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<nettime> TORTURE CLASSICS: Performance LIVE, Album Release & Infomercial


TIME LIFE presents

TORTURE CLASSICS
http://www.TORTURECLASSICS.COM

UBERMORGEN.COM feat. JAMES POWDERLY




TORTURE CLASSICS
ALBUM RELEASE, INFOMERCIAL & PERFORMANCE

Sit back and relax, as we make this incredible music come alive!

Seoul / Daebudo / Vienna, August 13, 2010, 18:00h
PRESS-PDF: http://tortureclassics.com/PRESS/TC_PRESSRELEASE_13082010.pdf


TIME LIFE announces the release of the TORTURE CLASSICS COLLECTION.  
Torture Music is the kind of music that's perfect for sitting in the  
Afghan or Iraqi Desert, sharing a prisoner for a night, or relaxing  
in a  military barack or a CIA black site in some godforsaken country  
on a lazy afternoon. It's music thats just makes you feel free and  
drives others crazy. But, the artists included in the TORTURE  
CLASSICS COLLECTION have taken the Torture Music sound and given it a  
psychotic and everlasting quality. This  Torture Music compilation  
includes 60 songs, tons of images, uncensored videos, pdfs and extra  
bonus material. The Ultiimate Collection DOWNLOAD-DVD inlcudes both  
The White Site Album and The Black Site Album.

To kick-off of the release of  the TORTURE CLASSICS ULTIMATE  
COLLECTION DOWNLOAD-DVD, a 24h TORTURE-GALA-PERFORMANCE will take  
place. The headlining act of the evening will be James Powderly, who  
will be subjected to Musical Torture, in the experienced hands of  
Hans Bernhard, who will blast Justin Bieber's "Baby" and the new hit  
track "Two Different Tears" by the original K-pop Idols the  
Wondergirls. He will be tightened into stress-positions to prevent  
him from muting the sound. This showcased event will take place in a  
cell at Gyeonggi Creation Center Facilities in Daebudo - an island  
off the western coast of South Korea, formerly used by the Japanese  
to torture Korean orphans. This event will be streamed live.


PERFORMANCE
http://www.TORTURECLASSICS.com/PERFORMANCE

INFOMERCIAL
http://www.vimeo.com/14084957

DOWNLOAD-DVD/ALBUM
http://TORTURECLASSICS.com/musique.html
Create a bloodbath in your ears and a psychotic shock in your brain!


Hans Bernhard: "With TORTURE CLASSICS and the 24h-TORTURE-GALA- 
PERFORMANCE, we create a spectacular media-event and a s(e)oul- 
penetrating product. We shine a "single" spot-light on this dark  
world of sonic military interrogation."
James Powderly: "Now, you too can own the  TORTURE CLASSICS  
COLLECTION, America's Red-Hot and Dark-Blue Torture Hits. The  
DOWNLOAD-DVD is designed to enhance US security, keep Americans safe  
and preserve freedom at home and in the rest of this festering, sad  
and unstable world. I could listen to these magical tunes over and  
over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over..."
Stevie Benton of Drowning Pool, which has played to U.S. troops in  
Iraq, told Spin magazine, "I take it as an honor to think that  
perhaps our song could be used to quell another 9/11 attack or  
something like that."




TORTURE CLASSICS
THE BLACK SITE
TOP 30

TORTURE CLASSICS includes blockbuster tracks from Metallica, Rage  
Against the Machine, Britney Spears, NIN, Eminem, Queen, Nancy  
Sinatry, The Monkees, Justin Bieber, Wondergirls, Falco, Tanya  
Tucker, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, the Barney Show and the Meow-Mix  
commercial. And for a limited time only, thanks to governemental  
copyright infringement, TIME LIFE can offer you all these confession- 
inducing torture tracks for free.  Its all here in the TIME LIFE  
MUSIC TORTURE CLASSICS COLLECTION:


