Noisychicken – “Trip”

Noisychicken music

“Trip” is an interesting electronic experiment I stumbled across on Soundcloud, partly due to the stoned Mario cover art, which nicely fits the fluctuating looseness of this track. Playful keyboard melodies provide a skippity melody at first, like a sped-up Super Mario World level, and they’re quickly accentuated by bass-heavy percussion. A wintry piano melody floats underneath, similar to the synth-pop techniques of Susumu Yokota. The track shifts from playful video game dynamics to a more club-ready dubstep hybrid when the beat drops at 01:44, though not abandoning its chiptune entrenchments entirely. The remainder of the track is a fun mirror of this. “Trip” may not be the most inventive “experiment” in electronic pop music, but it sure is interesting. Check out Noisychicken’s other creations on Soundcloud.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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  1. This song, while not inventive, does demonstrate how a rapid in-and-out fade can alter the listening experience. For me, this on-beat fade (especially of the piano/synth sound) makes the song feel like it’s off in some way… like the synth track is not conforming to any beat – it’s just faded on the beats. I noticed the same fade in Inside A Dream.

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