PLANETDAMAGE S13E01: How Damage Report Is At The Moment

Radio silence now officially over, I guess. This is Damage Von Rock and that word tapestry of ROCK above is the ebook cover of Damage Report, my debut book (paperback published in 2012 by publisher house Mangafan) - once again produced by my good friend Vera Moiré. The downloadable version will be available in early March, unfortunately for English readers, only in Hungarian. The book itself is similar to an updated version of a Mondo 2000 New Edge Guide, only with more blood-and-cum-spitting gonzo. If you don't speak Hungarian, I can't blame you, it's a tough bitch to learn, apparently. My second book - a novel - is in the works, it's in English and no, it doesn't have a publisher just yet.

Now go and watch Cult and Black Mirror.
Reporting back in when the stars look nice and I have a caffeine overdose.

The Damage

IMPORTANT: in need of a Mage: The Ascension Tarot deck


This is actually important. Lots of research and extra brainpower is being invested into the new book. Due to numerous reasons (which are mostly attributed to that research processs), I am in dire need of a Mage: The Ascension Tarot deck (depicted above). If you want to sell yours or know someone who would sell theirs, please get in touch at planetdamage[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you and please pass this message to those who know.

MUSIC FOR 2013-02-22 (Brooke Candy, Nexus Kenosis, Divines)

Brooke Candy

Nexus Kenosis


  • TOTAKEKE albums for free on Bandcamp for a limited time - one of the greatest albums on Tympanik Audio, grab all his stuff until you can!
  • CRL Studios presents: Reconnection isn't free but has an amazing list of artists from Tineidae to Millipede, A Field of Black Orchids or Sleepless!
  • NEON SHUDDER is a story set in a city worn down by the clutch of an overbearing presence coursing with neon blood flowing through a machine heart.
  • Zan Lyons performs in Berlin for TED

  • GAMES: The Sparkle 2 Evo

    Subtle, captivating, addictive. These three words describe the world of Sparkle - world in which you make a tiny aquatic creature evolve into becoming a grown, magnificent being. We give you control over your Sparkle's development and wellbeing, and you have one goal - to evolve. Whilst exploring the Sparkle Void, you find various nutritious elements to eat. Sometimes you will even have to fight for food with other species. You become what you eat - you get to choose whether your sparkle becomes a fast and aggressive carnivore, a sluggish but fast-eating herbivore, or an omnivore, whose features lie somewhere in between. Insight to your Sparkle's DNA strand will give you information about the progress and will help you plan which microelements you want to focus on eating next. You will also get to fight giant bosses from time to time. But there’s no rush to keep the game in full swing at all times. (MORE INFO HERE)


    GAMES: WATCH_DOGS open world gameplay

    As Wikipedia says about WATCH_DOGS, The storyline of Watch Dogs is built around the concept of information warfare, data being interconnected, and the world's increasing use of technology—questioning who exactly runs the computers they depend on. The game is set in an alternate reality version of Chicago, Illinois, which is one of many cities to feature a supercomputer known as a "CtOS" (Central Operating System). The system controls almost every piece of technology in the city, and contains information on all of the city's residents and activities which can be used for various purposes.. It pretty much sounds like the TV show Person of Interest to me. You'll see why.

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2012-02-20

  • 5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think: Chen designed a study — which he describes in detail in this blog post — to look at how language might affect individual’s ability to save for the future. According to his results, it does — big time.
  • Scientists find weird new property of matter that breaks all the rules: The new theory of order, which involves the spin of electrons, breaks double time reversal symmetry and exhibits quadruple time reversal symmetry.
  • THE CYCLES OF CHAOS: DECONSTRUCTING INITIATION: St. John of the Cross, a Christian mystic, wrote of this experience as "(it)...puts the sensory spiritual appetites to sleep, deadens them, and deprives them of the ability to find pleasure in anything. It binds the imagination, and impedes it from doing any good discursive work. It makes the memory cease, the intellect become dark and unable to understand anything, and hence it causes the will to become arid and constrained, and all the faculties empty and useless. And over this hangs a dense and burdensome cloud, which afflicts the soul, and keeps it withdrawn from God".

  • "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus": Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment?
  • More human than human: how Philip K. Dick can change your life: You might note that, alongside Dickensian and Kafkaesque, we now have an adjective to describe this state of affairs. Phildickian. And the world seems more phildickian every day.

