INFORMATION CHASE EP · LIMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASE
Pinch me, I think I'm dreaming — fifteen years after its release on 8bitpeoples, my EP Information Chase
is being released on limited-edition vinyl via the wonderful people at Ship to Shore PhonoCo.
. Absolute dream come true for me. Preorders are open now!
Pressed on transparent blue vinyl, the album comes in clever die-cut packaging which boasts additional new artwork by pixelsmith Drew Wise
. Remastered for vinyl by Dietrich Schoenemann
of Complete Mastering
Purchase of the vinyl gets you a digital download of the album (which, for reference, includes the two bonus tracks that had been included when putting the EP up on Bandcamp in 2013) — PLUS
a never-before-released third bonus track — an alternate, "low gravity" version of the song "Reformat The Planet" that some might recognize from various live performances — finally given a proper studio recording, and masterfully mastered by Chris Burke
/ the Mandible Judy
Whether this EP is brand new to you, or old news to you, I'm just very excited that it now exists in the world, and I hope you enjoy it.
Preorders available starting Tuesday June 8th, with final product tentatively shipping in July.
• 🇪🇺 [EU] Black Screen Records
• 🇬🇧 [UK] chipfreq
• 🌐 [everywhere else] Ship To Shore PhonoCo.
MALADAPTIVE STRATEGIES VOL. 1 · RETROSPECTIVE, OUT NOW
Announcing MALADAPTIVE STRATEGIES VOL. 1
— the first installment in a multi-volume retrospective release series, collecting all of the Bit Shifter project’s non-album tracks — songs from far-flung compilations, songs informally made available on a homepage, and a few that never got released at all.
Taken as a whole, the series includes dozens of tracks, spanning 17 years — plus additional bonus content where applicable.
Vol. 1 presents tracks made between 2002 and 2005, all expertly remastered by Carl Peczynski (Planet Zaxxon) and boasting breathtaking artwork by Andi Soto.
Vol. 1's material showcases the exploratory nature of my process at the time (and that of chipstyle music in general), and includes some of the tracks that, looking back, I'm most proud of — like “Not That You Asked,” a hyperactive melodic outburst; the tuneful, never-released “Prokaryote Fight Song;” and my version of Kraftwerk’s “Antenna” from 2007’s 8-Bit Operators
This volume also includes liner notes, providing context and background for each of the songs, and for the release as a whole.
Additional volumes on the way, so stay tuned. Thanks for listening.
Remastered by Carl Peczynski (Planet Zaxxon)
Artwork by Andi Soto
Available for download or streaming at the Bit Shifter Bandcamp page.
CLOSED SYSTEM BLUES · LATEST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM
Mixed and mastered by Luke Chaos
Artwork, layout, and design by vaporstack
Available via download, streaming, on cassette, and on compact disc.
CDs are also available at the following fine stores:
• Rough Trade NYC
· (currently moving, new location TBA)
• Final Form
in Portland OR US · 7315 N Alta Ave., Portland, Oregon 97203