Inverse Phase

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Inverse Phase
Birth name Brendan Becker
Born October 1979 (34)
Origin United States
Genres Chiptune
Occupations Musician

Brendan Becker, known by his stage name Inverse Phase,[1] is an American video game composer[2] and chiptune musician. The soundtrack to the 2010 video game Super Meat Boy features his song "Boss Burger N' Chips", which is a remix of the first and second level boss themes.[3] In late 2011, Becker released the soundtrack to the iOS and Mac title Shuttle Scuttle, handing out copies of the soundtrack to MAGFest X attendees at a secret show.[4] In early 2014, he released Treachery in Beatdown City: Episode 1 EP,[5] the soundtrack to a game that was seeking funding on Kickstarter at the time.[6]

Though he has released several retro-styled soundtracks, he's also dabbled in works paying tribute to his favorite artists. In June 2012, he released Pretty Eight Machine, a tribute album of industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails' 1989 debut album Pretty Hate Machine.[7][8] Inverse Phase had been able to raise $3,654 for making and promoting the album through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.[9] Rob Sheridan, who is associated with Nine Inch Nails, tweeted about the album shortly after its release.[10]


Video game soundtracks
  • Super Smash Land (2011, self-released)
  • Shuttle Scuttle (2011, self-released)
  • Treachery in Beatdown City: Episode 1 EP (2014, self-released)
Tribute albums


  1. ^ Stinson, Elizabeth (September 28, 2010). "Cee Lo's 'Fuck You' Gets Reimagined, Nerd-Style". Wired. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Inverse Phase - VGMdb
  3. ^ Inverse Phase (undated). "Boss Burger N' Chips (Remix) – From Exclusives for Others by Inverse Phase". Inverse Phase (via Bandcamp). Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Inverse Phase - Shuttle Scuttle OST released
  6. ^ Treachery in Beatdown City: A tactical brawler! by Shawn Alexander Allen - Kickstarter
  7. ^ Inverse Phase (undated). "Pretty Eight Machine". Inverse Phase (via (Bandcamp). Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Griffiths, Daniel Nye (June 19, 2012). "NIN-tendo: Nine Inch Nails' Definitive Album Goes Chiptune". Forbes. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ Inverse Phase. "Nine Inch Nintendos? 8-Bit Nails? Something like that!". Inverse Phase (via Kickstarter). Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sheridan, Rob (June 15, 2012). "untitled". Sheridan, Rob (via Twitter). Retrieved December 18, 2012. "Pretty Hate Machine by @nineinchnails recreated, in its entirety, in 8-bit chiptune (by @inversephase): …" 

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