What would the pioneers of jazz sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System? Coltrane on a C-64? Mingus on Amiga?
That's the question asked by the organizers of Kind Of Bloop - a new album of 8-bit covers of the tracks from the classic Miles Davis album, Kind Of Blue.
In addition to being an interesting concept album, Kind Of Bloop is an example of Net-organized and funded indie music releases.
Organizer Andy Baio used the site KickStarter to promote the Kind Of Bloop album concept, and raised over $8,000 in donations to cover production costs, for CDs and licensing rights. Kickstarter is a fund-raising platform for designers, filmmakers, musicians and other artists trying to determine if creative projects are viable.
Pricing and Availability
Kind Of Bloop will be available starting Aug 20th as a digital download.
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