Archive for October, 2015

Aydan Appreciates: ‘SPACE CORGI’ by LITTLE PAW

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Revengineers is a name familiar to numerous Northeastern chipmusic fans, and while the group may not be the most active, their music is extremely indicative of the state that chiprock is in at this point in time. Nick Maynard, a member of the Revengineers, has released an album under his solo alias ‘LITTLE PAW’ entitled ‘SPACE CORGI’, which blends indie rock and chipmusic to create a thing of beauty. A danceable fusion of indie rock and chipmusic, the album is a joyous adrenaline rush from start to finish. Let’s dive in and see what ‘SPACE CORGI’ has in store for us!

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Stokin’ the Forge: ‘In Season’ by Windfallen

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Greetings and salutations ChipFam! This month, I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to review ‘In Season’ by Ben ‘Windfallen‘ Steed. Ben spent nine months carefully crafting the music in this EP, and his dedication shows in every facet of this musical jewel. Ben describes ‘In Season’ as his ode to Autumn and the general changing of all things, and that feeling is transfused into every note he’s composed. As a whole, I found ‘In Season’ to be one of the most brilliant works of ambient chiptune I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. Each track is a dreamy landscape done with a musical Impressionism that drew me in emotionally. Join me beyond the fold, and we’ll dive into each of these works one at a time.

Album Art by Luis Felipe Ocampo

With eye-catching cover art by Luis Felipe Ocampo.

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Glenntai Got: ‘+Add Me’ by Blood Code + Graz

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Whenever I think of the late 90’s and early 2000’s, I think, “MistakesWereMade.jpg should’ve been my coat of arms,” just like many other young nerds who didn’t fit in anywhere.  However, to others, it was a magical time where people were pioneering the new ways to access music, communicate, and pretend you weren’t ugly with the help of tilting a camera.  The album in which I came across happens to be an album remembering nicer times of the early 2000’s, and after the jump, you can compare this to your current Top 8 and see who you’re bumping off to make room.

Blood Code + Graz - +Add Me - Add Me Wallpaper By Maru303

Artwork and design by Maru303 (maru303.bandcamp.com).

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

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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!
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Raw Cuts With Kuma #24: My Parents Favorite Music

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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!

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