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«Ok, time for something completely different. Meet meta:Human, a kind of an Industrial-Techno-Goth-IDM trio from Germany. 'The Dark Ages of Technology' is their own post-apocaliptic manifest. This releases is something of a 'best of', put together by the guys from 3 full albums of previously unreleased material.
We have deliberate anti-capitalist, anti-globalisation, anti... well... anti-human lyrics sung in a style not too distant from Peter Murphy's Bauhaus or Dave Gahan's Depeche Mode. We have programmed IDM/industrial beats with an old-school techno feel to them which fits very well with the singing and the post-apocaliptic mood. They call their own style 'Cyberdelic Electropunk', whatever that is...
The best moments (personal choices) of this release are: the opener 'Deadliest Species' with its dark-sci-fi mood and low-key vocals; 'Like Fire', the closest song to the Bauhaus universe, in my humble opinion; 'Rivers of Dawn' for its heavy dramatic mood; 'Catching Up' because it reminds me a lot of Depeche Mode and 'Magnitude' because it's a damn good track. There are plenty of great tracks in here. meta:Human and Esc.Laboratory (the group's organization) have plenty of other works around the web, like this one for Earth Monkey Productions.»
- Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Deadliest Species ..................................................................... pt us
  [5'28'' • 10,0Mb • VBR]
02 • Motormusic ............................................................................. pt us
  [4'00'' • 7,34Mb • VBR]
03 • Ages ......................................................................................... pt us
  [2'48'' • 5,15Mb • VBR]
04 • Like Fire .................................................................................. pt us
[5'52'' • 10,7Mb • VBR]
05 • How We Love ............................................................................ pt us
  [4'16'' • 7,82Mb • VBR]
06 • Devote ..................................................................................... pt us
  [6'49'' • 12,4Mb • VBR]
07 • Rivers of Dawn ........................................................................ pt us
  [6'48'' • 12,4Mb • VBR]
08 • Tree of Souls ............................................................................ pt us
  [4'54'' • 8,99Mb • VBR]
09 • Catching Up ............................................................................. pt us
  [5'04'' • 9,28Mb • VBR]
10 • Magnitude ............................................................................... pt us
  [3'59'' • 7,32Mb • VBR]
11 • Terminal D ............................................................................. pt us
  [4'35'' • 8,41Mb • VBR]
12 • Devils ...................................................................................... pt us
  [4'29'' • 8,23Mb • VBR]
13 • Cured ...................................................................................... pt us
  [3'45'' • 6,87Mb • VBR]
14 • Surface .................................................................................... pt us
  [5'13'' • 9,58Mb • VBR]
15 • Dusk ........................................................................................ pt us
  [7'27'' • 13,6Mb • VBR]    
  • artwork + lyrics ...................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 1,79Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork + lyrics ................................................... pt us
  [Zip • 136Mb]    

Reviews:

«Heute eins der 13 Projekte von Dr.AtmosfearCrush. Dieser schreibt auch die kompletten Lyrics, bezeichnet sich als Electronic-Freak und Sounddesigner und produziert dies dann auch gleich noch alles. Die Lyrics sind Teil einer Cyperpunk-Story und es lohnt sich, mal genau hinzuhören.»
F.A.L.K. / September 26, 2007

«Great beatz, great arrangment!!!»
- Marco Zaffarano [EARLabs] / September 17, 2007

«test tube brings us a very extraordinary release by spreading this album of meta:Human. Like the most of you, I never heard somethin' of this band before, but believe me when I'm telling that the spirit of Zappa is still alive in a darker sense of time. Industrial feeds EBM, techno seeks new clothings in a sea of urban gothic. While the singer reminds me of all revolutionary good things that happened in the last thirty years: he keeps the spirit of Jim Morisson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Dave Gahan and Peter Murphy in his tongue - yet by a synergy of all of them. The lyrix are up-to-date by keeping us in touch with the "Big Brother" surveillance systems, economics against the poor, war for resources and the religion of the deadliest. I hope these guys are entering our stages to thrash us their sound of survival LIVE directly in our faces!!!»
- The Skull of Future [EARLabs] / September 17, 2007

«Another fantastic Test Tube release this time from meta:Human. If you love quality european industrial music you'll love this. Parts Front 242 mixed with The The with a healthy dose of gothic delivery - splendid stuff - I love the music Test Tube is presenting us with, long may they keep up their very high standard of releases.»
- Shaun Blezard [EARLabs] / September 13, 2007

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©2007 Esc.Laboratory Studios
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