Archive for May, 2016

Sladerfluous Reviews: ‘Atlas’ by FM-84

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‘Atlas’ by FM-84 is too spectacular to ignore.

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This is one of those moments where we at Chiptunes = WIN felt compelled to break open our scope to bring an album to the forefront that orbits our main focusing sub-genre because when you hear this incredible collection by Col Bennett (featuring several MIND BLOWING collaborations), you’ll be thankful that we made the exception and brought FM-84’s masterful dreamwave artistry to your attention.

Start your ‘Atlas’ journey with ‘Arcade Summer’, a delightful ambient introduction into FM-84’s 80’s synth dreamwave stylings, but be warned that this is only the tip of one magnificent iceberg…

‘ARCADE SUMMER’ by FM-84
There is so much more to love within ‘Atlas’. Continue on through the review below and experience the dreamwave decadence that ‘Atlas’ has to offer…

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Sam Shares: ‘Wavehymnal’ by Makeup And Vanity Set

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INCOMING TRANSMISSION


Greetings readers!

I’m back again with yet another review for you all, and boy do I have a good one for you guys this time around. The renowned artist Makeup And Vanity Set (or MAVS for short) is back with their 14th album, ‘Wavehymnal‘.

The label which this is released on, Data Airlines, has been putting out great heavy hitters in the past year. Two of which are Trey Frey’s appropriately titled ‘Trais Frais’ and Dubmood’s ‘Force De Frappe’. Let’s see if MAVS adds to this amazing streak, shall we?


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Chip Bit Sid Takes On: Skybox – ‘Stardust’

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‘Stardust’ (released through ‘Madmilky Records’) is the latest album from musician ‘Skybox’ (formerly ‘Shoujo Kiss‘) and has been creating chiptune music for the over 3 years. Hailing from Kansas City, Skybox’s weapon of choice is the lowly Game Boy, relying on LSDJ to produce love stricken powerpop songs. Here’s the synopsis of ‘Stardust’ and a good look at some of tracks off the album.

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Chip Mom’s Kitchen #28: Peanut Butter Rice Pudding

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Greetings to mah chipKIDS!  Welcome back to Chip Mom’s Kitchen with everybody’s extra mom, Chip Mom! And nothing says insistent Momming like overfeeding with rich, yummy, delectable delights! I have one such treat to share with you today. Something to fill your belly to bursting with happiness…

Peanut Butter Rice Pudding

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Bit by Bit: Balancing Musical Intuition with Education

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Hello, friends!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  I wanted to start of by thanking all of you that have specifically brought your interest and appreciation of this article series to my attention.  It certainly helps motivate me to continue making these, and coincidentally I have the outlines on an article based off of motivation and goals, but that’s for another time.  This article is based on the necessity to balance your musical intuition with education.  Both, from my perspective, are crucial.  Your application of both of them, of course, is all up to you.

When you're paying the Hoodie image tax, but remembered you have to keep it relevant

When you’re paying the Hoodie image tax, but remembered you have to keep it relevant

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Chris Considers: ‘Gravity’ by Demoscene Time Machine

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The music of Berlin-based David Whiting, aka Demoscene Time Machine, takes me back to those wondrous days when I was a fresh-faced kid experiencing the magic of the early internet. After a quick Altavista search, I was acquiring games from sketchy warez websites with reckless abandon. Upon launching them, I was greeted with flashy intro screens with wiggly rainbow text set against incredible chipmusic that blew away what I was hearing from my NES at the time. I’d often find myself spending more time hanging on these intro screens than I would spend actually playing the game. Years later, I’ve come to realize that what I was experiencing was the fruits of the early demoscene, which kicked off what the overall chiptune scene has exploded into today. In ‘Gravity’, Demoscene Time Machine pays loving tribute to those glory days while also utilizing modern music production techniques, and wrapping it all up in a space theme with a strong musical narrative. Hit the jump to explore this stellar new chiptune album!

Album artwork by Jonathan Whiting. Click the cover to check out his games!

Album artwork by Jonathan Whiting. Click the cover to check out his games!

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