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Hidden Gem: Kulor’s Alter Ego Original Soundtrack

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Ubiktune has quickly become the most versatile and fresh chip music label currently in operation, with each month bringing something new and exciting on the table, presented in sleek, fully imagined music albums with a consistent flow and pacing as they strive to supply the eager ears with the very best that today’s chip musicians have to offer. From their groundbreaking Equilibrium to the official soundtrack release of Bloodrayne: Betrayal, 2011 has truly been the year of Ubiktune.

Now that we are nearing the end of 2011, it’s time to play the year out with a playful and charming album that brings us to a close on the wonderful year that it has been. That album is Kulor’s, real name Richard Armijo, Alter Ego, a new and quirky fun puzzler for the NES, originally developed for the ZX Spectrum. Kulor had to deal with the limitations of the classic system, having only 9kb of memory and no ability to change the duty cycle of the instrument except at the very beginning of each song, along with no effects or volume column. The newcomer rose to the challenge and created a full and rich soundtrack, reminiscent of calmer sides of Follin and Alberto González. Despite being his first album, Kulor already manages to create a unique sound for himself, firmly seated within the recognizable video game music framing that longtime gamers and newly christened chiptune fans should be able to enjoy Alter Ego’s cheerful beats.

The artwork is done by the inspiring British artist Rufus Blacklock, and the game itself can be found for free for ZX Spectrum, NES and Windows 7 Phones.

Alter Ego Original Soundtrack can of course be downloaded at Ubiktune.

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