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Non-Player
Oct 27, 2007


Awesome, I knew there had to be a chip music thread somewhere! I have a lot of friends in this type of music, I'll post some of them for your listening pleasure.

http://glenntai.bandcamp.com/
First album, not bad at all. I have been privy to some of the stuff coming up on his new release, and he has improved drastically.

http://brightprimate.tk/
Chiptune mixed with vocals. These guys are the founders of Boston8Bit and sort of run the entire Boston Chip scene.

http://listen.activeknowledgemusic.com/

http://dapantz.bandcamp.com
http://cheesenbeer.com/dapantz

http://rainbowdragoneyes.ragenotrave.com/
Gameboy Europop metal. Kinda. He's awesome.

Any Boston-area chip fans? Love meeting new people.

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sticklefifer
Nov 11, 2003

by VideoGames


Never thought I'd hear chiptune dubstep, but well, here's Cheapshot.

Doctor Fatty
Oct 11, 2004

Soothing salve for your intake valve

I keep forgetting to post in this thread because I only ever read NMD when I'm at work (and the firewall stops me from posting).

So here's a bunch of stuff that rules and you should listen to it because it rules:

He was mentioned before, but here's a link to Computer Savvy by The J. Arthur Keenes Band (free). One of the few times where I really dig the combination of chips and vocals.

cTrix has what might be the best live recordings I've found. His set from RRR Radio in Melbourne is still one of my favourites (the interview ends and the music starts at about 7:30). It's a pain to find his stuff, as it's all scattered around the net in various places (and half of it is gone since 8-bit collective decided to die).

Here's another cTrix performance, Blipfest 2011. The stuff he plays on the gAtari, in particular, really gets me going.

Electric Children is pretty good, too. His new album just came out, and I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but his last one YOU ARE was a compilation of his singles, many of them tweaked a bit (not always for the better, imo). Highlights include the remix of IYAD's "When I Sleep, My Heart Speaks" and "Car-jack".

Did I mention yet how loving amazing Smiletron is at making chiptunes? Because he's loving amazing at making chiptunes, and he likes to release all his stuff for free. "Delta", in particular, is a very chill EP/Album/Whatever that I like to listen to when I'm stuck in traffic.

And to finish off, because I didn't see him mentioned at all and it's a loving crime:
Henry Homesweet - Lo-Bit Bassment 1
Henry Homesweet - Lo-Bit Bassment 2
Henry Homesweet - Lo-Bit Bassment 3
Henry Homesweet - Lo-Bit Bassment 4
Henry Homesweet - Lo-Bit Bassment 5 (my favourite)
Henry Homesweet - Lo-Bit Bassment 6
Henry Homesweet - Lo-Bit Bassment 7
Henry Homesweet - Lo-Bit Bassment 8


I'm also going to be a huge knob and point out that I "host" a lovely little chiptune power hour on Ghettoradio.us on Monday nights (9PM eastern). All I do is surf around and find EPs / Albums and play them, and occasionally dig into my archives when I'm in the mood. Nothing spectacular, but it gives me a good excuse to find new chiptunes on a weekly basis.

Slippery42
Nov 10, 2011


Net-label Ubiktune put together a bundle of seven chiptune-ish albums, and they're selling it for the princely sum of $1. You can grab it for the next couple of days here. Danimal Cannon and Shnabubula, mentioned earlier in this thread, both have albums in the bundle.

For free stuff, I was recently reminded of some cool old compilations over at archive.org. Best of AHX and AHX To Excess both feature stuff based on/made with the Amiga's soundchip and lots of tracks by someone named Geir Tjelta.

Slippery42 fucked around with this message at 06:26 on Sep 24, 2012

Reive
May 21, 2009



I absolutely can't stop listening to this recent track from the game Super Hexagon, while technically it's game music it's actually from a chiptune artist called Chipzel, I think entirely made in lsdj (gameboy tracker):
http://chipzelmusic.bandcamp.com/track/courtesy

Be sure to check the rest of her work as well!

I'll be sure to keep my eye on this thread as I've been dying for some good chiptunes lately.

snackcakes
May 7, 2005

A joint venture of Matsumura Fishworks and Tamaribuchi Heavy Manufacturing Concern



I like this album by Weird Bananas, maybe someone else will too!

StealthArcher
Jan 10, 2010






Thornes posted:

I like this album by Weird Bananas, maybe someone else will too!

