Icarus EP

Icarus EP

Updated: Jul 1, 2008

8BitPeoples Release #86

Dive onto the dance floor with a hybrid heart of NES bleeps and heavy beats. Trash80 has made his way back from exile with his long over due second EP Icarus – A modern chip-rock-techno-electro dance excursion. Push, climb, bite, crawl your way though the super galactic interstellar network of consciousness to rediscover one of next year's hottest releases to date.


Jul 1, 2008 2:00pm

Great songs, i did like your earlier work but this ep with 5 all great songs is a true move forward i think. Even though i would've liked one or two less agressive, slower tracks ("and the rain", "faces of a fashion" rock), overall it really is a great ep with great music!
Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Jul 8, 2008 1:52am

Always wished Sodium Sonnet could be longer.. hehe

Tiago "xrl"
Jul 11, 2008 7:13pm

Best 8BP release in a while!
I can listen to it several times in a row. Doesn't happen a lot lately.

Jul 15, 2008 11:16am

I really enjoyed this :)!

Jul 16, 2008 12:18am

Completely awesome!

Jul 31, 2008 2:33pm

I've been listening to Icarus and Robot Sneakers all day. Great EP!

Jul 31, 2008 5:18pm

You rock! This is an excellent CD.

Aug 2, 2008 6:02am

awsome songs!!!! Keep it up!

Aug 2, 2008 5:32pm

Really enjoyed this, unlike quite a bit of 8bit music I found it really danceable. Thanks!

Aug 7, 2008 1:06pm

I still love your amazing music :) thanks for continuing to supply your fans with wonderful sound waves.

:) you're the best


Aug 10, 2008 11:43am

I really like it. Nice album! Very!

Aug 14, 2008 10:01am

Quality work, man. Keep it up!

Aug 15, 2008 10:22am

Awesome album !

Aug 21, 2008 11:45pm


Aug 22, 2008 11:58pm

It's taken me 30 years to realize that this is the music I've been wanting to hear. The first half of which was spent as a bottle of scotch aging all alone on a shelf--bottled up. The second half of which spent as a cat waiting, watching, stalking the gate at the back fence; longing as I watch my masters enter and exit so freely and wontonly; plotting my eventual escape. That day has come and it is today.

Will I get hit by a truck?
??ou? ɹ???u ??,no? ss?n? ı

Aug 23, 2008 4:53am

You are awesome. Seriously.

Aug 25, 2008 6:49am

No matter how cheesy it sounds, your music is a huge inspiration and a beautiful thing to listen to. Don't ever stop creating, for you are amazing.

Also give us a way to shove some money in your general direction! Lord knows you could probably use some doughnuts and coffee every now and then.

Sep 1, 2008 3:11am

This EP is awesome! I don't know how often I listen to it.

Sep 1, 2008 4:31am

I'm not that into electronic music but this EP ist soooooo great, can't get enough!! MORE!!
Icarus and especially MISSING YOU are my personal best songs of this year...

Sep 2, 2008 2:46am

Thought I would say thanks in here too. Marvelous stuff!

Kyle to the Jones
Sep 2, 2008 11:52am

Absolutely amazing stuff. I've really gotten into making more lo-fi, 8bit kind of music myself and listening to you is a huge inspiration.

Sep 4, 2008 3:56am

I'm officially in love with your music... :D !

Sep 10, 2008 12:23am

Who the heck are you and how do you rock like this? I feel like I've discovered the biggest secret of the year listening to this FREE EP. You should really get a label deal and start making some remixes, b/c I think the kids out there are ready to eat this sh!t up.

Digital Bee
Sep 10, 2008 3:05pm

Back since napster was born I was all like wtf? I am downloading and that's all there is to it! Music was meant to be free. Then I downloaded this wicked piece of chaotic pulses and for the first time I felt guilty about pressing the download button.

This shit is sinful! YOU ROCK!!

Sep 17, 2008 11:30am

sweet xD!!!!
this music rock!!

