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music written on equipment associated with retro video gaming. e.g. Commodore 64 SID, GameBoy/LSDj, TIA, etc.

Zgor (ft. Pelle Kuipers)

A collaboration with Pelle Kuipers for his Sketchy Songs on Saturday-project. For Sketchy Songs Pelle collaborates with a different musician each week. The style / genre can thus be completely different from a previous song. Apart from writing and recording the music, Sketchy Songs also provides a platform for video / gra...

A collaboration with Pelle Kuipers for his Sketchy Songs on Saturday-project.

For Sketchy Songs Pelle collaborates with a different musician each week. The style / genre can thus be completely different from a previous song.

Apart from writing and recording the music, Sketchy Songs also provides a platform for video / graphical art as each song will be accompanied by a video.

For Zgor writing duties came from both Pelle and myself, where most of the synthesis comes from an Elektron SID Station, a MIDI-driven facility built around the Commodore 64's SID chip.

The overall tune is an ode to 80's game music, rippling arpeggios (carefully timed!) everywhere in a "hero'-theme.

The video comes courtesy of Pelle.

ganja jess

An upbeat jam between a Commodore 64 and a single, clean electric guitar, backed by electronic percussions. The Commodore 64 caters for the bass line, lead lines, noise synthesis and arpeggiated chord stabs. The tune itself clocks in at under 2 minutes, just along enough to showcase how cold, low fidelity computer sounds can blend in with a danceab...

An upbeat jam between a Commodore 64 and a single, clean electric guitar, backed by electronic percussions. The Commodore 64 caters for the bass line, lead lines, noise synthesis and arpeggiated chord stabs.

The tune itself clocks in at under 2 minutes, just along enough to showcase how cold, low fidelity computer sounds can blend in with a danceable rhythm.

SID Barrett

The name being a pun on the late English psychedelic songsmith, of course.A short "Hero vs. Villain"-theme executed in the chiptune realm with all sounds (bar the sequenced kick drums) stemming from the 80's videogame era with heavy pulse width modulation and arpeggiated chords.Aural weaponry of interest evident on this recording: All sounds (bar ...

The name being a pun on the late English psychedelic songsmith, of course.

A short "Hero vs. Villain"-theme executed in the chiptune realm with all sounds (bar the sequenced kick drums) stemming from the 80's videogame era with heavy pulse width modulation and arpeggiated chords.

Aural weaponry of interest evident on this recording: All sounds (bar the kick drums) were created by an Elektron SID Station played via MIDI guitar. See the 8-bit guitar introduction on YouTube for more details and an in-depth look at both the sounds used on this recording and the conventions for working around the limitations of the Commodore 64.

Cracked Captive (Killing Skills mix)

Made as one-half of Firefly Makani. The track features cut-up, glitchy breakbeats partnered with synthesis from.. a Nintendo GameBoy. The GameBoys audio was programmed using LSDj and further processed through a Roland Space Echo for a further twist on the ears. Kindly remixed by Killing Skills....

Made as one-half of Firefly Makani.

The track features cut-up, glitchy breakbeats partnered with synthesis from.. a Nintendo GameBoy. The GameBoys audio was programmed using LSDj and further processed through a Roland Space Echo for a further twist on the ears.

Kindly remixed by Killing Skills.