Late in production process came the EPs central track »2nd Handed Hoax« which managed to fuse DE3IVAT’s core themes into one major song. The collective is a huge fan of Alexa and Alexander Waschkau’s podcast »Hoaxilla«. After listening to their episode about Number Stations way back in 2016, they looked for a way to integrate the ambivalent magic of those voices transmitted by short wave radio stations into the DE3IVAT soundtrack. When Christoffer & Mirco coincidentally got their hands on a copy of a Stasi training-film from 1988, the realization of the idea was to be set in motion. In 2014, their parent project T3AFO set out to gather images and sounds at before mentioned MUNA in Lübberstedt and here they found all of the sounds (and images) that would composed the right soundtrack and video for melting all ideas into a result that the collective considers as a DE3IVAT classic. The Russian number station »G06« (as indexed by The Conet Project, a loose world-wide collective recording and archiving as many number stations as they are able to gather) calling the agent »9-4-7« in German language was chosen for incorporation of the track, forming the chorus-part. The voices for the two verses were edited and composed and tuned into rappy vocals from the male and female narrators of the Stasi training-film, speaking typical phrases of a language used in illiberal societies then and now. Like a puzzle DE3IVAT put word upon word and thereby found, that the words could be arranged in any way always producing just another phrase of authoritarian propaganda.
The accompanied video to the track again fused the resulted soundtrack with images of uniformity and utter destruction, a camera in search for »9-4-7« in a desolated military environment which is also a resort of wild nature. The ambivalences of horror and beauty on vast display. Great »Amusement Control« in deed.
Material captured 2014 at MUNA Lübberstedt by T3AFO.
Edited and processed 2019 at Skylab-Studios.
Music composed, performed & produced by DE3IVAT.
Music mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.
Taken from the digital EP »Amusement Control«
©2019 The copyright in this audio-visual recording is owned by DE3IVAT under exclusive licence to Data File Music Ltd.