Wednesday 19 August 2015

Da Funk Back To The Cyberpunk

It's not secret to all of you now that my nerd buttons get pushed something hardcore when it comes to Cyberpunk. You should also know I adore electronic concept albums such as The KLF's Chill Out and Felix Da Housecat's Kittenz & Thee Glitz. Where is this heading you may ask? Well a recemt twitter follow alerted me to Hide & Sequence, where both these things are combined. Here's the passage to go along with this release:

"Snow wakes up abruptly, the immense noise of grinding machinery fills her ears. As her eyes struggle to focus, her heart begins to pound. The pin holes of light in the night sky are suddenly blocked out by a ominous shadow moving towards her. As the giant teeth swing into view she lets out a scream, but there is only silence.

Snow rolls and hastily scrambles out of the way, just as she stands up the metal claws of the crane smash into the earth where she just lay, uncovering the twisted metal and debris surrounding her. As she turns around, the junkyard landscape becomes clear.

Heading towards the perimeter, Snow squeezes herself through a large breach in the crumbling wall and heads towards the open field. Off in the distance, she spies the glowing skyline of the city. The only place she's ever known.

Crouching in the tall grass, staring at the horizon, Snow has only one question... Where is Jax?"

The album itself is chock full of Cyberpunk genres from punchy EBM to bleepy techno and even my other not so secret weakness, vocoders. The intro is particularly lush and absolutley cements the atmosphere going in, but even the more upbeat tracks are on point, and give a nice break to the usual moody ambient I look for to go with my Cyberpunk. Most certainly looking forward to the other installments of the series, should make for some fun listening (and a a story to boot!).

Oh and before I go, I was going to practice some freelance after effects stuff using the audio, only to find he'd already got that covered. And to a much higher stndard than I can do currently. Seriosuly, this is the type of stuff I WANT to be making, must get in touch with them and see if I can' scoop some tips.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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