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(7 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Orgia Mode wrote:

i feel old

What about Starscream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbHG-Za3JR8

In general, if you're using multiple electronic instruments, you probably want to use something like an Arduinoboy to sync the instruments you're using. And if you want to do the guitar+bass+gameboy thing, I recommend not doing that ever lest you're ready to get some bottles thrown at you.

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(58 replies, posted in General Discussion)

My album is mostly sad, especially the song 'deleted' (including implied suicide)

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(0 replies, posted in Releases)

Hello everyone,

I've been more active in 8bit music again lately and so would like announce the release of my never formally released debut album as well as the two preceding EPs on Bandcamp.

Some of you may remember me from 8bc days or from barely attended gigs here and there smile

This album was composed largely around 2010, whilst playing shows in Germany and hanging out on 8bc a lot. It was never released for both lack of interest and fading aspirations in the face of playing to too many ghost crowds and indifferent faces.

STereochan - Pulsebreak Heartwave

This album consists of what I sometimes still consider my 'best' songs in terms of melody and emotional impact, obviously in a very self-centered way. I hope at least a few of you feel what these tracks make me feel whenever I hear them.


Accompanying the release are two "re-issues" of the preceding EPs.

Revenge of the Gameboy Raver Order was largely made with live performances in mind, an attempt to not immediately alienate listeners at concerts; mostly composed of nice, happy melodies and straight-forward beats.

TDS Rebellion occupies the other end of the spectrum. It is very much a raw, rythmic noise/breakcore EP, mostly written to vent anger at lack of success, lack of appreciation (HURR ITS MARIO MUSIC) and other emotions likely based on adolescent, entitled thinking.

If you find something to your liking, but can not afford to spend any money, write me a message for a free download.

Thanks for reading & enjoy.

Was Norrin Radd mentioned yet? If not, then yeah, motherfucking Norrin Radd

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(43 replies, posted in General Discussion)

This is a Metro-ko household, young man! You either get sad and entrenched in the social isolation of the big city, slowly dissapearing between skyscrapers and streetlights, or you GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE!

Even though I don't release much chip music anymore, composing on LSDJ is the best tool to blast through writer's block since I don't feel any pressure to live up to a standard (as it is with the rest of my output).

Plus, the community really is for life. I love that I still get random calls for gigs now and then to just have a night of stupid fun, no matter how little or many people there are to party with us. There's a distinctive strength in the scene that is just not there in any other music scene. Plus that "Stop trying to look cool, this is gameboy music, just have fun" kind of mentality.

Absolutely retarded. Low resolution graphics look best on CRT monitors/screens, no idea why anyone would want to see them on a fucking HDTV. As for the unit itself, it looks tacky as hell and the price tag is ridiculous.

From the Facebook Event page:

"Like menaced, we are back and you won't get rid of us this easily anyway.

This time the real party is on and you are an essential part of it. You took a liking to our first event und that's why it will be even more superb this time.

To get the party really started this time - we will have proper LIVE ACTS!"

COMPUTADORA
MIDIMAN
TRIAC
STereochan

Entrance Fee: 6€

21h-?h @ Normal Bar - Forsterstraße 46, 10999 Kreuzberg, Berlin

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(604 replies, posted in Releases)

Our second EP will be released for free on February 5th along with a music video.

If you enjoy guitars, bass and singing along with your bleeps and BRKs, give it a listen.

Our debut will also be free from then on (and might get a remaster).

It'll be available at
Our Bandcamp
Also this and this

Edit: Pretend I posted this as I am the sun. I forgot to switch accounts.

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(604 replies, posted in Releases)

The debut EP of my new band I AM THE SUN will be released next friday. Featuring me on Guitars and Vocals, Adi on Bass and a DMG on drums and synths. You can check us out on Soundcloud (as well as in the music section on here) https://soundcloud.com/i-am-the-sun

Destructive criticism builds character (and also exposes lack thereof in your case).

Invisible Robot Hands wrote:

The point: chipthrash peeps are out there (shoutout to datathrash records, but there's non-label dudes too), playing shows in basements alongside hardcore/harsh noise acts and telling twinkly bleepbloop chipmusic to get fucked.

Yeah, but most of those are pretty bad too. Especially the Datathrash stuff is usually just adapting pre-existing genre forms without any interesting songwriting or experimentation beyond "look at all these crazy noises I can make". Basically, what's amiss is bands taking the chip sounds at face value instead of invoking nostalgia with overly happy and video gamey melodies.

YES LET'S DISCUSS THE NATURE OF A TERM THAT WAS DISOWNED EVEN BY THE TWO FUCKING BANDS THAT IT WAS MADE UP FOR
Honestly I'd wish the revivalist kids were reviving the sound of Rites of Spring, Embrace and Moss Icon and not this sort of watered down version that came later. Especially since the OG bands were honest without being whiney, something that seems to be lost to fucking everyone.

As for crying, objectively they're a good band. Nice songwriting, absolutely nothing offensive about their sound, will likely be loved by the New York scene. Subjectively I'm fucking sick of the association of happy-go-lucky bleeps and bloops and 8bit music (Anamanaguchi have brought that to it's pinnacle imo) and I'd love to hear some actually aggressive and crazy bands pop up.

I think the "omg happy nintendo tunes" phase is over and musicians are starting to use their chip instruments as parts of a bigger whole rather than as the centerpiece of their music. Or at least that's what I've been doing lately; LSDJ for drums and some melodies, then guitars run through five or six distortion pedals and all that good stuff.