Music

Electronic Music in Early Science Fiction

Sound is such an important part of a science fiction world. I'm always listening to the big hit soundtracks, like Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy and the score for the first Mass Effect game. But what's interesting to me as a fan sci-fi as well as music is that some of the earliest electronic music composers were inspired by a… Continue reading Electronic Music in Early Science Fiction

Music

Kraftwerk Meets 8-Bit

As a massive Kraftwerk fan, I was thrilled to find a totally original tribute to Kraftwerk called 8-Bit Operators. On this CD, a number of chiptune musicians retool Kraftwerk's hits using mostly 8-bit video game systems. It's a riot for the ears. Must-hears include Nullsleep's "The Model" and Herbert Weixelbaum's totally video-gamey "Tanzmusik," which sounds like… Continue reading Kraftwerk Meets 8-Bit