MUSIC: REWORK_Philip Glass remixed

REWORK_Philip Glass Remixed usually meets somewhere in the middle between calming ambient pieces and kinetic electronic contraptions, with a frequent emphasis on pastiche that suits both its subject and its highest-profile guest participants. Beck, for example, stitches together more than 20 Glass works in as many minutes, living up to his stated desire to present a distillation of the composer's entire career as a continuum; the result moves through many phases, with frequently gorgeous results. Dan Deacon, who knows his way around compositions that swirl and clatter hypnotically, constructs "Alight Spiral Snip" around repetitive dissonance before letting the piece give way to smeared-out beauty. Tyondai Braxton gives "Rubric" a toy-box peppiness redolent of his own compositions, while Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson — who knows his way around works both orchestral and experimental — crafts what sounds like an especially inventive bit of portentous film score in "Protest." (via, sent by @dismay22)

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2012: back in the uk

Missing the hard-edge content? Good. I miss it too. I mean I really don't, I've got hilarious amounts of new stuff bookmarked. On the other hand I just moved to London, well, a week ago, to be exact, and this is the first opportunity this week for chilling out and just blogging. Mostly because the exhaustion of the gods is in my bones. I opened a Tumblr in Hungarian for stories and pictures for friends or those who're interested in moving to the UK as well and you can find it at - and most of my content goes to Twitter (which is mainly reblogs) or Facebook. I'll need some time to get accustomed to everything and take up the new tempo but things are heading in the right direction. I would also love to get some extra time to work my site/portfolio hybrid. I am also looking for freelance / part-time / fulltime jobs (infographics/blogging/social media/community management are the four pillars of strength) so if you've heard of anything, know of anything or want to employ a NINJA OF ROCK, you know who to talk to. Lots and lots of background work at the moment so please bear with patience - it will be worth the arduous wait. (Send me links, though, will try to find a way to mash it out once a day.)


Official video for "Violence" by Angelspit from their album "Hello My Name Is".
Video by Tamas Mesmer

Alec Parkinson
Lucy Clements

DOP: Arthur Loveday
Editor/Vfx: YuHang Fong
Production Design: Gabriella Pusztai
Grading: Mazin Power @ Finishing Factory /
Gaffer: Jaime Armengol
Assistant Production Designer: Martina Sottile
Production Assistant: Ana Carolina Sena


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DEMOSCENE: spacecut by cncd

Assembly Summer 2012 Demo competition entry, 1st place.

Title: spacecut
Author: cncd

PHURPA: live in Paris

Cannot get enough of Bon ritual overtone chanting. This is an exceptional (audio and video both amazing) recording of Phurpa in Paris, Théâtre du Châtelet.

PHURPA: Tibetan bön ritual drone meets Alissa Nicolaï [highly experimental]

Recorded in Moscow, DOM-club, live with Phurpa, 2011-Oct-29, posted via EdwardDarOrla, someone with an apparent great interest in not only Phurpa but anything Tegin.

You might have noticed my interest on the interwebs for Phurpa, the rgyud skad overtone chanting Russian ritual group with a special interest in Bön, Tibetan pre-Buddhist practices. (Here's the first PD post about them on 2011.01.01.) This is a recent find - a collaboration between Phurpa and Alissa Nicolaï, shrieking on drone, pain over matter, not unlike the Die Form/Aube collaboration Ukiyo (with the vocals of Mutsumi Oku) or the more anguish-filled releases of Mother Destruction/Sixth Comm.

Dress made by Alissa. Iron ribs and fingers made by Alexei Tegin (leader of Phurpa). Photos by Gremo Photography.

DAMAGE CAPTURE FILE 02: trained death midgets [cyberpunk, glitch and counterculture]

Hello. Etape 2 for Capture File: a coffeebreakful voyeurism into cultural products of cyberpunk, futurepresent, glitch culture and whatnot, every Thursday in the eurozone. This week: more Soundcloud finds, augmented reality solutions and various other random finds of silicone. Above: a great collage of Tokyo night streets mashed together with the Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack (sent by ákosmaróy). If you have anything to add, share or comment, do so here or find me anywhere on the interwebs with the planetdamage handle. And, yeah, have a great weekend.


