This is Lazarus.
Act I: The Timekeeper, the man who controls physics and time, stranded on a boat in the middle of a dark ocean where it always rains glass. After millions of years of control and calmness, things begin to change and his mind cracks. He departs from his desk where he is usually found, and goes to the rear of the ship, where The Gearbox is located. This is the machine that controls time and physics. He begins to dismantle it.
Act II: The Paragon on Earth is a typical New Yorker. He walks to his job, and notices a few funny things on the way. He looks behind him, and sees buildings twisting like drops of liquid, he sees the sky dripping and melting with the sidewalks and streets, and cars seem to be in slow motion. The Gearbox’s effects are starting to show to humanity.
Act III: The world erupts in conflict, with countries blaming one another for the odd spacial and temporal problems. This only leads to a massive world-scale war effort.
Act IV: The Paragon goes to sleep and sees a dream vision in which a pride of lions comes up to him. They ask him what has happened, and he explains the situation. They turn and say we must be off. The Lions rush across the stormy waters toward The Timekeeper’s ship. They make it aboard and find him insane. They take him from the ship and replace him with one of the Lions, who is to fix the Gearbox and to guard it for ten years until he is replaced. Things go back to normal.
This is a free album, but any money donated will go the the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Thank you!
1. Zef – Subsonic
2. Victory Road – Keen Eye for Yellow Cars
3. Vince Kaichan – Neolectrical
4. Revengineers – Laika
5. Kommisar – Twinkle Star
6. BR1GHT PR1MATE – Get Back at Me (2012 Remix)
7. bubu – Goodbye to Make You Cry
8. roboctopus – In and Out of Weeks
9. cheapshot – Fade
10. Da Pantz/The J. Arthur Keenes Band – Danger Line
11. the mist toggles – Birds
12. Klownin – Multiplier x2
13. AlexOgre – Sorrow
14. sombreronegro – Orbital
15. VAN17INO6 – SH3BRAIN3D
16. iamclouD/Frostbyte – Irrational (WHAT Live Mix)
It’s here. This thing is awesome. It is filled to the brim with all kinds of delicious tasty musical goodness. So many awesome tracks on here by so many awesome artists. This marks a big point in chiptune history! We can work together to help the world be a better place with our music. Now I don’t want to dramble on and on about how great we are, but I am certainly proud of what we have done. Anyway!
Pay what you want, $5 minimum! All of the profit goes directly to the BCRF http://www.bcrfcure.org/ They say 90% of the money they take goes toward research and awareness. Best numbers I found.
Frostbyte and Monovfox together with a split album!
It’s an album about how for some reason we can see music as colours! And each song is based around that. Also, in each song, there are the colours we see as part of the title. So, go ahead and download it for free, or toss me some dough for us to share and go to school on! Thanks!!!
STREAM IT or DOWNLOAD –> http://tinyurl.com/iphonenanolooposse
It started out as a joke, but hey why not? In 2010, Oliver Wittchow ported his legendary chiptune sequencer ‘Nanoloop’ to iOS and Android with quite a few modifications / improvements, but since then it has yet to see wide utilization from artists in the scene. We put together this ‘lil iPhone Nanoloop Posse to hopefully correct that! With a diverse international cast of chipmusic.org thread homies, this compilation showcases a wide range of genres, skillz and big soundz, all created with one little $2.99 app. Plz enjoy.
released 10 December 2011
* Br1ght Pr1mate
* The Ghost Servant
* DJ Hollow Life
Mastered by James Primate
Album Art by Frostbyte
And thanks to Oliver Wittchow of course: http://nanoloop.com
Okay, so BR1GHT PR1MATE, me and a bunch of other dudes put together this really really awesome album that’s a compilation of music done on an iPhone using nanoloop! It’s really cool, and the album drops AN HOUR FROM ME WRITING THIS!!!
Anyone who sees this should go look at the youtube videos to spread the word, and download the album for FREE!
Please help support our music Hope you enjoy!
The album’s artists:
THE GHOST SERVANT
DJ HOLLOW LIFE
Dear. Lord. This is hard to do consistently with so much going on.
Therefore, I’ll do it when I get around to it. Yeah yeah, don’t whine
Anyway, absolutely number one this time is Kedromelon. Dude, holy crap, “Cannot Be Stopped” is freaking ridiculous! That house part beat out everything I did in Scarred. Great job! I heard some Zedd in there…it was really cool. The melodies and the rhythm were great. There were some really beautiful instruments in there. The kick was awesome, and that wav lead was so nasty! Nice nice nice job!
Number two is juicepouch with unforgiving. Oh my. That’s all I can say. AWESOME JOB. So much variation! great work dude!
Number three is VCMG with The Stars and Skies (Go On) Forever! super champ melodies in the beginning, and the rest is just tasty warm! This kid has melody running in his veins, seriously. There were some really well thought out notes that he threw in there, like, you wouldn’t expect them, but they work so well.
