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delivers Chip Hero, five songs from the soundtrack of an imaginary
future video game where players perform along with the chip music hits
of tomorrow, using controllers resembling the gaming gear of yesterday.
Post-modern musical sensibilities collide with pre-information-age
hardware, not so much closing the loop as introducing something
unconventional, unexpected, and occasionally upbeat.
Roland walked on through the desolation, he was acutely aware that he
had lost something intangible. His only clues came to him by way of the
DMG in his pocket. The lamprey was willing, for the moment, to help him
search the debris for the small cartridges that fit into the DMG, each
one supplying a new, crucial piece of information. The hidden truth
would be thus revealed to him slowly, in sequence.
and Leads” marks Mr. Spastic’s triumphant return to the 8bitpeoples
catalogue; five deft exercises in virtuoso programming, balancing
intricate technical skill with a warmly organic sound, all delivered in
his signature bold-yet-delicate tech-soul style. Jazz, deep funk,
disco, R&B, and full-on techno inflections collide and merge into
an astonishing stylistic cocktail, all topped off with a shimmering
pro-grade production sensibility. Dazzling artwork by Ui completes the
package, sealing the deal on a certain future classic.