Rabbits Full of Magic

08 December 2008

 

The 8-Bit Christmas



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It's now been 7 years since I made this. In those days I think the closest I got to hearing videogame music was The Little Red Songbook by Momus, where in a touch of sonic brilliance the bass arrangements are all composed from a Gameboy sample. And of course nowadays videogame music is in tv commercials and all over myspace profiles. Using FruityLoops, I recorded the album as a response to some overwhelming love for The Three Suns Christmas record I found at some thrift shop and proceeded to scheme on getting a copy of the record to Bjork so I could produce her next album. I was 20 and had just quit my job and was pretending to go to college and came up with a brilliant plan to fly up to Boston to see her perform at the Wang Theater. It worked and I paid for me and two friends to fly up at no cost whatsoever. I must have been operating on some higher vibrational level in those days..

Anyways check it out, it's The 8-Bit Christmas, it's the record that Momus heard and liked enough to invite me to participate in my favorite musical project ever Super Madrigal Brothers. Listening to it now it sounds more like a musicbox than a videogame, and I'm glad I didn't do the lead melody in "Silent Night" on my theremin like I originally wanted. Probably would have gotten it wrong!

Funny thing is, I really hate Christmas. It's a vulgar celebration of materialism as well as the worst organized religion to march over the face of the planet.

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By the way, I will be performing as 88 Keys in the Danger Force band this Wednesday at the Five Spot in L5P, Atlanta. Danger Woman is a friend from back in the 8-Bit Christmas days and she puts on a really wild show, dressing up in her superhero costume and performing awesome alternate versions of "Axel F", "Power Rangers Theme", and "Colors of the Wind". Sass Parilla the Singing Gorilla will be the MC of the evening and the reverend Suzie the Floozie will also give a sermon preaching the goodness of Danger Woman. We're doing a few Christmas tunes as well!

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