Hardcore techno-teds may argue about raising clubland´s beats-per-minute norm from 120 to 140, but it´s all small change next to Station Rose´s Public Brain session, which jigs along at a frantic, undanceable 300 BPM.
The fourth track on the Gunafa 2000 EP, Public Brain Session, is an excerpt from a Neuro Disco event. Developed 18 months ago by Station Rose (Viennese performance artists Elisa Rose and Gary Danner), Neuro Disco is a mobile club with banks of flashing green and white lights, dozens of TVs playing fast-edit distorted images and a soundtrack of varying blips and pulses. They are all computer-coordinated to emanate alpha-waves and, supposedly, hypnotise the punters onto another level of consciousness. Like acid-house a hundred steps beyond, Neuro Disco aims to generate some serious space-out-dancing, but without the use of drugs.
Of course Neuro Disco on record is about as useful as a sponge doorknocker, but Station Rose have now settled in Frankfurt, where they stage a Neuro Disco event at the XS Club on the middle Saturday of each month – an event that´s more trance than dance.
The Gunafa 2000 EP is available in London at City Sounds Records.
For more information about Neuro Disco contact Station Rose Hypermedia.