Miles Davis Goes Chiptune On ‘Kind Of Bloop’

cover Miles Davis can always be counted on to get the creative engines revved up. Andy Baio, made writes at, just launched a super cool project.

Say hello to Kind of Bloop: An 8-bit tribute to Miles Davis and Kind of Blue.

Writes Andy, “I’ve always wondered what chiptune jazz covers would sound like. What would the jazz masters sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System? Coltrane on a C-64? Mingus on Amiga? “

To satisfy his curiosity and help celebrate the iconic recording’s 50th anniversary, Andy gathered brilliant chiptune musicians to collaborate and reinvent the entire album in the 8-bit sound.

The lineup: Ast0r (Chris J. Hampton); Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland); Sergeeo (Sergio de Prado); Shnabubula (Samuel Ascher-Weiss); Virt (Jake Kaufman).

Andy: “To create this album, I hope to raise $2,000 to pay royalties, pay the artists, and print CDs. Legally releasing cover songs requires paying mechanical licenses to the song publishers through the Harry Fox Agency, totaling about $420 for every 250 downloads and a $75 processing fee. I’ll be using the remainder to print a very limited run of CDs for Kickstarter backers, and split the rest evenly among the five musicians for their painstaking work. (This is a labor of love for me, so I won’t be keeping a dime.)”

Andy hopes to have the complete album download ready for Kind of Blue’s 50th birthday on August 17.

(“Kind of Bloop” pixel art by SnackAdmiral)


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