That’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’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
Dave Tremblay (a.k.a the other David who runs this place) transcribed and converted recently released Entheos'”Primal” into a 8bit/Chiptune cover on his youtube channel. It actually translate pretty well and hopefully Navene will appreciate it since we know he likes electronic stuff 🙂… Read more
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:
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Check out the crazy Frenchies perform at Le Klub in Paris. I wish I was there.… Read more
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
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