Amazing chip tunes + Japanese folk song

I really, really like this track by Omodaka, called ‘Korikori Bushi’:

Well-produced arpeggio-filled chip tunes plus what is apparently the oldest Japanese song in existence, all with a cute video.

If you liked that you may also enjoy ‘Yosawya San’, with the cute head-bobbing geishas:

Both tracks are available in the iTunes Music Store.

(If you want to know more about those chipmunk-y electronic voices, I recommend this article from The New Yorker.)

(Via Lisa Katayama, guest-blogging at Boing Boing.)

Comments 4

  1. Andreas wrote:

    Sounds a lot like Incognito’s version of “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” (originally by Stevie Wonder)…

    Posted 04 Sep 2008 at 3:36
  2. Jurie wrote:

    Yes, the Stevie Wonder line is funny. In between it sounds very folk-y.

    Posted 04 Sep 2008 at 3:49
  3. fluffy wrote:

    I’m pretty sure those vocals are bitcrushed (which gives it a very low-bit clippy sound), not autotuned. If they’re autotuned it’s not by very much.

    Posted 04 Sep 2008 at 18:57
  4. Jurie wrote:

    Bitcrushed, wow. I’ve never heard of that :) Thanks!

    Posted 05 Sep 2008 at 0:23