'Kind of Bloop' To Jazz Up Chiptunes

Imminent chiptunes compilation project Kind of Bloop asks "What would the pioneers of jazz sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System?" We'll find out soon, when the 8-bit homage to Miles Davis' popular album releases.

The computer generated cover of seminal 1959 jazz album Kind of Blue is still just a project. But it's a project with funding, thanks to the recently launched Kickstarter, a web service that lets creators find capital for unfunded ideas. (I'm hoping that Kickstarter will help some smaller, underfunded indie game developers bypass the money hurdle.)

Commissioning Kind of Bloop is creative man of the internet Andy Baio, who has tapped five accomplished chiptunists to cover the five Davis compositions. It's a fascinating project, one that's worth keeping an eye on.

If you'd like to listen to some examples of the readily available jazz-chiptune crossover, Baio has uncovered a handful of jazz classics redone in the 8-bit fashion.

Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis [Waxy.org]