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[NYC] 03.22.14 // PULSEWAVE @ LaunchPad 
Zen Albatross w/ Note!, Binarpilot, and Batsly Adams

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Doors 8 PM; Open mic 8:30 PM
721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY
$10 • All Ages • BYOB
RSVP: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/761956720482464/
Live broadcast: 
http://clip-stream.net/

Spring, sprang, sprung. These dope beats will help you ring  in the vernal equinox and shake you out of your winter hibernation. Let’s get wild !

(ง •̀_•́)ง ZEN ALBATROSS

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ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶) NOTE!

Note!, the alias of Christophe Richard from Brooklyn, New York, explores music through a lo-bit aesthetic and aims to prove that even the simplest square waves and white noise can be textured and crafted to create something far greater than the sum of their parts. Oh and you can dance to it. But bring extra AA batteries, please. http://note.bandcamp.com

\( ゚ヮ゚) BINÄRPILOT

Originally from the future, Binärpilot has gained underground notoriety for his support of piracy and outspoken criticism of the music industry. In fear of his work being corrupted by the pursuit of monetary rewards, he releases all his music for free and has stated he will continue to do so forever. True to this, all of his equipment and releases are paid for with donations from fans. http://binaerpilot.no

(⊐•̀⌂•́)⊐ Visuals by BATSLY ADAMS

electrical engineer by day – NES / genesis homebrew developer by night – hired goon 24hrs (ask for rates) http://www.batslyadams.com

Jun 16
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Newly excavated sonic relic from days gone by

Dec 21
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Some sonic prophecy for your doomsday listening pleasure ~*

Aug 20
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♬ ✈ Helping kick off the monobomb records ROUTE XIX tour this weekend in San Francisco with minusbaby, crashfaster, Trash80, + more. They’ll also be making stops in Cupertino, San Jose, Portland, and Seattle.

8bitSF and monobomb records are proud to present the Route XIX West Coast Tour, a collection of the finest artists in chip music. Our San Francisco stop is ground zero, with an absolutely massive lineup to keep you dancing and rocking all night long! ALL AGES! Tickets available NOW: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2012/08-26.html
Trash80 (los angeles) [http://trash80.com/]Trash80 captivates and entrances with his blend of soaring dance anthems and flawlessly executed club beats.minusbaby (new york) [http://minusbaby.com/]minusbaby smashes his love for type, patterns and limited palettes into a unique visual and musical language that pushes the boundaries of the art of bass (and how it moves asses).crashfaster (san francisco) [http://crashfaster.com/]crashfaster combines the gritty chip sounds of the Gameboy and NES with hard-hitting rock and synthetic and human vocals to form a completely original hybrid synth-pop-rock experience.Zen Albatross (new york) [http://zenalbatross.net/]Brooklyn’s Zen Albatross has explored & exploited the waveform synthesis capabilities of antiquated computer systems. His fearful obsession with technology as an ideological weapon is equaled only by his love of American craft beer.Slime Girls (san jose) [http://slimegirls.bandcamp.com/]Slime Girls are a distorted pulsewave assault of gameboys, guitars and energetic drums. Sometimes fast, lush and loud punk rock, other times melancholy surf jams, sometimes ever danceable ska, yet always tied together with an electronic wash of melodic chip music.Matthew Joseph Payne (oakland) [http://matthewjosephpayne.bandcamp.com/]One half of the unstoppable chiptune act The Glowing Stars, Matthew Joseph Payne creates a sound all his own with his chamber-chip-doom-folk solo project. DJ sets by TRΛCER (san francisco) [http://tracervision.com/]&Mr. Smith (san jose) [http://www.facebook.com/thedjmrsmith]

♬ ✈ Helping kick off the monobomb records ROUTE XIX tour this weekend in San Francisco with minusbaby, crashfaster, Trash80, + more. They’ll also be making stops in Cupertino, San Jose, Portland, and Seattle.

8bitSF and monobomb records are proud to present the Route XIX West Coast Tour, a collection of the finest artists in chip music. Our San Francisco stop is ground zero, with an absolutely massive lineup to keep you dancing and rocking all night long! 

ALL AGES! 

