Mesu Kasumai, the self-proclaimed king of electrochip wobblefunk, brings you My Fiero, his jaw-dropping debut release on 8bitpeoples. Some of the best electro remixes of classic 80s pop songs on the planet, this album is sure to amaze you ... whether you are amazed at the fresh stylings Mesu Kasumai gives these old tunes or the fact that someone could still be so obsessed with a decade that brought us such wonders as the Rubik's Cube and Max Headroom is another question. So get ready to be blown away by nonstop megahits from the likes of Michael Jackson, Gary Numan, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Idol rewritten in what one could argue must be some bizarre alternate universe. This is one rocking release you will not soon forget ... for better or worse!
Twilight Electric takes you on a series of wild adventures that you will not soon forget! Play the role of the dashing hero as you fly thru the galaxy on neon lazers battling the evil forces in "Hidden Dangers"! Then take command of a giant clanking robot as you lumber thru Tokyo in search of that elusive pack of ginseng "Chewing Gum"! Next enjoy a snowball fight carried out from the rooftops of skyscrapers in "Thin Skin" and finally battle The Count's sadistic number hunting taunts that will keep you doing "The Count Dance" all nite long!
With influences such as classic game soundtracks and Tin Pan Alley evergreens, mixed with the sounds of 20th century atonality and Salvation Army hymns, I have created a collage of musical scenes depicting adolescence in the dawn of the third millennium. The songs are entirely made with the MCK system, which should vouch for a genuine twenty-minute NES experience.
A monstrous gameboy megamix paying tribute to the bad boys of Depeche Mode, spanning over 14 minutes of nonstop chiplove, and using every last pattern of lsdj from 00 thru FE! Equally suited for use when dancing in front of the mirror alone in your bedroom or rocking the crowd to the ground at your next mega dance party! Tracks 1 thru 4 are offered in a single mp3 to ensure a seamless mix. Bonus track 5 takes the sweetest cuts of the megamix and offers them up in a powerpacked mini serving!
It started as a joke but in the end it just seemed too ridiculously appropriate, and here it is. Six very different takes on the classic theme ranging from Mesu Kasumai's detroit electro throwdown, Sabastian Boaz's maniacal casio n' bass frenzy and Twilight Electric's honest and innocent synthpop mix, to Nullsleep's pure nintendo love, Ten and Tracer's hauntingly melancholic surprise and Yuppster's pumping SID attack, it is undoubtedly an essential collection.
A roughly chronological collection ranging from some of my earliest gameboy tunes to the ones written in 2002. While the first half presents an innocent fun approach (aside from the harder edge of Harm Parm), the concluding three tracks show a maturation in both style and technique. A must have for high school makeout parties.
Part two of this series shows my love and heart break of 2002. Being the sister to the first EP. Its sound is rather similar, except with a cleaner electronic sound. Created with the sounds of a melo-sonic and yet even more toy keyboards. Sexual references remain the focal point.
Warm and soft melodies and rhythms. Created summer 2001, shortly after keylemon reports. Gentle analog synths and open atmospheres. Think of dawn on a warm summer morning. All four tracks are mixes of the original 'vic' (unreleased).
Part one of this two part series shows me flex my muscles as a lo-fi, sex god, rock star. Unlike all of my earlier multitracked work, this was mostly sequenced with a pc and a commodore128. Sounds ripped from a talking wrist watch, my house doorbell, a mac lc and many toy keyboards such as the casio vl-tone in "one vanquished leopard."
Here's a diverse collection of tracks with influences from video games to indie rock to ehh really distorted stuff. "Mirror eyed..." and "i'm gonna football tackle you" feature good melodies and the "pecan medley" is a big mix of tracks that were abandoned for various reasons. Enjoy!
This album is a tribute to my love of the vagina. I became very interested in circuit bending and the relationship between sex and music played with "body contacts." The result is a chaotic machine-like sound, with a bit of beauty seeping out.
A hode podge of electronic music including small reverb caked melodic pieces, raw single waveform driven electro and fx layered samples placed onto a palette with a couple of vocal based pieces sure to make you lol.
Out of anger, sadness, regret and loneliness came Slap the pigeon; a mosaic of the rough times in my own life. You will get a feel for the intense emotions, but also become aware of their subtleties in a way.
This was made over Christmas break 2000. I was at my parents house on vacation and stayed up late making the tracks with Buzz Tracker, which I had just downloaded. I used the same samples and effects for all of them. The EP is full of crunchy beats and melodic sustained synth sounds. Everything is a bit peaked out. As for the concept, each song represents a color on Simon. The color, hopefully, corresponds to the sound in some way.
01 Cumulous02 Cumulous Plus One03 Cumulous Plus Two04 Cumulous Plus Three05 Cumulous Plus Four
More laid back rhythms and analog synthesizers. Sated in manipulated voices. Was going for a "blue skied, few clouds" sort of feel, but failed miserably. Whats left are more laid back rhythms and analog synthesizers, sated in manipulated voices. Only selected tracks were available in mp3. Probably will never be available again.
01 Pilot Pop02 Under The Clutch03 Mall Licker04 Gila05 Visit Five v2.006 Vil Structure07 The Tonight Orca
I still take quite a bit of pride in this release. Strong melody and rhythm work. A lot of distortion and rough sounds. Darker than most of my work. Does it bother anyone that i speak in fragmented sentences?
Bittersweet feelings are evoked by the unexpected mixture of sampled videogames and bleeps and clicks generated from chopped and processed urban field recordings. In a sense this was my requiem for the arcades, slowly dying out with the advent of "better" home videogame consoles. Nursery music for Street Fighter player's children's children.
Bring it back to '99 with this early 8BP release.I still enjoy some of these cuts. Most are pretty melodic, but a bit more tweaked out than my later stuff. It's mostly made with my now sold MC303 - some are recorded live, others touched up with the computer.
01 Silicon Leaves in Autumn02 Bafter The Attle03 Bowtie Nodes04 Cpulthik05 Red Ptenchik
The first of my releases for 8bitpeoples, Wooden Polyurethane Papers is a funny and sometimes ludicrous (as per the title) mix of understated and, more often, over the top tunes. From the ridiculous hummed bassline of Bafter the Attle to the flock of chirping waveforms in Silicon Leaves, this is certainly the strange beginning to an even stranger story.
Not truly the first release by 8bitpeoples, but given the first catalogue # as it was a compilation featuring tracks by all of the 8bitpeoples. Very limited copies of this cd were distributed as promo material. Track listing and further information about this release are unavailable.