Posts Tagged ‘chipmusic’

This Month in The Overworld: Cinematronic

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Cinematronic's portrait by Pixel Syndrome.
Cinematronic’s portrait by Pixel Syndrome.

Ciro Mendoza is, in his everyday life, a 37 year old Information Technology professor, Software Developer and a Student of Multimedia and Sound and image careers. From the bowels of the west of Buenos Aires, Merlo, he can never stay still: he has also worked as a columnist for the video games section at a local culture mag known as ‘Los Inrockuptibles’ (a branch that previously existed in Argentina, that stemmed from the french magazine ‘Les Inrockuptibles‘) and participated in a project (that never came to fruition) trying to develop a game based in the popular argentinian comic book “El Eternauta” (The Eternaut).

With his chiptune project, going by the name of Cinematronic, all of this geeky exterior explodes into a punkish rage of noise, as I realized when witnessing his live shows. He is everything but meek. He sometimes makes me wonder what would have happened if The Stooges had incorporated chiptune music created to go alongside to the beats of Iggy’s frenetic and contorsionated stage moves from the 70’s.

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Wounds and Resolutions: Curious Quail – ‘Twelve Months’

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Curious Quail’s ‘Twelve Months’ opens with a simple, quiet guitar chord, E major. A single pulse plays, E, the tonic, a perfect resolution in isolation.

The gameboy falters, falling down until it reaches a B. Perfect fifth. The next best thing.

For the first minute, each phrase ends in one of these two notes.

This song is titled ‘Resolutions’.


“a collection of twelve songs about life, love, loss, beauty, and so much more told through a canvas of hasty melodic decisions and instrumentation that you don’t often get together”
(photo and quote by Curious Quail)
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Intense Tech con Defense Mech – Un Groove grooveante y trucos para los ticks. Parte Uno

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

¡Hola y bienvenidos una vez más a Intense Tech con Defense Mech!  Este mes compartiré algunos ejemplos de cómo utilizar diferentes grooves en LSDj. Una vez que hayas leído esta lección, deberías de sentirte cómodo al utilizar técnicas avanzadas para manipular el tiempo en tus creaciones en LSDj.

Image hecha por @dethrood
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Aydan Appreciates: ‘Rhythm’n’Bits 2’ by Yoann Turpin

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As many of you probably know, Yoann Turpin is an artist that I happen to follow quite closely. I’ve always got my eye on him, as he releases high-quality tunes frequently, and he’s often one of the first artists who comes to mind when I’m deciding what album I’d like to review each month. On March 27th, he released ‘Rhythm’n’Bits 2’, a direct sequel to the first album he had written and released nearly seven years prior, and the album is filled with the intricately beautiful compositions I’ve come to know and love from Turpin. I’m elated to have the opportunity to review this piece of work.

Cover Artwork by William Lamy.
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Intense Tech con Defense Mech – Biblioteca de instrumentos LSDj Wave Cruncher

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

¡Hola y bienvenidos una vez más a una edición extremadamente emocionante de Intense Tech! Estoy entusiasmado de compartir con ustedes los resultados logrados durante los últimos meses, porque creo que ahora un mundo nuevo de sonidos está a su disposición. Acompáñenme a medida que regresamos a la Consola de Comandos utilizando la herramienta creada por 4ntler: lsdj-wavetable-import, incluida en libLSDj.

Imagen hecha por @dethrood
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