After discovering Austrian-based producer Keiji Otarii recently, the chiptune/ death metal sound stuck around with me for a while, and I’ve been looking for something similar to get another fix. Lucky for me (and the Pastel Wasteland community as a whole), he has just released a new song, ‘Cracks’.
The chiptune vibes are interspersed with synthesised creature effects, adding a layer of creepy to an already frenetic cacophony of noise (which, I must clarify, is a huge compliment!). If you could imagine Nintendo characters on acid hurtling towards their untimely demise, I think that would be a good summary of this brilliant track.
Check out ‘Cracks’ below, and make sure to check out Keiji on his socials, right under the Spotify embed.