Stone Island - Ice knit (thermo sensitive yarn) A/W 2017-18

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Stone Island research experiments for the first time the thermo-sensitive sweater. Garments are created with a double knit construction: the outer face is made in an exclusive thermo-sensitive yarn that drastically changes color when exposed to cold, while the inner one is in pure wool. From yellow to orange, from emerald to military green, from ivory to anthracite.

TECH NOIR | Cyanotic

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Lately, I was going back to my 'roots' and the playlist was mainly industrial/ebm based. Since I am always open to new ideas and sounds, I am constantly in search of what is new in nearly every aspect of art and whatnot. That is how I discovered Cyanotic and songs like "Survival Instincts" and "Neo-Tokyo Skylines" (my fave) got on my playlist and stayed stuck on the repeat.


Since forming in 2002, Cyanotic has been producing their own "hybrid of angry robot music" and creating a name that is nowadays well known in the industrial scene. 

The newest album “Tech Noir” is the ninth studio release (released September 27) under Glitch Mode Recordings. The main producer and Science Fiction superfan, Sean Payne, has been the only constant member of the Band, and continues the nearly 15 year course of progress, offering a loving tribute to classic and current cyberpunk/industrial music culture. This album is also a nod to the film genre of the same name and the nightclub featured in The Terminator.


“Tech Noir” is a true gem in industrial music genre with occasional shifts into heavy synths and cybernated noises. It is also mixture of old and new school sounds, showing that Cyanotic has evolved and expand their horizons.


So, if you still haven't listen to these badass heavy-hitting cyberpunk sounds you better click on the link below:

NUDE: Masahiko Maruyama - S/S 2018

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Masahiko Maruyama is name who evokes an artistic representation of simple design and distinctive silhouette. Established back in 1996, Maruyama kept creating contemporary pieces of high quality and functionality where black and grey dominated the minimalist color palette. 

Recently Nude: MM unveiled its collection for Spring/Summer 2018 with a slightly different aesthetic than the one we are used to. Innovation consists of the introduction of abstract prints that tells a story of designer's heritage.


Full collection: Nude: MM


rewords/rewordsdesign - S/S 2018

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Another Japanese menswear label released their collection for Spring/Summer 2018. rewords/rewordsdesign is one of those creative minds that never cease to amaze me. Be sure to scroll down and check out their newest collection.




CIVILIZED - F/W 2017

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Japan’s CIVILIZED has returned with another great collection that focus on technical goods to perform better balance and function. Okugawa's F/W 2017 collection contains various styles: from street, via classy, all the way to heavyweight and timeless pieces that can be worn anytime. Color palette fits with their lookbook - monochrome, which is at the same time a label's trademark.



NODAL POINT GANG by low.poly.exception | interview

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As I recently start adding more content about different sphere of art on my blog... I decided to add one more that always inspires me and keeps me going; music.
Therefore, today's blog post will be dedicated to an artist and a friend whose music brings back good memories and good moods.



Since my first contact with his music, and the project named neon shudder, I became a fan. Though... I must say that at first I was being a bit skeptical and hoped it's not one more new retro wave labeled crap because 90% sounds the same to me (sorry people)... And luckily, it wasn't.  JHM/signal.run creates music the way he feels and the way he is inspired at certain moment. In his work the variety of genres can be found. From 80s electro, synth, industrial, ambient... till new age minimal experimental sounds. Despite all that, JHM/signal.run music is highly influenced by old school console games, and what used to be considered as cyberpunk end of the 80s and beginning of the 90s. Music that back then would hit pages of Mondo 2K.

Those who follow JHM/signal.run's work know that he has several different projects behind his name. Also, Sig (that's what  I call him) wrote an amazing short cyberpunk novel that follows the album Cadence by neon shudder (you can check the preview here). And as addition to all this comes the release of his album NODAL POINT GANG by low.poly.exception.


"We will become a part of our greatest creation to escape the misery of our tragic surroundings you are one wi-fi signal away from your true self in these trying times there’s net or nothing."


For today's blog post I’ve done a short interview with Sig, as a way of presentation of his amazing work, and upcoming first ever compact disc on September 22nd.



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Hey Sig... it's been a while. How have you been? The countdown for the new CD release has started. Are you excited?

I am! Even though it’s quite far from my first release it feels like a fresh start.  I’ve tried to get other “side projects” off the ground but this is the first that really stuck.


To be honest, I am also excited. But I am very curious about the story behind NODAL POINT GANG and low.poly.exception... What made you do it? What were your main inspirations?

I have a lot of influences musically and while neon shudder was drifting into a more defined direction I wanted to take those other influences into account. Some of what I do as low.poly.exception could fit into a neon shudder album, sure, but I feel like there’s enough of a distinction for it to be its “own thing.” I also put out the first two EPs before letting most people know it was a project of mine to just let it breathe as its own thing for a little while.

There were a lot of things influencing the direction of low.poly.exception / NODAL POINT GANG. From a visual and conceptual perspective, big influences were things like xra’s “Memory of a Broken Dimension”, Tsutomu Nihei’s “Blame”NieR: Automata… I was listening to a ton of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Async” at the time.  The original Ghost in the Shell movie soundtrack by Kenji Kawai was a major influence too. I loved that it was a classic cyberpunk soundtrack but it was very ambient and haunting. Very different from a lot of what you’d call “cyberpunk” musically these days.

I kind of drew connections between all these different things I loved and low.poly.exception was born from that.


low.poly.exception has two EPs behind (CYCLE 1and IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT )... but apart from it there is not much info other than cryptic messages on the band’s Bandcamp page and on the EnviNET.

The two weren’t originally connected (the EnviNET story project and low.poly.exception) but I ended up writing a song for EnviNET called “within the basilisk” and tied some of the imagery together. The album cover for Cycle 1 (and name) are taken right out of the EnviNET project.


What would you say if I tell you that for me low.poly.exception  is best served with low rain, dim light, and it gives me an old cyberpunk feel with a bit of a noir twist? (your first album signal.run had similar vibe but it was ages ago)

Probably the ideal setting to listen to NODAL POINT GANG. My first EP I ever did (signal.run) definitely inspires similar imagery but in a different way I think.


Recently there was CYCLE 1 finale of the story... but since I am impatient I have to ask when the CYCLE 2 starts?

Cycle 2, dubbed “The Wired World” (in a nod to Serial Experiments Lain), starts on Sept 23rd, the day after NODAL POINT GANG releases.  The first entry will be up on nv023.tumblr.com as usual.


The 'Net is a waste of time... RESET. LOAD. START.

To quote an A.I. friend of mine: there is only net, or nothing.


And last... take the closest book to you. Page 142, row 7... what does it say?

“It should always be about what you’re attempting to accomplish with the design.”  I agree.


MINOAR - VIBRANT MOMENTUM

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Summer is ending and Bulgarian contemporary avant-garde clothing brand MINOAR decided to color our autumn days with the stunning pieces captured in these vibrant visuals.
The newest women’s additions are a variety of handcrafted raw silk, linen, cotton in dyed nuances. Simply breathtaking.

"To let go in an universe of visual sensations."




Army Of Me - S/S 2018

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Well known Swedish brand, Army of Me preliminarily presented the Spring / Summer 2018 collection during the event set by Quarum Project. Along with a few other brands, the night of fashion had aim to present many different shapes and in different places in the world. The SS 2018 collection is playful yet sophisticated and materials are carefully selected. The smallest detail can make a massive difference in the expression.


Scroll down to check for the full collection.