October 24, 2014
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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.
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Los Ongaku Bundle released through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-01 - comments
Los Ongaku Bundle is now available for $1.00 minimum through Bandcamp for seven days only. The music collection features seven albums by game-inspired Latin American artists Brian Cubría (Mexico), Matheus Manente (Brazil), Francisco Cerda (Chile), Zebes System (Mexico), 8 Bit Instrumental (Brazil) and Chiptots (Brazil).
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"Snesque" built from Super Nintendo soundfonts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-30 - comments
Snesque by Austin-based composer Zackery Wilson is an original music album built from Super Nintendo soundfonts. Emulating thematic material from Earthbound, Chrono Trigger and other 16-bit classics through the lens of contemporary audio production techniques, the 12-track album is available for "name your price."
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Emboss by Saitone debuts on Bunkai-Kei Records

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-25 - comments
Game Boy album Emboss by Tokyo-based artist Saitone is now available for free download via the Bunkai-Kei Records netlabel, with excerpts from "SineLoop Ouverture" streaming on SoundCloud. The musician has performed at DreamHack in Sweden, 8bitpeoples' Blip Festival and Cheapbeats' Square Sounds chip music event.
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The Ongaku's Attention Economy: September Edition

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-23 - comments
The third edition of The Ongaku's Attention Economy feature highlights from September's most affordable and artistically ambitious chip music albums, soundtracks and indie games. They include two projects with sound design by Nifflas, 8GB's Amiga-inspired dance music, and the debut of Parareco Rhythm.
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The Ongaku Japan Bundle released through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-18 - comments
The Ongaku Japan Bundle is now available through Bandcamp for seven days only, featuring "POP!" by Sexy-Synthesizer, Cantata No. 147 by Omodaka, Megaman Like BGM 3 by Hydden, and Band Saga LP by Rekcahdam. Included as a special gift is Eiko Ishiwata's Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition.
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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.
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Square Sounds posts 2014 Sabaco party lineups

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-13 - comments
The organizers of the Square Sounds Tokyo 2014 pre-party and post-party events have posted the lineup for both chip music shows. Saitone, Tanikugu, Storz, DJ Master Kohta, Cheapshot and Minikomi will be performing at Sabaco in Waseda, Tokyo on September 26 and 29.
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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 Rekcahdam, Quizcat, infotoxin and Cfgk24, in addition to crew members DJ Master Kohta, TORIENA and Foilverb.
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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.