Once upon a time, MAGFest was owned and ran by the guy who would become chiptune legend Inverse Phase. We talk about what MAGFest was like back in the day, how the festival inspired Inverse Phase to publish music seriously, meeting Trent Reznor, the bassy farts of the Sega Genesis soundchip, de-making Pretty Hate Machine and Guilty Gear in 8-bit, and much more.
You can check out Inverse Phase at inversephase.com and inversephase.bandcamp.com. He also owns and operates the Bloop Museum in Baltimore, MD. Inverse Phase will be performing at Super MAGFest in January and we’ll be there too! You can also support Nerd Music Meltdown at patreon.com/ongakuoverdrive.
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