Archive for September, 2018

The Unicorn Princess Royally Reviews ‘The Ground’ by Psilodump

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Happy September & Autumn!

Just released three weeks ago, Psilodump presents to us their newest record, ‘The Ground’. On the whole, this is a wonderful collaboration of artists working together to create a myriad of beautiful tracks. Each composition is distinct in its character, yet they mesh together so well that they flow super fluidly as the album spins through.

Cover artwork by Not Flipper and Anton Bohlin.

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Chip Bit Sid Takes On: Classic Mistake – ‘Geothermal’

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For this month I’ve been really busy with a variety of different chiptune projects, and so I’m doing a reblog of an Article I wrote back in early 2018.  ‘Classic Mistake’ is a an artist I’ve only recently come across, beginning with a cover of 0F Digital’s, ‘Mesh’ and featured in ‘The Great Australian Barbecue Bash’ compilation. What I liked about ‘Classic Mistake’ is that he almost exclusively uses ‘Nanoloop 2.0’, creating some fantastic hooks which are reminiscent to early techno. ‘Geothermal’ is Classic Mistake’s first album released under ‘Cheapbeats’. Below I have selected three tracks that stood out for me of ‘Geothermal’.

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Chip Mom’s Kitchen #49: Cookin’ up MERCH!

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In the early years of ChipWIN, I knew very little about chiptune, but I knew I loved the community, the shows, and my soon-to-be-hubby, so I wanted to help! I’ve sold a few Girl Scout cookies in my day and I’ll talk to anything that sits still long enough; not to mention that I have an unhealthy adoration for spreadsheets and data, so I decided to dive in and become Maven of the Merch Booth!

And that’s what we’re talking about today, chip children; Brandon and I want to pass on our knowledge about…

MERCH!

Photo by Aspyn Oakes at ‘Freq.Fest’ in Los Angeles, CA.

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘Closed System Blues’ by Bit Shifter

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The last thirty or so days have been enormous for fans of chipmusic. Between a new boaconstructor EP, ChipWIN: Volume 7, a new Chunderfins LP, and various other new albums, we’ve been gifted with a simply staggering amount of high-quality material to soothe our ears. On September 10th, the legendary Bit Shifter has graced our community with a brand new release titled ‘Closed System Blues’. At times blissfully peaceful and pensive, and at others pugnacious and adrenalized, ‘Closed System Blues’ showcases a difficult to match diversity in composition. I’m honored to have been presented with the opportunity to review an album by this master of his craft, so without further ado, let’s dig in!

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Progression: Teoría Musical 115 – Un Ejemplo de Proceso [Parte Dos]

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

Hola, Amigos y Amigas:

El mes pasado cubrimos el ejemplo de un tipo de proceso que podemos utilizar para escribir material musical; trabajando con un conjunto de acordes y utilizando sus propiedades. Ahora podemos empezar a ver la otra alternativa: donde comenzamos con la melodía para después afianzar la armonía. Nos encontramos en un punto donde estos conceptos son algo complicados, así que recomendaría que regresen y revisen mis artículos pasados, los cuales les pueden ayudar  a contextualizar lo que hemos aprendido hasta ahora. Lo recomiendo firmemente.  Este es el último artículo que escribiré sobre este tema antes de tomar un descanso de escribir para el Blog de Chiptunes = WIN.  Es con mucho pesar que tengo que admitir que mi tiempo es mucho más escaso desde que soy maestro en lugar de estudiante.

Así que, por última vez en un futuro previsible, vamos a ello.

En la imagen se puede apreciar cómo un hombre brisbanense se convierte en una partitura durante el interminable proceso de registrarse como maestro de música.

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