Sep 22, 2008 12:23pm

This EP is amazing man, kudos for you :)

Oct 1, 2008 5:34am

love it

Oct 5, 2008 7:02pm

I just learned about your music--sooo good. I'm so surprised that: (1) such an awesome chiptune artist was totally unknown to me; (2) that even the music from years ago is top quality; and (3) that there have been so few releases, when it's obvious that with your abilities you could be a really big deal if you came out with regular releases.

And on that note, I can't wait for your next tracks, whenever they may be released. Thank you for putting it out, freely available (but if you sold it, I'd pay in seconds flat).

Oct 6, 2008 3:48am


Alex F
Oct 6, 2008 5:49am

I love this EP. Best Trash80 work ever.

Oct 6, 2008 7:17am

Robot Sneakers is absolutely AMAZiNG!

What an awesome track....

The baseline is amazing, the drums are spot on, the leading melody is awesome.


Oct 7, 2008 11:19am

This is Truly Amazing, You ROCK! you should have a paypal for donations.

Oct 8, 2008 8:57am

wow, awesome. thank you for making this music

Oct 10, 2008 5:33pm

great stuff! very good!

Oct 30, 2008 12:36pm

You rock.

Nov 1, 2008 4:33pm

Sodium Sonet (Extended) :D !

Nov 1, 2008 8:10pm

Superb :D

All you have to do is release the midi file to schroeder's failure and my life will be complete ;)

Nov 2, 2008 5:31am

Really very good mate!

Nov 12, 2008 12:08am

Out of all chiptune style releases I've ever heard, this is still my favorite. Superb work.

Nov 16, 2008 4:54am

Thank you very much for this release, is really really good!! Nice work!!

Nov 16, 2008 3:24pm

Holy crap, you're awesome! I downloaded Hologram way back and discovered this new EP from you. Thank you!!

Nov 21, 2008 3:09pm

2 rad 2 b bad

Dec 6, 2008 7:51pm

I heard a couple of tracks on Weekend America this morning--way to bring chip to the masses!

Wicked EP.

Dec 6, 2008 8:43pm

Agreed! I heard 'Missing You' on WeekendAm and made it a mission to find these tracks. This is some serious work here. Reminds me of the beginnings of Daft Punk circa 1994. Keep it up TRS80!

Dec 6, 2008 9:32pm

Heard you on Weekend America this afternoon - it brought me back to hours of playing Mega Man as a kid! Thanks for putting all this stuff out - it rocks.

Dec 8, 2008 6:55am

Hearing the title track on the blip fest stream was one of the best things that I have ever heard, seriously.

Dec 22, 2008 3:12am


Dec 22, 2008 12:03pm


Dec 22, 2008 1:17pm

Effin awesome! Much love, ty!

Dennis M
Jan 2, 2009 2:30pm

Pure audio perfection.

Jan 9, 2009 2:48am

Since i heard some song in Darwinia, i came to know a little more about your music. Now, i love it! I can't stop listening. Keep making art :D

Feb 3, 2009 8:13pm

this techno sucks

Japster UK
Feb 12, 2009 1:59am

LOVE chip music, and never even knew about 8BP and yourself until a few days back! - I've now listened to loads of albums, and this is so far my favourite - awesome stuff mate - all great tracks, but yep, Icarus and Sodium Sonet are my favourites, and I stumbled upon your site and have just found an extended version of SS - quality!

Keep it up, seriously impressive stuff! - a fantastic melding of nostalgic chip sounds and quality backing - love it!

Feb 26, 2009 3:37am

Best independant music I have ever heard. The person who makes this music should be rich and famous.

Fighter X
Mar 11, 2009 8:58am

My friends and I can't wait to see you live in Seattle. Really looking forward to next month :)

Mar 11, 2009 10:58am

superb stuff, ta!!

Space Cadet
Mar 19, 2009 7:55am

youve heard the rest now hear the best. i love it i love it i love it!this is honestly some of the best chip tunes ive ever had the plesure of listening to

I realy hope there will be more tunes like this keep up the great work TRASH80 FTW!

Mar 19, 2009 12:13pm

Thanks for the super sounds!

Mar 24, 2009 9:54pm

Really love your work. Is there someplace I can download the entirety of your work, but more importantly, where do I donate?

