Pixelh8 has released three “chip tune” studio albums “Video Games Ruined My Life” (2006), “The Boy With The Digital Heart” (2007), “And The Revolution” (2009) and two large scale musical studies “Obsolete?” (2009) and “Observations” (2010).
Pixelh8 – Observations
“Observations” is an audio visual study of the people, machines and practices at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, which culminated in two performances on 12th &13th of March, 2010 during the Cambridge Science Festival.The piece poses the question of “What does it mean to be an Astronomer?” and how it has evolved; from observations with the unaided eye and the first telescopic studies 400 years ago, to modern telescopes and satellites collecting data across the full reach of the spectrum, and the importance of theoretical study of astronomical concepts such as cosmology.
Pixelh8 – And The Revolution
After two years of performing, creating software and tons of research. Pixelh8 returns with his third studio album. And The Revolution pushes the boundaries of chip tune once again featuring robot vocals, machines blowing up and an orchestra, it’s a revolution.
Pixelh8 – Obsolete?
Pixelh8’s work “Obsolete?” is a audio study of the people, machines, history of The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park and looks closely at the themes of mathematics, logic, code-breaking and enciphering. The project was funded by the PRS Foundations new music award and commissioned by The National Museum of Computing and uses computers from the National Museum’s collection.
Pixelh8 – The Boy With The Digital Heart
Pixelh8′s second album, written entirely from scratch, every beat every note, written on the original machines in code, no effects, no trackers, no cross platform compositional tools, if the original machines couldn’t do it, it didn’t go on it. Released Decmber 12th, 2007. Available here on CD (from the sidebar on
Pixelh8 – Videogames Ruined My Life
The long awaited 14-track debut album, which melted two laptops in the process, took two commodore 64′s, one 48k spectrum, one nes, one snes, five gameboys, several kids toys and keyboards, countless yards of wire and solder to make. Features tracks “Walking Home From School Together” & “Kilobyte Rider” as heard on BBC radio 1. Released December 10th 2006. Buy directly from the artist here on CD (from the sidebar on the right) or from iTunes UK, USA, Rhapsody Or Napster