Inverse Phase have officially released Pretty Eight Machine, a reimagining of perennial industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails’ début album, Pretty Hate Machine, developed using eight different 8-bit systems, including a NES and a Commodore 64. The “demake” is on sale as a digital copy for $6.50 USD, and as a physical CD for $10 USD.
The blurb reads that the ten-track album, which features tracks like “Head Like I/o” and “Kinda I Want 2A03”, represents “a hope that Trent Reznor (who likes vintage synths, tech, and gear) and Rob Sheridan (and his pixelated avatar) will enjoy it”, and says “a lot of thought, love, blood, sweat, and tears went into this album”.
The sound configurations used in the production are as follows: SID/6581 (Commodore 64), POKEY (Atari 800), straight 2A03 (NES), AY/SCC+ (MSX+Metal Gear 2 or Snatcher cartridge), SN76489 (Sega Master System), 2A03+VRC6 (Famicom+Castlevania 3 cartridge), LR35902 (Game Boy), and OPLL (MSX-MUSIC or Japanese Sega Master System).
You can find the album on Bandcamp here.