Anamanaguchi’s ‘Endless Fantasy’ plays on my iPod. Endlessly.


Every once in awhile I stumble across an album I listen to over and over again without tiring of it.

This happened in the 90’s with Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

It happened last year with M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

And it happened this week with Anamanaguchi’s Endless Fantasy.

Anamanaguchi plays “chiptunes.” That is, their stuff sounds like it’s blasting from an NES.

Well, kind of. It’s actually a little more complicated than that. Endless Fantasy sounds like a rave with someone playing Nintendo. Loudly.¬†And that’s no bad thing. Most of the tracks are downright infectious, and evoke nostalgia not only with 8-bit sound, but also with retro titles such as “John Hughes” and “Akira.”

Hey, it’s good stuff and I recommend giving it a listen. Check out the video for title track below.


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