Victim Cache • Chipsurf Pipeline
2012 was the year that I’ve been the most excited about bands discovering, forming and using the various sounds and melodies that a vintage console can provide.
Victim Cache's “chipsurf” sound is pretty unique to chipmusic so far, combining the classic-but-often-forgotten surf guitar with SID and 2A03 chips. Their debut album Chipsurf Pipeline is the soundtrack for what I wish had been an SNES game about cowboys and surfers, think Ecco the Dolphin meets Sunset Riders. “Yakuza” is my favorite track from the album and would probably make an amazing ending credits theme for this game I now wish existed.