  • GRANT MORRISON: Spoken Word Performance at MorrisonCon

    Grant Morrison's spoken word performance with Gerard Way from MorrisonCon in Las Vegas. The first 90 seconds or so are missing but it is otherwise complete.

    DIE ANTWOORD: before Die Antwoord there was Max Normal and Max Normal.TV

    Amazing to see how Die Antwoord's stage and interview personae differ from those of their previous projects Max Normal and Max Normal.TV. Ninja and Yo-landi talking at length about their fuck-the-corp-hack-the-world attitude and looking like they've just came out of Hackers - this is just amazing, mental, post-cyberpunk insanity from a corner of the world where the future looks very, very different from what we've been fed. The future doesn't get any more interesting than this. (more on wikipedia, weirdestbandintheworld)

    THE LINK VAULT OF ROCK: 2013-02-17, In Vertigo and Awe

  • Delete Everything Now: So I was having dinner the other night with an acquaintance who works in a difficult-to-define area of, I suppose, “design research”. His job requires him to do things like, for example, discover how people are bootstrapping networked drones on the Afghan-Pakistan border.
  • Long Interview With Douglas Rushkoff On Present Shock: “Quantifying the entirety of reality isn’t as much of a problem as accepting that data set as reality. What happens is we lose awareness of access to all the nooks and crannies that haven’t been quantified.”
  • Brainwaves Translated Into Music for Cerebral Soundtrack: Neurological researchers in China have created a method of transforming brainwaves into music that better mimics human compositions.

  • 12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet: But did you know that they’re not teaching you all of the alphabet? There are quite a few letters we tossed aside as our language grew, and you probably never even knew they existed.
  • First 3-D Printed Records Sound Awful—And Amazing: As the groove of a record is a microscopic image of the analog audio, she starts with the digitized waveform, using Python to take it directly from the MP3 file, and renders the shape of it into an STL wireframe using Processing, an open source tool that automates the file generation.

    Codes in the Cloud - You Are Not What You Think You Are (Rival C.RMX)

  • BLEEP: DIY Electro Synth Kit

    This DIY kit includes all of the components you need, including the world famous 556 Integrated Circuit, jumper wires and prototyping breadboard as well as a speaker to create your very own DIY Synth. In building the circuit you gain an understanding into how the various components combined can create a whole plethora of wonderful noises. (more info and order link here)

    TEASER: data.scan [nº1-9] - Ryoji Ikeda

    1 February - 10 March
    MU Eindhoven

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-02-14

  • First Bionic Eye Sees Light of Day in U.S.: Consisting of 60 electrodes implanted in the retina and glasses fitted with a special mini camera, Argus II has already won the approval of European regulators. The US Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to follow suit, making this bionic eye the world's first to become widely available.
  • WHEN WORDS COLLIDE: The Helix Files - Chaykin & Cameron's "Cyberella": Cyberella -- the riot grrrl with the Bride-of-Frankenstein haircut -- was the face of Helix prior to the line's launch. When it was originally announced, by the name "Matrix," Cyberella was the face we saw. And when the name "Matrix" became Helix (because of a then-in-production Warner Brothers movie called "The Matrix" which turned out to be a pretty big deal a few years later), it was Cyberella chastising us that access had been denied and we'd have to learn to call the line by its new name.
  • MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE: Syfy Mini From Ridley Scott & Frank Spotnitz: Syfy has finalized a deal to adapt Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Man In The High Castle into a 4-hour miniseries event with Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Hunted) attached to write and serve as Executive Producer, Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions will produce.
  • LOSING MY INTERNET CONNECTION IS LIKE GOING DEAF: American TV news provision is famously awful. I was treated to the view of Anderson Cooper, presiding over CNN like some slick straight-to-DVD supervillain, sending reporters out into lethal blizzards and forcing them to describe what standing unprotected in the middle of a lethal fucking blizzard is like.

