With their internationally acclaimed series of tributes to Kraftwerk, The Beatles and Devo already established as benchmarks in the global scene, 8-Bit Operators return by popular demand, this time honoring the timeless synth-pop of Depeche Mode.
Curated by electronic music veteran Jeremy Kolosine, this inspired new collection entitled Enjoy The Science (June 10th release) features the world’s leading artists in the “chiptune” and “synthpunk” movements performing highly musical, lo-bit video-game hardware re-imaginings of 15 favorite Depeche Mode tracks, spanning the band’s incredible 30+ year career. Listen here for a full explanation of the 8-Bit music scene by Kolosine on NPR.
Showcasing the globe’s most inventive, influential and innovative Operatives of 8-bit arrangement, programming, application & hi-tech production, 8-Bit Operators collective is addicted to the sound character delivered by various micro-chips made iconic in the late 20th century (in Nintendos, Ataris, Gameboys, Commodore 64s, Speak & Spells, etc.), and when these devices are musically re-tooled, adapted, or even “circuit-bent”, brand-new creative options and sound palettes are invented.
This collection illustrates, joyously, the emotional versatility, intensity and fun of “chipmusic” especially when inspired by the rich melodies and thoughtful lyrics of Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and former member Vince Clarke.
8-BIT OPERATORS always deliver a masterful selection and, in keeping with previous releases, the band being paid tribute to have personally endorsed the project.
01. Bacalao – But Not Tonight
02. Herbert Weixelbaum – Enjoy The Silence
03. GOTO80 – Boys Say Go
04. Matt Nida feat. Lisa Schumann – Policy of Truth
05. ComputeHer – Strangelove
06. gwEm – Martyr
07. Laker feat. ONTBG – Clean
08. 8-Bit Operators – Photographic (Megamix)
09. Patokai – New Life
10. Aonami – (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me
11. crashfaster – Never Let Me Down Again
12. gameboymusicclub – Dreaming Of Me
13. Naomi Sample – Somebody
14. Yerzmeyey – I Just Can’t Get Enough
15. Inverse Phase – Behind The Wheel
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