As of last night, Monday October 1st 2012, the Chiptunes = WIN Expansion Pack is OFFICIALLY RELEASED!!!
A direct sequel to the first mega-compilation, this one expands upon it with 22 brand new, unreleased tracks from 24 completely different artists!! All found on Bandcamp at chiptuneswin.com, pay what you want with a base price of FREE, same as the first! And, of course, once again mastered excellently by the ALWAYS awesome Dj CUTMAN! Nothing else for me to say (although CLICK HERE to read what Destructoid thinks about it ;), except…
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)
Feel free to check out the streams of any/all of the albums below (let me give you a head’s up: THEY’RE *ALL* AMAZING). Or if you’ve discovered this article after the bundle has expired, you can still obtain all of the albums via the artists’ individual Bandcamp pages. Will cost you a bit more than a dollar, but still VERY MUCH worth it.
I honestly didn’t think this album needed a Friday Freakout write-up from me. I assumed that surely *EVERYONE* in my nerdy musical circles had long since heard about this indefinably EPIC VGM collaboration by now. And then I ran across a friend who hadn’t heard of it. And another one. And another one. =OOOOO SO WUTTEHFUKEVAR!!! HERE GOES NOTHIN’!!!
Where Good Marbles
Go To Die by Stemage & Co.
Just in case you do live under A GIANT ROCK, this album is a Marble Madness remix collab headed by Grant Henry aka Stemage from Metroid Metal. Guest artists include amazingtastic uber talented individuals such as Disasterpeace, Lauren Liebowitz of Descendants of Erdrick, Norg, xoc, Kirby from MM, housethegrate, & VikingGuitar; not to mention AMAZING cover art by Foxxdragon. So yeah, SUPER POWERED ALBUM FTW!!! How you could’ve missed it I DON’T HAVE A FRIKIN’ FRAKIN’ CLUE, MAN!!! But let’s give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you didn’t know all of these incredible artists were a part of it. Or better yet, I’ll extend you the gracious excuse that I initially used when I first heard of the project (before all of the details were announced, of course): I HATE THIS MOTHERF**KIN GAME. Seriously, it’s amazeballs (PUN!!!) hard and may’ve been one of my very first ragequits. The original NES soundtrack didn’t much impress me at the time either, and to be honest, it still doesn’t! But I gave the album a chance anyways and was exposed to this prog-rock-tastic re-imagining of it, and suddenly I was all = ________________!!!!!!!!!!!! <– That’s me NOT HAVING ANY WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT!!! (and you all know how rarely that happens ;3 ). Seriously guys, these dudes and one dudette took this odd, repetitive little soundtrack to this odd, hateful little game and turned it into a VGM masterpiece unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. THE FIRST TRACK BROUGHT ME TO TEARS. REPEATEDLY. AND THE REST MADE ME WANNA BREAK STUFF IN THE BEST OF WAYS (i.e. buying a bunch of Marble Madness cartridges and proceeding to wail on them with a sledgehammer ;3 ). I could easily break down each track movement by movement and expound upon it until this article turns into a book, but that’s just not my way (too lazy/busy/WUTTEHFUKEVAR~ ♥). That and it’s just SO much easier to suggest that you LISTEN TO THE DAMN THING and find out exactly what I’m talking about for yourself. So yeah, go do that. ;) And then promptly let EVERYONE involved know how much you dig it so that they’ll do this again with some other obscure title. As much as I love my Metroid covers and such, it’s a different joy altogether being exposed to a COMPLETE SURPRISEBUTTLOAD OF WIN (giggity) like this. And I want more of it.
But still… F**K MARBLE MADNESS. Damn game is WAY too hard!!!~~~ >__< -flips ALL the insane marbles-