Gameboyaustralia.com 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, March 29, 2012

Listen: Four Litres of Remix (Bankai vs Abortifacient round 2)


So, remember that badass track from our aggressive (yet handsome) bros Abortifacient and Bankai? Well, now is your chance to listen to it another five times without getting sick of it.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Video: 10k EP teaser


A few days ago I put up a vid of me yelling to promote the fact I have a new EP on the way. I didn't think to post it here on GBA... But now that a site called "CHUCKING A MOSH" has posted about it, I guess I should post it here too, eh? BEFORE IT GOES FULL VIRAL.


Review: Retospekt writes up #BlipAU



"I consider Melbourne to be a home away from home. The vibrancy of the city and what it has to offer just astounds me! From the smallest of things like the great breakfast places and putting kebabs in Turkish bread to the eclectic choice of gigs, venues and music festivals in which to participate, perform and attend. I performed many moons ago in gigs around the city mainly playing experimental electronic music and while I miss the rush and fun factor of being able to showcase my artwork with other like-minded folk, it was also a relief to be on the other side of the stage for a change."

Read the rest of the review here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Event: Music Hack Day Sydney: April 28 & 29 2012




“This is about hacking purely for the hell of it. There are no commercial agendas, no constraints, just a chance to work with other like-minded people and make cool shit. This is art, made with ones and zeroes and a massive love for music"

"The way that we create, consume and appreciate music is changing every day, and hacking will be a key part of shaping the future of music for everyone. In Australia, developers need to connect more deeply with each other and with from those from around the world. Music Hack Day Sydney means we can all help to create what the future will look like".
- Dave McKinney, Filter Squad



While not specifically chip, there is no reason there can't be some chiptalk here, especially if a bunch of us head down. Head over here for more info and to register for free.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Video: #BlipAU feature story on ABC TV's Spawn Point



Following Good Game's coverage of Blip Festival Australia, the ABC has now re-done the piece with plenty of new footage for their kids gaming program, Spawn Point.

Check it out on this page, and can be downloaded here.

Thanks to Kirsty for the hot tip.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Listen: Peaches The Wale debut Amiga EP



Drummer of godinpants and cute fuzzy mini-whale Peaches has decided to release an album of her own.

Written entirely on amiga, Peaches (with help from her dad) has produced some aquatic inspire jungle and drum and bass for you to listen to.

She is quite a small whale and is very proud of her music. She doesn't get much pocket money because she is only young, so any money spent will be given to Peaches.


Chat about it here on cm.o.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Video: little-scale's Most People Are Boring trailer


A trailer for the little-scale release "most people are boring" mentioned earlier.

Huoratron’s first album ‘Cryptocracy’ to be released in Australia May 11th 2012 via Shock Records

"From the metal-hewn flatlands of Finland comes a dark new force in electronic music

Huoratron’s first full-length album ‘Cryptocracy’ to be released in Australia
May 11th 2012 on Last Gang Records via Shock Records."


"Huoratron came to life in 2003, the brainchild of DJ/producer/mad 8-bit scientist Aku Raski. The bearded one’s beginnings are shadowy, as are his methods: There are reports that he was discovered at a Nordic metal festival, and that he’s developed a bit of code that mutates a track every time it’s downloaded, making it unique to every individual listener."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tunechip's "Taro" added to Triple J's Unearthed digital station



So this fella is now playing on DAB+ radio across the country thanks to Unearthed radio. Here is a little more from his Unearthed page:

Genre: Electronic, Pop
Region: Melbourne, VIC
Members: Jack
Influences: Madeon, Scott Joplin, Chiptune
Artist Website: www.facebook.com/tunechip

4/5
"This is some precisely executed chiptune with bounciness and neon vibes to spare."
Dave Ruby Howe, triple j

5/5
"I love videogame electro as much as the next guy... but the melodies in this tune slay regardless of any novelty factor. Well done!"
Nicole Cheek, triple j



Video: little-scale live at #BlipAU with Poppi Doser

Monday, March 12, 2012

"#Seapunk: totally a thing" by Alex Yabsley



If the fact that this article was written by Dot.AY wasn't enough, the post's inclusion of videos from Blip Festival performances and popular chip artists citing the origins of there #seapunk genre (read: meme) should be.


Listen: little-scale's Most People Are Boring.



New release from little-scale, with sexy chip sounds and footwork-influenced beats. So, so hot.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Video: Dot.AY live at #BlipAU

GIG: Nullsleep and cTrix in Mexico



CoolTrix from Melbourne in Mehicooo!

Details pinched from this cm.o thread.

Nullsleep and c-Trix
Presented by Bandtastic at Caradura
Nuevo León #73, Col. Condesa | view map
Mexico City, Mexico
9:00PM doors
$250 MXN admission | 18+

Listen: Maddest Kings Alive's "Smoke Joint"



Shit son, I love me some Maddest Kings Alive. You do too. That's why you'll listen and download below. Is there more to come?


Video: #BlipAU feature story on ABC TV's Good Game




Well, well, well! Australian chipmusic has featured on Good Game once more! Blip Festival Australia brought the heat in what (in our opinion) is actually a reasonably well constructed piece. It is great to really drive home how far our wonderful scene has come since April 2009, when our music was last featured on the show (mainly thanks to Kristy and Eugene of SoundBytes). Batsly, Bit Shifter, _ensnare_, Kristy and cTrix were, of course, awesome. #feelsgoodman #musicofthefuture #visualDJ

The piece can be streamed or download online here.

Have a chat about it here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

GIG: 15/03 Dot.AY + Outerwaves @ Gasometer



Brisbane Kids in Melbourne on
Thursday 15th of March at
Gasometer, Brubswick St, Fitzroy
8pm
$5

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GIG: The Burrow (including little-scale) live at FRINGE!

"The Burrow is a project of SA double bassist Lyndon Gray that explores the unique instrumentation of two double basses, guitar, drums and electronics. The existing two sets of music consist of equal measures of through-composed and improvised content, exploiting the strengths and contrasts of the Jazz and Electronic styles. The sonorities of the two double basses (Lyndon Gray and Sam Zerna) is at the centre of the sound with the composer’s intimate knowledge of the instrument conjuring up some unique effects.

Drummer Hugh Harvey and guitarist Hugh Stuckey complete the core quartet but their roles are not as strictly defined as in a regular jazz quartet allowing greater scope for their creativity.

Seb Tomczak in his role as music technologist adds a further dimension to the group with his manipulation of Gameboy sounds, dot matrix printer noises and white noise. The program was premiered in 2010 as part of the Jazz SA Artist in Residence program where it was performed over three nights. All the performers involved have performed nationally and internationally in their own right and have collaborated with elite improvising musicians here and abroad."

5 March, 2012, 8:00pm (2 Sets)
The Wheatsheaf
Adelaide


Video: Monodeer live at #BlipAU

Video: 10k live at #BlipAU

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Video: Blip Fest Tokyo 2011 afterparty

This party was hosted by the wonderful SoundBytes and featured a bunch of Aussies, including myself.













Sorry if I put the vids in the wrong order...


Video: Patric Catani live at #BlipAU


Full set! So Good!


Listen: Lazerbeat Live at #BlipAU 2012



Although Lazerbeat is not a real Australian (we all know that sometimes he wishes he was) we thought we'd post up this set to commemorate his first ever live set on our beautiful red land. Oh and did we mention that the source files are included in the download?




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