A while back I heard a few tracks from a very interesting collaboration by a personal favorite, C-Jeff, alongside another great chiptune artist who I had not heard too much from, Megus. Well I am very proud to announce that the two musicians have expanded their work and have now released a brand new full length album together AS Teleidofusion. Their debut release is available through the up and coming Ubiktune netlabel.
Around Past is that album, and it contains 10 tracks of melodic chiptunes, wailing guitars and then some. Their approach takes chiptunes to a variety of soundscapes as they add several instruments of varying locales and genres, mixing them throughout the album. You can hear this in the piano driven opening track Soft Illusion, as well as the eastern sounds of 5 Minutes of Autumn.
The title track Around Past is a funky glitch track that layers on some catchy guitar work over some scratched up chip work. About half way through the song reaches a driving guitar solo, then comes back down to a swirling tempo of that aforementioned chiptune funk. This is most certainly a stand out track on a stand out album. My personal favorite track on the album though is the incredibly upbeat track Summer Mood, which is a fast paced chip and guitar track that melds the sounds together incredibly well, and is simply a delight to listen to. A person can imagine a care free drive through the 8 bit town of their choice as the trees and buildings rush past.
And that is only describing the first four tracks of the album! If you can't tell, I am quite the fan of this album, much like the other solid releases out of ubiktune since I caught wind of them. Definitely head over to teleidofusion.com right now and grab this album. The fantastic coupling of guitars and chips creates a memorable album well worth being in your collection.