It's Monday which means more chip and blippy goodness coming at you because this track has been constantly playing on my iPod when it's in my ears. It's by an artist named octapus out in Sweden. It was one of those bopping around on Soundcloud (where I've found a LOT of really awesome chiptune stuff) and was an immediate download. It's got that high intensity stuff out of the gate and breaks down almost into a close to wubless dubstep breakdown in the middle. Though many would think that wubless dubstep is the saddest, the break down really sets it apart. So listen and rock out.
It's a foregone conclusion, seeing we have Trash80's link right next to this and also our countless posts on the subject, we enjoy chiptune here. Well, here's one that I've heard remixed, but I wanted to give the original it's due. The song, with its piratey motif, makes me think of an sprite animated Guybrush sailing in The Sea Monkey back and forth between Melee and Monkey Islands. And anything to put me into that mindset is a good thing. Big Giant Circle's whole album where this came from, "Impostor Nostalgia" is full of these fantastic tunes that sound like could come from your favorite NES or SNES game, but don't. Hence the name. I also highly suggest "Fight the Current", "Katana Blaster", and "HappiNESs (featuring Disasterpeace)". Heck, just buy the whole darn album.
I have red hot breaking news straight from the chip music community to deliver forth into your luscious ear holes.
My pals Seth and Michelle (a.k.a. ComputeHer!) are better known on the netterwebz and in iTunes libraries everywhere as 8 Bit Weapon, and they create some totally rad music with their GameBoys and other neat-o hardware that can sometimes double as Mario-playing machines. Their new album, Bits With Byte, is awesome, and I recommend you take a listen! They are cool people and even cooler musicians, so show some love.
Trash80, better known as my favorite chipmusic musician of all time ever EVER, is the genius behind the brand new Weekly Beats project. This concept involves musicians and artists everywhere composing one (1) song per week FOR THE REST OF ETERNITY. ...Or at least until the end of the year. This means you're bound to hear some really cool experimental stuff from really talented people. They're just moving into week 3, so you can easily catch up on the cool tunes already posted.
Author: Lisa Foiles