Nophi Recordings - 99 Problems (But a Chip Ain't One) chiptune compilation

An epic collection of chiptunery across the board. This time, Nophi gather chiptuners to bust out some original tunes in their 2012 compilation 99 Problems (But a Chip Ain't One). Gritty to pop, straight chip to chip infused, this compilation covers a swath of styles for those 2A03 loving, Game Boy rocking, FM soundchip banging chiptune fans out there.

We’ve always had a dangerous love affair with video games. Nophi’s first logo was actually a riff on the Atari logo, and we’ve been borrowing from video game culture ever sinse. It’s safe to say that Nophi would not exist — at least not in the same capacity — without influence from the gaming world.

Last year, we entered our name into the chiptune/vg music hat with a compilation of classic chiptune covers known as Eightest Bits. The project was so much fun, that we just had to have another go at it in 2012. This time, however, the compositions would need to be originals!

We certainly wanted to pay respect to the “hardcore” chiptuners, but also highlight composers who employ elements of chipmusic alongside broader instrumentation. Therefore, we opted not to limit the tracks on this compilation by the equipment used to create it. What we ended up with was an excellent cross-section of compositions ranging from Gameboy bangers, to slickly-produced “crossover” tunes.

We seriously can’t thank the artists who participated in this project enough, and we hope you enjoy this collection as much as we do, because we feel it’s right up there with the most awesome things we’ve ever done!
— Nophi Music Collective

Gamewave Podcast release heavy metal special episode with Norrin_Radd interview

Anomaly front cover Chiptune podcast, the Gamewave Podcast have just released Episode 70: Metal Special. This show features music from the heaviest chiptune artists around including Rainbowdragoneyes, NESMETAL, HORSE the band and Next Life, and there's an exclusive interview with Norrin_Radd, who talks about the making of his chiptune death metal masterpiece, Anomaly. We also hear from Heosphoros (host of the Heossentials radio show) as he brings us his Top 3 Chip Metal Tracks. On top of that there's banter about the new Pokémon games, the Earthbound series and Danimal Cannon's TED talk, adding up to a 2-hour long episode!

You can subscribe through iTunes here, or download directly through kngi.org. And don't forget to like the Gamewave Podcast Facebook page for more updates. Shows are now released once every two weeks.

You can also hear the full, unabridged interview with Norrin_Radd here:

http://youtu.be/plBmBIS8p7c