Archive for July, 2018

The Unicorn Princess Royally Reviews ‘Reviver’ by Kris Keyser

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Happy July, peeps!

It’s amazing to me how much more rapidly summer pushes forward the second I start to think of how quickly it’s passing.  It’ll be August tomorrow, and for some of us, it’ll mean we are moving from the scents of slow summer mornings and freshly cut grass to clean paper and sharpened pencils.  For all us New York City folks, it just means the same routine: Escaping the smell of hot garbage to find refuge in tiny apartments where even DMGs seem too big.  No matter where you are, though, we have all been graced with the return of 8bitpeoples, hosting Kris Keyser’s new release, ‘Reviver’.

 

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The ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 7’ Roster

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Edit: Volume 7 is LIVE! Get it here!

And the roster for ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 7’ is… -insert ridiculous over-the-top drumroll likely composed by Adam Lankford here-

V.7 album artwork by Nate Horsfall of lightningarts.com. Yes, he is a minor deity. At minimum.

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Chip Bit Sid Takes On: Kitty On Fire Records – Super Duper Digi​-​Punk Split Vol​.​4

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This week instead of the normal chipmusic that I usually review, I thought we’d look at something slightly different with the latest compilation by ‘Kitty On Fire Records’. For those who haven’t heard of them, ‘Kitty On Fire Records’ is a net label that releases all things Heavy electronic. This includes the genres associated with chiptune, such as ‘Nintendocore’, ‘Anime Breakcore’, ‘Glitch’, ‘Digital Hardcore’ and many more. I’ve been following ‘Kitty On Fire’ for a while now, with my biggest purchase being the cassette edition of this album.

This is forth installment of the compilation, which features 1-2 tracks from several artists across the world. For this release I’ll be reviewing three mind shattering tracks that really hooked me.

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Clover Chain Reacts To: Tuxic – ‘Oblivion’

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Tuxic’s riveting concept album ‘Oblivion’ was released through Russian netlabel BleepLove in June 2018. Featuring some fantastic LSDj chops, low-fi drum’n’bass grooves, and hostile progressive metal, this music stood out to me from the moment I first heard it for its strong drive and dynamic execution. Making use of some really interesting pacing decisions alongside active melodies and uneven rhythms, the tight composition creates an intriguingly mechanical feel with incisive focus. This is balanced out nicely by the more free-spirited sound, full of surprises, where even the vocals display quite the stylistic range – composite instrumentation with a penchant for harsh qualities and sudden appearances. The most natural aspects of this album are presented through an artificial texture. The result is engaging, self-contained, expressive, abrasive, and GREAT.

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Progression: Teoría Musical 114 – Un ejemplo de Proceso

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Artículo Original de Tuberz Mcgee. Traducción al español por Pixel_Guy.

Hola, Amigos y Amigas:

El mes pasado cubrimos el concepto de mantener las cosas simples por una innumerable cantidad de razones. Estas razones incluyen restringir nuestras potenciales posibilidades musicales y resaltar secciones con variaciones al material junto con algunas otras ideas.  Estamos en un punto donde estos conceptos son algo difíciles; es por eso que te recomiendo que regreses y revises mis artículos pasados, los cuales te ayudarán a contextualizar lo que hemos visto hasta ahora. En serio. Estamos desarrollando nuestro entendimiento  actual sobre la teoría musical para construir un ejemplo de cómo utilizar estas herramientas para escribir una sección musical.

Vamos a ello.

No lo sé… ¿Es algún tipo de instructivo? ¿Alguna Receta de Cocina? Las metáforas son raras.

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Progression: Music Theory 114 – An Example of Process

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Hey dudes and dudettes,

Last month we covered the idea of keeping things simple for a myriad of reasons. These reasons include us restricting potential musical possibilities and enhancing sections with diversity of material, among many others. We’re at a point now where these concepts are quite difficult, so I highly recommend that you go back and read through my previous articles which will help contextualise what we know by this point. Seriously. We’re building on all of our current understanding of music theory to construct an example of how you might use these tools to write a section of music.

Let’s jam.

I don’t know… something about instructions? Cooking? Metaphors are weird.

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