This week's audio loot inadvertently begins with MORE AMBIENT GLITCH. One of the nicest finds of last week was Enig'matik Records and their latest compilation Painting Pictures on Silence, more electronica for work, zoneruns and anything else you could think of. Similarly laidback but even more experimental is Infinite Rounds, the first album of Hecq that he released under his own name, BEN LUKAS BOYSEN, free to download with similarly glitchy-experimental stuff from the Grundruck archives. Glitch and minimal electro are also abundant EVERYWHERE, especially on Soundcloud - giving you NEWK and JENNIFER TOUCH this time, both of them from the upcoming artists section. If you're more for non-vocal experimentica, Newk will be your companion for the evening, if you're more like into analog bass, a minimal sound and some female vox on top of that in the vein of Farah or Chicks on Speed - then Jennifer Touch is definitely for the taking. Also: my friends at ANGELSPIT are doing a new business model for their releases so far with a package called Spitpill - a 4 GB package that's filled with not only albums but lots of extras from particular album eras, definitely worth trying! (I'd recommend Krankhaus or Blood Death Ivory for Angelspit noobs.)

(Check out samples for each album behind the thumbs. You have to trust me on that one.)
And Hedflux's Rhythm Prism, a find via Enig'matik was a huge psybreak jump-up two-hours session, so I need to give you this, too!


The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding, image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way in which we operate within it.

This week was quite a read into augmented reality and its practical applications, mostly advertising and resumes. Keiichi Matsuda's videos were easily the BEST find into AR, showcasing a potentially bloodcurdling density of ads, you'll find these blow with his comments - read more about his take on the future on I was also wondering a lot about how to make a good AR CV - and then I came across this augmented reality CV campaign from 2010 - not the kind of solution that would be an instant win for the masses, though. This was also something we talked about with a number of people - and our sadness felt on how low-grade you have to go to give cheap or overused technology to the masses. QR codes huge in the UK AGAIN? Yeah, new waves of iPhone releases, the ever-raising iPhone penetration and then a new wave of Android platform penetration does provide further waves of possibilities for agencies - until we can smash our faces against the new waves of active lens and AR headwear.

The architecture of the contemporary city is no longer simply about the physical space of buildings and landscape, more and more it is about the synthetic spaces created by the digital information that we collect, consume and organise; an immersive interface may become as much part of the world we inhabit as the buildings around us.
Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging technology defined by its ability to overlay physical space with information. It is part of a paradigm shift that succeeds Virtual Reality; instead of disembodied occupation of virtual worlds, the physical and virtual are seen together as a contiguous, layered and dynamic whole. It may lead to a world where media is indistinguishable from 'reality'. The spatial organisation of data has important implications for architecture, as we re-evaluate the city as an immersive human-computer interface.

KEIICHI MATSUDA: Cities for Cyborgs - 10 Rules
DONA M. WONG: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics

New Theory: Universe Didn't Start with a Big Bang but with a Big Freeze
Hackers Backdoor the Human Brain, SuccessFully Extract Sensitive Data
Warren Ellis' documentary CAPTURED GHOSTS is finally out and available for orders

More stuff next Thursday. News chips and weirdness all week at Stay tuned.

DAMAGE CAPTURE FILE 01: murmur of a glass sky [cyberpunk, glitch and counterculture]

Hello. This is Damage von Rock and this is your coffeebreak into cultural products of cyberpunk, futurepresent, glitch culture or however we prefer to call this these days. This is a weekly edition of recommendations into music, books, weird reads, youtube podcasts, counterculture movements and whatnot. Share and retweet this and send me love, hate or more links to spread to planetdamage/gmail. As for the weekliness: expect Thursdays and I'll keep this regular. I'm receiving so much content these days, it would be dozens of different kinds of sins not sharing the fun with you all. Above: one of the greatest tech advertisements I've ever seen, all orchestrated to the amazing music of Hecq.