1. F**k Your God - Deicide
2. Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker
3. Rivers of Babylon - Boney M
4. Bulls on Parade - Rage Against The Machine
5. Hells Bells - AC/DC
6. March of the Pigs - Nine Inch Nails
7. Baby one more time - Britney Spears
8. Meow Mix TV commercial - Meow Meow Meow
9. Die MF Die - Dope
10. Enter Sandman - Metallica
11. We Will Rock You - Queen
12. Take Your Best Shot - Eminem
13. White America - Eminem
14. These Boots Were Made for Walking - Nancy Sinatra
15. Kim - Eminem
16. Barney Theme Song - Barney the Dinosaur
17. Bodies - Drowning Pool
18. Sesame Street TV Theme Song
19. Babylon - David Gray
20. Born in the U.S.A - Bruce Springsteen
21. Shoot to Thrill - AC/DC
22. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
23. All Eyes on ME - Tupac
24. Dirty - Christina Aguilera
25. America - Neil Diamond
26. American Pie - Don McLean
27. Click Click Boom - Saliva
28. Muskrat Love - Captain & Tennille
29. We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
30. Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf


DOWNLOAD-DVD/ALBUM
http://www.TORTURECLASSICS.COM/order.html
Create a bloodbath in your ears and a psychotic shock in your brain!




TORTURE CLASSICS
THE  WHITE SITE
TOP 30


1. Der Komissar - Falco
2. Private Dancer - Tina Turner
3. Mandy - Barry Manilow
4. Cold - Matchbox Twenty
5. A Question of Lust - Depeche Mode
6. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
7. Music Non Stop- Senor Coconut Y Su Conjunto
8. El Jefe De Narcos - El Potro De Sinaloa
9. Rasperry Beret - Prince
10. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
11. Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson
12. Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley
13. Baby  - Justin Bieber
14. Mmmm Bop - Hanson
15. Country Trash - Johnny Cash
16. Travelin' Soldier - Dixie Chicks
17. Witness Dub - Roots Manuba
18. Rock Music - Pixies
19. Dance of Shiva - KarmaCosmic
20. I'am A Believer - The Monkees
21. Kopi Dangdut - Inul Daratista
22. Your Pussy's Glued To A Building On Fire - John Frusciante
23. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
24. Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
25. The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra
26. Two Different Tears - Wondergirls
27. I Wear My Sunglasses At Night - Corey Heart
28. Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys
29. My Life - Billy Joel
30. Venturea Highway - America


DOWNLOAD-DVD/ALBUM
http://www.TORTURECLASSICS.COM/order.html
Create a bloodbath in your ears and a psychotic shock in your brain!

INFOMERCIAL
http://www.youtube.com/user/tortureclassics





PERFORMANCE
24H-TORTURE GALA

LIVEIMAGE:
http://www.TORTURECLASSICS.com/PERFORMANCE

In this once-in-a-lifetime-performance, high-value detainee James  
Powderly will be immobilized with a wide range of stress-position and  
musically tortured for a full 24 hours by listening to K-Pop  
superstars Wondergirls "Two Different Tears" off TIME LIFE MUSIC's  
exciting TORTURE CLASSICS COLLECTION. You can watch James unravel  
LIVE to the mellow and demented sounds. He will be tortured by the  
experienced interrogator Hans Bernhard of UBERMORGEN.COM.

During the performance, Powderly will be able to hit his head against  
the wall along to these great songs, as this special memory becomes  
burned into his brain. This experiment is as dangerous and pointless,  
as it is glamorous and totally rock n' roll. James will confess all  
his sins and have a chance to relive his Chinese prison experience -  
incarcerated for six days in a Bejing jail during the Olympic Games  
in 2008. Throughout the entire performance, Powderly will be on the  
verge of a very melodic psychosis. Applied techniques will include:  
Prolonged kneeling on the floor, cold room, very loud music, sleep  
deprivation, stress-positions, prolonged hooding and exposure to  
bright lights and strobes.

