Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Cyberpunk & Cyberculture: Science Fiction and the Work of William Gibson

Cyberpunk is the fiction of a culture saturated by electronic technology. Its vocabulary is the language of cybernetics, biotechnology, corporational greed and urban subcultures. Massively succesful in both book and film form, cyberpunk has redefined not only contemporary science fiction but also, through its capacity to anticipate "technology" and its cultural impact, analytical work in the social science and humanities. This text explores the work of a wide range of writers, setting their work in the context of science fiction, other literary genres, genre cinema and contemporary work on the culture of technology. Seven main themes are addressed: the impact of virtual technologies on identity, space and community; the interplay of technological and mythological motifs; reconfigurations of the body initiated by technoscience; issues of gender and sexuality; the siginificance of the sprawling megacity; cyberpunk's Gothic traits of monstrosity, transgresison and social unrest; and the editing of history and memory. 

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Orphx - Radiotherapy LP

New album from Canadian industrial techno duo Orphx. Available now on Hands Productions.

Tensile (Radiotherapy excerpt) by Orphx

1200 µRh (Radiotherapy excerpt) by Orphx

Contamination (Radiotherapy excerpt) by Orphx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Romeo & Juliet: The War

Fantastic looking new graphic novel by the legend behind Spiderman, Stan Lee. Based on the classic tale by William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet: The War takes place in a cyberpunk future. It is due for release Spring 2011 on 1821 comics.

Voidloss - Light Collapsing

Another great release from Voidloss.

 Voidloss - Light Collapsing EP - Labrynth LABD082 by Voidloss

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Yellow Tears

Yellow Tears are a sonic art collective based in New York. They create disturbing drones with terrifying power electronics and noise. They have released a number of albums for Hospital Productions, most notably The Pissmop LP in 2008. Check out these live performances below:

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Nightclub Location 01

I found a potential kind of location that I would be interested in for Yashar. The property is situated in the Greenpoint area of New York city. Pure industrial.


Deformation Technique - Planetary Solitude

Planetary Solitude by deformationtechnique

These New Puritans

Standout track for me from the album Hidden, released last year.

Also remixed by Salem, and is available free to download on

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Surgeon - Breaking The Frame (DTRLP2)

Techno pioneer Surgeon releases first album in over 10 years. The previews sound fantastic.


dark matter
Transparent Radiation
Remover Of Darkness
the power of doubt
We Are All Already Here
those who do not

Release date: 30/05/11

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Salem Mixtapes

The amazing Witch House group Salem have just put all of their mixtapes available for download from their website. There are no direct download links, so I have posted them all here:

I will also be posting a special Witch House article soon.

Fear of God

Dark ambient, sonic art piece I created. Influenced by Swans, Nordvargr, Tim Hecker and Witch House.

Fear of God by yasharcyberpunk

Ryoji Ikeda - Datamatics [ver.2.0]

datamatics [ver.2.0] is the latest audiovisual concert in Ryoji Ikeda's datamatics series‚ an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi--substance of data that permeates our world.

Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work. The technical dynamics of the piece, such as its extremely fast frame rates and variable bit depths, continue to challenge and explore the thresholds of our perceptions.

It will be shown on April 18th at the Barbican, London.

Datamatics [ver.2.0] premiered in 2006 at the AV festival in Newcastle, and has since been exhibited at the Pompidou Metz, Ars Electronica Linz, Grec Festival de Barcelona and Concertbouw Brugge. 18 April's performance marks the first time since 2006 that it's been shown in London.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Orphx - Fwd Podcast

Orphx delivers pure techno with no frills. Sinewy beats that flex searing percussion and aggressive synthesis are prominent in this dark and no holds barred exclusive mix. This duo is normally known for their impressive hardware live sets that push the boundaries of modern techno in an exhilarating flurry of mechanical sound. Jonas Kopp, many Orphx originals, Surgeon, and Traversable Wormhole all make an appearance in this journey to deep ominous space. (From Fwd)

Demdike Stare - Eurydice
Signal - Ermafa
Orphx - Stillpoint
Ø - Kuvio3
Haus Arafna - Pain to Love (You Never Made a Sacrifice)
Frank Martiniq - Blast Corps
Realmz - Source Unknown
Traversable Wormhole - When 2D Meets 3D (Peter Van Hoesen mix)
Karl Ranau - Memory of Source
Giorgio Gigli & Obtane - Psychological Scene of the Imagination
Huren - Kaltbruchig Acideath A1
Giorgio Gigli & Obtane - Untitled (Orphx mix)
Casual Violence - Blackhaus
Planetary Assault Systems - GT (Function and Jerome Sydenham mix)
Northern Structures - Self Similarity
Ancient Methods - Else (Ugandan Methods mix)
Kryzysztof Penderecki - De Natura Sonoris No.2
Orphx - First Light
Female - Backlash
Pan Sonic - Indicational
Surgeon - Bad Hands (Monolake mix)
Blut Aus Nord - Chapter 1
Orphx - Possession
Coil - It's in My Blood
Jonas Kopp - Alkitran
Orphx - Axial
Oureboros - Devoid of All Time

Cloaks - Versions Grains

Cloaks produce heavy, noisey, industrial dubstep. Their debut album Versus Grain was released 2 years ago. This remix package contains some of my favourite producers at the moment, Ancient Methods and JK Broadrick. It will be available as a digital download and limted vinyl release. Not to be missed.

Read full review of Versions Grains LP Sampler (Ancient Methods Mix) - CLOAKS on ©