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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

10k and Dot.AY on mess+noise



Read it all on mess+noise!

Download little-scale and Poppi Doser: Antia (2010) for Free!

Poppi and I really hope that you enjoy this one. It's a release of mine that I've been particularly happy with, and I think that Poppi brings something really special to the collaboration. Thanks for your patience!



"A recent project saw little-scale collaborate with electronic music composer and researcher Poppi Doser. Antia - the resultant eight track EP - is best described as ambient and smooth sonic landscapes, interrupted by harsh and rhythmically complex lo-fi beats.

A work of contradiction, Antia manages to create a convincing merger of various stylistic elements. Poppi provides field recordings, plays piano and sings, and little-scale is on the SEGA Mega Drive and Atari 2600."




Download here: http://milkcrate.com.au/antia/little-scale_and_poppi_doser-antia_(2010).zip

Sunday, September 26, 2010

10k on 3RRR's To & Fro with Dave Slutzkin

I have a phone interview with Dave Slutzkin from 3RRR in Melbourne tonight (Sunday September 26) at 8:45 (GMT+10), a solid 15 minute before my (pre-recorded) interview with Brooke from FBi airs.

If you're interested in hearing it: http://www.rrr.org.au/programs/streaming/

Nullsleep, Mike Rosenthal (The Tank/Blipfest) and 10k on Sydney's FBi

How do you make a game boy sing?! Nullsleep, 10kfreemen & Mike Rosenthal spill the proverbial beans. Chip music special @fbiradio from 9pm (GMT+10) Sunday September 26.

To stream: http://www.fbiradio.com/content.php/753.html

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pocket Music 7!





The first Internationals to ever play pocket music and they just happen to be the legendary Bit Shifter and Nullsleep!

Poster Logo is by the incredible Simon Cottee

massive respect to Electrofringe for bringing these guys to the country..

Line Up
7pm Hunz (7bit Hero Set) http://7bithero.com
8pm Dot.AY http://dot-ay.com
9pm Bit Shifter http://bit.shifter.net
10pm Nullsleep http://nullsleep.com

Chipmusic Discussion

Manabar is small and this show is free entry doors open at 5pm so get there early.
http://www.manabar.com.au
http://pocketmusic.tumblr.com

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dot.AY on The Band Next Door



Read it here.

Dot.AY RRR Interview now Online

Thanks to the wonderful Abrasive you can listen to the interview I did last night... went fairly well the guys asking the questions had never heard of Chip before which is always difficult but overall it went well.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Electrofringe: chip related gigs, workshops, pannels details

Thought I would put together this list to make this a bit easier for the chipcrew.

8bitpeoples/Blip Showcase (has been known as both)
Thus Sept 30, 6:30pm
More: http://www.electrofringe.net/2010/8bitpeoplesshowcase
Tix: http://electrofringe.iwannaticket.com.au/iwannasee/event-MTE3.dt

Game Boy Music Club workshop with Dot.AY and 10k
Friday Oct 1, 11am
More: http://www.electrofringe.net/2010/game-boy-music-club

Henry Homesweet + Girls Wear Pink artist presentation
Sat Oct 2, 11am
More: http://www.electrofringe.net/2010/henry-homesweet

Reformat The Planet Screening
Sat Oct 2, 2:30pm
More: http://www.electrofringe.net/2010/reformat-the-planet

Running the Blip Festival for Fun and Profit
Sat Oct 2, 4:30pm
More: http://www.electrofringe.net/2010/running-the-blip-festival

8bitpeoples project presentation
Sun Oct 3, 1.30pm
More: http://www.electrofringe.net/2010/8bitpeoples

Mike Rosenthal Talk The Tank
Sun Oct 3, 11.30am
More: http://www.electrofringe.net/2010/the-tank

For the rest of the Electrofringe program: http://www.electrofringe.net/2010/program

"Festies" meme reaches Sydney street press


Monday, September 20, 2010

Dot.AY Interview on RRR radio

For the Electrofringe promotional Bandwagon I will be doing an interview with "Byte into It" on RRR radio Wednesday 22nd between 7-8pm (AEST) you can stream the show here.

