Kel Valhaal – New Introductory Lectures on the System of Transcendental Qabala

a0901541014_10That’s the new project of Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, most famous for being the brain behind the American black metal band Liturgy: Kel Valhaal. Borrowing the name from a song on “The Ark Work”, the latest of his other band’s albums (more on that later), it completely lets go of the black metal aesthetics in favour of a completely electronic soundscape, along with clean, monotonous vocals. While most of Liturgy’s work can be labeled as metal, The Ark Work did go into extremely experimental territory, abandoning harsh vocals and bringing in the sound of bells… lots of bells. Kel Valhaal has … Read more

Danimal Cannon – Lunaria

ALBUM ART Lunaria_RGB_1500x1500Danimal Cannon’s 2011 album Roots was one of the albums that got me into chiptune music (although other Ubiktune releases certainly contributed to that as well) and remains one of my favorite albums still. Danimal’s new album Lunaria contains the same familiar upbeat gameboy programmed chiptunes paired with prog metal guitar riffs, but on a whole new level.

What sets this album apart from past Danimal albums is the fact that the songs were composed on guitar first, with the chiptunes composed around those guitar parts. Also new to Lunaria, is the addition of vocals on a few of the … Read more

News: Third Ion will release metal-meets-chiptune album 13/8 Bit!

Mixing metal with chiptune, or retro-sounding synth sounds, isn’t something new, many bands or artists have done it on different levels, from C-Jeff to Haken, but a newcomer that seems to do it right is always a good news! The album will come out May 25th through Glasstone Records in physical format, and on Itunes for digital downloads.

Here are some other tunes from the album:

Zero Mass

Kinetik

Album teaser
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Amogh Symphony streams new song. And you thought you’d hear it all!

1289, Voyeur Will Shine, Fight For Distinction, Evolution Is Mine is the first single off of Amogh Symphony‘s third album “Vectorscan”.

…And it’s mind-blowing! Meditation chants, chiptune, glitch music, noise, funk, movie music, tech-death, world music… everything seems to be found in that song! Even excerpts from “The Quantum Hack Code” are hidden in the music, hinting at the fact that this is a sequel to the story, in all it’s incandescent glory!

If you placed expectations for this album, they’re very probably ruined, but this album will definitely be a milestone in music history … Read more

Talking to Women about Videogames: The Album – on sale for $0.99

Now on sale for just 99 cents is the “Talking to Women about Videogames” album by Jonathan Holmes (associate editor of Destructoid). This album is a collection of remixes of the theme song of Jonathan’s YouTube series Talking to Women about Videogames and features tracks by video game music composers such as Jesse Hopkins (Mount and Blade, Gratuitous Space Battles), Souleye (VVVVVV), Danny B (Super Meat Boy, HAWP), Matt Harwood (Bit.Trip, Alien Hominid) among many others. This album is all over the place with some very low … Read more

Chiptune + Charity 2

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C-Jeff’s Prechtale album which we posted a couple months back is now being offered as part of the Groupees bundle: Chiptune + Charity 2

For just $1 (or more) you get Prechtale, along with 7+ other chiptune albums. There are also special perks for donating more (if you’re the #3 top contributor C-Jeff will include your name or nickname (within reason!) in a song title for his upcoming album “Big Steel Wheels”).

Check it out!

-Jeff… Read more

Manhattan-DIY – ∞ – 15 = ∞

 

French dudes Manhattan-DIY came to us earlier this year with an awesome math-rock album with 8-bit and experimental elements.

Their album consist of 6 songs screamed in French, with some exceptions to this rule. Sometimes with nintendo destruction sounds, other times with dirty guitars and a real band. Contemplative parts follow more driving ones, and some others more chaotic to deliver a perfect blend of mathtendocore with emotion.

The ca. 40 minutes album infinity minus fifteen equals infinity is an acquisition you all ought to make.

Go do this on their bandcamp page.

-D… Read more

Run, fools!

To the store, that is.

I mean, online store.

Like… bandcamp.

Cuz Hyperblast Supercollider from Pryapisme is now out, and while we secretly listened to it for like a month or so, it’s your time to feel the music take over your mind and your soul.

Here’s the review we wrote about it.

And now get it just here!

-D… Read more