LISTEN: 8-BIT MILES DAVIS TRIBUTE ALBUM KIND OF BLOOP RELEASED


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8.17.2009

Brandon Boyer

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Now available to all the Kickstarter contributors who helped make the project possible: Kind of Bloop, the 8-bit remake of Miles Davis’ jazz classic Kind of Blue spearheaded by Andy ‘Waxy‘ Baio.

For the general public, the album will be available as a $5 download this Thursday, August 20th (and CDs for the Kickstarters are expected to be shipped in two weeks), but you can preview clips of all five tracks now at the Kind of Bloop website. And I suggest that you do: Shnabubula’s take on All Blues (YouTube of the original) is especially jaw-dropping (though you’ll have to wait for the full release to hear its goosebump-inducing crescendo/breakdown).

All five takes, though, have proven out Baio’s experiment: the unlikely partnering of good jazz’s organic, unrestrained structure via chiptune’s rigid, digital, mathematical rendering is both entirely possible and fantastically glorious as a result.

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COMMENTS

  1. Argh, I’m such a bastard for not contributing in time! I’ve looked forward to this for months. Can’t wait to get my download in a few days.


  2. All Blues IS especially fantastic. It just got better and better. I’ve found myself appreciating the bolder departures rather than the too-faithful tracking. When it’s too straightforward a translation, I can’t help but wonder why I’m not listening to the original recording.



  3. Shame I can’t hear the previews at work, but that pixel art portrait of mr. Davis is t-shirt worthy.