Month: June 2019

Perturbator - promotional picture

Crossing the Uncanny Valley – Perturbator, Société des Arts Technologiques (Montréal), May 13th, 2019.

Perturbator is without a doubt the best known synthwave artist presently active. What is less known, however, is that Perturbator is James Kent, son of Nick Kent, journalist for the seminal British mu...

Soundtracks to a Dying World: Disasterpeace

If you think about it, the histories of video game and cyberpunk culture are closely intertwined. Both began gestating in the late 1970s and began leaving their marks on pop culture in the ‘80s. The “...

“We’ve Got a City to Burn” – The Best of E3 2019

While in recent years the E3 conference may have devolved from a beautiful smorgasbord showcasing dozens of new, innovative games worth getting excited over to a deflating hype machine populated large...

Synth Riders VR Presents the FiXT Essentials Playlist, Vol. 1

Hey. Hey kid. You like VR? How about synthwave? Do you like soaring across the vast, vector-graphic landscapes of the Grid? Of course you do, it’s the 21st century. Lucky for you, I got a new, 1...

Soundtracks to a Dying World: Metric

“He’s really reaching now,” you’re probably thinking. “He can’t keep reeling in synthpop bands forever. I want more industrial, fucker.” And sure, Metric, the four-piece new wave revival b...

The Legacy of the Matrix

“Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” On Easter weekend twenty years ago, movie-goers took this message to heart when the question was on...

“Do I Look Civilized to You?” – the John Wick Series’ Parallels to the Cyberpunk Genre

I am very, very excited for tonight. I’ve got my tickets to go see John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum and am prepared to watch Keanu Reeves do what he does best on the silver screen: massac...