chiptunes

My friend Kaveh pointed me in the direction of a great documentary, Reformat The Planet, about the Chiptune music scene that’s screening through the end of today (Thursday) on Pitchfork.tv.

If you’re unfamiliar, Chiptune music is based around turning Nintendo Gameboys and other low-bit video games into musical instruments and composition tools. I’ve only run into Chiptune music on a few occasions (such as when I saw Richmond, VA’s Narwhalz of Sound), so it was cool to see that the music is out there thriving in a very energetic and inspired way.

Go watch the film before it comes down today.