Tickets available NOW: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2012/08-26.html



Trash80 (los angeles) [http://trash80.com/]

Trash80 captivates and entrances with his blend of soaring dance anthems and flawlessly executed club beats.


minusbaby (new york) [http://minusbaby.com/]

minusbaby smashes his love for type, patterns and limited palettes into a unique visual and musical language that pushes the boundaries of the art of bass (and how it moves asses).


crashfaster (san francisco) [http://crashfaster.com/]

crashfaster combines the gritty chip sounds of the Gameboy and NES with hard-hitting rock and synthetic and human vocals to form a completely original hybrid synth-pop-rock experience.


Zen Albatross (new york) [http://zenalbatross.net/]

Brooklyn’s Zen Albatross has explored & exploited the waveform synthesis capabilities of antiquated computer systems. His fearful obsession with technology as an ideological weapon is equaled only by his love of American craft beer.


Slime Girls (san jose) [http://slimegirls.bandcamp.com/]

Slime Girls are a distorted pulsewave assault of gameboys, guitars and energetic drums. Sometimes fast, lush and loud punk rock, other times melancholy surf jams, sometimes ever danceable ska, yet always tied together with an electronic wash of melodic chip music.


Matthew Joseph Payne (oakland) [http://matthewjosephpayne.bandcamp.com/]

One half of the unstoppable chiptune act The Glowing Stars, Matthew Joseph Payne creates a sound all his own with his chamber-chip-doom-folk solo project. 

DJ sets by 

TRΛCER (san francisco) [http://tracervision.com/]
&
Mr. Smith (san jose) [http://www.facebook.com/thedjmrsmith]
May 29
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Mar 02
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Next week I’ll be playing two shows during the 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. These lineups are absolutely stacked with amazing performers, thanks in large part to friend and monobomb compatriot crashfaster, so if you’re in town for the conference, be sure to check them out:
8bitSF presents POW: Indie Music & Developers CollideTuesday, March 6th @ 8:00pmTickets: http://www.dnalounge.com/ calendar/2012/03-06.html$8 advance/$12 door/$5 with GDC Badge21+
RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/151961534920931/ 

In honor of the 2012 Game Developer’s Conference, 8bitSF [http://8bitsf.com/] is proud to present POW, a celebration of the indie spirit. POW is a colossal night of sound + vision, and features performances by some of the best acts in both gaming and chip music as well as demo tables and presentations by indie developers Polytron [http://polytroncorporation.com] (FEZ), Muteki Corporation [http://mutekicorp.com/] (Dragon Fantasy), Open Emotion Studios [http:// www.openemotionstudios.com/] (Revoltin’ Youth), Yobble[http://yobble.me/] (Air Guitar) and more!Live Performances by:VIRT aka Jake Kaufman [http://virt.bandcamp.com/] (Retro City Rampage, Bloodrayne: Betrayal)Freaky DNA aka Leonard J. Paul [http://videogameaudio.com/] (Retro City Rampage, NBA Jam 2010)Disasterpeace [http://disasterpeace.com/] (FEZ)minusbaby [http://minusbaby.com/] (BIT.TRIP FATE, Phone Story)crashfaster [http:// crashfaster.bandcamp.com/] (Dragon Fantasy)The Glowing Stars [http:// theglowingstars.bandcamp.co m/]Zen Albatross [http://zenalbatross.net/]A Rival [http:// blog.planetskill.com/]


8-BIT DOPE: GDC EditionFriday, March 9th @ 9PMMIST Ultra Club316 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
$12 At the door $9 w/ GDC pass
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/349686438394918/

The return of our big GDC underground party. Some the hottest 8-BIT acts from SF and around the world, mixed with thick, aggressive electro, enhanced by eye melting light & pop visuals. Hosted by DOPE, crashfaster and 8bitSF.
featuring performances by…
Trash80 (8bitpeoples, LA) - Dreamy melodies & driving dance anthems
minusbaby (monobomb, NYC) - Equatorial beats, ass-rattling bass and progressive grooves
crashfaster (monobomb, SF) - High-energy electro pop layered with moody robotic vocals
dj medic (DOPE, SF) - Nu-disco to electro to giant robots, a tight mix of pop, flow and education
Zen Albatross (monobomb, NYC) - Infectious beats and marching, apocalyptic sonic destruction
E.N. Cowell (monobomb, SF) - Dirty, teeth-rattling electro house filtered to crunchy perfection
Space Town Savior (SD) - Massive, trance-inspired, dance floor smashers
Starpause (hexawe, SF) - Manical IDM beats meet lo-fi electro sleaze in a robot porno
Lighting and Visuals by FUTURE WEAPONS and VJ duplesiX
For a taste of what these kids are bringing to your ears, check out our rundown:http://dope415.com/8-bit-dope-the-revenge-of-chipscene

