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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

[album] Spontaneous Compression by YM DIGITAL

YM DIGITAL (aka Yerzmyey and Factor6) have released a new album. "Spontaneous Compression" contains nine all-around great oldschool gems, all digi tunes made on Atari ST. With it's often rather mellow mood, this might easily be my favourite YM Digital release yet.

Note there's no bandcamp streaming for this one. As is appropriate for an oldschool release, it's distributed the oldschool way - via the band's website. Source MOD files are available as well.

Friday, September 2, 2016

[soft] HoustonTracker 2.20 Released

Got a new HoustonTracker version ready! It features some interesting new effects, improved speed control, and comes with a savestate manager utility for importing tracks from older HT versions. Check out the video below for a little demonstration of the new features.

Get HT 2.20 at

[album] Proyek Pembangunan Semesta Paralel by remedmatika

Very happy to see a new release from one of the most unique chiptune artists out there. "Proyek Pembangunan Semesta Paralel" consists of two wonderfully dreamy, soothing NES works which I can't describe as anything other than beautiful. Remedmatika has been on my list of favourite chippers for a long time, but he's really outdone himself with this release in terms of quality and intricacy of the tracks included. Too bad there's just two of them.