Weapons of Past Distractions

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  • Collectors and chip music aficionados can now
    get 'Weapons of Past Distractions' in it's original format -
    the Atari 2600 cartridge!

    Just pop it in your Atari, switch it on, and rock out!

    An electric plaid of colors and patterns washes over you
    while 2 channels of 1-bit monaural sound assaults your ears.
    The 5:33 long song cycle loops seamlessly for eternity -
    There is no escape!

    Plays best on NTSC TVs. The 2600 console switches control play/pause, rewind, fast-forward and a hidden easter-egg remix bug.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Weapons of Past Distractions via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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This song was a challenging labor of love, written for the Atari 2600 VCS, my first video game system. Early video game programmers worked intensely within constricting limitations to create compelling games that fueled the imagination. In my youth, I spent countless hours fighting enemies which existed more in the mind than were apparent in the pixels on the screen. This was a life lesson of sorts that I've learned often translates to real life too.

With 'Weapons of Past Distractions' I wanted to try to capture that feeling in song with a bombastic drum and bass track that pushed the limits of the Atari 2600.

The 10 year anniversary of this project is coming up - time enough for a proper release. This 'Digital Album' presents 'W.O.P.D' in a dynamic remastered version available for download. For purists, a small amount of the original Atari 2600 cartridges is also available.

Check out this link to see a demo of the cartridge in action-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxH_GzHX9Y4

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from Weapons of Past Distractions, released July 9, 2012

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