September 29, 2014
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BRK T-Shirts. They’re back.
http://calmdownkidder.bigcartel.com/

August 23, 2014

The Tin Foil Hat Brigade - Serious Musician

Click here to download The Tin Foil Hat Brigade - Serious Musician (.zip format)

BUY ‘SERIOUS MUSICIAN’ ON CASSETTE TAPE

Unrequited love, the frustrations of modern life, Scallies shouting abuse at women from cars - The Tin Foil Hat Brigade talks about these, and more - all within a ten-minute blast of furious Game Boy noise and raw, emotional vocals. Or something like that, anyway.

All Music and Lyrics by The Tin Foil Hat Brigade.
Recorded and Mastered by Lloyd Gabriel.
Additional Vocals (on G.Y.R.O) by Simon Patrick Gabriel and Lloyd Gabriel.
Artwork and Photography by Simon Thelwell - http://www.sixeightthree.com/

June 19, 2014

Syphus - Selected Covers 2000-2014 album artwork

Click here to download Syphus - Selected Covers 2000-2014 (.zip format)

Geordie Hero Syphus has been mulling around the chip-scene for quite some time, releasing great albums, playing shows including UK’s Chiptune Alliance Tour and New York’s Blip Festival, releasing all sorts of wonderful chip plugins and hardware too! His latest release is a series of cover songs created over the past fourteen years, from massive pop hits to neat little re imaginings of UK TV theme songs! If you’re a fan of warm Amiga or Milkytracker tunes, this will be sure to delight.

August 8, 2013

Click here to download Various Artists - Micro Music For Micro People (.zip format)

Download Micro Music For Micro People from Bandcamp!

It’s here, it’s finally here! In 2008, a younger James CalmDownKidder went to a little-known festival called Blip Festival, and this laid the seeds for CDKr’s most ambitious project yet - a chipmusic tribute to Fat Wreck Chord’s Small Music For Small People. 101 tracks, 101 different artists, all approximately 30 seconds or less. All-new original songs from some of Chipmusic’s biggest names, including Bit Shifter, gwEm, 4mat, Nordloef, and many (97, to be precise) more!

On the Anniversary of CalmDownKidder’s first ChipFest event, Micro Music for Micro People is as much a Time Capsule of 2008-2009 chipmusic as it is an exciting and new release!

Thanks to Thomas ‘0010100’ Mahon for Mastering
Thanks to Ville Kontinnen for Artwork
Thanks to all the artists who have contributed, and thanks to all the artists who have contributed to CalmDownKidder Records over the years - and most importantly, thank you, the listener, for keeping CalmDownKidder Records alive throughout the years!

February 8, 2013

Whitely - Mori album artwork

Click here to download Whitely - Mori (.zip format)

Whitely is a man that can genuinely claim to be Telford’s #1 Seapunk artiste - but when he’s not scuba diving with his musical equipment, he often creates top Game Boy jams for your earholes - and CDKr is happy to host ‘Mori’, an album containing five absolute bangers - the album is short, but it certainly packs some punch!

January 1, 2013
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/386890078/superbyte-2013-chiptune-and-8-bit-arts-weekenderSUPERBYTE: 13-14 September 2013, Manchester UKMe and the Megabyte (Manchester) crew are putting on a two day chiptune (+ retro gaming/art) festival in Manchester, and we’d like your help in making it happen - it’s not just a charity mugging though, there are some sweet incentives for you to pay, including t-shirts, art prints and even a LSDJ cart with Superbyte musicians’ tunes on, so you can steal their tunes and become famous! (but don’t do that plz)People announced to perform already include:SabrepulsegwEmMark ‘TDK’ KnightWhitelySkip CloudMizkaiand visuals from LastKnight and hellocatfood!Depending on how much you donate, some of the rewards include tickets to Superbyte, so if you’re coming or wish to come, think of it as a pre-order that will massively help us out! So please, if you have any Christmas money, just won the lottery, ever enjoyed a ChipFest or CDKr Release, and want to help out, then please throw us some of your quids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zU2Z8taw7U <— Some footage of last year’s Superbyte!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/386890078/superbyte-2013-chiptune-and-8-bit-arts-weekender

SUPERBYTE: 13-14 September 2013, Manchester UK

Me and the Megabyte (Manchester) crew are putting on a two day chiptune (+ retro gaming/art) festival in Manchester, and we’d like your help in making it happen - it’s not just a charity mugging though, there are some sweet incentives for you to pay, including t-shirts, art prints and even a LSDJ cart with Superbyte musicians’ tunes on, so you can steal their tunes and become famous! (but don’t do that plz)

People announced to perform already include:
Sabrepulse
gwEm
Mark ‘TDK’ Knight
Whitely
Skip Cloud
Mizkai

and visuals from LastKnight and hellocatfood!

Depending on how much you donate, some of the rewards include tickets to Superbyte, so if you’re coming or wish to come, think of it as a pre-order that will massively help us out! So please, if you have any Christmas money, just won the lottery, ever enjoyed a ChipFest or CDKr Release, and want to help out, then please throw us some of your quids!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zU2Z8taw7U <— Some footage of last year’s Superbyte!

December 20, 2012

Cerebral Scars - Northern Dancing Town album artwork

Click here to download Cerebral Scars - Northern Dancing Town (.zip format)

End of the world? Quite possibly, as the brutal fury of Cerebral Scars’ headspace is revealed to the world once again, with four intense tracks that will blow minds and speaker systems simultaneously. Inspired by London and Newcastle (CS’s hometown), Northern Dancing Town is sure to ignite dancefloors all over the nation.

November 4, 2012

http://calmdownkidder.com/records/releases/cdk058

Click here to download L-tron - Dsknekt (.zip format)

When not travelling around the world, breaking hearts and bank balances, L-tron is busy making tasty dance beats on his Game Boy. Dsknekt is the result of many years of creating music, which ranges from “full on party classic”, to “even more full on party classic”. Don’t sit back, don’t relax, put this on and enjoy yourself silly.

All created on one Game Boy, using LSDJ.

October 22, 2012
fuckyeahchiptune:

MegaByte and CalmDownKidder present…SUPERBYTE 2013September 13 - 14, 2013Manchester, UKKeep an eye out on http://superbytefestival.co.uk/ and follow https://twitter.com/SuperByteFest and http://www.facebook.com/superbytefestival to stay in the know!

fuckyeahchiptune:

MegaByte and CalmDownKidder present…
SUPERBYTE 2013
September 13 - 14, 2013
Manchester, UK
Keep an eye out on http://superbytefestival.co.uk/ and follow https://twitter.com/SuperByteFest and http://www.facebook.com/superbytefestival to stay in the know!

February 24, 2012

environmental sound collapse - Chains Of Gold album artwork

Click here to download environmental sound collapse - Chains Of Gold (.zip format)

environmental sound collapse's latest release is four tracks of piggy tracker, midiNES and a circuit-bent Yamaha RX-17 smushed together, to create a stodgy meal of crunchy basslines, jittery drum beats and sprinkled with noisy leads, in order to feed your earholes. Recommended side-dishes include bacon, vodka, vodka-infused bacon and bacon-infused vodka. Eat up!

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