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Closed System Blues

by Bit Shifter

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encountersltd ROCK ON CHIPTUNE 4EVER Favorite track: The Butterfly.
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*-* This is definitely not your classic chiptune album! while it still has the bouncy energy of bit shifters other works, this album has a new take on the concept of bass in the gameboy. Tracks 4 and 8 are like nothing I've ever heard before, and tracks 5, 6 and 7 have the most amazing drums and leads, Favorite track: Maneuverer.
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Dan Butler Bit Shifter continues to cement a name in the chip demo scene with yet another phenomenal album. While Closed System Blues explores a range of emotion, the album takes on a darker tone than the artist's earlier work. That said, fans of Bit Shifter will recognize the masterful sound design and snappy songwriting in a heartbeat. Favorite track: The New Normal.
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You are not among friends You are not among your allies
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Maneuverer 02:38
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Thank you Kira, Luke, Andrew, Natty, Jeremiah, Chris, Tamara, Jeff, Paul, and Carrie.

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In memory of Deborah J. Davis, and Tony Ness.

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released September 10, 2018

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Recorded 2018 by Joshua C. Davis at The Negative Zone, Brooklyn New York
Mixing and mastering by Luke Chaos · chaosmusick.bandcamp.com
Artwork, layout, and design by @vaporstack (andrew macfarlane) · vaporstack.org

Composed and programmed by Joshua C. Davis

© & ℗ 2018 Bit Shifter · Maximum R&D (ASCAP) · bit.shifter.net
A Data Casualty release · x_x003

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Bit Shifter Brooklyn, New York

Since 2001, NYC's Bit Shifter has been among those leading the charge in the underground movement known as chipstyle music, exploring high-impact, low-res music made using primitive synthesis as a deliberate aesthetic choice. Armed only with two 30-year-old handhelds, Bit Shifter leaves high-end computer music choking on his exhaust, bringing twice the rock with 0.002% of the processing power. ... more

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