Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– Rocket Science

GUN Records (2) ‎– 88697018202
CD, Album

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1 Weight Of The World
Vocals [Guest] – Benji Madden
2 Apollo (Live On Your TV)
Bass – Mikael JensenSynthesizer [Arp2600] – Alex Odden*Vocals [Guest] – Benji Madden
3 Asleep Or Awake?
Bass – Dag Anders Sandell
4 Incompatible
Vocals [Additional] – Ida Helen Fjeld
5 United States Of Credit
Voice [Spoken Words] – Solveig Rebekka Petersen
6 Shadow 4:58
7 Green Queen
Vocals [Additional] – Jonas Groth
8 Butterfly Defect
Bass, Guitar [Additional] – Emil Nikolaisen
9 The State Of Your Heart (Sh*t End Of The Deal)
Bass – Dag Anders SandellGuitar [Additional] – Anders OddenPercussion [Ms-20] – Jon Erik Martinsen
10 Rocket Calculator
Programmed By – STP (3)Voice [Spoken Words] – Chris White (18)
Bass, Guitar [Additional] – Emil Nikolaisen
12 Pitch Black/Heat Death
Guitar [Additional] – Emil NikolaisenMastered By – Maor AppelbaumVocals [Additional] – Ida Helen Fjeld
13 Black Versus White
Bass – Dag Anders SandellVocals [Guest] – Amanda Palmer
14 Trash 2:27

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Track 14 is not listed anywhere on the release. This is a cover version of Trash from Suede.

Made in the EU.

Track 1 recorded, produced & mixed @ House of APB.
Tracks 2 to 13 recorded @ House of APB.
Tracks 8 & 11 mixed at Taakeheimen Lydrike.
Track 12 mixed at Harry's Gym and mastered at Maor Appelbaum Mastering, California U.S.A.
Track 13 engineered at Taakeheimen Lydrike and mixed @ House of APB.

Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 86970 18202 7
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo] 53415502/88697018202 22
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB50
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 06029

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88697436532 Apoptygma Berzerk Rocket Science(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL, Reg + Ltd, Dig) GUN Records (2) 88697436532 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
88697456462 Apoptygma Berzerk Rocket Science(Box, Ltd, Med + CD, Album, Dig + DVD-V, PAL, Reg) GUN Records (2) 88697456462 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
88697 45668 2 Apoptygma Berzerk Rocket Science(CD, Album) GUN Records (2), Sony Music 88697 45668 2 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
88697456472 Apoptygma Berzerk Rocket Science(Box, Ltd, Lar + CD, Album, Dig + DVD-V, PAL, Reg) GUN Records (2) 88697456472 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
88697018202 Apoptygma Berzerk Rocket Science(CD, Album, Unofficial) GUN Records (4) 88697018202 Russia 2009 Sell This Version


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February 7, 2018
i love this album - wish they would release it on vinyl.


June 15, 2009
Rocket Science is what it is. Either you hate it completely, or you adore it completely, there's nothing in between. I am not going to blame anyone but I see that this album makes it really hard for reviewers to stay objective. People have really flamed this album for what it is.
While Rocket Science clearly takes another step into the alternative rock direction that started with YAMATW, there is a lot more here beyond just another indie rock album.
Rocket Science is an album to get lost in, like a deep forest with lots of various paths. Rocket Science is an album that shows you the paths, but doesn't tell you to follow them. It's an album that, if you look beyond the surface, opens a lot of new doors for you, giving you the choice if you want to go through them or not.
A lot of people judge Apoptygma by their current style but seems to forget looking at the actual message. I don't think those who can't stand Rocket Science really get what Apop is really about. It's not the music, but the message. And the message is stronger than ever on this album.
It seems like every time Apop release a new album, people initially flame it to hell, but after a time it grows on people.
What is my personal opinion? That Rocket Science is a masterpiece. The depth of the material and the amount of detail put into the album is just breath-taking. The whole album is littered with hidden meanings and symbols, as I said, paths you can follow.
If you look beyond Rocket Science's indie rock exterior, you'll find that it's a very personal album, probably Stephan's most personal album so far, it gives a whole new perspective on the world if you are open for it.
If you prefer the older Apop and need a futurepop fix, don't buy this album. If you don't mind that Apop do what they want and aren't bound by limitations or formulas, get this.
I have seen a lot of people who are quick to jump the hate-wagon and saying that Apop are becoming too mainstream. I just keep asking myself why that is such a big issue, because obviously this is a very deep and meaningful album, and very personal.


April 19, 2009
Apoptygma Berzerk continue to evolve. This album continues the more "rock" based song structures a'la their previous album (You and Me Against The World). The electronic sounds are pushed back in the mix a bit more, and are at times more electro / retro ish. Plenty of catchy choruses done as only apop can. The first single from the album was "Apollo (Live on Your TV)".

Full marks for following their instincts, and pushing the creative envelope how they want to.



March 13, 2009
Cripes! where does one begin to review this ABSOLUTE train wreck called 'Rocket Science'? Mr. Groth seems to think that electroclash is the way to go after forsaking his EBM roots for this rubbish, weak vocals, cheesy synths and dumb lyrics. It's worse then any of that 'Fairlight Children' crap he put out a couple of years ago. After listening to this 'You and Me Against the World' seems like a classic! This is clearly the end of Apop for me from this point onward.