16 Bit Ones
Vague memories swirl... being a kid in the 90s. Metallic hi hats and fuzzy drums set the pace as my ears were exposed to wondrous sounds. Unforgettable melodies programmed across a vast ocean, imprinted in neural networks forged in the heart of the 16 bit era. The majority of my music career has served as a love letter to downsampled timbres, so
Vague memories swirl... being a kid in the 90s. Metallic hi hats and fuzzy drums set the pace as my ears were exposed to wondrous sounds. Unforgettable melodies programmed across a vast ocean, imprinted in neural networks forged in the heart of the 16 bit era. The majority of my music career has served as a love letter to downsampled timbres, so it's only right that I finally pay homage down to the kilobyte, looping less than a megabyte. On this collection you'll find my renditions of some lesser known Nintendo compositions alongside a selection of all time classics, with some of my own cartridge-infused offerings sprinkled in for good measure. Get equipped with 16 Bit Ones!
To access the desired sonic qualities, this album was mostly recorded with a Synergy I synthesizer, a rare instrument manufactured between 1982 and 1985 that runs off cartridges, just like the Super Nintendo!
This album is mixed in sparkling SPATIAL AUDIO, optimized for immersive headphone listening. We're taking it way back to the days of old school consoles, but let it be known that this is the opposite of “lo-fi” - I want an elaborate polyphonic universe to animate between your ears; to deliver positive contact to your auditory nerve. You are now the face on the cover of this album, surrounded by uplifting sounds. HAVE A GOOD TIME!
A special note to my longtime listeners: This is a brand new re-imagining of one of my rarest collections! New track list, all new mix, painstaking re-engineering and re-mastering. When I decided to finally get 16 Bit Ones up on streaming services, it led to a chain reaction, from making sure I've properly licensed foreign compositions to realizing I wanted to deeply focus on improving the sound quality of the original album mix. I've made the decision to no longer offer the original version for sale here on Bandcamp, but it is by no means my intention to lock people out of accessing it - if those who purchased the original version can no longer find it here on Bandcamp, please let me know and I will absolutely make sure I can get it into your hands. Thanks as always for your support and understanding. I appreciate you!
Tracks 10, 13, 14, and 17 written and composed by W. Curley for We Could Win (ASCAP)
The remaining compositions were created by a collective of incredibly talented musicians. Click on each track info section to learn about the composer(s) and publishing information. All cover songs licensed officially through Easy Song Licensing, with full permission granted in writing. Documentation available upon request.