Continuing this week’s Cyberpunk theme, I put together some cyberpunk themed music videos (no repeats from yesterday’s list, no worries). One thing is should note, the NSFW tag is new here and mostly just a minor warning. Most of the videos are pretty tame but Brut Carpenter’s remix of Tech Noir is pretty gore-tastic. Nothing realistic-graphic, more cartoony-funny-graphic.
Tech Noir – Gunship
Shut em Down – Celldweller
Tomorrow People: A music video novel
This Means War – Volker X
Into the Night – Nero
Shock to the System – Billy Idol
Sentient – Perturbator [UNCENSORED]
Black Earth – Reminor
Tech Noir (Brut Carpenter Remix) – Gunship
I don’t have too much to say about these videos, I mostly just like the sounds and the feel of the videos. I’ve mentioned before my love of animation, I really love claymation style, which is why Tech Noir (original) is the first in the list.
Tomorrow People is a really interesting idea of making an interpretive graphic novel from found content and I really liked the song.
This Means War has a really interesting 16-bit art-style I really really like. The style reminds me of other modern games that use a similar style like Uncanney Valley and, what seem’s to be EVERYONE’S favourite right now, Undertale. As Ross from Accursed
Farms says “I will take good pixel art to crappy 3D anyday”, and I agree with that statement because to me it speaks both to an artist’s vision and priorities when they choose to make an intentional “compromise” of not using the newest tools they can afford but may not be able to skillfully wield and preferring a more classic style that they can more fully ulitilise.
When my friend posted the Tech Noir music video, I was impressed. It had all the elements of the 80’s I like to remember including the synth and the robo-cop stylized character, the hero’s journey trope, and the “at the time cutting edge” claymation which today looks so enduringly beautiful and I was pretty skeptical about a remix music video from some Brut I’d never heard of. I was so wrong and I’m so glad about it.
Brut Carpenter’s remix is a live action reimagining of the story of “boy-saves-girl” story
told in the original. The cartoon violence and the goofy costumes are completely on point striking that same tone that b-movies, such as the original. The cartoon violence and the goofy costumes are completely on point striking that same tone that b-movies, such as Full Moon Features(1), managed to have where it’s just serious enough to make you feel but so over the top that it becomes a borderline comedy at times. This is why I choose to end the list with this remix (and how i could justify a repeat on the same list).
Tune in tomorrow because 12th May is Offbeat On-point’s first birthday! Tomorrow I will be posting the 2017-2018 Manifesto and posting a special comic featuring our newest contributor: Brad Evans.
- This reference probably dates me but I have many many fond memories growing up watching Full Moon movies including the Puppet Master series (think Toy Story, but more violent and sexual), Dollman, Demonic toys (I’m starting to see a pattern here that I didn’t see before, maybe there’s a reason why I still like toys/cartoons…). I had no idea Full Moon continued to be a thing until as reciently as 2013, I honestly just assumed they died in the early 2000’s but if I was to catch up on their releases I have a feeling that’s probably where things went down hill anyway. Another Thursday, someday, I’ll have a Full Moon Features post.