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Meet Forest Booking!

Posted on October 30th, 2014

Meet Forest Booking, a booking agency based in Russia, specializing in chiptune music. Forest Booking has been organizing parties for a couple of years now, bringing such well-known artists as Goto80, Nordloef and the most recent this year, Linde.

If you're interested in touring in Russia or have any other questions, feel free to contact Forest Booking via their Facebook, or VKontakte pages.

Also, check the YouTube channel for video reports and tour footage.

Monomer to release Labyrinth on November 6th

Posted on October 28th, 2014

Welcome back, Monomer! A year and a half passed since his debut Ubiktune album Quite Operational, and now we're glad to announce that his next full-length Labyrinth will be released on November 6th.

Also, our good friend Rufus Blacklock is back in the chair of art director.

Here's how Monomer describes his new effort:

"Labyrinth is everything I love about synthwave and chipmusic: chunky staccato bass lines, soaring melodies, oceans of spacious reverb and heavy, pumping drums. It was written between daydreams of androids, brain-hacking, and digital kingdoms fraught with the monsters in the machine. It was the most fun I've ever had working on music, and I hope that shows in each and every track.

Written gradually over the course of a year and a half, Labyrinth turned out to be the biggest musical challenge I've faced so far. It incorporates a wide array of instruments, from synths like Plogue’s Chipsounds VST and u-he’s Diva, to live guitar on a Fender Telecaster. My main goal after Quite Operational was to create an album where each song had a unique character, not only in the composition but also in the arrangement, production and mixing. This led to a lot of new territory for me, which was both exciting and terrifying, but I’m extremely happy with the end result and can’t wait to share it."

Labyrinth is currently available as CD preorder from our partner-label Telefuture ($12) and digital preorder from Monomer's Bandcamp ($7). Meanwhile, the title track is available to stream and free download via our Soundcloud.

UBI078 Yoann Turpin - FriendChip

Posted on October 26th, 2014

Yoann Turpin is back!

About a year and a half passed since his previous Ubiktune album, the adventure-based Chip Ship, and almost two years since his debut effort Rhythm'n'Bits. Now, with FriendChip, Yoann decided to pay tribute to his friends and fellow musicians that he met since his first release on Ubiktune. He also invited some of them to take part on the album.

Ubiktune — Singles Playlist

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Please enjoy, a selection of singles from (almost) every album we released since Motorway.

soundcloud.com/ubiktune/sets/singles

Yoann Turpin to release FriendChip on October 26th

Posted on October 19th, 2014

Yoann Turpin is back!

About a year and a half passed since his previous Ubiktune album, the adventure-based Chip Ship, and almost two years since his debut effort Rhythm'n'Bits. Now, with FriendChip, Yoann decided to pay tribute to his friends and fellow musicians that he met since his first release on Ubiktune. He also invited some of them to take part on the album.

The artwork was designed by Moscow-based graphics artist Leonid Zarubin.

FriendChip will be released on October 26th. Meanwhile, the first single called "Are You in Tune?" is available to stream and free download via our Soundcloud. Stay tuned!

UBI077 Kartmaze - The Lighthouse

Posted on October 12th, 2014

Kartmaze (Mads Aasvik) is back with his second album The Lighthouse! After his 2013's debut Seven Journeys to a New Home, he spent last year crafting the new progressive musical adventure, that lasts almost a hour in length.

Kartmaze - The Lighthouse (Teaser)

Posted on October 6th, 2014

Kartmaze's second album The Lighthouse will be released on October 12th. Check out the 8-minutes single "Lighthouse pt. II: The Storm" via Soundcloud. The track is available for free download.

Kartmaze to release The Lighthouse on October 12th

Posted on October 5th, 2014

Kartmaze (Mads Aasvik) is back with his second album The Lighthouse! After his 2013's debut Seven Journeys to a New Home, he spent last year crafting the new progressive musical adventure, that lasts almost a hour in length.

The album was mixed and mastered by Stein Bratland and Mads Aasvik at Skansen Studio Lydstudio in Thondheim, Norway and features artwork by Nikolai Lockertsen.

The Lighthouse introduction:

Far west, where the trees have yielded to the howling wind, where the land meets the vast ocean and the scent of seawater thickens the air, you will find it. For hundreds of years the Lighthouse has guided seafarers far from home around the rocky shore, not even once failing its duty. Neither the thickest of fogs nor the blackest of nights are enough to lure the ships towards the treacherous reef.

Waves larger than giants ceaselessly break upon on the rugged brickwork and the raging winds always come back for another battle, but the Lighthouse never succumbs to the wrath of the storms. When the clash between the massive masonry and mighty tempest has settled down, the birds come out to play within the crimson sky. Eternally, like a pillar of fire, even when the air is crystal clear and the waters transform into an endless mirror, the Lighthouse keeps on aiding those in need of guidance.

♬♬♬

The Lighthouse will be released on October 12th. Meanwhile, check out the 8-minutes single called "Lighthouse pt. II: The Storm" on our Soundcloud. The track is available for free download.

UBI076 Zackery Wilson — SNESQUE

Posted on September 28th, 2014

Zackery Wilson’s SNESQUE is the marriage of Super Nintendo soundfonts (i.e. collections of samples from original Super Nintendo video games) and modern-day audio production (i.e. EQ, delay, reverb, filters, etc.). For each original track, Zack adhered strictly to self imposed limitations: Each was created using only one soundfont(exclusive to each respective game), again, only taking liberties with audio production and some creative sample manipulation (i.e. pitch-shifting, time-stretching, etc.); the structure of each track limited to roughly a minute’s worth of music, looping once (in the tradition of standard video game “level” music) before fading out.

From progressive rock to jazz fusion, samba to swing, SNESQUE is a hodgepodge of musical styles, connected by the nostalgic sound of Super Nintendo video games and the familiarity of present-day audio production techniques.

Zackery Wilson — Snowball's Chance In 'L

Posted on September 19th, 2014

A second single from upcoming Zackery Wilson's album SNESQUE. Coming up this month.

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