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Mouth of the Coldest Seas

A tribute to the ancient hidden source of all cold seas and those that watch over it. With vocals by my friend who sings in an actual early music choir! It's also got square waves, organs, and sometimes ambiguous chords.
posted by ignignokt on May 15, 2017 - 15 comments

8bit 1sl4nd

I work at BigCorp, which is having an internal contest to build songs for its hold music. This has finally given me the impetus to figure out how to actually make songs (rather than random sketches) with my newish OP-1. This one was built with an OP-1, along with a couple Pocket Operators (Arcade and Rhythm).
posted by kaibutsu on Sep 11, 2016 - 6 comments

They Though He Was Part of the Ship

This song highlights one of the possible dangers of crashing one's ship on a planet inhabited by a totally alien species. I recorded this a few years ago, deciding only recently to mix it down. It features a reklus-modified Korg DDD-1.
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Apr 29, 2016 - 11 comments

Hot Cha

It's They Might Be Giant's Hot Cha for the MetaFilter Flood cover album. And, yes, it goes a bit strange at times.
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Jan 10, 2015 - 12 comments

Twisting

Cover of Twisting by They Might Be Giants, for the MetaFilter Music Flood 25th anniversary tribute album. [more inside]
posted by ochenk on Jan 5, 2015 - 9 comments

Recovery!

A chiptunish song based on a thing that popped into my head when I realized I wasn't coughing or sneezing for the first time in a couple weeks.
posted by ignignokt on Feb 9, 2014 - 0 comments

Wear your Pixel-Socks to the Digi-Hop

Kinda of a bleepy-bloopy little instrumental jam. I'm really kind of fond of this one. [more inside]
posted by Sokka shot first on Feb 5, 2014 - 2 comments

[unfinished and untitled]

This song has been sitting around for most of the past year or so, unfinished and untitled, waiting for possibly a little more instrumentation (it's definitely a missing electric uke solo), some lyrics, and a re-recording of the drums with a real kit. I'm not good at playing fake drums. [more inside]
posted by The Great Big Mulp on Apr 27, 2013 - 2 comments

The Artichoke King

I figured everyone could use some cheering up lately, and I happen to have a vast surplus of happiness and love to share, not least because of this handsome unit. Nugget has inspired countless other tracks of mine over the years, and now he's starring in his very own album, a free-if-you-want compilation on Bandcamp, with (optional) donations going directly to the Child's Play charity to help sick kids. Good boy, Nugget!!! Created with FamiTracker (this song will play exactly as you hear it on an unmodified Nintendo Entertainment System console, if you happen to have a homebrew flash cartridge) [more inside]
posted by jake on Apr 25, 2013 - 1 comment

FX4 - Weapon

I haven't posted any chip music here in a while, and I've run my fool mouth in several recent chiptune-related posts. So I figured it was time to demonstrate that I still have NO clue what I'm talking about! Here, this is what I am doing with the Nintendo Entertainment System lately. It's a song from a concept album about a gay time-travelling vampire. [more inside]
posted by jake on Jun 18, 2012 - 4 comments

Electric Eel (work-in-progress)

Chippy aquatic electro-funk. Somewhere between P-Funk and Drexciya. [more inside]
posted by balistic on May 7, 2012 - 5 comments

This is why

turbo-micro music
posted by tmcw on Nov 27, 2011 - 5 comments

Complications

Just a short something I whipped up with my Elektron Monomachine. It has a retro video game soundtrack sort of sound, a territory I've been exploring lately. I hope you like it.
posted by TheKM on May 2, 2011 - 1 comment

Les Mondes Englotuis (Spartakus And The Sun Beneath The Sea)

Cover version of perhaps my absolute most favorite 80ies TV-series, Les Mondes Engloutis. (It was called Spartakus And The Sun Beneath The Sea in the US.) [more inside]
posted by gmm on Dec 11, 2009 - 2 comments

Myanmar

A beepy bloop guitar song. [more inside]
posted by 3FLryan on Oct 24, 2009 - 6 comments

Hallelujah (island version)

Cover of Hallelujah for the June challenge. [more inside]
posted by mexican on Jun 12, 2009 - 8 comments

Turbo Nugget

I have a problem: I can't stop writing songs for my beloved puggle. Turbo Nugget is what we call it when he can't take the excitement and sprints a few dozen laps around the house, followed by a nap. I felt this was best expressed in chiptune form. [more inside]
posted by jake on Mar 5, 2009 - 9 comments

1-13-09

A song, recorded live with minimal editing, composed using only the DJ minigame on the Game Boy Camera. Warning: This song is experimental and highly flammable. [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Jan 13, 2009 - 2 comments

Blast Off Forever

Since there's a chiptune thread going on, I figured I'd show y'all that Game Boys don't have all the fun! Here's one of the tracks I performed at last year's Blip Festival, written under the constraints of the Neo Geo arcade system -- very much a classic "chiptune" machine, even though it featured snazzy FM synthesis and limited PCM waveform data. [more inside]
posted by jake on Aug 19, 2008 - 11 comments

Welcome Coma

Chiptune melodies falling into a mess of ambience, noise and everything in between. [more inside]
posted by naju on Aug 19, 2008 - 3 comments

Bow Before the Dancing Pineapple

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posted by tehloki on Apr 9, 2008 - 5 comments

Staring at My Spaceship

I get to perform this as part of my set at Blip Festival in NYC next week - essentially the Woodstock of chiptunes / 8-bit / video game music.
This was written out of intense affection for my EVE Online playing nerd girl (a soft orchestral arrangement of it is going to be our wedding processional, awww) and was released on 8bitpeoples' 8BP050 compilation CD. I've spruced it up with some orchestration for the show. Come rock with me if you're local -- I'd love to meet my fellow mefimusicians and introduce more people to the chiptune scene. It's pure love and fun.
posted by jake on Nov 22, 2007 - 11 comments

FX3 - Thrash

As mentioned previously, I write chiptunes. This Thursday through Sunday in NYC there will be a gigantic concert called Blip Festival where I'll join 32 other chiptunists in a massive orgy of squarewaves and nostalgia.
I'm playing Thursday at 8, and will be doing stuff similar to this song - my niche is "chip metal". But there will be dudes from all over the world playing everything from happy lighthearted stuff to floor-pounding dance music.
I'm practically pissing myself with excitement since half these guys are idols of mine. Oh man oh man.
posted by jake on Nov 26, 2006 - 6 comments

Dracula Man X2 Alpha Turbo

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 on Jun 30, 2006 - 28 comments

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