All music recorded, edited and mixed by Anemone Tube between September 2007 and December 2009. Mastered by James Plotkin, January/February 2010.
Typography and package design by Anemone Tube 2010.
Painting by Alex Tennigkeit 2009, www.alextennigkeit.com.
Photo by Hans Rubingh, Rotterdam 2009.
Label: Silken Tofu (B)
Ltd. edition: 500 copies: 300 CD edition / 200 CD+DVD edition
Packaging: luxurious 5 panel folder with metallic/black print, 21 x 14 cm, packaged in transparent bag
released May 1, 2010
‘Dream Landscape’ is the first official solo release by ANEMONE TUBE after 9 years of silence. Originally founded in 1996 in Southern Germany, ANEMONE TUBE has quite made a name for himself in the industrial/noise genre especially due to the psychogenic nature of his music. On this new release ANEMONE TUBE creates massive ambient/noise soundscapes. The sounds are pulsating, drowning and floating, tormenting and caressing – all culminating in a haunting sonic experience.
‘Dream Landscape’ is the first part of “The Suicide Series”, for which field recordings provide a conceptional basis. ‘Dream Landscape’ is a concept album of fierce malignant power. In a poetic way ANEMONE TUBE combines analytical realism of the phenomenal world with buddhist psychology and nihilist rhetoric influenced by the visionary authors H.P. Lovecraft and Yukio Mishima.
Mastering by JAMES PLOTKIN, January/February 2010.
The special edition bonus DVD is a collaborative work between the brazilian video artist GUSTAVO DE LACERDA and ANEMONE TUBE. The work, entitled 1515, is a conceptual experimental film made in Rotterdam. The soundtrack is based on real-time field recordings made in in Nanjing and Shanghai.
“... a genuinely unique amalgamation of sounds which owes more to ANENZEPHALIA-esque power electronics mannerisms than it does to typically apparent field recording collectors
(Night Science IV Magazine, Chris Groves, July 2010)
“Stylistically Anemone Tube avails himself of genres of dark ambient and power electronics, but created a totally unique new mixture, which constantly spreads in new facettes. (...) On ‘Dream Landscape’ Anemone Tube offers intense soundart, inspired and complex, beyond the limits of dark ambient. And all this in an appealing design – what do you want more?”
(Ikonen Magazin, Ivan Kostor, September 2010; translated from german)
“... amazing textures of sound (...) carefully crafted into perfection ...”
(Special Interests Magazine, Mikko Aspa, September 2010)
“When it is written, that ‘Dream Landscape’ is influenced by authors like Lovecraft and Mishima, then these referenzes let arise the mountains of madness in the mind’s eye. We find ourselves beyond the walls of sleep. Great release.”
(Black Magazin, M. G., September 2010; translated from german)
“Fans of BRIGHTER DEATH NOW, INADE, STROM EC, and DANIEL MENCHE probably already have this, but if they don't, they should."
(Chain DLK, eskaton, October 2010)
“These 23 minutes of Anemone Tube are one of the best noise releases we have been listening to this year.”
(Gonzo Circus Magazine, PV, September 2010; translated from dutch)