Interesting concept, here´s what Prime says about the album:
Prime began as a concept that would challenge me to write more songs in odd time signatures. The idea to write a series of songs in prime number time signatures ultimately became Prime parts I through IV. Part I in 3/4 time, Part II in 5/4 time, Part III in 7/4 time, and Part IV in 11/4 time with a medley to bring it all together for the finish.
Of course, it couldn’t stop there… Orange patterns on the cover artwork (designed by Party Time! Hexcellent!) appear only on the prime repetitions, and tempos within the montage have only prime beats per minute.
This was an ambitious project and I’m really happy with the end result! As an added incentive, I have recorded and remastered some tunes that were previously exclusive to various compilations I contributed to and released them together for the first time. This includes Rebound, Sixty Second Shakes, Niner and Frostbitten Dub. Closing out the record is another brand new song titled Fist.bmp that ends it all on a fun note.
Download it or buy the CD and let me know what you think!
sweet chip tunes at Blip from Minikomi
Dancer – Manuella Marra
Music – Snork maiden “Moonprince”
Directed by XXIIRII
Weekend chip tune treat, well I guess you shouldn’t miss the video below either then from mind.in.a.box
80 channels of chiptune hardware.
little-scale and Dot.AY: Music for Eight SEGA Mega Drives
French act Celluloid presents their new single “Ordinosaure”. The song was delivered as b-side to the band’s previous single release “Impréversible” which was taken from latest album ‘Hexagonal’. From the same album has previously released the single “Coeur 8-bit”. “Ordnosaure” comes as a 4-track digital EP with the original version and three remixes signed record label colleagues decadence, Fore Taste and Neutral Lies.
“Ordinosaure” released Oct. 5 through BOREDOMproduct.
Shrimps performing their song “The Shrimps Shuffle”.
Shrimps on Facebook – facebook.com/5HR1MP5
Visuals by VJ PLZ ( facebook.com/PLZfollow )
This footage was shot by Jim Dewitt at Rochester Chip #11 and edited by Nick Maynard.
Theme Music by Nick Maynard.
Stereoklang talks to Welle:Erdball on gear, radio stations and the release of their new album “Der Kalte Krieg”
“Der Kalte Krieg” is the name of Welle:Erdball new album featuring covers of songs during the Cold War era. We wanted to know more of what has happened with the band since the DVD Zeitsturm was released and really understand what this Homo Futura project is all about. Honey and Freuline Plastique took some time to chat with us and transmit the latest buzz from the Funkhausstudio.
Why did you start Homo Futura and what is it that you can do there that you cannot do in Welle:Erdball?
In the begining it was “Das Präparat” that started as an official Welle:Erdball side project. However, when we split up there were still some shows to do, so we did them anyway with a different set up (F.Nstein & Plastique). This worked out really fine and was a lot of fun. So we decided to keep going and it was really fun to create a new band, new image, new stage show etc.
Official video of “homo~futura – Links-Rechts”
The Zeitmaschine played an important role in the DVD you released last year. Do you see yourself as time travellers when it comes to your music and the band image?
We’re traveling through time constantly – just take a look at your watch! Apart from that, music is definately a good way to travel through time with your mind.
You once said (some 10 years ago) that Welle:Erdball had a long way to go before reaching the goal of Welle:Erdball – The goal was to sound like Welle:Erdball. Have you reached that goal now and how is it shown in your music and visuals?
I think we are really close with the new album “Der Kalte Krieg”. But we haven’t really reached our goal yet. It might sound hard to believe, but since the start of Welle: Erdball, all the concepts and partly the names of the broadcasts and songs were already set. And we still have to accomplish a couple of things on this list.
So it won’t be over for a long time.
Could we expect a radio show by Welle:Erdball including only Gainsbourg song? We feel that the work of Serge matches the Welle concept very well. We’re sure he would approve of you bringing his work to a younger generation.
Probably not. We’re not a “cover band” although we appreciate Gainsbourg’s work a lot.
But actually the upcoming release “Der Kalte Krieg” will contain only cover versions of favorite songs from different artists about the cold war and others.
Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer-songwriter, actor and director. Gainsbourg’s extremely varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorize. His legacy has been firmly established, and he is often regarded as one of the world’s most influential popular musicians.
You have a lot of political and social ambitions with your songs, ranging from the criticism of gaming consoles to the man-machine integration. What areas are your main concerns today and why, and would you agree on the theories of a technological Singularity that has been put forward by e.g Kurzweil?
It is hard to comment on this. Since the opinion of Welle: Erdball not always is the personal opinion. I find it important that you first have an opinion at all and that there is a message in the music and in the lyrics. Not: “Come on, let’s have a party tonight!” . And we see it as our duty to have a social commitment but we are no judges, who tell the audience what to think.It is only important that you form your own opinion or that there is a chance to do so.”
What is it that you like about the 50′s sound?
Well we’re using 50s asthetics since the beginning and we’re all big fans of this aera. The sound of the 50s and the subculture behind it was one of the first “punk” movements in music history.
Probably the most charming way of going against the mainstream.
You describe yourself as hard working, keeping you self busy 28 hours a day. Is that just the German spirit and work morale showing or do you have an artistic fire burning inside?
I don’t know if it is the German mentality, maybe a little…But under any circumstances is it the Welle: Erdball-mentality.
BSK! BSK! BSK! Whilst he and pal Maru are over in the UK, Bokusatsu Shoujo Koubou has unleashed his Uma Kill Fancy Resistance towards CDKr, and I can only but accept! Six tracks of astonishing Game Boy prowess are yours to behold if you download this album, but be warned – exposure to music this good can only be amazing for your health! If you like your music like your like your coffee, dark yet occasionally sugary at the same time, this might just be your new favourite album.
Official music video for Samo Sound Boy’s “Shuffle Code”! Samo Sound Boy is the only west coast US based producer signed to Trouble & Bass is Samo Sound Boy who calls his home Los Angeles. Being the select member to hold it down for the west side, let us tell you that Samo is something special. Coming back with his 2nd release for T&B after his successful Heavy Bass Champions of the World Vol. VIII release, Samo has really taken his song writing, production and mixing skills to the next level with this Shuffle Code EP, containing two new fresh tracks. As you know from our back catalog, one of our favorite things to do is to seek out young and new talent and Samo has been one of the highlights of our roster in 2011, making his first appearances at SXSW, Miami Music Week, Coachella weekend and all around North America thanks to T&B Bookings!
Directed and Animated by Mykola Dosenko
Shuffle Code EP releases on Trouble & Bass on August 30th, 2011
Chip tunes with a touch of Japan
Hietsuki Bushi (Full version) / Omodaka (Far East Recording)
Animation+Dir.: Ryo Hirano
On 2011/8/14 Omodaka has a new release!!!
New album including “Hietsuki Bushi” will be downloadable
in iTunes Store,Amazon MP3 or many online music stores
on 2011/8/14. The physical CD is also available from
amazon.co.jp (Asin: B005DDNIGW) on 2011/8/14,too.
It can be searched with”Omodaka” as the artist’s name.