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Life​’​s A Bit Shifter

by Bit Shifter

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    Cassette edition of the expanded & remastered Life's A Bit Shifter album. Released by Hornbuckle Records in a limited edition of 100. Comes with Hornbuckle Records sticker. Limited stock remaining.

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Sometimes noisy, sometimes nice, Bit Shifter's debut full-length Life's A Bit Shifter is presented here in an expanded 2013 edition, fully remastered by Stephen Roessner of Calibrated Recording. Originally released in 2003, the album offers an early snapshot of unconstrained discovery and exploration of the Game Boy soundset; a patchwork collection whose unrefined edges are smoothed out by an earnestly inquisitive spirit. This edition adds several bonus tracks, most seeing release here for the first time.

Limited-edition cassette released by Hornbuckle Records · www.hornbucklerecords.com#HORN010
Limited to 100 copies.


Original edition released 2003 11 24 on 555 Recordings • 555CD66 · www.rawbw.com/~aelison/555
Expanded edition released digitally 2013 12 19 by Data Casualty • x_x001
Expanded edition released on cassette 2013 12 31 by Hornbuckle Records • HORN-010 · www.hornbucklerecords.com



released December 19, 2013


Remastered by Stephen Roessner at Calibrated Recording · www.calibratedrecording.com

Album artwork by Carpal Tunnel.

All songs composed, produced, and engineered by Joshua C. Davis
© & ℗ 2013 Bit Shifter · Maximum R&D (ASCAP) · bit.shifter.net
excepting "Maple Leaf Rag," composed by Scott Joplin.


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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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