Half of it I could see being a Phoenix Wright soundtrack, I think I know why this is, but I'm not certain.

Regardless, it's a good laid back set of bleep bloop songs, and I do like it.

neurotech
Apr 22, 2004

Deep in my dreams and I still hear her callin'
If you're alone, I'll come home.



So does anyone know what happened to 8BC? Will it ever come back?

Doctor Fatty
Oct 11, 2004

Soothing salve for your intake valve

It went down at the beginning of the year, and their twitter feed hasn't been updated since May.

I'd love if it came back, but I'm not holding my breath. Between 8BC going away and Blipfest being cancelled after the Tokyo show, it's getting harder to find a central source for chiptunes.

neurotech
Apr 22, 2004

Deep in my dreams and I still hear her callin'
If you're alone, I'll come home.



Doctor Fatty posted:

It went down at the beginning of the year, and their twitter feed hasn't been updated since May.

I'd love if it came back, but I'm not holding my breath. Between 8BC going away and Blipfest being cancelled after the Tokyo show, it's getting harder to find a central source for chiptunes.

Well that's a shame. Maybe something will come up in the new year.

Nana-C
May 12, 2003

blastin' on fooz'


I recently played the last Blipfest in Tokyo. Acutally, I was the "last" act in the 2nd day before the secret guest set with Hip Tanaka. Yeah, it's kinda sad to see it put into indefinite haitus (it's ironic that it ended in Tokyo too, since Blip originally was conceived due to a dozen Japanese chiptune performers wanting to do a US tour).

Fortunately for Asia / Australia, Square Sounds Festival will be around as Blip's spiritual successor. It's still undetermined if it will ever come to US, but it at least has the recommendation and support from the Blip crew.

Nana-C fucked around with this message at 21:49 on Nov 2, 2012

computer_
Jan 4, 2012



If this hasn't been linked already, CVGM is a pretty big catalogue of chip music, and streams constantly. Some of the stuff played is hit and miss for me, but it's helped me find more stuff by artists beyond what's shown in the Pause catalogue (which is also really good.)

Mollymauk
Apr 20, 2006


Nana-C posted:

I recently played the last Blipfest in Tokyo. Acutally, I was the "last" act in the 2nd day before the secret guest set with Hip Tanaka. Yeah, it's kinda sad to see it put into indefinite haitus (it's ironic that it ended in Tokyo too, since Blip originally was conceived due to a dozen Japanese chiptune performers wanting to do a US tour).

Fortunately for Asia / Australia, Square Sounds Festival will be around as Blip's spiritual successor. It's still undetermined if it will ever come to US, but it at least has the recommendation and support from the Blip crew.

Well for the US there's still Magfest coming up in January http://magfest.org/performers which has some chip/visualist people performing.

BetterWeirdthanDead
Mar 7, 2006

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Inverse Phase is blowing up the Internet today with "Pretty Eight Machine."

http://inversephase.bandcamp.com/album/pretty-eight-machine

Is it a coincidence that this came out days after Trent Reznor said his first computer-based compositions were made with a c64?

Mom always said "Head Like a Hole" got me rocking out in my car seat when it came on the radio.

We saw NIN with A Perfect Circle as the opener in 2000. :3:

Spectral Debt
Jan 23, 2004
9999 sucka

Gotta check out jonwayne, his album Bowser is a reimagining, in a loose sense, of Super Mario 1 music. It's not entirely 8-bit but it has strong elements.

Time Trials:
http://youtu.be/96Qrr-pj74g

Dreamland:
http://youtu.be/Jb8gj-TH8G8

Doorknob Slobber
Sep 10, 2006

by Fluffdaddy


I really enjoy Slime Girls:

http://slimegirls.bandcamp.com/

Soo nostalgic.

Chiquita Manana
Jun 10, 2008

The Man that beats the Ban.


http://triceratopolis.com/
pop punk chiptune with vocals

I'm getting into chiptune again, and I found this and love it.

on a side note, is there a thread for modding old consoles for chiptune? I just found my old gameboy and ordered some stuff to make chiptune with it and wanted to see if this is the best place to post my attempt at putting it all together.

computer_
Jan 4, 2012



http://chipcon.org/schedule
Smiletron just posted this link for some four day webcast of chipmusic starting next week, featuring a wide variety of producers. Whether this is like a live stream of performances or just streaming music I'm not sure, but it might be something to check out.

thedenverpope
Nov 12, 2007

Whoo DARE defiles my dumpster of love!?


