January 21, 2020
Tune-In Tuesdays #53 BONUS: Doctor Octoroc Announces New Kickstarter Project
By: burgundy bug
“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).”
Be sure to keep an ear out for our full interview with Levi for next week’s Tune-In Tuesdays. In the meantime, go follow “Soft Bits In” on Kickstarter!
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