Posts Tagged ‘chipmusic’

Glenntai Got: ‘Stray Dogs’ by Zanate

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Loss; it’s not just a meme based off someone’s webcomic. It’s a legitimate experience for all of us (no matter whether you feel it or not).  It can cause all sorts of reactions, most of them being rather typical from what we have seen and heard in many forms of media. With Zanate’s ‘Stray Dogs’, however, we experience it through the eyes of the artist experiencing it first-hand with the loss of their dog named Bruno. Using 2A03+VRC6 via Famitracker and their experience with rock instrumentation, we can walk through the goodbye and tribute to a good boy. Get ready to have a mix of feelings when you throw on this seven-track album.

Art by Nancy Rivas.

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Chip Bit Sid Takes On: Villainest – A Vision of Light

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Whilst everyone is engaged with the Chiptunes = WIN compilation over August, one of 2018’s greatest chip albums has just been released; ‘A Vision of Light’ by Canadian 16bit based band, ‘Villainest’. It’s been a while since their last album, ‘A Good Day to Try Hard’ was brought to my attention, much to critical acclaim. I reviewed it on ChipWIN, giving it high praise, also rating track ‘The Machine’ as one of my ‘Top 10 songs of 2017’. ‘A Good Day To Try Hard’ was a great introduction to an already incredible band, however it is nothing when to compared to their latest release ‘A Vision of Light’. How you may ask? Let’s find out through a few tracks that picked my fancy.

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The ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 7’ Roster

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And the roster for ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 7’ is… -insert ridiculous over-the-top drumroll likely composed by Adam Lankford here-

V.7 album artwork by Nate Horsfall of lightningarts.com. Yes, he is a minor deity. At minimum.

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Chip Bit Sid Takes On: Kitty On Fire Records – Super Duper Digi​-​Punk Split Vol​.​4

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This week instead of the normal chipmusic that I usually review, I thought we’d look at something slightly different with the latest compilation by ‘Kitty On Fire Records’. For those who haven’t heard of them, ‘Kitty On Fire Records’ is a net label that releases all things Heavy electronic. This includes the genres associated with chiptune, such as ‘Nintendocore’, ‘Anime Breakcore’, ‘Glitch’, ‘Digital Hardcore’ and many more. I’ve been following ‘Kitty On Fire’ for a while now, with my biggest purchase being the cassette edition of this album.

This is forth installment of the compilation, which features 1-2 tracks from several artists across the world. For this release I’ll be reviewing three mind shattering tracks that really hooked me.

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Clover Chain Reacts To: Tuxic – ‘Oblivion’

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Tuxic’s riveting concept album ‘Oblivion’ was released through Russian netlabel BleepLove in June 2018. Featuring some fantastic LSDj chops, low-fi drum’n’bass grooves, and hostile progressive metal, this music stood out to me from the moment I first heard it for its strong drive and dynamic execution. Making use of some really interesting pacing decisions alongside active melodies and uneven rhythms, the tight composition creates an intriguingly mechanical feel with incisive focus. This is balanced out nicely by the more free-spirited sound, full of surprises, where even the vocals display quite the stylistic range – composite instrumentation with a penchant for harsh qualities and sudden appearances. The most natural aspects of this album are presented through an artificial texture. The result is engaging, self-contained, expressive, abrasive, and GREAT.

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Progression: Teoría Musical 114 – Un ejemplo de Proceso

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Artículo Original de Tuberz Mcgee. Traducción al español por Pixel_Guy.

Hola, Amigos y Amigas:

El mes pasado cubrimos el concepto de mantener las cosas simples por una innumerable cantidad de razones. Estas razones incluyen restringir nuestras potenciales posibilidades musicales y resaltar secciones con variaciones al material junto con algunas otras ideas.  Estamos en un punto donde estos conceptos son algo difíciles; es por eso que te recomiendo que regreses y revises mis artículos pasados, los cuales te ayudarán a contextualizar lo que hemos visto hasta ahora. En serio. Estamos desarrollando nuestro entendimiento  actual sobre la teoría musical para construir un ejemplo de cómo utilizar estas herramientas para escribir una sección musical.

Vamos a ello.

No lo sé… ¿Es algún tipo de instructivo? ¿Alguna Receta de Cocina? Las metáforas son raras.

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