"The music flows through the earphones into you. These vibrations bring a shiver to your spine as you are engrossed by the sound. The lyrics bring a swell to your chest as you are inspired by their content. As the song winds to a close your eye darts to the clock at the bottom of your screen. It has been hours since you began. Where has the time gone?"

In this section, you will find review and analysis of cyberpunk music that is inspired, influenced, or overlaps with the genre.

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A fan of awesome mid-80’s/90’s science fiction? Techy-savvy enough to own a VR headset (cheap cardboard’s fine if that’s your thing!)? If so, jack into the net and follow me through the ephemeral wiring, it’s time to watch ESCAPE CODE. Developed by Josh Hassin, Director/Animator of San Diego studio, Look Mister, his latest film is, […]

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There’s no-one but you and the rats in the alleyway. There’s no camera watching the fire door that’s covered in the same sheen of soot as the rest of the brickwork, and more importantly no camera covering the dumpster. The padlock put up a decent struggle, but not enough to stand up to your vintage […]

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Angst is the new single from Damage. This is Damage’s first new single through his new label, Two Gods from the UK. The song, Angst, is a heartfelt expression of the angst one feels when they realize that they are losing a part of themselves, or failing to achieve their dreams. A common feeling for […]

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As is the norm these days, the recent trailer for the upcoming live action take on Ghost in the Shell garnered both the usual round of cautious optimism and outright distaste. Put me in the camp of the former; I’m a sucker for anything where Scarlett Johansson plays something less than human. But while I’m happy […]

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There’s no ceremony when unix time clicks over to 1483228801. Welcome to 2017. Please applaud. Fortunately where a change in date and time has failed to deliver a cause for celebration music can be played to fill the void; January’s cyberpunk music dossier has you covered. Stilz – Starcrash You know Stilz; you know him […]

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It’s December, but you wouldn’t know it by the light of the screen. Instead you’re indoors with a UV lamp and a dying monitor trying to coax out the words on your screen: Cyberpunk Music Dossier, December 2016. Master Boot Record – Flashback Master Boot Record is a word sequence close to my own heart. […]

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The witching hour is behind us. Halloween is over. The tide of scary clowns with rubber masks over robot faces has receded from our shores and as we pick through the wreckage a handful of memory sticks and shrink-wrapped audio tapes stand out. Here’s your Cyberpunk Music Dossier for November, rounding up the releases of […]

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For over three decades, the legendary Front Line Assembly has built its timeless music legacy with powerful, challenging sounds on themes such as futurism, transhumanism, and robotics, as well as cyber crime warfare and sci-fi. Their attitude towards music has placed them on top as one of the most influential electronic/industrial bands of all time. […]

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Tokyo, 2517 – Welcome to the world of Scandroid. A future where the floating city of Neo-Tokyo cast a dark shadow of the dark, robot city of Old Tokyo. It is in the neon-lit ruins of Old Tokyo that Red searches for the retro sounds of the 1980s to revolutionize the future and find his […]

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