My long awaited 3rd solo album BLIPTASTIC! is here!

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BLIPTASTIC! is the long awaited 3rd solo album by ComputeHer! With a larger arsenal of vintage computers and classic video game consoles at her disposal than ever before, this electro chip dance album never waivers from achieving it’s promise: a truly BLIPTASTIC audio experience!
Track instrumentation: Only the listed devices were used in each song.

1) SIDuction – Commodore 64, Game Boy, Vintage Drum Machines

2) Outer Space – Commodore 64, Game Boy, Atari 800 XL, NES, Vintage Drum Machines

3) Software – Commodore 64, Game Boy, Apple II, Vintage Drum Machines

4) Club Microwave – Commodore 64, Game Boy, Quasimidi Sirius, Vintage Drum Machines

5) Bliptastic! – Commodore 64, Game Boy, NES, Vintage Drum Machines

6) Halloween Party – Commodore 64, Game Boy, Vintage Drum Machines

7) Viking – Commodore 64, Game Boy, Vintage Drum Machines

8) Futurism – Game Boy, Vintage Drum Machines

9) Sugar Cube Remix* – Commodore 64, Vintage Drum Machines

The original version of Sugar Cube is available on the “Modemoiselle” album.

ComputeHer is the solo project of Michelle Sternberger. Michelle creates electronic music using retro gaming consoles, 8-bit computers and synthesizers. With hard beats and colorful melodies, ComputeHer’s spirited catalog of music depicts a world of energized lo-fi bliss. In addition to her studio albums, Michelle’s past projects include work for Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo, Foundation 9 Entertainment, Sony Creative Software, Smithsonian American Art museum and many others. She divides her time up between two bands and is also a member of 8 Bit Weapon.

Get your copy here: https://computeher.bandcamp.com/album/bliptastic

(C) 2013-2016 ComputeHer

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“BLIPTASTIC!” was written by ComputeHer

Produced by 8 Bit Weapon

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August News – 2014

I’ve never had much luck with my website, until recently! It’s still in “development” and I’m still working out the kinks! 😀 For many years I had someone else updating my website, but that didn’t work out very well because I couldn’t update it as often as I wanted to and I ended up turning to using Facebook and Twitter more! I hope to be changing that habit a little more and updating my website more often because I realize that a lot of people are missing my posts over on the social sites – Bummer!

I love my kitty

My kitty helping me in the studio.

In other news, I’ve been very busy working on recording my new album! I’m excited to be releasing it by the end of this year!  The only problem I’m having is that it’s inspiring me to write MORE music! haha! I now have 2 new songs that I’ve started since I started recording. I think they may have to wait until I release this album because I don’t think I’ll get them to where I want them in time for them to be included. Right now I have a list of song name ideas and album titles and I can’t wait to finally release and share them all with you!

 

Do you like my visuals? ;D

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This is what recording looks like ;]

 

I also have a show coming up in Las Vegas in September at the Classic Gaming Expo!  Both of my bands will be playing, so I hope to see you there!

Classic Gaming Expo 2014

I have a show in Vegas on September 12th – 14th!

 

❤ Michelle :]

New Website update!

Hi Everyone!

I have a new website! Don’t forget to bookmark my page!

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NEW ALBUM COMING SOON [TBA 2014!]

Stay tuned for news about my next album [TBA 2014!] which is in the works as I type…!

Love,

ComputeHer ;]

 

 

LA Times Featuring ComputeHer and 8 Bit Weapon

7/1/11

ComputeHer and Obsolete Featured in LA Times!
A great read about the LA chiptune scene is over at the LA Times website!

Click Here to Read the Article or read it below:

Saturday: Obsolete collective’s monthly chiptune showcase in downtown L.A.

JULY 1, 2011 | 12:42 PM

Obsolete

In today’s world of hi-gloss electro, you’d be hard-pressed to find gritty laser zaps and the sounds of Zelda poking their way into the L.A. club scene. But as they unpack their arsenal of glitchy Game Boy beats on a sweaty, warehouse dance floor surrounded by blinking lights and acid-trip wall projections, the local practitioners in the chiptune scene don’t seem to mind much. Especially now that they have a slice of underground nightlife of to call their own.

