Danimal Cannon writes music with a guitar and Game Boy

Guitars and Nintendo handhelds are a fruitful combination - there's the Guitar Boy, which combines the two into one instrument, and more impressive still, Danimal Cannon's video game-tinged compositions.

Fusing the art of Game Boy-powered 8-bit soundtracks with serious guitar chops, Danimal creates music that nods its head to chiptune, metal and everything in between - as the man himself says, "This is not a gimmick. This is a unique way to make music."

In the video above, Danimal shows you how he put the track Axis together - it's taken from new album Lunaria, which is available from Bandcamp on 11 March.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).