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Options October 24, 2017: Volume 25: Chiptunes Du Jour
Bleeps, blips and bloops from the Free Music Archive

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Johnnie Bismarck and the Fillings  Do The Jelly Donut   Options Audio Cookbook  Free Music Archive  CC0   
UncleBibby  Jangus (Inspired by Toejam & Earl)   Options Free Music Project, Vol 1  loveandtonicrecords  CC BY  0:01:47 (Pop‑up)
Skweee Perry  Synthemania Riddim   Options Skweee Inna Dancehall  Ancient Robot  CC BY-NC-SA  0:03:58 (Pop‑up)
Irisu Syndrome  About 10 Hours Looking At The Ceiling (Azureflux Arrange)   Options Pocket Boy  Enough Records  CC BY-NC-SA  0:08:16 (Pop‑up)
Visager  Winter Village   Options Songs From An Unmade World 2  Visager  CC BY  0:10:41 (Pop‑up)
mathgrant  Space Blocks   Options Dork Is Yes!  ccCommunity  CC BY-NC-SA  0:11:48 (Pop‑up)
Captive Portal  Some Sort of Secret Level   Options Laughing Turkeys EP  Kittenrock  CC BY-SA  0:14:17 (Pop‑up)
RoccoW & xyce  De Jongens Met de Zwarte Schoenen   Options Single  Self Released  CC BY-SA  0:15:39 (Pop‑up)
Skip  HyperSpaceAdventure   Options HyperSpaceAdventure  Enough Records  CC BY-NC-SA  0:18:02 (Pop‑up)
Goto80  Square and Enjoy   Options Open Funk Sores  Enough Records  CC BY-NC-SA  0:23:39 (Pop‑up)
505  Aeh   Options Relix (1996-2013)  Enough Records  CC BY-NC-SA  0:24:39 (Pop‑up)
Edward Shallow  Fractal Crook   Options Hippodichotomous  Edward Shallow  CC BY-NC-SA  0:28:46 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Frederic Lardon feat Laura Palmée 

Dans la piscine   Options

Jazz à la cool pour les vacances sur la plage ou à la montagne 

Frederic Lardon feat Laura Palmée 


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Dorothy's Magic Bag  Science Fiction Man   Options Viva La Revolution!  8bitpeoples  CC BY-NC-ND  0:34:31 (Pop‑up)
Pocketmaster  Vorwaerts   Options #010010  Da ! Heard It Records  CC BY-NC-ND  0:37:33 (Pop‑up)
sawsquarenoise  OST 02 Splash   Options RottenMage SpaceJacked OST  sawsquarenoise  CC BY  0:39:31 (Pop‑up)
Rolemusic  Another beep beek beer please   Options gig's n' contest  Rolemusic  CC BY  0:42:53 (Pop‑up)
jonas the plugexpert  Tjipdeuntje   Options Dertien  jonas the plugexpert  CC BY-NC-SA  0:45:33 (Pop‑up)
Lately Kind of Yeah  恐怖 [Kǒngbù]   Options Veldt  Vulpiano Records  CC BY-NC-ND  0:48:24 (Pop‑up)
Multifaros  Laser Party   Options Epiq EP  Enough Records  CC BY-NC-SA  0:49:37 (Pop‑up)
SKGB  I Circuit-Bent My Brain   Options The Worst Music EP  loveandtonicrecords  CC BY-SA  0:52:41 (Pop‑up)
BoxCat Games  Mt Fox Shop   Options Nameless: The Hackers RPG Soundtrack  BoxCat Games  CC BY  0:54:36 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Podington Bear 

60's Quiz Show   Options

Bon Voyage 

Music for Video 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Cheyenne and all! Looking forward to the blips and bleeps! Will remind me of the mighty Liz Berg!
  3:01pm Listener Robert:

Oh. I thought it was going to sound like chipmunk records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Cheyenne and party animals
Avatar 3:02pm Cheyenne:

Howdy, party animals & humans!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm listener james from westwood:

@Listener Robert: And that in turn would evoke the mighty Amanda Nazario!
Avatar 3:06pm Sem Chumbo:

Hello, Cheyenne, partying listeners, the mildly curious.
Avatar 3:06pm northguineahills:

For reasons unbeknowst to Cthulhu, I've never asked what the Comments field abreviations stand for.