Same as always, let me know if you want a track mastered, VCMG, juicepouch or Kedromelon.
Thanks for the patience! Love you all!
Some quick news about this…
It’s going to be released on Monday, September 12th! Get ready to go on Pxl-Bot and get it for free! Downloading it from my bandcamp page will come with two bonus text files, one containing tricks and whatever, the other containing more news about my upcoming music.
These tracks were all written while I was on vacation to Florida…One while I was 10,000 miles high in the sky! I’m very excited to release this EP, and I hope you all download it!!!
Frostbyte’s Weekly Musical Review: #5
I skipped last week because of a week-long other engagement, and I couldn’t listen nor write Sorry guys! I’m back though, with some dirty tunes for you guys This week, there was a great amount of cool material, but I’m only choosing three again, like normal…gotta be consistent! Anyway, once again, number one gets a free mastered track. I’m working on Holy Konni’s from the last review now, so I promise I’ll do it for you!
Anyways, first up is bubu’s track “Waiting”. This excellent track is so so so good. The writing is brilliant. The whole atmosphere of the track is so cool. It looks very very blue and white to me. It’s got a great buildup and it works its way all the way up into the drum part, were it really breaks down. It stuck to me a lot, so I chose it here.
Second is totally Zef’s “Tension”. Zef’s whole new album is freaking amazing. The sound is so varied and awesome…his instrument creation is so cool, his variety in sound is beautiful, there’s so much going on but you know what all of it is at once. It looks green and white and yellow and dark dark dark green, and I can see all the different parts…it’s so cool! The brilliant layering makes me feel bad for you non-synesthetes, I wish you could all see it. Zef is really good at what he does! You should all go listen to this album.
Third up is DYLANBROCHILL’s “UntraceableUnderclocked”. This track is really cool. That bass is awesome. Y hear it when you first start the song. It’s really deep and dirty and it stuck out to me. This song has a lot of stuff going on too. The ending really makes me want to dance forever too! The writing is briliant, and the sound design is even cooler. Great work!
That’s all for now guys, I’m barely awake so I’m done with this one!
Frostbyte’s Weekly Musical Review: #4
Hello my friends! It once again is time for me to kick myself in the butt and write another review Once again, I am late. I know. But, I’m putting the team on my back and still writing. So, with that out of the way, I’m going to go ahead and get this party started. But it’s not a party without music, so let’s see what you all wrote for me this week.
First off we have Panda Mindset with Space Sleepers and Insert Coin to Play. These tracks are brilliant! The sampling is awesome in both tracks. The percussion is clean and easy to listen to, while still retaining power. It’s mixed very very well. I also love the short arp leads in ICtP. These are slick tunes, and they sound excellent. They create a dark grey, silver, and blue-ish look to me. There’s some very soft other colours like yellow in there too. Nice to look at, as well as hear Really though, these are some awesome pieces. Definitely have a listen.
Next, is van17ino6′s M45T3R. I listened to this one last in my writing process of this, but it turned out to be much cooler than I expected! Great job writing it! The melodies sound awesome, the percussion is done well, and it has a huge thick fel to it. Lots of reds and blues and yellows and dark grey, like the background of this site. The bass is straight up black though. It’s really really cool. However, I would suggest boosting the treble a bit. Otherwise, it was written very well, and I like that it’s very original.
Also, Holy Konni’s voice is beautiful. If you want to hear it, I suggest checking out his cover, Jag Kommer. He did a great job mixing the voice in with the chip elements, and the chip elements themselves were written excellent. I love the bass of it mostly, it sounds really cool.
That’s all for this week. All of these artists get a track mastered for free by me. Just message me and I’ll get it back to you, sounding great.
Frostbyte’s Weekly Musical Review: #3
Hey! I seriously apoligize for the lateness, I’ve been a busy man the past few days. I’m focusing solely on this belated review right now, so I promise, this week will be a good one. I mean, how can it be a bad review? We’re the chip community, and you know how ridiculous we are. No matter what, we crap out at least 3 good tracks a week. Let’s see what this week’s music holds for us…
To start off, we’ve got Roboctopus and “Midnight at the Ice Palace”. This track is so so so good. It really makes me want to get up and slam my face into something. It’s really emotional and it still has that house style that always makes my heart flutter. You guys know me, house makes me happy. Especially when it’s really well put together house. This track reminds me of when I first heard Electric Children…it’s very captivating. I could listen to this a lot. That bass is really unique, it has a trebly/bassy quality to it. It fits in the mix very very well. Good job with that! Also, there’s some really awesome instruments going on in here. This is a really really great track, Robo. GREAT work.
Secondly, we’ve got Cityscape, Go!’s track “Adventures are not Always Deep and Meaningful”. This track is really awesome. There’s some really interesting sound quality going on here. To me, I see this as a very grey and soft sound. Especially the percussion. It’s really soft-looking. (Synesthesia, if you’re confused). This is very well put together! I really really like the structure, it flows very well. It also gives lots of room to each instrument. It’s brilliantly written, awesome job with this man! I can see myself listening to this a lot!
