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Glenntai Got Em Português by The J. Arthur Keenes Band

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Samba is a music genre that isn’t often heard in the realm of chipmusic. From chords with some complexity to rhythmic layers, I can understand this isn’t the easiest thing to tackle with very limited hardware. While still possible to really capture the spirit of the genre, it needs a wider range of sounds than ones typically provided in either hardware or software. Therefore, of all the artists out there, it makes perfect sense that The J. Arthur Keenes band would come along and provide us with a cover album of their favorite samba songs that’s warm and full of the same quality we’ve all known to expect and love. If you don’t know why that was an exciting statement, it’s time for you to click read more.

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Sladerfluous Reviews: ‘Solstice’ by Marissa Hapeman

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Last March I wrote that “…we should be so lucky to get a follow-up album in the future” from Marissa Hapeman after reviewing her chiptune debut ‘Pretty in Pixels’. Forget luck. Marissa Hapeman returns with explosive fervour with her second major chip-release ‘Solstice’.

 

Tease your musical palette with ‘Waiting For Good News’–

–then dive into the full ‘Solstice’ review continued below!

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Sladerfluous Reviews: ‘Spacesounds’ by JAMATAR

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Great chiptune music is evocative. Incredible chiptune music is cathartic. ‘Spacesounds’ by JAMATAR will draw you into a world of raw, uninhibited emotion and enrapture you from start to finish.

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Hit play on ‘Gravity’ and once JAMATAR hooks you, delve into the full album review below…

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Sladerfluous Reviews: ‘SPACE CORGI LP’ by Little Paw

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‘SPACE CORGI LP’ is the musical equivalent of pure happiness. Just look at this album cover.

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If you’re not smiling, look at it again.

Now that you’re smiling, hit play on ‘WHAT KIND OF DAY HAS IT BEEN’:

Like what you hear? Then waddle your adorable little corgi butt over and jump into the rest of the album below…

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8bitLA Presents: Freq.Fest.v.4.0

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Howdy, Carbon-based lifeforms! It’s been quite some time since I’ve been around these parts. Life has been one extremely wild ride—with work, other adult responsibilities, and slinging visuals at shows, I’ve had to take some time off from writing but it feels great to be back in full swing! Without further adieu, I’m sure you’re all DYING to hear ONE GIGANTIC ANNOUNCEMENT THAT I’VE BEEN HELPING PLAN:

FREQ.FEST.V.4.0

8bitLA’s 4th annual chipmusic festival, freq.fest.v.4.0 (previously known as Frequency), will showcase three nights of music made with obsolete video game and computer hardware. Taking place January 30th–February 1st, 2015, we will be returning to LA’s legendary punk rock DIY venue The Smell for three days of bleeps, bloops, and blips featuring one of its most ambitious lineups to date.

Told you it was punk rock! However, don't let the facade gross you out—this is one of the cleanest bathrooms I've been in!

Told you it was punk rock! However, don’t let the facade gross you out—this is one of the cleanest bathrooms I’ve been in!

For the first time since 8bitLA’s conception, nearly half of this year’s bill features artists from out of state:

These stellar, eclectic performers will be taking the stage with the following freq.fest veterans:

We’re also proud to welcome new performances from Curious Quail (San Jose, CA), Grimecraft (San Francisco, CA), Wizwars’ new project, Kevin Gnartinez (Los Angeles, CA), The Mineral Kingdom, Matthew Joseph Payne’s new project from Oakland, CA, Timon Marmex (Los Angeles, CA) and Petriform (San Jose, CA).

We assure you this will be a fantastic time—as attested to by the above fantastic GIF teaser poster! If you’re planning to attend, ticket presales will be announced closer to the event date, but you can always purchase one directly at the event.

Finally, in order to completely cover the costs of making this event gobsmackingly awesome, we are running a GoFundMe campaign. There are some fantastic reward tiers set up as an incentive, such as exclusive 8bitLA freq.fest.v.4.0 t-shirts, a signed poster featuring this year’s artwork, and a three-day pass into this year’s festival. Any funds raised beyond our goal of $500 will be allocated to the performers! WIN/WIN.

That’s all folks! Professor Oakes signin’ off!

Freq.Fest.v.4.0
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