Are you ready for the non-stop barrage of Christmas music?
Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday have all passed, and you know what that means…Christmas is just around the corner! Last month I got a package in the mail from my parents and one of the presents is really helping me to get into the spirit of the season. A Lego Advent Calendar!
I’ll be uploading the daily builds every day over on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there to see what wonders await us inside! The first day was a boat!
As we head into the Holiday season I can finally reveal the details of the project I’ve been working on for the last month! Are you ready for this? Because we’re doing a sequel!!
Christmas Chips Vol.2
Those of you who have been following since last year may remember my first adventure into chiptune music with the release of “8 Bit Trio – Christmas Chips Volume 1” last December. I’d never tried pure 8-bit music before so I did a little studying and decided to try my hand at some (Public Domain) Christmas carols! Well, even though the Volume 1 bit was originally a joke, I had a flash of inspiration and decided to continue the tradition this year. So I’m happy to announce the release of “Christmas Chips Volume 2” on December 7th!
I’ve got four NEW (still public domain) chiptune Xmas tunes for you this year. From the well-known and loved “Silent Night” and “Carol of the Bells” to the not so loved “I Saw Three Ships” and the not so well-known “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” it’s quite the collection. Although there’s only a few days until the release I thought I’d put the album up for pre-order on Bandcamp and give you a little preview!
That’s right. Silent night in 7/4. Super fun.
So pre-order the album now over on the 8 Bit Trio Bandcamp page to get the full download of the album in your inbox on the 7th as soon as it releases!
I’ll also be having two listening parties so we can celebrate the new music together! The first over on Twitch on the 6th at 11:00pm JST, right before my weekly gaming stream. And the second is on the 8 Bit Trio Youtube Page on the 7th at 10:00 AM JST, the morning of the release! So tune in and say hi while we listen to the new tunes together! (You can go here to figure out what time that will be for you.)
For now, check out Vol.1
During my prep for the new release I had the chance to re-master all of Volume 1. While it’s definitely still a ‘first try’ kind of album I think it sounds much better this time around. So if you missed out on that release last year, or if you’re just really excited about the new release and can’t wait to get some of those sweet chips, be sure to check it out here on YouTube:
That’s all for now, I’ll be updating you all on the different platform releases over the next week, so keep an eye out for that. Until next week!