Ubiktune Latest Newshttp://ubiktune.com/Latest news of Ubiktune net-label.en-usZantilla to release Star Bride on April 29thhttp://ubiktune.org/news/2015/zantilla-to-release-star-bride-on-april-29thhttp://ubiktune.org/news/2015/zantilla-to-release-star-bride-on-april-29th

About a year and a half has passed since Zantilla's (Adrian Shegstad) Ubiktune debut album Encounters was out, and now we're glad to announce that his next full-length called Star Bride will be released on April 29th.

Star Bride is funk heavy tribute to Adrian's significant other, Lauren Corsaut. It combines early and modern funk influences into a non-stop groovin' chiptune ride. As Adrian himself says, "in other words, it's a motherfunkin' riot".

We also welcome the designer Leah (Professor) Oakes in the chair of art director.

The single called "Tentacle Tea Party" now is available on our Soundcloud. Enjoy and stay tuned!

Follow Zantilla:
SoundCloud
Twitter
Facebook

Follow Leah (Professor) Oakes:
Twitter
Facebook

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UbiktuneFri, 24 Apr 2015 02:30:56 +0000
Stig - Velocityhttp://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi081-stig-velocityhttp://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi081-stig-velocity

Velocity is the first Stig solo release for Ubiktune. A single album length composition in two parts, Velocity is not about speed, it is about movement and displacement.

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UbiktuneSat, 18 Apr 2015 21:09:06 +0000
Welcome, Stig!http://ubiktune.org/news/2015/welcome-stighttp://ubiktune.org/news/2015/welcome-stig

We are happy to welcome Stig aka Stephen Patterson to Ubiktune with his album titled Velocity!

Stig is an electronic composer from Newcastle upon Tyne in the cold, coastal North East of England. One of Stig’s first toys as a child was a Commodore 64. By the age of 6, he was typing basic programmes and learning the language of 8-bit computing. At the age of 8, he was given a ZX Spectrum+ 48k which began a life long love affair with computer and video games.

In 1991, Stig first experienced sound created for the Sega Mega Drive’s YM2612 FM sound chip and music written by Yuzo Koshiro, Norio Hanzawa and Motoaki Takenouchi among many others. Feeling a strong connection to the pure frequency and the rhythmic and melodic perfection of chip music and FM synthesis, he dreamed of making his own work in this style.

However it was eventually the work of Mike Oldfield, famous for his Tubular Bells that made him decide that music was what he wanted to do with his life. Inspired by Oldfield’s creation of complex and layered arrangements by studio intensive overdubbing, Stig realised he could combine his love of chip music and his admiration for instrumental and progressive rock music using a computer and Stigmusic was born.

He completed his first full album at the age of 14 using a basic General MIDI sequencer and has since continued to write and record music in a number of styles and with a number of methods, including acoustic overdubbing, module tracking with Impulse Tracker, electronically manipulated field recording and traditional rock songwriting and performing. Stig studied for a degree in Music Technology at Leeds College of Music and has since worked as a producer for folk and rock bands and played with a number of acts, as a sound engineer for Theatre and 4D Motion Ride programmer.

In 2009, Stig composed the original soundtrack for Ubisoft’s Monster 4x4: Stunt Racer for Nintendo Wii. In 2014, Stig composed two discs of amibitious music for Gunther Von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS Vital exhibition at Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne.

In 2013, Stig’s album Biodiversity was selected as the soundtrack for the British Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and he was subsequently commissioned to write an original work for the 2015 exhibition, which became Velocity’s immediate predecessor, Opacity.

In 2014, Stig formed his own five piece band, High Reactive, to play Stig music live. He sings and plays guitar and synthesiser.

His wide range of influences include Christian Vander of French jazz rock band Magma, minimalist composers Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Adams, singer songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and John Martyn, progressive rock bands such as Genesis, Gentle Giant, Rush and King Crimson, the jazz of John Coltrane, Return to Forever, Steely Dan and Weather Report, the electronica of Kraftwerk, Wendy Carlos, Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin and games composers such as Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu, Rob Hubbard, Tim Follin, Yasunori Mitsuda and Hitoshi Sakimoto, among countless others.

Follow Stig:
Official website
Soundcloud
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube

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UbiktuneSat, 18 Apr 2015 20:38:14 +0000
MmcM — The Blossoming Yearshttp://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi083-mmcm-the-blossoming-yearshttp://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi083-mmcm-the-blossoming-years

The Blossoming Years is an album by MmcM, who is one of the most prominent musicians to come out ofthe Russian ZX Spectrum demoscene. A compilation of 18 tracks from 1999-2001 shows the musician at the peak of creative powers and easily explains the cult following that he enjoys in the homeland.

The executable version of the album is made for an ultimate listening experience on a 48K ZX Spectrum with an AY8912 add-on or on any classic model with 128K of RAM. Some popular Russian-made clones are also supported.

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UbiktuneSun, 05 Apr 2015 23:50:10 +0000
Marshall Art - Marshall Arthttp://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi082-marshall-art-marshall-arthttp://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi082-marshall-art-marshall-art

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.

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UbiktuneSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:19:53 +0000
Marshall Art - Nothing Can Be Fixed Here. God, Burn!http://ubiktune.org/news/2015/marshall-art-nothing-can-be-fixed-here-god-burnhttp://ubiktune.org/news/2015/marshall-art-nothing-can-be-fixed-here-god-burn

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.

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UbiktuneFri, 16 Jan 2015 22:49:07 +0000
Plogue Chipspeechhttp://ubiktune.org/news/2015/plogue-chipspeechhttp://ubiktune.org/news/2015/plogue-chipspeech

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

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UbiktuneThu, 15 Jan 2015 22:04:01 +0000
Labyrinth alternative posterhttp://ubiktune.org/news/2015/labyrinth-alternative-posterhttp://ubiktune.org/news/2015/labyrinth-alternative-posterAlternative poster design for Monomer's Labyrinth, created by Rufus Blacklock. Click on thumb for HD version.

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UbiktuneSat, 03 Jan 2015 23:52:56 +0000
Weekly Treats 2014http://ubiktune.org/news/2015/weekly-treats-2014http://ubiktune.org/news/2015/weekly-treats-2014

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

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UbiktuneThu, 01 Jan 2015 21:32:32 +0000
Joshua Morse - Waveform 5http://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi080-joshua-morse-waveform-5http://ubiktune.org/releases/ubi080-joshua-morse-waveform-5

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.

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UbiktuneWed, 31 Dec 2014 00:58:04 +0000