I just discovered an amazing (and obscure) genre – the blending of 8-bit chiptunes (think classic Nintendo) with post-rock. Noisewaves is a band from Grand Rapids, MI, and they recently (May 2010) published their self-title E.P.
The genre is familiar if you’ve ventured into any minimalist post-rock, but the 8-bit layers help create a unique sound that really makes this music stand out. The third track, Voice Recognition, Everything, is guaranteed to make you feel warm fuzzies inside (or is it cold, digital buzzies?).