Occasionally I’ll encounter a chip album that attempts to emulate another genre as accurately as possible while giving it that retro Je ne sais quois that nails it so precisely that it can improve on the genre as a whole for me. The Masquerade has obtained that status in my mind, next to another 8bitpeople’s release, AMU’s Diamond. Quality, quality work. Check them both out if you enjoy house/electro.
In about four hours, I’m going to begin relocating our equipment to our new office on the south side of Madison, WI! I’m really looking to being set up in the new digs, and think this new space will bring some interesting innovations to the table in terms of new products. Go check out the shop!
I’ve opted to move back to a less heavily customized theme to allow for quicker editing in the future. I’m doing this to save time on web editing work in the hopes I’ll be able to invest it on more engaging projects. Feel free to tell me if you hate it. =)
I just had a Super NES cartridge somehow telepathically read my mind and glitch out to appease me. I was loaned a copy of Super Mario All Stars yesterday. I cleaned out the cartridge with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip just a few minutes ago, because it wasn’t working when I had received it. I loaded up Mario 2, thinking instantly of how awesome the ending credits are. Three or four minutes into the game, not even out of the first level, I throw down a potion, step through a portal and bzzzzt, orange, pixellated screen, and the audio from this point on at the video attached starts playing from about 26 seconds in. The exact song I had thought of just a few minutes ago.
TL;DR – 4 minutes into game, console said OHSHIYOUWIN and gave me my prize.
The consoles. They love me, and I love them.
I made a run to Dig & Save today @ opening time, 10:00 AM, and had some really great finds! I’ll be updating our rewards section for Kickstarter backers shortly to include some exciting new ideas.
I wanted to take this opportunity to give a quick shout out to Robin, one of the Dig & Save regulars. I see him most mornings I stop by around 10 o’clock. Hi, Robin!
Add subdomain http://kickstarter.nonfinite.org – this subdomain will forward to my current kickstarter.
Record and upload promo video to youtube featuring new additions and progress.
I’ve been working on a mixed media art project based on the animated classic, The Snowman, for the past several weeks, and will be opening a kickstarter later on today to help fund this process. The primary output of this project will be 30-ish minutes of all new, never before heard Nonfinite material. Along the way, we’re going to do a lot of recording, exploring,and experimentation, and our backers will be able to see it all. We’re going after total transparency here. About a week into the kickstarter, we’ll be hosting a live feed so you, the listener, the fan, the jerk…whoever you are, can log in, see what’s up and say hi. Stay tuned for more info!
I’m going to head over to the Pacific Northwest after my December 14th show in St. Louis and hang with you Seattle folks for a bit. I’ve just been confirmed for a set in Seattle on the 21st with a couple other performers as well. Check out the tour dates page for updates!
Before I head out on the road, we’re going to crank out a few mods for those of you that ordered from the shop recently. Expect some slick new backlit DMGs and Pockets in your mailboxes, REAL soon.
I’m organizing a compilation focusing on rewrites of the classic NES game, Super Mario Bros. Covers will be written using the same sound chip as the original tracks: the 2A03.
If you’re a chipmusician and know your way around Famitracker or MCK, head over to chipmusic.org and sign up.
My live set with El is a Sound of Joy is now available for free download. The set was recorded in Chicago on October 4th. It’s a departure from my normal work: Quick and dirty experimental dance with two percussionists, a slew of circuit bent instruments, and a saxophonist all backing me on nanoloop 2.x.
Like I said: experimental. I hope you like it!
Click the album art or Grab it here!