herr_professor on 05/11/2010 at 09:32AM
At times the chip music community can seem a little insular at a distance. Fiercely protective from exploitative outside elements, many feel that they cannot break in from outside, but the fact is that many chip music insiders are themselves huge music fans, eager to hear infinite variations on the chip music concept. This week we bring you the work of Nathan Meunier, and his ep The Beacon.
Like many chip artists, he comes to chip based production after writing and performing elsewhere, in Nathan's case it was indie rock. The tracks here reflect that, with a series of moody instrumentals punctuated with jangly guitars and soft squares. Nathan's path to chip came through his other focus, writing, He is currently working on a nonfiction book entitled Geek Beat Manifesto, which explores the rise of spazzy subcultures like Chip Music, Video Game Cover Bands, and Nerdcore Rap. Take a look at the EP, and check his writings on his website, and we will catch you in seven.