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Melbourne's Square Sounds festival announces final artist lineup

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Melbourne's Square Sounds festival announces final artist lineup

Australia's only festival focussed on chipmusic and retrotech, Square Sounds, has announced the remainder of its lineup featuring music inspired by - and created with - retro videogame hardware.

Square Sounds will party over two nights in Melbourne this February, with chiptune, micropop, skweee dreamsynth and experimental electronica, retro soundscapes and 8bit visuals promising punters a unique audio-visual feast for the senses.

Deservedly labelling its lineup as "blue chip", the festival will feature a total of 17 audio and four visual artists - including international stars of chipmusic and its related genres - such as e Elliot, A_Art, Pselodux, Hunz (previously known as 7bit Hero), Cheapshot, Omodaka and more.

All I can think of right now is the sound of collecting coins in Super Mario Bros as a sampled loop over the top of 1987 Final Fantasy score. Genius.

Tickets are on sale now.

- Amy Robinson