December 19, 2014
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Orloc's YOAKE debuts on 8bitpeoples catalog

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-18 - comments
This week 8bitpeoples updated its chip music catalog to include free flac and high quality mp3 file downloads. Coinciding with the website's renovation, Tokyo-based Game Boy artist Orloc (Yuko Coova) shares YOAKE, a deceptively complex lo-fi soundscape with remixes by flady (Bunkai-Kei) and onArAchAckAmAns (Maltine).
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Rokko Chan Soundtracks turns two today

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-12 - comments
The freeware browser game Rokko Chan began as an ambitious experiment by a handful of talented hobbyists living in Japan. Today the soundtrack album, composed by ASAGEN and featuring arrangements by international artists, turns two and is available for free download in your file format of choice through Bandcamp.
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FAMI-MODE slated for January 24, 2015

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-11 - comments
Tokyo's annual all-night 8-bit culture festival returns to Star Pine's Cafe on January 24, 2015. This year's FAMI-MODE, organized by the METEOR game culture shop, will host live performances by game-inspired artists Omodaka, SEXY-SYNTHESIZER, Kplecraft, TORIENA and AD Saitow Fumio.
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Name your price for Slime Girls' Heart On Wave

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-10 - comments
The successor to the Vacation Wasteland EP, chip music album "Heart On Wave" by Slime Girls (Pedro Silva) is now available to stream in full and download in your file format of choice from Bandcamp for "name your price." All seven music tracks are composed using the LSDJ Game Boy software and produced in Reason.
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The Ongaku's Attention Economy: December Edition

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-06 - comments
The Ongaku's Attention Economy monthly feature highlights a selection of remarkable game-related albums, available for free download and "name your price." December's edition includes Christmas music by George & Jonathan, as well as Japan's thriving chiptune scene.
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Kyohei Fujita previews debut solo album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-11-18 - comments
Tokyo-based chip musician Kyohei Fujita has posted a two-minute sample to SoundCloud from his upcoming solo album, featuring cover art by Bugtronica game designer m7kenji. The two-minute sample conveys a sense of Fujita's signature style, combining lighthearted chip and toy sounds with melancholic undertones.
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ElectroChipDiscoPop EP by 2080 now on vinyl

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-11-14 - comments
Game-inspired singer-songwriter 2080 of Lyon, France has released a vinyl record for his five-track ElectroChipDiscoPop album, streaming in full on Bandcamp. The EP includes collaborations with The Toxic Avenger on "Pegi18" and vocalist Julie Watai on "Octet No Kage (Shadow Of An Octet)."
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Bleepstreet presents Chipsters EP by Ultrasyd

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-26 - comments
Bleepstreet Records' latest release is Chipsters EP by Ultrasyd, a contemporary reinvention of 8-bit electronic music. Composed of Commodore computer-generated SID chip waves, Atari glitches, demo-vibes and chip arpeggios, the six-track digital album is streaming in full on Bandcamp.
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Toolboxing by Hardhat out now on Chipflip

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-24 - comments
Toolboxing by Hardhat of Gothenburg, Sweden is now available for free download, via Goto80's chip music netlabel Chipflip. Javascript programming for the Game Boy Advance-generated techno-meets-Serge modular synthesizer album is by Mathieu 'p01' Henri of Oslo, Norway.
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Chip! collaborative album debuts at Autumn M3

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-20 - comments
Tokyo-based chip music artists Sexy-Synthesizer, Takeshi Yokemura of YMCK and Hige Driver are joining forces on a new album, simply entitled "Chip!" The eight-track compilation is scheduled to debut October 26 at the M3 hobbyist convention, with a crossfade sample track currently streaming on SoundCloud.
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Elmobo shares remastered Amiga demoscene tunes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-18 - comments
Game composer Frederic "Elmobo" Motte has released a compilation of remastered Amiga demoscene music, written between 1989 and 1997 under the artist name Moby for the demogroups Sanity, Alcatraz, Quartex and Dreamdealers. The 20-track album is available for "name your price" through Bandcamp.
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Revengineers publish 8static EP through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-17 - comments
The Nintendo Entertainment System rock group Revengineers, based in Rochester, New York, have released an EP to coincide with Philadelphia's 8static chip music event. The EP includes the songs "Meteoric Theory" and "Escape Velocity" and is available to stream in full through Bandcamp.
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The Ongaku's Attention Economy: October Edition

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-12 - comments
The Ongaku's Attention Economy monthly feature highlights a selection of game-related albums, available for free and "name your price" through Bandcamp. In time for Halloween, the October edition includes releases by two composers of the Splatterhouse action horror franchise, circa 1988 and 2010.
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KUNIO shares Guilty Works cover anthology

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-05 - comments
KUNIO, the Tokyo-based Game Boy musician whose artist name is inspired by the 8-bit brawler River City Ransom, performed last weekend at the Square Sounds Tokyo chip music festival at Koenji High. For the next seven days his 22-track anthology of unlicensed covers is free to download in mp3 format, under the title "Guilty Works."
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Foilverb shares Tower of Heaven cover album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-03 - comments
Kyoto-based chip musician Foilverb has shared six music arrangements based on the soundtrack to freeware game Tower of Heaven by Flashygoodness. Available to stream in full and download in your file format of choice for "name your price" through Bandcamp, cover art is by Tac-T!s, with vocals by Tomoko Asaka.