Leeni | 8 Bit Heart

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8 Bit Heart

by Leeni

8 bit gameboy-pop
Genre: Electronic: Chiptune
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Raw Footage
5:25 $0.99
2. Headphones on Your Heart
4:13 $0.99
3. Animatronic Boy
4:07 $0.99
4. Deafening
4:56 $0.99
5. Death's Little Brother
3:52 $0.99
6. Magic Machine
4:00 $0.99
7. Perfection Interrupted
3:36 $0.99
8. Live Asleep
5:08 $0.99
9. Over and Over
3:34 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
-Beauty and the Bit

It's your typical girl meets Game Boy love story. Girl grows weary of same old sound. Girl seeks out new inspiration. Girl discovers Game Boy. Girl says, "Hello Game Boy. Will you make music with me?" Game Boy says "Beep boop bop boop beep." Girl falls for Game Boy. And together they make a beautiful 8-Bit Heart.

-The Genre

Leeni is constantly pushing, morphing, recreating herself and her sound. This metamorphosis brought her to the discovery of 8-bit music, a largely untapped resource on the brink of commercial stardom. 8-bit music captures an off-beat, nostalgic sound that is easy to embrace. It's a new genre, an innovative cutting edge sound with a fresh, fun perspective. In the next year you will hear more and more 8-bit music sampled in hip-hop, at dance clubs, and in commercials.

-The Album

8-Bit Heart is Leeni's second full-length album and embodies a brand new sound for her. Every track was created on her old-school Nintendo Game Boy, giving it that unique, quirky 8-bit sound. But for all its newness 8-Bit Heart's soul is still deeply rooted in the singer/songwriter sensibility that her fans have come to love.

-The Leeni

With a penchant for bold performance and bald-faced vulnerability, Leeni has become a staple in the local indie music scene. Through her first more acoustic album "Are We There Yet?" and continuous gigging around the Northwest she is constantly gaining fans and garnering the respect of the indie music community. Leeni is a subtle force to be reckoned with, and was voted as a top finalist in NW Source's People's Picks 2006 for Best Unsigned Artist.

"Leeni — the local raven-haired songstress has quietly built up a loyal following through the coffee shop/pub circuit. Shattering the solo-female singer songwriter archetype by employing a variety of instruments and a dark lyrical slant, everything about her sound screams huge potential. Her pre-programmed lo-fi beats, creative vocal effects, ukulele plucking and masterful Omni chord work already brilliantly enhance her hauntingly pretty voice. I count myself as a big fan." -Steven Swanda of The Stranger Music Blog

"Her same dreamy gorgeous croon floats on top of the simple but cleverly used computer beeps and trills, and transfixes the listener with the urge to seek out Leeni and immediately propose marriage."
- Sonic Veronica

- Kindra Meyer



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Clever, lyrical GameBoy music.
Leeni's "8 Bit Heart" creates a clever and uniquely lyrical chiptune experience through nine tracks of nice bitpop. Chiptunes are not generally known for their lyrics, as that is not the focus of most 8-bit bands and music, but Leeni proves that it is quite possible to sing along with bleeps and blops from old gaming systems. She does so very well, with music that she herself created on her own GameBoy. For her first chip-album, Leeni also proves herself to be talented even though her first release was acoustic guitar and not 8-bit based. The album opens with the lengthy "Raw Footage", which includes a decent GameBoy melody but not very encouraging lyrics. This brings up one of the album's overall faults--namely, that a considerable amount of tracks have rather dark-sided and downhearted messages to them. We bounce back in the more uplifting second and third tracks, however, which have more appropriate and happy lyrics. "Deafening", track number four, has a nice main melody to it but still stands as the most inappropriate and downhearted song on the album. "Death's Little Brother" comes next; a fun, upbeat track with quick lyrics and ambiently beautiful chorus-segments. "Magic Machine" is a sweet track that introduces acoustic guitar along with the chiptune melody and vocals, and the results are pretty good. "Perfection Interrupted" starts off good and reveals itself to be another catchy, upbeat-style track, although it is rather dark-sided. "Live Asleep", track eight, is a nice and long expression of desire, with more guitar included. The final song, "Over and Over", isn't the best in itself but still manages to retain some catchy-ness. Leeni's "8 Bit Heart" album is worth checking out if you're a chiptune fan, or even if you're not, as it is a more gentle introduction into a side of 8-bit not too commonly seen.

Dat Nguyen

Wowie A++++
This CD is fantacular! I have a headphones on my heart all the time now and I guarantee that you will too.


Truly Amazing Talent
With a unique beauty to each song, once you hear Leeni's 8 Bit Heart, you won't be sure you'll ever walk down the street on a sunny day without "Raw Footage" going through your mind, or cease to be captivated by the haunting tones of "Live Asleep". Either way, you simply won't regret picking up this CD.


Number 1
I've found my favorite artist, of any music ever.


8 Bit Heart
A lot of promise here. Get this CD and be the first on board to an analog rising star.