is a music blog dedicated to the growth and review of the Australian chiptune scene. More info about us can be found here, in our very first post. If you (the Australasian chiptuner) have any upcoming shows or releases, contact us about them through this blog or on IRC and we will post them here for the world to see. If you are interested in finding more about the Australian chipmusic scene, follow us on twitter and facebook, check this artist list & release directory and check in with our gig partners Sound Bytes.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

cTrix and Dot.AY Blip Week events in NYC

As you may know, cTrix and I are playing Blip NY this year, following in the footsteps of our AusChip grandfather little-scale, who performed in '09.

Now it looks like the AusCrew is reppin' even harder, with cTrix hitting a sideshow and Dot.AY performing in NYC during Blip Week.

Sabrepulse launch party: Tuesday, May 17th ft. cTrix
I/O: Monday, May 23, ft. Dot.AY

Details seems to be coming up in this cm.o thread. Get in there!

Oh, P.S.

Dot.AY's Ceratopian Society review, Rave Magazine

Here is the review online, if you wanna zoom in, copy/paste or read the review of Tyler, The Creator's Yonkers as well.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

cTrix announces Selected Works (1991-2011) bottle-opener/USB release

A limted edition of 50 units : USB vs. bottle opener. Version 1.0 Contains tons of cTrix music, video and software.
Only available at Blip 11. Version 2 to be released later in 2011 (if you you miss out or if you life outside the US).


More tunes than you can poke a stick at. Mostly in MP3. Main tunes in FLAC

- NEW Amiga works from 2010 / 2011
- Recent unreleased Amiga works from 2005 - 2010
- Early Amiga works 1991 - 1996
- ALL Gameboy works
- 2 x Live shows


- Soundbytes gigs
- Blip open mic 2009
- Amiga demos (animation)
- Amiga Tutorials (file transfer, boot disks, software and tracking)
- Atari 2600 tracker tutorials


- PRE RELEASE of Atari-X-MOD tracking software. Make your own tunes on Atari 2600
- Folder of Amiga floppies (Selfbooting and ft. MOD files ready to play) as ADF files.
- Guides to configuring Amiga emulator on PC and Mac

Thanks TCTD for the heads up!

Release page.

little-scale releases The Get Poor Quick Scheme EP

"The Get Poor Quick Scheme EP (2011). Download here.

Get some fresh Nanoloops 2.3 into ya.

1. Get Poor Quick Scheme
2. Cadaver
3. Lambda"

This just came up on Seb's blog. Possibly part of godinpants' Long Weekend EP Challenge?

10k live video @ Tone, shot by Eggo

Me, live at Tone (yeah, I love myself). It's a new track called "Hardcore Band Pt. 2" ... The video was shot by Eggo aka Gentle Hurst. Thought I'd share. Download the mp3 here.

Abortifacient's circuit bent music video for Reptilian Brown Eye

"Hey! I've just finished a new music video using a Sega Megadrive/Genesis II. I captured the video from a composite video out mod, then sequenced it in time with the music.

Could be interesting for anyone into circuit bent visuals, VJing, or my music (as if!!). Could be shit, and you might be disappointed."

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Pocket Music at Auscon 2011

So a convention for all things tabletop, card and roleplay gaming happening in Brisbane next long weekend (April 30th-May 2nd) is being invaded by the Pocket Music crew for the ultimate nerd weekend.

So we will be playing on the Saturday night April 30 at about 9pm, if you are at the convention anyway or were thinking of going, you should come along and hear us and say hi!

Rubijaq, Slato, Dot.AY will be performing and you have to pay entry to the convention to see the show.

Official Website

Facebook Event

Thursday, April 21, 2011

10k! Playing Shows, Breaking Hearts (& teeth)

Two Upcoming 10k Free Men shows before he heads off to show Americans what's up down under!

So Many bands one night, every genre ever.
April 23rd, Doors 7:30pm, 10k not on till 1:20am, $15 @ Tone, Sydney.
Facebook Event

An event name as long and epic as 10k's full moniker,
• super FLORENCE jam playing nothing but "MOGAR"
• Love Parade performing songs about Nathan's crushes
• Moranis will be there too, maken them blog dollas
• Laurence Rosier Staines hitting hard with his world famous stand up routine
and of course...
• Ten Thousand Free Men & Their Families yelling at a Game Boy

May 10th, 8pm, $5 donation entry, Tone, Sydney.
Facebook Event

Friday, April 8, 2011

Triforce and Sky Crawlers: more chip in Sydney

Sorry for the "10k's Diary" type post here. This style of blogging has never really been a big feature of GBA (which I generally like), but a few things have happened recently that deserve attention. It seems two acts that I (and I am sure others) have been vaguely aware of have just knocked it up a gear in Sydney. After recently meeting Friendly Mike of Sky Crawlers, it has become apparent that these guys are planning on doing something big, sometime soon.

Check out: Triforce and Sky Crawlers.

Both these acts (which I understand to be friends in some way) have developed followings, using chipsounds in the overall pallet of their respective dance/post-hardcore/other style tunes. It will be interesting to see how this develops. Will it move deeper into the insular, global chipscene? Will it take another route? Who the fuck knows? I look forward to finding out.

Have a squiz at this recently uploaded promo clip from Triforce.

Triforce Promo 2011 from Triforce on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Pocket Music 13!

Last Minute Pocket Music 13 April show!!! This Thursday April 7th Back at Mana Bar... Victory for all...
Rubijaq, Slato, Dot.AY
Bigger shows on the Horizon

Party for Now!!!!!


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