September 17, 2014

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Wayô Records Q&A: chamber music from Final Fantasy

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-16 - comments
Based in France, the independently financed Wayô Records has organized Paris concerts for game composers Masashi Hamauzu, Hitoshi Sakimoto and Michiru Oshima. In this interview Jérémie Kermarrec, co-founder of Wayô, discusses preparations for the November 30th A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy.

Pre-orders now open for Compilation Tokyo Saga

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-15 - comments
The Ongaku will host a seven-day album bundle campaign during the week of the Tokyo Game Show, featuring six albums inspired by classic console games, from Mega Man and Pac-Man to Final Fantasy. The bundle is now available for pre-order through Bandcamp, downloadable starting September 18 for $1.00 minimum.

Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-14 - comments
Eiko Ishiwata, composer of the independently developed role-playing game Earthlock: Festival of Magic, has posted her 21-track collection of Final Fantasy acoustic renditions to Bandcamp. Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition is available to stream in full online, featuring compositions by Nobuo Uematsu.

Square Sounds posts 2014 Sabaco party lineups

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-13 - comments
The organizers of the Square Sounds Tokyo's 2014 pre-party and post-party events have posted the lineup for both chip music shows to Facebook. Chip musicians Saitone, Tanikugu, Storz, DJ Master Kohta, Cheapshot and Minikomi will be performing at Sabaco in Waseda, Tokyo on September 26 and 29.

1H1D!!! vol.35 on October 3, featuring Rekcahdam

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-12 - comments
Cafe la Siesta's chip music event series returns October 3 for 1H1D!!! vol.35. The game-inspired music event taking place in Gion, Kyoto, Japan will feature performances by game creators Rekcahdam and Quizcat, in addition to crew members DJ Master Kohta, TORIENA and Foilverb.

Goto80 initiates Custom8™ personalized selections

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-11 - comments
The new Custom8™ personalized audio selections by Swedish lo-fi visionary Goto80 (Anders Carlsson) pairs your personalized musical preferences with a hand-selected compilation of tracks from among the musicians' thousands of songs. Your Custom8™ caters to your stylistic inclinations, be they toward pop, dub, jazz, noise or breakcore.

Rekcahdam launches Band Saga Kickstarter campaign

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-09 - comments
Independent developer and game composer Rekcahdam (Roger Hicks) has launched his Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund Band Saga, an action roguelike where every element of the game is generated by music. Backer rewards, including DRM-free copies and digital comics, are available through October 2.

Link Between Worlds sound selection excerpts online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-08 - comments
A two-disc, 105-track The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sound Selection album has been announced through the Club Nintendo website for release in Japan. Excerpts of six tracks by Ryo Nagamatsu for the Nintendo 3DS title, including arrangements of Koji Kondo's series themes, are streaming online.

Monster Hunter 10th anniversary self-cover excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-07 - comments
Capcom's Suleputer label has posted excerpts of all tracks from the Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Self-Cover Album, scheduled for release on October 1st in Japan. Streaming on the e-Capcom website are one-minute samples, arranged by Hideyuki Fukasawa, Masato Koda and Yuko Komiyama

R: Racing Evolution Audio promo video by Sweeprecord

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-05 - comments
R: Racing Evolution Direct Audio, due for release September 19 in Japan on two discs, features music from the Namco Bandai racing game for Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2. A six-minute crossfade sample video uploaded by Sweeprecord previews music tracks by Yu Miyake, Hiroshi Okubo and Akitaka Tohyama.

The Trials of Glork's sounds crafted by Mark DeNardo

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-03 - comments
Mark DeNardo serves as in-house sound wizard at Pixeljam Games and has conjured into existence background music for Dino Run, Cream Wolf and Snowball. Today the musician launches the official soundtrack to Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork, streaming on Bandcamp with pyrotechnic cover art by James Kolchaka.

Vagante EP previews music score by Sam English

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-02 - comments
Composer Sam English has uploaded a three-track EP previewing his music score for Vagante, available to stream in full on Bandcamp. The independently developed action RPG for Mac and PC, featuring 2D sprite art and procedurally generated levels, is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Composer Darren Korb on layered audio for Transistor

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-01 - comments
Transistor composer Darren Korb joined Marty O’Donnell and Jesper Kyd yesterday for a PAX panel on writing music for games. We had the chance to catch up with the musician to hear about the formation of his Manhattan-based band Control Group and his implementation of the dynamic audio design of Transistor.

MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival 2014 live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-29 - comments
The 2014 MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival is currently streaming live on Ustream. The annual chip music show is broadcasting from studio 2.5D at the Shibuya PARCO department store in Tokyo, featuring live performances by Hige Driver (chip-style), U-ji, 黒魔, Kyohei Fujita and Task, along with VJs m7kenji and Kuroyuki.

8GB of Kiken Corp shares 2004~2014 collected works

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-28 - comments
Akira / 8GB of Kiken Corp, audiovisual producer and DJ hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has shared his ten-year collected works for free download as a 466 megabyte zip file. The artist's recordings from Blip Festival Tokyo, Shanshui Records' 10th Anniversary album and assorted other sources are also streaming on Bandcamp.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS music previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-27 - comments
As with Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii, series director Masahiro Sakurai has recruited a team of celebrity game composers to arrange stage themes for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS iteration of Super Smash Bros. Eleven music excepts from the portable title are now streaming on YouTube.

Mutherpluckin' B Q&A: The Mushroom Variety Show

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-26 - comments
Musician Mutherpluckin' B (Henrik Lidbjörk) of Uppsala, Sweden released his fourth album of rock-inspired game covers in July. In this interview, the musician discusses the making of The Mushroom Variety Show, named for its inclusion of submissions from Dwelling of Duels, OverClocked Remix and other sources.

Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake score by Disasterpeace

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-25 - comments
Fez composer Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland) has dedicated his soundtrack to Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake to Super Mario Bros composer Koji Kondo. Inspired by '90s console games, the 42-track music score to indie developer SleepNinja's cake retrieval simulator is streaming in full on Bandcamp.

Dom Beken of PixelJunk Shooter scores Enigma Express for iPhone and iPad

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-22 - comments
BAFTA Award-nominated game composer Dom Beken of PixelJunk Shooter has scored the soundtrack to free-to-play detective game The Enigma Express. Developed by Relentless Software for iPhone and iPad devices, eleven tracks from the music score are streaming in full on SoundCloud.

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.