Archive for February, 2020

And Now for Something Completely Different: The Relay Bros!

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Through the course of art history, there have always been artists or projects that defied the norm. I welcome you to this new column, titled ‘And now for something completely different!’, where we will take a look at Chiptune related acts that get themselves out of ordinary boxes and into uncharted territory where they can blossom.

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Leveling Up Your Artistic Identity – Episode VI: Offering Value

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If you are the soul of your music, then your audience is the heart. Their support is the life force that sustains your body of work. Unfortunately, music fans are not all congregating in the same place. Not only that, but many of them are attracted to different types of content. There will, of course, be overlap with these variables, but there’s something to be said about targeting specific kinds of people. Back in Episode IV, you spent some time figuring out who those people are. In this installment, we’re going to look at where those folks are and how you can connect with them.

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A Square Meal: ‘Silly Snake 2: Silly Snake’s Soccer Blast’ by City Guys

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Nostalgia – just reading (or writing) that word can induce a trance because of the semantic satiation. Like it or not, those nine letters have become part of how the world views chiptune and some other musical genres, especially in recent years. Putting aside if there is or is not truth in those words, today I’d like to take a slice of that cake. While the excessive romanticization of the 80s & 90s games, sometimes, verges on the cliché; City Guys break the line between the ideal good and the actual good with a bright and vibrant album that is a delight not only for the VGM lovers but also for anyone who enjoys music. So let’s take a look over ‘Silly Snake 2: Silly Snake’s Soccer Blast’ by City Guys, released through Pterodactyl Squad.

Artwork by Mila K

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