new release on raubbau: anemone tube. golden temple. cd. raubbau raub-039

Out February 11, 2016!!!

anemone tube. golden temple
cd. raubbau raub-039


golden temple
1. l`homme et les sirenes
2. apocalyptic fantasy
3. tower of evil (the ultimate truth)
4. negation of myth
5. sea of lights (golden temple)
6. anthropocene - the dark abyss of time

arcadia - dreamland and myth
7. i, death, rule even in arcadia
8. tojinbo - tranquil sea of equanimity (anemone tube & dave phillips collaboration)

the cd comes with a beautifully designed 6 panel digifile with golden print on black paper and a lavish
12-page booklet. upc: 821272216421. release date: february 11, 2016

anemone tube’s third release of the 'suicide series' tetralogy is an immersive industrial music album and the
most ambitious and complex work yet, a long-term project of no less than 6 years, pursuing a highly
sophisticated approach full of cross-cultural and historical references. painting a sonic landscape, 'golden
temple' is perfectly real and dreamlike at the same time, endorsing archaic, mythological and worldly ideals
alike. beauty and evil, the profane and chaos, apocalypse and hope - anemone tube keeps account and
observes the antagonist forces of life.

composed of raw urban field recordings collected in japan and china, combined with layers of piercing
feedback and sinister hovering synth melodies, 'golden temple' confronts you with an all-embracing
atmosphere of aggrieving darkness and glorious harshness, fathoming the possibilities of the genre. to
ensure due impact, it has been sharply engineered to perfection by mastermind james plotkin.

pursuing radical psychological effects of sound, the 13+ minutes initiation 'l`homme et les sirenes' is a mindbending
journey into the human psyche, a slowly emerging sinister landscape evoking man’s intrinsic
imbalance with (its own) nature, followed by the noisy debris and crushing buildup of 'apocalyptic fantasy' as
well as 'tower of evil', which is the central piece of the album, conceptually and musically, multi-layered and
sample-heavy, related to tokyo’s roppongi hills mori tower, which is regarded by natives as a symbol for the
uninhibited commercialization of life. 'negation of myth' descends into a barren, metallic darkness, radiating
an equivocal sense of melancholy, before 'sea of lights (golden temple)' ascends in sparkling brightness and
divinity. the evanescent bleakness of 'anthropocene - the dark abyss of time' finishes the main part of the
album on a perversely promising, almost calm, spiritual note. under the heading 'arcadia - dreamland and
myth', which constitutes a coherent sequel to the album, anemone tube explores questions pertaining our
longing for a return to the realms of myth and emotion. whereas the sinister seething 'i, death, rule even in
arcadia' picks up the first piece’s topic of sirens and conjures up the dionysian reunion with the innermost
depths of nature and chaos, the psychologically strenuous 'tojinbo - tranquil sea of equanimity' composed
by radical sound artist dave phillips (switzerland, schimpfluch-gruppe), using field recordings of the
country’s most notorious suicide spot, demands the ultimate choice: how far to go to find your peace of mind.

after the purely fantastic 'dream landscape' conjuring up an apocalyptic vision and the dark, brooding
landscape of 'death over china' slowly spreading as thick smog (as a consequence for china’s
uncompromising economical and societal development causing irreparable environmental harm), the
semi-fictional work 'golden temple' is the series’ logical sequel . it suggests a (meta)physical landscape,
here in form of global cities and metropolises proudly and brightly soaring in darkness, and bestowing
golden radiance and divine beauty. with its alluring metaphorical world of images, symbols and sounds it is
the very symbol of our innermost longings, desires and fears and our attempts to escape from a
disconcerting reality. the 'golden temple' is comforting and threatening at the same time: consoling as it
promises to reveal the secrets of beauty, threatening as it becomes a mirror of our secret death wish.

strongly influenced by pasolini’s cinematic masterpiece 'medea', which evolves around the subject matters
of estrangement from traditional values, the loss of contact with the mythical and the sacred in an
increasingly rationalized and consumerist society, anemone tube brings matters to a head with an
invocation of religiously charged symbolism, with the 'golden temple' acting as more than a singular
viewpoint, but as a meta-sign, functioning in its paramount acknowledgement and acceptance of complex,
sometimes contradictory subject matter.

supported by the use of ancient and contemporary imagery, literary and cinematic references reproduced in
the lavish accompanying booklet anemone tube creates different narrative levels, juxtaposes
contemporary western and long-standing asian culture, plays with symbolic meanings and values -
however, while doing so, never takes an unequivocal stand.

anemone tube with his varied interests and approaches always strives to present a holistic work of art, and
'golden temple' works on many levels accordingly. the considered use of field recordings and samples, the
arrangement of old masters’ paintings, contemporary photos and a variety of quotes from literature and
movies - nothing is random, everything is part of the big picture. 'golden temple' is a multi-facetted recording,
absorbing and inspiring as well as a complex concept waiting to be discovered. quality time lies ahead for
those who get involved and visit the golden temple!

discography (excerpt):
golden temple. cd. album. raubbau. 2016
into the vortex of dionysian reality. tape. ep. the epicurean. 2015
the transfiguration of the image. tape. ep. danvers state recordings. 2013
this dismal world (w/ dissecting table). lp / tape. album. peripheral records / black horizons. 2013
dark waters (w/ shift). 7inch. ep. unrest productions. 2011
death over china. cd. album. silken tofu / topheth prophet. 2011
dream landscape. cd / cd+dvd. album. silken tofu. 2010
transference (w/ christian renou). cd. album. auf abwegen. 2003
:existence. cd. album. auf abwegen. 2001
forget heaven / angel falls. 2xcd-r. compilation. solipsism. 2000
allegories for the future. tape. album. loud!. 1999
flowers of reality. 10inch. ep. transfixional entertainment. 1998
wald (w/ yggdrasil). tape. ep. transfixional entertainment / darkness productions. 1998
forget heaven. tape. album. bawler productions. 1997

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