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6:00 PM on 12.30.2013

The real world is '80s inspired chiptunes, apparently

I have been a part of the "real world" for a few years now, and I can say from experience that it certainly is not as glamorous as William "WillRock" Harby's new album Welcome to the Real World. We have previously seen a snip...

Darren Nakamura


11:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Download a free track from C-jeff's Big Steel Wheels

Ubiktune has impressed us in the past with its chiptune bundles and its various other published albums. As it turns out, the founder of Ubiktune Dmitry "C-jeff" Zhemkov is not just the Ubiktune founder; he's also a membe...

Darren Nakamura

12:00 PM on 05.12.2013

Pray at the altar of NES chiptune metal with Diad

Chiptunes are cool and all, but you know me -- I gotta have that little extra edge. When chip music emulates face-melting metal, it's one of the nine most beautiful things in the world (maybe some day I'll tell you what the o...

Tony Ponce

6:00 AM on 04.21.2013

Chiptunes plus '80s electronic music is quite delicious

Ubiktune is at it again, this time with a new artist named Monomer who's debut album, Quite Operational, combines '80s-tinged electronic music with 8-bit accents. While I'd normally pass on something that so heavily emphasize...

Jayson Napolitano



Halo 4 OST Volume 2 is everything I wanted out of Halo 4 photo
Halo 4 OST Volume 2 is everything I wanted out of Halo 4
by Jayson Napolitano

Welcome back to Note Worthy, our monthly soundtrack round-up. This issue marks one year of Note Worthy, and I'm changing up things a bit with formatting. In the past, I've featured our ten monthly reviews in alphabetical order, giving each album equal weight, but I want to experiment a bit with this format and present it in a way that lets readers sift through and pick up on the most important releases of the month first with a more in-depth look.

With that said, Halo 4 Original Soundtrack Vol. 2 gets top honors this month, as it provides everything that was missing from the first volume in terms of ambiance and bad ass soundscapes. Other notable releases include Magical Chase and Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin.

As always, enjoy streaming samples courtesy of our SoundCloud account and let us know what you think of the new format! Here's to another year of Note Worthy! 

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6:00 AM on 04.09.2013

Top chiptune talent teams up with Ubiktune for charity

We love Ubiktune. And now there's an even bigger reason to check out their upcoming release titled Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes. An array of secret chiptune artists are joining forces with Noise Channel's c...

Jayson Napolitano

6:45 PM on 03.08.2013

The Black Box: When chiptunes and piano collide

We have come to know and love the excellent offerings from the Ubiktune netlabel over the years, and they've just unleashed an amazing album that combines chiptunes and live piano titled The Black Box. It features ...

Jayson Napolitano

7:30 PM on 11.19.2012

Take a ride with Ubiktune's Motorway and Interlude

Fancy a swing on the funky road of chiptunes this week? Ubiktune's got you covered with another excellent set of releases on their never-ending chiptune label. Motorway is a jazz-funk chiptune album composed with changing tim...

Audun Sorlie

2:00 PM on 09.22.2012

Pick up seven chiptune albums from Ubiktune for just $1

We've mentioned the Ubiktune netlabel a few times over the past year when discussing virt's FX4, the FM synth super compilation SOUNDSHOCK 2, and coda's retrotastic tracer. The netlabel has become well known fo...

Audun Sorlie

4:30 PM on 05.05.2012

Ubiktune releases coda's retromazing tracer album

Ubiktune, the same netlabel that brought you the Genesis-flavored SOUNDSHOCK 2 and virt's excellent FX4 albums, is back with a brand new release by Ken "coda" Snyder called tracer. I really think coda is one of the most talen...

Jayson Napolitano

7:00 PM on 12.17.2011

TtWaV video and remix update: Enter the Metal

[Haven't heard about the Talking to Women about Videogames music video and remix project? Click here for the details. It could make you famous!] Good news! The prior remixes in this ongoing sound/video experim...

Jonathan Holmes