“Chip Music” (Used 83 times)
Decktonic on 01/28/2013 at 08:10PM
FORGOTTEN MACHINES is all about rediscovering old tools and using them to make new art. The story of FORGOTTEN MACHINES is told through the magic of ~dance music~ and was written with the intention of marrying early synth-pop with a future techno aesthetic. This marriage eventually produced a baby, thereafter called FORGOTTEN MACHINES and he is a love letter to classic synthesizers and ~dance music~ enthusiasts everywhere.
All tracks were composed & recorded with the KORG DS-10+ software for Nintendo DS by Christian Montoya aka Decktonic.
kingmmm1234 on 07/19/2011 at 11:34AM
"WFMU-YOU GOT IT!" sung Anamanaguchi's Peter Berkman on their improvised WFMU jingle last Sunday for Beastin the Airwaves with Keili. The chiptune-punk quartet's 10-song set (including the jingle, plus a bonus Wavves cover!) of hyper-active and insanely tunes is now part of Anamanaguchi's FMA Profile.
Anamanaguchi integrate traditional rock instruments--drums, bass, and guitar--with the soundchips from early video game systems (in this case, a hacked NES from 1985) that make Chip Music unique. And with innovative releases like the immersive Dawn Metropolis and a new album in the works, they've taken the scene to new heights.
Once an underground phenomenon, chip's growing popularity could be tied in with nostalgia-fueled extended adolescence of today's Millennial Generation. Yet for the members of Anamanaguchi, video games were not the sole influence on their music as "a lot of influences come from stranger stuff," Peter Berkman said in a 2009 A.V. Club interview, "...just absurd stuff." And a simple listen to the range of chip-inspired music here on the FMA -- resources like True Chip Til Death, and the ever-expanding Blip Festival -- is enough proof to show that the genre of the new millennium will be infecting young minds well into the future.
There are certainly enough Anamanaguchi fans to sell out their upcoming shows at at Philadelphia's North Star Bar Thursday July 21 and the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Friday July 22. Get tickets while they are still available, and in the meantime, listen to this incredible live recording, engineered/mastered by Ernie Inradat here.
minusbaby on 05/13/2011 at 04:24PM
"The final moult of the naiad is not to the full adult form, but to a winged subimago that physically resembles the adult, but which is usually sexually immature." (via Wikipedia)
herr_professor on 03/01/2011 at 10:13AM
It's five tracks of Game Boy Dubstep goodness, a must-hear if you enjoyed Kupa on the FMA. You can also enjoy Cheapshot's exploration with other chip music platforms over on his Soundcloud. Happy Dubbin and see ya in seven!
herr_professor on 12/07/2010 at 09:30AM
As the year draws to a close, us curators sit back and reflect on how they have done this year. Personal stuff has made me a distant poppa these last few months, but with distance comes over compensatorily LAVISH GIFTS.
So much, in fact, that I have had to break-up the mix round-up this year into two parts. Here ya go with part one:
We will be here again in seven days for the excitementorial part two, along with some amazing text that fans of shout-outs should not miss, so see you then! Until then, tata!