After a 7-year hiatus, Sci-Fi-O-Rama is back on Spotify with new playlists!
First up, Ben has curated a wide-ranging selection of recent electronic music for your headphones. Pairing a gloomy, glitchy atmosphere with some moments of lush beauty, Ben is gunning for dystopian but danceable with this 30 track, 2 hour list.
Listen to it here:
SFOR2018: Ben Selects
We will be back with a second list featuring a more minimal, synth-oriented vibe from Kieran in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy this playlist and feel free to time-travel back to Sci-Fi-O-Rama’s original lists.
Image: “Renegade Hardware”, Daniel Isles / DirtyRobot, 2017
Our classic Science-Fiction illustrators series  continues with a tribute to perhaps the most complete of all British artists; the late, great, Peter Elson (13 January 1947 – March 1998).
Elson’s artistic potential was evident at early age, beginning to draw as soon as he could hold a pencil. Something of a prodigy, he completed his Art A-Level two years early at age 16 (A-Grade, of course). Whilst at Ealing Art College he studied fashion before switching to graphics. His career in Sci-Fi illustration took off in 1977 when he entered and won a Sci-Fi artwork competition. Commissions began to flood in and a star was born.
Working out of Shenzhen, China, game designer and art director Yao Yao has produced a broad catalog of vivid character designs in her distinct illustration style. Her art features a straightforward, bright palette and clean, caricatured silhouettes. I am very excited to share it with you.
For the third installment of our classic Sci-Fi illustrators series, we move from one alien landscape master to another. He is an artist so exotic and distinctive he merits his own sub-genre.
I’m of course talking about British artist and designer Roger Dean (born 31 August 1944 in Ashford, Kent).
Following on from Em Niwa, Sci-Fi-O-Rama presents another Eastern-flavoured selection of fantastical art. Feebee is a Japanese illustrator and full-time artist whose professional career dates back to 2002. I came across her striking imagery via Pinterest and was compelled to dig deeper.
An introduction here to the energetic art of Australian/Japanese illustrator and animator Em Niwa. I stumbled upon her beautifully unconstrained work via Pinterest.
Em is one of those rare artists with a real feel for the deftness of line. She is able to apply this fluidity to craft extremely rich character designs.