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It’s been a year since I started writing these. I still haven’t been offered a job as a licensed cyberlimb repairman, nor have I taken to operating exclusively out of backstreet squats or abandoned strip-malls bypassed by soaring overhead highways, but automated 18-wheelers are on their way so who knows how long it will be […]

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Exceptionalism? What a joke. I get it though, I really do. You’re just a kid and up until now you’ve had a parent or two who’s been telling you that you’re clever and talented and if you work hard enough you can have it all. They’ve been telling you this while hiding anything that requires […]

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It’s hot. Too hot. Close to the skin, slick sheen of summer sweat hot. The kind of hot that demands an escape from the city, somewhere there’s a cool breeze and a drink with ice in it. If that happens to be a VR headset in an air conditioned Clean Air parlour where you can […]

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Sometimes you want to kick back on a fishing boat, feel the cool evening breeze come off the bay, wait for a bite that never comes and listen to pirate radio while drinking a beer. Chances are that you’ll have to imagine the boat, and an open window is as close to the breeze as […]

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>HELLO >RUN HELLO >RUN ./ >RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN Modular Reaper Imager – 1nh4l3 d34th If you’re looking for slaughterhouse industrial sounds, then Modular Reaper Imager has an auditory meat hook and a sonic chainsaw ready to carve your desires into pieces. It’s an album devoid of joy or delight, a soundscape of […]

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It’s not like you haven’t done this before, but there’s an illicit thrill about getting access to music when you’re not supposed to that just doesn’t dim with age. Your contact forwarded you a valid crypto key for one-time use. It was fate, really, you reflect as you punch in commands: git clone ssh:guest@>neondystopia.com/dossier/march git […]

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… And for those of you just tuning in, where the hell have you been? You’re streaming live from enndee-dot-enn-yuu, rotating through no less than eighteen different sources. Lowest latency. Freshest sounds. Set your TLS to two-point two, drop that TTL to ten minutes, and crack that volume. In the next hour we’ve got releases […]

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With the forthcoming release of Ghost in the Shell (2017) at the end of March, I’ve been preparing myself. I’ve rewatched the 1995 anime. I’ve listened to the soundtrack. I’ve held back from binging on Stand Alone Complex. I’ve suffered through the Steve Aoki remix of Reawakening. Today, in my capacity as Neon Dystopia’s go-to […]

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No preamble this month. You came here for the music, and there’s going to be a lot of it. Cyberpunk Community Soundtrack – Volume 6 “It’s a world where you’re judged by what you say and think. Not by what you look like.” The Cyberpunk Community Soundtrack is now in its sixth consecutive year and […]

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