ONLY ON OFFWORLD: PREVIEW JAMES KOCHALKA’S GAME BOY ADVANCE ALBUM ‘DIGITAL ELF’


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8.5.2009

Brandon Boyer

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As you may have spotted via his American Elf site, Offworld’s Monster Mii and Superf*ckers Review creator James Kochalka has just released his latest Superstar album, Digital Elf, this time with a twist: all 15 songs were composed and performed on his Game Boy Advance in Nanoloop.

This isn’t quite your usual chiptune affair, though: if you recall his Offworld-original sexy holiday song for Monster Mii Zex, or his Superf*ckers theme song, you’ll know exactly what to expect.

The Digital Elf album’s just gone up for sale exclusively at Burlington, VT’s Pure Pop, and Kochalka’s sent over one track — the brilliantly self-mythologizing Robot Shark — for your preview perusal below.

Follow all of Kochalka’s exploits and find links to his comics and anthologies at AmericanElf.com, hear more 8-bit Kochalka with this sloopygoop remix, The Golden Booger (!), and see more live music performances from Giant Robot’s recent exhibition.

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  1. RE: DOCTOR POPULAR

    I am now solely buying non-downloadable because many places either don’t tell you what kind of audio quality you can expect when you buy and/or don’t possess the same discerning sense of audio encoder artifacts that the customer does.

    BUT!.. chip-tunes are exactly the kind of song that work well with lots of lossy codecs even at low bandwidths.

    RE: Brandon Boyer

    Man, I hate to rain on the picnic, but “self-mythologizing?” That might be true if awkward and apparently arbitrary figures (of many various sorts) weren’t a dime a dozen. Everyone and their mom’s got “ONE SHOT” of some abrupt, attention grabbing, and superficially weird glimpse into these cheap, “random” creations.

    Don’t get me wrong, I like the cheap, “random” sense of humor. But self-mythologizing? Nah.


  2. Chip + Vocals tend to require a lil more bandwidth :D

    Got my cd today, very good, would buy again +1 a+++


  3. Pingback: Digital Digital Elf: James Kochalka’s GBA/Nanoloop album arrives on iTunes | VENUS PATROL


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