The 8bit band was formed in 2001, became widely known in art circles of Western Siberia, visited Berlin with a live performance, released a track on Clubtransemediale music compilation and then finished its bright existence.
Live performances of 8bit were conceptually analog and retro futuristic. Three old noisy 8-bit drum machines, which were not commuted and hard to synchronize. All data was stored in operating memory and was deleted after the machines were unplugged. Retro futuristic stories about robots and computers recorded in the soviet times played on the turntables. Separate words and complete phrases in Japanese were yelled by the girl named Haikoo. Sometimes it was electro, sometimes techno, sometimes noise, but, in general, rather techno, Dirty Analog Techno.
The most important 8bit live acts:
Multimedia festival Per Gunt; Museum Night (Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre)
Symposium V (Kemerovo)
Electronic music festival SiberiaGermany Transit (NovosibirskKrasnoyarskTomsk)
SunVibes open-air festival (Altai Mountains)
Clubtransemediale 2004 (Berlin)
Listen to some music by 8bit:
Listen more: compilations
Different Listening 3Continuing and summarizing the approach of the whole series: it’s pleasant to the ears, but at the same time it can be surprising for the mind.
Past PerfectTen selected tracks from everything published by 56 Stuff from 2002 to 2004. By the way, available for free.
Different Listening 2A compilation of light electronic music that tries to be more than just a compilation of light electronic music.
Listen even more: recorded live
Live at Simposium V (download)
Rare recording: 8bit, the legendary band from Novosibirsk, delivers a strong portion of analog techno drive.
Digital One, Sly Boots, Haikoo
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