CHIP MUSIC IS DEAD dot Compilation

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


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)