tags: 8bit, chiptune, hipster, mainstream

category: general [glöplog]
Oh, and the main point: I don't like people liking bad music simply because it is of one particular genre or style. Bad music is bad music, good music is good music.

..and Sander has leading anyway. :)
added on the 2010-03-13 19:16:06 by gloom gloom
the type of "chiptune" that would get mainstream has little/nothing to do with the demoscene anyway - a nintendo vst making some bleeps and bloops with a woman singing/shouting over the top. the demoscene is about technical prowess, individuality, creativity. pop music is about image, cheese and accessibility. i think a pure sid song or amiga chiptune won't ever get into the charts for that reason (and instrumentals are rarely as popular as vocal music anyway).

maybe proper tracked/"sceney" chiptunes could grow into a reasonably-sized genre (like dubstep or metal - the sounds wouldn't appeal to most chart-listeners but they are still popular genres), but whether any of us really want that to happen (or care either way) is doubtful imho.
added on the 2010-03-13 23:18:59 by ant1 ant1
2002 called - they want their chiptune-inspired club music trend back.
added on the 2010-03-13 23:43:25 by uncle-x uncle-x
Good that im listening to stuff noone else listens to...
added on the 2010-03-14 00:04:04 by Exin Exin
I always chuckle when I hear the word "creativity." Frankly, guys?
added on the 2010-03-14 10:56:40 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Exin: probably animal noises or some wierd shit? :P
Also: I think it's pretty far-fetched to claim that chiptunes are mainstream. A few ripped phrases in a Nelly Furtado-song doesn't make the genre itself mainstream/trendy :)
added on the 2010-03-14 13:04:40 by gloom gloom
close this thread plz, the real avantgarde (muhahaha) is discussing the topic on twitter now!
added on the 2010-03-14 13:19:00 by havoc havoc
crosbow: Old Cartoon and anime musics from italy, spain and france.
added on the 2010-03-14 17:04:39 by Exin Exin
Also: I think it's pretty far-fetched to claim that chiptunes are mainstream. A few ripped phrases in a Nelly Furtado-song doesn't make the genre itself mainstream/trendy :)

Have you heard of this little band called CYRSTAL CASTELS?
added on the 2010-03-14 17:14:05 by okkie okkie
and slagsmalklubben?

Boss for president! Arf arf!
added on the 2010-03-14 17:14:51 by okkie okkie
pssst, its Crystal Castles.
added on the 2010-03-14 17:15:46 by Exin Exin
that's what i said!
added on the 2010-03-14 17:16:09 by okkie okkie
Whatever. I like these better http://nacho.cps.unizar.es/exincastillos/
added on the 2010-03-14 17:19:09 by Exin Exin
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added on the 2010-03-14 17:24:16 by okkie okkie
mainstream or not, chiptunes still are annoying and cause headaches!
blasphemer, burn him at the stake!
added on the 2010-03-14 17:42:49 by keito keito
maali secretly has a jazz music fetish
added on the 2010-03-15 09:09:19 by earx earx
sure, miles davis > chiptunes
Kind of Bloop > miles davis > chiptunes
added on the 2010-03-16 01:54:58 by arlen arlen
added on the 2010-03-16 08:06:44 by 24 24
But really, I think the major difference in how "true chip" and "nu-chip" sound comes from the attitude towards the sound. In the former, you aim at using the chip efficiently to create rich sound, but in the latter, one just enjoys the "bleeps and bloops" in the rough way how they come out, with no intent for musical or technical elaboration.

I mention this difference (of "optimalism" vs "reductivism") in my recent text at http://www.pelulamu.net/countercomplex/computationally-minimal-art/.
pwp = ?
added on the 2010-03-16 08:12:08 by 24 24
If that wasn't a rhetorical question, try the search box on the main page.