AS SEEN ON MTV!
"Like MTV videos that substitute texture for story and quick cuts for plot
points, Rose X videos work on an almost subliminal level. Meaning is gleaned
from the succession of images more than their linear relationship. Viewers process
information moment to moment, thus the amount processed increases with the number
of cuts, even if the data is less structured. Rose X takes these techniques a step
further by intentionally appealing to the viewer's ability to experience a kind of
morphic resonance with the patterns and data flashing on the screen." "In a really
good house experience, you want to create something like the Electric Kool-Aid Acid
Test. You're trying to create an environment where people can get outside of themselves.
There gets to be a certain point in the night where people just cut loose. The
party just reaches a kind of critical mass. A synergy of shared consciousness occurs
and boom. You'll know it. It'll have a certain sparkle to it. Rising above
the muted grit and gristle of the British pagans, American techno junkies sparkle and
buzz to the same throbbing beat." "Rather than abandoning the television aesthetic
and discouraging the urge to be 'hip', club promoters use hipness as bait.
Jody Radzik, who designs house clothing when he's not promoting the club Osmosis,
believes that as house gets on MTV, 'a whole new culture will be created. This will
be a result of it being trendy. At the bottom line, that's what makes things run:
narcissism. Trendiness. I'm always trying to be the trendiest I can be. It's my job.
I do design. People get into this because it's a hip new thing. Then maybe they
have an opening and get exposed to new ideas. But the fuel that's going to generate
the growth of this culture is going to be trendiness and hipness. We're using
the cultural marketing thing against itself. They consume the culture, and get transformed.
House makes the Golden Rule trendy. That's why I'm trying to create the trendiest
sportswear company in the world.'"
"Comic book artists, who already prided themselves on their non-linear storytelling
techniques, were the first to adopt the milieu of cyberian literature into another
medium. Coming from a tradition of superheroes and clearcut battles between good
and evil, comics tend to focus on the more primitive aspects of Cyberia, and are
usually steeped in dualism, terror, and violence." "Four turtles, minding their
own business, fall off a truck and into a puddle of ooze that turns them into
human-size talking turtles. They are trained by a rat to become ninja warriors,
and then they go on an interdimensional quest to the place where the transformative
ooze originated. Throughout their adventures, the turtles maintain a lighthearted
attitude, surfing their way through battles and chases. The violence is real and
the world is corrupt, but the turtles maintain hope and cheer. The comic itself,
like the Toon Town atmosphere, is a sweet self-parody, sampling nearly all of the
comic-book-genre styles. But instead of creating a nightmarish panoply, Eastman
and Laird use these elements to build a giant playground. Challenges are games,
truly evil enemies are 'bad guys', and the rewards are simple - pizza and a party.
The Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles series offers the only optimistic response to a
nonlinear and chaotic world: to become softer, sweeter, more adventurous for its
own sake, and not to take life too seriously" -- despite Chapter 11...
Blurb:"...and hence there's Cyberia 8: As seen on MTV! Light-hearted fun and games, sweet
pop on the dance floor, at the discotheque, and in your
head - in your mind, and
with a hot stake. It's about bugging people with remote-controlled mosquitoes,
psychotic ducks with a peculiar French accent chasing cowardly dogs, a gerbil
in a microwave, Richard Gere, child geniuses with stoopid sisters, cheating at
dance competitions, and arriving at the party in a Mercedes-Benz."
.MP3 files and bootleg mixes were becoming an increasingly prominent feature of the
Cyberia staple. This edition, too blatantly followed the typical style of a crappy, cheesy,
tacky, funny, cartoonish, and childish compilation of the musical flavours of the "current month",
aimed squarely at the dumb
teenage market content with mindless garbage, broadcast over and over
and over and over on the idiot box until removed from the playlist and forgotten until the next
brainless act of plagiarism or moronic "classic hits of the decade" show is scheduled.
Nonetheless, it cannot be claimed that there is no sense of humour or self-irony in Cyberia.
Love, peace and unity. Cyberia: The place to be. Hallelujah!
||La Passion (Medley with Rectangle) - Gigi d'Agostino
||Overload (Amramix Overdose 12" into Nick Faber mix) - Sugababes
||You don't fool me (Dancing Divaz Club mix) - Queen
||Missy Queen's gonna die - Toktok vs. Soffy O
||Get the party started - P!nk
||I turn to you - Melanie C.
||Turn the tide - Sylver
||Murder on the dance floor - Sophie Ellis Bextor
||Crying at the discotheque (Radio edit into Spacer) - Alcazar
||Like a prayer (Main mix) - Mad'House
||Androgyny (Thee Glitz mix) - Garbage
||Can't get you out of my head - Kylie Minogue
||Moi... Lolita (Hello Helli T'es a Dance mix) - Alizée
||Played-A-Live (Video edit) - Safri Duo
||Ubap (Radio/Video edit) - Re-flex
||Joyenergiser (On Air mix) - Joy Kitikonti
||Tracer (Extended version) - Alien Factory
||Ramp! (The logical song) (Extended) - Scooter
The layout simply followed the principal pattern of the previous edition -- with a childishly
comical, yellow tint.
(The Cartoon Network
is in no way associated with this album.)
Total Running Time: 78:21
Compiled: April 28th to May 20th, 2002
Released: May 31st, 2002
Recordable Media: BASF
Salutation: "The usual kudos and gratitude go to our favourite unnamed DJ, the
Internet, Herkules, and even
the ex-boss for supplying some of the music, as well as the missus' patience, and Mr. Roscoe for his
insight into Disco."
Disclaimer: Cyberia 8 © 2002 8007L36 R3C0RD5. The copyright of this compilation and artwork is
owned by 8007L36 R3C0RD5. Individual tracks may or may not be owned - partially or in full - by their respective
copyright holders. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance, broadcasting, or resale of this
audio collection is strictly prohibited by the recording industry. Enjoyment in any form by private individuals
is, however, highly encouraged by 8007L36 R3C0RD5. Although all reasonable efforts were made to reduce vinyl
scratches and other noise prevalent on the source music media, some may remain audible at times. Constructive
criticism is welcome. Snide remarks are frowned upon. Music Piracy remains illegal. Made on Planet Earth.