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.
I’ve been in the demo scene for a long time. I remember when I watched demos on my amiga that I had downloaded from BBS’s (this is pre-internet) and learning about the demo parties that happened each year where coders, musicians and gfx artist competed to see who could push things further then those before them. It was awesome in my eyes, really awesome. For me there where 2 musicians that inspired my love for tracking one was 4mat and the other was Moby (no not that newage hippy, whom I also like) but the scener. Thank you 4mat and Moby for inspiring me to start writing tracker music in the scene because I wouldn’t have the sound I have today if it wasn’t for that.
Although this is a different mix of the track here is the original of the song that won best soundtrack. If you feel the need to support what I do then purchasing this will help. Listen and purchase – All falls down. A little about this track, I wrote this all in Buzz and mixed it all down in Cubase. This was first written on piano and then played into buzz, I rarely do it in that order but it gave it a different feel.
Later this year I will be releasing a chiptune sounding album on renoise (and digital download) as I pay my respects to the original demoscene. This will be released under the side project 7bitHero. I’m really excited about this project as I want to bring the demoscene sounding music into the mainstream. It has always been my passion to get this music out there and heard. There are just so many better artists in the demoscene then myself and I would really love to see them more recognized.
Thank you scene.org and everyone in the demoscene. I am honoured.
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.”