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November 2015 Retro Gaming Article


November 28, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Inverse Phase uses some of my favorite computers & video game consoles to create chiptunes

Inverse Phase Chiptunes As a budding guitarist, I used absurd volume levels to compensate for my sparse talent. When it came to playing Asteroids, however, I discovered I had enough talent to play cheerfully on a quarter for more time than most of my peers. Alas, neither my guitar or fire-button-finger led to career opportunities. In fact, it never occurred to me that these two passions had a considerable crossover.

Not everyone suffered this divide. Chiptune musician's like Inverse Phase, have been creating music with the consoles and computers that brought Asteroids into my home.

I came to love the sounds of Nintendo's NES from the various games I played. As I became more interested in chiptunes, it surprised me how much sound could be unleashed from that little gray box. I'm fascinated by musicians who can infuse the sound pallets of various computers and consoles into amazing original works.

Check out Inverse Phase's music. He brings a lot of drive and originality to the genre of sounds I came to love through video games. His website links to streaming and purchasing sites for his albums and singles. He's creating some really great tracks that take me back to my early gaming days, with depth and cool beats. He's also an experienced video game composer.

His track, In the Error Tonight, on Chiplust, brought me back to my Friday night ritual of shutting out the world as I watched Miami Vice. :) Great music with great memories!

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