Hey guys, here's a list of (mostly) Seattle chiptune artists that I've seen/know/work with. Hope you enjoy!

Abducted By Sharks - http://abductedbysharks.com
NickelPUNK - https://www.nickelpunk.com (Maine, but I think he's coming up to Seattle)
Orbital Strike - https://soundcloud.com/orbital-strike
Electric Children - https://soundcloud.com/electric_children
GDiffuser - https://soundcloud.com/gdiffuser
Dire Hit - https://soundcloud.com/possibly-a-fake-link
A_Rival - https://soundcloud.com/arival (I think he's from Cali)
Live Animals - https://soundcloud.com/liveanimals
Turtlesaur - http://soundcloud.com/turtlesaur
Awesomecat - https://soundcloud.com/awesomecat
Boaconstructor - https://soundcloud.com/boaconstructorbeats

Sorry for a shotgun blast full of links.

Mollymauk
Apr 20, 2006


thedenverpope posted:

Hey guys, here's a list of (mostly) Seattle chiptune artists that I've seen/know/work with. Hope you enjoy!

Abducted By Sharks - http://abductedbysharks.com
NickelPUNK - https://www.nickelpunk.com (Maine, but I think he's coming up to Seattle)
Orbital Strike - https://soundcloud.com/orbital-strike
Electric Children - https://soundcloud.com/electric_children
GDiffuser - https://soundcloud.com/gdiffuser
Dire Hit - https://soundcloud.com/possibly-a-fake-link
A_Rival - https://soundcloud.com/arival (I think he's from Cali)
Live Animals - https://soundcloud.com/liveanimals
Turtlesaur - http://soundcloud.com/turtlesaur
Awesomecat - https://soundcloud.com/awesomecat
Boaconstructor - https://soundcloud.com/boaconstructorbeats

Sorry for a shotgun blast full of links.

A Rival is from California he is also a super nice dude.

Commander Keenan
Dec 5, 2012

Not Boba Fett


Ubiktune is my go-to place for chiptune. Instead of the pop, dancy type of music that's commonly associated with chiptunes, Ubiktune showcases progressive/jazz/fusion. Take a listen to coda's Tracer" album to see.

Harriet Carker
Jun 2, 2009



Anamanaguchi has a new album coming out and they are doing a Kickstarter with some really reasonably priced and pretty great rewards:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreamhax/anamanaguchi-make-endless-fantasy-more-than-album

I got guest list spots to one of their San Francisco shows and I'm crazy excited!

Disco Pope
Dec 6, 2004

Top Class!


If anyone is in Scotland, the Ultrachip festival is on RIGHT THE gently caress NOW and also tomorrow and has a killer line up:

http://www.ultrachip.co.uk/2012/11/u2013-030512-040512.html

duz
Jul 11, 2005

Come on Ilhan, lets go bag us a shitpost




dantheman650 posted:

Anamanaguchi has a new album coming out and they are doing a Kickstarter with some really reasonably priced and pretty great rewards:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dreamhax/anamanaguchi-make-endless-fantasy-more-than-album

I got guest list spots to one of their San Francisco shows and I'm crazy excited!

D'oh, in the time it took me to checkout, the Austin spots got taken. At least I know when they're coming now.
Edit: Sweet, hey just msg'd me saying that it's ok.
Now I'll get to see them play a normal set at Red 7 since last time it was just them DJing (which was really fun).

duz fucked around with this message at 00:44 on May 4, 2013

atomicthumbs
Dec 26, 2010


We're in the business of extending man's senses.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFXIGHOElrE&t=120s

If anyone's still paying attention to this thread, is there any more music like this (specifically the bit around 2m with the distorted square/whatever)? Dubmood's other stuff is less... "driving", and I need driving music like this for actual driving.

GET INTO DA CHOPPA
Nov 22, 2007
D:

I made a Spotify playlist is the playlist thread: http://open.spotify.com/user/adharkach/playlist/3lcnVKcZTrb3vAhcjrbpmz
Feel free to contribute!

aerique
Jul 16, 2008


sticklefifer posted:

Never thought I'd hear chiptune dubstep, but well, here's Cheapshot.

That's awesome!

Is the old stuff from the 8/16 bit machines still welcome here as well? I recently came across a YouTube playlist with chiptunes of a friend of mine: Joris de Man (Scavenger).

