Invasion of the Gabber Robots

Gabber is a type of techno music that is harder, darker and faster than most, and is characterized by having unintelligible sounds. I’d never actually heard gabber until I saw this Web site, created by a group of graphic artists and musicians called The Laziest Men on Mars. The Flash presentation starts with a Japanimation-esque intro, where some evil dude with a half-metal face tells the crew of a space ship “ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US” in a computerized voice. Then a song, “Invasion of the Gabber Robots,” plays over a show of dozens of photos that have all been digitally altered with the evil guy’s catch phrase. It’s written on a fortune cookie slip, on the warning label of a pack of cigarettes … it’s lit up in giant squares as a Wheel of Fortune puzzle. You have to see it to understand it, and even then, you probably won’t.