Monday, February 29, 2016

[album] Mega Man 4 Remade by RushJet1

The long awaited Mega Man 4 remake by RushJet1 is here! To be honest, it's been here for a few days, but I didn't find out about it until now :o Well, you probably know the drill - if there's on person in the world who can improve on the already excellent Mega Man soundtracks, it's NES wizard RushJet1. The conversions are very true to the originals, but go the extra mile to really polish up the sound design.

[album] s/t by City Guys

Never heard of City Guys before, but boy am I glad I checked out their latest, self-titled release. Super-slick SEGA Genesis/Megadrive flavoured FM funk!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

[album] Goodbye Joe by Please Lose Battle

French band Please Lose Battle has released a new EP on Cheapbeats. This is their first official release featuring the full 2a03+bass+drums line-up. Chiprock done right! CDs, digital downloads, and cool t-shirts are available from the Cheapbeats bandcamp.

Friday, February 26, 2016

[album] Boundarymen Vol. 1 by HOFFMAN_IV

Newcomer Hoffman_iv presents us his impressive debut album. Very well composed prog-chip material, check it out!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Multipaint: A New Graphics Editor for C64/ZX/MSX

Multipaint is a new, open-source, cross-platform pixel graphics editor, created by Tero Heikkinen aka DrTerrorZ. Inspired by Deluxe Paint from Amiga, Multipaint targets the ZX Spectrum, MSX-1, and C64 home computers. On the latter, both hi-res and multi-color modes are suppored.

Multipaint is written in Java and should run on all major OSes with a Java Runtime installed. More details, downloads, and the source code can be found on the project website.

Friday, February 19, 2016

HoustonTracker 2.10 Released

Good news for all 1-bit music fans: I've just released version 2.10 of HoustonTracker, the #1 editor for Texas Instruments graphing calculators. The new version features an improved sound driver, several new effects, better keyhandling, and of course various bugfixes. For a full list of changes, check the dev thread on 1-bit forum.

download HT v2.10
new demo tune
project page

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Back Online

Just a short personal note: My website,, is up and running again after a prolongued downtime. My apologies to everyone would couldn't access the content in the past days.

By the way, the site recently got a major overhaul, and now features an all new, (hopefully) mobile-friendly layout, as well as lots of new content. Check it out, and let me know about your thoughts, suggestions, and bug finds in the comments.

[album] polybius by kriegsmammut

There's some weird new release on Pterodactyl Squad. Simple Gameboy tunes set against an eerie noise backdrop. Not quite sure what to make of this. On the one hand, it's very unique and intriguing, and somewhat remniscent of the works by Army of 2600 in it's lo-fi grittyness. On the other hand, I feel like the album would have benefitted from a little more intricacy, and a slightly better recording quality would have helped transport the overall mood. Well, you decide. I'd say if you're into strangeness and outsider music, then this is definately worth checking out.

A free download is available on the Pterodactyl Squad website.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Kittenrock Favorites

Jellica from Kittenrock has put together an awesome mix with his favourite tracks from Nearly 1½ hours of the quirkiest beats, space-iest pads, and lofi-est noises!

download + full tracklist

Saturday, February 6, 2016

[album] Hykayat, L’exil accidentel by Hassan K

The long awaited new album from electro-metal-fusion wizard Hassan K is out! Quite a bit darker and more metal oriented than it's predecessor Talab, Hykayat is no less of a masterpiece. Sinister guitar riffs, driven by fast, intricate beats blend in perfectly with freaky solos and absurd electronic breaks. Highly recommended!

Download, stream, and most importantly, buy the vinyl on Darling Dada.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Malware Museum Opens on

Don't you miss the glorious past when computer viruses were mostly just annoying, yet harmless mischief? Well, now you can relive the good old days of 80s and 90s malware at the new, virtual Malware Museum, courtesy of Check out all those strange, sometimes even funny or stylish remnants from the dark side, safely contained in an online DOSBox emulation.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

[demo] Orb Mega Demo Delux 2016 Edition by Orb

10 years after their ground-breaking "Orb MegaDemo", the guys from Orb decided to give this legendary VIC-20 classic a little make-over. Well, little make-over is a slight understatement, perhaps. Besides the obvious extra polish, there are also 6 new effects as well several new tunes and screens.

Read up on some technical details here if you're curious.