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Head Like I​/​O

from Pretty Eight Machine SE by Inverse Phase

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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.

    I am nearly out of P8M shirts but hey maybe check if I carry oh who am I kidding I ordered too many small shirts so find a NIN fan who wears a small T-shirt and buy them one of these for the holidays THANK YOU FOR READING MY NIGHTTIME RAMBLING inversephase.bandcamp.com/merch/pretty-eight-machine-t-shirt-3rd-run

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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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Inverse Phase Baltimore, Maryland

Chiptune/8-bit music and indie game composer. I also run an electronic entertainment museum called Bloop.

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