Yet another stellar chiptune experience from Pixelh8.
Pixelh8, more humanly known as Matthew Applegate, is quite the talented chip musician. With his purely retro 2007 release "The Boy With the Digital Heart", he proved himself to be a very capable chiptune artist.
Now he's released his third full studio album, dubbed "And The Revolution". Bringing back those trademark chip-drums of his, Pixelh8 proves himself once again here with another memorable experience. The album contains eleven tracks, most of which are full-length, brining the total running time to over thirty minutes. Things kick off strong with "The Girl From The Future", and then it's on to "revolution" mode by the fourth track "Out On The Floor", which actually includes, in a Pixelh8 first, chiptune lyrics. The subsequent "IED" is a unique sort of party track, with a nice, dark sort of melody. "Current Affairs", track number nine, is the second and last lyrical tune on the album, and the results are very nice. "You Were Born To Save The World" comes immediately after, and it's basically the best song on the whole thing. In it is, apparently, an Atari, a GameBoy, and an orchestra, and the results are great. Pixelh8 rounds things off with "Loading Dreams", a short Commodore 64-style theme that glitches and breaks down (intentionally) at the end.
If you're a chiptune fan at all, do yourself a favor and buy "Revolution", and experience yet again the melodic chip-goodness that calls itself Pixelh8.