NEScapism

by The Electric Witch

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released 04 September 2012

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NEScapism is a love-letter to the video games I grew up with. The games whose music meant just as much to me, if not more, as the escapism they provided my isolated imagination. These are the songs that I would let play over and over, ignoring whatever might have been happening on-screen. Letting them loop and spiral outward. I've tried to capture that feeling on this album, adding my own inner echos.

Full album download comes with 3 variant album covers.

The Electric Witch is Zac Bentz.

Synth: Animoog, Sunrizer (iOS)
Drums: DM1 (iOS)

Illustration of The Electric Witch by Tubbypaws. Design by Zac and Steph Bentz.

www.facebook.com/thelectricwitch
@ThElectricWitch
@ZacBentz

©2012 Xero Music

REVIEWS/PRESS:

"wonderful" —Kotaku
kotaku.com/5954014/

"...a drifting, space-age journey through the mind and soul." —Destructoid
www.destructoid.com/belated-alert-buy-zac-bentz-s-nescapism-synthpop-album-237169.phtml

"NEScapism becomes a best-selling album on Bandcamp with remade NES game themes" —Polygon
www.polygon.com/2012/10/26/3560580/nescapism-becomes-a-best-selling-album-on-bandcamp-with-remade-nes

GoNintendo:
gonintendo.com?mode=viewstory&id=184783

IGN Denmark:
dk.ign.com/news/186/NEScapism-er-retroguf-for-%C3%B8regangene

"...the music is genuinely ace." —Nintendo Gamer
www.nintendo-gamer.net/2012/10/23/electric-ambient-nes-tribute-is-all-floaty-and-lovely/

"...a highly recommended download for anyone with a fondness for the music of the NES era." —Nintendo Life
www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/10/take_an_ambient_musical_trip_through_8_bit_history_with_nescapism

"...beautifully calming soundtracks" —Nintendo Fans Online
www.nintendofansonline.co.uk/2012/10/news-escape-to-nes-era-with-nescapism.html

"'NEScapism' succeeds gorgeously in borrowing the looped themes from the games of our collective childhoods, and create something amazing." —Complex
www.complex.com/video-games/2012/10/nescapism-is-a-synth-pop-journey-through-your-childhood

"...the purpose of NEScapism was to capture the memories he had listening to the classic tunes, and I think he’s done an excellent job doing so..." —Zelda Dungeon:
www.zeldadungeon.net/2012/09/synthpop-tribute-to-the-legend-of-zelda/

"That Final Fantasy track made the hairs on my back tingle!" —comment on Wii's World
www.wiisworld.com/news/nescapism-music-album.html

"Escape with The Electric Witch into a world where NES games are always playing, and their music breezes across your ears like a soft wind." —Game Music 4 All
gamemusic4all.com/wordpress/2012/09/the-electric-witch-nescapism-album-release/

Synthtopia:
www.synthtopia.com/content/2012/09/07/free-music-from-the-electric-witch/

"...a mesmerizing rendition of my 8 bit favorites!" —Infendo
www.infendo.com/nescapism-captures-the-sound-of-8-bit-music-and-gives-it-life/

"Mejor escuchen!" —Wii4Everybody
www.wii4everybody.com/2012/10/nescapism-por-electric-witch.html

"...a slick little album" —Treon's Realm
treonsrealm.blogspot.com/2012/10/treat-your-ears-to-some-nescapism.html

"beautiful" —Alea Iacta Est
portal.aie-guild.org/2012/10/24/nescapism-the-electric-witch/

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