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Data Bass

by ComputeHer

ComputeHer's debut CD album "DataBass" is now here in a hand crafted original 5.25 inch floppy disk. Each disk has a numbered, limited edition collector's sleeve.
Genre: Electronic: Chiptune
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1. Intro
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2. Coco Kitty
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3. Lost Control
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4. Tickled Pink
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5. Rockin Boogers
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6. Smores
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7. Royal Flush
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8. Pho Sho
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9. Bridge
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10. Bit Kicker
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11. Outro
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12. ComputeHer
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13. Travelling
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14. Bridge *remix by 8 Bit Weapon
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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ComputeHer is Michelle. Michelle uses many classic video game consoles and computers to make outrageously intricate toe-tapping music! Many of the instruments she uses are toys she grew up with, like: Game Boy (the Grey Classic), Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari 2600, Speak n spell, and more! ComputeHer’s music creates an atmosphere of fun and excitement that anyone, of any age, can enjoy!

ComputeHer has just delivered her 1st Audio/CD release, in the form of a Limited Edition Album! Simply titled, “Data Bass”, her debut release will both surprise and delight anyone who enjoys chiptunes and micromusic alike!

Her debut CD album “Data Bass” is a hand crafted original 5 ¼ inch floppy disk. Each CD is made by ComputeHer, herself. It IS a CD, but it's made to look like a vintage floppy disk. You do not play it in your computer, but in your CD player, like any other CD. Each "disk" has a numbered, limited edition, collector's sleeve. In addition to the 11 songs of the album itself, it has 3 bonus tracks only available with this limited edition release! There are only 500 copies made, so get yours today! Each CD is just $14.95 USD. Again, this is an audio CD and not a floppy disk for your computer. :]

ComputeHer's credits include:

ComputeHer released a song called Sysop for the DVD titled, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. It is on the juke box on the menu of the dvd.

ComputeHer collaborated with Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo and Mutato Muzika making sound FX for video games.

You can also find more interviews and reviews on her website www.computeher.net

Michelle has been quoted as saying:

"I love making music with my Game Boy! I have always loved playing the old games from the 1980s! Some of my favorite games are Burger Time, Little Computer People, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Pitfall, Silo64, Maniac Mansion, Mission Impossible, Space Taxi & Caveman Ughlympics. I grew up playing the Commodore 64, Intellivision, NES and Game Boy so I've always been partial to the older game systems. I do play on the newer systems. Some of the games I play are Animal Crossing, The Sims and Chibi Robo and I recently fell in love with the Xbox 360...but my heart is still with the 1980s games! :]" ~ComputeHer


CDBaby recently featured ComputeHer on their home page and had this to say :

"Forget electronic music, here's computer pop. While the bulk of the initial appeal lies in the chip tunes' ability to conjure up lazy summer days spent getting Mario past the Koopa Troopas, this lady is pretty smart about it; there are some stand-alone songs here. The digital songstress, known only as "Michelle," has deconstructed tons of sounds you remember from such classic gadgets as Speak'n'Spell, the ol' Commodore 64, Atari 2600, and the original gray NES (and Game Boy!), and pieced them all together into a veritable symphony of nostalgia through robot pop songs. Sure, it's entertaining for those of us who remember what 8-bit graphics looked like (...especially those of us who might just have an ancient stack of ColecoVision and Atari cartridges waiting for us at home at the end of the day... ahem...), but these are great little pop tunes ready for anyone ready to dance." -CDBaby

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Tero Niemi

Oh my God! -- it's full of stars!
Remember the days when computer music meant something raw, unrefined, and crunchy? The days of Rob Hubbard and Martin Galway, Jeroen Tel, Grey brothers. The pioneers.

I was expecting a great nod to the unsung heroes of the SID when I bought this album, but what I got was something more. It was 8 bit retro -- but also new music, with unique style, and (most important to me) with a sense of humor! This was not a copycat. This was an artist!

Michelle, please get a big stick and beat the hell out of the very masculine field of retro electronic music! Make a second album and make it in your own personal style!

My favorites on this album: Bridge (original), Coco Kitty, and Rockin Boogers. Do I have to say more? :)

shoggoth80

Good, silly fun!
I got this CD about a day after shipping.
The packaging itself is imaginative, and quite convincing. Thoroughly enjoyed this tidbit of thought.
The album itself conjures up images of killing time in front of my favorite classics. Good, solid 8-bit inspired fun. I really like Tickled Pink and Coco Kitty. There are other good stand alone tracks on this CD, but the titles escape me... I have a tendency to just toss it in the player and let it go. My only beef? It could have been a longer album... but I'm probably not the only person to have this view. This CD is a treat, and if you like this sort of thing, then you won't be disappointed by picking htis one up.

Løkenmeister

Blissful tunes sending flashing images of that good old C64.
The start of this CD was for me slightly worrying, though with the second, third and then the fifth tracks I could not do anything than love it. Being an old C64-geek these tracks brought back a good many memories. My favourite tracks must be the third and fifth tracks on the CD, don't get me wrong, they're all wicked, but these two tracks has become special to me, in their own little special way.
The tunes are all good, the different influences can be heard on some of the tracks, the feeling of being about to meet the final Boss in some good old game is awakened again and again through the tunes on this CD.
A good buy, recommended for anyone who fancies himself a chip-tune fan.

