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Game Boy Clear with red screen and buttons

This is my latest modded Game Boy DMG-01. It’s a Play it loud model Clear, or Skeleton as it was called in Japan when it was released in the early 90s. To get it to look like this I had to clean and then polished the inside and outside. Most of the time these old shells have become milky and yellowish with age. Fortunately it’s pretty easy to fix with ordinary plastic polish or acrylic polish as it’s sometimes called. You can probably get it in any hardware store or else on Amazon.

The red screen, buttons and the silicon parts are brand new. I also installed all the mods I usually do when refurbishing these old beauties:

Backlight for the LED-screen, Bivert chip, Prosound mod, Bass mod and 1000 uF capacitor on the power strip to minimize noise and hiss (That’s the big blue capacitor down to the left).

It’s still up for sale on E-bay but not sure for how long. These models usually go pretty quick.

 

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Gameboy, Retro|

Kasper Bjørke Quartet: The Fifty Eleven Project

The Fifty Eleven Project is an ambient concept album by Danish DJ and producer Kasper Bjørke and friends. It interprets and evokes the emotional rollercoaster Kasper experienced from his cancer diagnosis and throughout the five years of regular check-ups. The album is a two-hour journey where vintage synthesizer sounds meets real pianos and strings.

Since each track has its own story to tell it never gets boring and everything is very well produced – think Brian Eno meeting the piano melodies of Jon Hopkins. Out on Kompakt.

 

January 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

My website was nominated for CSS Winner

My webdesign for Fogelberg.com was nominated for CSS Winner of the day, 10th of January 2019.

I didn’t win that day, which I didn’t expect to really. It’s not that I don’t believe in my design.. I do, but I have always found that it’s usually harder to win the hearts and soul of everybody when doing edgier stuff (music, design, general art). A clean cut minimalistic fashion site will always attract more eyeballs. As will animations, no matter how UX-unfriendly they are, but that’s another story.

Anyway, I’m glad the people at CSS Winner appreciated and nominated my design. The current score of 7.4 is pretty good, I think, considering it’s just a site about me and stuff I like, basically.  I call the design style Fogelberg.com Outrun Glitch, for the heavy use of the colors blue, purple and cyan combined with glitchty and noisy elements.

January 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Design|

New timeless synthesizer music from C-Jay

An unexpected piece of synthesizer music was released on Replug today in the form of a brand new album from dutch producer C-Jay.

Adem is clearly inspired by the synth masters of the 70 and early 80s. It is a great sounding collection of synthesizer compositions, full of swirling arpeggios, sweeping pads and mysterious melodies. The first thing that comes to mind while listening is Tangerine Dream, but this album thankfully manage to stand on its own legs with its own identity. Adem sounds completely unlike something I would expect to be released in 2019 and I love it. Put on your headphones, lie down and get ready for a long journey.

 

January 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, I recommend, Music|

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