MM vs FoX – Cacophonetic

Posted in Releases on February 10, 2008 by Gasten

mmvsfox_cacophonetic_small.pngAfter 3 years in the making, Chiptorrent is pleased to announce MM and FoX’s new album “Cacophonetic”!

This album is a blend between MM’s happy, yet slightly dark chip melodies and FoX’s brutal hip hop beats, all whipped in a big bowl of craziness, while they nicely avoid all signs of being ‘chip-hop’.

Schizzophrenic initiates this wacky dance fest with some fast breakbeat loops and a really cute piano-lick. And so solo is so awesome! Faster Than Light continues with a more laid back attitude and sugar sweet square-melody that can be dangerously hard to forget. Lola keeps spinning on the theme, but with up-tempo drums that’ll make your body dance! The title-song Cacophonetic will instantly get you hooked with it’s mesmerizing melodies, and who can resist the euro-hoppy The Damage Is Coming?

This is the kind of album you can play in the background for hours without noticing it, but get really upset when it stops playing. It happened to me several times.

So, grab this torrent, launch your favorite torrent application and listen to this wonderful album.

And seed forever.

New FB5K-release: SuperSaw!

Posted in Releases with tags , , , , on December 15, 2007 by Gasten

CoverAs Chiptorrent’s second release, we proudly presents a new EP named ‘SuperSaw’ by the very talented FB5K. The release feature five amazing tunes, plus original cover-art.

Instead of trying to describe the EP, this is what FB5K says about it: “it’s not plain 8bit stuff,
rather greasy synths, Euro-Hell meets NewNewBeat or whatever.
Hope, you give it a listen.

Enjoy.

Seed for eternity!!

Ps, I’d like to take this moment to thank all kind chippers who’ve been seeding this far, We wouldn’t have made it without you! Hope you’ll keep being as supportive in the future!

CHIP MUSIC IS DEAD dot Compilation

Posted in Releases with tags , , , on November 26, 2007 by Gasten

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It’s released! Chiptorrent’s first release is now out (with a wee bit of change in name). Featuring 38 megs of micro-inferno by artists such as MM, Flashback, and little-scale. Grab the torrent while it’s hot!

Let the seed be eternal!

:: ABOUT ::

On the 31 of August, 2007, Ignatz posted a manifesto on both the Micromusic-forum and the LSDJ-mailing list where he declared the chip music dead.
Why? Because he thought that Teh Mainstream is reaching to grip around the fragile retroneck of chip with it’s claws of consuming that turn everything it touches into shit and effectively kill everything the culture stands for.

This compilation is a reaction to that manifesto. Is chip music and culture truly dead? Is that a good thing? Is Ignatz wrong? Will we be consumed by Mainstream? How can we defend our-self against the “threat”?

(About the cover:
At least here in Sweden, the country of chip music, shirts with broad black-and-white stripes were considered “Alternative” (especially when it’s worn with keffiyeh). Everyone who was a bit excentric, arty or
otherwise weird wore on all the time.
Some years ago it became modern to be “your own” and “alternative”. It was important to “find your own style” and “personality”. What did the alternative people wear? Copy-paste.
Nowadays, the most frequent wearers of this clothing are those 14-year old girls who spend most of their time on social networking sites and poses on hotornot. Not the alternative crowd (even if it’s not totally out of the picture).
I thought this was a bit fitting.)

:: TRACKS ::

1. altemark – bushfirst
2. little-scale – extractionpoint
3. FB5K – Arcade State Of Mind
4. mikro orchestra – lobo.mp3
5. Kami86k – Echolifter
6. Flashbob – Every Once In A While
7. MM – Just Can’t Get Enough (Depache Mode Remix)

CHIP MUSIC IS DEAD dot Manifesto

Posted in Call for participation with tags , , , on November 3, 2007 by Gasten
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            CHIP MUSIC IS DEAD dot Manifesto

On the 31 of August, 2007, Ignatz posted a manifesto on both the Micromusic-forum and the LSDJ-mailing list where he declared the chip music dead. Why? Because he thought that Teh Mainstream is reaching to grip around the fragile retroneck of chip with it’s laws of consuming that turn everything it touches into shit and effectively kill everything the culture stands for.

This compilation is a reaction to that manifesto. Is chip music and culture truly dead? Is that a good thing? Is Ignatz wrong? Will we be consumed by Mainstream? How can we defend ourself against the “threat”?

This compilation is also the first release by the new netlabel Chiptorrent, which will mainly create theme-compilations released ith the help of the very excelent BitTorrent-protocol. See more: https://chiptorrent.wordpress.com/

Everyone is welcome to send material. And by everyone I mean _everyone_. Not only Tracking purists, but pixel artists, ascii wranglers, gfx haxers, retro beauties, troll-whores, and democoders: Everyone who got anything to say on this subject should do so. Hopefully, this compilation will be full of content from many types of media: Music, pictures, ascii, text, podcasts, software, anything which suites you best.

All participants are encouraged to send their work to me at operagasten -atatat- gmail -dototot- com , in the form of links (not myspace!) or attatchments. I’m also a frequent visitor of #8bc on Freenode.

Last date for material-submition is Sunday 18/11 -07.

This is some highlights from the beginning of the thread on the LSDJ-mailing list. Use this for inspiration.

And Please, do not make this a bash-Ignatz-compilation!

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2007 by Gasten

Hello and welcome to the newly founded Chiptorrent Netlabel. Pretty soon, we’ll gonna start collecting material for our first release. Stay tuned…

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