About

Impulse Project is a podcast created so that we can share excellent music from the demoscene and groups that thrived in the 80’s and 90’s. This includes recent chiptunes, MOD, XM, S3M, IT, YM, and SID modules from all the greatest trackers and artists.

Influenza Deprivation – ip39

some new, some old. mostly new. you’ve been deprived, we’re here to help.

  • mod.silencing-the-storm – mAZE^Desire^Moods Plateau^Void (04 chnl MOD 42kb)
  • nq_dhl19_rt_arp_prism.pt3 – Nik-O (YM, ABC – PT3)
  • INFLUENZA.XM – fearofdark (20 channel XM 224kb)
  • coincollector.nsf – Jakim (NSF, A203 + VRC6)
  • Ramiel.sid – Mibri^Hokuto Force (SID 8580)
  • BotB 30456 kleeder – Sleep Deprivation.mptm – Midori Mizuno & Timo (Kleeder)(18 channel OPL 62kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject39.tar.gz | impulseproject39.zip

Fearofdark: soundcloud
Jakim: soundcloud

*artwork credit: “Aliens Inside Us” by CVM ^ ZeroTeam
1st in the Forever 2019 Zx Spectrum Graphics Competition (Zx Spectrum)

Hangover Helmet – ip38

a sweet selection of tunes from the scene. You might even want to buy a helmet

  • jason_-_wanna_buy_a_helmet.mod – Jason^Crusaders (04 channel MOD)
  • BotB 30723 we’re the cats, the fast cats.nsf – Yung Gotenks (NSF)
  • Hangover_at_X16.sid – HJE^Genesis Project (8580 @ 2x Speed)
  • 2006.sndh – Mad Max^YM Rockerz (Atari ST)
  • golden_lonely.it – Vince Kaichan (17 channel IT)
  • Vertigo – Leviathan & Nemesis.mod – Leviathan & Nemesis^Ren (16 channel MOD)

download the files here –> impulseproject38.tar.gz | impulseproject38.zip

HJE: soundcloud
Vince Kaichan: web
Jason: soundcloud
YM Rockerz: downloads

*artwork credit: “Tasmanian Dummy’s Hangover” by Duce ^ Extend
4th in the Flashback Old School Graphics competition (Commodore 64)

A Future Ankle: 2018 Highlights – ip37

off to a great start this year with the best of last year! (at least some of our top picks of 2018, anyway) today we bring you music that either graced the many 2018 demoparties or just hit the right chord with us. hope you enjoy

  • cat and duck.mod – Snoopy^Altair (04 channel MOD 374kb)
  • arpeggiojorssia_kansalle_by_paokala.xm – Paokala (04 channel XM 29kb)
  • overcharged brolin ankle.pt3n1k-o (YM ABC)
  • Duri Drøm.sidMøllpauk^Hoaxers (8580)
  • spacedemic17.mod – notorious (4 channel MOD 227kb)
  • asikwp_-_star-crystals.it – ASIKWUS (22 channel Impulse Tracker file 6,286kb)
  • What_Happened_by_MotionRide_AmipartyXIII_MSX_Multichannel.xm – MotionRide (8 channel XM 1,895kb)
  • BotB 28939 Jredd – 7-Force Presents_ A Future Hope.vgm – Jredd, CosmoBG, Drexegar, Laz, Marcb0t, Tobikomi, and WillRock (308kb VGM) YM2612 + Sega PSG

download the files here –> impulseproject37.tar.gz

Snoopy/X-Ceed: soundcloud
asikwus: soundcloud
MotionRide: facebook

*artwork credit: “The Flow of Time” by Made ^ The Deadliners
1st in the Revision 2018 Oldskool Graphics competition (Amiga OCS/ECS)

Big Floppy Earth – ip36

one last episode to end 2018. no theme, no frills. lets kill off the year with some scene tunes …and they all kick ass.

  • The Past – The Present – The Future.xm – Skyrunner (32 channel XM 1975kb)
  • TUC_Big_Floppy_People_06.sndh – Alchemist^The Ultra Crew (8kb Atari ST)
  • the_java_trip.xm – Drax^Vibrants (20 channel XM 332kb)
  • 8bp131-02-doomcloud-welcome_to_dudley_town.mp3 – doomcloud (MIDINES)
  • kustomnized.ahx – Pink^Abyss (04 channel AHX 7kb)
  • 200_miles_from_earth.xm – Khyron^Kosmos (20 channel XM 864kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject36.tar.gz

art credit: “Datazombies” by Archmage
1st place in the Big Floppy People 2007 C64 GFX Compo

Twisted Old Notes: Intro to AdLib – ip35

…and you thought we were gone! after an unintentional hiatus, we’re back with a new chip spotlight episode, this time featuring the OPL2 (YM3812) better known to many of us dos kids as the AdLib sound. while the scene numbers are much less than other systems we’ve featured, this chip has a special place in a lot of people’s hearts. take a listen as we showcase some of our favorites

  • Fear of notes.rad – Extent of the Jam (RAD Tracker)
  • a blib.amdWarlord (AMUSIC Tracker)
  • Void – Raster V2.rad – VOID^reality (RAD Tracker)
  • Twisted.vgz – Unknown (maybe Teetow) (VGM conversion)
  • action.rad – FBY (RAD Tracker)
  • My_Dirty_Old_Adlib.vgz – Zalza^Titan (VGM conversion)
  • Ad it up! Part1.rad – Extent of the Jam (RAD Tracker)

download the files here –> impulseproject35.tar.gz

Frozen Beeps – ip34

we didn’t get a lot of episodes out in 2017 because life didn’t work too well on our end. BUT 2018 is looking a lot more promising already. in this episode we’re starting off the new year with some wintery tracks that we think you’ll love. break out the headphones and the hot cocoa! (or just turn on your dormitory ice machine instead 😉

