If you are a fan of video games and have been playing since the late 80’s, early 90’s, you may, like me, share a love for the music of the 8-bit generation. As you may know, there is a whole genre of music, called chiptune, that creates music using the sounds from programmable sound generators used in old video games. Sabrepulse is a well-known artist in this genre, and Famicom Connection was the album that brought me into it. It’s upbeat, fun, and like the storylines of 8-bit games gone past, playfully dramatic (note: the first track on this album is mostly noise and the fun starts at track two).
If this genre sounds appealing to you, give Famicom Connection a listen. You might find yourself walking into the next budget meeting feeling like Pfc. Bill Rizer from Contra, ready to side-scroll through the deficit tab of the spreadsheet. Ugh, I’ll see myself out.