Noisewaves – chiptunes+post-rock bliss

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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?).

Download Noisewaves, available for free under a by-nc-nd Creative Commons license.