Posts Tagged ‘downtempo’

Glenntai Got: ‘Confessions’ by Windfallen

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When most people uninitiated to the world of chiptune hear of the concept, one of the things I’ve commonly heard were about its perception of being upbeat, faster-paced, or joyous in nature. I’m sure there are endless examples of popularized chipmusic that fit this description (such as Anamanaguchi’s album “Endless Fantasy”.) A great example that goes against this perception would be Windfallen’s latest release, “Confessions”. This EP sounds more like a journey through one’s regrets and the tensions built from around it. After the jump, you’ll see why this album should go into your collection for when you need that change of pace.

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The Unicorn Princess Royally Reviews ‘Divergence’ by DjjD

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This time of year is special; everyone affected by winter’s chill thaws out with the earth once warmer weather hits. Every year at this time, I always try to listen to a new playlist to compliment being able to spend more time outside and enjoying nature. This month’s review is a special new release by DjjD (who was previously part of the ChipWIN staff!) called ‘Divergence’.

This album makes you think, it fills the silence in car rides spent driving through repetitive scenes, and it expands roots by using chip elements complimented with more atmospheric textures. DjjD not only demonstrates his compositional technique, but also showcases solid production chops, the gorgeous voice of Parvarthi Gopinath and live violin played by Jeff Ball. Taking these elements and creating it into one solid project, this album flows cohesively and reminds me of the perfect score for an advertisement.

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Artwork by Alex Kelly


 

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Chip Treatment with Professor Oakes: ‘PSYCHIC PIZZA CONNECTION’ by Diode Milliampere

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Greetings ChipWINers, and a happy start of 2015 to you all! As I hope you stuffed your little bellies with food on whichever religious or lack thereof holiday you may have celebrated, and your eyes nice and wide on achieving those New Year’s resolutions, I’d like to thank you for joining me on Chip Treatment with Professor Oakes’ first installment of the new year. 2014 was an amazing year beaming with wonderful releases, and I am happy to include Diode Milliampere’s 7-track album ‘Psychic Pizza Connection’ released in collaboration with FEELTRIP Records, as this album lands itself a spot on the list of heavy-hitters and notable productions that should certainly be on your radar. (more…)