8-Bit Construction Set ‎– The 8-Bit Construction Set

Beige Records ‎– BEG-004
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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Comes with picture sleeve, poster and inlay.
The poster explains the gimmick of this release:
The inner track on each side is a data track, or stored program, which will run on any Atari or C64 computer. To run: Dub to cassette and follow the load instructions.....
The promo has a different picture sleeve and different inlays.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BEG 004-A CLOAD RUN (NSC)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BEG 004-B LOAD "BEIGE",1,1 SYS 2304 (NSC)

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April 13, 2004
This release deserves a bit of commentary for its novel and unique creation. It has been praised by lo-fi-digital music heads as well as scratch and battle dj's since it combines Atari and Commodore64 samples, soundbites, lock groove beats, and even a couple respectable techno-break tracks that were programmed on the original machines. One side is Atari-centric and the other is devoted to the C64. There are also a couple audio-encoded programs for the Atari and C64 systems on this disc that can be used to install old public domain 8-bit audio software for each respective platform. These guys are dedicated to authentic 8-bit artwork and this release is a fine document to their progress in the medium.