Phlogiston, Lutin, Blip Festival, Data Age, The Minibosses eBay auction, Child’s Play 2006

Phlogiston released a new album recently entitled Visions of a Robotic Wizard. The album is 6 tracks in length and available from Mega Twerp for the price of completely free. Track list as follows.

    1. Landing

    2. 17a

    3. Triangular Shapes

    4. Cryptesthesia

    5. Viral

    6. Aptly named 0

Another new Mega Twerp release coming from Lutin. His self-titled album includes ten tracks and is also absolutely free.

        Two HUGE concerts this weekend as well. We’ll start off in New York, New York where the MASSIVE

Blip Festival

is being held from November 30th-December 3rd. We’ll let them explain.

        “THE TANK and 8BITPEOPLES are pleased to present the Blip Festival, a four-day celebration of over 30 international artists exploring the untapped potential of low-bit videogame consoles and home computers used as creative tools. Familiar devices are pushed in new directions with startling results — Nintendo Entertainment Systems and Game Boys roaring with futuristic floor-stomping rhythms and fist-waving melody, art-damaged Sega hardware generating fluctuating and abstracted video patterns — and that's only the beginning. An exploration of the chiptune idiom and its close relatives, the Blip Festival is the biggest and most comprehensive event in the history of the form, and will include daily workshops, art installations, and nightly music performances boasting an international roster larger and more far-reaching than any previous event of its kind. Small sounds at large scales pushed to the limit at high volumes — the Blip Festival is an unprecedented event that is not to be missed.” -

blipfestival.org

        The list of performers must be seen to be believed. So if you are in New York DO NOT MISS IT. Also, if you are there let us know how it went (especially with plenty of footage and photos!)

        The next big concert is happening over here on the west coast in Los Angeles, CA.

Data Age

is throwing a big show of their own this Saturday, December 2nd. A good amount of electronic and VG inspired musicians will be in attendance including good pal

The Flight Orchestra

. The

GM4A crew

will also be in attendance at the Data Age show so we hope to see you there!

        One more thing. The Minibosses are having an eBay auction which includes a cornucopia of goods to benefit Child’s Play. The bid is pretty high right now but it is all for the children so give it a look. And of course donate what you can to Child’s Play!

Dataage, Megatwerp, ArcadeComa, Entertainment System, Elijah B. Torn, Phlogiston, Sabrepulse, Magfest Magfestroid, Vaunt! Vaunt!

Dataage has a big show coming up in San Francisco, Ca. It will include two rooms full of music as well as art by Nanospore and others.

Megatwerp is hosting a concert at Ground Kontrol in Portland, OR this August 19th.

ArcadeComa has a new song entitled Killing Time. Entertainment System has two new tracks for download. Both live recordings from 8 Bit Genocide, Tetris and Arkanoid. Elijah B. Torn has his album Sarge Shukar Rough for sale on iTunes. Pholigiston also has two new songs up Aim for Justice! and Insert. Sabrepulse has two of his albums, Famicom Connection and the Terra Ep, both available free for download on his site.
More Metroid anniversary news, check out the Magfest Magfestroid shirt which you can pick up at cafepress for $20.

Finally, if your nerd music experience doesn’t start or end with video games, definitely check out VAUNT! VAUNT! This Portland, Oregon based site is all about nerd rock, VGM included.

LINKS

I figured it was high time I talk about some of the links over on the right side now. Play-Asia and Game Music Online are both great places to pick up official VGM soundtracks. LA By Word of Mouth is a great site that has info on lots of great shows, concerts, and events in the Los Angeles area. They also have lots of great giveaways as well. Pulp Arcade is another great site who focuses on video game comic books, and does a very fine job of it as well. The Gamewave Podcast all about VGM inspired music and is presented by Joe Allen and Mike Cook, two members of the band Spheres of Chaos, and should really be checked out. Dataage is a group who sets up concerts and events all along the west coast involving many great electronic musicians. Chipcache is a new netlabel who is dedicated to 8 bit and chiptune music, they have lots of amazing artists on their label so definitely check them out. Now last of all is Split Reason is a great website who offers many great video game and computer inspired t-shirts. I hope you check out these sites, Game Music 4 All very much endorses each of them. Thanks.
Also if anyone has websites, forums, or anything else who may want to become an affiliate or exchange links, feel free to contact us. Thanks.