January 21, 2020
Tune-In Tuesdays #53 BONUS: Doctor Octoroc Announces New Kickstarter Project
“Soft Bits In” by Doctor Octoroc coverSource: Soft Bits In | Kickstarter
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.
“I had already done something like this before with ‘In The RP2A Over The Sea’ where I used a Nintendo to recreate the entirety of Neutral Milk Hotel’s ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’ so I knew that I wanted to do another project in the same vein,” Levi said during our interview with him earlier today. “But this one is a bit more special to me personally since ‘The Soft Bulletin’ is not only one of my favorite albums but it was also one of the first albums that I made the conscious choice to acquire on my own (as opposed to my brother or a friend recommending it first).”
The Kickstarter will launch in mid-February, but you can follow the project on Kickstarter now to receive a notification once it launches.
“I expanded the rewards a bit from the last campaign so they can expect digital downloads, the standard vinyl press and a ‘Special Edition’ with extras like art prints, stickers, a physical copy of my first album (8-Bit Jesus) on CD, etc… but they can also chip in just $5 to get a mention in the ‘thank you’ section inside of the jacket,” Levi said. “Then there are the higher tiers where people can get a crash course in chiptunes from me, a custom chiptune track based on their direction or – at the highest level – I’ll build them a fully-functional NES record player like the one I use in the promotional video playing through the album (I also used it for the RP2A album).”
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