Glitched-out chipmunks release “Skipmunks Vol. 1″

skipmunksv1-cover-CThe Chipmunks, lovable singing robots that resemble rodents, have begun to break down, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing new music.

Now calling themselves “Skipmunks,” the malfunctioning ‘munks have released a new compilation of glitchy, new aesthetic pop, covering songs by Madonna, T-Pain, Beyonce, and more.

“We wanted to sh-sh-sh-sh-show that we can still make beautiful music even if people think we’re ‘broken,’” said ∀lvͮͮͮͮͮin, the self-proclaimed leader of the group.

It is not clear if there are other sets of chipmunk robots that are still fully functional, or if the Skipmunks were the only set. It had not been previously revealed that the Chipmunks were robotic in nature, with the studio preferring to preserve the illusion that they were living creatures.

“We know from Baudelaire that irregularity is an essential part of beauty,” said §imͫͫͫoᴎ, whose AI has been extensively trained in literature and philosophy. “So it’s not surprising that our best record ever is th≣␦ᅀީ⚿ᢱᚧ␊ợ៩ԫₐ with the most errors.”

The new compilation, Skipmunks Volume 1, is available for free download from Bandcamp, and released by Indianapolis-based Bad Taste Music Exchange. It features 20 hits from the 1970s through today, performed in a surprisingly catchy, thoroughly modern style.

https://stallio.bandcamp.com/album/animals-within-animals-presents-skipmunks-volume-1

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bt#42: animals within animals presents skipmunks volume 1

release date: 7/7/17

When you think back, it should’ve been obvious that something was wrong with The Chipmunks. Something about the way they moved, the way they sang. Something you could never describe. Now that they’ve started to break down, there are many questions, but few answers. You scan the recordings for clues.

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  1. I Feel Love (Skipmunk Mix)
  2. Miss You (Skipmunk Mix)
  3. The Robots (Skipmunk Mix)
  4. Physical (Skipmunk Mix)
  5. Electric Avenue (Skipmunk Mix)
  6. When Doves Cry (Skipmunk Mix)
  7. Love Song (Skipmunk Mix)
  8. Justify My Love (Skipmunk Mix)
  9. Closer (Skipmunk Mix)
  10. Boys & Girls (Skipmunk Mix)
  11. Hypnotize (Skipmunk Mix)
  12. Try Again (Skipmunk Mix)
  13. Last Resort (Skipmunk Mix)
  14. Drop It Like It’s Hot (Skipmunk Mix)
  15. Buy U A Drank (Skipmunk Mix)
  16. My Humps (Skipmunk Mix)
  17. Somebody That I Used to Know (Skipmunk Mix)
  18. Partition (Skipmunk Mix)
  19. Uptown Funk (Skipmunk Mix)
  20. Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh) (Skipmunk Mix)

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening Episode 254

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening
Episode 254

  • End.User – Dissin Monks – War
  • Yaka-Anima – Y-A-05 – Cerro A
  • Qebrus – Hmn Fshn – Exophobia Xtnd
  • Skymall – Post-Traumatic Growth – Welcome to Camp Blood Vol. 1
  • Mad Maximillian – An Incontainable Spill – MMXVII
  • Cobalt Road & StΛqq ƟverflƟ – Landmass – Biosphere
  • David Morneau – The Black Hallway – Broken Memory
  • Ministry – Side FX Include Mikey’s Middle Finger – From Beer to Eternity
  • Camille Android – Boom Boom Kaos – NiÑ4 Robo7
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Preyouandi – Returnal
  • Blank Banshee – Ecco Chamber – Mega
  • Insect Deli – Swiftly Tailored Damnation – MMXVII
  • Speak Onion – Correction – Welcome to Camp Blood Vol. 1
  • Lorn – Entangled – The Maze to Nowhere, Part 2
  • Wolf Eyes – Thirteen – Undertow

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening Episode 253

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening
Episode 253

  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [entire album in reverse]

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening Episode 252

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening
Episode 252

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening Episode 251

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening
Episode 251

  • The Evolution Control Commitee – What Would You Think If I Sang AutoTune? – All Rights Reserved
  • Dj Scotch Bonnet – Taboola – Small But Hard Mix 2
  • Big City Orchestra – Mr. Kite – The Beatlerape
  • Humanfobia – Social Networks Apocalypse – Insomnia Zero
  • Mini Nifty – Believing – Choice Samples
  • Sara Goodman – Saturn’s Rain – Airplanes No Longer Exist
  • Eazykill – Fri10 Nzn Btb 4k – Chaos Gnome
  • Walter Gross – And Death Shall Flee from Them… – The Death of a Samplesman
  • The Negative Beatles (aka Inverse Beatles) – I Would Really Like to See Her Tour – Meet the Negative Beatles
  • Mikrosopht – High Volume and Aggressive Presentation I-II – OPQRST
  • Boobs of Doom – Pay-Per-View – Motel
  • Wendy Carlos – Spring – Sonic Seasonings

