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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.

bt#42: animals within animals presents skipmunks volume 1

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.

download mp3s:

  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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bt#41: stAllio! – fixed that for you

stAllio! - fixed that for youbt#41: stAllio! – fixed that for you

release date: april 26, 2016

this is the one you’ve been waiting for — stAllio!’s third post-mashup release kicks it up another notch to expert level. pop music is shredded apart and intricately woven back into new hooks, mashed to pieces but still recognizable and accessible. no fx, no chipmunking, no corny one-liners where the whole joke is in the title — this is lesson three in how to “mash smarter, not harder.”

comes with a 10-page booklet complete with sample list! it’s a free download (also on bandcamp).

download mp3s:

  1. mash smarter not harder (smartass mix)
  2. bust a groove
  3. people like damn
  4. superman vs robo-haters
  5. booms of doom pt 1: howl at the boom
  6. booms of doom pt 2: boom worker
  7. howl at the dead boom bam footworker (remix by Dr. AWIA, V.M.D.)

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bt#40: stAllio! – sword to your mother

stAllio! - sword to your motherbt#40: stAllio! – sword to your mother

release date: october 2, 2015

you had probably forgotten that line, buried in the liner notes for 2008′s wack cylinders, that read “part one of a trilogy i haven’t named yet.” and who could blame you? there have been three other stAllio! releases since then! but stAllio! never forgot, and the trilogy that still hasn’t been named continues with part two — sword to your mother.

part two continues many of the loop-based appropriation techniques of part one, and throws in a few new tricks. it’s a little glitchier, a little less chatty. it’s a meditation on death and dying technology. it’s a free download.

download mp3s:

  1. this could be close
  2. a thing of the past
  3. a kind of death
  4. winding up
  5. an added advantage
  6. like a broken mp3
  7. everything’s silent
  8. this failed future
  9. tainted canvas
  10. proud and stupid
  11. computer graveyard

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stAllio! – tainted canvas from Benjamin Berg on Vimeo.

bt#39: humdrum – sivok

humdrum - sivokbad taste #39: humdrum — sivok

release date: october 2, 2015

sivok is a direct result of forced entry.

humdrum returns with more heavy drums and gritty basslines that make your speakers hum.

download mp3s:

  1. march to the dead
  2. switchback
  3. skaths rupture
  4. facility of destruction
  5. wired souls

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bt#38: stAllio! – on the DLL

cover artbt#38: stAllio! – on the DLL
release date: december 19, 2012

stAllio!’s triumphant return to the world of sonified data! once again, stAllio! plunges deep into his hard drive and listens to the data — image files, executables, and link libraries alike are converted to sound for his review. the choicest bits of data are then meticulously assembled into music: glitchy melodies, skittery rhythms, and thunderous beats emerge from the digital noise. you could call it IDM (interpreted data music), dirty 8-bit, or glitch-hop. stAllio! used to call it databent music, but these days prefers the simpler term data sound.

this is stAllio!’s first full-length release in the data sound style (his label debut, dissonance is bliss!, and 2004′s true data 12″, were both EPs) and his first release as a pay-as-thou-wilt bandcamp download. so stream it online, download it for free if you’re feeling cheap, or even chip in a few bucks for your music the way people used to — but whatever you do, don’t sleep on this!

includes 10 brand-new data sound bangers from stAllio! and a bonus remix by schaedel!

stream/download on bandcamp!

baconhanger – suslatry out now!

bt artist baconhanger has a new EP out on scolex! it’s called suslatry and it’s available for free download or as a super-limited 3″ cd!

united states of americore – out now

check out this cool new comp, featuring tracks from bt artists dr. butcher m.d. and baconhanger, as well as AWIA members crazy gnome and freebase frenzy, and lots more of our friends:

bt#37: animals within animals – produce, abuse, resample

bt#37: animals within animals – produce, abuse, resample

release date: february 29, 2012

every four years comes a day that shouldn’t be—a horrible mistake of a day, like someone’s played a prank on the calendar. we tack an extra day onto the end of february because we have nowhere else to put it; the other months are too crammed full of days already, and poor february has so little… but it’s not enough; like a bad toupee, it just draws more attention to the problem.

animals within animals chose this day, february 29, to release their new album, produce, abuse, resample. did they choose this date to say that this release, like leap day, is an artifact of our damaged system—a kludge, an attempt to fill some vaguely perceived cultural gap using whatever they had on hand? did they choose the date as a wry acknowledgment that it takes them too long to put out material? did they just do it because it sounded cool? because they wanted it out in february and that was the last possible day?

none of these questions will be answered when you hear the album. but on that hourlong odyssey of noisy collage, ritualistic beats, ambience, and profanity, you just may learn what happens when you find a stranger in the alps.

the download is free—as in “free samples”.

download mp3s:

  1. portmanteau
  2. last splash (hello darkness)
  3. approach the world through your ears
  4. four-letter edit
  5. ritual sample abuse
  6. destroy 2000 chip shop windows
  7. rub your head
  8. i don’t need to deal with this shitty music
  9. covered with scorpions
  10. that beeping stuff
  11. rectum abortion music
  12. beautiful stranger
  13. computer scooter
  14. something is wrong
  15. noise is wrong
  16. who?
  17. supposedly there’s a heaven but no one can prove it
  18. abused sample ritual (meta etc mix)
  19. four-letter edit #2
  20. witches in nature’s colors

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bt#36: baconhanger – descensus inferos

baconhanger - descensus inferosbt#36: baconhanger – descensus inferos

release date: january 8, 2012

baconhanger is back with four new tracks of breakcore brutality! descend ever deeper into punishing rhythms and demonic dissonance. the download is free, but what will be the cost to your soul?

download mp3s:

  1. Descensus Inferos
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Malleus Maleficarum
  4. Demon Power