8-Bit Synthtown - A Very Chiptune Christmas
A little something different for the holidays. The 8-bit culture is fascinating to me. And, though I have dabbled in it, I doubt I'll ever fully understand it.
But I love it. I mainly love it for albums like this. I've listened to a handful of 8-bit Christmas albums before, but they never really grabbed me. This one did. It's short and beautiful. It begs for repeated listens. After I get done with one listen, I want to just put it on repeat and roll through it again.
If you really want, you can put this on and pretend that you're a character in a videogame, celebrating Christmas with all your pixelated buddies. My imagination doesn't run quite that deep anymore. For me, I listen to this album and it feels like I'm being called to sit in front of the Christmas tree and play RBI baseball on my GameBoy. Which is what I will do.
It may not be for everyone, but it really is a beautiful little Christmas EP. Each song is wonderfully crafted and layered. It's quite lovely.
There are 5 songs here. And, though the titles don't necessarily reflect it, you get unique renditions of "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree".