70's electronic music played using 80's technology? That's the theme on this unique tribute album. 8-Bit Operators: An 8-Bit Tribute to Kraftwerk is a compilation being released through Astralwerks next month featuring some of the most prominent artists in the chiptune music scene recreating classic songs by krautrock pioneers Kraftwerk. If you're a fan of Commodore 64 SIDs or compositions made with old video game systems like the NES and Gameboy, then this is a disc you might want to check out. 8 Bit Weapon and Nullsleep are the only two bands I had previously heard of, but there's a lot of variety here, with 15 contributors that span the globe (many of whom participated in last year's Blip Music Festival). You can sample more tracks (including an extended mix of Glomag's rendition of "Pocket Calculator") on the official MySpace page. Look for 8-Bit Operators in stores on February 7th.
» Bonus Track: Glomag - Pocket Calculator
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