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Nascens

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Nascens

"Synthwave, chiptune, and house skillfully fused together and set in a cyber punk city-scape." That all sounds very dope and alluring but when executed it is often a cheesy, unsatisfying, disingenuousness dog turd that only vaguley attempts to authentically re-create the retro '80s hardware vibe. This EP is not that! The latest release form Swedish producer meganeko is a 9 song full-length titled "Eclipse" that dropped earlier this year. The songs are not simply an application of tried and tested formula. Every synth line, drum sound, and change up is deliberate. This is an attempt to advance the sound as a whole.+ It's a little...

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Holiday Girl

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Holiday Girl

"Holiday Girl" by Kshiraki is a soundtrack to the 'chillest Mode 7 SNES racing game' never made. These nine tracks are perfect for staring out of a window and daydreaming. Kshiraki is an electronic artist from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan with a sassy, sophisticated sound and a charming back catalogue. This is some sunny afternoon pack-a-picnic-and-hold-hands-with-your-homies type shit. Applying jazz fundamentals to chiptune compositions has always been a winning formula. The precise and deliberate constraints in which tracker music is made make riffing on a square wave inherently interesting. Favourite tracks: "Morning Sun" and "Train Travel".  FFO: Derris-Kharlan, Keiji Tamagishi and Elektrobear.  Find more of their music below!  kshiraki2.bandcamp.com

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Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions

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Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions

This Chrono Trigger cover compilation is a collaborative effort between Yetee Records and Materia Collective, curated and mastered for vinyl by VGM / vaporwave power house Marc Junker aka R23X. Featuring tracks from notable contributors like west coast chipmusic darlings Slime Girls and soundtrack composer Lena Raine best known for her work on titles like Celeste, Minecraft, Guild Wars and Steven Universe: The Movie. The 4th track "Memories of Green" is produced by Joel Corelitz who recently worked on music and sound design for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding. Both labels have incredible catalogues worth digging through. Materia Collective is home to soundtracks from stunning...

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Better, Lost

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Better, Lost

"Better, Lost" is the new full length release from Ireland's Breakbeat Heartbeat. 9 luminescent tracks built from acoustic guitar, authentic chip synths, amen breaks and chopped up vocals. These elements are never juxtaposed against each other the way you might expect but they are instead sewn together in a strikingly succinct manner. The tracks "Vega" and "It's Not The Same" were originally released on the "Spacetunes = Win" and "Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 7" compilations respectively, published of coarse by Chiptunes = WIN. She also contributed the single "Home" to the compilation "Super Duper Digi-Punk Vol.5" published here at KOF.  It has been a...

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ひきこもり・Hikikomori

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ひきこもり・Hikikomori

Pterodactyl Squad is a UK based 8bit net label with releases from incredible artists like HarleyLikesMusic, Slime Girls, Please Lose Battle and Pulsing. Their latest release "ひきこもり・Hikikomori" is a compilation featuring most of the artists listed above as well as some other pretty notable contributions. The opening track "Fruit Drop" is by Disasterpeace, composer of the Hyper Light Drifter OST. Japanese chip artist scythe provides a glimmering JRPG feel with their track "夜は平等に" and UK breakcore legend / Amiga wizard Goreshit brings some high energy rave vibes to the table on his track "good?". Favourite Tracks "Nite Vis" and "good?". FFO: Every possible type...

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