June 10th, 2005
|ksine1||08:42 pm - OUT NOW! 8-bit Kraftwerk tribute on Astralwerks!|
OUT NOW! Kraftwerk tribute on Astralwerks!
Thanks from 8-Bit Operators..
When the 8-Bit Operators project began to take form,it was as an internet driven concept starting roughly 2 years ago. It was set into concrete motion exclusively through artistic meetings and international relationships established via web communities and communications though emails and sound file transfers. Indeed, the trail of countless posts left behind by me (undoubtedly irritating to some) may remain as a loose documentation of the project's unfolding.
The final line up of 8-Bit Operators ultimately consists of contacts made solely on Lo-bit-electro groups and communities such as the Yahoo LittlesoundDj and Nanoloop groups, and the Live Journal
GameboyMusic and CircuitBending groups, Myspace and of course, the online Micromusic community. This truly was a grass roots global project from the start.
Now the concept is a reality, TODAY, "8-Bit Operators - An 8-bit Tribute to Kraftwerk"(performed on vintage video game systems) will be available everywhere you can buy music, and it's in no small way due to the ongoing support of online communities that spawned the three dozen musicians and artists who contributed to the completion of this work, a testament to the 21st century wave of chuptune/ bit-pop/ 8-bitpop microstars!
The 8-Bit Operators CD and Vinyl are already making a splash on
college radio, arriving at #1 on the Canadian college electronic rpm
charts...here's what reviewers are saying :
Wired Magazine: 8-Bit Operators named #2 in top Ten Cool things for
Remix Magazine: 4 out of 5 stars "Highly listenable with excellent
arrangements and beats"
Future Music:"this compilation nails the robo-vibe of Kraftwerk's
Computer World era with faithful melodic recreations of tunes
spanning all but the earliest efforts by Herrs Hutter and Schneider"
Check out the concept, all the CD / 12 inch tracks, plus artist
hear more and join us at:
order the cd NOW from amazon:
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get it at ITUNES NOW!:
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get the 12inch on ITUNES:
(the track names/artists are reversed at the moment,but the song data is correct)
Thanks to all from the 8-Bit Operators!
(note: I've updated this page several times since the original post date of June 10, 2005 so that still active links to it stay updated. Final update Feb 6th, 2007. JKsine / Dr Ops.)
|Date:||June 11th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC)|| |
Now that's cool.
... and did Nostromo officially change his name to m-.-n, or does everyone get it wrong?
i think nostromo is what he calls himself, and m-.-n is what he calls his gameboy rock
|Date:||June 13th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)|| |
u got that one rite kiddo !
That is an awesome lineup of folk. I'll need to pick up a copy!
|Date:||June 11th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)|| |
whoops , i shoulda contributed :)
wow, it smarts to be inactive sometimes
looking forward to album!