  • NOV1ST.S3M – Zirconia (16 channel S3M 847kb)
  • Frozen_Silence.sap – Warlord^Armagon (SAP POKEY)
  • Snow-Day-PAL.vgm – Jredd (Sega Genesis/ MD Compliant VGM file 85kb)
  • iceflower.ahx – KAM_^IRIS (17k AHX)
  • BotB 27041 Yung Gotenks – Mystical Beeps.nsf – Yung Gotenks (NTSC NSF)
  • Ice_Machine.sid – Kosa^Tridam (SID 4b) / (6581) PAL

download the files here –> impulseproject34.tar.gz | cue sheet

*artwork credit: “Winter is Coming” by Yazoo / Arsenic ^ Oxyron
5th in the X 2016 Graphics Competition (C64)

Halloween in Kleve – ip33

Halloween in Kleve - ip33 demoscene music podcast

some creepy scene tracks to kick off halloween 2017!

  • halloween 2002.xmmed^myth (06 channel XM 33kb)
  • death_wishing_well.xm – DRAX^MANIACS of NOISE (32 channel XM 859kb)
  • spooky.it – Electro Bavli (30 channel IT 708kb)
  • haunted_forest_2.it – Wonder^Inside & Savage (30 channel IT 747kb)
  • Girls_n_Ghosts_Ate_Kleve.sidLinus^Viruz (SID 8580)
  • Halloween_2011.sidMr. Death^Genesis Project (SID 6581)

download the files here –> impulseproject33.tar.gz | cue sheet

*artwork credit: “End of Halloween” by Xephio / Desire (1st place – KINDERGARDEN 2014 GRAPHICS COMPETITION)

Starslug Scientist – ip32

impulse project episode 32 Starslug Scientist

we’ve brought another great selection of scene tunes in this installment of impulse project. on top of that, we’ve included some tracks from the evoke 20 demoparty for you to sink your ears into as well.

  • AceMan – Starslug.ahx – AceMan (AHX 18kb)
  • porazka_3_kamiba.sap – Samurai & X-Ray^Porażka Team (5kb SAP)
  • TimFollinTriesCurriedEggs.nsf – Kulor (NSF file 21kb)
  • hyo-fft.it – Hyo Chan (20 channel IT 398kb)
  • tripping_over.modBacter and Saga Musix and xTr1m (04 channel MOD 216kb)
  • lman_-_mad_scientist.mod – Lman^Multistyle Labs (4 channel MOD 171kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject32.tar.gz | cue sheet

Lmanmarkus-klein-artwork.de

Kulor – page | bandcamp

20 Years of Evoke – ip31

In this installment we’re focusing on a massive international demoparty known as Evoke. This year Evoke takes place on the weekend from 18th to 20th of August, 2017 and for 20 years, Evoke has proven that it provides a platform: a platform for creativity and also for friendship. A party that’s worth visiting.

Join us as we pick out our top 1st place entries from the years that came before in this special music compo reflection.

  • NUGGET.XM – a-move^Amable^TDR (16 channel XM 238kb)
  • SHAME.MOD – deload^Guilty of Design (4 channel MOD 289kb)
  • KRACH&FR.MOD  – Skyrunner^Apocalypse (04 channel MOD 309kb)
  • dlz-mcar.xm – Dalezy^Scoopex (28 channel XM 778kb)
  • dlz-hrps.xm – Dalezy^Scoopex (15 channel XM 63kb)
  • jco_-_yoga.xm – jco (18 channel XM 1.7mb)
  • crome_chipsome.xm – crome^sac (06 channel XM 28kb)
  • crm_perfect_stranger.xm – crome^Sac^Pol^Rabenauge^Birdhouse Projects (8 channel MOD 59kb)
  • 080808.it – alk^titan (06 channel IT 246kb)
  • mod.house my kolsch up.mod – cTrix^Disaster Area (4 channel MOD 99kb)
  • saga_musix_-_heaven.mo3 – Saga Musix^Nuance (38 channel mo3 66kb)
  • bitch_rob_is_a_hustla.xm – bitch^Attention Whore (16 channel XM 140kb)
  • AceMan – Boomshot!.mod –AceMan^Dreamweb^HUGE LOAD (04 channel MOD 480kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject30.tar.gz | cue sheet

Rasterized Dream: Intro to POKEY – ip30

Impulse Project episode 30

Today we’re bringing out the Atari 8 bit line of computers for a spotlight on the 4-channel POKEY chip. 

  • Candy_Mountain.sapBeWu^Grayscale (Stereo SAP 22kb)
  • pulse.sap – Sven Tegethoff^Gnome Design (Mono SAP 12kb)
  • Failure_Dream.sap – Greg^Greyscale (Stereo SAP 9kb)
  • bells.sap – Daxey (Mono SAP 5kb)
  • Shake Your Ass.sap – X-Ray (Stereo SAP 14kb)
  • THC_TMC.sap – Pinokio (Stereo SAP 10kb)
  • Third.sapXTD (Stereo SAP 9kb)
  • Rasterized Circles.sap – Warlord (Stereo SAP 11kb)

download the files here –> impulseproject30.tar.gz | cue sheet

*artwork credit: “Guru Meditation” by Raphis (1st at Wap-Niak 2017 gfx compo)