So what if Miles Davis grew up in the late 70’s or early 80’s and felt a need to make some incredible music with friends by using the same technology that made old table-top video games, Atari 2600, Nintendo NES, and Game Boys? If you’ve made it this far, then you know that there’s already a genre of music that caters to this called chiptunes. What would happen if you combined Davis with 8-bit music? Blasphemous, or pure lo-fi genius?
This project was released a few months ago but I was not made aware of it until this week, but it’s a song-for-song recreation of Davis’ Kind Of Blue album, but done in chiptune form and called Kind Of Bloop. It was created by Andy Baio, the man behind Waxy.org, and Kickstarter.com, and as Ast0r, Baio has made a number of chiptunes so for Kind Of Bloop he collaborated with fellow 8-bit music enthusiasts to create a note-for-note revision of one of the most well known jazz albums. It’s really cool, but will probably upset jazz purists. Show some support.