Chris Carle

This 8-bit era romp plays like a boss battle in your CD drive.
March 6, 2007 - Fans of old school videogame consoles—i.e. most who grew up in the 80s—have replaced baby boomers as the ruling generation. Now, the generation of people who have the most disposal income have grown up in a world where videogames were an integral part of entertainment from day one. Of course, this leads to a fondness for the simpler times. Nostalgia for the 8-bit era is strong, and this influence can be seen everywhere in popular culture, from T-shirts at Hot Topic to art to… music.

Enter micro music, an entire genre dedicated to lauding and replicating the sounds of youth. Artists who operate in this space craft melodies from old consoles and computer, weaving songs from the blips and thrums of decades-old machines to create new and vibrant music that is relevant to both eras.

The latest example in a string that includes such acts as FirestARTer, 8 Bit Weapon and the rap group 8-Bit is ComputeHer, a one-woman-show named Michelle who recently released her first full-length CD, titled Data Bass.
Hearing the album is a lot like listening to an undiscovered score of an old NES action/adventure game with eleven frantic levels. The pace rarely slows down, so strap in for a ride when you pop it in the disc tray.

After a short intro, the CD launches into its first frenetic melody, the bobbing "Coco Kitty," which sounds like the whimsical melody to a fast-paced platformer. Following that is the album's best track "Lost Control," which employs fuzzed-out explosion percussion and ramping themes to form a song that could easily be boss battle music for a Contra clone.

We've already done it twice, but the music on Data Bass is not so easily categorized into specific videogame themes. "Coco Kitty" and "Lost Control" definitely recall sounds and feelings from old school game tracks, but they are more complex and rich than the often one-dimensional, repeating loops of the era.
"Tickled Pink" employs an active bass line and manic keys to achieve an almost delirious jam, and "Rockin Boogers," another standout track, riffs on the Mario coin noise with a meandering melody that borders on experimental.

The album refuses to take a breath, rocking out with the hard-stomping "Smores," which chucks an arsenal of nostalgic one-hits and sirens into the mix to good effect. "Royal Flush" plays like a side-scrolling brawler on meth.

"Pho Sho" is the most unique track on the record, opting for an Asian-influenced sound palette to achieve a bendy, trippy walk through a garden of near-tranquility (imagine a tea service in the middle of an arcade). The record wraps with the driving theme "Bridge" and the comic "Bit Kicker," before unleashing an outro and three bonus tracks (one a "Bridge" remix by 8 Bit Weapon).
In all, Data Bass is a vital entry in the micro genre. Most of the tracks fly by at a breakneck pace until the end of the CD, so this is not a background kind of record. The frantic nature of the disc may put some people off, but nostalgic button mashers will be right at home here.
8.0 Overall out of 10

CDbaby Review


Forget electronic music, here's computer pop. While the bulk of the initial appeal lies in the chip tunes' ability to conjure up lazy summer days spent getting Mario past the Koopa Troopas, this lady is pretty smart about it; there are some stand-alone songs here. The digital songstress, known only as "Michelle," has deconstructed tons of sounds you remember from such classic gadgets as Speak'n'Spell, the ol' Commodore 64, Atari 2600, and the original gray NES (and Game Boy!), and pieced them all together into a veritable symphony of nostalgia through robot pop songs. Sure, it's entertaining for those of us who remember what 8-bit graphics looked like (...especially those of us who might just have an ancient stack of ColecoVision and Atari cartridges waiting for us at home at the end of the day... ahem...), but these are great little pop tunes ready for anyone ready to dance. - CDBaby

Warren Truitt

Hey, kids, micromusic ROCKS!!!
Hey, kids, micromusic ROCKS!!! With an almost fanatical loyalty to computer systems of yore, ComputeHer, aka Michelle, has created an album of hyperdanceable tunes using an old Game Boy, a Game Boy Camera, a Commodore 64, an Apple IIe, an Atari 2600, an old Nintendo, a couple of Texas Instruments educational games, and a keyboard here and there. She goes all out and issues her CD, Data Bass, in a 5 1/4 in. floppy sleeve to the delight of us oldsters.

Of course, this genre has been alive for a while, and involves a mind-blowingly deep pool of devoted talent, but it seems to be getting really big in Europe, and I'm always up for new music formats. Besides, can you imagine the crazyass post-Toddler Time dance revolution this CD would cause? Interpretive moves like you wouldn't believe!

Check out ComputeHer's myspace page, including a few YouTube clips of live performances. Kids' music is supposed to be fun, and this is nothing but! Oh, and here's a pic featuring fellow music gamers at a show.

Billy Johnson

Great Chiptune album with awesome nintendo bass!
This cd is is full of amazing gameboy based tunes, and not only that, the CD comes in a REAL 5.25" Floppy Disk! A few great examples of computeher's blossoming talent can be heard on Tickled Pink, Lost Control, Coco Kitty, and Royal flush...check em out! I love the whole album, but if you are new to chip music, the songs listed above are a great place to start!

She may be one of the very few micromusic artists that is actually as cute as the music she makes! ;)

Jonathan Jones

This is an amazing original work of excellent 8-bit music.
The 8-bit music on this CD is great. It is very original and reflects the unique talent of this amazing new artist. Pho Sho is my favorite song although all of the songs are excellent. I highly recommend this album.