Next week I’ll be playing two shows during the 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. These lineups are absolutely stacked with amazing performers, thanks in large part to friend and monobomb compatriot crashfaster, so if you’re in town for the conference, be sure to check them out:

8bitSF presents POW: Indie Music & Developers Collide
Tuesday, March 6th @ 8:00pm
Tickets: http://www.dnalounge.com/ calendar/2012/03-06.html
$8 advance/$12 door/$5 with GDC Badge
21+

RSVP:  https://www.facebook.com/events/151961534920931/ 

In honor of the 2012 Game Developer’s Conference, 8bitSF [http://8bitsf.com/] is proud to present POW, a celebration of the indie spirit. POW is a colossal night of sound + vision, and features performances by some of the best acts in both gaming and chip music as well as demo tables and presentations by indie developers Polytron [http://polytroncorporation.com] (FEZ), Muteki Corporation [http://mutekicorp.com/] (Dragon Fantasy), Open Emotion Studios [http:// www.openemotionstudios.com/] (Revoltin’ Youth), Yobble
[http://yobble.me/] (Air Guitar) and more!

Live Performances by:

VIRT aka Jake Kaufman [http://virt.bandcamp.com/] (Retro City Rampage, Bloodrayne: Betrayal)

Freaky DNA aka Leonard J. Paul [http://videogameaudio.com/] (Retro City Rampage, NBA Jam 2010)

Disasterpeace [http://disasterpeace.com/] (FEZ)

minusbaby [http://minusbaby.com/] (BIT.TRIP FATE, Phone Story)

crashfaster [http:// crashfaster.bandcamp.com/] (Dragon Fantasy)

The Glowing Stars [http:// theglowingstars.bandcamp.co m/]

Zen Albatross [http://zenalbatross.net/]

A Rival [http:// blog.planetskill.com/]

8-BIT DOPE: GDC Edition
Friday, March 9th @ 9PM
MIST Ultra Club
316 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

$12 At the door $9 w/ GDC pass

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/349686438394918/

The return of our big GDC underground party. Some the hottest 8-BIT acts from SF and around the world, mixed with thick, aggressive electro, enhanced by eye melting light & pop visuals. Hosted by DOPE, crashfaster and 8bitSF.

featuring performances by…

Trash80 (8bitpeoples, LA) - Dreamy melodies & driving dance anthems

minusbaby (monobomb, NYC) - Equatorial beats, ass-rattling bass and progressive grooves

crashfaster (monobomb, SF) - High-energy electro pop layered with moody robotic vocals

dj medic (DOPE, SF) - Nu-disco to electro to giant robots, a tight mix of pop, flow and education

Zen Albatross (monobomb, NYC) - Infectious beats and marching, apocalyptic sonic destruction

E.N. Cowell (monobomb, SF) - Dirty, teeth-rattling electro house filtered to crunchy perfection

Space Town Savior (SD) - Massive, trance-inspired, dance floor smashers

Starpause (hexawe, SF) - Manical IDM beats meet lo-fi electro sleaze in a robot porno

Lighting and Visuals by FUTURE WEAPONS and VJ duplesiX

For a taste of what these kids are bringing to your ears, check out our rundown:
http://dope415.com/8-bit-dope-the-revenge-of-chipscene

