AGAINST THE ODDS
Cyberia Four attempted to celebrate the current pinnacle of affordable home consumer technology.
While digging through old and obsolete technology, the ridding of dated media, leaving behind
past passions and hobbies,
the reasons and roots of how we came to be where and who we are became apparent.
Another time of turmoil began -- another period of personal re-invention; the re-definition of borders,
responsibilities, and permissives. The sexual messiah had finally been tamed.
The exits had been sealed.
A waning customer base and several obstacles had to be overcome before this edition could see the dark
of night -- hence Against The Odds (Phil Collins was in no way associated with this album).
Furthermore, the Cyberia Four compilation explored new territory:
1. It is a double album.
2. It was the first album to utilise the new 80-minute media.
3. It was the first album released under the 8007L36 R3C0RD5 banner.
4. The music was selected to feature a specific theme.
5. It featured the first usage of ripped DVD Audio.
6. It featured the first usage of an embedded MP3.
7. It included some of the first true mash-ups (one of which is exclusive to this album).
8. It was the first to include a hidden/unlisted track.
Blurb: "Whew! Six months... six long and bloody arduous months is what it took to produce and eventually
release this double album, from initial concept to final completion! It was a real labour of love...
blood, sweat and tears - plagued by constant power failures (the substation eventually burnt down),
hard drive crashes, memory leaks, corrupted files, scratched discs, a ludicrous workload and personal
schedule, the dog chewing up audio cables, car trouble, changing track listings, as well as a restless
and tired mind all contributed to the fine result you are now holding!
As usual, gratitude must be extended to the unnamed DJ for supplying most of the music and much of the
inspiration, and an apology goes to the missus for putting up with the many hours spent tanning behind
her CRT, wearing headphones - and sometimes nothing else.
Enjoy this compilation and keep on raving..."
DISC ONE - WHITE features, again, mostly commercial and radio-friendly tunes which -- by their
very nature -- are difficult to beatmatch, forcing several train wrecks and other imaginative methods
to ensure some form of continuity.
||Like this (Clubbed version) - Technotronic feat. Monday Midnight
||The G-Train - Technotronic feat. Monday Midnight
||You see the trouble with me (We'll be in trouble extended mix) - Black Legend
||2 Times (Mark's Beachball mix) - Ann Lee
||All or nothing (Almighty definitive mix) - Cher
||Just be good - SOS
||Hammer to the heart - The Tamperer feat. Maya
||Better off alone - Alice Deejay
||Back in my life - Alice Deejay
||Sha Lala Lala (Alice Deejay remix) - Vengaboys
||Toca me / Toca's miracle (CyberEdit) - Fragma
||My heart goes boom (la di da da) (X-tended Club version) - French Affair
||Don't call me baby - Madison Avenue
||Who the hell are you (John Course & Andy Van remix) - Madison Avenue
||Sway (Mucho Mambo) (Johan S Toxic Club mix) - Shaft
||Spank! Spank! (Jaydee's Radio edit) - Jaydee vs. Jimmy 'Bo' Horne
||Shake your bum - Oriel Clarke
DISC TWO - SILVER, conversely, is the more "intelligent" -- albeit shorter -- of the two discs,
focusing on the rather transcendental and instrumental aspect of the musical palette.
||Escape from the Blue Planet - Earth 2150
||Science Fiction (ATB remix) - Taucher
||Join me - Anastasia
||Every day, every moment, every time - Agnelli & Nelson
||Saltwater - Chicane
||Swim with the dolphins - Pure Bliss
||Under the water (Deep Dish Club mix) - Brother Brown feat. Frankee
||It's my turn - Angelic
||Ayla (DJ Taucher remix) - Kosmonova
||Out there (Lange remix) - Friends of Matthew
||Between 2 Fires (Armin Van Buuren's Rising Star mix) - Vincent de Moor
||Pitchin' (in every direction) (Celine Diablo mix) - Hi-Gate
||Sandstorm - Darude
||The summer (Cyberian re-construct) - ATB
||Acid Freak (Saturday Nite mix) - Heatseeker
||Infinity (Kunnen & Vantjik remix) - Cassini
||Elektrofunk (Atlantis Club mix) - Space Penguins
||It feels so good (Serious mix) - Sonique
||Push the limits (ATB remix) - Enigma
Appearance and associated artwork of the final product were attaining such increasing importance
that even specific paper was purchased for the covers. The basic design direction from Cyberia 3
Total Running Times: 78:29 + 68:20
Compiled: June to November 2000
Released: November 26th, 2000
Recordable Media: [BLANK] + Verbatim
Disclaimer: Although all reasonable efforts have been made to reduce spurious noise and spikes prevalent on the
source music carriers, some may remain audible at times.