The album ‘Out of Memory’ by Zalza depicts an exciting time between the late 70’s until the early 90’s when the personal computer rapidly turned into a multi-billion dollar industry.
Youngsters assembled computers from parts in their garage and met at computer clubs showing off what cool things they could do with software and hardware. It was a time when anything seemed possible.
Today the personal computer is an essential part of our everyday lives.
Each track on the full-length 14 track album is composed to bring out the sound of computers - The chipset, terminals, modem dial-ups, disk drives and sounds from gaming consoles is intent on bringing you there.
Here Zalza brings out his true feelings in subtle and soaring melodies, heavy beats and ingredients of computer noise.
Inspiration comes from vintage computer documentaries, 80’s synthesizer and TV themes, 80’s sci-fi blockbusters and current TV-series like Halt And Catch Fire, Mr. Robot and Stranger Things.
“I wanted to make an album with a sound inspired by computers and to capture the feeling of excitement in my childhood when I first got into computers. Genre-wise for this album I’ve taken a step from pure ‘chiptune’ to a SynthWave style enabling a broader sound image - But I’ve maintained the core I’ve had in my previous chiptune albums. The whole project has been a blast.” - Zalza
In a sense Out of Memory is a lot like an old disk drive, filled with memories from Zalza’s childhood that almost had been forgotten. Now he is ready to bring those nostalgic memories back to life, so buckle up and enjoy the journey!
Alexander Bulér aka Zalza is a Swedish chiptune musician. He’s been active in the computer music scene since 1997 and is a part of the demogroup Titan. His compositions are acknowledged in productions by Razor 1911 and Data Airlines (The Knife Tribute EP). Residing in Stockholm Zalza enjoys life and besides chip music he craves vintage computer games and any sound that can be made into music. Zalza has released a full length album, a couple of ep’s and has given YouTube such classics as the 2204355 Chicken Man meme.
Video Game Music has always had a special place in my heart.
When I was about six years old my dad got me my first console; the NES and ever since then I fell in love, not only with the games but with the music as well.
So here’s my very first Original Video Game album! :)
A mix of emulated retro console Chipsounds (Gameboy, NES, Snes, Genesis, Commodore 64,etc…) smashed together with some Electronic music & Rock Genres
Get this album for free! Or support me by giving a small donation, I’ll love you either way :3
(all classic Nintendo SFX in “Level one” & “Reunited” were recreated no original sample was used)
Album cover made by Hydriss, check him out!
…Now stop reading and go save the princess already!
I love composing Video Game Music & Cinematic. From Chiptunes, Orchestral, electronic to World Music, Metal and many more.
At last, the debut album from Rock Candy, comprised of chipmusic artists DBOYD and Kommisar, is finally here. 5 tracks filled with captivating melodies and insaneous breakdowns and solos, all written on a single Gameboy. This is a new adventure told through an otherwise nostalgic medium.
Rock Candy is a chipmusic duo comprised of don’tblinkoryou’lldie (DBOYD) and Kommisar, using outdated gaming hardware to create new, original, energetic and intricate dance pop music.
the soundtrack to Studio Dustmop’s amazing new NES shmup fighter STAR VERSUS! my first bunch of stuff written in FamiTracker, targeting the FamiTone2 engine! only using one pulse channel since PU2 was in use for sfx and stuff like that
i basically really want to be Norrin Radd
purchase cartridges here!:
luke silas has used the same game boy since he was five years old.
It is the year 2088, where technology has outnumbered the human population in terms of intelligence and relevance. One cannot take 5 steps without being video taped, retina scanned and archived. But there is hope. You must resist, and unite with anyone who believes in the same methodology as you do. Strength in numbers, frequent person-to-person confrontations, and an abundance of musical atmospheres. The time is now. You must embrace all forms of musical stimulation, in order for your quality of life to improve. Long live the rebellion!! ========End Transmission.
All tracks were created using a 1989 Nintendo Game Boy, running LSDJ 4.8.8.
All tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Planet Zaxxon Productions.
Every song is an original creation by Chrome Cobra, with the exception of Track #4, “Refresh,” which is a remix of a Trey Frey song of the same name.
Artwork by ui. iloveui.com
Long live lo-fi.
Focusing on bass driven body-moving soundscapes, Chrome Cobra advocates adventure. Music is his voice and his tools of the trade are two Nintendo Game Boys from 1989. Embrace the bass. Excite your senses. Follow the Cobra.
A new album by Warez Waldo that has been composed entirely on a Yamaha PSS-680 portasound keyboard. 5 tracks of FM synthesis/PCM drums that will have you groovin to the beats !!
Abum artwork by enso !!
Warez Waldo, hailing from Planet Zaxxon, is a devoted music and sound enthusiast who is interested in one thing: to provide the people of Earth with smooth grooves and sassy vibes. His main inspirations sprout from early computer technology, such as MS-DOS games and software. Waldo is also madly in love with the Sound Blaster 16 sound card (FM synthesis), which tends to be the primary source for the creation of his songs.
You may have met some of my pals from home already (Radlib, our commander, has arrived last year, OxygenStar has been on Earth for sometime now but is currently planning his trip home, and Doomcloud, that foolish numbskull, has been showing up here and there around Earth). However, there are more of us yet to arrive. :) [End Transmission]
Being born 4 months premature only helped him become a better pickpocket. And by the old age of 14, Doomcloud had already been around the world 31 times, which helped him realize what he must do: fill the world with dance-inducing sound waves. Equipped with tiny musical bits he created from Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Amigas, or even Sound Blaster 16 cards, Doomcloud has prepared himself for crowd-slaying floor shows. He hopes to inspire new followings to his unorthodox ways of creating dance music. Will you be the next participant who will display these fresh types of blissful choreography?
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