Captive Portal – Laughing Turkeys EP December 2015 – KR073
The second track had me cracking up with some crazy frog feelings and then there is a funky one and then a weird one and its xhrist mas as well. Also includes original tracker files.
Laid back instrumental beats mixed with Game Boy twinkles and textures. I wish there was more slow Game Boy music. The third track slaps it down a bit too wide with its big synths and piano riffs but the first two tracks have a great austere groove.
Real nice floaty FM stuff.
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There was a moment half way through the second track where I almost trashed it as typical Game Boy dance music but then the whole thing turns dirty with some real tight beats and now it is transferring on to my MP3 player.
I’m not really sure what that title is about. I guess Game Boys can convey a sense of fighting ability, financial wealth and coolness. Beautiful psychedelic beeps and funky chaotic beats.
░▒▓ aka 176177178 put out a new release of pops and crackles which he has described as lofi glitchy field recordings. ░▒▓ is probably JM aka Joss Manley aka Josstintimberlake and this is probably not 8bit music.
I put together a selection of 90 minutes of my some of favorite 8bitpeoples stuff to listen to on my bike. All this jazz can be downloaded from 8bitpeoples.com for free or some dollars.
Trash80 – Icarus (8bp086)
She – Pioneer (8bp069)
Kplecraft – 5114 (8bp120)
Psilodump – Adventures Beyond Challenge (8bp114)
Lo-bat – Twinkle (8bp042)
Yerzmyey – Im35 (8bp129)
Savid Dugar – Bang (8bp060)
8GB – Lemon Prize (xtndd mix) (8bp093)
Amu – Donald E Knuths dub dream bass mix (8bp112)
Starpause – Blitter Baiter (8bp097)
Sabastian Boaz – Fresh Feelings (8bp026)
Gordon Strombola – Techno Fitness (8bp072)
Goto80 – Ter4 (8bp044)
Damo – Deep Blue (8bp119)
Gijs Gieskes – Shaoar (8bp082)
Animal Style – Slash Back (8bp106)
Poke-1,170 – Panatec (8bp126)
Stu – Megablast (8bp081)
Usk – Little Sound Sisko04 (8bp062)
L-tron – User Error (8bp132)
x|k – The Bytemaster (8bp046)
Mr Spastic – Lucid (8bp122)
Orloc – Nowhere Between Buildings (8bp134)
Linde – Satellites (8bp107)
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.
Considering it’s an electronic form of music, there are still a lot of types of modern electronic music that remain fairly unexplored in a chipmusic way. Sure, there are a few people making popular EDM style stuff but there are very few making freaky techno, electro, acid and other genres I suppose you might bundle under unlikeable terms like IDM, Braindance or electronica.
This new MSX release from Amiga VJ Poke-1,170 on 8bitpeoples fits into this category perfectly with its crisp electro beats, spooky droning pads and rumbling FM bass. Perfect 90s nostalgia that sounds like early Autechre and Drexciya, which is a good thing.