Levi “Doctor Octoroc” has recently kicked off the Kickstarter campaign for “Soft Bits In,” his chiptune take on The Flaming Lips’ album, “The Soft Bulletin.”
Backers can enjoy a variety of rewards for pledging their support to the campaign, including: a deluxe digital download of the album, a special edition vinyl press, a two-hour “Chiptunes 101” master class with Doctor Octoroc, and a chiptune track produced just for you by Doctor Octoroc himself.
“‘The Soft Bulletin’ was one of the first albums I ever saw in a store and was like, ‘I want this album,'” Doctor Octoroc said during our interview about “Soft Bits” In last year. “It’s an album that I love, an album that I thought would go really well in the format, so I decided to go for that.”
Levi “Doctor Octoroc,” the mastermind behind “In The RP2A Over the Sea,” a chiptune cover album of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” is gearing up to launch a Kickstarter for his latest project: “Soft Bits In,” a chiptune tribute to The Flaming Lips’ “The Soft Bulletin” album.
Orchestrating each blip, crackle, and snap of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Levi “Doctor Octoroc” is the Philadelphia-based composer who specializes in his retro-remakes of songs across various genres.