Written and recorded over the course of September 2008, the Fade to Fall EP offers six unique interpretations of the transition from Summer to Fall. At times both mournful and celebratory, the compilation represents the confluence of several relative newcomers to New York's vibrant and long-standing chiptune community, many of whom were officially releasing their material for the first time.
The last half hour of daylight is the recommended listening time.
The artists on Fade to Fall primarily utilized a piece of custom software known as LSDj to transform the Nintendo Game Boy into a synthesizer and sequencer. Instead of sampling sounds from actual game titles, the user is able to generate his or her own instruments within the capabilities of the Game Boy's sound chip and arrange the results in meaningful and original ways.
The visual component of this release functions as album art in motion as opposed to a Music Video -- painting the tracks in broad strokes instead of defining them. All exterior footage in this piece was shot on location at Coney Island during the closing weekend of Astroland, a historic fixture of Summer in New York for over 40 years.