Music EXP Compilation Update 3

Three new, amazing bands have been added to the compilation! First up, is the amazing chiptune and circuit bending musician Acrodot. The next two are both hard rocking VGM cover bands. Year 200X are contributing their guitar shredding prowess to the compilation. Fantastic group The Game Genies are lending their lauded musical skills to Music EXP as well. Looks like this compilation is just getting more and more exciting!

Now to the band list!

Band count so far:
8 Bit Bandit
Alex Mauer
The Game Genies
The Lost Levels
Player Two
Select Start
Spheres of Chaos
Super Nintechno
Temp Sound Solutions
Year 200X

As always, stay tuned for even more exciting updates for Music EXP!
(For older Music EXP news click here)

PS. That's a lot of exclamation points!

Chiptune Artist Ivo Ivanov A.K.A. Acrodot Receives $10,000 Scholarship from G.A.N.G. and Expression College

(Ivo Ivanov as Acrodot, live in San Francisco, California 10/11/2005)

Bulgarian born chiptune artist Ivo Ivanov, also known as Acrodot, Syntax Cataract, and as his circuit bending persona Glitch Machines, has received a very prestigious award for his work. It was announced August 23, 2006 that Ivanov received a 10,000 dollar scholarship from a joint program between the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) and Expression College for Digital Arts. He is the winner of the first of two scholarships to be given for game audio studies.

(Shilo Hobel, Bob Rice, Paul Lipson, Ivo Ivanov, Tommy Tallarico, Clint Bajakian)

Ivo had this to say about his award. “It is such an honor to receive this prestigious award from the Game Audio Network Guild and Expression College. This invaluable opportunity has given my academic career a level of momentum far beyond the scope of my wildest dreams. I will continue to strive for excellence throughout my academic experience and look forward to a strong and successful career in the Interactive Audio Industry.”
Spencer Nilsen, Creative Director at Expression College had this to say about Ivo, “Ivo embodies all the attributes we look for in a creative team member on any production - creativity, professionalism, integrity and above all, a positive attitude. He has worked hard to maintain a balance between his technical abilities and his unique artistry.”
Everyone here at GM4A would like to congratulate Ivo on his grand achievement, and wishes him much luck in the future with all his endeavors. Also thanks to Ivo for contributing so richly to chiptunes and helping out the scene so much. Remember to check out his sites and congratulate him.

Ivo Ivanov’s projects below.
GLITCH MACHINES (circuit bending)


So I updated the band list with band artists from # - A, so check that out. Also got a new link in the form of Chipcache, a label for some awesome chiptune artists like Animal Style and Acrodot. A sad moment for gaming music recently. The OneUps have broken up, but that loss comes with an upside. They are getting rid of their left over merchandise for low low prices if you head over to OneUp Studios. Also on a sad note, computer scientist Alan Kotok has passed away this week. A person who played an important role in the first computer game “Spacewar!” Bone up on your gaming history people!