December 13, 2010
After months of promising demos, Chetreo's brand new EP "A Year of Change" is finally here. What you'll hear in this five-track release is a unique musical style centered on autotuned vocals and non-conventional GameBoy pop. It's also available completely free of charge, which makes it all the more worth picking up. Noteworthy tracks include the Zelda-inspired "The Boy Without a Fairy" and melancholy "All the Things We Did".
Download or stream the EP for free here: http://chetreo.bandcamp.com/album/a-year-of-change
December 8, 2010
In advance of his upcoming sophomore chip album "Surrender", 4mat offers the new "Starfields EP", a three-track teaser release with two "live" recordings and one track from the new album.
Stream/download for free here: http://4mat.bandcamp.com/album/starfields-ep
December 2, 2010
Equinoxe's "Evolution (8-Bit Girl)" is an eight-track collection of what I'd like to call "easy-listening chip music". From the epic break-down beats of "1984" to the unique danceability of the cleverly-titled "His Name Was SID", this is truly not the kind of chiptune album you'll hear every day. Crafted with a variety of machines including the Commodore 64, Amiga and the good old-fashioned Nintendo NES, "Evolution" is an interesting, if not outstanding, departure from stereotypical GameBoy tunes. In fact, I didn't even see that particular handheld listed out of the many synthesizers that were used.
Below is an embedded preview of three tracks, including a remix of Rob Hubbard's C64 classic "Sanxion". You can download the full release here for 3.50£: http://www.equinoxestudios.co.uk/music/
Evolution (8Bit Girl) Album | Full songs by equinoxe_uk