YMCK / Nintendo Pop
Say hello to YMCK, a Japanese trio who make the absolute cutest hyperactive pop videogame music ever. Evar.
Yokemura and Nakamura hack away at the video game consoles and Midori sings.
It's a bit hard to find much about these folks, but I think their music speaks for itself. If you want to feel all fuzzy and warm and giddy, click here:
The Magical 8-Bit Tour.mp3
Yellow, Magenta, Cyan and Black (Theme from YMCK).mp3
Does John Coltrane Dream of a Merry-Go-Round?.mp3
As well as making excellent, cheerful, friendly, cute-as-a-button music, they seem like really excellent, cheerful, friendly, cute-as-a-button people too. On their webpage you can download a software synthesizer plugin they wrote which emulates the old Nintendo 8 bit sound chip. And they've started doing short radio programs for their internet fans. On this one they speak some English as they interview COVOX, a swedish chip musician.
Thanks to Tokenrove, my chipworld correspondent, for letting me know about them.