"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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Roleplaying with a guy named Bino Prassa, a tall goth dressed all in black with a mohawk, I didn’t expect to discover a cyberpunk musician.  Wandering around the apartment while we took a break, I noticed all of the hallmarks of a cyberpunk in my midst. Antiquated technology, Shadowrun books, CDs including Front Line Assembly, […]

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On the back of last month’s Cyberpunk Music Dossier here’s this month’s Cyberpunk Music Dossier. Assembled from hastily-plastered flyers found on digital billboards across the internet for your perusal, presented in no particular order, a mixture of fresh releases and one of two recent classics that may have escaped your attention. Are your headphones in […]

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Outland Industries is the Klayton version of Toha Heavy Industries from Tsutomu Nihei’s works. Toha Heavy Industries is a monolithic corporation that shows up across Nihei’s manga creating a thread that connects them all. Outland Industries is that for Klayton’s musical works such as Celldweller, Scandroid, Circle of Dust, and even other FiXT Music (Klayton’s […]

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In an effort to keep things fresh we’re trying a new format for our music reviews. Our monthly roundups will give you insight into new submissions and findings from around the web. Don’t worry about our extended feature reviews going anywhere though – we’ll still be writing long and in-depth reviews for albums and release […]

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Damage, aka Máriusz Bari, is a Hungarian cyberpunk novelist, journalist, and musician. He is best known for his novel, Damage Report (which you can download for free here if you speak Hungarian), and as the editor for The Dose, a short lived cyberpunk/goth subculture magazine. He currently maintains a blog called Planet://Damage and is creating […]

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HKE is a slippery fella. No sooner have you pinned him down than he’s gone again, lurking somewhere in the ether behind a vaporous cloud and a double-dozen masks. With countless releases under his belt and an endless list of pseudonyms, he’s something of an enigma in our digital times. He’s also a very busy boy, […]

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“Press play,” says a youthful digital voice. A VST choir begins to sing. A gentle melody chimes. This is our introduction to James Ferraro’s Human Story 3, a “dialectic on the discord between technological advancement, human folly and human progress” (in his own words). Ferraro has been doing the rounds for some years now, operating somewhere in […]

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One of my favourite things about electronic music is how well it lends itself to concept work. Whilst many a good concept album has been created in a more traditional band setting, electronic music is better suited to removing the player(s) from the equation, instead leaving a body of sound that stands apart from the […]

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Cyberpunk is intrinsically linked with electronic music and synth experimentation. For a movement so interwoven with digital tropes and hyper-technologies it makes a lot of sense. Sometimes, however, you really crave some rocking guitars in your life, and California’s Erase Negate Delete bring just them to the table. The three tracks on the Disconnect EP […]

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