There’s electronic music. And then there’s video game electronic music.
While electronic musicians are known for their inventiveness, those in the chiptune community have created something else entirely.
I was able to record the Mircropalooza music festival held at Portland’s Ground Kontrol. The bar/music venue also houses a variety of old-school arcade games so it was all too fitting to see chiptune musicians from across the region perform amongst the blips and blinking lights.
Air Fortress was another musician and I brought him on to my electronic music show, Plugged In, that airs on the the local community radio station, KBOO. You can listen to Air Fortress give a live demonstration of how he creates his sounds.