That moment when you realize that you're working with headphones on so much that most of the music you listen to is just ambient or sentient glitch. NEW MIND's Fractured is the odd-one-out: if you liked Skinny Puppy, Yeht Mae, Pouppée Fabrikk, Numb and all the harsh and dissonant industrial of the nineties, this will be right up your alley. Lots of great buys and long-forgotten favourites in the cart this week, too. Cyberpunk's musical underdog Eric Chamberlain might have been a bit too obscure with his projects Index and Index AI (his album Sky Laced Silver from 1995 IS A BLAST, one of the best cy electro pop albums I've EVER heard) but with great catchy tunes HE IS GOD. Two of his latest side project releases (TELEPHERIQ and COCONAUT) are evident proofs of this - nothing too harsh but a lot of catchy electro with a nineties sound. Perfect. The biggest surprises this time come from Tympanik Audio as always: STENDECK's Scintilla and brand-new label release Lights by TINEIDAE are gorgeous ambient/glitch releases, great to work to, except for the moments, when you like tracks so much that you need to taskswitch just to look at Winamp. Terrible, I know. (And yet, you simply cannot go wrong with their stuff. Ever.) BEN LUKAS BOYSEN - better known for a few of us as HECQ - also released a new jewel, a more traditional sounding, brooding dark ambient movie soundtrack for Restive, this time on Hymen. And last - something you really need to spend your 5 pounds on - comes the Electronic Explorations compilation. Oh. My. God. All money goes to keep the Electronic Explorations podcast alive, and for that, 61 artists donated exclusive tracks to the cause, which in itself is just enough to donate, and the list of artists will appeal to you very much if you've been in this scene for at least a spell - Access to Arasaka, Milanese, Enduser, Bong Ra, Neil Landstrumm, Ital Tek or The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble... GET THIS COMPILATION!

(Check out samples for each album behind the thumbs. Except for New Mind. You have to trust me on that one.)
And Stendeck's been haunting me, so here's their latest video.


H+: The Series has been something of a stir during the past week. Transhumanism has been on our tits since Sterling, Kurzweil has been all over the news with turning ourselves into methuselahs, then basically making a Lego Mindstorm bot out of the galaxy, R.U. Sirius published H+ Magazine and now he's running Acceler8or for us grinders - and now this. What happens if A Company fits us with implants and a worldwide virus wipes the trendsetters and their eager followers? Or basically this is how it looks from here - very short episodes keep us from getting the bigger picture which is both a great mechanism to keep us all waiting and a goddamn bother at the same time. Great production quality, though! (And six "episodes" are already out!)

Mattin & Anthony Iles (ed.): NOISE & CAPITALISM

I am playing Jenga with the stuff I need to feed on - books on infographics, traditional Chinese medicine and lots of Japanese grammar. That one completely because of Miss Toyclouds.


Yes, this is also partly personal.

Cannot thank Grant Morrison enough to pull me back into the weirder segments of the counterculture and his influence on my past two years is immense. The 2DVD version of the documentary Talking With Gods from H8LA will not only give you a long look at his work process on the non-magickal comics industry work and an interesting panopticon on how other comics artists see him, but also his take on fighting writers' block, magick apart from sigilwork and a longer introduction into his friendship with Frank Quitely. If you're a fan, this is a must. If you're not yet a fan, this is a must, too! (If you need introduction, get his life-changing comics masterwork The Invisibles, read his primer into chaos magick Pop Magic!, check out the wee bit chaotic and weird 45-minutes talk he had at Disinfo Con or check out his Alternity performance.)

My first gonzo non-fiction book on cyberpunk, possible futures and alt/pop culture entitled DAMAGE REPORT was published this April by long-time work partner company MangaFan - and apparently the feedback flow hasn't finished yet! Top pic: two interviews in paper mags: one on social books and more generic stuff in the 2012 July issue of PC World and one on my take on future gaming in the 2012 June issue of Gamestar. Bottom pic: Hungarian creative/socmedia professional mag Kreatív wrote quite appreciatively of the mad brainstorm and claimed it's on the best track to go for a cult status. Hope this is not a kind way of saying But we need to kill you first. Or maybe it is. I should have trained death midgets nailed to my front door.

