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Hardware

March 15, 2006

An early nineties movie that was so drenched in the Blade Runner aesthetic – like a lot of straight-to-video sci-fi at the time- that it dripped of it. It also reaks fairly of the whole Techno/Industrial/Cyber thang. Heck- I’m pretty sure it was the first place I’d heard Ministry’s Stigmata, which rocked my jaded world. Before that I’d always more or less slagged them off as a coupla Cab Volt imitatin’ posers.
And like Blade Runner, this movie suffered from the same malady as the film it tried to emulate, that being really cool premise, imaginative art direction and budget defying effects coupled with a muddled script and bad acting/casting.
I dunno, it’s been years since I’ve seen it.
But another aspect that it shares with BR is that it has a cool(ish) soundtrack, which some kind soul has put in an open dex for the enjoyment or bewilderment of the masses.
So, not only can you snag that aforementioned Ministry track, there’s also PIL’s Order of Death and some goofy bits of Iggy Pop as a recurring radio or TV guy, along with some psuedo-ish industrial ambiances by Simon Boswell.
Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

Found at Escrito en el Agua.

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3 comments

  1. thanks for the credit… a friend of your soul… from the southermost point of world: Patagonia.


  2. Cool!
    Thanks for stopping by, Dario.
    Written in the Water has been a favorite ’round here for a while.


  3. I’ve been looking for this soundtrack for YEARS, but its been way out of print. My tape copy disintegrated some time ago . . . Thanks!



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