Chipmusic • Labels • Releases

Various Artists/The Dark Side of the Moon – The 8-bit Album/Pterodactyl Squad

“Although attempted numerous times before, Pterodactyl Squad have finally done the original album justice with the definitive 8-bit interpretation of Pink Floyd’s progressive rock classic. Produced as an 8-bit mirror of the original, the music on this release was created using sounds from various old games consoles including the Sega Mega Drive and Nintendo Game Boy.”

1. Speak to Me/Breathe – Bit_Rat
2. On the Run – EvilWezil
3. Time – khades
4. The Great Gig in the Sky – Rabato
5. Money – sergeeo
6. Us and Them – Videogame Orchestra
7. Any Colour You Like – Jason Vincion
8. Brain Damage – echosignal
9. Eclipse – Temp Sound Solutions



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Chipmusic • In the News

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. 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.