Bands We Like: Russia's Pixelord Remembers the Best Part of Video Games
You have to admit, video game music just hasn’t been the same since the early days of Nintendo.
That’s why a whole host of programmers/producers recently started converting their junky game systems into musical instruments. Thus came the birth of the glorious chiptune.
Russias’ Pixelord takes the sound of chiptunes and fuses it with the current glitchy trend in electronic music. His tracks are packed with raw sounds in arpeggio. Y’know; beep boop bleep beepoop bleep beebeep. He lays our favorite memories of classic games over dubstep in 3/4 time, glitch hop rhythms, and a handful of other beat styles. A single song contains sounds from the bass-heavy future, and sounds from the neon pixel past. Perfect for electronica nerds getting sick of the chiptunes.
If there was an actual video game to accompany his music, it would look something like the cover of his newest EP, Fish Touch. The protagonist: a naked man in stockings with the head of a cyclops tiger. The enemies: various animals and flowers. The epic face-off takes place on the floor of a VW bus. Press B when you see the horses. Press B. Press B now!!! Bleep. Boop.
Those 8-bit sounds are enough to make you fall in love with the 80s all over again.
Have a listen to “Drinky” by Pixelord. It’s got beeps, beats, and vodka shots. Sounds like another night in Novosibirsk.