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June 30, 2006 12:10 PM

Awesome stuff, guys. I'll represent retro/chip music: I'm involved in the niche hobby of writing new music with old videogame hardware. The music you are hearing was programmed in notepad using a TurboGrafx 16 (PC Engine). It's meant to combine Capcom and Konami videogame soundtracks of the late 80s, hence the weird title. I perform this music live in NYC, with guitars and lasers. I got awesome advice on Ask MeFi about how to get my equipment to shows, and as thanks I'll share my stuff with whoever might enjoy it. More of it is at my site, and my friends who also do this share it also.

posted by jake (28 comments total) 86 users marked this as a favorite

Great stuff. I just realised you're the guy I got the version of Thriller on a NES from, and for that I thank you.
posted by Orange Goblin at 12:17 PM on June 30, 2006


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
posted by cellphone at 12:18 PM on June 30, 2006


Fantastic.
posted by cortex at 12:20 PM on June 30, 2006


This is great. I love chip music one of my favourite all time tunes is an old 8-bit classic by Martin Galway...
posted by davehat at 12:47 PM on June 30, 2006


I wish I could [+fave] this a few more times. Thanks, jake!
posted by pb at 12:47 PM on June 30, 2006


totally rocks!
posted by unSane at 3:38 PM on June 30, 2006


Oh man, oh man, I'm shimmying with joy here. I need a power-up NOW.
posted by Greg Nog at 3:40 PM on June 30, 2006


That is some seriously funky synth bass about a third of the way through.

Also, this is ridiculously cool. Not just the technical aspect of it, but the song sounds like a legit video game tune.
posted by danb at 3:46 PM on June 30, 2006


nice!
posted by 29 at 4:51 PM on June 30, 2006


Awesome, brings a massive smile to my face.
posted by fire&wings at 5:14 PM on June 30, 2006


The music you are hearing was programmed in notepad using a TurboGrafx 16 (PC Engine)

That sentence is the most surreal thing I've read all week.

This song is the most enjoyable thing I've heard all week.

Color me impressed in 16 bit color.
posted by Ynoxas at 9:55 PM on June 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


That solo bit in the middle; does it count as guitar wankery?
posted by beerbajay at 4:16 AM on July 1, 2006


Let me get this right... you wrote this... in notepad?

Totally awesome.
posted by triolus at 5:14 PM on July 1, 2006


This is excellent! I also particularly enjoyed your Katamari Damacy cover...
posted by satisam at 6:09 PM on July 1, 2006


Your Thriller is fucking amazing. If you haven't uploaded it here, please do.
posted by Eideteker at 11:01 PM on July 1, 2006


The A Capella version of the Bubble Bobble theme makes me weak at the knees. Brilliant.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:49 AM on July 2, 2006


Simply amazing!!!
posted by dhruva at 11:21 PM on July 2, 2006


I ran across your rendition of Thriller some months back, and I can confirm that it is indeed awesome.
posted by Galvatron at 12:03 AM on July 3, 2006


Holy shit, yes.

This is all kinds of awesome.
posted by Drunken_munky at 7:36 PM on July 3, 2006


Damn that's impressive.
posted by ryran at 9:47 AM on July 5, 2006


Dude this was rad! I really dig this track.

Since you are in NY are you playing/attending the blipfest? My amazing talented friend, xik will be performing. He created the midines.
posted by freudianslipper at 8:04 PM on November 18, 2006


Oops, i just noticed you are playing blipfest! woo!! say hi to xik from joey :)

kick ass and please make sure somebody takes video
posted by freudianslipper at 8:06 PM on November 18, 2006


I perform this music live in NYC, with guitars and lasers.

I am way late, and I am damn sorry that I did not witness this.
posted by dhammond at 11:00 PM on November 8, 2007


I usually hate music that sounds like this...

... but fuck if I didn't enjoy this one hell of a lot. It was bringing me back to my childhood, playing those old classic Capcom and Konami games (who owned me as a child, when Nintendo didn't have custody). So yeah, well done. This is 1/2 great, 1/2 nostalgia which, unless my math fails me, equals awesome.
posted by Effigy2000 at 4:12 PM on June 1, 2008


I am using the power of time travel to point out that I still think this is fantastic.
posted by cortex at 10:12 AM on August 28, 2008


Whenever I used to try and make music, this is what I was trying to sound like. Completely awesome!
posted by Xezlec at 10:09 PM on February 22, 2010


YAY!
posted by odinsdream at 12:58 PM on April 14, 2011


That was great. Just so great.
posted by Peztopiary at 5:47 AM on September 1, 2011


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