Release Round-up: Week 46 2012
National Broadcast Network – Atomic – It’s not difficult to explain this album. NBN releases a 20 track album featuring a clump of already free and available tracks and some shiny new ones that push his style in a new direction. He never claims to be a hardcore hardware purist and mashes Ploque with Guitar Rig and mixes the sound until a raw energetic stew, remains. There’s a wide range of sounds and styles, scaling from the 70′s to present day but none of it sounds out of place or bent too far out of shape.
Kkrusty – Warpath – Expert level lsdj programming from seasoned Chicago chiptuner and artist at the recent Kentucky BRKfest chiptune festival.
Starpilot – Flight Of The Commodore There’s something deeply wrong about Starpilot. Anyone who can put out 4 releases a year is a wrong ‘un and this is a straight up Commodore 64 affair this time around. I can’t describe it other than the usual Starpilot sound, which is….ecclectic enough to struggle to describe, but recognisable enough to spot a mile off. Stand out tracks for me are Qunternions Is Tensors and upbeat space-out closer, G-Mouse. What can I say? Prolific and excellent, as always.
nickelPUNK – 111512 – Sean Callahan brings us a scrapingly bassalicious release. The 5 tracks, totalling nearly 30 minutes of music never gets dull. The release has enough changes and definition to keep you entertained. The tracks are solid and consistent throughout and never feel like wav-wub wankery, but straight up legit club hits.
fearofdark – Motorway – This is an incredibly laid back album featuring jazzy bass lines, spacey noise and dreamy melodies. It very much feels like the music of a late night journey and the pixelated cover art is a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin fanfare.
2Player – Impossible Pixel OST - 2 player’s soundtrack to the Impossible Pixel track. You can get the game here – why you can’t buy both via a bundle in iTunes eludes me. Is this just not a physical possibility for developers and musicians yet? Toop? Anyone?
Hunterquinn – bdaybrodown - Hunter gives us the gift of music for his birthday. Reverse presents!!
Sam Mulligan – In Heaven There Is No Beer?
Sean Monistat EP release/FREE NYC Chiptune Show – Friday 23rd of November 2012
Mars Pub and Arcade
239 W. University Ave, NYC, USA
EP Release show for “Sean Monistat is… +LET’S DISINFECT!+… in Space!” on Datathrash Recordings.
PaNdeMonIum CiRcUs presents..A PSYCHONAUTICAL SAGA- PART ONE.. ARCADE INVASION! SHIP RAVE! – Saturday the 24th November 2012
Artists rave it up on a …boat mother fuckers.
King George V Dock, DLR Gallions Reach (DLR-Station)