8-Bit Operators

Label
Mixed Repertoire
Running length
15 tracks
Running time
60:27

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Bacalao - The Robots (Die Roboter) 3:28 22,944
2 Glomag - Pocket Calculator 3:53 21,716
3 Covox - Computer Love 3:39 16,041
4 Role Model - Showroom Dummies 3:58 17,227
5 Nullsleep - The Model 3:56 15,725
6 David E. Sugar - Radioactivity 4:11 20,083
7 Oliver Wittchow - Kristallo 4:21 16,296
8 8-Bit Weapon - Spacelab 4:53 4,541
9 Firestarter - Computer World (Computer Welt) 4:25 3,349
10 Neotericz - Electric Cafe 4:02 6,100
11 Receptors - Trans Europe Express 4:01 13,090
12 Herbert Weixelbaum - Tanzmusik 3:57 14,431
13 Bubblyfish - It's More Fun To Compute 3:51 18,031
14 Bit Shifter - Antenna 3:47 11,501
15 gwEm and Counter Reset - The Man-Machine (Die Mensch-Maschine) 4:05 14,257

About this album

lastFM 8bitOps band page: http://www.last.fm/music/8-Bit+Operators

Feb 2007:

A labor of love, many years in the making, Astralwerks is pleased to present a various artist covers compilation, featuring interpretations of classic Kraftwerk songs, arranged primarily on lo-bit handheld gaming devices, vintage video game consoles and obsolete 8 bit home computers, revered for the rich and distinctive sound of their lo-bit microchips. This video game-influenced branch of electronic music sometimes referred to as ‘chiptune’, ‘bitpop’ or just ‘8-bit’, has developed a flourishing international live scene, and is one of the first new genres of music to use the internet to its fullest advantage, with the advent of home-brewed synth cartridges and hacker influenced musical tools.

As one of the New York chip artists Glomag said in a 2004 Art Forum interview, “We’ve made Kraftwerk’s phrase ‘I’m the operator with my Pocket Calculator’ more apt than ever”.

Conceived and compiled by long-time electronic artist and 8-bit composer Jeremy Kolosine (a.k.a. Receptors), the 8-BIT OPERATORS collection features some of the top 8-bit artists from North America, South America and Europe, a selection of the best musical innovators, and several of the inventors themselves.

A 12” single (and digital download equivalent) will precede the CD launch and will feature Glomag’s exclusive 8-Bit Operators’ mega-mix version of “Pocket Calculator” (featuring 0x7f, Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, firestARTer, Hey Kid Nice Robot, Ladybug, M-.

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