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March 28, 2023 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Defrag your brain and pipeline the instruction set of your soul with Personal Computer, the most recent heavy-as-balls chiptune metal album from the always-excellent (and MeFi's Own) Master Boot Record.

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posted by cortex (11 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
This is awesome.

Chiptune metal has come a long way since the days of metallica mod files.
posted by kaibutsu at 10:58 AM on March 28 [3 favorites]

This is really good.
posted by mhoye at 11:24 AM on March 28

Is it in the right ballpark to call this baroque music?

I've played his albums so often as bicycle ride soundtracks. You certainly get where you're going.
posted by Acari at 12:18 PM on March 28

If you enjoy this, be sure to check out their other project KEYGEN CHURCH. It's very similar but incorporates (presumably synthesized) pipe organ. (It also reminds me a lot of the soundtrack for Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, a soundtrack that absolutely nails the very niche setting of the game and one of my favorite soundtracks.)
posted by ElKevbo at 1:43 PM on March 28 [6 favorites]

Oh, so nice. I love MBR. I think I have all their albums off Bandcamp. This one is fantastic.
posted by jzb at 1:57 PM on March 28

Ok, I've listened to a lot more of it. I think we finally have an answer to the question so many of us have been asking: what if Yngwie Malmsteen became both a Commodore 64 and also - and this is more of a stretch - a musician?
posted by mhoye at 2:18 PM on March 28 [2 favorites]

listening now. What do the track titles mean?
posted by rebent at 5:38 PM on March 28

What do the track titles mean?

Those were model numbers of Intel CPUs back in the day, and p.s. you're on my lawn.
posted by mhoye at 5:51 PM on March 28 [2 favorites]

I program my home computer

Beam myself into the future
posted by cybrcamper at 5:59 PM on March 28

Gates and Jobs were born in '55 so they were perfectly placed to pioneer the consumerization of PCs . . . for me, the PC wave hit in the late 70s, when I was in junior high, so I feel we matured together : )

in the 1980s we saw the 286 & 386 / 68000 ~ 68030, 1990s saw the 486, Pentiums / 68040 & PowerPCs . . . then it's been all downhill since . . . this M1 MacBook Air I'm typing this on is not qualitatively different from the ├╝ber-cool Powerbook 540c/550c I was drooling over back in '94

even software-wise Windows 2k & System 8.6 were the apotheosis of the PC operating systems, everything's been a cascade of crap since . . . the day Byte died in 1998 . . . we've been running on fumes since . . .
posted by Heywood Mogroot III at 7:57 PM on March 28 [1 favorite]

I was just wondering when the new album would be out . . . Yay!!!
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 10:42 AM on March 29

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