  • How Music Label Vlek Makes Ephemeral Sound Physical, While Giving Away Their Catalog [Gallery, Interview]: When music moved from live venues to radios and recordings, artists had to find a way to respond. Now, labels struggle to be heard in the era of Spotify and streaming, always-on, always-overabundant media. We could talk grander themes, but the possibilities of this conflict are most vivid in a microcosm.
  • Is an unseen planet skirting edge of our solar system?: A planet four times the size of Earth may be skirting the edges of the solar system beyond Pluto, according to new research. Too distant to be easily spotted by Earth-based telescopes, the unseen planet could be gravitationally tugging on small icy objects past Neptune, helping explain the mystery of those objects’ peculiar orbits.
  • The top 30 indie games to look out for in 2013: So here it goes, 30 indie titles that all look like they're going to be an absolute blast to play, in one way or another. Not including SpyParty, of course. You already know how excited I am for that one.
  • NEIL HARBISSON IS A CYBORG WHO HEARS MORE OF THE WORLD THAN WE SEE: But Neil’s life would change drastically when he met computer scientist Adam Montandon and with help from a few others, they developed the eyeborg, an electronic eye that transforms colors into sounds. Colors became meaningful for Neil in an experiential way, but one that was fundamentally different than how others described them.

  • LECTURE: William Burroughs on wishing machines and the occult

    Audio recording of a lecture & writing class with Q & A with students at Naropa University. Poet Allen Ginsberg is also in the audience & asks some questions. Burroughs covers topics including paranormal phenomena, magic, synchronicity, precognition, dreams, his cut-ups technique for writing, & he answers many questions from students & from Ginsberg in a Q & A. He reads from some of his fiction & non-fiction writings. The woman who asks many questions near the end & thanks him at the end I believe is Anne Waldman of Naropa U.

    This recording comes from Naropa's audio archives available free to stream at There the recording is listed as: "William S. Burroughs class on the technology and ethic of wishing - Part 1 (June 25, 1986)", plus Part 2. I've joined both parts together in this YT upload & edited out nothing. The short silent gap somewhere in the middle is found in the original too.

    RAZOR COATED CANDIES for 2013-02-13

    Razor Coated Candies were visual mixtapes I did when I was working with Dragontape and their service was still functional within the realm of human comprehension and patience. Now? Semi-regular dumps of music links and embeds that keep me alive and kicking. Look grateful and send me more links if you want pimpage.

    We are very excited to share with you today a glimpse into AYRIA's much anticipated new album with this upcoming digital EP “Plastic And Broken” that includes two original tracks, as well as five remixes. “Plastic Makes Perfect” combines a driving bass synth line inspired by older styled EBM, which has also now become part of the AYRIA arsenal of styles, but this time, the bassline is blended thickly with layers of intense and chaotic synths and chanting vocals. (Ayria finally coming out with some new material, judging by Missed the Mark, she's still ROCKING OUT with her powerful landmark grunge electro.)

    30 years since their groundbreaking dark ambient album "This Death House" ATTRITION's Martin Bowes has combined forces with his wife Kerri on their full length movie score, written for the film G.H.O.S.T from cult U.S. horror film company Mutantville. From uneasy, shifting atmospheres to main themes on piano, vocals and strings, the album was remodelled and mixed at the Cage for this audio only version...


    TRAILER: Proteus (a very lo-fi exploration game)

    The emperor of the South Sea was called Shu [Brief], the emperor of the North Sea was called Hu [Sudden], and the emperor of the central region was called Hun-tun [Chaos]. Shu and Hu from time to time came together for a meeting in the territory of Hun-tun, and Hun-tun treated them very generously. Shu and Hu discussed how they could repay his kindness. “All men,” they said, “have seven openings so they can see, hear, eat, and breathe. But Hun-tun alone doesn’t have any. Let’s trying boring him some!” Every day they bored another hole, and on the seventh day Hun-tun died. – Zhuangzi


    Proteus is a meditative experimental game about exploration and musical discovery for PC and Mac, now available on Steam, with a Linux version and soundtrack album to follow.

    Video production: Erik Ravaglia (@erikrva)
    Music: David Kanaga

    Game by Ed Key (@edclef) and David Kanaga (@dkanaga)


    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-02-12

    Shiv-R, May 25, 2013, Slimes!

  • Another blog post that won’t make any money: Journalists certainly shouldn’t spend their time worrying about how to make their articles more attractive to advertisers.
  • S ALEXANDER REED. ASSIMILATE: A CRITICAL HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL MUSIC. BOOK: In Assimilate, S. Alexander Reed provides the first ever critical history of this fascinating and enigmatic genre tracing industrial music's trajectory from Throbbing Gristle's founding of the record label Industrial Music in 1976, to its peak in popularity on the back of the band Nine Inch Nails in the mid-1990s, and through its decline to the present day.
  • Finally, A Fashion Show for the Freaks: Burgeoning label Chromat — which made the costumes for Beyoncé's Super Bowl backup dancers — debuted at fashion week with a wonderful celebration of weird. Like every subculture of Tumblr come to life.