FINALLY! A collaboration with the acknowledged Australian cyberpunk magazine MACHETE GIRL (they're really working hard to keep cyberpunk afficionados and newbies ROCKING)! This should be out late August - early September if I remember everything right and this issue will also feature a piece I wrote on how technology, bodymods, superhero branding and magick all run side by side.


Gameplay trailer for cyberpunk third-person crime/shooter/immersion package REMEMBER ME. This IP is developed by Capcom, takes place in Paris in 2084 and the protagonist Nilin sounds a lot like.. Yvonne Strahovski? (This one was sent by Ripla - thx! - together with the game trailer which was also sent to me by CoSMo!) And, oh yeah, another one by him below, which is a Live Action "Sleeping Dogs" fight film - taking a bit after Ong Bak and an excessive use of smashing doors at heads. Apparently, any kind of door. Even the one that looks like a table.

TRAILER: copelia (when sounds mutate into something else entirely)

A doctor converts sound into organisms. When his creation is reproduced, the townsfolk become trapped in an evolving, terrifying world. (via

A doctor has invented a strange new technology that converts sounds into protective organisms, which he uses to shield his precious flowers and plants. But when his creation is stolen, reproduced and used on a massive scale by The Authority to shield a town from perceived terrorism, the townsfolk become trapped inside a bizarre, evolving living structure. Copelia zooms in on one story from the entombed city: Engineer Bill Brigmann is divided by the evolving shell from his wife, Agatha, as they share their final intimate days together in a beautiful, yet terrifying world. (even more on

♪ MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE - Burn Like Brilliant Trash

One of the best underdog industrial rock tracks I've heard in a long time. Yes, they are THE Machines of Loving Grace off The Crow soundtrack and yes, they had tracks way better.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Haujobb - Let's Drop Bombs EP (bandcamp)

HAUJOBB just released their latest IDM/electro donationware EP Let's Drop Bombs on Bandcamp. Since their ascent with acclaimed albums like Solutions for a Small Planet or Vertical Theory, their comeback album last year, New World March, was an obvious letdown to oldschool fans - less hypnotic, less rhythmic, more mellow and downtempo and definitely out of sync with the grit-teeth emotional rollercoaster we so came to know. (Still, key tracks like Let's Drop Bombs, Dead Market or Membrane keep the album afloat.) EPs apparently come with better selections of tracks - similarly to the Nomenklatür remix on the previous release (Dead Market EP) -, this one comes with Crossfire (Amnistia Modification), an extended version of LDB and a Horrorist remix for Membrane - enough for a few listenings and quite worthy of support. ROCK!


My long-time friend Sylwia just gave me a heads up on a new Hitachi-related creative competition called Driven Creativity Competition and just by the description of it I could name at least two dozen regular readers who would go on an actual creative spree, so stay wired and heed the words of wisdom below.

Just before you would go work on your own submission, do spare a few minutes of your time and give a vote to Thery's Leviathan, the track above. Not that I would do an endorsement like this regularly, but Thery kicks some symphonic shredding ass, so spread/vote him up NOW! (vote here!)

Entry is free and the competition is for both pros and amateurs across Europe*.
Have your creative drive rewarded with a high-performance G-Technology storage system or €5,000 towards your next project.

The categories of the competition are: Short Film, Animation, GoPro Active, Photography and Music.

*The G-Technology Driven Creativity Competition 2012 is only open to residents of United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and Russia who are 18 years of age and older. Entry is free and you can enter only ONE submission in photography, film or music. Only work created in 2011 or 2012 is eligible. Entries close 24th September 2012, with the category winners announced on the website.

