11 track album
I have released my first chiptune album (and first album EVER)!! 31 minutes of upbeat, soaring chiptuney goodness. Show your support by downloading the album for 5 bucks on bandcamp~! Each song individually is 99 cents so buying the whole album is like 6 bucks cheaper! SCORE. Please show your support and share with your friends. Cheers!
Bubblegum Astronaut sprite drawn by Austin Matthews and colored by Shawn (who is awesome and one heck of an artist)
Sorry for sidewinding you with an irrelevant picture of Mario, but I wanted to get your attention for a second, and this seemed like a decent way to do it.
Above is a link to a musical album by my friend. It’s an album of original chiptune music called “Bubblegum Astronaut”. Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of chiptune music. I don’t have anything against it, I just feel like it’s part of that retro gaming scene I’ve never been a big fan of. But he’s my friend, and I listened to it, thinking, “Ok, I’ll indulge him”. Turns out, I actually liked it. A lot.
And if a humbugger like me enjoys it, then a person who stops to look at a cool take on 8-bit Mario such as yourself just might enjoy it too. “Bubblegum Astronaut” is a labor of love by a very talented man. Austin is a writer, voice actor, musician, and all-around swell guy. He fully throws himself into projects with more passion than anybody else I’ve ever met and produces great results. And I think a lot of people would like this album if they gave it a chance.
Look, I know a lot of you are here for your own reasons. Maybe you just wanna look at Doctor Who gifs or follow an artist you like. Maybe you’re paying attention to this post because you follow my blog because I reblog a lot of comic book stuff. Maybe you’re searching the Mario tag which I’m apologetically deceitfully putting into this post to trick people into seeing it. But I believe in the Internet’s power to spread new, cool, original things by independent artists, and Austin’s “Bubblegum Astronaut” is all of those things.
You don’t have to buy it. It’s a Bandcamp link. You can just go and listen to the whole album for free there, and if you like it enough, it’s only five bucks to download and take the music everywhere. And it’s worth it. So please, reblog this post. If you like the album, reblog this post. If you think a friend who follows your blog would like it, reblog this post. It’s worth it.
Oh and because we’re crediting cool people who do cool things, here’s the artist of that Mario gif.
TL;DR: Reblog if you love Super Mario Bros and classic NES.