Monday, October 17, 2016

[album] Unknown Command by Dr. Zilog

What? There's a new Dr. Zilog album out since June and I've missed it completely? This is outrage! Been a huge fan of this guy ever since his massive debut "The Satellite of Love" back in 2007.

And I'm happy to say that he really outdid himself with this one. "Unknown Command" is, in my opinion, his best work so far. Chipmetal at it's finest, check it out (and buy the tape)!

Version Check Is Back

One month later and Google still hasn't restored those link lists it destroyed in a recent Blogger update. So I've finally resurrected the chiptracker version check by hand. Also took the opportunity to update a few things that had fallen under the table - SNES GSS link now redirects to a backup github repository since the original Google Code project page is gone, Schism Tracker now links to the in-development branch rather than the outdated 2012 release, and the one and only cross-platform TED music editor knaecketraecker is finally listed.

Next thing to be restored is the blog roll, hopefully I'll get around to that soon.

[demo] broken sun by Desire

It's autumn and the leaves pixels are turning yellow, orange, and red... Props to HellMood for bringing us these lovely seasonal greetings in 64 bytes.


Monday, October 10, 2016

[demo] Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by louigi

Y'all must be missing your fix of demos here on Ancient Wonderworld, no? Ok, so here's a demo... that isn't a demo. First place at Deadline's animation compo for a reason, hehehe...


[album] The Essay that took too long to write by TheOfficialLobst

Dug out this lovely little bag of ModPlug treats from chiptune newcomer TheOfficialLobst on Soundcloud. It may have some rough edges here and there, but overall it's well worth a listen, I think.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Version Check and Link List Broken

You may have noticed that the tracker version check and "IP recommends" lists have mysteriously disappeared. Rest assured that this is not intentional. Supposedly the disappearance is caused by a bug introduced by a recent update of the Blogger software, and supposedly Google is working hard to fix it, though they sure are taking their time with it. Well, at least they don't claim it's a feature, like Soundcloud did with Groups.

Anyway, I'll wait a few more days to see if this gets fixed, not really in the mood to rebuild these lists by hand.

[album] Treasure Buster OST by Norrin_Radd

Staying on the topic of game soundtracks, here's a new one from Norrin_Radd, comprised of a massive onslaught of highly energetic tunes in (accurately emulated) Sega Genesis/Megadrive FM style. Blast processing!

[album] Pururnmi OST by Kulor

New Kulor album, horray! This is the soundtrack for an unfinished platformer game that Kulor was working on from 2006-2012. The XM soundtrack, which is based an imaginary sound chip configuration, has survived however. And now we can finally enjoy these joyful, cosy tunes as a proper album release.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

[demo] 256 Byte Prods from Function 2016

There was a massive onslaught of 256 byte MS-DOS prods at Function this year. Seems the project is showing it's first fruits. Anyway, time to check out some of the highlights from the compo.

Alien satellite by Transistor Core

Even though it may not be on par with some of the crazy 3D stuff people are pulling off in 256 bytes nowadays, I quite enjoy Transistor Core's unique take on it. Terenc's sizetros really have a distinct style that is easily recognizable. 11th place in the compo.


Malware by Satori

Not exactly a serious contender for the win, but a very fun prod. It's got skulls, it's got glitches, it's got PC Speaker sound - what more could you possibly want? 10th place in the compo.


kaneda by sensenstahl

They ain't callin' it #sensenstahlism for nothing. Another mindblowingly beautiful prod from the grandmaster of 256 byte style. 7th place in the compo, should have placed higher in my opinion.


Spinception by Desire

Hellmood at it again... I don't think I've ever seen a bad prod from this guy. It's hard to describe what's going on this one, so just have a look for yourselves. 6th place.


You are invaded by Kuemmel

This one got some serious balls. Well, actually just one ball, but it's huge!
Enough for 5th place anyway.


Autopilot by Digimind

Didn't this guy totally blow everybody's mind at last year's Function already? Well, here he goes with another top notch production. 3rd place this time.


Atraktor by Řrřola

After 3 years of absence from the scene, sizecoding legend Řrřola makes a stunning comeback. I'm incredibly pleased to see he's still going strong. This is the winner of the compo, btw.


[podcast] istota ssąca 56

Ubunoir's Istota ssąca #56 is out. I believe I've never mentioned this awesome podcast on here before, so time to give a shout out to one of the most respected institutions of lo-fi electronic underground music. If you're into weird and quirky stuff, then you're in for a treat.