Posts Tagged ‘chipband’

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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Guérin’s Dissections: ‘Obstreperous’ by Dr. Zilog

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Dr. Zilog have been making chip metal for a while. They’re one of the oldest acts in the modern scene and have stuck around for a reason. In their latest album, ‘Obstreperous’, they’ve created yet another classic, heavy album full of memorable solos and masterful composition. Join me as I dive into Zilog’s newest offerings.


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Turbo Super Post-MAG MAG-Post 2017 & Knuckles Gaiden Day One Edition

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By the time you read this, everyone should be home and happy, well rested, without the MAGFlu and otherwise readjusted to real life. While I’m WRITING it, however, I’m drowning in posts from people in transit back to the dark corners of the world they crawled from so that they can go heal themselves. While this year’s MAGFest might have been the biggest one so far, it also seems to have taken the most from us in terms of bodily health, but only because everyone was incapable of having any degree of chill. Everyone basically just kept going until they were physically unable to go anymore, and even then they just kinda propped their bodies up in chairs so they could at least look like they were still going like some kind of knock-off ‘Weekend at Bernie’s.’ It was amazing. But enough talk – let’s have at this highlight reel!

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘Synonymous Dimensions’ by Polygon Horizon

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Polygon Horizon is a chipartist whose name may not be recognized by many. However, on hearing their polished sound, out-of-this-world riffage, and references to the Nintendocore music catalog throughout their Facebook page, it’ll be clear that this is no newbie to the chipmusic genre. Poopmaster (debatably the contender for ‘Silliest Artist Name with Best Music’) went through a transitional period, slightly altered their usual style, and morphed into the chipmetal project that is PH. ‘Synonymous Dimensions’ is this artist’s virgin project under this alias; this is a concept album dealing with the unique idea that five video game characters suddenly become conscious of what’s happening around them and the fact that they are, indeed, nothing more than digitally created objects in a predetermined world. Read on to see what this veteran of the genre has created!

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ChipWIN-tern Spotlight: ‘don’t forget.’ by Slime Girls

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I hope you guys are ready for more ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5’ album reviews, because I’m here to talk about tracks 52-99! We start off with- wait, no, no, that’s a bold-faced lie; there aren’t any more tracks on the album. I can feel your disappointment, but since I’ve been on sabbatical working on a top secret project for the blog (more on that later this month), I was able to jump right on a brand-new release from one of my favorite West Coast chiptune cats as soon as I saw it happened! Pedro Silva, AKA Slime Girls, has been picking up speed with the releases lately, and August 1st marked the release of his newest album, ‘don’t forget.’

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Art by Chu Nap (ghostspaces.tumblr.com)

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Aydan Appreciates: ‘Phantom Beach’ by Here Between You Me

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Hey there, ChipWINners! In case you don’t recall their Chiptunes = #SRSBSNS track ‘Forever Alone‘, Here Between You Me is a hype-fueled chiptune/rock/pop group whose releases are generally few and far between. Over the years, they’ve released tracks to the public through their Bandcamp in the form of singles, or on Soundcloud in the cases of covers, rough cuts and demos. Now, with the release of their first EP, ‘Phantom Beach’, the polish that these Los Angeles based champs have put into their music really shows, and this has quickly become one of Brandon’s and my favorite releases of this year thus far. So what’s all the fuss about, anyway? Let’s dive into this sonic ocean of a release and find out!

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