Saturday, August 6, 2011

Holmes - Holmes EP

Slow 8-Bit! Being is simple. Life is simple. The modern world is complex, spastic and confusing (most of the time). But the natural, straight being is simple. Truth is simple. Everything just IS. Very, very easy. Perhaps Holmes knows what I'm talking about, because his first release is pure being. Look at the cover: This fellow don't try to be a badass. The minimalistic beauty of this work is amazing. While other people are trying to create something big, with big covers, big music and a big ego... Holmes gives a damn. All needless waste is missing here, and this simplicity is so gorgeous. Let's get back on tha carpet, brothers and sisters. These slow, warm chiptunes (London Sketch 1, London Sketch 2 and London Sketch 3!) will lead you back to the source of all being. Sober. Uncomplex. Direct emotions!

"To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour." - William Blake

This album is like a walk in the empty streets of 1880's London, while the rain is falling on a warm summer night, dripping like god's tears over the mossy cobblestone-pavement. I've heard that this great EP is heavily inspired by the talented bloke called Monovfox, and yes, the classical touch reminds me of him - and like Mono, it also sounds to me like the Minecraft OST. Jippie! Come with us...

3/3 Sherlock Pipers for you!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Nullsleep - Electric Heart Strike

The quality of this release is marvelous. No wonder, Nullsleep is one of the best known 8-Bit artists of this weird world. His live-shows are legendary. His albums, too. His Electric Heart Strike contains some glitchy, ruff tunes (Dirty ROM Dance Mix), fast, pumping space-race OSTs (Destination Tomorrow), happy, catchy melancholia-hymns (Ballistic Picnic - plz watch the live video on YT!) and a lazy, lovely opener (Her Lazer Light Eyes). The last two are larger-than-life. If you love 8-Bit music, and you don't know these evergreens yet... you are a cat with two legs. Get this album, hobbling rat! Just a joke. I can't force you towards your bliss.
That's all. Why I should write more? Ballistic Picnic and Her Lazer Light Eyes are perfect summaries of the lovely, godly 80s nintendo-feeling. When God says "perfect" he means PERFECT. Don't waste your time by going to work or by learning for your idiotic, close study. Take a special holiday now. Get your last dollars, buy tons of frozen pizza at your supermarket, wear your old Hero Turtles-pyjama, get your Nintendo Entertainment System out of your bloody basement. Hear this two songs. Eat pizza until your stomach is hurting. Hear this two songs. Smile. Life is easy. Your childhood was easy. Teleport yourself into the greatest era of your being. Nullsleep is THE soundtrack of your forgotten yesterdays. Pizza. Hero Turtles. Hot Pockets. Mario and his racoon-suit. This two songs. What do you need more? Be happy. You are a part of a great thing.

All my love goes out to Nullsleep. God is feeling your tunes, bro!

1/1 Hot Pocket with sunglasses for this record!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Hamlet - The Forge

Who ever The Forge is (there are not many informations about him on the net, just an pretty "empty" bandcamp-page)... his debut is really, really interesting and unique. It begins with the cover-art: A medieval blacksmith is hammering on a NES-Console, the fonts are ancient. Dark age chiptunes? Damn right! It's curious to me, that there a nearly none fantasy/medievil-8-bit songs getting released. The Hamlet is filling this hole with moody middle-age driven stories. Light up dripping candles, put on your suit of armor, drink some goblet of mead and get lost in these wonderful VGM-Themes. 

And, yes, the whole thing sounds like the OST of:

There are just the cover, the music, the titles and YOU. Use the power of your imagination, this album is telling a tale. Close your eyes and get lost in the venturesome world of The Forge. These tracks would have managed it easily to get their deserved place on any RPG-NES-cartridge! No doubt.
The Burning Bridge, Mountain Ascent, Forest Outskirts, Fog Rising, Frozen Lake, The Valley - Every theme is a sphere of it's own. Don't miss this great adventure, if you are one of these guys who are loving wizards, bonfires, magical spells, the smell of wood and creepy castles.

6/6 sweet stone-faces are saying to you: Download it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FuturNari - Another Unlikely Hero II

It's time to outing myself: God doesn't like "cool" stuff very much. If you send him your "cool" stuff, he will review it, yes, but the truth is, that he likes lovely music a lot more! There are many dudes in the chiptune-scene who are wanting to act like the cool guy, they are creating most of the time "aggressive" sounds, to show how tough and scabious they are. They are like the "hard metal dude" in your neighbourhood, who thinks Manowar are true warriors. No problem with that. It's Ok. But this shit can't touch God's infinite soul. God wants deep, spirit-touching input. Most of the pseudo-tuff chiptune-boys outta there want to act cool, because they are fearing Love. No problem with that. It's Ok. But FuturNari is not one of these lizards. Thanks to God. Thanks to myself!

This album could be one of my alltime-favourites. Strong melodies, a great sensitivity for creating retro-atmospheres and the ability to induce beautiful VGM-emotions. Another Unlikely Hero (II) saves you from boring, icy chiptunes. This record is for everyone, who loves the good old times, who don't like the modern age of cool- and coldness.
Just call for this super-hero, and he will be there for you:

1/1 smiling Chris Huelsbecks for you, Mr. Nari!
Released by Pxl-Bot: Factory Of Legends
A Campfire With FuturNari