If you listen to our chip and game music podcast NLFM you've not only proven yourself to be a gamer of outstanding taste, you'll also appreciate how intricate and enjoyable chip music can be. Despite severe technical constraints, many gamers' favourite tunes stem from those 8-bit days, and one such dedicated gamer is Linus Åkesson, inventor of the Chipophone.

Not a device that lets you communicate with potatoes, the Chipophone is a modified organ that plays the old-school notes you know so well. Here's the wonderfully shy Mr Åkesson to explain more about his invention and play some classic tunes from Super Mario Bros., Tetris and more.

[via linusakesson.net]