glomag has been writing music on gameboys since 2001, working with Nanoloop and Little Sound DJ programs. It is his contention that his interest in music grew out of an early obsession with Astroboy, coupled with the formative experience of finding a trilobite fossil in his schoolyard and further ingrained as an adult when he ripped a label from a maple syrup tin to find strange, colorful images hidden beneath. He once pulled a small pile of aluminum cones from a garbage dumpster and attempted to sell them to the Museum of Modern Art.
He has performed in and around the U.S. and Europe and his compositions have been presented at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The American Center in Paris, the Blip Festival in NY and on television and radio in the US, Belgium and France. More recently he has been writing and directing the video series This Spartan Life, a "talk show in gamespace", which is videotaped in the game Halo 3 and features his music along with other chiptune artists.
8-Bit Operators - DEVO Tribute - "Crack That Chip!"
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In what now appears to have been a trilogy of tributes to bands who wear custom suits and were innovative electronically (our Kraftwerk and Beatles tributes preceded) , 8-Bit Operators today released the Devo Tribute: Crack That Chip!
on 12/12/12 . Paying homage to a great American group who were conceptual and tangible minimalist punks before there was such a thing back in 1974, and to this day for that matter. So here we go again covering tracks in hard-chip micro-digital space-punk electro-funk music style,
Featuring 8-Bit Operators, Psilodump, Bacalao, sea64, 8 Bit Weapon, Bubblyfish, GOTO80, Herbert Weixelbaum, glomag, ComputeHer, Coleco Music, Saskrotch, Burnkit2600, Richard Hess, Aonami, Receptors, minusbaby, Stenobot, Shrimps...more..
Watch teaser-video #1 here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXJRmSzThy4
Watch teaser-video #2 here: youtu.be/mCGlvZKi7nM
Watch the 8BitOps' Stenobot - Blockhead - Chris Pirate video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM39VH6TwIE
BoojiBit START-Patrol micro-sculpture by Jesse Turnbull.
Blockhead bonus comic-book by Chris Pirate
All songs / characteristics composed/owned by Devo/ Mutato and/or their affiliates.
All licensing for this release secured by Receptors Music Inc.
8-BIT OPERATORS features the top 8-bit artists from Europe, USA, South America & Asia covering innovative musical icons Kraftwerk, Devo & The Beatles in micro-digital space-punk chiptune style, utilizing re-tooled micro-chip hardware such as Game Boys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Commodore 64 and Apple II 8-bit computers. Conceived/compiled by electronic producer Jeremy Kolosine (Receptors, Futurisk).
8-Bit Operators alumni
8 Bit Weapon
The Depreciation Guild
gwEm and Counter Reset
David E. Sugar