Special guest stars include, "Superenhanced" interrogation specialist  
Wendy (aka Wendelin P. Teister), U.S. navy psychiatrist Dr. Shird  
Kaukasian and a special appearance by Olympic Gold-medalist, Kim Yuna.

This radical media-stunt will occur at the Gyeonggi Creation Center  
Facilities in Daebudo: the same facilities once used by the Japanese  
to detain and torture Korean orphans during the colonization and  
World War II. Don't miss this one-time-only performance that is  
guaranteed to keep you "wall-slamming", singing-along and rocking-out- 
of-your-mind all night long!

DATE/TIME OF LIVE-STREAM:
FRIDAY, AUG 13, 2010, Full 24 HOURS:
FROM 10am GMT (5am EASTERN, 6PM GMT+8)
UNTIL SATURDAY AUG 14, 10am GMT (5am EASTERN, 6PM GMT+8)

LOCATION: Gyeonggi Creation Center, Daebudo (South Korea)
ONLINE: http://www.TORTURECLASSICS.com/PERFORMANCE
FOLLOW THE PERFORMANCE ACTION PROTOCOL ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ 
TORTURECLASSICS




BACKGROUND
FROM BRITNEY TO BARNEY

Music Torture has been officially and publicly confirmed by  
government officials, human rights organizations, prison guards and  
interrogators, as well as suspected terrorists who have been detained  
in military prisons and detention centers. The United Nations and the  
European Court of Human Rights have banned the use of loud music in  
interrogations.

The United States Department of Defense and Central Intelligence  
Agency has made extensive use of sonic interrogation techniques, ie.  
torture by music, in facilities like Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay,  
Kandahar, Bagram Detention Center and numerous "black sites"  
scattered around the globe. Such Interrogation techniques, combined  
with sleep deprivation, hard treatment, water-boarding, air  
deprivation and other notorious forms of torture, has been legalized  
under special provision of the United States Department of Justice  
and the White House under both the Bush and Obama administrations and  
continues to be used today.

The actual music used in TORTURE CLASSICS has been reported by both  
prison guards and released inmates (Binyam Mohamed and Donald Vance,  
tortured with music for 76 days) and includes Top 40 hits, Metal,  
Hard Rock, Country and Western, TV theme-songs and commercial  
jingles, as well as original "mash-ups" created by  CIA agents,  
prison administrators, guards and interrogators.

Anonymous: "The Barney Song has a sound that was designed to make  
children feel safe and loved. But it was used to torture people and  
to drive them to their emotional breaking point. Music publisher Jive  
Records changed Britney Spears song title from "Hit me Baby One More  
Time" to "... Baby One More Time" to get rid of the ambiguous  
undercurrent to the catchy pop smash hit".
Sgt. Mark Hadsell: "If you play the same song for 24 hours, your  
brain and body functions start to slide, your train of thought slows  
down, and your will is broken. That's when we come in and talk to them".
Guantanamo Prisoner Ruhal Ahmed: "I can bear being beaten up, it's  
not a problem. Once you accept that you're going to go into the  
interrogation room and be beaten up, it's fine. You can prepare  
yourself mentally. But when you're being psychologically tortured,  
you can't. From the end of 2003 they introduced the music, and it  
became even worse. Before that, you could try and focus on something  
else. It makes you feel like you are going mad. You lose the plot.  
And it's very scary to think that you might go crazy because of all  
the music, because of the loud noise, and because after a while you  
don't hear the lyrics at all, all you hear is heavy banging."

LINKS:
Superenhanced Generator
http://superenhanced.com
  Superenhanced
Videos, photos, text, research-material
http://ipnic.org/superenhanced



AUTHORS

Hans Bernhard: "I certainly don't believe in torturing people, well,  
maybe just a little bit, but i don't believe that playing loud music  
is torture either".

