Once upon a time there was a tiger, a Battlecat on a train in Japan, the machine rattling away shaking his sneakers, covered in Skeletor blood. Blue lion ran away from the castle; she was not just a gear in a space robot, she had feelings. Kuma looked for a fight with men at the fare, running through the field to tommorow. A little muse the shape of an onion swamp, memories formed in an 8-bit sound chip and a folk guitar. These are some songs Mark DeNardo wrote for you. Thanks to Jeremiah, Miles, and David.
Trying to describe all the feelings, emotions and magical power electrics that was hanging in the tense air during the night of Gordon Strombola's first show ever in Sweden is an impossible task. Just the presence of the legendary Gordon from Czeckoslovakia made a huge, almost physical, impact on everyone. Afterall, this is the man who successfully sampled vegetables in 2-bit quality by synchronizing a number of ZX Pandas and a Lambda 83. Afterall, this is no mere amateur we're speaking of.
A young boy trapped between warring nations stumbles through a time rift, and upon a terrible conspiracy spanning generations! He finds safety in the warm embrace of a tall, handsome vampire who helps him return home and shows him how to love again. But is there anything left of his world? virt answers this question, returning to his absurdly detailed progressive NES sound for a long-awaited 8bitpeoples debut. Don't feel bad about headbanging to chiptunes - just indulge. A double album by PRIESTCAVE, featuring these original tracks and fully produced arrangements, is also currently underway.
Xinon takes off with his first 8bp release 'Moonlight Sympathy' — rocking the Game Boy with amazing trance blasts that will shake your body from head to feet! This is one release that will undoubtedly keep you jumping all night long. Xinon brings you five fast-paced tunes with moody midnight breakdowns and strong pulses, these are heavy futuristic tracks to shake the dancefloor — Grab it!
Sweden mega-chip razor dance g0! 8Bitpeoples proudly presents Pioneer, the debut release from Pjat Lain aka she. Terraforming international minds via opcode radiation, she delivers the correct dosage of industrial breaks, wavetable bass and chiptune taste to send shivers down your spine while debugging your heart. Nebulous darkchip hits to deliver you through the underground. This is your electronic spirit guide, offering to desaturate your life with passionate twilight beats — YEAH!
Make no mistake — the machines only appear lovable until they have you in their pincers. From quirky playful beats to refined vocal performances, Psilodump hits hard in this most sonically lush of 8bitpeoples releases. With a diverse mixture of thick textures and lo-fi samples, 'Mutiny of the Robots' is a diversion from naked chip music, but if it doesn't make you want to get naked anyway, you're probably a robot yourself.
The Internet-inspired album 'Confessions in a Chatroom' is Coleco Music's first 8bitpeoples release. These boys from Argentina combine catchy and danceable lo-fi synths with robotic voices and sing about the things that matter most in cyberspace. Their minimalist synthpop stylings are uniquely personal and hypnotizing. This is one confession that everyone should be happy to hear.
Vim AKA Keith Baylis has been writing some of the most uniquely imaginative chiptunes since 1991. Now, 15 years later we present you with his debut 8bp release, Extended Loo Break — seven Game Boy tracks written by Vim during a stint at an utterly boring job during 2002 and 2003. With little to do during the workday, tunes were written while hanging out around reception, at the bus stop, or (as the title suggests) while in the toilets. The result is an all-out lo-fi assault that flies in the face of workplace boredom — and scores a stunning victory.
New York's Anamanaguchi finally makes their debut with the driving and dynamic Power Supply. The fully-packed release shows a range of feelings from "putting the final blast into a robot boss" to some more heartfelt tunes — all with hyper-melodic, electric powerpop flavor. It is recommended that you sing along with the squarewaves. Please enjoy!
Handheld is the lower-fi alias of 8bitpeoples alum, Matt Kuebrich aka Yuppster. While the tracks found on Muggle Trick have been floating around on the currents of the Internet for a while now, we are happy to finally give them a proper release and a permanent home here on 8bp. Blending vgm with indie rock and many other influences, Handheld uses Game Boys to create what VORC calls a "sweet but broken unexpectable sound" — and somehow that just seems to describe it perfectly.