Not unlike its numerical forerunner, Cyberia 5 was produced in an individually-numbered and strictly
limited edition of twenty discs -- signifying
the end of an established fan base in a brave new world and heralding
the beginning of a new challenge in an old world that has lost its own cultural identity by trailing behind
the Jones's -- despite some of the broadest information superhighways where charred cadavers lay stranded in
the emergency lane.
Blurb: "Yeah! Cyberia 5 brings with it a new concept, a somewhat radical departure from its predecessors
by way of the inclusion of snippets from a certain movie... a theme is born! Although this is a fully-functional
prototype of a future concept, we have endeavoured to correlate the added movie snippets with the current selection
of music. Blatant copyright infringement this may be, but hell... I should be paid for promoting both the songs
and the snippets! Shit, I ain't gettin' rich from this...
Gratitude is extended to the usual unnamed DJ for providing the music, and to the missus for painstakingly and
perfectly recording the Blade soundtrack while I was out playing DJ elsewhere! Sorry, Babes...
Also thanks to you for your continuous support in the Cyberia concept."
With Cyberia 5 began the staple tradition of a particular theme -- as defined by specific sound effects
and snippets as well as certain "key feature" tracks to suit a mood and setting. This compilation is filled with
elements of the Wesley Snipes actioner Blade,
this decision -- in turn -- influenced primarily by the release the
Xplicit track by Heatseeker -- an inspired emulation of New Order's Confusion, as featured in one of
the more light-hearted scenes in the film.
Largely underrated, serendipity played a vital role in the final result, but not without (purposely) including
two of the most irritating tracks ever. Cyberia 5, in its own bloody way, remains a personal classic.
||Blow ya mind (Cyberian Blade edit) - Lock 'n Load
||Luvstruck 2000 (Extended version) - Southside Spinners
||Awaiting sunrise - Spindazzle
||Xplicit (Confused and Double-Edged Sword mix) - Heatseeker
||64 units till the hour (Phazen Club mix) - William Scott
||Disko Biskut - Pare
||Good shot - Hands burn
||Everybody - Progress presents the Boy Wonder
||Communication (somebody answer the phone) - Mario Piu
||Eleven Asako - DJ Avalon
||Read my lips (DJ Screw mix) - The Beatshop
||Drop it - Scoop
||Jo & Lisa (Untidy dubs) - Chopper
||Can U feel - SQ 1
||The Whistle Song - DJ Aligator Project
||Zombie Nation (Cyberian extension) - Kernkraft
||Better off alone (DJ Jam X & Dumonde remix) - Alice Deejay
||Disko Biskut (Streeetch mix) - Pare
The artwork followed the basic template of
previous editions -- with black text on a (blood)red background: Simple. Effective. Appropriate.
The inclusion of a hazard warning symbol became an increasingly established format.
Total Running Time: 71:00
Compiled: June to November 2000
Released: November 26th, 2000
Recordable Media: 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.