Saturday, 3 June 2017

Digital Music In The Home, pt 1.1

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

"Back in the 16-bit era Interactive media artist Toshio Iwai designed a SNES music composition tool that was to be released along with the SNES mouse in a bundle package, just like Mario Paint. There was even a US trademark filled for the game's western release under the name Sound Factory. Sadly, it never got released and has faded away from our 16-bit realities ever since.

"Until now, that is. A prototype cartridge showed up on eBay some time ago and the ROM was duly dumped. KiroBomber made it publicly available today"

from: Nintendo Life

As it says later on in that article, the sound and video together are mesmerising.  It reminds me of some of the earlier experimental audio-visual stuff that Simon Reynolds blogged about a while back.

Would also fit right in as background music in Adventure Time.

See also the Actually Released Electroplankton (2005 for the DS).

A bit too recent?  Not hauntological enough?  Watch the vid - there's the Vision On mascot jumping up and down on a hexagon, right there!

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