8-Bit Operators cover Kraftwerk, Devo, The Beatles
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Jeremy Kolosine of the 8-Bit Operators chip music collective has shared samples from the group’s three published cover albums, arranging songs by Kraftwerk, Devo and The Beatles. The forty-minute streaming preview, available through SoundCloud, includes tracks by chiptune artists Glomag, Minusbaby and Psilodump. From the online summary: 8-BIT OPERATORS releases feature the biggest international names in 8-bit micro-chipmusic, utilizing re-tooled hardware of classic GameBoys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, circuit-bent toys & Commodore 64,etc. Their 2012 DEVO tribute and 2009 BEATLES tribute followed their acclaimed 2007 KRAFTWERK tribute on Astralwerks/EMI Records, available on CD, 12”single, and download/streaming.
Receptors “groKwork + User” (5 yr anniversary NDS/Korg DS10 collection)
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**As a Bandcamp exclusive, Receptors presents…
the *SLEEPER Deluxe* 16 track edition.**
here’s the full-song-streaming page,
either way grab the free track while your there.
with Art by Franciose Gamma.
SLEEPER is performed entirely on the Nintendo DS running the Korg DS-10.
The original SLEEPER 10 track edition is also available
at the Handheld Heroes Bandcamp page at a special price: handheldheroes.bandcamp.com
Receptors - PROjector inJECTOR
Taken from RECEPTORS ambient/improvisational chipmusic backdrops for the PROject proJECT event in Roanoke, Virginia on July 22nd, 2011. This performance is created and programmed on the the Nintendo DSi (running Korg DS-10)
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“PROject proJECT is super happy to announce that Jeremy Kolosine / Receptors will take a break from his 2 year hiatus from live performance
(and 4 years since he last played in Roanoke) to provide an ambient / improvisational micro-chipmusic backdrop using 8-bit/16-bit Nintendo GameBoy and DSi.”
Receptors will provide ambient/improvisational chipmusic backdrop pieces for Matt Ames ’ projections on the Dorothy Gillespie mural at PROject proJECT tonight starting at 10pm. I’ll perform a piece titled “Artillery Girls, Parts 2,3 & 4” as well as stripped down,slowed down variations on some of my other pieces, all performed on Gameboy and Nintendo DS.
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CoS Audiography: Episode 012: “An Interview with Jeremy Kolosine, part 3″
By Len Comaratta on June 20th, 2011 in
In this edition of Audiography, I continue a discussion with Jeremy Kolosine, founder of early synthpunk band, Futurisk.
Leaving the 8-bit material behind for a bit, we jump back to the beginnings of Kolosine’s career in the mid-late ’70s in what has been hailed as the first synthpunk band in the American South.
Kolosine talks about his influences, spanning from art rock to prog rock and, of course, punk. We talk about the Florida scene and his band’s outsider status among a collection of “punk wannabees.”
We also get to hear about how James Murphy of DFA Records and, of course, LCD Soundsystem, re-discovered Futurisk in a New York City record shop over 20 years after Kolosine dropped off the record! That discovery led to Murphy releasing a Futurisk song on the Colette, No. 5 compilation and commissioning Kolosine to re-record LCD Soundsystem’s Sound of Silver as hexadecimally programmed Gameboy hardware “ringtones.”
More information is available at Jeremy Kolosine’s website www.receptorsmusic.com.
01. Futurisk – “Lonely Streets”
02. Futurisk – “Army Now”
03. Futurisk – “Push Me Pull You”
04. LCD Soundsystem / Jeremy Kolosine – “Time to Get Away”
05. LCD Soundsystem / Jeremy Kolosine – “Sound of Silver”
Written and Produced by Len Comaratta
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“In 2007 Astralwerks released the ‘chiptune’ compilation ’8-Bit Operators : A Tribute To The Music Of Kraftwerk’, a fascinating collection of cover versions that uses 8-Bit technology as its primary compositional tool. Curated by chiptune composer and foremost authority Jeremy Kolosine, this collection was released with the blessing and participation of Kraftwerk themselves. Much has been written about the ‘chiptune’ scene and this project in particular, as a whole new generation of kids is now adopting the retro-futurism of 8-Bit, intrigued no doubt by its seemingly limited compositional value compared to 21st century digital music tools. However nobody until now, has been able to summarize the appeal and background of chiptune quite like the ‘controller’ himself.
Recently our friends at Consequence Of Sound interviewed Jeremy about the genesis of the project, his love for the medium, his encounter with Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk and much more! Listen to this insightful and articulate feature, and don’t forget to discover the project for yourself at 8bitoperators.com “