Fun story: he went on to work for the Bitmap Brothers and eventually made the music (and initially also sound effects) for the Killzone games, although the latter definitely weren't chiptunes!

aerique
Jul 16, 2008


Totally the reverse of a chiptune, but holy gently caress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKssGfAtTP4

Monty on the Run on a guitar.

i flunked out
Jun 21, 2009



Came to post these. Especially number 5.

Very good esp. if you like electro.

railroad terror
Jul 2, 2007

choo choo

New J Arthur Keenes album incoming: two songs already available to listen (http://music.thejarthurkeenesband.com/). I'm constantly amazed at how many different directions this guy can go with his music.

Tweezer Reprise
Aug 6, 2013

It hasn't got six strings, but it's a lot of fun.

I'd like to take a moment to plug someone who makes some really great NSF stuff in Famitracker.
https://soundcloud.com/patashu
In my opinion, he's really deserving of some attention, and I wish he'd work on some more stuff.

Tomapella
Aug 18, 2007

It's only fair to tell you,
I'm absolutely cuckoo.

railroad terror posted:

New J Arthur Keenes album incoming: two songs already available to listen (http://music.thejarthurkeenesband.com/). I'm constantly amazed at how many different directions this guy can go with his music.

Came here to post this. I like most of the album quite a bit, but the last track especially is really something. It reminds me of Brian Wilson with a Game Boy. I went for the pre-order EP as well, and I really hope he does eventually release it again, because "Back To Bed" has been stuck in my head for days.

i flunked out
Jun 21, 2009


Joker put out a set of tunes that fit this thread. Pretty sweet stuff:
https://soundcloud.com/jokerkapsize/sets/sega-joker-drive

Nana-C
May 12, 2003

blastin' on fooz'


I recently released this NES chiptune album -- mainly pastiches of a bunch of different EDM styles that I made specifically for my live sets over the years (and kind of my exercise on restrictive PSG sound design). The latter link was supposed to be included with the album, but I ran out of time before the deadline of pressing CDs for Square Sounds Tokyo:
http://chibitech.bandcamp.com/album/moenes-vol-1-the-idol-composers-groove
http://chibitech.bandcamp.com/track/moe-moe-kyunstep-lil-demonic-swallowtail-vip-mix (yes, this is just pure 2A03 + VRC6)

dalaamprince
Jul 16, 2008


^^^^ Great stuff. You killed it at 8static Festival!

Tomapella
Aug 18, 2007

It's only fair to tell you,
I'm absolutely cuckoo.

Oh great, I didn't think the last post was gonna be from chibi-tech, but hey, I just finished up my first chiptune album! I did it all in FamiTracker (2a03 + VRC6) and it's styled as a soundtrack to an Ys-ish adventure game. It actually releases on Tuesday, but I have it up for pre-order now with a preview track.

http://honinmyoaudio.bandcamp.com/

Enjoy!

Kiran
Jul 4, 2013



Let's breathe some life into this thread. Check out this sweet tune:

http://chipmusic.org/jayster/music/runnin-through-castles

Pilfered Pallbearers
Aug 2, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 6 hours!


I first heard this track live at an Engadget meetup (Zen Albatross). Sadly, he only ever really released two tracks, this being one of them, but it got me into the genre and they're amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXbE821nR4I

Sorry it's live, that's all there really is on youtube.

Also, this stuff isn't actually chiptune, but rather metal with chip sounds slipped in. There's not a whole lot out there, but if you're into it here are some. I guess it's nintendocore, if we wanna get technical, but whatever.

Monomate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELvJpQKY4IA
Ditto's Blood - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcRJ3OTdDJQ

Quaint Quail Quilt
Jun 19, 2006



4mat and Super Multifaros are my current favorite chiptune artists.

4mat
https://4mat.bandcamp.com/

SUPER MULTIFAROS
https://multifaros.info.se
this site is down/broke as I post this

So I google-fu'd these
https://archive.org/details/PTE002
https://archive.org/details/alces006

Honorable mentions;
The J. Arthur Keenes Band
http://thejarthurkeenesband.com/

Spamtron
http://www.ptesquad.com/more/spamtron.html

Oxygenstar
http://www.oxygenstarpower.com/albums.html

Quaint Quail Quilt fucked around with this message at 23:34 on Mar 10, 2014

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railroad terror
Jul 2, 2007

choo choo

Here's a (kind of) throwback from several years ago:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu-n6GEwS3Y


Disasterpeace - Death Satellite Evasion

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