Posts Tagged ‘Slime Girls’

Aydan Appreciates: ‘sketchbook vol #1: 12-17’ by Slime Girls

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Slime Girls’ ‘Vacation Wasteland EP’ was one of the first albums I listened to when I was just getting into chipmusic, and it’s stuck with me for a really long time. Every once in a while, I listen to this classic and reminisce on the events five years ago that ended with my current involvement in the ChipWIN community as a writer and occasional musician. It really has quite a special place in my heart. So, when I saw that Slime Girls had just released a compilation of unfinished works titled ‘sketchbook vol #1: 12-17’, I jumped at the chance to give it a listen. I fell in love with a number of tracks on this enormous 23-track treasure trove, and I’m happy to share with you the ones I enjoyed the most today.

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ChipWIN-tern Spotlight: ‘don’t forget.’ by Slime Girls

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I hope you guys are ready for more ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5’ album reviews, because I’m here to talk about tracks 52-99! We start off with- wait, no, no, that’s a bold-faced lie; there aren’t any more tracks on the album. I can feel your disappointment, but since I’ve been on sabbatical working on a top secret project for the blog (more on that later this month), I was able to jump right on a brand-new release from one of my favorite West Coast chiptune cats as soon as I saw it happened! Pedro Silva, AKA Slime Girls, has been picking up speed with the releases lately, and August 1st marked the release of his newest album, ‘don’t forget.’

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Art by Chu Nap (ghostspaces.tumblr.com)

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Kuma’s Hype Train #1: Skybox and S.P.R.Y.

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Hey, what’s up, ChipWINners! Welcome to a new column I like to call Kuma’s Hype Train! This one will be in a similar vein to my Quick Shots articles, in that I’ll be picking apart albums for your listening pleasure. However, what will differentiate Hype Train from Quick Shots is content. Because Hype Train is meant to build anticipation for new releases, articles in this column will, at best, only feature teaser tracks and preview medleys of upcoming projects. Don’t let that get you down, though, because as soon as these albums are released, these articles will be updated to feature links in the descriptions for you to get a hold of the sweet, audible candy for yourselves.

Let’s not waste any more time. Sit back, relax and take a trip into the future with me as I gush over new albums from Skybox and S.P.R.Y.!

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8bitLA and 8bitSF Presents: Freq.Fest.NorCal!

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Greetings, readers! It feels like it’s been quite sometime since I posted a pre-show hype article, and what better time to do it than this summer season? Whether it’s keeping busy by reviewing rad albums that come across my radar (here’s my latest!), doing visuals for shows that have transcontinental coverage by Chiptunes = WIN’s very own Adam Seats, or attending MAGFest’s first West Coast expansion event, MAGQuest, there’s certainly never a dull moment in the life of the Prof.

As 8bitLA’s two year anniversary has passed, the cohesive team composed of Kevin “Wizwars” Martinez, Jesse Avila, Rob Duffy, Terence Calacsan, Tim Abad, Jamie Cristal, Calvin (redacted) and myself, have smashed noggins together in the height of the Freq.Fest era and will be invading San Jose, CA with 8bitSF to present the inaugural edition of Freq.Fest.NorCal, taking place September 11–12 at SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery!

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Illustration courtesy of Jesse Avila

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ChipWIN-tern Spotlight: “YUMEMI/LONELY PLANET GIRL” by Slime Girls

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In a far off place, untouched by worldly woes, there is a place where friends can get together and make sentimental chiptune jams for all to hear and enjoy. The people who hear these songs know that their lives will never be as perfect as the emotions they experience from these magical tunes, but they listen all the same, hoping to experience that moment – no matter how briefly – that they’ll never truly feel in real life. A moment of nostalgia for something that never happened to them, but they wish it had. (more…)

Chris Considers: ‘HEART ON WAVE’ by Slime Girls

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And we’re back! Greetings to all of you lovely ChipWINners, I hope that you’ve been having a wonderful holiday season. As many of you are probably aware, Christmas came early for us this month with the release of ‘HEART ON WAVE’ via ZOOM LENS. This was a highly anticipated follow-up release from Slime Girls since their instant classic debut EP ‘Vacation Wasteland’ way back in 2012. While ‘HEART ON WAVE’ is technically a single, a B-side, and 5 excellent remixes from renowned chip musicians, new Slime Girls is always a reason to celebrate. And with a collection of tracks as strong as this, I couldn’t let 2014 come to a close without highlighting it here on the ChipWIN blog.

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