Archive for August, 2009

She Announces New Album – Orion

She - Orion

She - Orion

Here’s a confusing sentence : She has announced completion of his new album.

For those not in the know “She” is the name of the musical project from Lain Trzaska.  His previous productions have been a spellbinding compositions of 8bit and synth electronica usually following a musical theme centered around the character “She”.   Lain recently released the album Coloris on japanese label PonyCanyon (yet to be reviwed on this site) to much acclaim, a great bit of publicity for Bitpop!

She’s next album proves to be in the similar vein. A microsite has been set up which has some “clues” as to the musical story which will unfold. It appers to centre around the female character “Sarah“.  A different heroine from the previous albums who is an AI.  Although, this is something I suspected of previous She character after hearing the Digital Ambient Designs album, so perhaps there is a link somewhere.

Orion will be released in September and will be available on CD and Digital via PonyCanon.

8 Bit Weapon – EP Release – “Electric High”

New Release : Electric High EP

New Release : Electric High EP

There’s a new EP on the horizon from bitpop star 8 bit Weapon.  “Electric High EP” is a six track chiptune extravaganza, described as a “full throttle electronic thrill-ride”.

Not to be outdone by other mutiplatform artists, 8BW has used sounds and FX from a pleathora of classic 8bit computers and consoles including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Nintendo GameboyNintendo Entertainment System(NES).

For maximum geek cool , the The “Electric High EP” CD comes in a real 5.25″ floppy disk and sleeve. Each album is hand numbered and available to you for the bargain price of $9.95 +Shipping

See here for more details www.8bitweapon.com/store.htm

Electric High

1. Closer (Bitpop Mix) – (Clip available in our Bitpop Player! See top-right!)
2. Kiss My Bits (ComputeHer Mashup Mix)
3. Chip on your Shoulder
4. FUNDAnalogue
5. Chiptune Attack 2600 AD
6. Macro Disko (Minimal Mix)

Loop and Sample Library from 8 Bit Weapon

Chiptune Odyssey

Chiptune Odyssey

We’ve received some news from chiptune gurus Seth and Michelle aka 8 Bit Weapon. Working in conjunction with Sony Creative Software, he has released a new loop and sample library called, “8 Bit Weapon: A Chiptune Odyssey“. It contains loops sample from genuine 8bit hardware such as the Apple II, Commodore 64, NES, Gameboy, and the Atari 2600. Each system library has everything from drums, bass and synth to special effects.

The sound library works with all major loop and sequencer software such as ACID, Ableton Live, Cubase, Garage Band, Logic, Soundtrack, beatmaker and includes demo songs from 8 Bit Weapon and ComputerHer

Users who purchase the “Green” (downloadable) version of the Sony loop library will get the full MP3 release of Seth’s “Electric High EP” plus an exclusive bonus track “Break Beat Bonanza” .

More details on Sony’s official page