  • TRAILER: Ghost in the Shell Arise Teaser PV

    IO9 just posted the first teaser trailer for Arise, the next installment in the Ghost in the Shell universe. We're talking about an OVA, four 50-minutes parts. What's more important - it's 2027 and it's a prequel! (more via io9)


    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Damage interviews Zoog Von Rock of Angelspit

    Angelspit frontman Zoog Von Rock has been a long-time comrade on the battlegrounds, fighting the war against apathy, boredom, fake revolutions and grey culture. We put the internets on our coffee table of ROCK and gathered around it, Zoog in New York, me in London and talked about social media, music and the future. How do you talk to your fans? What sort of effort do you need to put into communication? What do you need to sacrifice to live your dreams? And more words of wisdom ahead.


    As you might have noticed, there's a lot of Angelspit activity on my blog, always have, always will be. This is because I don't just support their music that I love a lot, but also appreciate their know-how and how they decide to share that with all their fans, how they constantly try to renew themselves and how they put all that change into terms and processes that are simple to grasp, yet are powerful to live by. Support them if you like what you see and hear - here's their site at and you can buy their stuff on Black Pill Red Pill.


    VIDEO PODCAST: Channel Hell 001

    ANGELSPIT's fifth member The Liar did the next hot thing after sliced bread and made the kind of show MTV was when they did 120 Minutes and Aeon Flux and what MTV should be in the cyberpunk futurepresent. This is insane video collage work rooted in chaos, entropy, the visual equivalent of a TB303 resonance knob and mad criticism. Rating? Ten out of fucking ten. Full-on.


    Angelspit - Princess Chaos (Metafakt Remix)
    The Presets - My People
    Zombie Girl - Creepy Crawler
    Angelspit - Sleep Now (Angelspit remix)
    Combichrist - Never Surrender
    Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub)
    Ladytron - Destroy everything you touch (sasha involv2er remix)
    IAMX - Nature of Inviting (Black Light Odyssey Remix)
    Angelspit - Vermin
    Houratron - $$ Trooper
    Angelspit - Defribrillator (Brian Doviak Remix)

    BOOKMARKS FOR 2013-02-06


    DARE: Hand in Carbon Fiber Film

    Pierre says he would most definitely go in for cancer treatment after a party trick like this. I've drank glowstick fluid and I'm still alive and kicking, so I bet I could second his sentiment. YouTube comments usually dare the guy to put his dick in the carbon fiber film. We would rather not comment on that.

    CONCERT VIDEO: Death in June (2002, New York)

    DEATH IN JUNE has always been a strange, subtle and powerful influence over the years. When I started submerging myself into the underground, the first concert I went to was that of Der Blutharsch, the second included Death in June, NON and Boyd Rice (with Scivias being the support act at both events). When I was writing Death Beat Club, my first collection of writing (that's going to make it into the ebook edition of my first published book Damage Report), it was mostly Zeromancer and Death in June that was on. When there are longer periods in my life that need retreat and silence, it's Death in June. Douglas P. has a lot to do with the sombre little fucker in my heart that I often end up being. Today, in the offices - another day when work needs music, not that the loud and disturbing kind. So I end up listening Douglas P. Again. Enjoy this gig. Truly amazing. According to my friend Pierre a single DIJ track has more power than a whole gabber setlist. His words are not without a seed of truth.


    GNOSIS: You Program Reality


    “Everything is literally entangled, it can all be communicated with and affected ‘at a distance’ because there is no distance, only a simulation of apparent separation which our limited consciousness feeds us second by second at 11 bits. The ‘telepathy’ which brings people together is no more or less supernatural or unlikely than the ‘telepathy’ which brings two of your fingers together when you think about it. Patience, participation and constant close observation of what’s going on, on the inside and on the outside will soon make you a fine sorcerer, if that’s what you want to be.” (via temple of electric light)


    If I need a creative kick, a surge of motivation after a shitty day or a WARD OF ROCK, I more often than not go for Zoog Von Rock's material. As far as I hear (and know), he's working on new blipverts (that's a Max Headroom reference but it refers to video shorts of great content) - one of them being about lyric content and how to test your words of great wisdom. Enjoy!