Better known by those outside the insular realm of 8-bit beats as Ray Rude of the Builders and the Butchers, Operation Mission is a somewhat surprising side gig for the unassuming percussionist. Eschewing organic anti-gospel folk for intricately layered chiptune soundscapes, Rude hashes out dark blips and bloops via an arsenal of hacked Game Boys and otherwise discarded software, sidestepping the ordinarily brisk tempos of chiptune-techno for more introspective manipulations. A staple at haunts like Ground Kontrol (naturally), Operation Mission's spiraling dark-wave din occupies sometimes spooky realms, head-bob-ready though it may be. For those hell-bent on the pogo, thumb-mashers like Plain Flavored and Paul Owens will also be on hand for this Portland Indie Game Squad presentation. Power Gloves and Duck Hunt Zappers sold separately.
RYAN J. PRADO