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Reformat – V/A

OK. First of all, I had nothing to do with this.

Last October on my birthday, my roommate Mike Lerman (a.k.a. Fuckjazzforaminute, and the man at the wheel of Austin’s killer Datapop event series) handed me a giftwrapped object of the size and shape typical of what you’d expect from a standard CD jewel case. So far so good. But unwrapping it I realized that there was nothing typical or standard about it, AT ALL. The tracklist on the back of the CD had stuff in there like “Saskrotch: Paper Chase Init_” and “nordloef: Activation Theme” and “IAYD: Reformat The Planet.” OBVIOUS JOKE, right? A well-meant prank. Well Mike put it on to prove to me otherwise, and sure enough he had, in fact, who knows how long ago, hatched a secret plan to be revealed on my birthday, to enlist nearly two dozen people from the chip community, for some unfathomable reason, to cover songs from Information Chase, a saccharine and sophomoric EP I’d put out five years ago. And the tracklisting was like a who’s-who of the chipmusicians I respect and admire the most, like Random, cTrix, Bud Melvin, nordloef, Sievert, Henry Homesweet, little-scale, Saskrotch, and so on and so on. So it took some time for me to wrap my brain around it, but ultimately I came around to accepting that this thing was real. Five months later, I still am no closer to finding the words to express my awed gratitude, or the mixture of emotions I’ve been experiencing ever since. It’s POSSIBLE that when we got to Coova’s track on the comp (“Reformat The Planet”), that I MIGHT have shed a tear. But it was just watery eyes from allergies. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Tracklisting after the jump

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IAYD and Sievert split 7′ – “WARPDRIVE”

Sounds Legit is the brain-child of Celsius (Eugene Davoren-Britton) and 10k (Tom Gilmore). It is a low-bit music label dedicated to the documentation and distribution of high quality, limited and original chipmusic for all to enjoy.

The first release of the Sounds Legit Themed Split 7″ Series is a surefire chipmusic classic. Combining forces at last, Texan Game Boy music superstars, IAYD and Sievert – who between them, have featured on three 8bitpeoples releases, played Blip Festival, Datapop, Pulsewave and even SoundBytes in Australia – have put together the WARPDRIVE EP.

The split features two futuristic Game Boy Drum ‘n’ Bass tunes, one on either side of a limited edition 7″ vinyl. Just the right thing to start out your Sounds Legit Themed Split 7″ Series collection.

The EPs will be for sale from the Sounds Legit website which launched on Friday the 14th of January, as well as from the artists at shows.

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Chips, Dips and Facerips – Sievert

With the galaxy safe once more, our hero Space Captain Sievert returns home. After landing his ship on the small island known as Earth, he shows the people the things he has discovered and peace is restored again. Even if only for a brief time, our hero is happy to take a well needed rest from defending the galaxy. In his third album, Sievert gets back to his punk-ska roots to celebrate all of the things he loves: good times, good friends, beer, dogs, cartoons, pizza, chips, dips, and face-rips.

mastering by Tim Lamb, artwork by iLKke



Sievert - Beyond the Frontier (HHH-07)

Oh my lord it’s another Handheld Heroes release! This time coming from Texas’s Sievert. There’s a sweet pixel drawing of him eating pizza you can only get in the CD version. Mastered by uB

1. Space Captain’s Anthem
2. Space Mines Ahead!
3. Party on Planet Earth
4. Black Hole Cannon
5. The Black Moon of Apollumi-X3
6. Danger!
7. Starblaster!
8. Space Pirates Never Learn
9. Aboard the X-Infinity

I’d tell you all about it, but why don’t you just grab it?

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