Stig takes listeners on a city nighttime adventure with chiptune album

Stig (aka Stephen Patterson) is a British musician known for hybridising modern electronic styles with chiptune elements. The artist has released his latest album, Velocity, for digital download via the Ubiktune record label. The album features a single album composition in two parts all centred on a strong theme. The liner notes state:

Velocity is not about speed, it is about movement and displacement. It plays out as one big cinematic night time adventure in the city, with music that takes you through nightclubs, city streets, motorways and busy plazas, where the city is defined and laid out before you but the journey is yours and yours alone as a listener. This is music intended with the scope of a video game, a world for you to exist in and make your own, but set in the real world, an adventure for your ears within the great adventure that is your life.”

Velocity is an electronic work programmed one note at a time, setting the classic chipsounds of the MOS Technology SID and YM2612 against the vintage electronic drums of the Roland TR-909 and a contemporary rock and dance sound. The music moves through a number of styles and forms, blending classic game sounds with prog rock, fusion and electronic dance music, developing and evolving as it moves forward, only looking back to realise how far it has come. The album can be downloaded now here.

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on April 21, 2015.

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