Aug 072009
 

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Resistor Anthems

After instigating Awesome August and challenging myself to finish 4 projects this month, my first order of business was to start putting the finishing touches on my 8-bit album, “Resistor Anthems”. The overarching theme for all of my Awesome August projects is “open everything” and accordingly, this album is released under the super-permissive Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. That means you are free to download the music, use it however you like, mix it up, mash it up, and use it in podcasts, videos, or commercial projects however you see fit, so long as you provide attribution, preferably like so:

Music: [Track name] by Eric Skiff, http://glitchnyc.com/music

In the interest of making the music as open and easy to repurpose as possible, I’m also putting out many of the Garage Band files used in the making of this album, which contain direct dumps of each nanoloop channel. I wasn’t 100% organized when I started putting this album together, but there should be some great samples you can pull out of there, and if there’s anything you hear on the album that you’d like to work with but can’t find, just let me know

This album was composed primarily on a Gameboy using nanoloop 1.3 and 1.5. Thanks to Bre for lending me his cart and vintage GB!

You can listen to individual tracks after the jump:


Tracks:

  1. A Night Of Dizzy Spells
  2. Underclocked
  3. Chibi Ninja
  4. All of Us
  5. Come and Find Me
  6. Searching
  7. We’re the Resistors
  8. Ascending
  9. Come and Find Me (B Mix)
  10. Arpanauts
  • Zach Hoeken

    SOOOOO downloading this right now.

  • http://www.music-piracy.com/ Matt

    I got this months ago when it was leaked onto the internet. Like all good albums I might add. =P

  • Simon Burton

    Excellent hacking music, I like!!

  • thedon125

    Excellent music, though perhaps one suggestion.
    If you are going for “open everything”, perhaps you would consider releasing the music in the OGG format, which is open source, rather than the proprietary mp3 format you currently have?

    I'd convert them myself for you, but going from lossy format (mp3) to lossy format (ogg) generally has…unpleasant results.

  • thedon125

    Excellent music, though perhaps one suggestion.
    If you are going for “open everything”, perhaps you would consider releasing the music in the OGG format, which is open source, rather than the proprietary mp3 format you currently have?

    I'd convert them myself for you, but going from lossy format (mp3) to lossy format (ogg) generally has…unpleasant results.