Dot.AY – ‘Default to Paranoia’
It took me a while to come around to chiptune music. While I appreciated the process and ingenuity behind it, it was hard voluntarily want to listen to music that sounding like my Nintendo was epileptic. But that was sooo twelve months ago. This stuff is everywhere – there’s even a full-length documentary floating around on the internet somewhere about the craze (can’t for the life of me remember it, but I’m sure Google can help you if you’re keen).
Anyway, one of Brisbane’s more prominent exponents of gameboy-tweaking muzak is Dot.AY aka Alex Yabsley, who finished his full-length a couple of months back. If you’re a fan of the above (and yes, I believe that’s a ‘Guitar Hero’ controller he’s wielding there), then head here to download it for free. He’s playing at both Valley Fiesta and 2High Festival for any Brisbanites keen on indulging in some of his stuff at free local festivals.
September 25, 2009 1:59 pm
Reformat The Planet is the name of the feature length doco… its made by 2player Productions… it was up on pitchfork.tv for a limited time so isn’t available anymore…
BUT it is being screened in Melbourne before Australia’s biggest chiptune show Soundbytes 5 which I am playing at .. http://bit.ly/gnDK0
September 27, 2009 12:45 pm
I was so happy to see a chip name in my RSS! I was going to tell you about everything going on in Melb too but Alexyz beat me!
October 1, 2009 1:05 am
Cheers for that doco name, Alex. Yeah I caught it when it was on Pitchfork TV and thought it was pretty interesting and only remembered about it the other day.
Soundbytes 5 looks pretty rad – all the best for the show.