SOUNDSHOCK 2: FM FUNK TERRROR!!
- Project Director:
- Isak Halling
- Assistant Director:
- Dmitry Zhemkov
- Mastering Engineer:
- Roman Petrov
- Tsuyoshi Shimokura
All tracks are mixed by their respective artists.
SOUNDSHOCK is back! This is FM FUNK TERRROR!! — the collective vision of zinger, Seajeff and Tsuyoshi Shimokura, and the definite FM experience of 2012.
dj.tuBIG/MaliceX — A Journey in Modulating Time
FM7, VOPM, Helix
Joshua Morse — FLAVA Bomb
Kulor — Hypergirl Battlesquad
naruto feat. Aya Futatsuki — Machine Wave
Keishi Yonao — There is No Answer
Eric Ahl — Space Gaucho
Seajeff — FMriller
virt — Bubble Bath Aftermath
Shnabubula — Where's My Z Pack?
coda — Megabits per Second
Manwe — And This is UltraSound
Moot Booxle — Chomp
Bomb Boy — Back Alley Clash
zinger & bacter — Yamaha Action
Louis G — Funk Destruction / Bitcrush Lullaby
Simon Stålenhag — Fluvial Beat Deposits
While the original was inspired, I can say with utmost certainty that this sequel album is a huge step up from its predecessor. First off, there are no weak tracks to speak of, which is already a plus. The artists and their compositions sound even stronger than before. While the previous release was rather standard chiptune fare, Soundshock 2 gives off vibes and emotions that the original did not have... If you’ve ever had any doubts over if chiptune music can be a substantial listening experience, look no further than Soundshock 2.
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.