Rotersand

When Rasc and Gun decided to form Rotersand in September of 2002, they were by no means strangers. Their paths had crossed more than once in the past, as they had cooperated with bands such as The Fair Sex, 1am and Warm. This made them eager to create their very own gestalt of electronic music: invigorating and contemplative, contemporary yet timeless. Almost to their surprise the project effortlessly took off.

The energetic, poignant sound of Rotersand instantly caught audiences' attention when they opened the "Legends United" Tour in September 2002. It was during that tour when they convinced Krischan E. Wesenberg to join them. Rasc and Gun had already followed Krischan's work as a Techno and Electro underground producer for quite some time. From the day they joined forces, their music gained even more momentum - they were an instant match.

When their EP Merging Oceans, was released in Spring 2003, Gun, Rasc and Krischan, received worldwide attention. For several months the band occupied top rankings in the German Alternative Charts, the Nordic Alternative Charts and the Dutch Alternative Charts. The title track "Merging Oceans" was heavily broadcast by radio and internet stations around the world.

Rotersand's 2004 debut album, Truth Is Fanatic is still getting relentless dance floor attention. The album's 12 impressive tracks convey their creative spectrum. From floor shaking pounders ("Almost Violent" / "Social Distortion") to emotional ballads ("One level down" / "Hush"), their music is always plausible and authentic. Rotersand's special mlange of 80's Pop, Electro, Techno and even classical elements made Truth is Fanatic a truly brilliant debut.

For 2005, Rotersand upped the ante with their follow-up album, Welcome to Goodbye. They dramatically improved their musical style and sound with the album and even gave some of the songs a bit of a Pink Floyd influence. Each song had incredible power and energy from start to finish. Rotersand became a band to be reckoned with.

Having spent 2006 on the road building their reputation as a powerful live act, Rotersand unleashed their eagerly anticipated 3rd album 1023 (ten twenty-three) for 2007. According to Rotersand singer Rasc, the title refers to the room number of a Detroit hotel the trio checked into during their US tour the prior year. The atmosphere in this derelict, at one time luxurious and now forsaken hotel was both sinister and eerie. We felt as though we were in a combination of a surreal computer game and Stephen King's Shining. Needless to say, the otherworldly atmospheric experience left quite an impression on Rotersand, and can be seen throughout the album. 1023 was an influx of emotions, which is exemplified through the palate of sounds Rotersand used to paint their experiences. The hard and fast paced club hits crashed against the more somber tracks to create a potent dynamic. Following up 1023 was the I Cry EP for 2008.

2009 saw the release of a digital only EP, War On Error, and their fourth album, Random Is Resistance. Now, Rotersand returns with an all new EP, Waiting To Be Born. Clocking in at nearly an hour, the EP features reworked versions of songs from the highly acclaimed album Random Is Resistance as well as exclusive songs. The new EP further pushes the reach of Rotersand’s sound, as melodic EBM, trance, and other influences blend with highly intelligent, introspective lyrics. Highlighting the Waiting To Be Born release is a beautiful version of Peter Murphy’s classic “A Strange Kind Of Love”. Waiting To Be Born once again shows that the members of Rotersand are masterful musicians.

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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
First Time (SITD Remix)Waiting To Be Born
War On Error (iVardensphere Remix)Waiting To Be Born
Waiting To Be BornRandom Is Resistance
Bastards Screaming (On And On)War On Error
I Cry (Rework)I Cry
Rushing1023
Dare To LiveWelcome To Goodbye
Truth Is FanaticTruth Is Fanatic

