Pretty Eight Machine (album)

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Pretty Eight Machine
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
GenreChiptune, electronic
Inverse Phase chronology
Pretty Eight Machine

Pretty Eight Machine is a tribute album by Inverse Phase, released on June 14, 2012. It features 8-bit covers of the 10 songs from Nine Inch Nails' 1989 debut album Pretty Hate Machine.[1][2] The album was crowdfunded via Kickstarter. $3,654 was raised by 162 people for the production.[1][2][3][4] The album was recorded on 8-bit systems arranged to the sound bytes of games and consoles, such as Metal Gear 2 and Castlevania 3.[5] The sound configurations include SID/6581 (Commodore 64), POKEY (Atari 8-bit family), straight 2A03 (NES), SN76489 (Master System), LR35902 (Game Boy), and OPLL (MSX-MUSIC or Japanese Master System).[6][7] The album artwork is based on Pretty Hate Machine's 2010 album artwork by Rob Sheridan.[3] Trent Reznor and Rob Sheridan responded positively to the album.[7][3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Trent Reznor and performed by Inverse Phase.[8]

No.TitleOriginal nameLength
1."Head Like I/O""Head Like a Hole"4:59
2."Atarible Lie""Terrible Lie"4:38
3."Downloadin' It""Down in It"3:46
5."Something You Didn't Ever Have""Something I Can Never Have"5:54
6."Kinda I Want 2A03""Kinda I Want To"4:33
8."That's What I Chipped""That's What I Get"4:28
9."The Lonely Byte""The Only Time"4:49
10."Token Ringfinger""Ringfinger"5:42


  1. ^ a b Hartmann, Graham (June 15, 2012). "Nine Inch Nails album 'Pretty Hate Machine' gets an 8-bit makeover". Loudwire. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Griffiths, Daniel Nye (June 19, 2012). "NIN-tendo: Nine Inch Nails' Definitive Album Goes Chiptune". Forbes. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Hartmann, Graham (February 11, 2013). "Inverse Phase discusses his 8-bit Nine Inch Nails tribute 'Pretty Eight Machine'". Loudwire. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  4. ^ Pretty Eight Machine on Kickstarter
  5. ^ "Pretty Eight Machine is an 8-bit remix of a NIN record". Destructoid. June 15, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  6. ^ "Nine Inch Nails get 8-bit treatment 'Pretty Eight Machine'". June 15, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  7. ^ a b Murphy, Lorraine (June 18, 2012). "Pretty Eight Machine: Nine Inch Nails get an 8-bit tribute". The Daily Dot. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  8. ^ Pretty Eight Machine on Discogs

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