Came across this band the other day on the BBC. Being a child from the 80′s I have a deep affinity for anything creative that takes inspiration from something old. So it’s no surprise that I instantly fell in love with this band. In short they make music using analog gaming consoles. Fuckin Rad.
Chip music band Starscream employs aged video game and computer equipment to create their unique soundNintendo Game Boys and Commodore 64s are the types of aged devices one might find in a childhood closet or stuffy attic. But imaginative musicians in a gamer-centric subculture have been using this antique technology to develop a breed of music that is slowly peeking its head into mainstream culture.Chiptune music, or chip music, is produced using video game consoles and old-fashioned home computer technology, primarily from the 1980s.
Starscream is Damon Hardjowirogo and George Stroud. They skillfully construct postrock chiptunes using Commodore 64s and Nintendo Game Boys. The band has a new EP entitled Pegasus. It will fill your head with images of a hoverbike-filled future. Listen.
Downloadable: Shred the Gnar (Into the Stars) (mp3)