Archive for March, 2017

Sam Shares: Rock Candy EP

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Hey there ChipWIN gang!

2017 definitely seems to be shaping up like a good year for chiptune, and the release I’m covering today is about to make it a thousand times better. Kommisar and DBOYD have combined their efforts to create their own collaborative project titled Rock Candy, starting it off with their self-titled EP on Madmilky Records. Let’s see how well they pulled it off!

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The Download on… Chronowolf’s ‘Meet At the Gazebo’

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‘Meet At the Gazebo (Tales from MAGFest)’ is a love-letter of sorts to National Harbor, Maryland’s ‘Music And Gaming Festival,’ featuring tracks written for and performed at the convention over the past few years. Following up from his debut record ‘Genesis‘ in 2016, ‘MAG’ evolves and elaborate’s on Chronowolf’s experimental melding of chiptune sound design and orchestral instruments and composition. Genesis was an extremely strong first outing, so how does album number 2 stack up?

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Sladerfluous Reviews: ‘Orbit5’ by Matthew Squibb

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‘Orbit5’ by Matthew Squibb is an adventurous ambient odyssey that you need to add to your collection right now. Hit play on ‘Horizon Problem’ below if you still need convincing, THEN pick it up on Bandcamp, AND THEN explore ‘Orbit5’ in my album review below.

Told ya.

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Chip Bit Sid Takes on: Making a Chiptune Event – Part 2

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In my previous article I gave you an overview of how, in my opinion, to do a chiptune event. I talked about where to begin, setting the grounds of the event, where should you look, who you should get and finally what not to do. Continuing from Part one, I’ll be talking about crowd funding, mastering marketing, and finally the event itself. Let’s go for round two!

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Aydan Appreciates: OISHII

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Hey there, all you ChipWINners! Rather than do a typical album review this time around, I thought I’d try something new and showcase some of the freshest talent in the scene. Very recently, an individual known only as OISHII (Oishii Chan on Facebook) was added to the ChipWIN group, and posted a few of their pieces, which were met with an extremely positive reaction from the community. While there are only four tracks on their SoundCloud at the moment, each one is polished, sweet, and energetic in its own way. Let’s hop right to it, and check out these delightfully delectable songs!

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PAX East 2017 POST-PAX PAX-PACKED PAX POST

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Hello everyone! As it happens, every year the vast unknowable demon entities that power the gaming world have aligned and another PAX East has happened without a hitch. I was fortunate enough to once again travel with the MAGFest Jamspace crew to help do some social media coverage and go play some games so I can yell about them on the internet! As with previous editions of the “POST-X X-PACKED X POST” column, this is split up into two sections: #GAMES and #MUSIC – tagged as such so you can jump around with your fancy Find In Page function if you’d prefer to read about one over the other. Also, you should know that much of this article also appears on MAGFest’s fledgling blog, which is where you can find similar content written about MAGFest events and more in the future.

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