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Neon Dystopia has the honor of premiering the remarkable short film from director David Placer, Genesis. It’s neon-soaked aesthetic immediately pulled me into the world, no surprise there. The 80s-inspired synth score from Siddhartha Barnhoorn and Sound Design from Dave Walker complete the immersion. I can’t say that there is much real acting in this […]

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In the mid 90’s some of us in England were privy to the late night happenings of Channel 4, one of the (then) 4 main broadcasters on terrestrial television. If you stayed awake long enough on a weekend night you’d be able to catch some rather fantastic anime. It was a well-kept secret, only uttered […]

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Irving Force is a retrowave 80s style synth band whose music calls to memory action scenes from 80s action flicks, many of which were heavily cyberpunk in nature. The Violence Suppressor, released in May 2015, is no exception. It was imagined as a soundtrack for a fictional cyberpunk movie. On the Irving Force bandcamp, they […]

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Kung Fury is really a love note to 80s action movies. Much of the cyberpunk ascetic comes from this period and is well represented here. Kung Fury really only has cyberpunk elements for the record. Most people who enjoy cyberpunk will find something here to enjoy however. There is a Tron homage in the beginning, […]

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Com Truise - Wave 1 artwork
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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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