Posts Tagged ‘iTunes’

Aydan Appreciates: ‘GLITCH’ by LukHash

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Nearly a year and a half has passed since the release of ‘THE OTHER SIDE’, LukHash’s most recent musical excursion. Kuma reviewed this album quite favorably in a Quick Shots article shortly after its release, and while I hadn’t heard much about LukHash prior to this, I became a huge fan and eagerly awaited an announcement for his next album. A track titled ‘Round the World’ was posted on his Facebook page last April, and I immediately knew that LukHash had something in the works. So when I got a message from Brandon last month saying that I’d be able to review his latest release, ‘GLITCH’, to coincide with its unleashing, I was pumped. For those who don’t know who I’m talking about, LukHash is a stellar chipmusician who fuses chiptune with electro and modern EDM to produce astonishingly hard-hitting beats. But enough of my rambling…let’s get right to it!


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Office Hours – Myriad3 ‘Tell((chip))’

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Welcome to a decidedly semi-spooky Friday the 13th edition of Office Hours! Along with the lovely fall weather, a very interesting album release has graced our digital doorsteps and I have the distinct pleasure of diving into it head first.


Myriad3 are a jazz trio formed in 2010, hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Chris Donnelly (piano), Dan Fortin (bass), and Ernesto Cervini (drums) play straightforward, honest music in the modern jazz idiom. The players function very well as an ensemble, with each taking their turn as soloist or blending anonymously into the musical texture.

Myriad3 released their debut album ‘Tell’ in 2013 on ALMA records, an 11-track excursion into a variety of textures, infectious head tunes, and driving rhythms. Wait, what’s that? You, in the back with the anime shirt – you are wondering what any this has to do with chip music? I’m glad you asked! In September, Chris Donnelly finished arranging the entire album in 8-bit fashion and re-released the tunes under the title ‘Tell((chip))’. These are not simple tunes in straight 4/4 time, run through a cheap-sounding VST; these are entirely new versions of the source material, presented in exquisite detail.

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Aydan Appreciates & Interviews: ‘Family Dancing’ & Yokemura Takeshi of YMCK

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YMCK has come to be a name associated with some of the highest quality chipmusic ever produced. Their ‘Family’ albums are by and far a series of the most influential music within the chipscene, and several songs off of their releases have gone viral. Known for their incredible live performances that utilize pixelated visuals, detailed and impressive music videos, as well as lighthearted and impressively composed, jazz-influenced music all combined with Kurihara’s stylistically unique vocals, YMCK has broken the mold with every single release. Now, two years after the release of their last smash hit ‘Family Days’, ‘Family Dancing’ has been released through iTunes for the world to hear. Let’s take a look at some of the tracks from this phenomenal album!

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