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8-Bit Symphony - Live

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

This is a one-night-only chance to experience classic C64 music re-performed by a live orchestra!

Presented by Hull College Group, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra, Rob Hubbard and C64Audio.com, the concert will be split into two halves and several classic C64 game soundtracks.

The venue, hosted at Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Lane, Hull, HU1 3RQ, United Kingdom, is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on 15th June, 2019.

"Being there is like being at C64’s Woodstock without the mushrooms…" (Chris Abbott)

/ XtC

Link: https://www.8-bit-symphony.com/

"Benn" Daglish, RiP

Monday, 1 October 2018
Not wanting to turn the news section into an obituary section, but again it's our sad duty to report another untimely passing. This time, it our musical hero Ben Daglish.

Regardless of your choice of home computer in the 80s and 90s, if you played computer games then you have definitely heard Ben's performances.

Quite the showman, Ben could also be found acting as MC at various retro music gatherings, including Back in Time Live 2002, where we were grateful to get the chance to meet him.

Bob Wakelin, RiP

Sunday, 21 January 2018
Still with a feeling of utter disbelief, it is our sad duty to report the untimely passing of Bob Wakelin.

Bob played a large part during what is now regarded as the golden age of video gaming with his instantly memorable artwork.

Our thoughts are with his family.

A Temporal Shift album by Uncle Art

Sunday, 28 June 2015

A Temporal Shift (album cover)

Just two weeks left to back this new Kickstarter funded album by Dave Lowe, which is to feature remakes of classic Amiga, Atari ST and C64 soundtracks. The highlight of the project will be a full orchestral performance of the Frontier soundtrack by the Chamber Orchestra Of London at the famous Abbey Road studios.

Insert Disk 2 album by Instant Remedy

Monday, 8 June 2015

Insert Disk 2 (album cover)

Seven years in the making, the latest album Insert Disk 2 by Instant Remedy is now available to pre-order from Dutch label 010101 Music (of "Paula Agnus Denise" fame). The album features 12 remixes of Amiga game and demo music, expertly mastered by Holger Lagerfeldt and will premiere June 20th, 2015 at the Back in Time Brighton party.

ZX Spectrum: a visual compendium / The Spectrum Works album on Kickstarter

Sunday, 7 June 2015

The Spectrum Works (album cover)

It's the final week of this latest venture by Bitmap Books. This Kickstarter has several stretch goals, the highlight of which has to be The Spectrum Works album by veteran musician Allister Brimble. Tracks on the CD will include modern remixes of classic ZX Spectrum tracks such as Robocop (Jonathan Dunn), Agent X (Tim Follin) and Glider Rider (David Whittaker). This CD will only be available to Kickstarter backers and not available afterwards.