Motorway is my first full chiptune album.
Instead of mixing formats, or simply putting together a compilation of songs I've already released, I decided to work on a pack of "new" tracks, with a couple of the old "classics" thrown in there.
I chose to write in the .xm format, and decided to use ModPlug tracker to make these songs; this was the first program I used to make music on a computer, and so I felt like my debut release should naturally be made using this program. Most of the tracks contain my traditional blend of jazz harmonies, funk and chiptune elements.
A lot of big changes have happened this year, both in my life and in the world. The biggest one for me was leaving home to go to university. In that respect, I feel like "Motorway" is an appropriate title. Heading towards a new destination.
This was released via ubiktune; please leave a comment :) : ubiktune.com/releases/ubi055-fearofdark-motorway
released 16 November 2012
All music composed by Fearofdark (Stephen Hemstritch-Johnston)
Production by Megus and C-Jeff
Artwork by Jordan Chewning