act 354 · hypnoskull · immer wieder nein · cd
01. die 23 augen des dr.(hyp)no
02. immer wieder nein
03. black db
04. die angst (findet nicht mehr statt)
06. soho (die nacht findet nicht mehr statt)
07. who (with dirty gutter)
08. krank vor wut
09. alles schwarz
10. kleine dunkle vorahnung
12. gegen verführung
13. benares song
14. seeräuber jenny (with nona gogol gonzales)
release date: 17june2k16
'immer wieder nein' recorded 2015-2016 at cl23, belgium by hypnoskull.
vocals on 'who' by dirty gutter, additional vocals and instruments by michiel de malsche.
vocals on 'seeräuber jenny' by nona gogol gonzales, violin by michiel de malsche.
additional scoring recorded at pokka studio, zwolle, the netherlands.
mastering by kubus at kubus-biets, zwolle, the netherlands.
painting by ira a. goryainova (2016): paul samson-körner and bertolt brecht (1926). layout by stefan alt.
sonic explorations into the rich tapestry of electronic music aside,
resistance and challenge have always been hypnoskull's primary statements of
purpose, and examining these themes in attendant texts and song lyrics has
been, and always will be of the utmost importance to patrick stevens. this
work. 'immer wieder nein', his ninth album on ant-zen, is no exception!
presenting a highly explosive assemblage of aurally conveyed anger and
thought-provoking impulses, a barrage of fierce and violent loops
originating from harsh electronics and rhythmic noise backed up with
distorted techno beats, this release moves the listener into a state of
hypnosis, making them receptive to the lyrics of the closing three tracks.
well-known german poet and playwright bertolt brecht inspired hypnoskull to
make radical re-interpretations of his works 'gegen verführung' (against
seducement), 'benares song' and 'seeräuber jenny' - lyrics about
devastation, seeking bloody revenge, and opposition which haven't lost their
relevance in the last hundred years. it is important to say 'no' time after
time, again and again - join the chant: immer wieder nein!
a statement from hypnoskull:
'immer wieder nein' sagen. saying 'no', time after time, again and again. to
question everything. to never accept all you read, because it was written.
deconstructing authority.'immer wieder nein' to the never ending and mind
eating streams of disinformation. to the propaganda in the disguise of
clickbait. to the political communication which pretends to be non-political
and based upon 'facts'. to the 'truths' presented to us on a daily basis. to
the 'truths' that pretend to have no reason except for being 'truths'.
'immer wieder nein' to the reactions of the masses, the mainstream, the
'people' - because 'the people' only seem to repeat the press releases which
were taken over by their media and written by the spokesmen of those who
very soon don't even have to hide their hidden agenda any longer. 'no' to
those who pretend nothing is wrong. 'nein' to those who pretend it's the end
of humanity. 'immer wieder nein' to the violence executed on a daily basis
in order to get a select group of people in charge - or keep them in charge.
'immer wieder nein' to the new sectarians of rationalism. 'immer wieder
nein' to the new church of emotionalism. lord, give us our daily bloody
event so we have an opportunity to rant. to take a side. to choose a camp.
and the one who will be the outsider, because he doesn't want, or can't make
a 'choice' will be the one we will spit at. 'immer wieder nein' to those who
believe they can question a written word because it doesn't serve their
cause. or because it describes openly their deepest desires which they have
to keep secret and hidden cause their surroundings won't accept. 'immer
wieder nein' to the web of lies people choose to live in. 'immer wieder
nein' to the pre-programmed sets of 'moral' standards, for centuries the
perfect tool of suppression and censorship. 'immer wieder nein' to
institutionalised power and force - it was and is, and always will be abused
by those who control it. 'immer wieder nein' to those who don't want you to
look back and remind them about the times when 'we' lost all control. keep
reminding them. 'immer wieder nein' to those who reduce humans to 'capital'
cause they are the ones who reduce you to a figure in an efficiency
spreadsheet. the spreadsheet was never, is not and never will be the poetry
which we all need when true darkness hits our existential cores. 'immer
wieder nein' to those who reduce art to a playground only for the chosen
few. 'no' to those who believe 'positivity' will conquer all. keep watching
aside. 'no' to those who desperately try to erase all dangers in life -
their fight against death can't be won. never. ever. 'immer wieder nein' to
those who steal from all of us - who steal our possibilities, our freedoms,
our opportunities, in a worldwide mantra with only one sentence : 'we all
have to make sacrifices to maintain our security'. 'immer wieder nein' to
'nein' itself. it only takes one 'yes' to balance out the 'no'. which part
in 'no' you didn't understand again?
hypnoskull discography on ant-zen:
immer wieder nein. cd. act354. 2016
electronic music means war to us 2. cd. act294. 2013
industrial owes us money. cd. act205. 2008
panik mekanik. cd. act187. 2006
dark skies over planet e.. cd. act174. 2004
operation tough guy!. cd/2x12'/boxset. act134/134.1/134.4. 2002
electronic music means war to us. cd. act114. 2001
ffwd>burnout! cd. act94. 1999
rhythmusmaschine eins-zwei. cd. act74. 1998
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