Flat Four has been looking into the world of music made on "retro" computers - the models of computer produced in the early 80s. These computers have limited sound capabilities, and what with human nature being the way it is, that seems to have inspired lots of musicians to work hard at playing with and challenging those limitations, and making a wealth of innovative music in the process.
The programmes feature interviews with some of the original "gods" of 8-bit music, as well as members of the modern "demo scene", and other people who have decided that these retro sounds are where it's at. And even more, the programmes feature lots and lots of really excellent music. Beat that!
Our programmes were broadcast as part of Flat Four's main schedule, and also on Resonance FM.
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*[Tracks marked with an asterisk aren't necessarily Atari tracks - they're included as part of the micromusic segment]
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