While most of us allow our Gameboys to rot away in a draw somewhere, enigmatic producer JAMATAR has been studying his, extracting every beep and bop and turning them into the luscious soundscape that is his brand new single Interstellar.
About 2 seconds into the track, it’s impossible not to notice the familiar tones and MIDI flourishes. Once you make it through that wave of nostalgia, Interstellar expands well beyond the common conception of Gameboy noises and eventually explodes into a cacophony of sonic bliss so textured it simply makes no sense how it was done using a Gameboy. But, dammit, it was.
JAMATAR stayed wonderfully on-brand for the track’s visual counterpart, serving up some 8-bit goodness. Really, the only kind that could go along with a Gameboy-infused score.
Already JAMATAR is starting to earn some stripes from his live performances. Recently, be blew minds at The Hills Are Alive festival, not to mention his sold-out shows in London. To see out the year, JAMATAR has announced a very special, very one-off headline show in Melbourne for this month.
WATCH: JAMATAR – Interstellar
JAMATAR Headline Show
with support from Oolluu and cTrix
Thursday 10th November
The Workers Club, Melbourne