Albums and Soundtracks
Pixelh8 : Greatest Hits – The Best 8 Bits (2012)
A collection all the way from his first “Handheld” EP through to his debut album “Video Games Ruined His Life”, his top selling breakthrough album “The Boy With the Digital Heart”, his super retro epic “Obsolete?” and finally his 2010 album “And The Revolution”.
This is the full OCARBOT soundtrack to the retro puzzle game by Pixelh8 and includes the additional track written but not used in the game.
And The Revolution (2009)
After two years of performing, creating software and tons of research. Pixelh8 returns with his third studio album. And The Revolution pushes the boundaries of chip tune once again featuring robot vocals, machines blowing up and an orchestra, it’s a revolution.
The Boy With The Digital Heart (2007)
The entire album every note, every drum beat, every sound programmed by scratch, and performed on software written for Game Boy, Nes , Sega Game Gear, BBC Micro, ZX spectrum, Commodore 64, Neo Geo Pocket, Acorn Electron, MSX as well as many many more.
Videogames Ruined My Life (2006)
The long awaited 14-track debut album, which melted two laptops in the process, took two commodore 64’s, one 48k spectrum, one nes, one snes, five gameboys, several kids toys and keyboards, countless yards of wire and solder to make.
Large Scale works
Pixelh8’s large scale work “Obsolete?” is a audio study of the people, machines, history of The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park and looks closely at the themes of mathematics, logic, code-breaking and enciphering. The project was funded by the PRS Foundations new music award and commissioned by The National Museum of Computing and uses computers from the National Museum’s collection.
“Observations” is an audio visual study of the people, machines and practices at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, which culminated in two performances on 12th &13th of March, 2010 during the Cambridge Science Festival.The piece poses the question of “What does it mean to be an Astronomer?” and how it has evolved; from observations with the unaided eye and the first telescopic studies 400 years ago, to modern telescopes and satellites collecting data across the full reach of the spectrum, and the importance of theoretical study of astronomical concepts such as cosmology.