Posts Tagged ‘Zantilla’

‘Chips = FLIPPED’ Full Review

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Heya folks! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ Brandon here to introduce our full review of the latest ChipWIN compilation, ‘Chips = FLIPPED‘!

In case you’ve been living under a rock with no wifi the last few weeks, what we’ve got for you here today in this ‘Chips = FLIPPED’ review is a full track-by-track breakdown of an amazing new cover compilation; it features a litany of extraordinarily talented artists from in and around the VGM & chip communities covering previously released tracks from the increasingly vast ChipWIN discography. Sound crazy? Wait until you actually get it in your earholes. ಠ‿↼

On that note, take it away, Viridian Forge!


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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 6 [Tracks 1-10]

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We’ve hit that magical time of the year where we release 51 tracks of some of the best chipmusic out there today. For the sixth year in a row, the international chiptune community has come forth to present a collection of some of their best efforts. Without a doubt, with any growing international community of badass composers and sound designers, time and dedication have proven to further develop people’s talents. It comes as no surprise to say that this year’s release is even stronger than the last! Without further ado, let’s dive in to the first ten songs of the track list!

Bonus ‘Volume 6’ album artwork by Chronowolf, chronowolfmusic.com

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5 [Tracks 31 – 40]

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Hello, friends!  I’m back from an amazing trip from St. Louis, and after having plenty of time to obsess over ‘Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5’, I have come up with my reviews for the next ten tracks.  Please enjoy, and if you haven’t taken the time to listen to this album yet, fix that problem by listening to the tracks alongside my review of each of them!

Nate Horsfall's Sweet Sweet Volume 5 Art

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The MAGClassic Chiptune Mini-Mixtape

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Greetings and salutations, all! The world of chiptune had a fairly hectic weekend, what with Superbyte happening in the UK, Freq.Fest.Norcal happening in…well, northern California, and MAGFest Classic happening in the beloved Mark Center Hilton in Alexandria, Virginia. While the chipfam was in high supply elsewhere, MAGClassic, being a much smaller event than the primary MAGFest event, had a much smaller attendance both of folks here from the blog (only myself, VP Swackhammer and our Art Czar Nate were in attendance) as well as space for actual performances by chiptune acts. That’s not a bad thing, of course – the VGM acts were face-melting, but this isn’t the VGM = WIN blog, so I figure you’re not here to hear about them.

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Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4 [Tracks 36 – 40]

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Hey, ChipWINners! We’ve covered more than half of the amazing songs and artists who’ve been featured on Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 4, but we’ve still got quite a ways to go before we wrap up our track-by-track review series of this phenomenal compilation! So far, we’ve seen a venerable collective of chipmusic all-stars from around the globe, but even more talented artists have yet to step up to the challenge that is THE CHIPTUNES = WIN: VOLUME 4 TRACK-BY-TRACK REVIEW WHILE I PROBABLY EAT PIZZA OR SOME OTHER DELICACY. So let’s see what the next five tracks have in store for us!

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Glenntai Got: ‘Star Bride’ by Zantilla (‘Tentacle Tea Party’, anyone?)

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There is something that can be said about those who incorporate chip elements into making a larger-scale composition.  Many of these people, such as Marshall Art, Danimal Cannon, Professor Shyguy, and Dunderpatrullen (to name a few) have blown audiences away with their own unique visions of how they want to musically express themselves.

One name comes to mind; and it genuinely surprises me that I had not heard of him before early October of 2014 at a wonderful show put together in the outskirts of Orlando, Florida.  That name is Zantilla. And, much like how I felt when I heard him perform on stage for the first time, get ready to be engulfed through a groove-filled, funky soundscape.  One where tentacles have tea parties that (surprisingly, yet refreshingly) won’t give you the feel of a certain alternative Solarbear album cover.

 

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