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Rotersand: Random is Resistance

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Artist: Rotersand
Title: Random is Resistance
Format: CD
Label: Trisol Music Group GmbH
Distributor: Soulfood
Rated: *****
Since the release of Rotersand’s debut album Truth is Fanatic’ their tracks are played constantly on every gothic/electro party in Europe. The German trio combines elements of trance, charismatic vocals, transparent melodies, some guitars are no taboo either, future pop and samples that bring some atmospheric touches to their tracks. The album deals with the issue of us willingly exposing personal data about our tastes, habits and preferences and so becoming controllable consumers. Only few resist this tendency. Why so few actually?
The opener of the album sounds just like the best tunes of Pink Floyd’s "Dark Side of the Moon" or "The Wall" and it totally fits the lyrics that raise the issue of surveillance and an all-knowing state which is rather Pink Floyd, too. The track’s title "Yes We Care" is a bitter parody in this context.
As expected the album offers quite a number of dance floor killers, i.e. "Bastards Screaming, "A Number and a Name", "War on Error" (already big in clubs) that deals with the issue of social Darvinism putting it in the modern digital and over-populated world, where all of us are men of glass which would allow the system to choose the "fittest" to guarantee the survival of the human race, the state or a nation. Creepy but not very unrealistic.
Also melodic tracks are vastly presented on the CD; "Waiting to be Born" with its VNV Nation atmosphere, "First Time" which is truly thoughtful, and "Gothic Paradise".
The 1st edition of "Ramdom is Resistance" comes in a form of an 8-panelled digipack with a thick booklet with quiet a number of dark graphic artwork that bears high artistic value.

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