Discography
WAITING TO BE BORN · MET 678D· buy Digital
1. Waiting To Be Born (Rework) 2. A Number And A Name (Stripped Down) 3. First Time (SITD Remix) 4. A Strange Kind Of Love 5. All These Moments 6. Wasted Wings 7. Waiting To Be Born (Full Version) 8. War On Error (iVardensphere Remix) 9. If You Don't Stop It (Hazardous Dub)
WAITING TO BE BORN · MET 678· buy CD
1. Waiting To Be Born (Rework) 2. A Number And A Name (Stripped Down) 3. First Time (SITD Remix) 4. A Strange Kind Of Love 5. All These Moments 6. Wasted Wings 7. Waiting To Be Born (Full Version) 8. War On Error (iVardensphere Remix) 9. If You Don't Stop It (Hazardous Dub)
RANDOM IS RESISTANCE · MET 623D· buy Digital
1. Yes We Care 2. Bastards Screaming 3. Waiting To Be Born 4. Speak To Me 5. We Will Kill Them All 6. First Time 7. Beneath The Stars 8. If You Dont Stop It 9. War On Error 10. A Number And A Name 11. Gothic Pardise 12. A Million Worlds To Lose
RANDOM IS RESISTANCE · MET 623· buy CD
1. Yes, We Care 2. Bastards Screaming 3. Waiting To Be Born 4. Speak To Me 5. We Will Kill Them All 6. First Time 7. Beneath The Stars 8. If You Don't Stop It 9. War On Error 10. A Number And A Name 11. Gothic Paradise 12. A Million Worlds To Lose
WAR ON ERROR · MET 616D· buy Digital
1. War On Error (Declaration) 2. Bastards Screaming (On And On) 3. We Will Kill Them All (Lullaby) 4. Speak To Me (Epic) 5. Dirty 6. Bastards Screaming (Shortcut) 7. War On Error (Reprise)
I CRY · MET 565D· buy Digital
1. I Cry (Rework) 2. Call Me Stupid 3. I Am With You (Stripped Edit) 4. I Cry (Evendorff Remix) 5. Rushing (Club Recut) 6. Mission (Feat. Jay Smith From Deviant UK) 7. Shelter (Autoaggression Remix) 8. Inner World (Krilf Oderberg Dub)
I CRY EP · MET 565· buy CD
1. I Cry (Rework) 2. Call Me Stupid 3. I Am With You (Stripped Edit) 4. I Cry (Evendorff Remix) 5. Rushing (Club Recut) 6. Mission (feat. Jay Smith from Deviant UK) 7. Shelter (Autoaggression Remix) 8. Inner World (Krilf Oderberg Dub)
1023 · MET 497D· buy Digital
1. 1023 (Given Time) 2. Rushing 3. Don't Know 4. Lost 5. I Am With You 6. I Cry 7. Shelter 8. The Gods Have Gone Insane 9. Meaning Is The Drug 10. I Don't Remember 11. Inner World
1023 · MET 497· buy CD
1. 1023 Intro 2. Rushing 3. I Don't Know 4. Lost 5. I Am With You 6. I Cry 7. Shelter 8. Gods Have Gone Insane 9. Drug 10. I Don't Remember 11. Inner World
WELCOME TO GOODBYE · MET 381D· buy Digital
1. Welcome To Goodbye 2. Dare To Live 3. The Last Ship Pt 1 4. Almost Wasted 5. Storm 6. By The Waters 7. The Last Ship Pt 2 8. Exterminate Annihilate Destroy 9. Undone 10. Would You Buy This? 11. Alive 12. All In All 13. Angels Falling
WELCOME TO GOODBYE · MET 381· buy CD
1. Welcome to Goodbye 2. Dare To Live 3. Last Ship 4. Almost Wasted 5. Storm 6. By the Waters 7. Last Ship 8. Exterminate 9. Undone 10. Would You Buy This? 11. Alive 12. All in All 13. Angels Falling
TRUTH IS FANATIC · MET 358D· buy Digital
1. Truth Is Fanatic 2. Almost Violent 3. Content Killer 4. Electronic World Transmission 5. The Fire 6. Social Distortion 7. One Level Down 8. Merging Oceans 9. Lifelight 10. Move On 11. Sonic Agony 12. Hush 13. Electronic World Transmission (Reconstructed By [:S.I.T.D:]) 14. Lifelight (Redestructed)
TRUTH IS FANATIC · MET 358· buy CD
1. Truth is Fanatic 2. Almost Violent 3. Content Killer 4. Electronic World Transmission 5. The Fire 6. Social Distortion 7. One Level Down 8. Merging Oceans 9. Lifelight 10. Move On 11. Sonic Agony 12. Hush 13. Electronic World Transmission (Reconstructed) 14. Lifelight (Redestructed)