You’ll need a Nintendo Famicom to listen to this new chiptune album

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Chiptune music attempts to make new sounds using old hardware, mashing Game Boys with Garage Band to create tracks that feel ripped out of the 8-bit era. Typically, though, you still listen to these songs using modern gadgets: but that’s not the case with 8-bit Music Power. The upcoming album isn’t available as a digital download or even on CD or vinyl. Instead, it comes on a cartridge made for the Nintendo Famicom, the Japanese version of the NES.

The 11-song album launches on January 31st in Japan for $30, and features a range of composers behind some classic, beloved games, including Ape Escape on the original PlayStation and NES shoot ‘em up Star Soldier. And since it plays on a device that plugs into your television, 8-bit Music…

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