I’ve been asked to speak on the Music and Geekery panel at Unconvention this year. I’ll be talking about my side project “7bit Hero” and really hope it’ll be well received. It’s been nearly a whole year since I started working on 7bit hero and there is still months worth of work ahead of me but man is it going to be worth it.
Here is a little snippet of what went down on Saturday night. I had an awesome night . I got to meet people who are passionate about computer music and then hear their wonderful tones that came from old hardware (gameboys and amiga’s). Thanks for this quick capture of the night 10k. Very awesome .
You can hear a little snippet of my upcoming track from 7bit hero in this wrap up. The song is called “Level 01 – Cat and Bird wake up Boy. Computer can’t sing.”
Some of you might know the history of where “hunz” came from. For those that don’t Hunz was my handle for writing music in the demo scene. The demoscene is a computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos, which are non-interactive audio-visual presentations that run in real-time on a computer. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills. (wiki).
I was involed with serveral demo groups, growing up, that put out a few real-time demos but I’ve never had my music used in a demo being presenting at a party. That is until now. Smash approached me about a week ago to see if he could use my music in a demo he was preparing to enter into Assembly 2010. So I did a remixed version of “All falls down” that helped give a better sense of matching the visual aesthetic.
Why is this amazing? Well this runs in real-time on your pc. Think of it as a video game that pushes your machine past the point of fuctioning. It does require Windows and DX9 and a nvidia g260 or better and you can download the file here (80megs). Then extract the contents and run the demo at your screen res to really enjoy the visual wonder of it all.
A very big thank you too Carillon & Cyberaid, Fairlight, Smash, Dstop and Louie500. Thank you for putting in the long hours to put this together. I feel like I got the easy part.
I am amazed and I thank you again.
Also watch out for my soon to be announced chip tune album “7bit hero”. So soon. click here
Boy Walks Girl To Work And Is Followed By A Ghost was played on Radio in London on a show called “One Life Left”. Here is a short blurb about the radio station :
“Commissioned by London’s award-winning Resonance 104.4 FM in early 2006, One Life Left was only meant to run for six episodes. Take that, The Man because now, somewhere over seventy-five episodes later, it’s in its Sixth season and grown from humbling, terrified, fumbling beginnings into one of the station’s most valued shows. Take THAT, The Man. Also take that, British radio standards.”
You can download the Podcast here and it’s also on the itunes here it is s06e02 and I’m about 17mins into the cast but it is worth a listen to the whole thing. I’m so glad shows like this are around. It is a very exciting time! Thank you One Life Left!
Do you know that the release of 7bit Hero is going to happen soon?
Tiny Cartridge had lovely things to say about my new chiptune single “Boy Walks Girl To Work And Is Followed By A Ghost”.
“Boy Walks Girl To Work And Is Followed By A Ghost” by .hnz/hunz. This is an advance track from 7-Bit Hero, the artist’s upcoming album following “an epic journey about a boy finding a girl a slightly better retail job.” If the rest of 7-Bit Hero’s songs tell their stories as convincingly as this single, this release will be one to anticipate!
And if you get a chance have a look at the 8bit collective website. If you look over to the right you can see the header “Most ‘Liked’ Music of Last Week” and I’m sitting at #6. A big thank you to everyone for the comments and sending some love with this new chiptune.