Archive for December, 2015

The Unicorn Princess Royally Reviews ‘Hiraeth’ by WMD

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Happy December, chip folks!

When I started off writing articles with the Blog, I came across a west coast artist named WMD, and reviewed his release, ‘Entelecheia‘. A little less than a year later, I discovered his release, entitled ‘Hiraeth‘. Notorious for entitling albums with strong, morose, and sometimes unorthodox words, WMD named this album after a Welsh word that has no direct English translation. The only words close to it are words such as ‘longing’ and ‘homesickness’, specifically for a place that might not even exist. I have to admit that part of what draws me to WMD’s music is the sense of nostalgia and deep emotional connection that is tied into it, and I can’t help it. I’m drawn to things I have experience with, and can understand.

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WMD’s cover art — photograph by Meagan Abell.

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Aydan Appreciates & Interviews: ‘Fragmentation’ & Professor Shyguy

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Longtime chipmusic veteran Brandt Cooley, aka Professor Shyguy, is a highly revered, R&B influenced artist whose music typically features soulful vocals, powerful guitar solos, and memorable melodies. His golden voice is immediately recognizable by any fan familiar with his work, in addition to his phenomenal shredding on the axe. Shyguy is also an extremely prolific artist, with several singles and numerous album releases since his first ‘official’ album, ‘Geekotica’, released in mid-2012. ‘Fragmentation’, his chip-pop-rock opera amalgam, is a tale of growing up which was soft-released to the public on December 5th and it’s his most powerful and emotional work to date. Let’s delve into this incredible album!

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Chip Bit Sid Takes On: Four Small Songs #2

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Hello guys! It’s good to be back bring another helping of Four Small Songs! Last month was it’s first outing and I got a lot of good feedback from the small artists that I featured. In case you missed out, Four Small Songs is a monthly article series which features music from the unknown artists, who can’t get quite out there. All the music is sourced from Chip Bit Sid’s sound cloud group. If you wish to see your music featured add your music to the group!

Now with that out of the way, Let’s hit the tunes!

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Chris Curates: The ChipWIN Holiday Gift Guide

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Happy Holidays to one and all! It’s that time of year again. Snow is falling on the blog, President Hoodie has made another amazing announcement, and we’re all scrambling for the perfect Christmas gift. As we all partake in the time-honored tradition of rampant consumerism, why not support some kickass chiptune artists while we’re at it? I think that’s a swell idea. Which is why I’ve decided to use this month’s review column to do a little something different. It’s the ChipWIN Holiday Gift Guide!

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ChipWIN & Groupees Presents: ‘Bundle of WIN’

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Sup y’all? =) President Hoodie here with an extra special announcement today! Namely…

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That’s right! As of Noon Eastern today (Monday, Dec 7th), we’re presenting you with the fantastic holiday opportunity to grab not only a brand spankin’ new 10 track ChipWIN compilation, ‘Bundle of WIN‘, but also 10+ albums from all of the artists involved in the comp! And everything provided through the fantastic folks at Groupees.com! (more…)

Kuma’s Quick Shots: Round 12

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Hey ChipWINners! Welcome back to Quick Shots! I hope Thanksgiving treated you well for those of you who got to celebrate, and for those who weren’t able to I hope this belated musical gift more than makes up for your lack of feasting this year. This time around, I’ll be reviewing two EPs that will pull on your heart strings in ways unexpected. These two albums will not only stir the soul and leave you feeling wistful and introspective, but they will also fill you with the determination necessary to close out the year in a way that’s meaningful to you.

So let’s not waste any time! Sit back, plug in those headphones, and lie down on the ground as I make you feel like garbage with two lovely albums from The Flight Away and Sam_Berrow.

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