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Hi there. I am Ozzed. I am a musician who composes tunes that resembles those found in old games. (Nintendo 8-bit, Amiga, C64, Game Boy, and so forth) The genre is commonly known as "8-Bit music", but expressions such as "Chip-music", "bitpop" and "Retro" are also commonly used. I have been a fan of the genre since I was a kid, And started making my own music back in 2001.
My biggest reason for starting this project back in late 2008 was, and still is, that I want to share my music with the masses, and hopefully it encourages more people to explore the wonderful world of 8-bit music.

All my works, except the ones where I am not the original composer, are licensed under Creative Commons. For exact details regarding the licensing, click the "Creative Commons" icon right below the menu.

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Latest addition: The tune "Bonus Rage".

Announcements:

2015-01-17
Hello! The first tune of the year is finally released! It's the song "Bonus Rage" for my 8-bit run 'n Pun project. It's quite catchy and rock 'n roll-ish. It was actually the 15th song I started making in Famitracker, so it's been maturing since some time in early 2009, so it's definitely done by now :) In other news I've been doing some work on my website in general, continuing to improve the accessibility for mobile devices as it's becomming more and more common that people browse websites that way. That's all for now. More to come soon!

2015-01-11
Greetings! The new year has not been very eventful so far, but I assure you I'm working on some exciting stuff! :) There is however a new free game that has my music in it. It's called Tcheco.com. It's easily one of the most flipped out platform games I have even encountered. Definitely worth a visit. :)
I hope to be back soon with more substantial updates. Until then, rock on!

2014-12-12
New tune published! This time It's about pausing and reflecting upon the vastness of the universe. Obviously it's good to have pause music if you're playing a game. This makes it the 9th tune in the project. I'm getting a lot done lately :)

2014-12-07
Hi! Sometimes things don't go as you'd hope, and it seems that currently the torrents on my website does not work. So you'll have to use direct download instead, but I've contacted my web host and they are working of fixing the issue. I'll let you know when things are running smoothly again.
I did however publish a new tune. It's the intro to 8-Bit Run 'n' pun, and it's called Introjuice!

2014-12-02
Hello! Starting today, you will be able to get the torrents for my albums directly from my website. As many governments bend to the entertainment industry's demand to block torrent sites, though they contain perfectly legal content, such as mine, I feel like it is better to provide an on-site alternative for those of you who want my torrents but are unable to get them due to blocking of torrent sites. The torrents will still be available on The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites, and this does not mean that I agree with internet censorship. It's simply a way for me to provide more options for you, and assure access to my content in torrent-form, even if your government sucks.

2015-01-17
Hello! The first tune of the year is finally released! It's the song "Bonus Rage" for my 8-bit run 'n Pun project. It's quite catchy and rock 'n roll-ish. It was actually the 15th song I started making in Famitracker, so it's been maturing since some time in early 2009, so it's definitely done by now :) In other news I've been doing some work on my website in general, continuing to improve the accessibility for mobile devices as it's becomming more and more common that people browse websites that way. That's all for now. More to come soon!

If you would like samples of my music without downloading anything, go to my Myspace, Jamendo or Last.fm pages through the links on this page!!

I live primarily on this website, but I also live on these pages:

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Facebook: Like my page to get updates on new tunes, albums, changes to the website, and so on.

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Twitter: Pretty much the same as Facebook when it comes to updates on stuff, though I might ramble a bit more on Twitter than I do on Facebook.

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Jamendo: Where you can listen to my music, download it, talk about it in forums and more.

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last.fm: Where you can listen to the tunes from "Lesser than Three", "8-bit Empire" and "Cor Metallicum". As well as listen to "Ozzed Radio" featuring myself and similar artists.

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Myspace: Where you can listen to and download a few of my songs. And add me as a friend if you want, though Myspace is mostly a walking zombie these days, I keep it around for nostalgic reasons.

My website currently has the following to offer:

Home

Is the page you are looking at right now. This mainly serves as a descriptive table of contents for the rest of the site as well as some general information about why I'm doing this. You'll also find some links to other places on the web where you can find my music. It also serves the 5 latest news posts.

Music

Is where you download my music, both Albums and "Site Exclusive" releases are available for free, and all content where I am the original composer is licensed under Creative Commons. Everything can be downloaded directly from the site, And for the albums you also have the option to grab torrents, which are also hosted on the site, as we live in a world where governments might bend to the pressure of the entertainment industry at any time.

Shoutbox

Write me a message here and tell me what you think about my music and the site. I get very happy every time I get a new message. So, if you want to make me jump with joy, write me a message.

News

Is where you find the latest updates from me regarding what's going on with my music and the site in general. This is in no way a "blog" or anything like it, but merely a place where you can get the latest news.

Make your own

If you are interested in making your own 8-bit music or chiptunes, you might want to check this out. I believe that knowledge should be shared so I wrote down some general guidelines on making 8-bit music, chiptunes, and so forth. The guide mainly focuses on the Nintendo Entertainment System, as that is where I have most of my experience. If you feel like something should be added to the guide, shoot me a message! :)

Donations

My music is and always will be completely free, but if you would like to give me something for my work, this is where you want to go.

Spamburp

Is a service that gathers IP's that are attempting to spam my shoutbox. The service provides an easy way to find out if that fishy IP address that made 7000 hits on your site yesterday is known spam or not.

Links

Contains links to similar artists, software that you can use to make 8-bit music, links to games and other project that features my music, as well as other projects I'm involved in one way or another.

Contact

Contains information about how to contact me (in other words, this is where you find my E-mail address).

I hope this information has been helpful. Feel free to contact me if I missed anything or if you have suggestions on how to improve the site. Rock on!