April 28, 2015
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Enchanted a chip concept EP by Patrice Bourgeault

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-25 - comments
Enchanted is a chip music concept album depicting a lonely astronaut setting foot on an enigmatic foreign planet. Written by Mercenary Kings composer Patrice Bourgeault, the EP featuring art by Anais Maamar is available to stream in full and download in your file format of choice for "name your price."
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Springtime Warfare themes by Intero on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-23 - comments
Intero has made the Super Nintendo-styled soundtrack to Springtime Warfare available to stream in full through SoundCloud. The freeware PC game has you propelling spring-loaded tanks into each other and was developed by programmer Marty and artist Granfalloon during the Ludum Dare game jam.
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Name your price for the soundtrack to "I Know This"

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-19 - comments
Matt Simmonds, prolific and protean chip musician, has released the music score to Jurassic Park simulation simulator I Know This. Created during the 2015 Global Game Jam for use with PC, Mac and Linux, the gripping four-track velociraptor-pen hacking soundtrack is available for "name your price" through the 4mat Bandcamp page.
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CheapBeats 9 scheduled for May 23 at Sabaco

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-06 - comments
The latest installment in the CheapBeats series of live chiptune events is scheduled for the evening of May 23 at the Sabaco venue in Waseda, Tokyo. Beginning at 6:00 pm, CheapBeats 9 will showcase music by Cheapshot, Kabakism, Kunio, Minikomi, Storz, Suesett and Tappy, joined by sprite art visuals performed by m7kenji and Lazerbeat.
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1H1D!!! vol. 37 Kyoto chiptune event slated for April 10

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-05 - comments
Late-night chip music event 1H1D!!! vol.37 has been slated for the evening of Friday, April 10 at Kyoto's Cafe la Siesta venue. Beginning at 9:00 pm, guest artists Cfgk24, Cheapshot and Vanno will be joined by 1H1D crew members DJ Master Kohta, Foilverb, quizcat and KAZ a.k.a.HIGE, among other game-inspired musicians.
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Latest Goto80 album features PETSCII art by iLKke

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-25 - comments
The latest collection of sound experiments by trailblazing Swedish chip musician Goto80 is known only as the pictograph _​|​ ̄​|​○. A limited edition cassette tape can be ordered online and comes emblazoned with PETSCII art by Amiga demoscene contributor iLKke, while the 15-track digital release is streaming on Bandcamp.
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Consumers / Smallest collaborations on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-19 - comments
Four vocal tracks by chiptune group Consumers and Tokyo-based rapper Smallest have been uploaded to SoundCloud. Pioneering experiments in the chip-hop genre, "Landing And Bounds," "Brave Man," "La Noble Felice" and "Moonless Night" were composed using Nanoloop real-time sound editing software for Game Boy.
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Origin chiptrance album by Xinon streaming online

Source submitted by Xinon on 2015-02-15 - comments
Origin, the latest album by chip musician Xinon of Japan, is streaming in full on Bandcamp and SoundCloud, and available for purchase through iTunes and Amazon. Created using the LSDJ music software for the Game Boy console, the 14-track album explores an intersection between lo-fi gaming audio and the trance music genre.
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EarthBound Valentine's song from Itoki Hana

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-14 - comments
For Valentine's Day, Kyoto-based game arranger and vocalist Itoki Hana has uploaded a rendition of "Pollyanna" from the Super Nintendo role-playing game EarthBound. The musician's songs based on background tracks from the Kirby, Pokemon and Mega Man X series are streaming on YouTube and SoundCloud.
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The Ongaku of The Month: February 2015

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-08 - comments
The Ongaku of The Month feature for February 2015 highlights recent, remarkable game-related albums, available for free download or "name your price." This month's edition includes Famicom soundtracks reimagined by Kirby Pufocia and Wally Chantek, and chip music compilations from 8BitLA and Toy Company.
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1H1D!!! vol.36 slated for 2/28 at Cafe la Siesta

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-06 - comments
Late-night chip music event 1H1D!!! vol.36 has been slated for the evening of Saturday, February 28 at Kyoto's Cafe la Siesta venue. Beginning at 10:00 pm, guest artists Sulumi, Komadori Brothers and Kunio will be joined by 1H1D crew members KAZ a.k.a.HIGE, Foilverb and Toriena, among other game-inspired artists.
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Kirby Pufocia mixes Castlevania III Famicom score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-02 - comments
Metroid Metal band member Kirby Pufocia has uploaded his own personalized mix of the music score to Famicom action game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. Streaming on Bandcamp, the album seamlessly integrates audio content both from the Japanese release incorporating the VRC6 coprocessor chip and more limited overseas cartridge.
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8BitLA sampler previews Frequency Festival 4

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-27 - comments
Chip music scene 8BitLA will be bringing the fourth annual Frequency Festival to Downtown Los Angeles on January 30 through February 1. A Bandcamp sampler is currently available for "name your price" in your file format of choice, featuring lo-fi music by 8 Bit Weapon, Crashfaster, Grimecraft and Fighter X.
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dreeps devs on the making of the alarm playing game

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-21 - comments
"Alarm Playing Game" dreeps is an independently developed iOS application inspired by the pixel art and chip music of classic console RPGs. We caught up with Tokyo-based illustrator Hisanori Hiraoka, programmer Daisuke Watanabe and composer Kyohei Fujita to hear about the objectives of the three-person design team.
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Marshall Art album coming to Ubiktune this Saturday

Source submitted by streifig on 2015-01-19 - comments
Marshall Art, chiptune prog-rock duo based in Canada and Russia, will release their debut self-titled album through the Ubiktune netlabel on Saturday, January 24. The five-track album features a collaboration with chip music artist Spamtron, with mixing by Cory Johnson, known for his Legend of Zelda and EarthBound cover albums.