Tuesday, 19 September 2017
After millions of plays since 2011, Blue Stahli's 'SHOTGUN SEÑORITA' - as remixed by Venezuelan Metal Drum & Bass artist Zardonic ( below ) - gets an officially-sanctioned release.
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Thursday, 20 July 2017
With Klayton's other personas grabbing all the limelight lately, ( namely quasi-80s synthrocker Scandroid, and post-90s industrial metaller Circle of Dust ) and both having multiple releases in the last 18 months, it's about time his most famous alter-ego made a comeback. Here, we see Celldweller in an introspective mood, in a cut taken from the forthcoming album OFFWORLD. Released on July 28th, its melancholy textures herald somewhat of a detour from the usual crushing Electro-Metal sound.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
REPOSTING THIS GREAT CLIP TO CELEBRATE THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLADERUNNER, AND THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL, BLADERUNNER 2049
Ridley Scott's landmark - and career-defining - film, was not a hit when it was originally released in 1982. Too slow and ponderous for the action blockbuster crowd, it suffered from bad word-of-mouth arising from film-goers who had been led to expect a gung-ho action movie in the wake of Star Wars, and Scott's previous hit, Alien. It wasn't until late-night re-runs on TV, that it slowly began to gather momentum and attract a fanbase.
Things came to a head in 1990, when a 'workprint' of the film ( the original cut without the expository Raymond Chandler-style voiceover ) was accidentally released for a one-off cinema screening. The resultant positive response prompted the studio to re-release the 'director's cut', first on the arthouse cinema circuit, and then later on home video.
With its visually-arresting cinematography and art direction, and with a score by electronic music genius Vangelis, the film now rightly appears in all-time 'best movie' lists.
Below is a beautiful edit of some of the film's key scenes, cut to a soundtrack of New Order's Blue Monday, assembled from cover versions by Orgy, Zook, Cliff Martinez and Chemical Brothers.
If you haven't seen the movie, this will very much whet your appetite, and if you have seen it, what better way to have a quick refresher of Scott's singular vision of the future?
Note: Contains spoilers.
Friday, 23 June 2017
Sunday, 18 June 2017
20-minute Alien invasion thriller Rakka ( starring Sigourney Weaver, above ) is the first 'volume' from his new Vancouver-based Oats Studios. A year or two back, we were pretty bummed that Neill's proposed sequel to Aliens ( in which Hicks and Newt survive ), got put on the back-burner after Ridley Scott's success with The Martian. But with Scott following his polarising Prometheus with the anti-climactic performance of Alien: Covenant, we wouldn't be surprised if he will soon be moving on, and that studio heads are reconsidering Blomkamp taking the reigns. However, after seeing Rakka, where again Blomkamp uncannily blends CGI with the real world, as he did with the low-budget breakout hit District 9, do we actually want him back on the big studio treadmill? Judge for yourself...
[ NSFW! ]
Oats is a loose collective of film-making experts that features all the necessary talent to create a movie, under one roof. And - uniquely - it's crowdfunded, where only the most popular ideas will be the ones to make it into full-blown production.
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