A Square Meal: 光のチップチューンVS闇のチップチューン 対決コンピレーション2

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Dualidad, pieza clave y sustancia imprescindible en la construcción de todo buen juicio. La transmutabilidad presente hasta en el más pequeño recoveco de los anales de la humanidad nos presenta la más pura subjetividad necesaria para un razonamiento dicotómico y la formación de un análisis crítico sólido y bien fundamentado. El supuesto de dichas contrariedades trae consigo la incesante, y francamente aburrida, idea de conflicto, pero ¿es acaso necesaria en realidad? Basta con sacar la nariz por la ventana para darse cuenta de los límites tangibles de dicha problemática que, aunque en algunos casos más que necesaria, las más de las ocasiones solo es utilizada para justificar la defensa de los propios intereses. En la cotidianidad de la práctica diaria conceptos aparentemente opuestos se conjugan para crear cosas maravillosas. El ejemplo más simple, aunque a la vez el más complejo y antiguo, es el arquetipo de la duplicidad misma: luz y oscuridad. Al cobijo de dicha apreciación milenaria se han forjado obras maestras presentando lo mejor de ambos lados, pues, como es de imaginarse, no es posible uno si el otro. Siguiendo esta lógica, hace un par de años varios artistas del País del sol naciente fueron convocados por しのりゅー (Shinoryu) para crear piezas alusivas a dicha temática y presentarlas en una de las que, hasta ahora, es una de las mejores compilaciones que he escuchado. El día de hoy me gustaría hablar de la secuela de dicho compilatorio. Así que demos un vistazo a 光のチップチューンVS闇のチップチューン 対決コンピレーション2, traída a nosotros por novtos.
Vamos a ello.

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A Square Meal: ‘Licensed & Bonded’ by Harley Likes Music

From time to time, it’s worthy to sit down and appreciate things from a different perspective. The rich contrast that comes from a wider range of experiences satisfies the curious spirits and helps to develop a solid criterion – a rational one. Of course, music is no exception to that. As there is something for every taste is inevitable to fall down the pit of the faulty generalization when something is not of our particular interest. That same fact leads us to miss valuable opportunities to expand the limits of our preferences. Today, I want to share with you a work by Harley Likes Music that will make you give a second opportunity to the rough side of the chipmusic (in case it’s not your cup of tea). The contagious rhythms and the high energy of this music are the perfect introduction to the realm of the crunchy sounds. So let’s take a look over ‘Licensed & Bonded’ by HarleyLikesMusic and released through Pterodactyl Squad.

Artwork by Mullet
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A Square Meal: ‘Sine Sleep Session’ by Saitone

Originally Posted on the ChipWIN Blog on July 16th, 2019.
Edited by Adam Seats

When a long day finally comes to an end, there are just a few things we can say are ‘universally pleasant’: taking your shoes off, laying on the bed with your face on the pillow, drinking or eating something, playing some music, or taking a shower to name a few. Thinking on those little pleasures sometimes is the reason we hold ourselves together and keep going through a hard day. This time I want to bring to you a tremendous EP that would be useful in a situation like the one I just described – I’m talking about ‘Sine Sleep Session EP’ by Saitone, released through Future Disorder.

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A Square Meal: ‘Mirage Diary’ by scythe

Originally Posted on the ChipWIN Blog on October 17th, 2019.
Edited by Wayne Manselle.

Just lovely, that’s how anyone who has listened to scythe’s music would describe his style if you asked them. His charming melodies and upbeat rhythms enter the ears but go straight to the heart. This quality made his second album ‘Nighty Night Stories’ win the VGMOnline AGMA 2018 for Best Chiptune Album. This time scythe is back with two LSDj and a whole new batch of tunes that will warm our souls and take our minds to explore the wonders and limits of an incredible fantasy. So let’s take a look over ‘Mirage Diary’ by scythe.

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A Square Meal: ‘Insect_Byte’ by 4 for Fake

Originally Posted on the ChipWIN Blog on January 23rd, 2019.
Edited by Aydan Scott.

Mexico is a land of contrasts and, of course, chipmusic is no exception to that. Maybe mostly known because of its raw sound and its so-called ‘iconoclastic nature’, the Mexican chipscene has overcome quite a few setbacks to become what it is now, and it’s given us a couple names to put it on the map. While chipmusic production – at a national level – has been slow in recent years, 2019 left us with an interesting work by one of the most prominent names around here. You may have listened to something by him before – I’m talking about 4 For Fake. Responsible for a vast amount of DMG mods and with a notable musical background, this technological laudator brings to us his first album made entirely in HoustonTracker 2. So let’s take a look at ‘Insect_Byte’ by 4 For Fake.

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