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)
Vocally lead chiptune is kicking ass lately. Obviously you’ve got Br1ght Pr1mate with their stellar release Night Animals just the other day; that album in of itself is enough for me to confidently make that claim. And now, you’ve also got THIS:
The World’s Smallest Violin
by The J Arthur Keenes Band
This EP comes at you with 5 extraordinarily solid tracks of powerfully lush, excellently composed eargasms. The fantastic mix of lead and harmony vox drive this release along quite wonderfully, but it doesn’t hurt that there’s a wildly varied assortment of different instruments throughout it; various and variously effected guitars and stringed instruments, brass, keys, accordion, drums & percussion toys, and, of course, a fair amount of chippy goodness. Honestly, this album is a great example of chiptune as an instrument, as that’s simply what it is here! Albeit a fantastically used instrument, of course. ;)
The wonderful atmosphere, energy, and just all around vibe created by the STELLAR mix is worth writing about as well. Wanna know how to mix a winning chipalbum? ASK THIS GUY. Seriously, just put on a good set of cans, hit play, close your eyes AND LISTEN TO THE SONIC JOY. This EP has very quickly become one of my favorite chip EPs of the year if not all time. There’s a special sort of magic, energy, FUN on this album that I can’t quite capture in words. And I’m damn rare to point out a particular song on an album and/or pick a favorite, but HOLY FURKIN ZOMBOCON BOTH “MONSTERS” AND “OKAY” ARE GETTING POINTED THE BEEJEEBUS RIGHT OUT~!!! The entire thing is great, but those first two snag me something fierce.
In summation, if you can’t enjoy this album, well… FUCK YOU. <3
[box type=”bio”] Brandon Hood runs the Chiptunes = WIN \m|♥|m/ facebook group, where Chipmusicians from around the world share their music and particpate in projects in a public forum. [/box]
Brandon L Hood aka. Hoodie, Hoodlum1436, Brandon the Belligerexcellent, self-appointed Champion of Chiptunes, Mr. Metroid beer pong table himself in the (digital) flesh, RITE CHAR! =) Soooo you’re probably thinking, “ZOMGWTFBBQ!!! Hoodie is writing Chip & VGM reviews/blurbs/excited goobledygook on VideoGameDJ.com now??? THAT IS SO AWESUM!!!!!!!!11101010 =DDDD” Well, that or mebbe “WhoTF is this monkeybutt farthole??” ;3 To answer that 2nd more likely question, I am just a funloving, overly excitable, MAGFest/MAGStock/PAX East/Blipfest/Nerdapalooza/etc. crashing, Chiptune dancing, VGM band crowd rocker-outing, awesome Metroid beer pong table party throwing, goofy sonofabiznatch from teh intert000000bs, WUTTEHFERKEVARFTW!! I’m most known from being King Kai of the Chiptunes Facebook group Chiptunes = WIN \m|<3|m/ (WHICH YOU’RE WELCOME TO JOIN IF YOU WAAAAANT ♥). GOOD TIMES, FUN TIMES ALL AROUND! \m|♥|m/ =D
Alright, silly, silly introduction out of the way, ON TO DA POST!!! \m||m/ My first one can be summed up in two simple words:
Alright, so you prolly need more than that. ;3 What we’ve got here izza fan-furkin-tastic Chiptunes compilation put together by Frostbyte/iamclouD & friends. Lotta very talented Chipartists on this thang, some you may know, some you may not know. ALL AWESOME. Also, did I mention that 100% of all profits from the album sales goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation! EXACTLY. Fantastiexcellent Chiptunes + a good cause = MEGACRAPTONS OF WIN. Best $5 (or more if you’re extra awesome! ;D ) you’ll spend in quite awhile. =) So what are you waiting for?? GO SNAG DAT SUCKA!!! =D Annnd share the livin’ crap outta it! Everywhere! Alllllllll over the intertoobs! Kinda like I do. ;3
YOU CAN BE THAT AWESOME IF ONLY YOU’LL TRY. \m|♥|m/