As deeply involved as I have become in the chipscene as of late, some folk might assume that I would know of pretty much everything happening within it before it even happens. Those people would be dead furkin wrong. In fact, you’ve only gotta go back as far as last Monday’s episode of 8 Bit Power Hour for proof of this. While we were live on the air, Obtuse dropped an awesomebomb on me from one of his Michigan chiptuner buds. To be more specific:
Loudness by NOROCK
Loudness = six electro chipjams of booty moving, dance-tastic, high energy, nerd zombie destroying goodness FTW!! This EP has been rocking my earholes daily since experiencing a couple tracks from it last Monday night. In other words, IT’S A SUREFIRE WINNER.
While NOROCK has been around for a good while, this album is brand new; released on 10/12 to be exact. Not your typical chipmusic creation setup either, as the heart of this chipalbum is Atari driven. To be specific: “Loudness was created using a modern PC and an Atari 1040STe. The PC controls the Atari via MIDI, essentially turning the Atari into a very flexible YM2149-based synthesizer. FL Studio 9 runs on the PC, and MaxYMiser runs on the Atari.” This unique chipset gives the bleep bloops in these tracks a different tonal quality than your typical LSDj or Tracker based album; makes it stand out all the more!
At any rate, do yourself a favor and go give this awesome album a solid listen; and if you really dig it, drop a 5-spot on it and download the sucker! Trust me, YOUR EARHOLES WILL THANK YOU.
And if you’re interested in discovering new chipmusic before I get a chance to write about it here, be sure to swing by the 8 Bit Power Hour on 8bitx every Monday night from 9-10pm EST. If nothing else, drop by the irc to give Obtuse a high-five for this awesome tip-off! 8)
Except for one time in the beginning of my writing gig here, I typically just delightedly write-up other people’s awesome nerdy projects in these Friday blurbs.Today, however, is another one of those rare times where I get to over-exuberantly tell you about something I’m personally involved in. ;) SO HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS, ‘CUZ HERE IT COMES!!!:
THIS FRIGGIN’ FRAGGIN’ MONDAY NIGHT to be specific!! =D
22 *BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW, UNRELEASED* chiptracks from 24 completely different chipartists! Yet again mastered by Dj CUTMAN, yet again artified by Foxdragon, & yet again merchified by Maddie the Merch Fairy (details still forthcoming, but we’re ALMOST there! AND YESIT’S A BRAND NEW SHIRT BUNDLE~ ^_^ Also, click this link about shirt sizing!). And also just like before, join us for a completely ridicuWIN time at 8pm EST on the 8 Bit Power Hour on Areciboradio as we listen through the entire album before releasing it immediately afterward at www.chiptuneswin.com! Fb Event for that HERE.
IT’S NOT CALLED AN EXPANSION PACK FOR NOTHIN’ FOLKS!!! 8)
For all of this information really quickly & *EXTRA* ridiculously, PROMO VIDEO HERE:
And I think it goes without saying at this point (BUT IMA STILL SAY IT~), RESHARE, RETWEET, INVITE, and pretty much just SPAM THE LIVING HELL outta anyone and anything that moves!!! The more folk tuning in, the more folk get the new chipmusic! And *ABSOLUTELY* the more, the merrier as far as that’s concerned!! =D
AND FOR THE FURKIN’ ZOMBOCON OF IT, HERE’S THE COMPLETE ARTIST LIST FOR THIS BAD BOY~!!!
(not in album sequence)
Beta to the Max
Disasterpeace featuring Stemage
Marshall Art (jmr + streifig)
Stern Fucking Zeit
The J. Arthur Keenes Band
Zio and TEH LOLZ
MONDAY NIGHT. BE THERE. IT’S GONNA BE LIKE F*CKIN ON A RAINBOW. 8)