Is This Hyperreal?

by Atari Teenage Riot

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    *CD EDITION INLCUDES ARTWORK BOOKLET (CONCERTINA 12 PAGE BOOKLET) BY NIC ENDO

    Atari Teenage Riot’s first album released through L.A. future stomp label Dim Mak,
    is an acetylene laced documentation of ATR’s re-ignition after an eleven year silence.
    Produced, mixed, recorded with Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails)
    at ATR’s fourth studio release was made at the Hellish Vortex studio in Berlin.

    A cultural cold war divided upon class lines, a new age of surveillance,
    heroes’ incarcerated in the worst conditions possible for speaking out against the military complex,
    a corrupt press core owned by multi-national corporations and raised to repeat sound bytes.
    This is the post-cyberpunk world on the brink of collapse Atari Teenage Riot’s fourth album "Is This Hyperreal?" is born into.

    Every track is a iridescent explosion of nervous energy requesting your attendance in Atari Teenage Riot’s campaign party of education and awareness.

    Having influenced a generation of M.I.A., Crystal Castles, Le Tigre, Sleigh Bells, and Pendulum,
    Atari Teenage Riot is a welcome shot in the arm of the music industry.

    1. ACTIVATE!
    2. BLOOD IN MY EYES
    3. BLACK FLAGS
    4. IS THIS HYPERREAL?
    5. CODEBREAKER
    6. SHADOW IDENTITY
    7. RE-ARRANGE YOUR SYNAPSES
    8. DIGITAL DECAY
    9. THE ONLY SLIGHT GLIMMER OF HOPE
    10. COLLAPSE OF HISTORY

