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Cassette Futurism is a genre of retrofuturism based on the 70's and 80's. The media itself does not have to be set in this time period, but rather explore the speculated alternate future of it. As the name suggests, Cassettes are the main way of storing and transferring data.

Visuals

CRT monitors are often used, occasionally evolved into larger more complicated machines, still with curved screens and chunky beige cases. These machines also often have large panels with lots of blinking lights and buttons and any graphics will be poor. Use of geometric shapes is common, and greebling is used mostly on places like lab walls or spaceships.

Scenes may be monochromatic due to the overuse of grey/beige colours, sometimes with the glow of an led light, usually in red, green, or blue. If there is multiple colours, they are often analogous.

Media

Films

  • Alien (1979)
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989)
  • Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Anime

  • Cowboy Bepop (1998-1999)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)
  • AKIRA (1988)
  • Ghost In The Shell (1995)
  • Megazone 23 (1985-1989)

Games

  • Stories Untold (2017)
  • Jazzpunk (2014)
  • Due Process (2020)
  • Small Radios Big Televisions (2016)
  • Stray (Annapurna interactive game) (2022)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)
  • Void Bastards (2019)
  • Fallout (video game series) (1997-2018)

TV Shows

  • Infinity Train (2019-2021)
  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
  • Maniac (2018)
  • Loki (2021-present)

Music

Artists

  • Daft Punk
  • Capsue (J-POP duo)
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Rogue (Monstercat artist)
  • Muse
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Natalie Holt
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
  • Stereolab
  • Battle Tapes

Albums

  • Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino by Arctic Monkeys
  • 1981 Extended Play by I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

Songs

  • TVA by Natalie Holt
  • One More Time by Daft Punk

Gallery

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