This album is brimming with substance. Each song is a distinct chapter in a tight-knit narrative. Neither Moon Nor Star is a beautiful exercise in active listening and will no doubt challenge any listener's perception of what chiptune is (and can be).
Favorite track: Son of Nothing (Ceyx).
Heosphoros is back with more sublime chiptune prog metal, his first solo EP in 10 years. Writing for the NES's 2A03 and VRC6 sound chips, he commands a strong melodic style that often channels a darkness and tension not always associated with chiptune. With distinctive artwork from Keff and a use of atmospheric and authentic samples, this is an otherworldly chip metal odyssey to get lost in. Join the quest of a man looking to black out the skies and kill the concept of 'dawn'. Download the release to get the bonus track, Palace of Destruction.
released September 18, 2019
Artwork by Ville 'Keff' Konttinen
Logo by Daniel 'ui' Garrido
Layout by Heosphoros
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I found the track Surfing On A Sine Wave through Youtube and always loved it. Finding out Fearofdark had released not only an entire album but several was one of the happiest days of my music life. This album is incredible. The melodies and grooving basslines on each track take you on a journey and it never fails to put me in a good mood. One of the best chiptune releases I've ever heard. Johnicus
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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. Dan Butler