In recent months, a pool of innovative L.A.-based artists who create music in an electronic subgenre called chiptune have formed the Obsolete collective, and have commenced throwing shows to celebrate their lo-bit love affair.

This weekend, the consortium offers the second installment of a monthly, downtown party at their designated warehouse space, dubbed Pixel Frequency. Held on the first Saturday of every month, Obsolete’s flagship event is forging a meeting ground for an open-ended chiptune genre with roots that stem back to the ’70s (though it was rarely performed live until the 2000s).

Despite being a worldwide sonic medium, chiptune rarely pokes its head above ground in L.A.’s saturated club scene. The idea, as the name implies, is to highlight artists whose musical ingenuity embraces out-of-date NES cartridges, Commodore 64 computers and any gaming or electronic technology built before the Clinton administration — a niche pedigree to say the least. Cristina Fuentes, an artist performing under the moniker Wet Mango, has helped wrangle some of the scene’s most active artists within L.A.’s micro-sized chiptune community.

“Even though it’s a really young scene, we pretty much already know each other,” Fuentes said. “It’s an Internet-based genre — everyone communicated and shares through the Internet. But getting all of us together to play shows is the new part of this.”Casting a rotating lineup of artists for every show, the second Obsolete party features performances by Beta to the Max and Wizwars, each of whom foster unique blends of blips and bass. Often relegated to performing in scattered, random shows throughout the city, members of the collective are hoping to not only bond over their own prideful Nintendo geekdom, but also to expose new fans to a genre that’s much more varied and ill-defined than many realize. Also on the bill will be Mike Bleeds, Encord, daSID and DJ Sysop.

“Chiptune is as wide for genres as guitar or any other genre,” said Seth Sternberger, one half of chiptune duo 8 Bit Weapon. Based in the Simi Valley area, he and his wife, Michelle (who also performs solo as ComputeHer), were the driving force behind Club Microwave, a chiptune monthly that traveled between venues such as the Echoplex and Lava Lounge before extinguishing in 2005. (updated note from ComputeHer 2014: We have since restarted Club Microwave!)

“It’s country, it’s bluegrass, it’s blues,” added Sternberger. “It’s such a wide range of performers and artists and I think everyone’s doing their part for their specific genre.”

Started in February by a core of about 20 local members — including musicians, radio DJs, promoters and visual artists — Obsolete offers fans and practitioners in the L.A. chip scene a unified outlet for live performance. In a constellation of underground collectives and labels such as So Simple and Dark Matter Sound System that focus on harsh electro sounds and roaming warehouse parties, Obsolete’s platform connoisseurs of outdated tones is starting its own brand of underground buzz.

For Pablo Bert, a.k.a  DJ Mike Haggar, regular events such as the ones on Saturday have been a long time coming.

“It’s really cool that they’re starting a monthly show,” said Bert, who has also played on the L.A. chiptune scene since the Club Microwave days in the early 2000s.

“The chip scene wasn’t really that big back then,” Bert said. “But now that they’re doing this, now there’s a big enough following in L.A. to actually succeed.”

Obsolete occurs on Saturday, July 2 (first Saturday of every month) at Pixel Frequency warehouse, 931 E. Pico Blvd., Suite 202, Los Angeles. 8:30 p.m. All ages. $5 at the door. Obsolete.fm/

BIG NEWS!

02 / 20 / 2007

BIG NEWS!
Hi everyone! I have big news! I have completed special freelance work for Mark Mothersbaugh of DEVO! I did sound FX for videogames that Mr. Mothersbaugh and Mutato Muzika are working on! I don’t know where my work will pop up, but it was very exciting to meet Mark and also exciting to work for him! I cannot reveal any more info other than that! So please stay tuned!

~Michelle :]