Apr 1, 2009 8:50am

Thanks for your music from Italy ! :)

Apr 10, 2009 2:53pm

You have certainly tapped into something wonderful here. Been listening to this record all day after first hearing it last night. Keep on rockin!

Apr 10, 2009 4:02pm

thanks for the free music! i just added it to my mp3 player for my daily walks. it adds a extra push in my leg muscles to get up those darn hills!

Apr 21, 2009 1:10am

I love this music. Brings me back to the old C64 and Amiga days. Why aren't computers fun like they used to be?

May 2, 2009 5:49am

Great music, i love it!

May 4, 2009 7:03am

Good music and it's free! :D

May 4, 2009 10:54am

'Missing You' was used as the soundtrack for a retro computing project vid on Youtube, just recently posted on hackaday. Killer.

May 10, 2009 1:50am

heard Missing You via a hackaday submission and had to find out more. Based on the comments I wasn't the only one. Your tune received almost as many comments as the hack being showcased :)

Possibly one of my all time favourite chip tunes. Up there with Din Stalker and co.

May 15, 2009 9:20am

Thank you very much for this great music. This is the best CD from 8bP.

May 29, 2009 11:53am

Wow - what a great sound you get on this EP. Really dig the feel, too.

/me rocks out!

Jun 4, 2009 10:48am

Oh, My, God!!!!

I had never heard anything like this.

This is....

[words missing]

goto 0x000000

Jun 14, 2009 4:03am

Very nice young Padawan.

Jun 22, 2009 9:35am

This shit shifts my bits

Jun 24, 2009 7:39am

One of my all time favourites! The last time I played it I only noticed the album was looping after the 17th loop :) > awesome!

Jun 25, 2009 10:23am

Your music is truly amazing :D

nintendo mass hypercore
Jul 31, 2009 8:52am

your music is truely inspiring and throughly addictive

i physicaly cant stop listening to it =]

hope to hear more soon

Aug 20, 2009 2:09am

You're amazing, just amazing.

Aug 27, 2009 1:27pm

Realy good music.
Where can I get this album in lossless formats?
Is it possible to buy this CD in Donetsk, Ukraine?

Aug 27, 2009 1:29pm

Realy good music!
Where can I get this CD or tracks in lossless format (FLAC, ape,...)?
Is it possible to buy this album in Ukraine?

That guy
Sep 23, 2009 8:10pm

Heard this song in a flash vid, I then spent half the day looking for you guys :P

The One Who Listens
Dec 16, 2009 11:31am

Love this stuff. I was reading this book that my friend suggested (Simulations of God by John C. Lilly) and had a random Youtube playlist going. Some of your songs started playing. I didn't really hear them at first because I was so deep in concentration in reading the book, but then I paused a moment and was like, "Whoa!"
It's beautiful.

Dec 18, 2009 9:01am

Simple Amazing. Simplemente Asombroso. Felicidades por su trabajo

Jack Handy
Jan 10, 2010 4:40pm

Great music.

Thank you for all of your efforts.

May 6, 2010 12:36am

Delicious, sir. Thanks.

Torstein Sivertsen
May 7, 2010 11:58am

Love your music. Got to know it by playing Darwinia. Looking forward to listening to your new EP :)

May 16, 2010 1:33pm

Multiple eargasms.

Jul 24, 2010 8:00pm

Really enjoy your work. Thanks a lot :D

Aug 11, 2010 5:15am

Holy 8bit! Icarus rocks! Brilliant.

Aug 23, 2010 4:19am

Awesome tracks!

Aug 24, 2010 4:56pm

Thank you.

autovermietung mallorca
Oct 22, 2010 8:36am

last few days our class held a similar talk about this subject and you show something we have not covered yet, appreciate that.

- Kris

Dec 22, 2010 6:59pm

Just wonderful. Great music.
Greetings from Rio de Janeiro.

Jan 19, 2011 12:32pm

YOU R GREAT ! Thx 4 this unique EP :* ! :D
Keep up the good work!

Feb 28, 2011 11:08pm

Anyone notice this from tron?
watch?v=vlEN8svyHj8 in youtubes.
Icarus sadface

Apr 30, 2011 4:00pm

nice work :D

May 12, 2011 3:20pm

This album is heroic, amazing, i'll listen it forever.

