"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 link between hip-hop and cyberpunk may not initially seem like the most obvious musical connection. Industrial’s cybernetic fusions of organic instrumentation and machinery, rave’s dayglo futurism or, more recently, synthwave’s re-imagining of 80’s kitsch and the video store synths of Vangelis and John Carpenter might be more obvious candidates for the ‘cyberpunk music’ title. […]

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The Cyberpunk Community Soundtrack project has celebrated the completion of its fourth year with the release of its new 2014 compilation. Comprised of a massive 47 tracks from 19 artists, the compilation contains a great range of tracks indicating that fans of cyberpunk music are in for a very healthy 2015 indeed. Listeners will find an […]

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The cyberpunk music scene in 2015 is off to a great start with Stockholm-based producer Irving Force’s recently released debut, the Undercover EP. The EP’s six atmospheric tracks not only invoke clanking cyborg factories in tracks like ‘Constructing Androids’ or neon-lit back-alley gang fights in the crushing ‘Meat Grinder City’ through the medium of pulsing bass […]

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Scandroid invokes a level of cyberpunk that few other musicals projects have. As you are drawn into the engrossing music, you envision walking the streets flanked with neon signs, and AI lurking in every corner. By the end you are sure, man has achieved something more than human. Scandroid is the a project spearheaded by […]

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How many music producers would claim William Gibson’s Neuromancer as their favourite book?  Just one, as far as I can tell, and that’s Com Truise (according to this interview over at The Skinny). Com Truise is one alias of Seth Haley, a well-respected music producer in the electronic music world.  He’s known for his complex multi-layered rhythms and technical prowess […]

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Some people just don’t seem to be getting the credit they deserve.  Ignasi Velasco is one of them. Velasco, based in Barcelona, is a composer focused on making music for soundtracks; whether that be films, trailers, or games.  Have a listen of the track below and imagine watching a trailer for the next release in the Deus […]

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T3RR0R 3RR0R
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While it is certainly electronic in nature, the particulars and idiosyncrasies of T3RR0R 3RR0r make any further categorization awfully difficult . Their music is frequently comprised of a combination of rapid beats, erratic melodies, and organized cacophony.If one checks last.fm, the band has been ascribed tags like “dark electro”, “industrial”, “aggrotech” and “ebm”. Regardless of which tag […]

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Another week, another heavy dose of dark and dreamy cyberpunk goodness.  Episode #4 is a bit more subdued compared to last week’s podcast, though there are a couple of standout tracks; one of which is Unmaking The World by Oneohtrix Point Never at the 15:30 mark. Here’s Episode #4 of the Cyberpunk Dreams podcast (remember, you […]

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This week Telekord brings you over an hours worth of Cyberpunk goodness.  My personal highlight is Blade Runner’s end theme by Vangelis. Without further hesitation, I bring you Episode #3 of the Cyberpunk Dreams podcast presented by Telekord of Dream Catalogue (find them on BandCamp and SoundCloud).

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