Pretty Eight Machine (album)

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Pretty Eight Machine
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Studio album by Inverse Phase
Released June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
Genre Chiptune, electronic
Length48:41
Inverse Phase chronology
Pretty Eight Machine
(2012)
Chiplust
(2014)

Pretty Eight Machine is a tribute album by Inverse Phase, released on June 14, 2012. It features 8-bit covers of the 10 songs from Nine Inch Nails' 1989 debut album Pretty Hate Machine . [1] [2] The album was crowdfunded via Kickstarter. $3,654 was raised by 162 people for the production. [1] [2] [3] [4] The album was recorded on 8-bit systems arranged to the sound bytes of games and consoles, such as Metal Gear 2 and Castlevania 3 . [5] The sound configurations include SID/6581 (Commodore 64), POKEY (Atari 800), straight 2A03 (NES), SN76489 (Sega Master System), LR35902 (Game Boy), and OPLL (MSX-MUSIC or Japanese Sega Master System). [6] [7] The album artwork is based on Pretty Hate Machine's 2010 album artwork by Rob Sheridan. [3] Trent Reznor and Rob Sheridan responded positively to the album. [7] [3]

Inverse Phase American musician

Brendan Becker, known by his stage name Inverse Phase, is an American video game composer and chiptune musician, using Atari, Commodore, and Nintendo hardware. He also speaks and hosts workshops on video game music, chiptunes, and composing.

Chiptune music created through 8-bit sound chips

Chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is a style of synthesized electronic music made using the programmable sound generator (PSG) sound chips in vintage arcade machines, computers and video game consoles. The term is commonly used to refer to tracker format music which intentionally sounds similar to older PSG-created music, as well as music that combines PSG sounds with modern musical styles.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock band

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. The band consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, as well as English musician Atticus Ross. Over the course of their three-decade existence, the band has signed with several major labels, the most current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Trent Reznor and performed by Inverse Phase. [8]

Trent Reznor American musician

Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016. His first release under the Nine Inch Nails name, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released nine Nine Inch Nails studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012.

No.TitleOriginal nameLength
1."Head Like I/O""Head Like a Hole"4:59
2."Atarible Lie""Terrible Lie"4:38
3."Downloadin' It""Down in It"3:46
4."SYNCtified""Sanctified"5:49
5."Something You Didn't Ever Have""Something I Can Never Have"5:54
6."Kinda I Want 2A03""Kinda I Want To"4:33
7."SID""Sin"4:03
8."That's What I Chipped""That's What I Get"4:28
9."The Lonely Byte""The Only Time"4:49
10."Token Ringfinger""Ringfinger"5:42

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