Friday, December 04, 2009

I'm dreaming of an 8-bit Christmas

It's the holiday season, y'all, and you know what that means: It's time to pull out the chip-tune Christmas albums!

What? You say you don't have any chip-tune Christmas albums? Well, dry those tears, little ones--The Gay Gamer (standing in for good ol' Saint Nick 'cause, you know, he's busy finalizing those "naughty" and "nice" lists) has a gift for you!

Actually, Doctor Octoroc has a gift for you: A free (downloadable) copy of his 2008 album, "8-bit Jesus." Yes, it was released around this time last year, but since it's still available for download (as a .rar. or. zip) from his site, I thought I'd mention it.

Hell, I downloaded the album last year simply because of its awesome cover:

The tunes contained within--which have titles like "We Three Konami" and "Little Drummer Nemo"--are just as awesome, though--as I'm sure you'll find after you download the album for yourself (or your loved ones--remember, this is the season of giving!).

"8-bit Jesus" isn't the only chip-tune Christmas album coming down the chimney this year. Rush Coil (who I wasn't aware of until yesterday, sadly) also has put out a holiday-themed album, "8-bit Christmas."

This one isn't free, unfortunately--a digital copy costs $3, while a "limited run" CD costs $10--but a quick listen confirms that it's well worth your cash. I particularly like his/her/its/their (??) shimmering rendition of "O Holy Night."

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