Too Many Cooks Is Even More Catchy As A Chiptune Track

Few songs have rattled in my head as ceaselessly as the theme to the fake Adult Swim sitcom Too Many Cooks. Now you can experience the earwormy agony of that song in chiptune form! » 11/11/14 12:30pm 11/11/14 12:30pm

A New Look At The Influence Of Japan's Early Video Game Music

Video games have been around long enough that countless musicians have grown up and come into their own, creatively speaking, as gamers. A new documentary series, Diggin' In The Carts, examines the early history of Japanese video game music at it applies to this trend. » 9/08/14 4:00pm 9/08/14 4:00pm

Brian Eno, Of All People, Explains The True Beauty Of Retro Games

The appeal of 8-bit music, retro graphics and other art forms defined by their limits, beautifully explained by prolific musical artist and producer Brian Eno in his 1996 diary "A Year With Swollen Appendices." » 6/05/13 2:30pm 6/05/13 2:30pm

This Pixel-Perfect Chiptune Rendition of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games"…

Soulful songstress Lana Del Rey made a splash last year with her single "Video Games", a song that repeated the term 'video games' several times, causing many gamers to fall instantly in love despite the games in question being used as an example of how routine her once passionate relationship had become. The video… » 2/15/12 12:00pm 2/15/12 12:00pm

8-Bit Weapon’s Latest Music Video Sports Iconic Game Characters as…

The video above is supposed to be an homage to the 1980s graphic adventure games published by Sierra On-Line. But, if you watch the whole thing, you'll spot some characters who weren't part of that defunct publisher's stable. I've had the pleasure of seeing 8BW perform live and they put on a great show. They'll be… » 1/16/12 9:00am 1/16/12 9:00am

Celebrate Retro Gaming Art, Music, And Culture At Blip Festival NYC 2011

The fifth annual Blip Festival hits New York City's Eyebeam Art + Technology center May 19-21, featuring the best in pixel art and performances by chiptune greats including Anamanaguchi, Bit Shifter, and Nullsleep. It should not be missed. » 3/28/11 1:28pm 3/28/11 1:28pm

Behold The Chipophone, The Amazing Chiptune Organ

When a friend asked Swedish software engineer Linus Åkesson to take an old electric organ off his hands, Linus agreed, as long as he could do anything he wanted to it, and what he did is incredibly impressive. » 7/22/10 2:30pm 7/22/10 2:30pm

Tron Goes 8-Bit Again

There's old school Tron, Intellivision style, and then there's 8-Bit Weapon's Tron Tribute EP, featuring five chiptune mixes of Wendy Carlos' iconic music from the first video game movie. » 5/04/10 1:20pm 5/04/10 1:20pm

Chiptune's Finest Celebrate Weezer

Online record label Pterodactyl Squad has released a free 8-bit Weezer tribute album, featuring some of the biggest names in chiptune paying homage to the band's greatest works. » 7/21/09 2:00pm 7/21/09 2:00pm

Chiptune's 8-Bit Profit

Ah, yes, 8-bit chiptune. It's music that is performed and composed by using retro game hardware like the Famicom and the Gameboy as instruments. Love it, great stuff. » 5/22/09 5:00am 5/22/09 5:00am