James Powderly: "I think probably, a lot of people might disagree,  
even some of the other detainees might feel like what they received  
wasn't torture. And relative to what someone might receive on a daily  
basis at a place like Gitmo it certainly is not particularly harsh.  
It's kind of like being a little bit pregnant, we were a little bit  
tortured".

TORTURE CLASSICS is a project by the artist duo UBERMORGEN.COM (A/CH/ 
US) and James Powderly (US, Graffiti Research Lab) in conjunction  
with TIME LIFE, the respective artists, copyright-holders and their  
respective lawyers.

TORTURE CLASSICS is an outgrowth, a metastasis of UBERMORGEN.COM's  
"Superenhanced" project - a two year R&D project on "Enhanced  
Interrogations" (newspeak for torture), "Extraordinary  
Renditions" (kidnapping), "Supermax prisons" (high-security prisons)  
and "child imprisonment" (USA, Iraq, Afghanistan). "The Superenhanced  
Generator", an interrogation-software, a series of studio-photos and - 
videos with Lola (2) and Billie (5), torture-performances and  
military-tribunal installations, and now the TORTURE CLASSICS  
COMPILATION are products of this long-term project. TORTURE CLASSICS  
combines the clandestine world of military torture & the special  
sonic interrogation techniques with the pop-culture ethos and glam- 
rock flare of the global music-business.

Powderly's performance related to TORTURE CLASSICS is an extension  
of  his research into mainstream culture's popular obsession with  
terrorism and government-sponsored violence and the celebrity  
terrorists and torturers that fill our screens, minds and water- 
cooler conversations. Related projects include: Top Chumps Radical  
Fanaticals card game, where kids compare terrorists' "stats" to win  
cards and the game, and his music video for Bowie's "Rock N' Roll  
Suicide", which combines footage of bombings, sniper attacks,  
explosions, propoganda and executions, released by terrorist  
organizations on the web, with contemporary music video imagery and  
style.

http://www.UBERMORGEN.COM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Powderly


CREDITS

Wendy (aka Philipp W. Teister), Hyesoo Yoon, Jaewon Choi, Hongik  
University, GCC Gyeonggi Creation Center, Pro Helvetia,  
Bundesministerium fuer Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur BM:UKK Austria,  
lo-res.org, Chris Arendt, Murat Kurnaz, Dr. Shird Kaukasian, Kim  
Yuna, Lotte, RIAA, Breitling, Korean Air, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon,  
Royal Caribbean,




INFOMERCIAL TRANSCRIPT

INFOMERCIAL
http://www.vimeo.com/14084957

/START

INTROSONG HANS/JAMES (The Barney Song):
I love you
You love me
We're a happy family
With a a great big hug and a kiss from me to you
Won't you say you love me too

VOICEOVER: The following is a paid advertisement for time life music  
collection.
In the early 2000's rock-pop music mellowed out. Singers, producers,  
songwriters, Djs and news on the war in iraq and afghanistan filled  
the airwaves when torture music was born.

Powderly: Hi, i m James Powderly
Hans: And i am Hans Bernhard
Powderly: And together we are The Enhancers

Powderly: When we started performing together in 2001 a fresh new  
wave came out of Afghanistan
Hans: Something cruel, mellow and melodic that we have come to know  
as Torture Music.
Hans: Torture Music is the kind of music that's perfect for sitting  
in the Afghan or Iraqi Desert, sharing a prisoner for a night, or  
relaxing on a lazy afternoon in a  military barack or a CIA black  
site in some godforsaken country.
Powderly: It's music thats just makes you feel free and drives others  
crazy.
Powderly: The 2000s and 2010s are the golden era of Torture Music.  
Everytime some Hadji and his interrogator sit in a cell somewhere in  
Egypt, Syria, the US of A or Poland on the in-cell radio or on the  
individual headphones they hear incredible hit songs with a laid-back  
sound.
Hans: It's that smooth and easy feeling that goes away after  
listening to the very same song, very loud, for 24 hours.
Powderly: These songs really take me back to a time of anger and  
fear. And now, let me introduce you to our co-host lizvlx.
Lizvlx: I can't belief i am sitting here with The Ehancers. You guys  
have so many great songs. I think i own everyone of your albums and i  
remember listening to them over and over and over and over and over  
and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and  
over and over again. -
Hans: Thanks lizvlx, it is a great time to be making torture music  
and all these songs bring back a lot of wonderful memories
lizvlx: WOW. These songs sound great.
Powderly: Thats nothing, wait until we get started
Hans: If you love the sound of Torture Music as much as we do, have  
yourself tightend into a stressposition and try not to go mental as  
we make this incredible music come alive.

