New release for CouCou!
This time it's about an Original Sound Track of a videogame called Magic Vials, a freeware release by ZXRETROSOFT. The artist who wrote this songs is a teutonic knight named Dj Arvy a.k.a. Triace. Composer from a long time, he is a tracker artist and chiptune maker in the demoscene.
The result of his job is particulary interesting because it was generated in a very old-school way, without any post-editing. The softwares used are Protracker 2.3 (an Amiga tracker), WinUAE (an Amiga emulator), RTM Raster Music Tracker for the Pokey track within, Altirra (an Atari emulator for the Pokey track recording) and Audacity for the normalization. I mean, very puristic!
The first track is Bouncin Chips, who starts the album with a tipical '90 dance style, with a kick in a house music way, givin' us the lead voice with a kind of medieval flute, that introduces and prepares the mood for the other tracks. For Faith is right next, speedy and very happy, with a little melancholy who let us imagine to fly high very fast toward pink clouds with a pixel tail after us, never comin' back home. The third song is It's WOC-time, an happiness fountain moving to dance, with a fizzy theme that climb up a tone in the final part leading to the sudden end. Swinging over Wauzi is quite and nice, in the style of synth-pop of the '80, easy listening and relaxing. Wintersleep comes after it with the same carefree mood. Everything change when the Pokey takes the stage, bringing with him Repeating Basics, loaded and impact tune, with that solemn introduction and the tipycal old-school arpeggios that hold up the virtuous melody to explore our low resolution dreams. Alternative closes the album, with flutes and orchestra (simulated, of course) that makes us lie down in these last short moments on a green lawn observing the civilization from far, with the wind in the hair, cuddling and making us fall asleep happy.
Good job for Triace, and he prepared a bonus for us: in the album there are the ".mod" files, too. I'm sure that you know what to do with them!
Happy listening, micro-family!
- Review by: Micromancer.
released June 5, 2014
TITLE: Magic Vials EP
ARTIST: Dj Arvy aka Triace
RELEASED BY : COUCOU MICROMUSIC NETLABEL
CATALOG NUMBER: COUCOU029
RELEASE DATE: 03 – APR – 2014