The AY Riders are a group of chiptune maniacs that formed up in 2002.This special release from them is a follow-up to their third album "8 Bits Is Enuff" and features energetic and unique tunes from Yerzmyey, X-Agon, Factor6, and Gasman. Its clear from the moment that you hear the first arpeggiated notes and crunchy beats that these guys truly love the Speccy and its soundchip, masterfully controlling it to rock the scene. We are proud to present our first 8bitpeoples release showcasing the AY soundchip, and proving without a doubt that the ZX Spectrum is Alive!
This guest release comes to us from belgium-based chip rocker, Lo-Bat with brilliant sleeve design by otro. A collection of some of his best GameBoy tunes, this album was a joint release between 8bitpeoples and Retinascan. For those already familiar with Lo-Bat, you will instantly recognize his distinctive style, for those that are just getting their first exposure to him, his ability to squeeze new sounds from our little grey friend will surprise you. Please visit www.retinascan.de for additional info on this release and otro's full album art.
Take one Atari ST, one microphone, a toy keyboard with animal sounds, throw in a few UFOs along with some ninjas and colliding asteroids and you have 'Ninjani Diskus' Paza's debut release on 8bitpeoples. So pump up the volume and let Paza take you on a nonstop YM2149 thrillride through all of the levels and right to the highscore with his powerful and addictive blipps. This release contains the strength of 10 ninjas wailing on guitars.
Now, some things are better left unspoken. But that is beside the point. Yet, the point is not the issue here. The issue is omitted and the reason forgotten. Memories may become corrupted but beauty remains. Still, that is no excuse for acting blind ... or maybe it is ... what you have lost might not just be your memory.
Twilight Electric's "Meanings" touches on three important aspects of life. The Self Portrait, gaining an understanding of yourself in the most raw and honest form. True Fidelity, being dedicated to one sincere cause and sticking with it, through thick and thin. And Stepping Back, taking a moment to stop and look at all that you have achieved and endured. "Meanings" is presented through a triad of instrumental movements and based around the casio vl-1. In memory of Twilight Electric and Nullsleep's father, Todd Fliss 1958-2004.
This very special holiday release from 8bitpeoples features an allstar cross-platform lineup that is sure to make yours a truly chippy christmas indeed. Brought together from all corners of the globe, these 8 amazing tunes were composed by 8 dedicated chiptune maniacs on 8 different videogame consoles and homecomputers! Featuring the sounds of Yerzmyey on the Spectrum, Nullsleep on the NES, Vim on the VIC20, Paul Slocum on the Atari 2600, Bit Shifter on the GameBoy, Goto80 on the C64, Dma-Sc on the Atari ST, and Hally on the X68000, there is only one way to celebrate the holidays right this year, and this is it.
The debut release from Trash80 is a chip-wave dance thriller filled with party-rocking beats and gameboy bleeps. Featuring vocal mayhem by Jemgirl, these tunes will have you jumping up and down, pumping your fist and wishing for the future to get here quicker ... or is it, for the past to come back forever? You know this feeling, its the feeling you got when you looked at those chips and bits when you were just a kid and thought you were living in the future. Well this is what yesterdays future sounds like.
My earliest memory of a monkey is the scene in "Kingukongu tai Gojira" where King Kong opens a giant snake's mouth so far beyond it's natural extention point that it eventually looks like a mushroom with a long, wiggly, scaled stem. Sure, King Kong is an ape but to a 4 year old, it was a very big monkey with an attitude problem. It was also pretty bad-ass. So, in return for playfully horrific imagery, I managed to write an album dedicated to all things apish and monkeyed. Don't accept any imitations, this album is more real than Diddy Kong's learned vocabulary.
Audiocraft is a trip though Sabastian's interpretation of the 1980s, from the synth rock of Heart Error to the creepy electro of Little Rubber Buttons. A departure from his earlier work, this cd packs a punch of flamboyant catchy synths, heavy electro bass lines and slamming drums. If you want to dance or maybe throw yourself around singing like you're Steve Perry this CD is for you.
Get ready for another round of fresh and funky electrochip madness with Mesu Kasumai. This follow-up to his party-rocking debut remains true to the style he set there, only this time treating us to completely original material. Mesu synthesizes powerups from pure waveforms before sending them flying on vectors straight into your ears like blazing starfighters from the 8bitpeoples galactic empire. In the final tune you will be subjected to an amusingly gruesome end, but you can be sure that we have not seen the last of Mesu Kasumai!