Monday 18 May 2015

Let's Cyber (Punk)

As you might have guessed based on my outpouring of love of the genre not too long ago, I dig me some cyberpunk. And one of my frequent digital haunts is explicitly devoted to sharing tunes that fit into it nicely. And It's been fun as owt, even got some of my experimental stuff in there to boot, so let's have a rundown shall we?

Syd Mead - City On A Megabeam

Honestly Yoko Kanno could be queen of this post, between her contributions to Ghost In The Shell and Cowboy Bebop there is more than enough future tune to go around. I love the more techy sounds than the jazzy vibes of the Bebop OST though, so lets have more of that.

Aphex has his cyberpunk moments for sure, but nothing comes close to this bit from the Analord series where RDJ lets loose with his own DIY synth, hence the track title. Imagine the cliche Hollywood hacker setup circa '87 and you can almost imagine this one there too. It helps that the tune is real nice too though.

And of course I can't not mention one of the chief players in the ambient field. OPN's blown up in recent years but he still has quality tunes in him. This album was a massive inspiration for me when I started doing video stuff in year 2, and the closing track bears posting again.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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