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Cornbeast – “Chip Hero” (8bitpeoples)

cornbeast-chip_hero_front_500Gameboy Arena Rock | We haven't had much chip music lately, and I used to check the usual sources of 8bit music less frequent than I did back in the days. "Chip Hero" by Stockholm Gameboy programmer Fredrik Stolpe, however,  is one of the more recent releases at 8bitpeoples, and it hit me hard.

Cornbeast - "Megablast" (MP3)
Cornbeast - "Sparks" (MP3)

In a way, Cornbeast suits the recent trends in Discorock and punky Electronica quite well. Catchy melodies, uplifting beats, rough sounds. So far, this is true for a lot of chip music releases. But Cornbeast's "Chip Hero" brings along more than just 20 minutes dancefloor energy. Below his bleepy textures, gameboy Fredrik hides well-written songs with melodies that make stick and do not solely work by making you remember your Nintendo handheld.

This is the case especially for "Megablast", "Chip Hero" and the ballad "Sparks". Soulwax meets Daft Punk in a 8bit outfit? Gameboy Arena Rock? Probably said too much, but you get the idea. Recommended.

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Download: "Chip Hero" (ZIP)
Release: Cornbeast - "Chip Hero"

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Phlow-Author Bettina Rhymes This article was written on 24.June 2009 by Bettina Rhymes. Bettina Rhymes is the journalist alter ego of Sven Swift. Swift runs the established CDr- and Netlabel and acts as a Netaudio DJ every now and then. Next to his job at Phlow Mag, he writes reviews about free music at Read more articles written by .


  • Awesome,

    a simple, but sophisticated release. Solid and pushing.

    Gravatar of 020200 020200 said on
    25. Jun 2009 at 3:31 pm
    Link #1

  • After listening to Megablast I am really looking forward to the entire release!

    Gravatar of Suecae Suecae said on
    26. Jun 2009 at 10:47 pm
    Link #2