Head Like I​/​O

from Pretty Eight Machine SE by Inverse Phase

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Head Like I/O was the track that got this entire album started. I was at Ohayocon 2011 and joking around with Dave, Dirk, and Carlson about chiptune covers, and the topic of Nine Inch Nails came up. Being a fan, I mentioned that lots of NIN songs would lend themselves to chiptunes rather well, and I decided I would try to surprise everyone with a little bit of Head Like a Hole. In a bout of productivity, I was able to do a rough edit of about two minutes of the song in a day, and the surprise was a big success. The guys all pushed me to consider doing a Nine Inch Nails EP or album.

I did this track on the Commodore 64 because I got into a conversation with Carlson about it first, and I hadn't given the C64 enough love. The idea to use more systems for the album formed as the idea for the album itself took shape.


from Pretty Eight Machine SE, released June 14, 2012
Arrangements ("Pretty Eight Machine") (c) 2011-2012 Inverse Phase.
Original tracks ("Pretty Hate Machine") (c) 1989-2010 ARLOVOL MUSIC/LEAVING HOPE MUSIC. ADMIN. BY PENNY FARTHING MUSIC (ASCAP).
Album produced under license.
Permission to parody cover art from Rob Sheridan.
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.


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