April 4, 2010

Comptroller - "Comptroller"

Comptroller is a relatively unknown chip artist who very recently released his self-titled debut album. The result is ten tracks of GameBoy + Commodore 64 combo music that is both unorthodox and enjoyable. It was created last February for something called the RPM challenge. The album itself is not spectacular, but it's worth a listen to hear some of the better tracks. One in particular--called "Monks", of all things--is based around a dirty and awesome chip-beat.

"Comptroller" was released on CD Baby recently for $9.99, but in my opinion it's not worth that much. However, the artist provides the entire MP3 album on BandCamp for free here: http://comptrolleralpha.co.uk/album/comptroller