My favourite soundtracks are definitely The Secret Of Monkey Island One and Two...– Jan from Jahtari, in an interview at Niceup
Honestly, this guy turns up, whose name’s Jan, first time I met him was at...– Fascinating interview of Solo Banton in United Reggae
“if you think about it, Japan is strongly tied into Jamaican and Western...– Jahpan versus Jamaica, in Jahtari magazine. Definitely close to Basile Zimmermann’s work
“On the other hand Dub and reggae are few on the whole. You will be able...– says aka_obi at SID Media Lab
in this explosion of incredible diversity, linguistic relations have marked by...– Edouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation, 2010, University of Michigan Press.
Megadrive Riddim - Balkan remix Produced with a...
My thesis shows clearly how there is a sort of ‘anti-nostalgia’ among...– goto80 in a comment about his post on Retromania. I’m quite interested in this notion that there is not necessarily a fetishization of the retroculture, and that chiptune music can be new and original.
After his studies as an engineer, Tanaka gained his job at Nintendo through a ...– An excerpt from “8-Bit Heroes: A Look into the Development and Presence of Early Video Game Music in Popular Culture” by Anthony Martello (2010) This looks like an interesting anecdote to describe circulation between reggae-dub and 8 bits culture.
I’d argue, though, that a move towards 8-Bit music is another iteration of...– tendenzroman
Different components of chip music
Frequency modulation synthesis with FM sound chips. SID Music (see previous post) Use of trackers
Patent for the The MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID... →
The MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID (Sound Interface Device) is the built-in Programmable Sound Generator chip of Commodore’s CBM-II, Commodore 64, Commodore 128 and Commodore MAX Machine home computers. It was one of the first sound chips of its kind to be included in a home computer prior to the digital sound revolution.
"droids @ the consoles" →
“This site is an 8-BIT reggae tribute community, where 8-BIT reggae artists, SID dubbers, chipreggae trackers, digital laptop reggae producers, fans and listeners from all over the globe can join and unite.” The terms used here are strikingly intriguing.
Instead of looking for obligatory trends, dominant means or imperative points of...– Zielinski, Siegfried. Deep Time of the Media: Towards an Archaelogy of Hearing and Seeing by Technical Means. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.
The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend...– Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore, The Medium is the Massage, pp. 73-74
Xinge Yehaiyahann (Cha Cha) - They Lie. Excellent...
Les « musiques du monde », la world music relèvent souvent de...– François Laplantine, 2002.
The more popular tools of the chipmusic (or chiptune, or 8bit) trade were made...– “A brief history of chip music” by Thomas Gilmore, 2012.
gameboy happiness bass”, “8 bit reggae”, “8 bit...– Fantastic tags used on Soundcloud.
A la Martinique, j’avais visité des rhumeries rustiques et négligées; on...– Claude Levi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques.
When the industrial and mechanical environment first enveloped the old agrarian...– Marshall McLuhan, Art as Anti-Environment, Art News Annual 31, 1966, 55-8. Thanks Douglas for this reference.
The project has five main points: 1. Opposition to dead media. Media never...– Garnet Hertz and Jussi Parikka’s ‘Zombie Media‘ project
El «neobarroco» es simplemente un «aire de tiempo» que invade muchos fenómenos...– Calabrese, Omar (1994) La Era Neobarroca. (Madrid: Cátedra)
Qu’est-ce qu’une poétique de la relation ? […]...– Edouard Glissant et Patrick Chamoiseau, L’intraitable beauté du monde, 2009