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pbradley 10.03.2008 03:25 AM

"Cyberpunk" music.
 
Recently I've began reading William Gibson's Neuromancer. Also, by chance, I've also been listening to Massive Attack's "Angel" a lot again which, I feel, has a kind of cyberpunkish feel. So now I want more music that might compliment reading cyberpunk. I'm downloading Oval's 94DISKONT thinking some glitch might work? Anyways, you all know any music that kind of brings that kind of bleak techno dystopia feel?

uhler 10.03.2008 03:27 AM

nervous gender is good. same with the screamers.

ZEROpumpkins 10.03.2008 03:39 AM

Fluke & Underworld (mid 90's era)
Fluke's song Absurd has been used in basically every cyber-punkish movie (except the Matrix, for some reason)

Death & the Maiden 10.03.2008 06:34 AM

Certain Einstuerzende Neubauten songs: Das Schaben (nine minutes of industrial sounds), as well as less obvious ones like Schwindel, Fiat Lux (only some parts) and Der Kuss (maybe the most beautiful guitar solo ever, in a weird way). The last three always give me some weird nostalgia, often for the original 1963-1989 Doctor Who, sometimes for something I just can't grasp.

ZEROpumpkins 10.03.2008 06:50 AM

Yeah you'll get some pretty wickid German cyberpunk. I spose ATR could be considered it.

Death & the Maiden 10.03.2008 07:04 AM

According to Wikipedia, Daydream Nation is a Cyberpunk work.

Pookie 10.03.2008 07:09 AM

Cyberpunk Music

**This list represents a breif list of cyberpunk music. Not all cyberpunk-style bands are listed. If your personal band is not here, please do not be offended. I have simply compiled this list from the writing of several net users and I have not (and do not intend to) keep this list up to date.
  • "In the end, cyberpunks listen to whatever the fuck they want."
  • The Velvet Underground (Gibson's favorite cyberpunk band)
  • on claims in VOX magazine, Feb 1994, that Brian Eno's "Nervenet" is "the
  • closest thing I've heard to a soundtrack for Neuromancer"
  • Gibson wrote lyrics for Dog Star Girl song on Chris Stein's "Debravation"
  • Front Line Assembly
  • Front 242
  • Negativland
  • Ministry
  • Information Society
  • Electrik Music
  • Art of Noise
  • Devo
  • Billy Idol's Cyberpunk album
  • U2 (Zoo TV?)
  • Pink Floyd
  • Chemlab
  • Sonic Youth
  • Neal Young, "Trans" album
  • Voivod
  • Many computer .mod music files can be considered cyberpunk

gualbert 10.03.2008 07:15 AM

Prodigy.

ZEROpumpkins 10.03.2008 07:32 AM

Yeah, post-Fat of The Land Prodigy

noisereductions 10.03.2008 07:40 AM

Atari Teenage Riot !!!!!!!!!

batreleaser 10.03.2008 09:38 AM

nervous gender is phenomenal!

StevOK 10.03.2008 10:57 AM

I have Billy Idol's album Cyberpunk. I've never listened to it, though.

al shabbray 10.03.2008 11:05 AM

the soundtrack to bladerunner by vangelis is burned into my mind as THE cyberpunk soundtrack

NWRA 10.03.2008 11:14 AM

Suicide's first album?

noisereductions 10.03.2008 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by al shabbray
the soundtrack to bladerunner by vangelis is burned into my mind as THE cyberpunk soundtrack


check out the brains on Al

al shabbray 10.03.2008 11:20 AM

thanks :)

but every cyberpunk related book Ive read, I got those sounds played between my ears, in a really good way

noisereductions 10.03.2008 11:23 AM

haha, word.

If I even see the cover to a Gibson book I hear "SEVEN!" in my head, if y'know what I mean.

al shabbray 10.03.2008 11:24 AM

yes! its kinda strange. I would say that the cyberpunk genre is soundwise the most fixed genre for me, hahahah

when I read burroughs stuff it depends completely on the modd I am in

max 10.03.2008 12:24 PM

PRONG is VERY cyberpunkish (RUDE AWAKENING and CLEANSING especially)
FILTER of course
COCTEAU TWINS?

al shabbray 10.03.2008 12:26 PM

ok, then boards of canada are in a way too, and maybe the whole warp records rooster


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