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Activate 03:33
Activate If they would tear your world apart Would you intervene? Music is a weapon Sounds like a threat Let the bass terrorize There is no turning back!!! Hey ! Activate!!! Are you ready? Countdown to the meltdown ATR ! Take ‚em out! 99-2010 makes you wonder about your end! Chip in your mind Bullet in your head Confrontation The situation will escalate! It’s any way you want It’s any way you do This is far from over yet Don’t let them play you like a fool! Hey! Activate! Government control – too much government control! Collect it up – Get up – get back! I’ll fuck you up – the resistance stirs it up Crack attacks playing hijacks – the big payback! What you going to do when they come for you? Governments are bankrupt The army knows it – the activist knows it – the politician knows it and YOU know it! Enjoy the final dance before darkness comes.... Did it ever occur to you to question what you were told? Activate! Activate!
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Blood In My Eyes It’s a dangerous place And you don’t know how to behave He killed her heart - she took his soul On the subject of cutting.... - it all feels numb ! When you can’t wash off that smell You really don’t want to live you really just want to!!!!!> so much blood - so much blood too much blood!!!! Where d’you get your delusions from? Where d’you get your delusions from??? 1,2,3, 4!!! Blood in my eyes I got Blood in my eyes I got Blood in my eyes.... Blood in my eyes blood in my eyes ..... blood in my eyes.... Reconstructive surgery and you can specify how old you want to be 96 Snakeheads Snakeheads They’re just snakeheads They got you drugged up anyway!!! When men start mutilating their favourite girls, something scary has been let loose among us It’ll feel like an explosion the smoke, the heat....indescribable TOO MUCH BLOOD!!!! Where d’you get your delusions from? Where d’you get your delusions from??? 1,2,3, 4!!! Blood in my eyes I got Blood in my eyes I got Blood in my eyes.... Blood in my eyes blood in my eyes ..... blood in my eyes....
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Black Flags 03:58
Black Flags Atari Teenage Riot Anonymous Teenage Riot Are you ready to testify ? Black Flags Are you ready to testify? You got 2 seconds Are you ready to testify!!! Come on! There’s a unified axis of government And corporate power Lawless and unrestrained That’s what we should talk about Corporations exploit the power of the state To further enhance their power And the real criminals get away What they call „law“ is used to restrain us ordinary citizens who are opposed to this Your cyberattacks are „crimes“ if the government dislikes you But are perfectly ok if they unleash them They pursue a whistleblower while criminal politicians get away Do you want it all? Do you want it all? Do you want it all? Try to threat the system You’ll have the full weight of law Come crashing down upon you So you don’t resist Surveillance, goons Force us to be silent They kill the careers of journalists So no one can resist There’s a class war going on And it’s the rich who are waging it! They try to destroy anyone who is a threat to their power Playing for keeps – they want it all! Are you ready to testify ? Black Flags Are you ready to testify? You got 2 seconds Are you ready to testify!!! Come on!
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Is This Hyperreal? The revolution has been activated We’ve got to be brave to stand our ground like that Stay under radar, breathe slowly „drastic interventions are reserved for truly dangerous subjects“ Is this hyperreal ? The streets smell of burnt rubber and urine The time for debates is over, it’s time to act, time to fight through! People are willing to eat rats to survive 7 days and they’ll turn to cannibalism is this hyperreal? Mutation mutation do you remember? „counterculture did mutate into a self-obsessed aesthetic vacuum at some point“ before we got here Achtung! Achtung! Hier spricht Atari Teenage Riot Wir haben uns verbündet und wir werden über den Rasen zum Bundestag marschieren! Einem Bundestag, der nicht mehr das Volk vertritt sondern die Konzerne ! Und wir werden sagen: Hände hoch! Kommen Sie mit erhobenen Händen heraus! Verbrennen Sie ihre Ausweise! Sie sind verhaftet! Und dann werden wir eine lebendige Republik gründen, mit einer neuen Sprache, einem neuen Kalender, jeder wird jeden mit Respekt behandeln. Die Ära der Ausbeutung ist vorbei!
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Codebreaker 05:13
Codebreaker (215 BPM) Codebreaker Codebreaker Codebreaker Codebreaker Codebreaker Codebreaker I broke the code – the code broke me Actions speak louder than clicks Actions speak louder than clicks!!!!!! The pentagon was hacked By a 14 year old kid ATARI! TEENAGE! RIOT! Disrupts the national powergrid! Illegal Rave To Freedom? The evolution of the mind Pills are swallowed for a reason I broke the code – the code broke me! to the C to the O to the D to the E to the B to the R to the E to the A to the K to the E to the R CX rap part (in break) 2x Codebreaker Codebreaker Codebreaker I broke the code – the code broke me nicendo The dolls are sleeping in soft beds Their survival can be sweet While humanity is swiftly lost My gun’s loaded to a drumbeat to the C to the O to the D to the E to the B to the R to the E to the A to the K to the E to the R I broke the code – the code broke me My Fist, my fist – I bang my fist Against a concrete wall My prison cell is my cockpit I broke the code – the code broke me Some people do aweful things to survive Some people do aweful things to survive Some people do aweful things to survive!!!!! Dictators and popstars They never tell you why they’re really here They got their own ways of ‚helping’ people I broke the code – the code broke me They think it will be good for you Because we still have powers that they don’t And because we still have powers that they don’t We can do what they can’t!!!! HEY! Codebreaker Codebreaker Codebreaker I broke the code – the code broke me Some people_have_trouble adjusting Some people_have_trouble adjusting Some people_have_trouble adjusting Actions speak louder than clicks!!!! Your crimes are your crimes alone and you must deal with them we don’t ask for permissions because permissions are not granted! Codebreaker!!!!!!
