herr_professor on 06/15/2010 at 08:41AM
It's a rough time for imperialism, as most of the world's nationalistic tendencies are forced to be subsumed in the interest of global commerce. Perhaps then, the World Cup can be seen as the ultimate release valve by the unseen hands at large to check that fever and keep things running. In the spirit of this, I hope to spend the next few weeks focusing on global scene clusters within the chip music community, the first of which is The Square Wave Conspiracy, an compilation of Italian chip musicians covering and remixing each other, brought to you by CalmDownKidder Records.
While not representative of the entirety of the Italian chip scene (missing the excellent Rocktone Rebel for one), it does feature heavyweights arottenbit, Buskerdroid, Kenobit and Microman. The tracks are raw, unmixed, and on the fastest end of the dance floor tempo matrix. Having the artists remix one another gives the release a cohesion that can be lacking from other compilations, but it is obvious that all the artists have similar intentions on a dance floor wreckage sale.
Let this be the first salvo in TCTD's little part in diffusing international tensions, and let us meet back here in seven for round 2.