I met Inverse Phase at a conference that was completely unrelated to the demoscene. I had zero idea who he was at the time. To me he was just another computer enthusiast. After having a blast with him at the con, he handed me this album and I was floored. <3 u my dude.
It takes a lot of musical talent to make an 8-bit sound chip mimic the pitch and inflection of a dialogue segment from an old movie, and yet Inverse Phase gets it bang-on.
Favorite track: Get Pong, Breakout.
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Just in time to order for Kwanzukkamasivus Eve, this is a dual splatter LP (4 sides) of the entirety of Pretty Eight Machine SE. We fundraised for this last year. If you previously ordered P8M from me on vinyl this is the same one, don't order a second one or anything or you'll be disappointed (or hey maybe you won't because you want a second one or a gift? I dunno). No record stores have contacted me so I assume I'm done sending these to stores and honestly it was a pain getting in touch with stores anyhow. Some of them graciously accepted it and others decided to reneg or hem and haw on the deal, MY LOSS IS YOUR GAIN because I'm oh so tired and just want to ship these things out and catch up on my bills and repair my house and support Bloop Museum if there's anything left over.
If you are an idiot scalper on discogs please let me know in the comments when you order so I can cancel your order with no refund. If you are not, please go to the people selling this record for an obvious ripoff price on discogs and report them. If you are discogs, WHY HAVEN'T YOU TAKEN IT DOWN YET COME ON GUYS
Anyway as for an actual description that is TOTALLY not recycled from the last time I put this up for sale, all art on this record is (re)done by yours truly, so it's a gorgeous gatefold if I do say so myself. A lovely insert tells the story of each track, the album itself, and even the vinyl. The pocket contains an EXTRA download code because I'm too lazy to take them out, so give it to your friend or mom if you want, use it as rolling paper, I dunno. Nice black inners. Poly bag. Records shipped WITH INSURANCE in sturdy mailers that protect against corner damage.
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This is Pretty Hate Machine, originally re-imagined in its entirety on eight different 8-bit systems, so I named it "Pretty Eight Machine".
Sound configurations include: SID/6581 (Commodore 64), POKEY (Atari 800), straight 2A03 (NES), AY/SCC+ (MSX+Metal Gear 2 or Snatcher cartridge), SN76489 (Sega Master System), 2A03+VRC6 (Famicom+Castlevania 3 cartridge), LR35902 (Game Boy), and OPLL (MSX-MUSIC or Japanese Sega Master System).
This new Special Edition brings that total to ten, but I think we'll keep the name. =] New sound configurations are AY-3-8910/YM2149 (MSX, Intellvision, Vectrex) track and also my first dual-system track featuring NES and Atari 2600 at the same time.
The album represents the culmination of so many things:
- the recent celebration of Pretty Hate Machine's anniversary
- the recent release of the remastered PHM
- my fandom and love for Nine Inch Nails
- my love of old-school computers and game systems
- a hope that Trent Reznor (who likes vintage synths, tech, and gear) and Rob Sheridan (and his pixelated avatar) will enjoy it
- pushing myself to compose for systems I've never written music on
A lot of thought, love, blood, sweat, and tears went into this album. I encourage you to explore the info links next to the track names to understand the history behind each one.
released June 14, 2012
Pretty Eight Machine (c)(p) 2011-2014 Inverse Phase.
Original songs/Pretty Hate Machine (c) 1989 Arlovol Music/Leaving Hope Music. Admin. by Penny Farthing Music (ASCAP).
6502 and its likeness used with permission from WDC and Bill Mensch.
Please attribute Inverse Phase and Nine Inch Nails with a link if you use any of these tracks for anything.
This album was kickstarted by 162 people in mid-2011, and the idea to do an entire NIN album came from a few friends scattered across the country several months prior. The kickstarter would not have succeeded without the kind/generous donations (and promotional assistance) from:
Troy D Patterson
Without help from the following people -- whether they're individuals that have fed my interest in NIN, helped during the album's infancy, or been on my listening team -- this album probably would not have been possible: Cindy Au (KS project leader), Chuck/Charlie/Charles Brinkley (got me started), Phil Bordelon (consulting), Cleon "LJ" Chick (messing with artwork with me), Matt Dunphy (everything ETS & NIN Hotline), Haemish Edgerton (CDs), Eric Fermin (Rebel Waltz support), David Gray (help at WDC), Grant "Stemage" Henry (listening team), Dave Lister (conception/support/sales), Eric "Kethinov" Newport (listening team, NINremixes), Carlson "Mad-Gear" Stevens (conception/support/sales), Dirk Tiede (conception/support). ALL OF MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND SUPPORTERS. Also, big thanks to Trent Reznor for the obvious inspiration and Rob Sheridan for permission to parody his artwork.
This album was produced at a turbulent time in my life. Again. there are so many individuals that have supported me. My parents and family, my girlfriend Jill, my friends in general....if I have forgotten your name, please forgive me and accept my thanks.
Into anime? Similar to my pop mix albums, here's a great collection of 20(!) tracks from anime openings and credit sequences on the Famicom/NES, featuring a bunch of different expansion chips. Inverse Phase
Film and Game composer Howard Drossin did the soundtrack to the new Splatterhouse redux, and there's three albums, which includes a separate (free!) album release of remixes, one of which is mine. Inverse Phase
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This soundtrack currently stands out most in the body of soundtrack work by Trent & Atticus, it's also a LOT of content. It's fascinating to see what they chose to do with a live orchestra and era-appropriate musical styles.
A great listen for focusing, or for background (especially to drown out the hell of living around other people in an urban hellscape). dysamoria
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An absolute banger. It's heavy as sin and yet melodic. Do you love the sound of floppy drives? Yeah, me too. Seeing MBR play CONFIG.SYS to a mental moshpit in Glasgow this year was mind-blowing. molexroots