Rotersand ‎– Welcome To Goodbye

Dependent Records ‎– mind 090
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℗ 2005 Mindbase © 2005 Mindbase
Made in Germany


Contains fold-out booklet of lyrics, pictures & notes on heavy, glossy paper.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 042564 004717
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP 50
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0792
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51520283/MIND090 23
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 10270
  • Other (Price Code): PC 230

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
mind090 Rotersand Welcome To Goodbye(13xFile, WAV, Album) Dependent Records mind090 Germany 2006
mind 090 Ротерзанд* Welcome To Goodbye(CD, Album + CD, Comp) Soyuz Music, Dependent Records mind 090 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
MET 381 Rotersand Welcome To Goodbye(CD, Album) Metropolis MET 381 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Rotersand Welcome To Goodbye(CDr, Album, Promo) Dependent Records none Germany 2005 Sell This Version



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September 2, 2008

Possibly the most important futurepop release ever!

Anyone with the habit of dismissing anything with the label "futurepop" should go on reading, though - Because this is a record that truly challenges the boundaries of the term.
In its basics, this is an EBM album mostly build on structures from pop music, with influences ranging from trance to synthpop. But unlike your average VNV Nation clone, Rotersand manages to fill the album to its brim with unique and varied tunes, where every single tracks stands out.

With Rotersand, nothing is left to chance. Every single little detail in the sound (and that's a lot!) has been cared for until it sounds exactly like it's supposed to, the songs are all catchy without relying on weak clichés, the vocals are rock solid, and the beats are of the EBM-patented stompy kind that's bound to move the dance floor, as everyone sings along to easy lyrics like "Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy!" or "Send the last ship home!". Not a single crack can be found in Rotersand's rock solid surface.

Among pop songs like "Undone" and "Send the Last Ship Home", and anthems such as "Dare to Live", the band have spiced the album with ballads that are almost accoustic in their sound (compared to the rest of the album anyway), as well as the bouncy electroclash track "Would you buy this?", and the instrumental and aggressive, tribal industrial opus that is "Storm"

It's hard to find a favourite track when they are all so good, but "Storm" is a definite floor filler, that always makes people curious to hear more from the band.
All in all an excellent album, that tops the similarly excellent predecessor "Truth if Fanatic" in terms of originality and production.

Do you like VNV Nation, Icon of Coil, Covenant or Apoptygma Berzerk? If yes, then you'll love this album.
If no, then you should check it out anyway, because Rotersand manages to take futurepop to a much more serious level, without ruining any of the fun.