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Better late than never. Wintertunes.

Tracklist:
1. nq\skrju – Magic Snow is White and Slow
2. Rico Zerone – Navigator
3. Tony Thai – Cough Syrup Overdose
4. Derris-Kharlan – Reconciliation
5. Captain Tortilla – Wind Chill
6. Zan-zan-zawa-veia – Jeca Jeca
7. Blitz Lunar – The Labyrinth of Skadi
8. zinger – Hibernation Hacker
9. coda & surasshu – lucia
10. ast0r – Mere Words (Bobby McFerrin)
11. Temp Sound Solutions – Angels’ Bane

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Kind of Bloop is out!

backgroundAfter its release to kickstarter contributors earlier this week, Kind of Bloop is finally out. In case you missed it, This latest high profile chip tribute record finds some of the best composers in the scene performing tracks from Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue. While not a fan of this era of Miles Davis myself (Pangea!!), its kinda interesting to see the outsides world perspective to this “new to them” chipmusic phenomena.

Time.com wrote (!)

Miles Davis probably never played Nintendo. It’s technically possible; the genre-bending, stereotype-defying jazz legend lived until 1991, six years after the first Nintendo Entertainment System was released in North America. Who knows how the trumpet player spent his free time? He may have seen a video game, or even picked up a controller. But it’s a pretty safe bet that he never stormed Bowser’s castle or paused to appreciate the “piku-piku” sound that Mario made when he went down a tunnel.

Maybe its years after reading articles that “don’t get it” but I found this article pretty fair and informative. Anything that avoids the character meats genre formula of writing can’t be a bad thing right? Here is looking forward to fresh takes on whats becoming a familiar concept.

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Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis

kindofbloop[Editors Note: Seems like they have already reached their goal, but have said else where that anyone donating will get a copy of the cd.. so consider this a preorder?]

Excerpt from the man behind the project, Andy Baio: “What would the pioneers of jazz sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System? Coltrane on a C-64? Mingus on Amiga? For years, I’ve wondered what “chiptune jazz” would sound like, but there are only a tiny handful of jazz covers ever made.

To satisfy my curiosity – and commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue” – I’ve asked five brilliant chiptune musicians to collaborate and reinvent
the entire album in the 8-bit sound.
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