Frankenstein, or the 8 Bit Prometheus - book

by Dj Balli

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Volume +06 of THISCOvery CCChannel collection published by Chili Com Carne and Thisco.
140p. b/w with illustrations and photographs. Full color cover.
IN ENGLISH.

20.00 euros with postage included.

Cover art, illustrations & design by Rudolfo.

Supported of IPDJ, Oh Cristo webradio, Rokko's Adventure, Tasca Mastai and Distroed.

After having whistled quite a number of 8-bit versions of famous pop songs, and delighted his ears with chip-tune covers of black metal and classical music, Riccardo Balli thought it was about time to extend micro-music aesthetics to literature, and remix Mary Shelley's classic accordingly.

Through some sort of low-resolution séance, the author evoked the spirit of corpse reviver Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834), credited for having inspired The Modern Prometheus. Aldini tells a compressed version of the original Frankenstein, exposing its language to retro-gaming jargon and simplifying the plot as if it were an arcade game.

The aforementioned 18th-century electrifier was the nephew of eminent Bolognese scientist Luigi Galvani. Also from MIDIevil Bologna is DJ Balli's electronic music label Sonic Belligeranza, whose 17 years of existence (2000-2017) this volume celebrates with 17 texts that explore the multitude of contradictory sounds constituting the corpse of this Sonic Frankenstein.

Send him an impulse from your Game-Boy! BLEEEEEEEEEEEP!

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released April 5, 2018

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