Jan 31
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[NYC] 2.3.12 // BinAural Visual @ Vaudeville Park - n0izmkr + Invaderbacca, paris + outpt, Zen Albatross + Chromacle
I’ll be doing an audiovisual drone/noise performance this Friday at Vaudeville Park in Brooklyn. This will be all-new, mostly improvised material in collaboration with SaraBee on cello and Chromacle on visuals. Details below:
##I/O Chip Music presents
 BinAural Visual@ Vaudeville Park February 3 2011 730pm $7 n0izmkr + invaderbaccahttp://nicolecarrollmusic.com/http://invaderbacca.tumblr.com/ n0izmkr performs structured improvisational noise sets, incorporating  circuit bent instruments, handmade synthesizers, custom midi  controllers, environmental samples, and a contact mic orchestra.  invaderbacca sees the colors that nobody sees. his approach to  visualizing the sounds surrounding him is almost sonic itself in nature,  whether he’s creating frenetic glitchnes sets or his own  spasmodic video blasts. outpt + parishttp://outptandparis.com/ outpt+paris present drum & space: an audio/visual performance  telling the story of a future space traveller as she looks to trade the  safety of her home world for the furthest regions of the universe. the  set is a high energy mix of analog beats, digitized vocals, and  coordinated visuals. zen albatross + chromaclehttp://zenalbatross.net/ zen albatross creates colossal obelisks of sound using antiquated  computer consoles. for this performance, tape loops and improvised  electronics expand and disintegrate the usual rhythmic constructs into a  surreal stream of carefully sustained drones and noise. the set will be  accompanied by sarabee on cello and chromacle on visuals. Vaudeville Park 26 Bushwick Ave (corner of Bushwick and Devoe St) Brooklyn, NY 11211 L train to Graham Ave Google Map: http://brk.to/o9aRSVPvaudevillepark.org##

[NYC] 2.3.12 // BinAural Visual @ Vaudeville Park - n0izmkr + Invaderbacca, paris + outpt, Zen Albatross + Chromacle

I’ll be doing an audiovisual drone/noise performance this Friday at Vaudeville Park in Brooklyn. This will be all-new, mostly improvised material in collaboration with SaraBee on cello and Chromacle on visuals. Details below:

##
I/O Chip Music

presents

BinAural Visual
@ Vaudeville Park

February 3 2011
730pm
$7

n0izmkr + invaderbacca
http://nicolecarrollmusic.com/
http://invaderbacca.tumblr.com/

n0izmkr performs structured improvisational noise sets, incorporating circuit bent instruments, handmade synthesizers, custom midi controllers, environmental samples, and a contact mic orchestra. invaderbacca sees the colors that nobody sees. his approach to visualizing the sounds surrounding him is almost sonic itself in nature, whether he’s creating frenetic glitchnes sets or his own spasmodic video blasts.


outpt + paris
http://outptandparis.com/

outpt+paris present drum & space: an audio/visual performance telling the story of a future space traveller as she looks to trade the safety of her home world for the furthest regions of the universe. the set is a high energy mix of analog beats, digitized vocals, and coordinated visuals.


zen albatross + chromacle
http://zenalbatross.net/

zen albatross creates colossal obelisks of sound using antiquated computer consoles. for this performance, tape loops and improvised electronics expand and disintegrate the usual rhythmic constructs into a surreal stream of carefully sustained drones and noise. the set will be accompanied by sarabee on cello and chromacle on visuals.


Vaudeville Park
26 Bushwick Ave
(corner of Bushwick and Devoe St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

L train to Graham Ave

Google Map: http://brk.to/o9a
RSVP
vaudevillepark.org
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Jan 11
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Post-MAGFest Recap + Taking Game Boy Orders

We’re all still coming down from MAGFest last weekend and as expected, this year was the best it’s ever been. All the chip concerts exceeded expectations, and I was especially pleased to see the legendary Jake “Virt” Kaufman — pink hair, glowsticks and all — back on stage after a few years of MIA. Seeing Nobuo Uematsu and his band Earthbound Papas was also a life-altering experience. Original Sound Version did a nice recap of all this and more with photos, and Chip Music Chronicle caught pretty much everything on video.

Also great was the surprising amount of interest in modded Game Boys. Stock is nearly wiped clean for the moment, but due to the demand I’ve decided to begin accepting orders via email until I can get some sort of online shop set up. If you’re not the soldering type and are interested in backlit/prosounded DMG’s, don’t hesitate to contact me with requests. 

See you at MAGFest X+1.