In his sophomore album "LISTENCORE Vol I", Ap0c uses Famicom audio to explore the struggle of our inner artists. Waves of crippling self doubt juxtaposed by triumphant victory emanate across all 7 tracks, culminating in a journey across the deep inner subconscious and back to harsh reality of daily life. This sarcastic, biting, and yet hopeful journey strives to put notes to that feeling of "not being good enough"- for others, and for our greatest critic: ourselves.
Made with 0CC-Famitracker, Tracks 1-6,8,9 2a03+VRC6, Track 7 2a03+VRC6+Cakewalk TTS-1, Track 10 should not have been made sorry
This EP took an incredible amount of effort to finish and I'm very grateful to a lot of people, especially my wife Jinah, who has probably heard every track at last 50-60 times while I suffered and toiled about every pitch and choice - I love you. A special thanks also to chiptune inspirational friend-types who deal with my constant compla.. I mean.. err... observations: Remy, Paul Weinstein, Josh Cianculli, Brandon Hood, Ricardo Almonte, Sean Callahan, Joey Mariano, Dan Davis, and all you crazy folks at Battle of the Bits; and to my colleagues at Brave Wave- Alex Mauer, Keiji Yamagishi, Masashi Kageyama, Mohammed Taher - thanks for inspiring me to be my best. Also thanks for cool programmers Javed Miah (Brock Crocodile) and Adam Mowery (Curse of the Crescent Isle DX) for their support.