act 364 · hypnoskull · die4.generation · 2cd

tracklist cd1. die4.generation:
01. über die brutalität
02. die4.generation
03. all ideologies must/will die
04. aphorism on a useless death
05. 4/4-takt hk tarnung
06. dead track IV
07. vierde razernij
08. initialising procedure
09. gefangener meiner bewegung
10. manhunt (your truth, fahndung eins)
11. manhunt (our truth, fahndung zwei)
12. exzess, ekstase, depression
13. prnklb
14. kassel,15.januar1971
15. resignation, aussenseiter

tracklist cd 2. die4.generation remixes:
01. die4.generation (elisabeth marta hilgenberg remix)
02. die4.generation (new frames remix)
03. die4.generation (die 6siss r3m1x)
04. die4.generation (imminent remix)
05. die4.generation (d. carbone acid remix)

upc 821272400622
release date: 20october2k17

'im grunde sind alle ideen falsch und absurd. es bleiben nur die menschen, so wie sie sind ... ich bin von jeder ideologie geheilt.' 'after all i know that all these ideas and dogmatic thoughts are wrong and absurd. at last only human beings remain. and they are what they are. i am cured of the illness, to follow any ideology.' (e.m. cioran)

patrick stevens' hypnoskull project celebrates a 25year birthday in 2017, after it saw the light in june 1992, resulting in first recordings in the summer of 1992. 'die4.generation' digs deep into one of the most remarkable periods of post-war europe and more particular germany. growing up between belgium and germany, patrick stevens tried to relive the images from his childhood - like in fassbinder's film 'die dritte generation', with a constant stream of the sound of television and radio in the background, this album is full of disturbing audiosnippets from late seventies and early eighties german news. 'terrorism', 'death', 'ideology', 'violence'. all these messages and images were the background of a so-called peaceful childhood in a period where the cold war conflict reached heights (and ends in the same time).

'die4.generation' is an album about ideology, and the point-of-no-return called violence. it tries to understand the concept of resistance, and in the same time vaguely search for new forms of resistance. it is not a political, but rather a philosophical attempt to grab the idea, actions and failures of entire generations and to underline the importance of living a life dedicated to the human individual capacity to 'think'. in times of extreme polarisation and propaganda, that is about the most powerful 'weapon' each of us has. on a musical level, 'die4.generation' builds further on the path of the 'immer wieder nein' album and on the earliest roots of the hypnoskull project where rhythms and techno were combined with noise and industrial music. besides the album itself, five re-interpretations of the title track made by elisabeth marta hilgenberg, new frames, 6siss, imminent and d. carbone complete this enthralling 'jubilee package' in a most forceful way.

hypnoskull is amongst others one of those pioneers who were the first out there to experiment with 4/4 technoïd rhythms in combination with abrasive and anarchic electronic noise. 'die4.generation' returns to these roots, but in a contemporary way using all the available production and studio techniques of these days. in combination with the content, the questions it wants to raise, and the form, this album is also the first release to carry the ıʇuɐ/techno label - a label and platform started by hypnoskull which aims to indicate a subversive approach of techno in as well form and content.

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hypnoskull discography on ant-zen:
die4.generation remixes. digital ep. act364.2. 2017
die4.generation. digital album. act364.1. 2017
die4.generation. 2cd, act364. 2017
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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remixers' webpages:
new frames -
6siss -
imminent -
d. carbone -

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