Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 00:13:52 +0200
- Kinky Origami
Anamanaguchi - Helix Nebula
There’s a growing scene of artists based primarily in NY (at least as far as the US scene is concerned) dedicated to the concept of making music using old video game hardware. Being fairly new to the scene myself, I don’t claim to know much; but I have heard some really good stuff that’s come out of it (you may recall this post about fellow “chip scene” artist Mark Denardo). However, until now I have not enjoyed anything I’ve heard as much as I do today’s track. This song was recommended to me by a friend, and I am happy to pass the recommendation along to our readers.
Anamanaguchi go beyond just making sounds with NES hardware, and integrate their 8-bit music with a full live-band setup (drums, bass, and two guitars). The electronic sounds mesh seamlessly with the more traditional components to create some of the most enjoyable power-pop I’ve heard recently. And unlike some 8-bit enthusiasts I’ve come across, Anamanaguchi’s sound doesn’t come off as gimmicky or dispensable.