Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Zan-Zan-Zawa-Veia - Grey Mlkn

I was talking to a chiptune artist from New Jersey named Kris Keyser yesterday about some of the finer points of the chiptune scene. We were talking about chiptune labels and the character of music typical to a few of them. I've always thought of Pause and 8bitpeoples as the two "premier" avenues of digital chiptune distribution, but I had never really thought about the markedly different styles of music each puts out. Whereas 8BP does not hesitate one iota to put out some fast, hard chiptune techno, Pause has a lot of complex, intricate releases. Not to say 8BP is lacking in detail! But I think Kris was onto something when he connected the name "Pause" to the action you must take when listening to their releases. This isn't music to listen to on the go. This is music that listening to is an event in and of itself.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fuckjazzforaminute - Closing Night at the Drive-In

Way intense LSDJ jam. Loud as you'd ever want it, with tons of raw noise and abrasive textures, but nothing cacophonous or annoying, just one really heavy track. I need more of this, pronto!

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