Not long now and Bit Shifter, Nullsleep and Henry Homesweet will grace our shores for the first time... GET EXCITED!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Freezedream Releases "Today", Mega-Drive Cart Album

(As Posted on chipmusic.org)
The long-awaited IDM chipmusic-on-chip album 'Today' is released as a physical 16-bit cartridge for the Sega Megadrive/Genesis video game console. The sound is generated at playtime by the Yamaha YM2612 FM synthesizer chip that is built into the console.

The concept is to do away with the conventional audio recording which is the standard format for practically all music now released.

Breathing new life into this obsolete Sega console in 2010, 'Today' aims to reinvigorate interest in old hardware and the idea of listening to music where the sound is generated each time you listen.

The cartridge is available for purchase via this link. You'll need to select the correct option for postage from the drop down box according to your locality. European postage should be the same as the UK. Anyone who has already sent a pre-order or even expressed interest will get first preference.

I'm assembling these by hand so there may sometimes be delays but I will keep everyone well informed.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

[ADL, AUS] 26 - 28/09 Lyndon Gray's "The Burrow" with little-scale



Playing a few live shows with a four piece jazz ensemble in late September, performing a few pieces written by Lyndon Gray. I'll be playing laptop, game boy, dot matrix printer and maybe some sega master system. Also on stage will be two double bassists, a guitarist and a drummer.

When: September 26 - 28, 7.30 +
Where: The Promethean (http://www.theprom.com.au/)
Cost: $15 / $10 (from http://www.venuetix.com.au/ or at the door)

"This new project will incorporate a quartet "The Burrow" (notable for the use of two double basses) and also an electronic artist.
The material will be all original and specifically written for the ensemble. The music is long form and suite-like (two pieces to accommodate two sets) comprised of approximately half improvised music and half through composed, the electronic element working in a "soundscape" as well as a rhythmic role.

This project will also incorporate a "sound designer". Borrowing a concept from the theatre world utilising the sound engineer as the sixth creative element. Given the unusual nature of the line up the "sound designer" will control and direct the overall production of the series and contribute ideas on setting up the space and other aspects of the sonic product."

Lyndon Gray, Sam Zerner – bass, Hugh Stuckey – guitar, Hugh Harvey – drums, Seb Tomczak - electronic artist

via chipmusic.org.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Poppi Doser and little-scale on Radio Adelaide

Earlier today, Seb posted this on chipmusic.org:

Poppi and I will be interviewed this Thursday sometime from 10am - 12 noon live on air at Radio Adelaide. Antia in it's entirety will also be played. Tune in to 101.5 FM if you're in metropolitan Adelaide. If not, listen live on the stream: http://radio.adelaide.edu.au/listenonline/


Friday, September 10, 2010

Valley Fiesta Pocket Music - ZedGames Episode

The peeps over at ZedGames on 4ZzZ played some tunes from artists playing tomorrow's Pocket Music.

Wanna have a listen?

More from ZedGames here.

little-scale Live At Blip Festival Photos

Some pictures from my set last night including a few tracks with the wonderful Coova on Game Boy, featuring the amazing No Carrier on visuals. More photos here - all of which are by Lauren Tomczak (many thanks!). I hope that people had a good time.





Thursday, September 9, 2010

CNB004 - JDDJ3J “Cheese EP” / Cream in all Moustache “Beer EP” Split CD





























Melbourne's Amiga wizard cTrix has been causing quite a stir in the chip music community as of late, and you'll definitely want to hear his remixes off this fantastic split EP from Cheese'N'Beer. Featuring tracks from JJDJ3J and Cream in all Moustache and remixes from Henry Homesweet, Faites Leur La Danse and Zombectro.

You will want to get this.

Link


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

little-scale @ Blip Tokyo!



Seb played a kickarse set for Blip Tokyo. I am sure videos will emerge soon.

Dot.AY also appeared at an official afterparty. Photos can be found here.

little-scale and Poppy Doser: Antia

While sometimes it is hard to keep up with little-scale, Antia really, really should have been mentioned here. It is an amazing release. If the CDs restock, you will find them here on the 8bitpeoples store.

Freezedream cart preview



This should have been posted long ago. More info here.

Valley Fiesta Pocket Music - 11th of Sept at the Manabar Promo Video!



More on this in our previous post about Pocket Music.

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