112 posts tagged music
More pizza and a new Anamanaguchi music video
“Girls come and go, but pizza is forever.”
Anamanaguchi’s new album streaming on Youtube
I stream like 80% of the music I listen to at my desk on Youtube, so it’s awesome that Anamanaguchi just threw Endless Fantasy on there for anyone to listen to for free!
If you prefer reading about chiptune stuff over listening to the music — or maybe you’re into reading about chiptune junk while listening to it — there are two articles I haven’t read but will link anyway: The Charms of Chiptune (New Yorker) and Anamanaguchi - The Ninja Turtles of Rock (Polygon).
“Never Grow Up” by Euan Lynn
Fast-paced chip punk recorded in the most lo-fi way imaginable (a cassette tape in his bedroom), it embraces every bit of the garage punk aesthetic and I love it. This track is off Euan’s latest EP Never Grow Up Club, the rest of which is as fast-paced and youthfully furious as this.
Space Wax America (from ENDLESS FANTASY out May 14th)
Another joint from the new album, which drops any day now. I’m pumped for this, especially after hearing that the 22-track release will feature a number of guest vocalists — you all know that vox chip is my shit. The chiptune band also intends to re-release Endless Fantasy’s instrumental tracks with vocal remixes.
Sulumi • Music Offers The Third Eye
Off of the newest 8bitpeoples release, Sulumi takes Nanoloop to the next level and delivers a MASSIVE dance track. The other two remixes on there are just as brilliant, including a remix by Covox, who never fails to amaze me. As usual with 8bitpeoples, the release is completely free.
If you hadn’t heard about it, you should also really check out Nanoloop. It’s deceptively simple software available for a variety of platforms (including iOS and Android).
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Real human being, and a real chiptune cover
Gundersonmunderson created the graphics, animation, and music for this fun video. He emulated the Sega Genesis’ Yamaha YM2612 chip for this arrangement of College & Electric Youth’s “A Real Hero,” which you should remember from the soundtrack for Drive.
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8 Bit Mix - Duvet (Bôa)
NekuChan • Serial Experiments Lain
Present Day. Present Time.
This is old as hell and not even “true 8-bit,” but it’s going up here this afternoon anyway because “Duvet” was my strawberry jam. Not gonna lie, I stopped watching Serial Experiments Lain after like five episodes because what was even going on in that show, but I rocked Lain desktop wallpapers for years and actually picked up Bôa’s album. The original track is still too good.
Korg M01D for 3DS
Detune, Ltd. is still doing Korg emulators for Nintendo handhelds! Because Detune is very, very cool.
Korg M01D is an updated 3DS version of the Korg M01 software for DS, which emulates the Korg M1, a thing that someone who knows something about music might recognize.
“The song data and MIDI data can be saved to an SD card so the KORG M01D can be used as a sketchpad. You can preserve all of your musical ideas which can be later converted to your DAW system for more serious music production. In addition, anyone can exchange song data using Nintendo 3DS Wi-Fi via the Internet.”
I bought Korg DS-10 back in the day, and I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. But it was really neat! This one is due on the eShop “worldwide” this summer.
Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Maiden
Like Etrian Odyssey IV, the upcoming EO: Millennium Maiden will features orchestral music, and not the FM synth many enjoyed in the first three games. I can’t complain after hearing this Yuzo Koshiro track grabbed from the 3DS remake’s official Japanese site.
Just a fun screenshot from Rune Factory 3 that popped up on Tumblr today, courtesy of CD-ROMantic. Oh, and a reminder that Rune Factory 4 is coming out July 19, hopefully with more jokes like this one.
Planet (from ENDLESS FANTASY out MAY 14th)
Another new track from Anamanaguchi’s new album, which now has a release date — Endless Fantasy will hit on May 14. Love the album art, too.
Chipocrite • 8-Bit Lebowski: 100% Electronic
You may know Chipocrite from his many covers of songs like New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” (featured at the end of this fake Legend of Zelda movie trailer), “Also sprach Zarathustra” or even his own work on his album Hit and Run.
What you may not know about Chipocrite is that he is a HUGE fan of the movie The Big Lebowski, so much so that he went about covering several of the movie soundtrack’s songs, including the very specific The Gipsy Kings flamenco cover of The Eagles’ hit “Hotel California”, featured here.