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April 2018 Retro Gaming Article


April 25, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

The new self-titled album from chiptune artist 8 Bit Weapon taxes a Gameboy's cpu with magnificent results

8 Bit Weapon's self titled album
Treat yourself to some fun electronic dance music made from gameboys and Commodore 64s!
The beauty of independent music is it's freedom. The artists make the rules. When you embrace this freedom and your instruments of choice are vintage computers and video game consoles, the results are pretty amazing. 8 Bit Weapon has a solid history of creating chiptune music and have released well over a dozen albums in a variety of different styles.

Their latest self titled album, 8 Bit Weapon, uses a Game Boy and Commodore 64 to achieve a driving beat across the album's seven tacks. I love this album's intensity. It takes my love of chiptunes and melds it wonderfully with a beat that makes me want to get up and dance (presuming I dance - I do not), but it's a great album.

This is an exciting release and I marvel at 8 Bit Weapon's ability to generate music from my favorite game consoles. Where I button-mash and hum a theme song, they extract the coolest sounds, turning them into a powerful album. We highly recommend buying a copy of their self-titled album 8 Bit Weapon at Bandcamp! Support independent music!

From the 8 Bit Weapon website:
This new album is the result of sound experiments created via Classic 1989 Game Boy that began in 2015 and ended in March of 2017. We sought to explore the outer reaches of the Game Boy's 8-bit CPU/4-bit sound chip, especially it's dynamic wave channel sound manipulation capacity. Towards the end of the production cycle we added Commodore 64 synth bass and other sounds to round out the albums sound. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor!

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