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 (Eng)

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It’s widely known the human propensity to classify everything. From the very first words we spoke in order to understand the things that surround us, everything seemed to be sentenced to fall into categories. In those early attempts to organize the world, the most primitive instincts led us to divide everything into two groups: the good and the bad. This way we could keep it simple but in order. That precise method to assign an adjective to all human and non-human phenomena conditioned our understanding, making room for mysticism. Soon, incredible tales of heroes and villains started to emerge. The good was associated with the pure, the immaculate, the heroic behavior, being the light the example par excellence. On the contrary, the darkness was always related to the evil, the malevolous, the prohibited.

Using the duality that the previous word salad set out, しのりゅー, who is an avid enthusiast of chiptune, came back for a second round of tunes exploring all the shades that are between the extremes. The result is an amazing compilation that, once again, features a facet of chiptune that, even when it’s commonly referenced in games, still has a lot to offer.

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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 (JP)

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ご存知の通り「違い」とは人生にスパイスを与えるための必要不可欠な事柄です。このコントラス トのおかげで思考、言葉、行動のいずれにおいても、その境界が明白になると思います。今日の 社会では、調和のとれた共存が理想とされていますが、時には対立も必要ではないでしょうか。 もちろん、異質なものを武力で攻撃するというような敵対的な対立のことではありません。この 「違い」の尺度を利用して、数年前から、しのりゅーさんは相反する2つの概念の対立をテーマにしたコンピレーションを企画されています。今回は、「光と闇」というクラシックなテーマを取り上げ ています。では、「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」を見てみましょう。

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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: ‘あじたま見聞録’ (Ajitama Kenmon Roku) by 梅干茶漬け (Umeboshi Chazuke)

Originally posted on the ChipWIN Blog on January 10th, 2019.
Edited by Joseph Eidson.

Greetings! I’m Pixel Guy. When I was beginning my way on the fantastic world of chipmusic a few years ago, everything seemed to be so surreal. The ambience, the people, the hardware and techniques; it was like an anachronistic dream.

It was back then when I first knew about Chiptunes = WIN and listened to Volume 4 for the very first time. I can say that my life changed after those 3+ hours of music and that was, to a greater extent, thanks to all the marvelous artists on that compilation. One of them, 梅干茶漬け (Umeboshi Chazuke), made a really stunning creation and got my attention from the first second. When the track, and with it the compilation, was over; I was truly amazed with all the music I’d just heard. I wanted more, so I searched and listened to more content from a huge majority of all the artists that were on that Volume, and I kept an eye on Soundcloud to catch up new releases, especially from 梅干茶漬け. That’s how I began my musical adventure.
Today, I’m writing my first album review ever, and it’s something really special for me. That’s why I want to write about one of the artists who inspired me to take the musical way; so let’s take a look over ‘あじたま見聞録’ (Ajitama Kenmon Roku) by 梅干茶漬け (Umeboshi Chazuke)!

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A Square Meal: ‘Insert Disk 02’ by Game Genie Sokolov

Originally Posted on the ChipWIN Blog on February 12th, 2019
Edited by Adam Seats.

Since the beginning, humanity has had some epic arguments about just the most important, finest and serious topics: why are we here? Good or evil? Should the pizza be topped with pineapple? And of course: does Sega really do what NintenDoesn’t? Well, I won’t intend nor dare to give an answer to any of the previously mentioned questions (especially to the last one); but if you are up for some quality FM Chiptune, today’s article is going to completely blow your mind.

From all the options we have to listen and appreciate chiptune nowadays, it’s always nice to find some first-rate music made specifically to be played on a Sega Genesis. That’s why when I knew that there was a Montreal artist who makes it, I got myself ready for an incredible experience. Of course I’m talking about Game Genie Sokolov. Maybe you remember GG Sokolov’s tremendous work from ‘Chiptunes = WIN Vol. 5’, ‘Deskpop & ChipWIN’ or ‘FM: Possible 2‘; but this time we’ll talk about this new and super awe-inspiring album: ‘Insert Disk 02’ released through the French Canadian netlabel Lisbon Lux Records. So let’s take a look over it… Sega style!

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