The 8Bit Philosophy

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.


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1 reply on “The 8Bit Philosophy”

hi brian,

thanks for the link to my blog. now i’m gonna be famous all over canada… thats – at least – what i hope! :)

greetz from southern germany,


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