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Kulor — Alter Ego OST

“Once upon a time Denis Grachev made a game for the ZX Spectrum. The game was called Alter Ego and it was pretty sweet, so Shiru decided to do an NES port. Since the ZX Spectrum couldn’t really handle playing music while running a game at the same time, the original version of the game had no music. That’s where I came in! Using Famitracker to interface with Shiru’s NES music engine, I created a soundtrack which would fit in the <9 KBs available. Shiru’s engine gave me 31 instruments to work with, no possibility of changing duty cycle outside of at the very start of an instrument, no effects and no volume column…so the results were fairly limited. Those are the “classic” tunes.But then Denis Grachev got ahold of me directly and asked if he could use the tracks for a Windows Phone 7 port of the game that he wanted to make. I decided that instead of taking the lazy way out and saying “sure go ahead”, I would remaster the tracks and make enhanced versions using the full capabilities of Famitracker. So here it is, my first full game soundtrack and my first album release on Ubiktune! Hope you enjoy!Special thanks to Denis Grachev for making an awesome game, and special thanks to Shiru for putting together an amazing NES version! Also a special shout-out to the #ancat crew: lunardave and miau and heos and rushjet et al”— Kulor.

via Ubiktune: [UBI032] Kulor — Alter Ego OST.

Chipmusic • Labels • Releases

Various Artists — Equilibrium

Various Artists — Equilibrium

Turn left and see the blue sea. Turn right and hear the sound of thunder. Turn back and find peace.
Kulor — ?????? (4:33)
Blitz Lunar — Sapling (3:46)
Velathnos — Poseidon (3:05)
nq\skrju — Waves to Lullaby (1:44)
C-jeff — Maroon (3:12)
RushJet1 — Calming Winds (2:28)
Tony Thai — ?????????? (4:19)
FearofDark — Recovery (4:42)
surasshu — Rebirth


Chipmusic • FM • Labels • Releases


Various Artists — SOUNDSHOCK:


This is FM FUNK MADDNESS!! — an album of songs by 18 FM synth enthusiasts from all over the world, personally selected by zinger (founder and maintainer of

Bringing the combination of frequency modulated tones and catchy, funky grooves blended with a portion of jazz and idm, we cordially invite you to join us on a fantastic journey to a world where slap rumble drives the beating of your heart.


  1. Shogun — V.S.O.P.M. (3:32) | VOPM
  2. Blitz Lunar — Cascade Masquerade (4:11) | FM7, GXOPLL
  3. Kulor — Fashion Queen (2:37) | DX-7
  4. Keishi Yonao — Crush Roll (2:59) | VOPM
  5. Torben “Metal” Hansen — Cascades (3:55) | FM8, Zebra
  6. Bomb Boy — Ignition, Set, GO! (5:11) | Thor
  7. Virt — Five Nine Seven Eight (4:30) | VOPM
  8. hally feat. Seiko Kobuchi — utabism – a synthesizer boy (2:37)
  9. Tsuyoshi Shimokura — FunkOsaka (2:42) | VOPM, MDX
  10. Madbrain — Oskari the Heimfanker (4:38) | AdLib OPL3
  11. Utabi Hirokawa — Stop and Go (Ubiktune edit) (3:22) | Sharp X68000
  12. hizmi — Pendulum II (5:35) | Sharp X68000
  13. Simon Stålenhag — Ripple Boogie (3:14) | FM7
  14. zinger & bacter — Sky Stroll (3:59) | FM7
  15. Dong — Mirror Maze (3:05) | Toxic, Freqatic
  16. Louis G — The Enemy of My Enemy’s My Enemy / No Speed Trap (5:49) | VOPM
  17. zabutom — Endorphemeral (3:24) | Operator
  18. hex125 — pf (NRTDRV funk edit) (3:53)

Artwork by Tsuyoshi Shimokura

Released under a Creative Commons-License

via Various Artists — SOUNDSHOCK: FM FUNK MADDNESS!! | Ubiktune.

Week In Review

8BC's Weekly Hot Tracks

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Too busy to trawl through 8bc looking for the good stuff? Here’s what some of our favorite 8bc posters have been enjoying in the last week:

4mat – Like Seeing You Again For The First Time
Kulor – Doorbellsplosion
Beware – Reaction
Vickysbooties – Weather Source
Oxygenstar – The Complete Destruction Of Planet Earth
Derris-Kharlan – By The Bay (Live)
George – Out With My Girlfriends
Malmen – Flirt Talk
Kulor – Elementary School Supernova
Blitz Lunar – Heavenly Spores