“Roots is my debut chiptune album, I decided to “go big or go home” and make it ~70 minutes. I’ve been laboring over this album for over a year now and I’ve learned a lot along the way. It seems like with every new track I would discover a new way of making chiptunes, or another artist would inspire me to head in a different direction.
The album makes its way through a load of genres and moods, and that’s because I love a lot of different kinds of music. The gameboy has such a distinctive sound, so that even though I traverse through so many genres the album retains a cohesiveness, glued together by the bonds of chiptune.
This album would not be possible without the sharing of information, tricks, and ideas. I still find myself learning things in LSDJ (someone showed me a new trick THIS WEEK). For this reason I’ve decided to include the .sav files in my album. Go ahead, learn, remix, be curious. There’s no reason to have trade secrets in chiptune composing. I am extremely proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish with this album but it would not have happened without people showing me things first.” — Danimal Cannon.