SOUNDSHOCK: FM FUNK MADDNESS!!
This is FM FUNK MADDNESS!! — an album of songs by 18 FM synth enthusiasts from all over the world, personally selected by zinger (founder and maintainer of soundshock.se).
Bringing the combination of frequency modulated tones and catchy, funky grooves blended with a portion of jazz and idm, we cordially invite you to join us on a fantastic journey to a world where slap rumble drives the beating of your heart.
- Project Director:
- Assistant Director:
- Mastering Engineer:
- Tsuyoshi Shimokura
All tracks are mixed by their respective artists.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Shogun — V.S.O.P.M.
Blitz Lunar — Cascade Masquerade
Kulor — Fashion Queen
Keishi Yonao — Crush Roll
Torben "Metal" Hansen — Cascades
Bomb Boy — Ignition, Set, GO!
Virt — Five Nine Seven Eight
hally feat. Seiko Kobuchi — utabism - a synthesizer boy
Tsuyoshi Shimokura — FunkOsaka
Madbrain — Oskari the Heimfanker
Utabi Hirokawa — Stop and Go (Ubiktune edit)
hizmi — Pendulum II
Simon Stålenhag — Ripple Boogie
zinger & bacter — Sky Stroll
Dong — Mirror Maze
Louis G — The Enemy of My Enemy's My Enemy /
No Speed Trap (5:49)VOPM
zabutom — Endorphemeral
hex125 — pf (NRTDRV funk edit)
I’m utterly impressed by the authentic production of this album, as well as the varied and inspired musical styles. Obviously, anyone who can’t stand chiptune and funk should steer clear of this album, but everyone else should find some enjoyment. Whether you’re a fan of the genre or just looking for something different, Soundshock: FM Maddness should fill your needs.
It’s undeniable how high the ‘SOUNDSHOCK’ Series put the bar for almost everyone, bringing together legends of the chip music (like coda, Shnabubula, Joshua Morse, the always awesome Bomb Boy, cTrix, Kulor, Blitz Lunar, and many, many more), leaving a reference for anyone in and around the scene. They did what they had to do, what it was necessary to do – now it falls to someone else to once again raise the bar, and I can’t wait to see the result!
Learn more about SOUNDSHOCK
For this update, we’re focusing on the visual side of the SOUNDSHOCK series; more specifically, Tsuyoshi Shimokura’s handpainted album covers. Please enjoy this little retrospect told by zinger — which details the creative process of all three albums — along with prototype artwork and a final message from the artist himself.