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UBI082 Marshall Art - Marshall Art

Posted on January 25th, 2015

Marshall Art is a transatlantic band made up of Jeffrey Roberts from Canada and Mikhail Ivanov from Russia. Combining the cold structural beauty of NES chiptunes and the hot energy of live guitar, they play instrumental music influenced by post-rock, progressive rock, ambient and various electronic genres.

Marshall Art - Nothing Can Be Fixed Here. God, Burn!

Posted on January 16th, 2015

Just one more week until Marshall Art releases their debut self-titled album. The album is completely finished and sent to production, meanwhile the guys are getting ready for their live show at MAGFest next weekend. If you'll stop there, beside the album you can can get some sweet merch from them.

In the meantime, we would like to share with you a second single titled "Nothing Can Be Fixed Here. God, Burn!", in which Mikhail and Jeffrey definitely put a lot of personal emotions and experiences.

Marshall Art says:

"This song was inspired by radical changes that Russia underwent during the last couple of years in terms of social climate, politics and economy. We wanted to convey the feeling that every day brings more horrible and batshit crazy news than the day before; a feeling we’re sure many people all around the globe can identify with. 2014 was in many regards a pretty shitty year for the planet, we can only hope 2015 doesn’t continue the same trend."

The self-titled album Marshall Art will be released on January 24, 2015, right before the band takes the main stage at MAGFest 13’s Chiptune Showcase.

Plogue Chipspeech

Posted on January 15th, 2015

Chipspeech is a vintage-styled speech synthesizer by Plogue which recreates the sound of famous 80′s voice synthesis chips. It features 7 different voices, each with its own characteristic timbre. It is specially tailored for musical needs — simply type in your lyrics, and then play on MIDI keyboard.

Learn more about Chipspeech over at plogue.com/products/chipspeech.

To celebrate the launch of Chipspeech, Plogue and Toy Company released a free compilation album titled chipspeech AUTOMATE SONGS .01. The album also features tracks by coda, C-jeff as well as MadBrain, who is one of the plugin developers as well as one of the artists on SOUNDSHOCK: FM FUNK MADDNESS!!.

C-jeff - Round and Round (feat. Raz Ben Ari)

coda - Fresh, Never Frozen

MadBrain - Quand je vais à l'épicerie

MadBrain - One Day It Will Be Alright

Labyrinth alternative poster

Posted on January 3rd, 2015

Alternative poster design for Monomer's Labyrinth, created by Rufus Blacklock. Click on thumb for HD version.

Weekly Treats 2014

Posted on January 1st, 2015

Every month of 2014, a different curator took over the Weekly Treats project, giving a new track every Friday. Here is a collection of tracks from January — a month of Ubiktune. Now available on Soundcloud:

Download full free 52-tracks compilation here:

http://weeklytreats.bandcamp.com/album/2014

UBI080 Joshua Morse - Waveform 5

Posted on December 31st, 2014

Waveform 5 is the fifth installment in a series of chipdiscs from music composer and producer Joshua Morse.

Waveform 5 draws its sounds from mostly FM synthesis along with a dash of NES to form a blend of 5 original Jazz-Fusion arrangements.

Joshua Morse to release Waveform 5 on December 31st

Posted on December 26th, 2014

Joshua Morse is back! A year and a half passed since his previous installment of Waveforms, and now we're glad to announce the fifth part will be released on the last day of 2014, December 31st. Waveform 5 draws its sounds from mostly FM synthesis along with a dash of NES to form a blend of 5 original Jazz-Fusion arrangements.

A first single titled "Fusion Passport" is available to stream and free download via our Soundcloud.

Marshall Art to release self-titled debut on January 2015

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

Marshall Art is a transatlantic band made up of Jeffrey Roberts from Canada and Mikhail Ivanov from Russia. Combining the cold structural beauty of NES chiptunes and the hot energy of live guitar, they play instrumental music influenced by post-rock, progressive rock, ambient and various electronic genres.

Jeffrey, also known as jmr, got his musical start by arranging video game covers on his parents’ PC in small-town Newfoundland, Canada. After cutting his teeth on the OverClocked ReMix forums and dabbling in their One Hour Compo, jmr began to craft original chiptune music using NES samples. He now writes using Famitracker, composing primarily for the 2A03 soundchip and VRC6 expansion. Jeffrey also hosts the weekly show Open Circuit on Arecibo Radio, and contributes to the concert streaming team known as MEDIATRON at MAGFest events.

Mikhail, also known as streifig, grew up in the Far East of Russia but spent half of his life in Moscow. He’s played guitar since he was 15 and names David Gilmour, Tom Morello, Randy Rhoads, Graham Coxon and more recently Annie Clark (of St. Vincent) as his primary influences. Mikhail has being playing in several bands since the early 2000s, ranging from industrial noise to rock to synthpop. He’s also greatly involved with VGM scene, and currently manages Dwelling of Duels, and a prominent Russian online vgm community.

This unlikely duo first met on THESHIZZ, a community of video game music and chiptunes fans based around the band Minibosses’ message board. They soon became good online friends, and eventually met IRL at MAGFest 9, the biggest american VGM festival.

Both Mikhail and Jeffrey share the love for the legendary band Chromelodeon as well as the pain of getting to know its music after its disbandment and never seeing the band live. The name Marshall Art comes after a Chromelodeon anecdote told by one of band’s former members.

The very beginning of the band is pretty much classified, so let’s just say that the band released its first original track in 2012 on the Chiptunes = WIN Expansion Pack compilation. Two years later, after several more compilation entries and the legendary hallway show at MAGFest 12, streifig and jmr are ready to present their first album.

The self-titled album Marshall Art will be released on January 24, 2015, right before the band takes the main stage at MAGFest 13’s Chiptune Showcase. Meanwhile, rock out to the single titled "Asteroid Driller", available to stream and download via our Soundcloud.

Follow Marshall Art:
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Danimal Cannon - Red Planet

Posted on December 16th, 2014

A new track and music video by the mighty Danimal Cannon. Purchase "Red Planet" on Bandcamp.

GaMBi - The Chiptune Remix Module

Posted on November 29th, 2014

GaMBi is a virtual audio console in your iOS device that reproduces the hardware of many classic gaming systems. You can build playlists of your favorite tracks, adjust the sound, and connect to hundreds of other audio applications with AudioCopy and Audiobus to further refine your music.

GaMBi comes preloaded with a full album's worth of licensed music from a wide range of chiptune artists, such as Blitz Lunar, C-jeff, Jeroen Tel, Jon Dunn, Kulor, Hally, Tappy and others.

Purchase GaMBi via App Store (Black Friday 50% sale through Tuesday):
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gambi/id840190547

Learn more about GaMBi:
http://ichigoichie.org/gambi

Follow on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/GaMBi_App

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Chipspeech is a vintage-styled speech synthesizer by Plogue which recreates the sound of famous 80's voice synthesis chips.

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