So just the other day I was listening to the recently released goodness that is the Pxl-Bot compilation “One Year Later”; it has some stellar chipjams on it worth checking out, no doubt about it (just check out Pxl-Bot in general. IT RULES. ). One of the tracks that I kept returning to, however, was the first track, “Impact” by Auxcide. So I did me some googling of this yet unheard of (by me) West Coast chipper to see what else he had available. AND I FOUND THIS:
Of Atoms and Stardust
I believe it was just last Friday that I mentioned how much I love pleasant surprises, and this definitely qualifies as another one of those! Seriously, man, some LSDJx2 goodness right here if I’ve ever heard it! Epic, spacey, chipsteppy, dancey, gloriously melodic goodness FOR. THE. WIN. I love the flow, the progression, the energy of the album (the sequencing is done excellently), and the inclusion of a bonus mp3 of the entire album in one track for gapless playback really shows that off (very cool little bonus!). Also, did I mention that Of Atoms and Stardust is his debut album (& it JUST released)??? :OOO -head asplodes- INORITE?!? Auxcide is simply another stellar example of some of the up and coming talent that’s bursting forth into the chiptune scene with a fury of a thousand angry comets (I HAVE FURY!!!!!). Again I say, there is no better time to be involved in chiptunes, as an artist and/or a fan, than right now. More and more crazy, awesome goodness to come, of that much I am certain. At any rate, give this awesometastic duder’s chipalbum of WIN a solid listen as soon as you get a chance (and send the dude some money! He deserves it!! ). OR THE ANGRY COMETS WILL COME FOR YOU. Or not. But you would miss out on some awesome chipmusic and that’s almost as bad.