Rhyphte Reviews: ‘We Were Once Called Spring’ by Azuria Sky

- Posted May 23rd, 2019 by

It’s finally summer, and I’m finished with college and coming out of hiatus. The last few months have been crunch, and I’ve had much less time to produce or review, but I’ve still been able to hear so many of the great new titles that have been dropping this year. Among them is yet another excellent indie-chip hybrid, a subgenre of a subgenre I’m starting to notice I have a weakness for.

We Were Once Called Spring‘ is Azuria Sky’s experimental and significant expansion into the constantly blending realm of folk and indie. It’s an eclectic assortment of LSDJ riffs, folksy chord progressions, and poignant, sentimental lyrics backed by acoustic guitar.

Album art for ‘We Were Once Called Spring’

Intense Tech con Defense Mech – Un groove grooveante y trucos para los ticks. Parte dos

- Posted May 21st, 2019 by

Artículo Original de DEFENSE MECHANISM. Traducción al Español por Pixel Guy.

¡Bienvenidos una vez más a Intense Tech con Defense Mech! En esta ocasión continuaremos explorando los grooves. Una vez que hayas leído esta lección deberás de tener algunos trucos extra bajo la manga para hacer el groove de tus canciones aún más intenso.

Imagen hecha por @dethrood

Chip Bit Sid Takes On: ‘Glooms’ by Vanilla Dome

- Posted May 16th, 2019 by

I have had my hands full with Chip Bit Day, so instead of reviewing something new I decided to look back to an album that was released last year on ‘Datafruits’. ‘Vanilla Dome’ by ‘Glooms’ was a truly fantastic album. Created using a copy of Nanoloop 2 synced up to a Korg Electribe Drum Machine, Vanilla featured a vast amount skill with sound engineering and programming.


ChipWIN-tern Spotlight: ‘Blackout Mania’ by The National Broadcast Network

- Posted May 14th, 2019 by

It is very rare that I get to announce that one of my favorite acts has come back from the dead, but mark my words – like a sleeper agent activated by a numbers station broadcasting for the first time in years, The National Broadcast Network has started transmitting again. And my friends, the signal is strong.


Aydan Appreciates: ‘The Best of DDRKirby(ISQ) – Volume 2’

- Posted May 9th, 2019 by

DDRKirby(ISQ) has composed an absolutely obscene amount of quality tunes over the past decade and a half, and is a long-standing member of both the OCRemix and chipmusic communities. Predominantly composing music for a series of themed game competitions called the ‘Ludum Dare’ series, DDRKirby(ISQ) and friends have created dozens of these small, entertaining, browser-based games. With this competition being held once every six months, a colossal amount of material has been composed; DDRKirby(ISQ) has graciously compiled what they consider to be their best hits over the past few years. From video game remixes to original compositions, the album is simply packed full of memorable music!