I have no idea why I am so obsessed with this song… It’s so cool!
I feel like I haven’t really watched that many new releases last year so I’ll make up for it this year!
I mean I did watch Elysium, but let’s be honest, that movie was trash disappointing - No wonder the Oscars ignored it. But then again they ignored Looper, one of the best films of the year…
Hopefully this year will be better… Especially in terms of sci-fi.
Edge Of Tomorrow - May 30
Groundhog Day with aliens?! This looks interesting. The trailer makes it look like a complex yet action filled special effects movie. Emily Blunt was great in Looper, and I’m always interested in how Hollywood recycles high concept ideas like Groundhog Day.
Jupiter Ascending - July 18
Once again The Wachowskies do Cyberpunk. Mila Kunis is a cleaner and Channing Tatum is a human slash wolf. I’ll be honest, this could either be just about okay, or really godawful. I mean the dialogue in the first trailer was horrendous. But I’m a sucker for cyberpunk stuff…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - August 8
I am interested to see if Nickelodeon Movies can save themselves after the horrid The Last Airbender. They have changed a few things, not too sure if that’s good or bad, but I want to see how they adapt TMNT for a current audience. My hopes are not high considering the turtles are now uglier and everything is Westernised to death, but it looks pretty…?
X-men: Days Of Future Past - May 23
Time travel and an ensemble cast of mutants, with Brian Singer directing. My hopes are kind of high for this one…
I better start saving up to watch these!
A crazy chiptune demo I made under my IDM alias “Pulse Nine”.
Made mostly with the Logic Pro 9 ES P synth and good old Bitcrusher! I think I might have gone slightly overboard with this one, but we’ll see how this one goes down…
All riffs are original as far as I can tell, and the drum kit is called Lo Fi Kit. And yes I do like all things cyberpunk!
Just in case you missed it, here is another recent experimental composition I made!
I was given a brief where we had to showcase ideas of “Collapse”, through music and / or sound composition.
Here I blended time stretched sounds of coins spinning around then collapsing, with ambience consisting of an underground train station.
This is to show the collapse of the economy, against the backdrop of many people going about their daily business, seemingly unaware of the “impending doom” situation.
I created a short experimental electro acoustic composition based around Frankz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”.
I imagined the part when the lead character discovered he was not human, hence I reversed and time stretched sounds of drills (for a “horror” element) and bells (for a “dawning of realisation” element”), then added some synths to emphasise a surreal and abstract nature.
This is part of my “Workshop” compilation, where I create various experimental works for a University project.
Haven’t posted in a while, but we’re still moving!
New niche genre compilation “TOUR” is on the way, featuring genres like New Britrock and Dark Pop, so check this space regularly for updates.
We also have a new domain www.meltedleatherrecords.co.uk to make life a little easier.
Just experimenting with some new designs for the blog - I’m trying not to mess up the new design like @soundcloud and @spotify did with theirs!
Check out my new secondary blog Cyberpunk Time! - www.cyberpunktime.tumblr.com
I finally watched this 1995 anime movie after, yes after, watching the Stand Alone Complex series adapted from the movie, which is of course a very complex series in itself! Here we get less than 90 minutes of “Ghost In The Shell”, yet I still got incredible depth in terms of story and characters, and awesome imagery and ideas. I knew what I was in for having watched Stand Alone Complex beforehand, but hey, this is still a thrill ride for first time viewers.
The story is set in a world where robots, people and people who look like robots (“cyborgs”) exist. It is these broad social relations that make the movie interesting - From the philosophical talk from a robot’s point of view about what “human” is, to the ways which technology constantly outdoes man. A group of operatives called Section 9 lead by the iconic cyborg Kusanagi, goes after a computer and (creepily) human hacker The Puppet Master, with politics and a breath taking futuristic slash dehumanised Japan thrown in for good measure. The screenplay is tightly written, which really shows here; every frame counts and nothing unnecessary exists. I particularly liked the designs of the technology and architecture, and the way every scene has something important to say about life.
I hear that this is movie was very influential on anime as a genre, and I suspect it is/was as it captures the essence of creating interesting entertainment out of crazy yet strait forward ideas, without going off on a tangent or coming across as absurd (it seems you can get away with anything in animation nowadays). Ghost In The Shell is a prime example of a movie which has great “watchability” - I of course won’t hesitate to watch it again and again, even though it is a little too complex at times and is, if I’m not much mistaken, missing a third act.
4 stars out of 5.
Cyberpunk Time is me writing about various Cyberpunk media for the fun of it!
I’m going to start writing a few entries on #Cyberpunk stuff I have watched…
I don’t think anyone will read it, but hey i suddenly like the culture so I’m going to write about it for fun!
Mostly reviews on Cyberpunk media like Blade Runner, Ghost In The Shell, Ergo proxy etc…
Click the tag below for more entries, and btw the artwork photo is from http://www.gdefon.com/fantasy/383452-Cyberpunk_city_lights_future_Skyscrapers_train_Tok.html and the font is Writers!
My new Homework #House EP is now available to see on Youtube! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSIBW4fmdWX20zegSUDhb6UkqjWlybL1y
TOOK A LONG TIME BUT I FINALLY FINISHED MY #HOUSE EP!
Made an EP for my Uni work - I like minimalism so I’ve gone all House for this one!
(C) 2014 Phil Marchie