Chip Bit Sid Takes On: ‘Quixotica 2’ by .Mpegasus

- Posted October 7th, 2015 by

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Hi guys, how you all doing? First, let me introduce myself! My name is Richard, and I handle the chiptune blog Chip Bit Sid (links and description at the end). Now you may be asking, “What on earth is this dude doing on ChipWIN?” Well, Brandon, being the swell guy he is, has given me this opportunity to blog some of the chiptune reviews I come across through The ChipWIN Blog as well!

Without further ado, let’s begin with ‘Quixotica 2’ by .Mpegasus!

Raw Cuts With Kuma #24: My Parents Favorite Music

- Posted October 5th, 2015 by

Hey, ChipWINners!  Welcome back to Raw Cuts!  It’s been a while since I’ve done an interview! My last was with the amazing Alex Mauer, and I wanted to do an interview with someone who’s just as fantastic. I am certain I did just that. With more than fifteen years of music production under her belt, this artist is one of the select few who has found success and garnered attention by combining the lyrical gymnastics of hip hop with the high energy instrumentation that vgm and chiptune have to offer.  She has an impressive array of albums in her portfolio, has worked with other big names such as Professor Shyguy and MC Chris on several occasions, and been on a slew of live performances. With all that, it’s very unlikely you haven’t heard of her or her music. Let’s not delay any longer.  Sit back, relax, and join me as I enjoy a lovely conversation with Steffeny Messinger aka My Parents Favorite Music!



Chris Considers: ‘Leaving Home’ by Breakbeat Heartbeat

- Posted September 28th, 2015 by

As a huge fan of all things chipmusic and a writer for this blog, I’m consistently spoiled for choice with amazing new listening material from this prolific community. Even so, one fact that remains steadfast is that among my personal chiptune consumption, Breakbeat Heartbeat’s gorgeous music will always be one of the major food groups. Being a ChipWIN compilation contributor who has just released her fifth album, you may already be familiar with Eve Turnbull’s beautiful atmospheres. If not, get ready to fall in love.

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Stokin’ the Forge – ‘Squarewave oasis’ by Fat Frumos

- Posted September 25th, 2015 by

September salutations to all of the fine folks of the ChipWIN Nation! This month, it’s my distinct pleasure to share a solid release out of the Ukraine. Odessa’s own Fat Frumos released Squarewave Oasis on Bandcamp last month. The album caught my attention by grabbing hold both of my ears and my rose-tinted recollection of happy hardcore fueled nights of reckless driving.  Self described as an acidcore, chiprave, raggacore, and breakcore release, Squarewave Oasis meshes together a variety of styles into a unique musical admixture. On the surface, the release is good, and upon deep inspection, it is really good. It shines in the places where that rich stylistic palette is allowed to coalesce and truly highlight what Fat Frumos is capable of.

Album Art by Yuri Robocov


Nonfinite Explores: Dragon Warrior – ‘World of Darkness, World of Light’

- Posted September 23rd, 2015 by

I’m excited, folks. It appears Harrison Lemke, the prolific artist of many names from Austin, TX has been precisely as productive as he told me he’d be when I interviewed him in my last podcast episode. It was an enlightening interview for me, and I came away from it with heightened appreciation for the lo-fi aesthetic. Harrison works with a 4-track tape recorder, which brings some limitations, and with it, altered creative output. His project Dragon Warrior stays true to the form I saw previously in Pastoral II with an expanded instrumental palette.