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Shadow Identity Fire and death And rivers of blood Don’t listen to my inner voice that says STOP! Shadow Identity Shadow Identity Shadow Identity Living a Shadow Identity!!! Precious little diamonds Cut By precious little diamonds Running for my life and I can’t stop! Pushed to a line I cannot cross! Running for my life and I can’t stop! Being chased by friends I cannot trust Shadow Identity Shadow Identity Shadow Identity Living a Shadow Identity!!! There is nothing they can say That I want to hear Who do you want to be and why? Who do you want to be and why? We’re never the same What’s in the past affects us now Shadow Identity Shadow Identity Shadow Identity Living a Shadow Identity!!! Can a human learn not to kill for greed? Who do you want to be and why? Who do you want to be and why? Liars bring up jealousy When you expose their crimes Cruelty and shame Such a surge They don’t get it – They just don’t get it They don’t get it – They just don’t get it They don’t get it – They just don’t get it Running for my life and I can’t stop Fuel to the fire before it dies down! Fuel to the fire before it dies down! Fuel to the fire before it dies down! Fuel to the fire before it dies down! Who do you want to be and why? Who do you want to be and why?
7.
Re-arrange Your Synapses The internet.... Is it worth the creation of a black hole that sucks up our time, creativity and friendships? Some believe the every day mobile device is as powerful as a nuclear hand grenade when it comes to starting a revolution! Re-arrange your synapses The ideologies behind that type of thinking aren’t exactly solid, my friend! When the authorities catch up with us, and they will, not such a good idea to leave traces and expose your whole network at once. Anonymous Teenage Riot Atari Teenage Riot Who is ever going to believe your story? Re-arrange your synapses The Nazis would have strangled Einstein in his crib if they had known. Modern government decisions caused deaths of tens of thousands for profits We’re about to live through dark times Re-arrange you synapses The survivors of the holocaust are soon gone. But their voices still resonate when we look at the future of control technologies The walk in the park will be a walk in the dark if we don’t act! Spy on your neighbors, phone in a threat Don’t question yourself, you’re a hero Imagine attacks others might carry out Look at what our society has become Anyone can get tortured, anyone can disappear. Isn’t this terror? Re-arrange your synapses Capitalism – you’re a little fat man in a big expensive car hanging over a ravine here! Re-arrange your synapses
8.
Atari Teenage Riot : Digital Decay the elite of our time has a wet dream: they want to turn the internet into their personal global chessboard where every user is a servant to their powers freedom, truth, self-realization this is what we want and we must resist all forces who are pushing against our liberation stagnation, deflation capitalism – the constant trigger for frustration the more closed off the network is to outside intrusion, the less able it is to engage with that which is outside itself your after-life is digitized your intellectual property is already digitized Digital Decay Digital Decay Brooklyn, Berlin, Tokyo, Austin, L.A., London, Warsaw, Montreal, Limoges, Barcelona, Chicago, Baltimore, Taipei, Dublin, Amsterdam, Brussels Glasgow, Milan, Vienna, Moscow, Perth, Detroit freedom, truth, self-realization this is what we need as a collective, as an individual the non virtual world should mirror and incorporate the possibilities of the free internet let’s abolish the existing grid the more closed off the network is to outside intrusion, the less able it is to engage with that which is outside itself your after-life is digitized your intellectual property is already digitized your possessions are digitized your social network is digitized Digital - Decay Digital - Decay Let’s abolish the existing grid as it only exists in our minds
9.
The Only Slight Glimmer Of Hope Go! Go ! Go ! Go! Check it once – it’s a fact Check it twice – it disappeared Government regulations Taking over the internet It’s going to get ugly it’s going to get ugly It’s going to get ugly It’s going to get ugly How much blood will it take? How much blood will it take? How much blood will it take? II: How many bullets will it take? :II II: We’ve got to move now! We’ve got to move!!!! :II To real anarchy!!!! Strip him Destroy his phone Leave the weapon Make it look legit II: Fire off a few more rounds :II 3x Bang Bang Bang Bang How much blood will it take? How much blood will it take? How much blood will it take? How much blood will it take? II: How much bullets will it take? :II II: We’ve got to move now! We’ve got to move!!!! :II To real anarchy!!!! Smart - Sarcastic Snarky - Clever Blend in - Stay cool Watch your body language Just another day, just another fucking day (2x) Find a dark hole , crawl into it stay until it’s over??? No! No! No! No! II: We’ve got to move now! We’ve got to move!!!! :II To real anarchy!!!!
10.
Collapse of History Information is like meds They pump us full of them I can’t trust my own eyes anymore I think I can’t trust my own eyes anymore Refrain I ohhoohhhohhhh The Collapse of History!!!! Well, are you going to act or will you just stare at your screen to hours on end? Must another crisis move another generation to action? The collapse of history The collapse of history Press „forward-escape“ and watch it collapse! HEY! Refrain II ohhoohhhohhhh The Collapse of History!!!! Pause drum (Megaphone plus melody) All this adrenaline is messing with my head All this adrenaline is messing with my head I want to become a threat to noone but myself! HEY! The collapse of history The collapse of history The collapse of history Press „forward-escape“ and watch it collapse! HEY! Refrain III ohhoohhhohhhh The Collapse of History!!!! Activities crystallize in front of my eyes Histories plasticize in front of my eyes Conspiracies trivialize in front of my eyes I can feel it rumbling in my mind! HEY! The collapse of history The collapse of history The collapse of history Press „forward-escape“ and watch it collapse! HEY! Refrain IV ohhoohhhohhhh The Collapse of History!!!!

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released October 25, 2012

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Atari Teenage Riot Berlin, Germany

“Atari Teenage Riot ...the most radical and dark side of digital culture ...“

ATR is a collective of musicians who program their music on an Atari 1040ST computer from the 80ties.

Their music is always political, based on the poem "Riotsounds Produce Riots" by William S. Burroughs.
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