Absolutely Cuckoo

June 16, 2014 11:29 AM

The first track of the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, covered as electronic music.

Everyone needs a ridiculous Internet project, and this is mine: Covering every one of the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs as the 69 Chiptunes. Some are note-for-note reproductions; others impressionistic covers. I've almost finished the first 23 - Volume 1 of the triple album - and if it please the mods, I thought I would post them here.

I was thinking of posting the whole first volume in a mega-post, but it seems we can only upload one song per, so perhaps we will spread this out over time. I hope the MeFi music community will find this of interest, rather than an imposition.

I know that this is not technically a chiptune - it doesn't stay within the bounds of 8-or-16-bit video game audio. But it's built solely of analog chip tones in tracker software (I use ReNoise), and is an exercise in using a limited palette.

I like to think that this is the sound of computers singing love songs to each other, in the lab, after dark, when all the lights are out.

posted by bicyclefish (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Looking forward to hearing the rest.
posted by bitterpants at 4:05 PM on June 17, 2014

I can't speak for the mods, but this fine first track doth please me greatly.
Please please post more!
posted by AxelT at 8:35 PM on June 23, 2014

This is great. Please post the rest!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:39 PM on September 14, 2014

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