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ARTIST
TITLE
Popkiller
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DTP 004CD DTP 004CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/31/2004

"Life is wonderful. Unexpected words to hear from almost thirty-year old Anthony Rother at the beginning of his fifth studio album. Are they gone, the times of skepticism about the process of independence of technology and its effects on the biosocial systems which had formative influence on his last two albums Simulationszeitalter and Hacker. Or is the new inside orientation in which Rather touches upon themes the family, friendship, or emotion pointing to the most important values on the threshold to the future? And how does the title of the album fit in? OK, curiosity kills cats, video kills the radio star, and copy kills the music industry but who would dare attacking pop culture'? With Popkiller Anthony Rother establishes the format 'artist album' on his latest baby Datapunk -- a label which already transported the aesthetics at Elektro with great success into the here and now with the EP Bad To The Bone/Back Home, and once more, the limits between the often hermetically separated styles of electronic dance music are blurred. 'Some people consider my releases on Datapunk Techno but my roots remain Elektro. For me, this blend of styles makes music simply more interesting at the moment than ever before. I'm really in the mood of getting ready to go. With Popkiller, I have since long reached a point where I cannot estimate how my surrounding will be reacting. I personally have a good feeling with the album, but I'm aware that Popkiller requires a high degree of flexibility, and that is creating a certain tension.'"