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dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« on: September 05, 2014, 07:05:22 pm »


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Howdy folx! After 4 years in the making, I've finally finished my new album. 17 beeper/1-bit tracks, made for and recorded from the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K home computer. It's mostly 70s prog rock and metal inspired stuff - a trip to the dark side of chiptune, so to speak.

Stream, digital download, and physical CDs are available from bandcamp.
For the die-hard oldskool fans among you, there's also a musicdisk version (executable .tap/.scl).

Anyway, hope you like it.  :)

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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 07:28:21 pm »
I listened to Warpzone, and it sounded pretty good for being "1-bit music"! Nice work! Might buy the CD some time, and can't wait to hear a whole album generated on a calculator.
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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 04:59:34 am »
Absolutely love the song called endgames :D
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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 10:36:06 am »
Thanks guys! Yeah, a calculator music album is on my definite to-do list. I hope it won't take another 4 years to complete ;)

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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2014, 01:07:40 pm »
With on-calc music videos to go with it?

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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 12:24:08 am »
Wow, that sounds pretty cool to hear and old school. For some reasons it reminds me of the Commodore 64.

Also nice to see both of you and fb39ca4 again :D. You should make a full calculator music album utz :D
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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 03:18:20 pm »
Yo thanks DJ_O! I dunno about full length, but as I said, I definately want to do a calc music release. Got some other projects to take care of before that though, namely starting to rewrite HoustonTracker with less bugs and better UI ;)

@fb39ca4: For my part, I'm not very good with gfx/animation, but I'd certainly be interested to team up with you on such a project. Shoot me a pm if you're interested :)
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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2014, 06:32:30 pm »
On a side note, where do you get your CDs produced? If you get them produced by some company, do they look like genuine CDs that you would buy at a music CD store? Audiolife CDs and jackets look very professional, although there are often production mistakes such as missing tracks, missing pictures, extremely slow shipping (almost 1 month) and poor customer service. I don't know about MerchOutfitters and CDBaby. I'm wondering since I would like to get some of my albums on CD in the future but lack the equipment to do it myself.
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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2014, 10:52:16 pm »
Yep, nice album here ^_^

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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 08:43:48 am »
@DJ_O: The CDs were produces by some small local company. Still waiting for the large part of the batch actually (since more than 1½ months). They claimed their machine was broken, but I dunno... for the time being, I just had them send me a small batch done on waterproof Inkjet glossy CDr. They look ok-ish, but I'm not too happy with them. The jackets on the other hand look awesome. The rest of the CDs will be thermal printed, which should give a near professional look. I can tell you more once I have them (should be next week).

For now my advice is: Don't go for the big shops, look around for a good deal from a local replicator. And get thermal printed ones (Thermo-RE) in any case. They are a bit more expensive but I think it'll be worth it. Also, don't send in tracks via internet. Instead, give them your own (physical) master, using a heavy, good quality CDr.
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Re: dat fuzz - new 1-bit music album out now
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 12:30:11 am »
Aah ok thanks for the info. :) Sadly there is no local CD replicator over here, the only ones I know are online and are the ones I mentionned above. Some friends apparently know how to do it themselves but they lack the equipment IIRC, so it would probably take them ages to do it.

Audiolife had very decent deals at $5 a CD but due to the many bad reviews they got in the last four years, I don't feel like taking the risk of ordering 100+ CDs only to see them not working or with blank labels due to labor errors. They also let you sell CDs online so you don't have to ship them yourself and that's much cheaper to do that but if a fan buys a CD from them, it's not guaranteed that the CD they will get will be 100% done properly so in such case you might end up having to deal with angry customers thinking it's your fault.


This is why for the time being I only sell my music digitally.
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