Alright, up next is Tommy Creep’s “Snatched”. This is a hard hitting tune, no matter how you look at it. I wish there was more of a kick drum present, but this is cool just how it is. It’s fast and glitchy and sounds like you’re getting stabbed in the face. That’s really why I picked it. It’s very hard, and there;s so much variation in what’s going on, it just sounded appealing to me. Just wish for a little more kick drum
This week, since Roboctopus is a mastering genius, the mastering prize goes to Cityscape, Go!. Send me a track at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mr. Cityscape, and it’ll come back making your brain wobble.
That’s most of what I got this week! I’m gonna go pass out now.
Frostbyte’s Weekly Musical Review: Issue 2
Hey everyone, it’s Frostbyte once again for the second entry of my Weekly Music review. This week’s music was great, as always. I’m really glad this awesome community keeps dumping out these beautiful tracks for everyone’s ears to eat up nicely. Among this article, you’ll find detailed reasons why I find a few particular tracks especially interesting. Also, each week, I’ve decided to offer free mastering of one track for the writer of my favorite track in the week. And off we go!
Alright, so, juicepouch uploaded a track called “Trashy Hookers” this week. SO far, I really like it! It’s a demo right now, coming in at 1:40, but if this kid doesn’t push it out longer, I think I might just post a picture of a man crying. Because, it’s really good. The beginning sounded a little weird with the EQ, very trebely. However, as it went on, I think I got more used to the sound. I’d put a lot more bass/mid on it and probably compress it a teeny bit. The track takes a bit to develop into a nice drop, and there’s an odd part of it where it seems to put a hi-pass filter on the track. It seemed a bit out of place, but right after when it drops into this dirty, heavy hitting house-y beat, I can’t help but make the dat ass face. It’s really good after this point, and I’d love to see more developed melodies and a lot of variation come out of this. It’s a great track in it’s earlier stages!
Next up, we have cerealkilla’s track “Noise Takes the Stage”. This track is really awesome guys. It is literally flooded with creative use of the noise channel. Ha, noisechannel. Dot Org. Anyway, I really like how well it all worked together to make a very unique little tune. Surprisingly, it sounded very full and heavy. Not sure if that was the tracking or some post-processing, but either way, it sounded awesome! After a while, the beginning idea of the track completely goes away and it doesn’t have such awesome usage of the noise channel in it. The song structure needs work, it was pretty much just AB. However, that’s not really a bad thing! Take it as a compliment. It was really awesome, and I wanted to hear the A section again. Bringing back the original idea is a great awesome way to continue a track, and by golly, I want to hear this continued. Also, I must say: with my synaesthesia, this track looks really really really cool.
Jredd’s uploads this week…I have nothing to say. Go listen to them. They’re Jredd.
HOLY DEAR GOD. I’ve never heard a more fun track in my entire life than yes_pizza’s “oneinthesame”! Wow, this is put together so well! There’s a really really good sense of direction, it’s really bouncy and happy, oh my god, I haven’t smiled this hard since I gave my girlfriend the necklace I made her when she came back from a trip! This is truley an awesome track! The pitch bend transitions are brilliantly put together, and I want to listen to this over and over again. Congratulations mate, you’ve made my heart pound in time to your music. Great job here! The only thing I can see that could improve this is probably adding more calm parts to the track to really really bring out the bouncy sections, and of course, instrument variation as well That ending’s a bit abrupt. Try coming out with some straight chords and exiting with arpeggios or something…God, this track is so sweet.
Well, that pretty much wraps it up for the week. There was some really really good music I didn’t get to put on here, so I’ll put some honorable mentions on the bottom. Really great job guys, you make me proud to be a part of this community! Keep writing, fellas!
- Frostbyte (email@example.com)
Frostbyte’s Weekly Musical Review: Issue 1
Hi everyone, this is Frostbyte here for my first of my weekly music reviews.
Today I logged on noisechannel.org to check out some private messages of mine, but ran across some tracks by starpilot. They really stuck out to me with a really full unique sound, and I’m amazed by how craftily they were put together. I would definetly check out starpilot if I were you, dear reader.
Another track I saw was by an artist called bubu. The instrumentation in the track “abrand” was just beautiful. It sounded really really fantastic. Seriously guys, go listen to this. It’s really good, and this artist deserves mad kudos. This is an extremely beautiful track, and I’m very glad to be listening to it.
One final track to mention is roboctopus’s Memory Erasers Local. This one struck me as a really heavy hitting ballad. It sounds pretty epic, and I think the instrument creation in it is excellent. Great work Roboctopus! Some of that panning messed with my head though
1. bubu – abrand
2. starpilot – Weapons of Mass Destruction/Riposte Bombardment
3. roboctopus – Memory Erasers Local