August 21, 2014

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Professor Sakamoto's REBUILD album due out 9.17

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-21 - comments
Game cover artist Professor Sakamoto will release his second original album, entitled REBUILD, on September 17 in Japan. A four-minute crossfade sample, including excerpts from "SAMURAI 2" and "Flash Man Stage" from Mega Man 2, is streaming on the musician's SoundCloud page.

Square Sounds Tokyo Q&A with Mister Spastic

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-18 - comments
The latest album release by Cambridge-based electronic music artist Mister Spastic (Nathan McCoy) is Granta Digital, distributed by Tokyo-based label Cheapbeats. In this interview, the chip musician discusses past and future stage performances, from Blip Festival in New York to the upcoming Square Sounds festival in Tokyo.

The Ongaku's Attention Economy: August Edition

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-17 - comments
This month The Ongaku's Attention Economy feature highlights three indie game soundtracks and two indie games, a chiptune album and a nerdcore music compilation. All are currently on sale at 80% off through Steam, or available for download through Bandcamp for "name your price."

LIVE A LIVE Suite "Live for Live" debuts at C86

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-16 - comments
Guitarist Isami of the game arrangement circle Resonant Sound has posted a six-minute crossfade sample track to SoundCloud from LIVE A LIVE Suite "Live for Live." The album reinterpreting Super Famicom music by Yoko Shimomura is on sale today at Comic Market 86 in Tokyo, at booth 東レ46a.

Hohokum Music Spectacular streaming on

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-15 - comments
Sony is streaming the Hohokum Music Spectacular live concert, broadcasting from Echo Park in Los Angeles through the PlayStation channel of the video streaming website. Ghostly netlabel artists performing today include Michna, Heathered Pearls and Shigeto.

Michiko Naruke's Feedback 5th debuts at Comic Market

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-15 - comments
Wild Arms series composer Michiko Naruke will debut her EP "Feedback 5th" at the Comic Market 86 hobbyist festival this Sunday, August 17 in Tokyo. Excerpts from all five Feedback albums by the co-composer of The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road are streaming on SoundCloud.

Hideki Naganuma uploads Sega playlists to SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-14 - comments
Sega composer Hideki Naganuma has uploaded to SoundCloud his music tracks from the Black Panther: Yakuza PSP titles (credited as skankfunk), as well as tracks from Super Monkey Ball 3D and Sega Rally 2. The musician is currently scoring Hover: Revolt Of Gamers, crowdfunded through Kickstarter.

Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Tribute excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-11 - comments
Capcom's Suleputer label has posted music excerpts of all tracks from the Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Tribute Album, scheduled for release on October 1st in Japan. Streaming on the e-Capcom website are one-minute samples, arranged by the composers of Wild Arms, Secret of Mana and Metroid.

Calum Bowen's Lovely Planet score on Steam

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-10 - comments
Londoner Calum Bowen's soundtrack to Lovely Planet, described as a Keita Takahashi-styled first-person shooter, has debuted on Steam. The music score from indie developer Quick Tequila's kawaii FPS for Windows, Mac and Linux is also available to stream in full through Bandcamp.

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 score by Yuzo Koshiro

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-09 - comments
This week Atlus unveiled Etrian Odyssey Untold 2, currently in development for the Nintendo 3DS portable console. Live music arrangements of "Labyrinth I - Woodland Ruins" and "Battlefield - The First Campaign" by Yuzo Koshiro, reimagining music from Etrian Odyssey II for the 3DS, are streaming on YouTube.

FAMICOM MADNES 4 streaming live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-08 - comments
Annual chip music event FAMICOM MADNES is streaming live on Ustream, broadcast from Club Tsukiyume in Kawasaki, Japan. Participating musicians and visualists include Robokabuto, KPLECRAFT, TORIENA, Suesett, Xinon, Yokemura from YMCK, m7kenji and Lazerbeat, among other artists.

8bitpeoples shares Knife City's Precious Jewel

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-05 - comments
Chip music netlabel 8bitpeoples has released their second EP by Knife City. Written by Luke Silas, drummer of Anamanaguchi and co-composer of the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game soundtrack, Precious Jewel is available for free download in mp3 format and "name your price" for lossless files.

Carlo Castellano on the sound of The Swapper

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-04 - comments
Carlo Castellano is the composer of The Swapper, the atmospheric cloning puzzler by Facepalm Games, based in Helsinki, Finland, making its console debut this week on the PlayStation Network. In this music interview, the composer details his approach to finding a unique sound for the independent game title.

Noriyasu Agematsu scores Chaos Rings III

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-03 - comments
Wild Arms XF co-composer Noriyasu Agematsu of the Elements Garden music production studio is scoring the soundtrack to Chaos Rings III for smartphones and PlayStation Vita. Scheduled for publication on October 16 in Japan by Square Enix, the official website for the portable role-playing game has posted screen shots and character illustrations.

Hohokum music score streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-01 - comments
The soundtrack to Hohokum curated by the Ghostly International netlabel is now available to stream online. Independently developed by artist Richard Hogg and London-based game studio Honeyslug, the music score features tracks by Tycho, Shigeto, Matthew Dear and Com Truise.

#OSThursday soundtrack giveaway series launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-31 - comments

#OSThursday is a new series of surprise giveaways run through our twitter feed, intended to promote independently funded music releases. Keep an eye out for posts every Thursday (and occasionally Tuesday) for a chance to win soundtrack albums from a diverse array of innovative game-inspired artists.


Monument Valley soundtrack excerpts online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-28 - comments
The soundtrack to developer Ustwo's impossible architecture puzzle game Monument Valley has been released through iTunes. Composed by Stafford Bawler, Obfusc and Grigori, two-minute samples of all sixteen music tracks from the iOS and Android puzzler are streaming online, via Juno Download.

2 Mello shares GameCenter CX tribute album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-27 - comments
Rapper 2 Mello of Lexington, Kentucky has uploaded a hip-hop EP in tribute to Japan's retro game television program GameCenter CX, hosted by Shinya Arino. Featuring vocalist YTCracker on the track "Kacho On," the seven-track GameCenter CX EP is free to download from the musician's website.

The Ongaku's Attention Economy: July selections

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-25 - comments
The Ongaku's Attention Economy is a new feature highlighting low priced, artistically ambitious recent releases. The debut installment takes a look at three soundtracks, two game cover compilations, a chip music album and an indie game, all temporarily on sale or free to download this month. Total asking price: $1.00 minimum.

IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album turns four

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-23 - comments
Today is the birthday of Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, composer of Natsume's Wild Guns, Pocky & Rocky, Ninja Warriors and Omega Five music scores. Game Music 4 All's free-to-download 40-track tribute album "IWADON" turns four today, including arrangements of the composer's music for various game consoles.