Posts Tagged ‘chip artist’

Aydan Appreciates: ‘Four Elements’ by uraboroshi

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The name uraboroshi should be relatively fresh in the minds of us ChipWINners; their ChipWIN debut was on Volume 5, with the explosive and frenetic ‘Greed Palace’. The track essentially defies genres and embodies chiptune music. A little longer than a year later, esctrax, a chipmusic label based in Japan, has released uraboroshi’s ‘Four Elements’. This EP consists of four compositions depicting earth, air, fire, and water in addition to a piece symbolizing the unity of the four. Today, we’ll be looking at several aspects of this brief aural venture. Let’s check out what this up-and-coming artist’s work has to offer!

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Guérin’s Dissections: ‘Jumper’ by Foxx + [BONUS] ‘solo’ by Je Mappelle

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Sometimes, you just need a good album to play in the background of your daily tasks. Sometimes you need a lowekey song to just relax in bed with. Sometimes you need to listen to ‘Jumper’ by Foxx. His style has always been some brand of chill with a few hectic songs thrown in for good measure, but this album turns the dimmers low and lights the fireplace for you to stretch out and unwind to. Let’s just sit and chat for a bit about this adorable album.

ヽ̶͈̼͒͋͌ͅ(̷̨̰̟̮́´̸͍̺̿̇̚ὠ̸̗̟̲̃͑̎`̸̛̛̞̝͆̊○̴͙̈́͌̈ͅ)̶̢͎͉͇̽ノ̵̣̪̗̃́̈́.̵̫̗̰̿̌+̷̸゚̢̮͔̮͎͔͖̍̂̈́͝*̵̨̰̣̜́̿̑͑。̵͚̹̓͂̉̓:̸̸゚̩͚͔̋͋̾́+̵͓͍̟̎͜∩̵̩̌̄̉(̴̯̐̀͝ ̴̳͆̐・̶͍̯̇͗͛ω̶̢̼̳͑・̴̫͈̅̉̈)̵̢̀͛̀∩̷̢͆o̸͔͗͋̇́(̴͚͚̖̈́͂̃́(̶͖͖̳͂̀͊*̶͓͉̯͚͌̔̄͝^̴͖̭͊▽̴̹͉͖͙͑̄^̶͔͚̋̓͒͝*̴̪̲̇͂͌)̵̠͔͓̋̈́̈́͗)̸̭̜̥̎̃͝ỡ̷͈͕̫ͅ《̴̟̬͆《̷̨̻̮͖͠ơ̶͜(̸̨̢̜̙̀≧̶̩͎̹̹̑̊̏◇̴̖̗̍́̕≦̴̤͚̽̈́̕)̷͚̈́o̷̼̜͍̓̾》̴̢̧͎̮́̃̇̇》̴̯̾̐∩̴̼̱̾͛̿ͅ(̸̙̍ ̶̝̫̓・̷̱̘̓̈́͘ω̷̨͔̟̤̿͒̚・̵̹͓̝͘)̶̧̐̑̅̕∩̶̯̳͚̩̃͘o̴̱̫̖͌̆͆͗(̶͖͋̃́(̶̨̟̭̌̐̈́̽*̶͍̟̗͝^̴̲̿̈́͝▽̴̨͖̉̇͝^̶̲̙̦̹͌*̷̭̙̦̳͑̊̑)̴̞͓͆̌͛͘)̵̡͉͕̐ö̵̲́̓̽《̸̠̭͕͚͐《̶̭̻̻̅͋o̵̡̻̖̒̄͋͠(̷̥͚̏≧̵̱͕͌͗◇̴͈͒̿≦̵̭̇̈́͘)̴̜̦̞̈͑͒͜o̸̮̟̾̐》̸̙̲̟̀̽͠》̸̙́̅̂ͅ(̷̗͂۶̵̬̰̺͌̽͗*̵̛̖͓͕̖̒ ̷̮̪̽͝‘̸͕͎̓̀̚̚͜ꆚ̴͔̼̅̒͠’̷̥͗̌)̴̟̠̋۶̴̡͚̙̎̕”̵͕̝̌ͅ

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What’s On Tap – Jellica

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Welcome to the fall edition of What’s On Tap! Cooler weather pairs nicely with cool tunes and the first fall seasonal beers this month – let’s rock!

Cambridge-based musician Jellica is a veteran of the chip scene, having released 14+ EP/LP online, running the Kittenrock netlabel, and performing live both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Jellica’s style is somewhat fluid between releases, moving deftly between various genres of electro-pop oriented sounds.

Released on August 31st, Jellica’s newest offering ‘Retrotech Romance’ is a masterclass in SID sounds, with dual Commodore 64 chips pumping out waves of intense textures and funky rhythms. An interesting aspect of this album is that it takes time – each track is at least 4:00 long and all evolve organically rather than using a standard verse/chorus approach. In the style of the American minimalist composers Philip Glass/Terry Riley/John C. Adams, musical events unfold over a series of minutes rather than seconds. Sometimes these are small nudges to the musical orbit rather than colossal impacts; the addition of a higher set of accompanying blips or a 7-tone melody that unfolds over twenty seconds. In our current environment of 140-character snippets, ‘Retrotech Romance’ closes out the summer with a marathon session of electronic jams.

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Progression: Music Theory 104 – Voicings, Voice Leading, and Counterpoint

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Hey dudes and dudettes,

Tuberz here with another installment in the series of articles centered around the understanding and application of music theory. I took last month off to look over the brand new Fearofdark album (and *SPOILERS* it’s a banger */SPOILERS*) but it’s given me a fair amount of time to get together an idea of what I’m going to cover today. Last article I covered extended chords like sevenths and the multiple ways you can build these chords using intervals and simple counting schemes. It is highly recommended that you read through my previous articles before venturing into this one, as it’s gonna get heckers (Adjective: frantic af). This article is going to be all about taking our chords that we’ve set and making them flow smoothly, or not depending on circumstance, as well as notes in our melody and counter-melody flowing smoothly.

Let’s jam.

Ah yes. More of that prehistoric paper for me to write my hexadecimal microsoft excel tunes on

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 6 [Tracks 21-30]

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Howdy-ho Chipperinos! No need to waste any time here – you and I both know you’re here to get the hottest takes on these V6 tracks, so let’s not keep you waiting!

Bonus ‘Volume 6’ album art by Guerin, twitter.com/guerinmusic

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 6 [Tracks 11-20]

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Welcome to the second round of track reviews for Volume 6! I’ll be taking you through some of the best that this Volume has to offer. I didn’t know that by choosing this review date I’d get to talk about YZYX, Kubbi, Vince Kaichan, Starving GOGO (whom I’ve previously reviewed), and my good friend and collaborator Auxcide, but I’ll just consider myself lucky. I’m glad I sat this year out to witness the awesome that is Volume 6. This should be fun. ;3

Bonus ‘Volume 6’ album art by Adhy Saka Juhansyah aka Shakaboyd, twitter.com/adhysaka

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