Cyberpunk Music Thread -- First edition.What is Cyberpunk Music?
Well there's two different ways to break this down.
Purist.>The music must contain dark lyrical elements>The music must contain electronic music and punk elements>The music must be related to the advent of technology somehow>The music must contain at least a few accessory elements of Cyberpunk culture, such as drug use and cyber crime.
Non-Purist>The music must seem like it could emerge from the cyberpunk future>The music must be (of ideas or expression) bold, new or experimental>The ideas must be futuristic or experimental in nature, or relate to the strange relationship between technology and humans
Everything else is fair game. If you've been listening to music that you would consider cyberpunk, drop it in the thread with a brief description of why. This thread will be a place to find music, share music, and listen to music. If you are a creator of what you consider to be cyberpunk music, go ahead and share it! Almost anything can be extrapolated to be futuristic in ways that could be cyberpunk, so have at it!
I'll start us off with some recommended listening:>The Doldrums - I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here in My Satellite
The Doldrums have usually been what I'd call loose Cyberpunk. Their front-man is a lanklet faggot with a contralto voice but to be honest I love everything that he makes. I'm Homesick... is another song that talks about the relationship between tech and humans, and finding yourself longing for human contact through the addiction of the screen. The instrumental is this aggressive, almost Toxic by Britney Spears style jungle beat with synthesized and sampled violins, guitars, drums. Its a great song>Machine Girl - Status
Category: Purist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhNJPqBwKcQ
Machine Girl... goddamn Machine Girl, they never cease to amaze. It's two white dudes from the American east coast who make this shit. One just does some drum sampling and live drums and the other one is the real idea-talent behind it. Status is a song, expressed in the most cyberpunk terms, about getting way too fucking high. "Status? Whats your condition?!/Manic! I'm pickin blisters/Static - cut off transmission/I've had it, this trip will take me off the planet/..." The song is riddled with weird polyrhythms, strange samples, strange math music, expert screaming. Some of the best shit I've ever heard to be honest. If you're into weird music then listen to Machine Girl. They're some of the best out there.>Show Me The Body - Trash
Fresh from the streets of NYC, this is some of what I'd call the purest cyberpunk. Gritty vocals, anti-establisment/drug/crime drenched vocals, electronic sampling in almost every song. The creation philosphy of these fuckers is to create by destruction, throwing up the compression, the filters, taking samples and then aurally obliterating them, reducing it to noise rubble. They mention tech sometimes, but its not the focus of their music.
Alright fuckers, have fun. I made this thread because I love you guys.