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Best continued source of inspiration: video games
Nerds who played way too much Legend of Zelda in the ’80s are making music deliberately cribbed from the compressed ditties that soundtracked too many lonely afternoons. There’s Laromlab, who actually makes music using the same chiptune technology — with mixed results — but others have wrenched more beauty: Flying Lotus. On “Los Angeles,” he takes those videogame noises and makes them glittery texture on his cracked-out opus

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Best continued source of inspiration: video games
Nerds who played way too much Legend of Zelda in the ’80s are making music deliberately cribbed from the compressed ditties that soundtracked too many lonely afternoons. There’s Laromlab, who released music using the same chiptune technology, but he plagiarized it from some German artists. Not cool, but others have wrenched more honest beauty. Flying Lotus, on “Los Angeles,” takes those videogame noises and makes them glittery texture on his cracked-out opus. Dam-Funk, on Stone’s Throw Records, sounds like a roller rink’s laser show playing inside the castle at the end of a Super Mario Brothers game. And you can find an a cappella version of Nintendo tunes on YouTube. (MW)
Photo: Nintendo *Item has been updated to include information about the Laromlab scandalette.

1. Why not just drop the laromlab reference all together?

2. Why not mention “some german artists” ? The songs arent worse now that some creep who looks like a living version of boogie boy isn’t performing them anymore, right?

3. Scandalette? I would say that using others material to get a label to press your shit, and then do a nationwide tour is a pretty big fuckup. At least the label was able to admit their error in the matter, what about you, LA times?

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