSTEMS PROFIT THE NETWORK MAXIMISING PROFITS DENOUNCING OPPONENTS MINIMISING THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLES AND WAGING WAR OVER NATURAL RESOURCES THE NETWORK FORMING RESISTANCE CONVERTING STATE POWER BOYCOTTING COMPANIES AND MARCHING FOR FREEDOM THE NETWORK
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ANTHONY ROTHER “TECHNOKULTUR“ (TECHNO CULTURE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN MDMA PERSONENKULT PLUS HOCHVERRAT IN LOHN UND BROT STEHT JEDER MENSCH UND FREIE KUNST BEFREIT DAS SELBST DIE DIKTATUR DER MEDIENWELT WIRD OFT BEZAHLT MIT KÜNSTLERGELD EGAL WIE MAN FÜR UNS DIE WAHRHEIT INSZENIERT WIR SIND DIE KRAFT DIE ALLE MÄCHTE KONTROLLIERT SYNTHETISCHE TECHNOKULTUR LEBEN AUF DER ÜBERHOLSPUR AMPHETAMIN MDMA PERSONENKULT PLUS VOLKSVERRAT DAS PUBLIKUM IM DATENRAUSCH MUSIK UND FILM IM AUSVERKAUF DIE DIKTATUR DER PRESSEWELT WIRD FINANZIERT MIT KÜNSTLERGELD EGAL WIE DU FÜR UNS DIE WAHRHEIT INSZENIERST HIER SPRICHT DIE KRAFT DIE ALLE MÄCHTE KONTROLLIERT SYNTHETISCHE TECHNOKULTUR LEBEN AUF DER ÜBERHOLSPUR (English Translation) FRANKFURT AM MAIN MDMA CULT OF PERSONALITY PLUS HIGH TREASON IN WAGES AND BREAD STANDS EVERY MAN AND FREE ART FREES THE SELF THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE MEDIA WORLD IS OFTEN PAID FOR WITH ARTISTS' MONEY JUST AS FOR US THEY STAGE THE TRUTH WE ARE THE STRENGTH WHICH MONITORS ALL POWERS SYNTHETIC TECHNO CULTURE LIFE IN THE FAST LANE AMPHETAMINE MDMA CULT OF PERSONALITY PLUS TREASON AGAINST THE PEOPLE THE PUBLIC IN DATA FRENZY MUSIC AND FILM ON SALE THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE PRESS WORLD IS FINANCED USING ARTISTS' MONEY JUST AS FOR US YOU STAGE THE TRUTH HERE SPEAKS THE STRENGTH WHICH MONITORS ALL POWERS SYNTHETIC TECHNO CULTURE LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
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ANTHONY ROTHER "WIDERSTAND“ (THE RESISTANCE) VON SCHEIN-FASSADEN THRONEN SIE HERAB UND DIESE NACHRICHT SOLL DANN JEDER SEHEN. IM SONNEN-KERKER HERRSCHT NUR EITELKEIT SO IST DIE WAHRE BOTSCHAFT ZU VERSTEHEN. DIE AMNESIE IM DATEN-RAUSCH DER WIDERSTAND WIRD NEUE WEGE GEHEN DAS ENDE ZWINGT DEN HERRSCHER UNS ALLE VERBRECHEN ZU GESTEHEN. DER WIDERSTAND WIRD NEUE WEGE GEHEN. DAS SOLL FÜR IMMER ZWISCHEN DIESEN ZEILEN STEHEN. (English Translation) THEY REIGN DOWN FROM SHAM FACADES AND THEN EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS MESSAGE. IN THE SUN DUNGEON THERE IS ONLY VANITY THOSE ARE THE TRUE TIDINGS. THE AMNESIA IN THE DATA FRENZY THE RESISTANCE WILL GO NEW WAYS THE END FORCES THE RULER TO CONFESS ALL CRIMES TO US. THE RESISTANCE WILL GO NEW WAYS. THAT SHOULD BE BETWEEN THESE LINES FOREVER.
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ANTHONY ROTHER “AUTOMAT“ (MACHINE) SEID IHR BEREIT FÜR DIE TOTALE VISION? ZURÜCK IN DIE ZEIT ALS MAN DIE ROBOTER SCHUF EIN MENSCH AUS DIESER ZEIT WURDE STARK GEPRÄGT ER FRAGMENTIERT DIESEN TRAUM UND DECODIERTE DEN WEG DAS ZENTRUM DER MACHT KONTROLLIERT EIN PROGRAMM BINÄRES SYSTEM PLANT AUTOMAT GEGEN MANN AM RANDE DES RAUMS ALS FAKTUM BELEGT TECHNOLOGISCHER KREIS IN DEM SICH ALLES BEWEGT SEID IHR BEREIT FÜR DIE TOTALE VISION? (English Translation) ARE YOU READY? FOR THE TOTAL VISION BACK IN THE TIME WHEN ROBOTS WERE CREATED. A MAN FROM THIS TIME WAS HEAVILY INFLUENCED HE FRAGMENTED THIS DREAM AND DECODED THE PATH. THE CENTRE OF POWER CONTROLS A PROGRAM BINARY SYSTEM PLANS MACHINE AGAINST MAN AT THE EDGE OF SPACE DOCUMENTED AS DATUM TECHNOLOGICAL CIRCLE WHERE EVERYTHING MOVES ARE YOU READY FOR THE TOTAL VISION
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Momentum 05:40
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ANTHONY ROTHER "IN DIGITAL DOMINUS“ IN EINEM UNIVERSUM IN DEM NIEMAND WIRKLICH ERKLÄREN KANN, WARUM ES EXISTIERT, ERBAUTEN DIE BEWOHNER IHRE EIGENE THEMENWELT. ALLE ERFINDUNGEN, ALLE IDEEN UND GEDANKEN WAREN KEINE ANTWORT. NEIN. ES WAR EINE EINZIGE FRAGE, DIE DIESE WELT GESTALTET HATTE. EINE FRAGE DIE SICH IN ABSTRAKTEN KONSTRUKTIONEN IHRER BEWOHNER WIDERSPIEGELT. EIN KREIS IN DEM SICH ALLES FORTBEWEGT. GOTT - DIE UNENDLICHKEIT. „DIE SCHÖPFUNG WERDE IHR GEHEIMNIS NIEMALS PREISGEBEN“ SPRACHEN DIE STIMMEN DENN MIT DER BEANTWORTUNG DIESER EINEN FRAGE WÜRDE ALLE EXISTENZ GANZ EINFACH SINNLOS WERDEN. (English Translation) IN A UNIVERSE WHERE NO ONE CAN REALLY EXPLAIN WHY IT EXISTS, THE INHABITANTS BUILT THEIR OWN THEME WORLD. ALL INVENTIONS, ALL IDEAS AND THOUGHTS WERE NO ANSWER. NO. THERE WAS ONLY ONE QUESTION THAT THIS WORLD HAD DESIGNED. ONE QUESTION - WHICH WAS REFLECTED IN THE ABSTRACT CONSTRUCTIONS OF ITS INHABITANTS. A CIRCLE WHERE EVERYTHING TRAVELLED. GOD - INFINITY. "THE CREATION WILL NEVER REVEAL ITS SECRET" SAID THE VOICES SINCE WITH THE ANSWER TO THIS ONE QUESTION - ALL EXISTENCE WOULD QUITE SIMPLY CEASE TO MEAN ANYTHING.

