Prolonging Adolescence

by Monotony

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I use Nintendo Gameboys to create music that can be described as a mixture of dancey, grungy, dirty, melodic, and eerie sounds that I can’t quite place into a specific genre.

The thing that I love most about it, is that I am able to take an old outdated piece of technology from 1989 and re-purpose it, instead of forgetting about it.

The process of creating music on a Gameboy is also extremely challenging, and limited, but in a good way that keeps you determined. In most chiptune music you only have 4 channels to work with as opposed to more modern music composing software, which can virtually have an unlimited amount of channels.

The limitations of a Gameboy keep me motivated to make something full sounding, filling every empty space with cool sounds that it can make. If it doesn’t sound like a Gameboy in the end, then i’m even more stoked.

-Tony Johnson

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released July 8, 2013

Album Art by Evan Poirier
Mastering by Michael Vallejo

Thanks to Family, Friends, and Fans for all the continued support.
Shout outs to: (in no specific order)
Corey, Yuuya, Travis, Nikola, Justin, Jonah, Josh, Kyle, Alex, Bryan, Brandi, Joe, Hunter, Casey, Shane, Andrew, Chris, Shelby, Zach, Drew, Myles, Jeri, Aaron, Dustin, Jake and many more!

Thanks for pushing me to do what I do and encouraging me and reassuring me that it's worth it! i'm glad you guys were here to always listen to my tunes and support me <3

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Piko Piko Detroit is a netlabel and community for all lovers of pixels and retro bleep sounds based in Michigan, USA.

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