April 26, 2015
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World's End Girlfriend arranges Polyphenic by Smany

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-19 - comments
World's End Girlfriend of NieR Tribute Album Echo shared a free arrangement of music earlier today, released through SoundCloud. "Music" originated on the ambient acoustic vocal album Polyphenic by Smany, available for free download in mp3 format through the Tokyo-based electronic music netlabel Bunkai-Kei Records.
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Maltine publishes Uchusenshi's Magical Planets

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-18 - comments
Tokyo-based dance music netlabel Maltine Records has made fashion model and illustrator Uchusenshi's Magical Planets EP available for free download in mp3 format. The four-track album includes two original songs, production by Yoshino Yoshikawa and two remixes by gigandect and LLLL, streaming in full on SoundCloud.
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Dissidia Final Fantasy trailer themes on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-15 - comments
Square Enix in-house composer Takeharu Ishimoto has uploaded to his personal SoundCloud account the first two trailer themes belonging to the upcoming arcade brawler Dissidia Final Fantasy, developed by Team Ninja. The vocal arrangement of the Dissidia theme is sung by Final Fantasy Type-0 vocalist Chris Ito.
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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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Q&A: Exploring novelty in Tengami and Framed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-04 - comments
Game designers Jennifer Schneidereit and Adrian Moore recently offered their views on the novel intersection of books, gameplay and music in Tengami and Framed. In this interview we hear how independent developers Nyamyam Games and Loveshack worked to propel pop-up books and visual novels into the realm of interactivity.
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TAMUSIC unveils FF Violin I+II International

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-03 - comments
Violinist TAM of the TAMUSIC arrangement circle has announced FF VIOLIN I+II INTERNATIONAL for release on April 25 at the M3 hobbyist gathering in Tokyo. The remastered compilation, reinterpreting music from Final Fantasy I~X & XIII composed by Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu, can be previewed through SoundCloud.
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Tengami: Art of a Folding World streaming on GDC Vault

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-02 - comments
Jennifer Schneidereit's 2015 Game Developers Conference presentation "Tengami: The Art of a Folding World" is now free to view online. Formerly of Rare, the designer collaborated with colleague David Wise of Donkey Kong Country to bring Nyamyam Games' critically praised title to Steam, iOS and WiiU platforms.
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Wayô Records plans Yoko Shimomura Paris concert

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-31 - comments
Wayô Records has announced the next installment in their series of orchestral game music events will be the first European concert dedicated to the music of Kingdom Hearts series composer Yoko Shimomura. Tickets for Melodiosa are currently on sale, taking place November 7 at the Salle Cortot venue in Paris.
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Bunkai-Kei netlabel shares Lucoq by Calla Soiled

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-30 - comments
Tokyo-based electronic music label Bunkai-Kei Records has made Calla Soiled's latest album, entitled "Lucoq," available for free download in mp3 format. The eleven-track album is streaming online, alongside interactive design elements by Taiyo Yamamoto, an artist whose computer graphics were featured in Beatmania IIDX cutscenes.
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Phantasm by Threads of Fate composer Junya Nakano

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-29 - comments
Earlier today, Threads of Fate composer Junya Nakano released his nine-track ambient electronica album "Phantasm," available to stream in full online through the musician's Bandcamp page. As an in-house composer at Square Enix, Nakano composed original music for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.
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Final Fantasy album Distant Worlds III streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-28 - comments
Orchestral album Distant Worlds III: More Music from Final Fantasy has been made available to stream in full online, via Bandcamp. Music for the third album in the Square Enix live performance series is overseen by Chicago-based conductor Arnie Roth and composed by Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu.
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Square Enix posts Brass de Bravo album excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-01 - comments
Square Enix has posted excerpts of all eleven music tracks from Brass de Bravo, the Final Fantasy series orchestral arrange album. Scheduled for release in Japan on March 4, music for the brass band compilation is directed by series composer Nobuo Uematsu and performed by the Siena Wind Orchestra.
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Kingdom Hearts Tribute Album samples online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-28 - comments
Square Enix has posted excerpts of all ten music tracks from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts Tribute Album, scheduled for release through the Walt Disney Music Company on March 25 in Japan. Arrangements of original compositions by Yoko Shimomura and Alan Menken are by BOKKADENcI, fox capture plan and Uraken.
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Square Enix launches Takeharu Ishimoto official website

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-26 - comments
Square Enix has launched an official website for in-house composer Takeharu Ishimoto of the recently announced Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade title. The musician's SoundCloud, Twitter and Instagram accounts are accessible through the homepage, alongside YouTube embeds of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD music videos.