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Review: Escape the Clouds – Moments EP

The fifth longplayer by Escape the Clouds, and this one is a little bit different; it is purely instrumental and it is also regrettably short, only six tracks all in all. The content of the EP can be described rather adequately by one sentence: The joy of air travel distilled …

"Sparks" – An upcoming noir superhero movie

Now this is one superhero movie that looks really interesting: Just watch the trailer and see for yourselves: The city faces a deadly kil­ler. He goes by many na­mes, has many faces… all of them deadly. Is he Ke­vin Sher­wood? Is he Ring Mas­ter Je­sus. Is he The Matanza Kil­ler? …

Rest in Peace, Mikhail Kalashnikov

It is with some degree of sadness, I report the passing of Mikhail Kalshnikov, possibly the most successful small-arms designer of all time. He is of course best known for being the inventor of the AK-47 assault rifle, a very Dieselpunk weapon, being so iconic for the military might of …

Featured Author: Andrez Bergen

I have been meaning to post a full review of one of Adrez Bergen’s novels for some time now, over a year, actually. Yet, I never seem to be actually doing it. This is not helped by the fact that I have now read three novels by Andrez, all of …

Google goes Dieselpunk

Today is the 120th birthday of iconic designer Raymond Loewy, whose style is recognizable in machines and products spanning over half a century. To find out more, just click the doodle Google provided to honour him!

Dieselpunk: Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender

Here is another one of the design-jewels spawned by World War II that did not go very far but at least three prototypes of this wonderful machine were built: The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender One of the prototypes is still on display at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The other …

Dieselpunk Marshal Mannerheim

Out of Finland comes another jewel. Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Marshal of Finland and Hero of the Winter War has been re-imagined by artist Sampo Marjomaa as a Dieselpunk hero: The full project can be admired here: Marshal 3000. It sets Mannerheim on a journey through time and space. A Dieselpunk …