🌵 Saddle up, cowpokes! 🐎

- Posted November 10th, 2019 by

‘A Fistful of Chiptunes’ is loosed from the corral! Saddle up on it here:

Howdy there, chiptune buckaroos!ヾ(^∇^)

As some of y’all may well know about me by now, I’m a huge fan of spaghetti western movies. Some of my favorite childhood memories involve watching these iconic films with my Dad or one of my Grandfathers. That said, while I sincerely love the flicks themselves, it’s their soundtracks that gripped and inspired me more than anything else, with Ennio Morricone ranking foremost in my mind among their composers.

That makes it all the more fitting that, today, on Mr. Morricone’s birthday, I’m announcing our latest themed compilation influenced by that very style!

Hold on to your horses….


This Month in The Overworld: Uctumi

- Posted November 21st, 2019 by

Always witty and to the point, this month’s The Overworld guest once said about hardware limitations “Challenge is the fuel that turns the cogs of creativity”.

Uctumi playing live.
Uctumi playing live.

Born in Buenos Aires in the year 1981, Uctumi is an Argentinian musician that began composing tracker music in 1996. Very active in the current local demoscene, he shares his views of Chiptune music and innovation in general in this interview.


‘A Fistful of Chiptunes’ Full Review

- Posted November 19th, 2019 by

Howdy again, chiptune buckaroos!

Buckaroo Bran here to jaw ‘atcha one last time about our Wild West themed compilation, ‘A Fistful of Chiptunes‘! Got not one, two, but three wily writers in cahoots today to serve up the full review of this badass buncha tunes! On the horse first, it’s Pixel Guy! Yeehaw!

Badass album art by Nate ‘Quickdraw Horsfall.

Aydan Appreciates: ‘Modern Closure’ by 4mat

- Posted November 14th, 2019 by

‘Nadir’ was my first exposure to 4mat’s timeless and emotional music. I was given the honor to review the album in 2014, and it filled a musical void I never knew existed until I listened to it in depth over and over again. With off-kilter percussion and melodies, polyrhythms galore, and overarching themes of memory and self-doubt, ‘Nadir’ is a thing of beauty, with some of its hauntingly beautiful melodies still ringing in my head to this day. Since the release of ‘Nadir‘ and the remaster of ‘Decades‘, however, the artist’s Bandcamp page had been relatively quiet up until the surprising release of ‘Modern Closure’, an expansive 18-track journey through the depths of emotion.


A Square Meal: The SOUNDSHOCK Series

- Posted November 12th, 2019 by

Beyond all the glamour and pageantry of the blips & blops, a misunderstood way of making chip music has grown and bloomed away from the spotlight of the scene – yes I’m talking about FM Synthesis. Of course, this is not a complaint, as we say in Spanish: “para gustos los colores”. The point is that, most of the time, a lot of cool things happen under the surface, things that are worth talking about and, from time to time, seem to be buried in the huge mass of crunchy sounds. The album series I’m covering today is not that. I can even say that it’s well known by everyone nowadays, precisely because the intention was –and still is– to direct your attention to the music and techniques used by those incredible musicians. Today I want to go back to one of the greatest compilation series centered on the FM side of the Micro Music, Demoscene, and Chiptune. Apt for newcomers and veterans, it will make you move and ignite the fires of love and interest in this particular approach to chip music in your soul – hoping the inferno grows so big that it encourages you to search for new music or even make your own. So let’s take a look over the ‘SOUNDSHOCK’ Series by Ubiktune.


Intense tech con Defense Mech – kicks parte dos: ¡El paraíso de los kicks en la versión siete!

- Posted November 8th, 2019 by

Artículo original de DEFENSE MECHANISM. Traducción al español por Pixel Guy.

¡Bienvenidos de vuelta a Intense Tech con Defense Mech! Esta semana continuaremos con la parte dos del tutorial sobre cómo hacer kicks utilizando LSDj, ¡incluyendo una importante actualización! Al finalizar esta lección tendrás un amplio arsenal de técnicas para hacer kicks del cual podrás elegir. ¡Continúa leyendo para saber más!

Imagen hecha por @dethrood