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20 Jazz Funk Greats have just published an interview with Stuart Argabright that looks in-depth at his involvement in the nascent cyberpunk scene and follows the narrative thread through to the new Black Rain album, Dark Pool. Particularly noteworthy is Argabright’s unpacking of various aborted or unfinished film/music projects that he has been attached to over the years – touching not only on his well-documented associations with William Gibson and Robert Longo, but also the likes of Rashid Nugmanoff, Jack Womack, Sogo Ishii and Chuck Russell. It’s a fascinating counterfactual of post-Blade Runner sci-fi in Hollywood and Japan, a tantalising account of what might have been – or may be yet to come.

Black Rain’s Dark Pool is out now on Blackest Ever Black, and in the not too distant future we’ll be releasing an expanded 2xLP and CD edition of the 2012 compilation Now I’m Just A Number: Soundtracks 1994-95.