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Vorsicon I love this album because it has an amazing mix of clear and fluid 8-Bit style accompanied by heavy metal style 'drums'. It makes it very progressive but still very much retro. It is a wonderful pairing to hear! Favorite track: Merciless.
Zen Frazier
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Zen Frazier Ubiktune consistently releases amazing chiptune albums and this is a prime example. Get acquainted! Favorite track: Merciless.
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Tommi This album does the 2A03 chip so much justice. Most of the melodies, breakdowns, and transitions are soul piercing. It manages a healthy balance of conveying expansive distances through sound and point-blank brutality at the same time. In conclusion, fuck yes. Favorite track: Dimension-Reversing Dualities.
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Pieces of Eight Amazing concept album put together by duo Heosophoros and Tadpole; this is masterfully constructed and well written! Favorite track: Merciless.
Erik Peabody
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Erik Peabody Badass chip metal. I did a cover of one of the tracks! Favorite track: Dimension-Reversing Dualities.
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“Diad” will guide you through the spiritual graveyard, transcending both time and space. Set in the 1930s, Dimension-Reversing Dualities takes you on a journey within the life of a depressed suicidal housewife and the outcome of her untimely death.


Diad is a duo of Heosphoros and Tadpole.

Heosphoros aka François Martin is from Moncton, New-Brunswick, Canada. He is already known for his parts in Ubiktune compilation albums, such as “Up” and “Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes”. Being a fan of various genres, he focuses on progressive and metal elements in his compositions. Heosphoros has been composing NES music for over 8 years for now and “Diad” is his third album effort, continuing the path of previously released original “Embered Recollections” and collection of covers on “Beneath The Skin”.

Tadpole is Joel Barker, from Bellevue, Washington, USA. He has been composing chipmusic over the last 10 years. Known for his trademark clear, relaxing and very detailed sound, Tadpole was able to branch out and unite it with shaking metal-inspired elements, provided by Heosphoros. This project is his first dedicated-album release to date.



released May 9, 2013

Composed by Tadpole and Heosphoros

Cover art by KeFF (Ville Konttine)

"Dimension-Reversing Dualities (Reprise)" performed by VikingGuitar (Erik Peabody)

Released by Ubiktune, chiptune and video game inspired music label


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