A kindly German chap informed me of a necessary correction on one of the articles on my techno mixtapes site. It was an insightful comment so I checked out his blog and found some pretty nifty stuff. I’ll have to scour a bit to see it all, but one thing that arrested my attention immediately was this article on The 8Bit Philosophy – a 40-minute documentary about the history and current state of Commodore 64 game music.
It’s a concise film but packs a punch factually, enthusiastically, and musically. Not having owned a C64 I didn’t recognize any of the composers (except Rob Hubbard who was mentioned but not interviewed) but I fully appreciated and greatly admired their analyses of why the C64, a limited machine by any definition, was such a special platform for music.
If you’re a nerd worth your salt you will devour this documentary.
Check out the trailer below, or grab the film from the official 8Bit Philosophy website.