August 25, 2010

Falling for a Square - "XO"

Soft chiptune artist Falling for a Square presents "XO", a quiet alternative to all the loud and obnoxious GameBoy music so often overused today. There are nine tracks of gentle chip music, four of which include soft, vocoded lyrics. The artist is at his best in the tracks with vocals, especially in the touching second track "Compute for You", my personal favorite.

The album was created with the Nanoloop application for the iPhone along with a vocorder for the lyrical tracks. Listen/download for free here:

This clever artist also has a new album, "Quiet Songs for Computer People", coming in September. You can visit his official site here:

August 16, 2010

Xylo and Cerror - "Un Peu de Douceur"

Cerror returns with a special collaboration album titled "Un Peu de Douceur", or "A Little Sweetness", featuring his friend Xylo. This is the first chip album that Cerror is selling for a set price--4 euros or $5.13 USD. His last noteworthy effort, 2009's "Rainbow Parade", was avaliable for a "pay what you want" feature, but, as Cerror explains, "We know you don't like to pay, but we have been making free music the last couple of years so some money would be highly appreciated. Thanks!"

The music itself is module chip music as it should be--happy, poppy melodies reminiscent of classic Radix tunes. There are ten tracks in total, a fair amount for the $5 price tag.

Stream/download the album here:

August 12, 2010