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Cheap Dinosaurs

by Cheap Dinosaurs

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Dev Bhat
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Dev Bhat I'm a bit late picking up on these guys. Been discovering music retroactively on Data Garden through Spaceship Aloha. That said, I really was delighted to find this album. Instant buy. Can't pick a favorite track, but I will say Hot Plate all the way through Stomper feels like the strongest opening trio of songs that I've heard in awhile on any album. It doesn't hurt that it makes me feel like Mega Man exploring perilous worlds.
Clem Turner
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Clem Turner really really fun chiptune music. all uptempo and melodic as hell. i have had so many of these melodies stuck in my head time and time again. Favorite track: Stomper.
Brage Egil Herlofsen
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Brage Egil Herlofsen Sadly I don't remember much about this album at this time...
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Hot Plate 04:10
Tagalog 02:13
Stomper 02:48
Gnip Gnop 04:14
Cup 02:28
Train Hop 01:51
Stroll 04:07
Rootie 03:15
Beech 03:20


Composed on a Nintendo gameboy rigged with a sequencing cartridge, the album expertly moves from jazzy bit-scapes to algorithmic grooves that are equally suited for adventure, research- and romance. The suite of nine songs are at once challenging and rewarding, propelling Cheap Dinosaurs own brand of chip-music to the forefront of experimental pop.

Released October 18th on Data Garden


released October 18, 2011

Cheap Dinosaurs is a studio project and live ensemble led by low-bit composer and synesthete, Dino Lionetti.

Dino Lionetti – synthesizer, Game Boy
Joey Mariano (Animal Style) – guitar, circuit bending, synthesizer
Dan Tarng (Store Cats)- baritone guitar
Daniel Davis (anova)- guitar
Paul Weinstein (Chipocrite) – bass
Patrick Todd (Brown Recluse) – drums

Mastered by Gabe Liberti
Artwork by Joey Mariano
Band photo by Ben Mason


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