VOICEOVER: For the first time ever, all the biggest and best Torture  
Music hits of all time together TIME LIFE MUSIC presents the TORTURE  
CLASSICS collection

Powderly: Let's get back to the early 2000s. I remember flying over  
Baghdad with the top down and listening to incredible songs over the  
headphones. like this mellow classic „March of the Pigs" from "Nine  
Inch Nails"
Hans: You know, the 00's was the era of the TV commercial and of war.  
Every ad told a different story
Powderly: And some of the most memorable wars were fought, and the  
soundtrack to the war was written and performed by two pop legends:  
britney spears and the meow mix cat.
Powderly: When i hear a great Torture Music song it always takes me  
back to a horrible place like the supermax facility in Guantanamo or  
a sweltering cargo-container in the desert near Bagram.
Hans: You get a break from the hectic paste of everyday life.
Powderly: Some artist took the Torture Music sound and gave it  
psychotic and everlasting quality.
Hans: And you can hear it in classics like this one from Eminem...
Powderly: In 2002 just about everyone had this album.
Hans: And it made Eminem one of the biggest stars of the decade.
Powderly: You know, some people like a fine wine, others like a ice- 
cold beer...
Hans: ...but in 2000 everyone seemed to be reaching for an american pie,
Powderly: Wow! what great memories. I still can hit my head to the  
wall along to these songs.
Hans: I know what you mean. And now, all of these amazing torture  
music hits together in the TORTURE CLASSICS collection.
Powderly: You'll get some of the most incredible number one hits in  
supermax history.
Powderly: What a classic and here's lizvlx to tell you more ,.

Lizvlx: Thanks guys, imagine 60 of the very best Torture Music hits  
together in one collection, including some of the songs we recommend  
for most effective torture. you can spend a lot of time and money  
trying to find all theses songs, in army camps or downloading them  
from the internet. but time life in conjunction with the CIA, DoD and  
U.S. Army has done all the work for you. and getting it is as easy as  
sending an email.

VOICEOVER: Now, for the first time ever all the most unforgettable  
torture music hits are together. time life presents the torture  
classics collection.
You re-live all the memories of 9-11, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the  
invasion of afghanistan, you get 60 original torture music hits by  
artists like Metallica, Tanya Tucker, Nancy Sinatra, classic tv  
commercials and blood curdling kids television show jingles.
All 60 hits in the torture classics collection have been digitally  
remastered to give you detention cell perfect sound.
You hear the make-me-talk hits, the best mindfucking music, classic  
angst songs and so much more this is the music that made torture pure  
magic.
The DVD is jam-packed with hits and comes with the complete story  
behind these incredible songs, the images, the torture techniques and  
much more.
You can spend hours of time and a lot of money trying to collect all  
the unforgettable hits and images in the torture classics collection.  
If you download now you can get the entire collection for free as a  
DOWNLOAD-DVD and pre-order your limited edition DVD for only 99$95   
or 99Euro95.
But wait, that's not all. When you download in the next 19 minutes we  
will also add a free download link to the best interrogation  
technique ressources, additional images, great videos, in-depth pdfs  
and a free yearly rotten.com membership.
Come and visit us at TORTURECLASSICS.com

/END

VIMEO: http://www.vimeo.com/14084957
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/TORTURECLASSICS
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/tortureclassics
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