10 Years

by Anti-Cheat

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Special thanks to Battleofthebits.org, Select Start Records, Piko Piko Detroit, 8-Static, MAGfest, and anyone who’s ever supported video game composers and original style video game music.

The Anti-Cheat project has been more challenging than some of the hardest video games. There’s no weirder feeling than playing a two minute Megaman style song at a party where everyone just wants to dance. I tried different things. Played guitar, got a Victormaxx and triggered Sega samples, walked into the crowd while holding my laptop in the air so people could see me triggering loops in Famitracker.

I’ve never owned a game console that used anything other than cartridges. This music presents a similar idea. Anti-Cheat is about going back and embracing the original style of old game music. The songs were short because the space allowed was limited. The composers made the best of it, squeezing as much sweet music into the tiny songs as possible. The idea is less popular now; most are looking to bring chip sounds into the future and current styles of music.

There’s nothing wrong with that. Actually, I’ve embraced it with the Catears project. After ten years of creating music as Anti-Cheat I’m ready to move into different territory. Why move on without a proper release though?! You can think of this as a “best of”. The different working stages of Anti-Cheat are right here! I hope you’ll enjoy this final release.

If you like Anti-Cheat you should check out the following artists:

Rushjet1
rushjet1.bandcamp.com

Kulor
kulor.bandcamp.com

The Dutchess
8static.bandcamp.com/album/pow

Glenntai
glenntai.bandcamp.com

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT WHY NOT CHECK OUT MY
NEW PROJECT CATEARS???
catearsmedia.bandcamp.com

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released March 14, 2016

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