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Le Bouquet Magique

This is another arrangement of a video game, but this time I wrote the original, as a Nintendo-compatible authentic chiptune, and then later turned it into this by improvising on piano, and sending it to my dear friend Jeff to play violin over it. My job BEST JOB OF WORLD.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 5:13 AM on September 18, 2015 (2 comments)

Proto Man: An Empty Home

It is tradition among my people to collect 8-bit chiptune soundtracks that contain brilliant music, and learn and arrange them so that others may find joy in their melodic beauty!
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 8:06 AM on September 1, 2015 (12 comments)

THE PATRIOTS

A campy, '60s-superhero-show theme for a video game I recently scored!
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 8:53 AM on August 15, 2015 (17 comments)

Singing in the Shower on the 4th of July

I got a new headset mic (like for Skype calls) and wanted to test it out. Not bad! Anyway, happy BBQ and Beer day tomorrow, if you're in the US! Or hell, even if you're not!
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 5:19 PM on July 3, 2015 (4 comments)

Weapons Up (Double Dragon Mixtape: The Mixtape)

A full-length extended version of the 10 second snippet that I had previously made for the game, Double Dragon Neon. I wrote the full version recently after my car was broken into, and I was visited by a very friendly and helpful LA County policewoman.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 1:47 PM on April 7, 2015 (3 comments)

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet f/ Skrillex - One Note Samba (1968, RARE!!)

Long considered a forgotten masterpiece, this meeting of master jazz artists took place almost 50 years ago in Munich, leaving the audience speechless. Features Skrillex on the Wobble Bass, James Moody on flute, and Lalo Schifrin on piano
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 8:43 PM on April 1, 2015 (11 comments)

The Artichoke King

I figured everyone could use some cheering up lately, and I happen to have a vast surplus of happiness and love to share, not least because of this handsome unit. Nugget has inspired countless other tracks of mine over the years, and now he's starring in his very own album, a free-if-you-want compilation on Bandcamp, with (optional) donations going directly to the Child's Play charity to help sick kids. Good boy, Nugget!!! Created with FamiTracker (this song will play exactly as you hear it on an unmodified Nintendo Entertainment System console, if you happen to have a homebrew flash cartridge)
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 12:41 AM on April 25, 2013 (1 comment)

FX4 - Weapon

I haven't posted any chip music here in a while, and I've run my fool mouth in several recent chiptune-related posts. So I figured it was time to demonstrate that I still have NO clue what I'm talking about! Here, this is what I am doing with the Nintendo Entertainment System lately. It's a song from a concept album about a gay time-travelling vampire.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 7:05 PM on June 18, 2012 (4 comments)

Yummy (Electronugget Mix)

A grooving house remix I did of my own track from the ultra-upbeat original soundtrack of my latest game project, Mighty Switch Force (3DS eShop).
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 5:02 PM on December 22, 2011 (4 comments)

GOLFSAUCE

I thought I'd cross-post this here, since it's hard to hear 50's television / Ren and Stimpy style "light music" without feeling at least a little bit better about your day. PLUS, it's the latest in my series of songs I've written for my dog, and there's a happy story to go along with it.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 5:00 PM on November 30, 2010 (24 comments)

Lorem Ipsum

A hypothetical j-rock anime theme song using a simulated choir, simulated singer, simulated orchestra, simulated drums, but very real guitar and bass -- it is at least somewhat rooted in reality, as is the well-known passage that serves as the lyrics.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 1:12 PM on April 29, 2009 (13 comments)

Turbo Nugget

I have a problem: I can't stop writing songs for my beloved puggle. Turbo Nugget is what we call it when he can't take the excitement and sprints a few dozen laps around the house, followed by a nap. I felt this was best expressed in chiptune form.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 9:39 AM on March 5, 2009 (9 comments)

Nuts on the Go

Hi! I was trying to calibrate my microphone in an iso booth (okay, okay, a walk-in closet) and my hyperactive puppy was all like "NO! PLAY WITH ME! HEY! I AM NUGGET! HEY!" So I took him in the closet with me, sang a song to entertain him (he sat quietly, tilting his head, possibly terrified), then set it to music.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 2:11 PM on November 15, 2008 (6 comments)

Blast Off Forever

Since there's a chiptune thread going on, I figured I'd show y'all that Game Boys don't have all the fun! Here's one of the tracks I performed at last year's Blip Festival, written under the constraints of the Neo Geo arcade system -- very much a classic "chiptune" machine, even though it featured snazzy FM synthesis and limited PCM waveform data.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 12:31 PM on August 19, 2008 (11 comments)

Staring at My Spaceship

I get to perform this as part of my set at Blip Festival in NYC next week - essentially the Woodstock of chiptunes / 8-bit / video game music.
This was written out of intense affection for my EVE Online playing nerd girl (a soft orchestral arrangement of it is going to be our wedding processional, awww) and was released on 8bitpeoples' 8BP050 compilation CD. I've spruced it up with some orchestration for the show. Come rock with me if you're local -- I'd love to meet my fellow mefimusicians and introduce more people to the chiptune scene. It's pure love and fun.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 1:56 AM on November 22, 2007 (11 comments)

Sock Patterns

An unapologetically cheesy Michael/Janet Jackson style 90s epic pop song. I just got a new main synthesizer (Yamaha Motif XS) and per tradition, when I get a new piece of gear, I write a new "demo song" with it. Everything you hear is coming out of this insane keyboard in one pass, no external processing! DON'T hit play if you're opposed to sugary Teddy Riley style swing, you'll be nauseated. I'm an equal opportunity nostalgist! :(
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 7:33 PM on April 15, 2007 (13 comments)

FX3 - Thrash

As mentioned previously, I write chiptunes. This Thursday through Sunday in NYC there will be a gigantic concert called Blip Festival where I'll join 32 other chiptunists in a massive orgy of squarewaves and nostalgia.
I'm playing Thursday at 8, and will be doing stuff similar to this song - my niche is "chip metal". But there will be dudes from all over the world playing everything from happy lighthearted stuff to floor-pounding dance music.
I'm practically pissing myself with excitement since half these guys are idols of mine. Oh man oh man.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 12:23 PM on November 26, 2006 (6 comments)

Dracula Man X2 Alpha Turbo

Awesome stuff, guys. I'll represent retro/chip music: I'm involved in the niche hobby of writing new music with old videogame hardware. The music you are hearing was programmed in notepad using a TurboGrafx 16 (PC Engine). It's meant to combine Capcom and Konami videogame soundtracks of the late 80s, hence the weird title. I perform this music live in NYC, with guitars and lasers. I got awesome advice on Ask MeFi about how to get my equipment to shows, and as thanks I'll share my stuff with whoever might enjoy it. More of it is at my site, and my friends who also do this share it also.
posted to MeFi Music by jake at 12:10 PM on June 30, 2006 (28 comments)

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