Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5 [Tracks 21 – 30]

- Posted July 25th, 2016 by

Welcome back to the cavalcade of Volume 5 reviews ChipWINners! This fine Monday, I’m happy to be taking a deep-ish look at tracks 21 through 30 with you dear readers. This selection includes some of my personally favorite tracks, albeit, at the end of the day all 51 tracks are all pretty examples of raw chiptune talent. Without further digression, jump past the fold for some more slightly more focused rambling!

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5 [Tracks 11 – 20]

- Posted July 22nd, 2016 by

Welcome to the second day of reviews for the newly-released Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5! As a reviewer, this is a really interesting way of breaking down such a large compilation because we essentially have a separate ‘album’ worth of incredibly diverse material to prepare for dissection, while still relating it to Volume 5 as a whole. I have the distinct pleasure of going over tracks 11-20, which contain some of the best melodic, heavy, and just plain weird tunes on the compilation. Here we go!

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5 [Tracks 1 – 10]

- Posted July 20th, 2016 by

~INCOMING TRANSMISSION~


CHIPWINNERS!

It’s another year, another excellent selection of 51 tracks, and if you have no idea what I’m talking about then you must be living under the biggest rock. ‘Chiptunes=WIN Volume 5’ is the definitive entry at this point in time. Every track in this compilation was handcrafted almost perfectly for the listening pleasure of the thousands of people who listen to this kind of stuff. And HOLY SHITBALLS LOOK AT THAT ART.

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While I’d love to sit here and review every track until my arms bleed, I have other things to do (like listening to Chiptunes=WIN Volume 5). SO, I have been given the task to review the first 10 tracks, and I’ll be doing something a little different for track 9. I’ll let you figure out wh- wait, don’t scroll do- fuck, you really are impatient? Ugh. I guess we’re doing this anyways!

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The time is nigh… FOR CHIPTUNES = WIN: VOLUME 5!!!!!

- Posted July 18th, 2016 by

[[[Edit: album RELEASED! Check out the embed at the bottom of the article or just click here!]]]

That’s right, folks! Today is the day. The day that we release ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5’ into the wilds of Bandcamp!

ARE YOU READY?!?!?

You’re not, but that’s okay. We’ve got you. ヾ(^∇^)

Volume 5 Album Artwork

Album artwork by Nate Horsfall of lightningarts.com.

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Chip Mom’s Kitchen #30: Apple Pie Cookies

- Posted July 15th, 2016 by

Its Volume 5 crunch time ya’ll!  Often during the lead up to a big event or family gathering we need something quick, simple, and delicious to cram into the extra half-hour we have to spare.  While I am all for home cooked, from scratch recipies, sometimes you just have to fudge it! This recipe (pointed out to me by Chip Mom follower Kayl) looked like just the thing.  I was really excited to make some…

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Kuma’s Quick Shots: Round 17

- Posted July 13th, 2016 by

Hey, ChipWINners! Welcome back to Quick Shots, the album review column in which I break down some of the latest albums the scene has to offer then give a numerical tl;dr to help you determine if they’re worth your time.  For this month’s edition, I have two highly intriguing records that are more subdued than anything I’ve reviewed this year.  One is a short debut EP from an artist best known for his illustrations on tumblr and Youtube. The other is from a musician that combines traditional instrumentation and stirring vocals to craft somber, heartfelt folk music.  Both offer work that’s rather converse for the time of year, as introspection is not often an emotion associated with the summer.  This divergence from the norm, however, is what made me check them out, and I think you’ll find yourself wanting to, as well, as I was quite surprised with what I found.  Let’s not waste any more time.  Sit back, relax, and join me as I take the time to review music from newcomers Rod-Scorpion and Three-Year Day Job.

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