Friday, April 30, 2010

Gijs' Various Creations

Completely different from my typical sort of thing, this guy's creations are incredible. Some videos for you:

HSS3b demo from Gijs on Vimeo.

HSS3 Hypnotoad from Gijs on Vimeo.

Synth Car V1 from Gijs on Vimeo.

Acid Machine V2 from Gijs on Vimeo.

Plenty more on Gijs' Vimeo page!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Drome - Death Runs Over Me Every Day

Kind of a strange one to attribute, but here I go: This is by a band called Drome, the track was uploaded by the producer/arranger of the track, Zabutom, the singer, lyricist, and player of chords goes by Iris, and the music equipment belongs to Miniclash. I only have a website for one of the three (four?) parties, and that's Zabutom.

So that's out of the way. Check out this song! It's got lyrics, wicked solos, some jazzy lines, and a pleasant unassuming demeanor. I dare you to not like it! Just try! You can't do it.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

OxygenStar - Easier Done than Said

Two songs in one! There's a great 80's fantasy epic adventure sounding theme for the first three minutes, a minute of interlude, and then some end-of-the-world jams at 3:53. It's a bit droning, really gritty, and tough as anything. It's really incredible to me that sounds like this come out of a DOS program, but I've heard some insane noises come from the docile Game Boy, so I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Freezedream - Falling Without Landing

8BD is a little overdue for some lush chords, this oughtta fix that. The bass in this track is extremely subtle but very effective. It comes in around 1:00, you'll see what I mean!

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Linde - Heights

We got some FM synths, we got some atypical time signatures, we got some funky drums, oh yeah. This release is pretty cool as it's a sort of narrative collection of five songs about a manned craft that flies out from the sea and into space (this is the space song). Play it in reverse; it'll be as if the spaceship is plummeting into the ocean!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Teleidofusion - Summer Mood

What is this? We've got some JAZZ on 8-Bit Daily?! This whole album is a piece of work; much different from your typical chiptune fare. Put out by one of my personal favorite chiptune sites Ubiktune, this is a collab between the site's administrator C-Jeff and a musician colleague of his named Megus.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Multifaros - 7AM

Discontinuous, jerked around, and confusing in some parts but possessing a down-to-earth beat covered with a great catchy moving line in other parts, 7AM is the most bizarre track to be found on Multifaros' recent release put out by CalmDownKidder Records. As the cover art explicitly states, the whole release was made with Reason 3, his guitar, and a recording device. This track is a great example of a blend of all sorts of chiptune influence (FM synthesis instruments that barely sound like "chiptunes" proper; that trumpet instrument you hear is FM) with real live instruments and more modern sounding composing (such as the drum samples galore). The use of chiptune as an ingredient rather than by itself can have - as you'll hear today - some great results.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

J. Arthur Keenes - Oprah Shmup

The result of a ridiculous music-writing challenge (details can be found on the post), this track combines four solo sections, one of which is a drum solo, samples of Oprah's voice (which seriously freaked me out) and a general shoot-em-up (shmup) theme throughout. There's been quite a few songs by The J. Arthur Keenes Band on this site before, and if you go back and listen to them all you might be struck by the variability in styles and techniques he achieves. One bit of common ground throughout the J.A.K. library, however, is plain and simple catchy songwriting you can't help but get into!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bit Rat - Ultramarine

Well, tomorrow's the one year anniversary of 8-Bit Daily! Or at least it's the one year anniversary of me registering! I've let this place fall into shambles, and it's a real shame. But I've got my renewal fees for the domain paid, and I'm gonna get this website back up and running! I think this song pretty well sums up my feeling on the matter! Let's gooooooooooooooo~~!!!

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