BOOKMARKS for 2012-07-08

  • Alan Moore hates films based on his comics so he's making his own: Moore is working on a new, indie short film series dubbed Show Pieces, and he's teamed up with photographer Mitch Jenkins to make it happen. Considering how vehemently he has opposed films based on his comics, it's definitely interesting to see him branching out into the medium.
  • Gateway of the Mind: In 1983, a team of deeply pious scientists conducted a radical experiment in an undisclosed facility. The scientists had theorized that a human without access to any senses or ways to perceive stimuli would be able to perceive the presence of God.
  • What Happened to Cyberpunk?: Cyberpunk, in the popular consciousness, conjures a glut of dissociated images: Blade Runner’s slummy urban landscape, hackers in sunglasses, Japanese cyborgs, grubby tech, digital intoxication, Keanu Reeves as Johnny Mnemonic. But it began as an insanely niche subculture within science fiction, one which articulated young writerly distaste for the historically utopian optimism of the medium and, in turn, provided an aesthetic reference point for burgeoning hacker culture, before metastasizing into a full-on cultural trend.
  • Bike cross country in your basement with Google Streetview: Biking cross-country is a worthwhile pursuit, but then you’ll have to deal with terrible drivers, rain, bugs, and heat. [Jeff Adkins] over at lowendmac has a neat solution to exploring the country via bicycle without ever leaving the safety and air conditioning of your basement.

(Links sent by @sajtoshu and @honeymooncroon - dunno the source for the goggled monochrome crow lady of ROCK)

MUSIC VIDEO: In Strict Confidence - Morpheus (Hecq remix)

Remember Hungarian pop culture oddities like BugZ and 14sec? Director and subculture freak Tamas Mesmer has just released his new music video for the Hecq remix of In Strict Confidence's Morpheus and he's got Angelspit's Violence MV coming up soon (go check out his MV for Angelspit's Toxic Girl if you want some new-world-wtf cyberpunk, the uncensored edition!)


Gestalt terrorism - my week in one image.

Week 24! Completely unexpected death prognosis combined with low-grade Mattel psychology! Putting my head around glitch electronica and weird glitchery VST plugins to rehash old electro tracks! Finding Budapest's most scovillery food outside the Indian HELL CURRY culinary jurisdiction! Random book signings! Tune in next week for more half-sensical summaries! And now, off to the Xiu Xiu Larsen gig!


miértkonzisztencia, skin hunger

akkor és ott lehet hogy jó ötlet volt
felvenni a Bobby Quine exoszemélyiséget
de így most már
felköpni mélyről a tusoló csempéjére
aztán majd lefolyhat a bringatúra maradékával
piócaviselkedésű persze, néha fekete, néha pantone-kaméleon
de lyukakon mászik be, bár személyiség még sose húgycsőkatéterezett meg
és ennek őszintén örülök

BANDCAMP: lhasa mencur - consensual hallucination

Debut solo venture from London based sound artist Lhasa Mencur - an exploration of luscious textures, razor sharp melodies and meticulously crafted glitches and beats the EP aims to take the listener into an uncertain future with its subtly underpinned cyberpunk inspired narrative and vivid ambient spaces. Also featuring as the official OST for upcoming game Dirac.

Lhasa just tagged this as cyberpunk on SoundCloud and BandCamp and that's just spot-on - his debut EP running along with Cybo and earlier Hecq and hitting the moods with many of the artists we came to love for their paragliding above neon Moscow (that would be Tympanik and Hymen). Grab his 3-track glitch-ambient EP Consensual Hallucination off BandCamp - that also serves as a soundtrack for a soon-to-be-released multiplayer game called Dirac (trailers #1 & #2). And this just got released on my birthday. Which makes it even a more pressing matter for you to download it in no time.

the sunday witch house lunchbox (ooooo, crim3s, gl▲ss †33†h)

Coming from the obscure cabinet of weird little treasures of lovely long-time reader of ROCK, surrealcatharsis.

MUSIC: the Mid-May random jukebox

Every four to six weeks I realize I have way too many bookmarks, filter out the music videos and make a random jukebox post of them. This is one of those posts. Until the interwebs finally give birth to a PROPER video playlist service, I'm posting you a linklist. Inside: DJ Mad Dog, Dolphins Into the Future, Electro Cypher, Electrosoniks, Florrie, Genki Rockets, Hecq, Kaskade, Moby, Modestep, Omega Lithium, Phantogram, Quelle Chris, Snog, Suicide Inside, The Ghosts of 3.13, The Glamour Manifesto, The Nasty Boyz, Tonikom, We Plants Are Happy Plants.

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HARDSTYLE VIDEO: Scantraxx 10 Years

On April 14th, Scantraxx celebrated its 10 year anniversary in the Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam. (via youtube)