November 28, 2014
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Shoji Meguro attending Persona Super Live 2015

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-11-20 - comments
Teasers, countdown sites and all manner of anticipatory reveals have surrounded the slow drip of information related to the 2015 release of Persona 5 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Developer Atlus may be planning the debut of Shoji Meguro's music from the game at the newly announced Persona Super Live concert in February.
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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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Chaos Rings III soundtrack previewed online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-11-13 - comments
This week Square Enix Music published a two-disc soundtrack album for Chaos Rings III in Japan, written by series composer Noriyasu Agematsu. Samples of all 50 music tracks from the mobile role-playing game for smartphones and PlayStation Vita are currently streaming on the album's official website.
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Square Enix releases Seekers of Adoulin soundtrack

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-11-11 - comments
Earlier today, ie 11/11, Square Enix released the soundtrack to the fifth expansion pack from Final Fantasy XI, the long-running massively multiplayer online game. Excerpts of all eight music tracks from Forever Today: Final Fantasy XI Seekers of Adoulin Soundtrack Plus are currently streaming online.
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The Farthest Memories II revisits Chrono Trigger

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-25 - comments
Following the release of arrange album The Farthest Memories last April, the sequel by Resonant Sound revisits Yasunori Mitsuda's Chrono Trigger game score. Debuting today at the Autumn M3 festival, each track from The Farthest Memories II is available for download in mp3 format via SoundCloud.
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Zephyr Cradle plans anniversary Chronostalgia album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-21 - comments
Game arrange circle Zephyr Cradle has scheduled the release of their fifth album for the 2014 Autumn M3 hobbyist festival in Tokyo. Entitled "Chronostalgia," the compilation includes renditions of role-playing game themes by Daijin, with guitar and bass accompaniment by Isami.
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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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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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Kawagen shares "Cradled in the Sky" anime soundtrack

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-11 - comments
Tokyo-based composer Kawagen contributed music to Namco Bandai Games' Splatterhouse and Burning Force during the late 1980s. Earlier this week the musician posted his soundtrack to the 2014 animated science fiction film "Sleep tight my baby, cradled in the sky," available for download as mp3 files.
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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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Square Enix publishes Military Tune: The Album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-29 - comments
The Military Tune series of dance music EPs by Square Enix, which began by treating high intensity battle themes to electronic music arrangements, has culminated in a full-length album. The LP's Halloween-themed YouTube launch trailer includes music excerpts by Thomas Schumacher, Wata Igarashi, Takuya Yamashita and The KAH.
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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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From Astral to Umbral arranges Final Fantasy XIV

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-22 - comments
During the Tokyo Game Show this weekend, Square Enix in-house composer Masayoshi Soken announced plans to publish a Blu-ray disc containing live band and piano arrangements of music from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Entitled "From Astral to Umbral," the Blu-ray goes on sale December 17 in Japan.
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X'mas Music from Bravely Default album announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-19 - comments
Square Enix has announced yuletide arrange album X'mas Collections: Music from Bravely Default, scheduled for release on November 19 in Japan. In the tradition of the X'mas Collections series, the CD will include holiday-themed arrangements of Revo's score for Nintendo 3DS role-playing game Bravely Default.