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening Episode 250

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening
Episode 250: Mother’s Day

  • Plunderphonics – Mother – Plunderphonics 96/69
  • The Evolution Control Committee – Dominion/Mother Russia – A Paltry Demonstration of the Inestimable Talents of The Evolution Control Committee
  • P. Kirn – Mother of All Models – Chipspeech Automate Songs 01
  • Bjork – Mother Heroic – Family Tree
  • Matmos – Cloth Mother/Wite Mother – Quasi-Objects
  • Brian Eno – Mother Whale Eyeless – Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
  • The Tape-Beatles – In Search of Peace (Mother) – The Grand Delusion
  • Download – Mother Sonne – The Eyes of Stanley Pain
  • FKA Twigs – Mothercreep – M3LL155X
  • Resident Ghosts – Nice Moon/Motherflower – Violet Comet 2
  • Danzig – Mother / The Catch Up
  • stAllio! – A Thing of the Past – Sword to Your Mother
  • The Knife – We Share Our Mother’s Health – Silent Shout
  • Solypsis – Mother with 1000 Arms – And 7
  • Uncertain – Mother Gave Birth to a Nail-Covered Lamb – Wet N Spooky Halloween 2016

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening Episode 249

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening
Episode 249

  • Mitch Posada – Protovomb pt 3 – Paresthesia
  • Badrich – Slend (Baconhanger Hybrid) – MMXVII
  • Susumu Yokota – Kodomotachi – Tapper
  • DuermeDuerme – Tongue – GamineGamine
  • Five Starcle Men – B1 – Five Starcle Men
  • Slagseed – Forfuckssake – MMXVII
  • Monster X – Deadly – Disco Zombie Paradise
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal – Returnal
  • Bombardier – A Vision of Things to Come – Fury
  • General Magic – Rechenexe – Tapper
  • Vorrs – XXXXX – XXXXX
  • The Bug Vs Earth – Boa – The Bug Vs Earth
  • Carl Stone – Shibucho – Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening Episode 248

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening
Episode 248

  • Chaz Jankel – 3,000,000 Synths – Change the Beat
  • Sound Victim – Into the Ground – Terror in Dreamland
  • Animals Within Animals – It’s More Fun to Compute (Currently Untitled Remix)
  • Dimuzio Matmos Wobbly – No. 2 Pencil – Rotate Vortex
  • Bourbonese Qualk – Mystery Dance – Laughing Afternoon
  • Himuro Yoshiteru – Empty Packet (Instrumental) – 7th Shape Shifting
  • Candie Hank – Disko der Aussatzigen – Groucho Running
  • Djwwww – Real Love – U.S.M!
  • Wolf Eyes – Cynthia Vortex aka Trip Memory Illness – I Am a Problem / Mind in Pieces
  • Hurtdeer – Gaslighting – Ichor in My Bloodstream
  • Animals Within Animals – We Didn’t Start the Fire (Currently Untitled Remix)
  • Autechre – vekoS – Exai
  • BEAST – You’ve Got Rabies on Your Breath! – Noise

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening Episode 247

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Active Listening / The Act of Listening
Episode 247

  • Coh – Dynamo Babe – 0397Post Pop
  • Debmaster – Grossmutter Anthem – Grossmutter
  • Iglooghost – Honey Coat (Float Version)
  • Pan Sonic – Kaasu – Vakio
  • Nearest – Covered Vices – Triggers
  • Rat – Gravy – It’s Fan-Dabi-Dozi!
  • Cassetteboy – Dogs Again Is It? – Mick’s Tape
  • Wevie de Crepon – Puppy Love – The Age Old Age of Old Age
  • Dat Politics – #8 – Viligier
  • Mikrosopht – Graffiti – OPQRST
  • Blank Banshee – My Machine – Mega
  • The Soft Pink Truth – What’s a Computer? – Why Pay More?
  • Vaetxh – List of Lists – Libet Tones
  • Parasite – Corporate States of America – Parasite vs Electromeca
  • Bit Mummy – Avril 14th (Noise Rush Rush Rush Mix) – Bit Mummy/Starshine Split
  • The Tear Garden – Splatterflick – Eye Spy with My Little Eye

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