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Labyrinth

by Monomer

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I found this album through Spin Rhythm XD, a game I know well for its music choice. While only Arcana Engine is in SRXD, the catchy retro-synth style of this album makes me wish the whole album was in the game.
This album has some of the best chiptune songs in my opinion. Warden and Echolocation are just incredible and unlike anything I've ever heard. Definitely check this one out; it is absolutely worth the $7. Favorite track: Warden.
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Jojess Fournier Chiptune / Synthwave heaven, nyaa~
Eric Trejo
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Eric Trejo I love the natural blend of chip and synth. We need more! The 80s sfx mixed in the tracks is ok, not always my tea, but each track shines when the modern feel of originality kicks in! I love those sound effects! Favorite track: Arcana Engine.
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Warden 04:17
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Labyrinth 04:32
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Fata Morgana 04:07
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Echolocation 04:05
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Mindthief 04:17

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Labyrinth is everything I love about synthwave and chipmusic: chunky staccato bass lines, soaring melodies, oceans of spacious reverb and heavy, pumping drums. It was written between daydreams of androids, brain-hacking, and digital kingdoms fraught with the monsters in the machine. It was the most fun I've ever had working on music, and I hope that shows in each and every track.

Written gradually over the course of a year and a half, Labyrinth turned out to be the biggest musical challenge I've faced so far. It incorporates a wide array of instruments, from synths like Plogue’s Chipsounds VST and u-he’s Diva, to live guitar on a Fender Telecaster. My main goal after Quite Operational was to create an album where each song had a unique character, not only in the composition but also in the arrangement, production and mixing. This led to a lot of new territory for me, which was both exciting and terrifying, but I’m extremely happy with the end result and can’t wait to share it.

This album wouldn't have been possible without help from some fantastic friends. A special thank you goes out to Bill Mueller, Trevor McEwen, Mark Barry, Tim Gardiner, and Katie Trotta. In addition, a huge thanks goes to Steve Jenkins at Telefuture and C-jeff at Ubiktune for their encouragement and advice with this release, and to Rufus Blacklock for his awesome artwork and incredible enthusiasm. Cheers!

I'm extremely excited to have this album be a part of both the Telefuture and Ubiktune catalogs! Make sure to check out their other artists:

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released November 6, 2014

Mastering by Bill Mueller
Design and layout by Rufus Blacklock

Uses the following samples from Freesound.org:

"tibetan chant falsalama 3 med wet" by Falsalama - CC Sampling+ License

"Scream 01" by adriancalzon - CC Attribution License

"MAN SCREAM" by queen_westeros - CC 0 License

"heartbeats" by patobottos - CC 0 License

"Clock ticking" by Mortifreshman - CC 0 License

"Mechanical alarm clock is ticking (SLAVA)" by ST303 - CC 0 License

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