Digging Skwee Perry.
Avatar 3:07pm Cheyenne:

@northguineahills the abbreviations are Creative Commons licenses that are affiliated with each track! You can find out more here: freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar 3:09pm Cheyenne:

(exclamation points for excitement, not to scold, btw). Creative Commons licenses are the foundation for FMA's infrastructure & sharing philosophy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Doug Schulkind:

The FMA is glistening, partly!
Avatar 3:11pm Cheyenne:

Howdy Doug!
Avatar 3:11pm northguineahills:

Thanks Cheyenne, time to go back to work, see you on the other side (or at least that monitor).
Avatar 3:12pm Cheyenne:

NP, northguineahills, happy trails!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm doctorjazz:

Hi, time to pah-ty!
Avatar 3:13pm Cheyenne:

Ahoy drjazz!
  3:15pm herrprof:

yay kittenrock!
  3:16pm melinda:

Hi frenz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Webhamster Henry:

Square waves a plenty!
Avatar 3:16pm Cheyenne:

Howdy herrprof & melinda! Thanks for coming by!
Avatar 3:17pm Cheyenne:

yep, webhamster. maybe chiptune should've been called squarewave..?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Stanley:

Hello friends, fiends and fronds
  3:19pm herrprof:

i helped curate the first year of fma stuff, super happy to see that people still like this junk.
Avatar 3:20pm Cheyenne:

Well... at least I do. And thank you for your service!!!
  3:21pm herrprof:

Thank you for burning up the airwaves!
Avatar 3:22pm Cheyenne:

Thanks for listening :)
  3:22pm herrprof:

no thank you
  3:24pm bad.surge:

yesss, Goto80
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Webhamster Henry:

Do you know if any of these are done on original lo-fi hardware? This one sounds authentic!
Avatar 3:27pm Cheyenne:

This guy, 505, specialized in Atari chiptunes so I'm guessing yes - but I'm sure quite a few use synthesized/sampled sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm listener james from westwood:

Freeform radio is not a one-player game. Drop your quarters in the pledge widget to give WFMU an extra life!
Avatar 3:34pm northguineahills:

w00h00!, I'm back for moar!
Avatar 3:34pm Cheyenne:

For anyone interested in the Visager interview: freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar 3:35pm Cheyenne:

Also, thanks James for the comment - it's definitely a multiplayer affair!
Avatar 3:35pm northguineahills:

Can't wait for beer o'clock!
  3:36pm herrprof:

@webhamster - lots of it is! Goto80 does a lot of his music on the commodore 64 for example. There are a bunch of modern tools that lets you sound authentic using plugins like chipsounds, or programs that lets you work on a modern computer but render to something that can play on vintage hardware like famitracker.
Avatar 3:42pm Cheyenne:

@herrprof that is super interesting! thank you for sharing
Avatar 3:43pm Cheyenne:

this one's for you, @northguineahills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Stanley:

Funny stuff this chipmunk music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm Webhamster Henry:

The restricted capability of the SID chip is akin to strictures on poetry, like sonnets and haiku.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Stanley:

..but strangely hypnotic.
Avatar 3:45pm Cheyenne:

I think it's amazing how much emotion and depth can be conveyed with such a limited palette of sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm listener james from westwood:

Limits spark creativity!
  3:47pm herrprof:

also makes you really learn your instrument! :D
Avatar 3:47pm northguineahills:

Thanks Cheyenne! One of my old good friends, Glomag, is a pioneer of the old chiptune genre. I know either you or someone else on the GTDS stream played him and posted a link to his latest album. (I've been out of touch since leaving NYC).
Avatar 3:50pm Cheyenne:

'twasn't me, but that's awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Cheyenne and party people!
Avatar 3:53pm Cheyenne:

Hi KenFHP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Webhamster Henry:

@ngh My daughter and I just did a project with Glomag yesterday, but not in the Glomag mode, in the grade-z horror movie mode.
Avatar 3:55pm Sem Chumbo:

Today's show has been a delight! Thanks, Cheyenne.
Avatar 3:55pm Cheyenne:

Thanks Sem for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm listener james from westwood:

Always a fun ride but especially loved this sampler!
Avatar 3:58pm northguineahills:

@Webmaster Henry: awesome, yeah, his latest album is all horror movie soundtracks. Thanks Cheyenne!
  3:59pm melinda:

Great show!
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