It has taken some time but The Dark Side of the Moon 8-bit Album is finally out!
I remember having that “what have I talked myself into here” feeling when I started with my version of The great gig in the sky. Adapting a song by Pink Floyd who uses so many layered instruments and effects is quite complicated. Specially when you decide to use just one Game Boy and a Speak and Spell for some extra juice.

I still have to sit down and go through the whole record but while I’m at it, you should too!

Track list:
Speak to Me/Breathe – Bit_Rat
On the Run – EvilWezil
Time – khades
The Great Gig in the Sky – Rabato
Money – sergeeo
Us and Them – Videogame Orchestra
Any Colour You Like – Jason Vincion
Brain Damage – echosignal
Eclipse – Temp Sound Solutions

You can download the whole tribute at Pterodactyl Squad’s site.


Playlist exhibition which was hosted at Laboral Centro de Arte in Gijón on December 2009 has itinerated to Brussels and can be seen now at Imal.

Three of my toy DIY instruments are shown there so if you’re around try not to miss it. Lots of other great chiptune artists take part in it too.

The Bug Crusher photograph was used as the image for promotion in posters, flyers and documentation. It is worth noting that I took the photo too ūüėÄ


Summer is almost here again and peoples need to get ready!

I made this LSDJ version of the celebrated classic of Italo Disco to get you in the mood. Hope you  like it.

Pitchfork thinks this is one of the worst record covers ever, I find it pretty classy.


Junto a los amigos de DHML Trio este s√°bado 15 de Mayo en Roses, Girona a las 19:00h.

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Rabato en Phlow

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Mi amiguito Sergeeo me ha hecho una entrevista para Phlow!
Read.


Si! Pepino vuelve a Barcelona el pr√≥ximo d√≠a 22 de Diciembre. Los padrinos de la Game Boy espa√Īola volver√°n a rockear la ciudad junto a una selecta representaci√≥n de microBCN en una 8-Bit X-mas special .

Ser√° en la sala BeCool a partir de las 21:00h. No se lo puede usted perder, el √ļltimo concierto de Pepino en Barcelona fue un √©xito de cr√≠tica y p√ļblico.

BeCool Club
Pl. Joan Llongueras, 5
08021 BARCELONA (Spain)

Martes 22 Diciembre 2009 | 21:00 | 5‚ā¨
8 Bit X-mas special
PEPINO + RABATO + MENEO + RALP + SUBATAK + LAUTARO + DROP 1410 + VISUALEROS DE MIERDA!


El próximo viernes 18 de Diciembre 2009 se inaugura la exposición Playlist en el Centro de arte Laboral de Gijón.
Se exponen tres juguetes modificados electrónicamente de mi colección particular y participan artistas y creadores de todo el mundo vinculados al Chiptune.
Comisario: Domenico Quaranta
Fecha: 18.12.2009 ‚Äď 17.05.2010

Mediateca Expandida de LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación

Industrial (Los Prados, 121, 33394 Gijón РAsturias)
www.laboralcentrodearte.org

Artistas:

Paul B. Davis (UK), Jeff Donaldson / NoteNdo (DE), Dragan Espenschied (DE), Gino Esposto / Micromusic.net (CH), Gijs Gieskes (NL), Andr√© Gon√ßalves (PT), Mike Johnston / Mike in Mono (UK), Joey Mariano / Animal Style (US), Raquel Meyers (SP), Mikro Orchestra (PL), Don Miller / No-carrier (US), Jeremiah Johnson / Nullsleep (US), Tristan Perich (US), Rabato (SP), Gebhard Sengm√ľller (AT), Alexei Shulgin (RU), Paul Slocum (USA), Tonylight (IT), VjVISUALOOP (IT).


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Wow, otro disco de versiones! Esta vez el gran Jeremy Kolosine, perpetrador del disco homenaje a Kraftwerk ha organizado un tributo a The Beatles en el que participan grandes nombres del 8 bitaje.

Yo escogí Revolution 9 para versionar en un momento de debilidad mental y borrachera en medio del Blip Festival Europe. La solución para acometer tan delirante proyecto ha consistido en utilizar instrumentos y juguetes modificados electrónicamente mediante la técnica del Circuit Bending.

Han participado:
-Casio SA-5
-Casio SK-1
-Speak and Spell
-Speak and Math
-Atari STe
-Nintendo Game Boy con LSDJ.

Escucha gratuita y descarga en:
http://www.8bitops.com/
(mi tema esta oculto en la descarga)

Yikes,  another tribute record is out! It has been Jeremy Kolosine, perpetrator of the 8 Bit homage to Kraftwerk who put together a tribute project of The Beatles. Great names of the 8 Bit scene are in it.

I chose Revolution 9 in a moment of mental weakness and ethilic perversion when Jeremy offered to participate in the middle of the Blip Festival Europe. The method I chose to accomplish such a delusional project has been to use Circuit Bent instruments and toys.

The participants:
-Casio SA-5
-Casio SK-1
-Speak and Spell
-Speak and Math
-Atari STe
-Nintendo Game Boy with LSDJ
.

Listen to it for free at:
http://www.8bitops.com/
(my track is hidden in the download)

*NOW WITH HIDDEN BONUS TRACK!
Download 8-Bit Operators’ “Wanna Hld Yr Handheld. Vol. 1” album, and also enjoy a bonus track; Rabato’s “Revolution 8”, his version of The Beatles’ “Revolution 9” performed entirely on 8-bit instruments and circuit-bent toys, such as the Game Boy and Speak & Spell. The track is mapped out and arranged to replicate the original at over 6 minutes in length.


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Hace unos meses recibí un mensaje a través del infame myspace de un colega de la escena 8 bit en el que me invitaba a formar parte de un proyecto curioso a la vez que interesante. Se trataba de hacer versiones 8 bit de Weezer para un disco tributo a la banda de rock americana.
Es uno de mis grupos de rock favoritos as√≠ que no lo dud√©. Fu√© dif√≠cil escoger un tema para versionar ya que no quer√≠a hacer uno demasiado conocido. Despu√©s de un repaso de toda su discograf√≠a, decid√≠ hacer “We are all on drugs” del album “Make believe”.
Es un tema muy poco conocido pero que representa bien el sentido del humor del grupo.
Han participado en este tributo a Weezer grandes nombres de la escena tales como Bit Shifter, Tugboat, Anamanaguchi, Videogame Orchestra o el mismo Arcadecoma, organizador del proyecto.

Descarga gratuita aquí.

A few months back I received a message through the infamous myspace from an 8 bit scene coleague in which he invited me to take part in a curious and interesting project. He was putting together an 8 bit tribute record of the american rock band Weezer.
It is, in fact, one of my favourite rock bands, so I did not hesitate. It was difficult to pick a song since I didn’t want to do a track that was too popular. After a quick listen to their discography, I picked “We are all on drugs” from the album “Make believe”.
It is not a famous song but it represents well Weezer’s sense of humor.
Big names of the 8 bit music scene have taken part in this project such as Bit Shifter, Tugboat, Anamanaguchi, Videogame Orchestra and Arcadecoma himself, the guy who put it all together.

Grab it here.


Ha pasado ya un mes desde el Blip Festival. Ha sido, una vez más, una experiencia increíble. Puedes leer una crónica en la web ramerah.com donde explico un poco lo acontecido.

También podéis ver fotos en el grupo de Flickr del Blip Festival.

It’s been a month since I got back from the Blip Festival. It was a blasting awesomeness as always. I wrote a review for ramerah.com where you can read about what went on. Sorry only in Spanish.

Here are some photos too.