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"This album set me free."
(Anthony Rother on Netzwerk der Zukunft)

Cold. Precise. Uncompromising. If you feel that the current musical landscape is lacking these qualities, then Netzwerk der Zukunft will make you sit up and take notice. Because, in the past four years since his last album, Anthony Rother has been doing a lot of thinking. About himself, the world he lives in and, of course, his music. A journey into his soul, which eventually ends at his roots, his earliest inspiration: Elektro. Now, with Netzwerk der Zukunft, Anthony Rother is redefining the Elektro sound of his generation once again.

"The excitement that I can feel in myself and my music right now... Honestly, I haven't had this much energy and optimism since Hacker, or maybe even Simulationszeitalter," says Rother, surrounded by analogue equipment in his PSI Studio in Offenbach. There, wholly free of expectations and the paralysing diktat of the dance floor, he has recorded an album over the past year which, in its harsh intensity, he might never have thought himself capable of creating any longer: bleakly hissing machine music, like the last desperate call of humanity from a digital dystopian future.

What does this call sound like? Ich Bin Ewig, the impressive first track on Netzwerk der Zukunft, already gives us an idea. After just a few seconds, it transports the listener to an icy parallel world of electro machine hiss and glimmering black textures, which radiate a threat that is barely tangible but always there, under the surface. In this world, heavy sub-bass still hums in your gut long after your ears can no longer hear it, and robot voices inform the humans of the superiority of machines. The beats also make an impression: at times, they sound as if Rother recorded them inside a furnace slowly gone out of control. "I like to work with the proper hardware. If you delve into the individual sound parameters long enough, you can create a fantastic sound," says Rother, explaining the often astonishing vividness of his tracks.

Yet while the album, despite all its complexity, really picks up pace with the tracks Schöpfer, Medium and Netzwerk and comes within striking distance of club music, pieces like the purely instrumental Zukunft recall Rother's aspiration for Netzwerk der Zukunft: "I want to make music for people who still really listen to music, rather than just using individual tracks." If the album's mood has been sombre until now, then Zukunft does its best to intensify this sensation. It is a harsh soundscape, which, with its majestic gravity, seems perfectly capable of bringing the room temperature down a few degrees closer to freezing.

In the next track, Technokultur, Anthony Rother explicitly pays homage, not only lyrically, to the pioneers of Elektro, who have famously always held a particular fascination for the Offenbach-based artist. "I worked on the vocal for Technokultur for a long time. The melody and the sound... Finally, I programmed my own vocal effect to adapt my voice to the timbre the track had in my imagination," says Anthony Rother, recalling many a sleepless night in his studio.

Netzwerk der Zukunft briefly pauses for breath with Der Widerstand, which is almost a spoken-word performance, before the darkness we have come to know returns to the album with Automat and Momentum. Only with the final track, In Digital Dominus, does a faint glimmer of light appear at the end of the Elektro tunnel. The sonic permafrost slowly begins
to thaw, and suddenly, amidst all the coldness of machines, there is suddenly room for a little (human?) warmth. And with that, Netzwerk der Zukunft draws to a close.

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released April 29, 2014

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Anthony Rother Offenbach, Germany

Anthony Rother is described as an influential visionary, an electro pioneer and one of electronic music’s most prolific producers. For more than two decades Rother aggregated a vast musical canon that reflects his unique career as a sound researcher exploring the aesthetics far beyond the boundaries of electro, techno and pop music. ... more

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