Posts Tagged ‘sieken’

Aydan Appreciates: You

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Greetings, readers. Under normal circumstances, I’d have a review lined up as an article, and maybe even an interview to cap it off and give you folks a little bit of insight into the artist’s creative process. However, unforeseen hurdles caused me to scrap the review I had lined up, and I went into a creative slump. This article was supposed to publish two weeks ago today, for perspective, but now I’ve worked up the motivation to write again. So, rather than doing a traditional review or interview-review combination, I’d like to talk about something else: the community we’ve fostered for the last six or so years, and what it’s done for me in terms of my personal growth as both a writer and a human being. So, let’s start from the beginning.

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4 [Tracks 16 – 20]

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Describing the next five tracks from our 4th compilation album is a lot like plucking five roses from a stunning bouquet, or stacking five bacon pancakes onto your plate from a pile fresh off the griddle: you can’t go wrong, and they taste even better with syrup. (Chiptunes = WIN does not endorse the practice of eating syrup-coated roses. Chiptunes = WIN does, however, heavily endorse bacon pancakes.)

Volume 4 is a gathering of the best from all corners of the community. There are only beacons of chiptune mastery here, and though your personal tastes may steer you toward some songs over others, each track is a curated experience, and all come highly recommended.

Without further ado, I am honoured to bring you Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4’s tracks 16 through 20. Come listen! 

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Aydan Appreciates & Interviews: ‘Tokyo Monogatari (EP)’ & sieken

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In the chipmusic community, new talent seems to pop up all the time. While these skilled musicians float under the “mainstream chip” radar, they never fail to convert at least a few dozen fans with their debuts and with each new release they put out. Enter sieken, a Swedish artist with a promising and unique style in what might be the most diverse sounding year chipmusic has ever seen. His debut EP, ‘Tokyo Monogatari’, was released on February 17th as an EP of his demo tracks, and its phenomenal sound attracted me to reviewing it today. So, let’s dive right on in! (more…)