Interview with Spanish Retrowave/Cyperpunk Magazine "retrowave.es"

We did an interview with the spanish Retrowave/Cyperpunk Magazine "retrowave.es

Read the full interview here:

https://www.retrowave.es/revolting-puppets-entrevista/

 

 

Soundtrack for game "0 vs 1"

We made the soundtrack for an indie game called "0 vs 1"

This is how it sounds: let's play it

and this is the full game:

https://ruedi.itch.io/zero-versus-one

 

 

2019 - way to the Future

2019 - that year the main story of the Cyberpunk-Anime/Manga "Akira" starts to happen. And we are not so far from it as we thought. Ok we don't have any strange looking children with telekinetic abilities and still no heavy laser-guns, but the world seems to be in a very strange place at the moment.

Strange places attract strange people, and strange people start strange projects. And so are Revolting Puppets.

Project "Escape from home"

Escape from home is the title of our next song we will release. There isn't a release date yet, if all goes well it will be before the start of summer 2019. Currently we finished recording and are in the last steps of mixing and mastering. 

As you may have seen on our instagram profile, we are also in the process of creating a videoclip/short film for the song.

So far we finished shooting and started with cutting and post production. 

We will keep posting small updates from the process from time to time, so make sure to follow us on either instagram or twitter to get all the latest news and images.

We won't tell too much about the Song/Video yet, only that it will have a slight synthwave touch mixed with heavy rock and a cyberpunk story that matches the title.

Lineup changes

One reason for not having a fixed release date is, that we are currently looking for replacements for keyboard and guitar on stage. In 2018 two of our original founders, Dr. Brainwash and Zuloid, could no longer support us on our live shows. They remain members of honour and are still part of Revolting Puppets, but we need new members to play on our shows. Untill we have not a complete lineup, we sadly won't be able to take any gigs. But we are working on it. If you know anyone that would be interested or if you are interested yourself, please write us at band@revoltingpuppets.com.

 

This is basically everything that is going on right now in the world of Revolting Puppets, let's hope the world is not going to explode this year like it did in "Akira". Oh, and if you have not seen the film by now, it is definitely worth a watch

all the best in 2019

silent dogs will bark

RP

 

 

 

Advertising funded media and the path to extremism

(Deutscher Text unten)

The german newspaper "Die Zeit" recently posted an article with the topic wether or not drowning people in the mediterranean sea should be saved. Not only is it absolutely out of the question that this isn't a matter open for debate, it is a also a new lowpoint in journalism concerning language and ethics.

One of the reasons for this downfall, seems to be the new business model, that papers had to adapt to. Away from subscription to funding through advertising, and thus, click counts. Articles generating a huge shitstorm, like the one mentioned above, are the best thing that can happen to a paper nowadays. Every upset person writing about it, is generating a link to the article. Clickcounts rise and with it, the income from advertising.

With a system like that, it is no surprise that topics and language are getting more and more extreme, creating as much attention as possible. And we as a society, are not really innocent, that it turned out this way. We all want news, but we don't want to pay for it. But no serious journalist can or will work for free.

What can we do to change that? Should papers no longer offer their articles for free? Or should we as readers stop linking to those articles or even read them? It is a challenge that modern day papers and readers need to face in order to maintain a journalism with a culture for proper language and ethics.

 

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SHITSTORM-FINANZIERTER JOURNALISMUS: ODER SOLL MAN ES LASSEN?

Spätestens seit in einem Artikel der deutschen "Zeit" öffentlich darüber debattiert wurde, ob man nun Menschen vor dem Ertrinken retten soll oder nicht, wurde in Sachen Dialektik und Ethik ein neuer Tiefpunkt in den öffentlichen Medien erreicht.

Dass dabei die neue Finanzierung der Medien - weg von den Abonnementen hin zu Werbeeinnahmen durch Klickzahlen - eine nicht unwesentliche Rolle spielt, scheint auf der Hand zu liegen. So konnte der "Zeit" mit ihrem Artikel und dem darauf folgenden Shitstorm eigentlich kaum etwas besseres passieren. Jeder und jede verlinkte in der Empörung auf den Artikel, und generierte so Aufmerksamkeit (und damit Werbeeinnahmen) en masse. Der Shitstorm wird heutzutage zum lukrativen Geschäftsmodell für die Medien.

Dadurch folgt logischerweise eine stete Verrohung und Extremisierung der Sprache und Inhalte. Je extremer, reisserischer, emotioneller, dest grösser die Aufmerksamkeit und somit die Existenzerhaltung.

Das Problem: Wir sind als Gesellschaft nicht ganz unschuldig an dieser Entwicklung. Wir wollen alle Journalismus und Medien, aber bittesehr gratis. Der Anteil an Abonnementen ist heute offenbar zu klein, als das man bei einem Shitstorm tatsächlich noch Angst haben muss, dass Leute abspringen. So stellt sich dann auch die Frage, wie man das Extremismusproblem in den Medien lösen will. Sollten Zeitungen ihre Artikel per se einfach nicht mehr gratis Anbieten, um sich wieder anders zu finanzieren, ohne den Drang nach möglichst hohen Klickzahlen? Oder ist es an uns Konsumenten, solche Artikel nicht mehr zu verlinken und nur noch über Abos die Zeitschriften zu finanzieren? Eins ist klar: Es muss ein neuer Weg gefunden werden, weg von der Aufmerksamkeit um jeden Preis.

The tragic story of Dr. Braindead