Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep: 8-Bit Operators - "The Model"

Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep

Sunday, February 11, 2007

8-Bit Operators - "The Model"



8-Bit Operators are a collective whose roots lie in various web communities, such as Myspace, Live Journal and Nanoloop. This internet project has been established for around two years, growing into "8-Bit Operators: An 8-Bit Tribute To Kraftwerk".

This concept involves reworking famous Krafywerk tracks like "The Model" and "Showroom Dummies" using vintage computer game systems. If you think some of the sounds sound familiar, it will be done to the fact that some of the equipment used includes Gameboys, SNES and Commodore64's, as well as circuit-bent Furbies!.

Wire Magazine's Simon Reynolds calls it "..techno filtered through an indie-rock lo-fi amatuerism and archness". Disquiet has an mp3 of a Gameboy/Atari 2600 collaboration from 2004. While head over to Myspace to stream some of the Kraftwerk numbers.

Order the album here.

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