Chiptune article from the guardianJune 22nd, 2007
Chiptunes with everything
Chris Salmon goes online to find fist-pumping funk and songs to make Mario really jump
Friday June 1, 2007
‘Today it’s raining,” sings Manu Chao 26 times on his new single, available free from manuchao.net to promote his upcoming album. Could the song’s lyrical refrain be inspired by a bank holiday weekend spent in an English seaside town? The title, Rainin in Paradize, would imply not. Besides, Chao has bigger lyrical fish to fry, with the rest of the song concerning conflict, catastrophe and hypocrisy in Congo, Liberia, the Middle East and Iraq.