Archive for July, 2017

Guérin’s Dissections: ‘Obstreperous’ by Dr. Zilog

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Dr. Zilog have been making chip metal for a while. They’re one of the oldest acts in the modern scene and have stuck around for a reason. In their latest album, ‘Obstreperous’, they’ve created yet another classic, heavy album full of memorable solos and masterful composition. Join me as I dive into Zilog’s newest offerings.


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Kuma’s Quick Shots #25 ft nanobii and Taylor Eruysal

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Yo, wassup, ChipWINners, and welcome back to Quick Shots: the monthly album review column where I take aim at the latest the scene has to offer and determine if it’s worth jamming out to or if you should just walk on past it. This month, I’ve got music from an exciting Swedish composer who imbues all his music with radiance and positivity, as well as introspective, complex arias from an artist who’s new to the scene.  Both producers bring records to the table that are worth dissecting, so let’s not waste any more time. Sit back, relax, and join me as I pick apart new releases from veteran chip artist nanobii and neophyte Taylor Eruysal.

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘Cosmic Diaspora’ by Shnabubula

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One of the first albums I listened to during my transition from a hardcore VGM fan to a chiptune madman was Shnabubula’s classic ‘NES JAMS‘. The album combined many of the elements that I love in music – improvisation, soft piano tones, and a certain sense of nostalgia, even for games that I had never played. Shnabubula had already cemented himself in my mind as one of the most innovative artists I’d heard once I finished listening through the album for the first time. Fast forward to May of this year, five years from the release of this iconic album, and Shnabubula has unveiled his most extravagant work yet, ‘Cosmic Diaspora’, a progressive-fusion suite with heavy SNES-esque instrumentation. Let us witness this journey in all of its splendor together.

 

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Glenntai Got… ‘Bare Knuckle, a Streets of Rage Megamix’ by Auxcide

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For those of you from the west coast of the US and those of you familiar with the Philadelphia chiptune scene and/or MAGFest, the name Auxcide is likely a very familiar to you. Armed with several Gameboy Advance SPs, synthesizers and drum machines, his unique blend of electronic music genres within the media of chipmusic have struck deep emotions as much as it has made people dance. During this summer of excellent releases coming from talented composers, Cheapbeats has given us a treat by releasing Bare Knuckle: a 15-minute live-recorded medley full of music from the Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle/ベア・ナックル series. Yuzo Koshiro has been known for his bouncy, syncopated dance rhythms that combined elements from house, jazz, hip-hop and a variety of EDM genres.  Continue after the jump for some good jams.

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Paul’s Tech Talk – LSDJ 5.0.0, New commands [F]tW! Part 1

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Hello people, Paul here for a new issue of LSDJ Tech Talk. Today we’re going to look back on LSDJ version 5.0.0 and all the good things it’s brought to the table. Buckle up!

With 5.0.0, the big round number started garnering interest in the community and the wave of updates got more and more feedback. Funnily enough, despite being a big round 5.0 and even though this version introduced some pretty nice upgrades, it wasn’t yet significative of the complete overhaul that was still in the making. Johan K just happens to add +0.0.1 to every new version, regardless of how big the changes are. BAMBOOZLED!

Don’t get me wrong, those upgrades were big too, very useful and very anticipated. It’s not everyday that LSDJ gains 2 new Commands to play with!

In today’s article, we’ll mainly talk about the upgraded F command.

For more accurate info on how LSDJ commands work, have yourself a big ol’ cup of RTFM and click HERE, for all relevant version manuals.

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