Hey chiptune fans,
After 22 episodes (or 11 hours, almost half a day!) of playing nothing but chiptunes, hunting for high quality new content every week is starting to feel like a bit of a chore, and I can feel the risk of “burn out” closing in. I don’t want that, and you don’t want that either, so in order to keeps things fresh, I am throwing the Half Hour of Power show into shakeup mode and loosening the reins a little.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to start playing reggae or smooth jazz just to be different. But in coming weeks you can expect me to branch out into other kinds of music which while not chiptunes, are still near neighbours in music space. Things you might hear will include more modern kinds of video game music, and video game music remixes; early electronic music with relatively primitive synthesis technology (which some argue inspired the earliest chiptune musicians); and modern electronic music which has a stripped-down / lo-fi sonic palette. In other words, it’ll be different, but not too different. I’m aware aNONradio has plenty of other all- or mostly-electronic music shows, and I will try not to play stuff too similar to what you will hear elsewhere.
Please let me know what you think of the new content! I am usually in COM and on IRC when my show airs, or if you listen from the archives you can send me email @sdf.org, or toot at me on SDF’s Mastodon instance, or write about it in gopherspace. Once I get an idea of what I like and what you like, I will try to update the show’s official description and stick to it, so it doesn’t just become a “whatever I feel like” deal.
Of course, I will keep playing chiptunes as part of the new mix!