Jun 23, 2011 2:03pm

Just love this so much! still listen to it every now and again and always will, especially when I'm missing someone...


Jul 24, 2011 10:56pm

We need another album like this!! Please man!!

chris neglia
Aug 8, 2011 7:02pm

I hiked over 50 miles listening to your stuff, man. It is just pure genius. I love it!!

Pendragn x
Sep 29, 2011 7:44am

Just ran into your stuff from watching a youtube clip about DragonCon 2011 .. great tunes, sir!

Oct 12, 2011 10:41pm

I can't put my finger on it... But the song Icarus, I feel like I've heard it somewhere before. I'm not quite sure where that would have been though. It gives me a feeling of great nostalgia and I love it. This album is amazing.

Zsolti :D
Jan 1, 2012 1:43pm

Love your Icarus music. Gonna check out two other songs too. But I want an extended version of Icarus. [Dont know how many other ppl want the same but I do]

Best regards for your music :]

Brett W. (FightCube.com)
Jan 5, 2012 11:01am

This is an amazing piece of work man! Brings me back to the glory days of NES. Great job!!

Chuck Aduck
Feb 2, 2012 9:57am

Just thanks, man. This is a fantastic little gem.

Feb 12, 2012 12:34am

"Missing You" is one of my favorite songs ever, and the only one my fiancee will willingly listen to. Love this EP.

Mar 11, 2012 7:33am

One of bests Chiptune Albums, trust me.


Greetings from spain.

Apr 8, 2012 1:51pm

Is there by any chance a possibility that I can get my hands on a 320kbps versions of Icarus and Robot Sneakers? I'd really like to play them in my sets. Loving your music!

May 2, 2012 6:39am

Great, top notch work here. :)

Aug 14, 2012 2:11pm

MORE !!! Just a programmer who loves this as his coding soundtrack on a Monday :-)

Feb 4, 2013 5:55pm

best album

Oct 7, 2013 10:09am

Listened to this EP the year it came out, still listening to it 5 years later.

Fantastic show.

Nov 24, 2013 4:08am

Warum,warum verlangt ihr kein geld für diese geile Musik ich würde sogar 50euro zahlen.

echt geil macht weiter so

Jan 21, 2014 11:59pm

I always end up listening to this again. And I always end up coming back for more. It's a shame that has always been a fruitless search.

Needless to say, thanks a lot for making this.

Anon v2
Mar 15, 2014 7:25pm

Like Anon said above me, this album is amazing. It's been on my favorites list for at least a year (I know I came late to the party) and I've wanted more like it. Sadly it is a "fruitless search," as said by Anon v1. Please become more active!

New-ish fan of a great, but inactive artist. Thanks for the music.

Fionn Croke
Jun 25, 2014 9:37am

Wonderful music, absolutely beautiful. At Teh Disko is my absolute fave, followed closely by Robot Sneakers. Awesome! Thank you very much!

Leon Kazart
Jul 24, 2014 9:49am

Icarus... just to love it!

Sep 24, 2015 8:40am

Great work on Darwinia's OST, great work on just about every track I've found. Really loving this up-tempo stuff, especially. Wherever you may be, I hope you're doing well.

Oct 26, 2015 12:38am

There's nothing that I can say that can top all of these excellent comments. You sir, are a very talented individual.

Feel blessed - and pleased, for the sheer enjoyment you bring your fans :)

Feb 21, 2016 9:05am

Thank you for posting these, love the EP

Mar 10, 2016 11:15am

Icarus sounds a lot like an Erasure song.

Jun 17, 2016 4:41pm

this brings back memories! missing you is definitely my personal favourite, but the rest are extremely well done. hope we get to see more of your work soon.

kasper nielsen
Jun 10, 2017 10:37am

Thanks for bringing joy to my ears for so many years now, i keep coming back.

Sep 14, 2017 4:21am

I can finally put a name to the track! I don't know where I had heard this originally, but glad to find the artist.

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This is, hands down, my all time favorite chiptune album!

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