SO. The first Chiptunes = WIN \m|♥|m/ compilation has been released; and very successfully might I add. ;D (though keep sharing the balls offa it! Plenty more chipfans out there that’ve yet to be exposed to this massive collection of chippy goodness!!! ♥♥♥).
SO NOW WHAT???
First? REST. o.O O.o haha Putting together awesome ordeals like that take quite a bit out of a guy, yanno? Completely worth it though. WILL DO AGAIN. Just a matter of time.
MEANWHILE…. How about 51 days of mini write-ups on all 51 artists from the ChipWIN compilation? Yup, that’s happening (gotta do something to keep this blog alive in the meantime, right? haha). Every day or so/as I find the time/ASA I clone myself, I’ll write one up and toss it out to you guys! Alright? ALRIGHT!!! =D
And now, to get this ChipWIN writing project started with the chipartist who contributed track #1 to the Chiptunes = WIN compilation:
I won’t lie: from the first time this track hit my earholes, I pretty much knew it was going to be the starter for the project. NOT supposed to be an easy decision to come by with 51 STELLAR TRACKS like we had for this bad boy, not in the least!! Yet there was something about the crazy energy, the extraordinary happy of the song that simply resonated Chiptunes = WIN, and therefore I had to use it. =)
According to the always awesometastic AWESOMECAT, “That song is the closest I’ve come to putting my feelings for my girlfriend into music~”. I guess that explains it a bit: the song is just packed full of happy and love and WIN. ♥♥♥
On a different note, AWESOMECAT says, “I don’t compose chip music for any sort of nostalgic reasons, but that I use a technically limiting medium to push myself creatively.” This is definitely a topic worth a bit deeper visitation in the future; it’s something that I’ve been interested in for awhile at least (nostalgia vs/and/or the limits of the medium and how they enhance/encourage creativity within it). Especially seeing as how my initial interest in chipmusic was somewhat nostalgia driven, even if that has changed somewhat as I’ve since discovered the essence of chip.
And now for a random segue to plug AWESOMECAT’s latest cover chipalbum, Copycat:
All five tracks are delightful, but I’m damn partial to that first Daft Punk cover (Da nuh na nuh, da nuh na nuh~~~~~~). Don’t miss any of them, though, because they’re all awesome (and rather unique choices!!).
And that wraps up this first little write-up! Pretty much sets the tone for the rest as well: a link to the artist’s ChipWIN track, a link to other music by the artist, and some little blurbs in-between. =) Until next time, where we’ll have track #2 with Ben Landis, PEACE, LOVE & CHIPS!