DREAMING OF A BETTER WORLD
"These kids get into hacking the same way as children of previous generations
daringly wandered through the hidden corridors of their school basements or
took apart their parents' TV sets. But with computers they hit the jackpot:
There's a whole world there - a whole new reality, which they can enter and
even change. Cyberia. Each new opening leads to the discovery of an entirely
each connected to countless other new worlds. You don't just get
in somewhere, look around, find out it's a dead end, and leave. Tom Sawyer
and Becky Thatcher were fascinated by a few winding caves;
broken through to an infinitely more complex and rewarding network. Each new
screen takes them into a new company, institution, city, government, or
nation. They can pop out almost anywhere. It's an endless ride."
"I see the fulfillment of all that mythology and metagenesis-invoking religious
mania. To survive we collectively and unconsciously know that we must neurograft
and bioweld and hyper-morph into the most intimate symbiosis with the industrial
and electronic world; become as living quicksilver able to take on any form
or pseudophysiognomy. The contours of body and mind and spirit flow" "with
the swiftness of mega-amplified imaginative cognition and will into any biomould
required. Humanity would become the most creative and stunningly transmutational
unicognate ocean of super intelligent cyber-protoplasm; alive and in flux
continually with the most wrenching, astonishing boiling biochangeability.
To challenge the deeps of space and the planes of infinity we have no choice.
But our need is inadmissible - it is too grimly cruel and colossally oppressive
a future to grasp. We must leave our soft and spongy carbonaceous flesh shells
behind; and the principles that governed that semi-liquid form."
Once again individually numbered, this production run numbered a mere ten issues --
although other copies are bound to float around the vast wastelands of the 'net.
Blurb: "Whereas Cyberia 6 jacked off to the
Cyberia 7 celebrates, almost to the day, three
years since the release of the very first - albeit somewhat crude -
edition with a more optimistic outlook. However virus-prone and worm-ridden Outlook itself may
be, we attempt to explore positivism, safety, comfort, satisfaction, illumination, love, dreams,
and memories of a happy childhood
- irrespective of how deep they may be buried within our subconsciousness.
Cyberia delves into your mind with a hot stake and turns your
brain into a
mushy mess should you
think about murder on the dance floor.
Body modification. Smart drugs. Bionic implants.
Monsters. Machines. Plugged into the
"Ah, what harmony!"
Not unlike Cyberia 3, this edition concentrated on the relatively
recent dance/pop crossover genre pigeonholed as "vocal trance". Generally uplifting, happy and
positive, the style also reflected the current pantheistic state of affairs in the title of
Dreaming of a better world. This edition was also the first to be produced with the
partial aid of music mixing software (tip: never emulate hardware with software) and introduced
the "Primary Screamer". Finally, it even included three excellent tracks that didn't quite fit
onto Cyberia Four!
||Scream for more (Original Extended Cybermix) - Kate Ryan
||You are alive (Extended version) - Fragma
||Where have all the cowboys gone (Dekkard's Rancho Pepe mix) - Paula Cole
||Every time you need me (Above & Beyond remix) - Fragma feat. Maria Rubia
||Land of Dreams - DJ Mozy feat. Natasha
||The Path to Eternity - t r a n c e [ ] c o n t r o l
||Turn the tide (Airscape mix) - Sylver
||Silence (DJ Tiesto in Search for Sunrise Cybermix) - Delirium feat. Sarah McLachlan
||Silence (Vocal mix) - DJ Tomcraft
||As a child I could walk on the ceiling - The Delta
||End of Time (Lost Witness remix) - DJ Energy & Tatana
||It's alright (Tobacco Boys remix) - Camisra
||Communication (Quake remix) - Armin
||Ramp! (The logical song) (The Club mix) - Scooter
||Violet Skies (Mat Silver's Club mix) - Mat Silver & Endymon
Cyberia 7's layout continued the successful format of the previous edition with an earthly,
Total Running Time: 73:50
Compiled: February 23rd to March 31st, 2002
Released: April 4th, 2002
Recordable Media: Verbatim
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