First song off our forthcoming album, Space Hatchet II, which it itself a companion to our forthcoming game of the same name.
Like all our albums thus far, this one represents a shift in genre. This time we explore a much more synthy sound, largely paying homage to the synths of the 80’s and touching on a modern Synthwave sound.
This song makes use of a number of synths in fact:
– Prophet ’08
– Virus Classic
– MidiBox SID
– GameBoy DMG-001
– Deepmind 12
Likewise, it is a reintroduction of John’s electric guitar work coupled with our tube pre-amp and a Memory Man for effects. Plus some software effects as well but those aren’t as fun.
Also, I promise we won’t do this often – we don’t want to mix politics with our band. We make chiptunes and RPGs and stuff in the band, we’re not wanting to push political agendas and all that garbage.
But, the immigration ban – we’re not for it. We understand the feeling in wanting to feel safe, but we believe it is not worth compromising what we feel it is to be American.
Thus we are joining Bandcamp and pledging that, on Friday (tomorrow, Feb 3rd), 100% of purchases made on our Bandcamp page are going to go to the ACLU. That includes digital albums as well as our 7″ singles.
We hope, whatever your political leanings, you understand the need to preserve our American values. Among them I believe is compassion and understanding of where we came from, who we are, and what we strive to become.
Took us a little while but we think we have settled on a new sound for a next album. Still preserving chiptnues and video games. We are just adding more layers (hello analog synths!) and putting things around a different overall theme. We are probably bringing back some hardcore axe work by John (e.g. electric guitar) as well. More info to come, err, at some point!
Of course we aren’t done recording our current album (though we are likely done writing songs for it, save for maybe one last song – The King’s Song). Our goal is to have the Hero Album done by May (conveniently in time for the Mini-Mini Con! Either way, we hope to see you there!
We had an epic time at CGF 2016 and hope everyone there did too! We’re hoping to be back next year too, but in the meantime we have plenty of work to do for our RPG, need to finish up our Hero EP, continue to refine our live sound, and look towards our next album.
If you missed out on picking up our EP at CGF, worry not, you can now find it on Bandcamp. Simply name your price and it’s yours, keeping in mind a lot of hard work went into it. We sincerely hope it gives you as much joy as we had making it.
Expect more from us soon!
Classic Game Fest is right around the corner! We have been working hard to make sure everything is ready to go and hope to see you there! We will be playing at 10:10am Saturday (actually we kick off the entire weekend of music which is neat) and will have merch available if you would like to help support us, plus a playable version of the RPG we have been hard at work on!
It’s gonna be a blast, hope to see you there!