tMt- Regress

Interesting Game Boy/chipmusic releases seem quite few and far between these days. Sure, some kids released some technically spectacular EDM/Trance/Bassmicrogenre stuff but they didn’t seem to contain much emotion beyond party hard dudes and they leave me feeling a little cold.

Then I was just cruising the chipmusic.org website and saw that tMt (the mist toggles) had released a new little something on Chippanze. Full of bass, atmospheric textures, moody feelings and freaky percussion.

Apparently it’s all about interactions between sounds, waves, ear drums, modulations and adaptations and it aims at physical reactions by attentive listeners.

Sea64 – Floating High

As far as I can tell more and more people seem to be more interested in self releasing on Bandcamp and places like that than netlabels these days. So I decided that I should try and aggregate chipmusic releases that summon the spirit of Kittenrock here with a small review.

Anyway, first up is Floating High by Sea64, a squelchy little number that seems to pretty much replace the old 303 with a C64 with delightful results. Apparently it is Seapunk and I know that all the kids are down with that because someone that tells Rihanna what to do thinks it is cool.

Most Seapunk just seems to sound a bit like 90s dance music to me but I guess that doesn’t matter much as there was lots of great dance music in the 90s.