Hey friends, I hope you have a box of tissues handy before you watch the opening titles for the documentary entitled Europe In 8 Bits by Device. Though if you are like me and do get teary-eyed at least it’s because it all has a happy ending.
“EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent.”
A big thanks to our friends at Warpo for giving us the heads on the video in the first place.