September 19, 2014
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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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Wayô Records Q&A: chamber music from Final Fantasy

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-16 - comments
Based in France, the independently financed Wayô Records has organized Paris concerts for game composers Masashi Hamauzu, Hitoshi Sakimoto and Michiru Oshima. In this interview Jérémie Kermarrec, co-founder of Wayô, discusses preparations for the November 30th A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy.
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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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Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-14 - comments
Eiko Ishiwata, composer of the independently developed role-playing game Earthlock: Festival of Magic, has posted her 21-track collection of Final Fantasy acoustic renditions to Bandcamp. Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition is available to stream in full online, featuring compositions by Nobuo Uematsu.
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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's 2014 pre-party and post-party events have posted the lineup for both chip music shows to Facebook. Chip musicians 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 game creators Rekcahdam and Quizcat, in addition to crew members DJ Master Kohta, TORIENA and Foilverb.
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Link Between Worlds sound selection excerpts online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-08 - comments
A two-disc, 105-track The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sound Selection album has been announced through the Club Nintendo website for release in Japan. Excerpts of six tracks by Ryo Nagamatsu for the Nintendo 3DS title, including arrangements of Koji Kondo's series themes, are streaming online.
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Monster Hunter 10th anniversary self-cover excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-07 - comments
Capcom's Suleputer label has posted excerpts of all tracks from the Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Self-Cover Album, scheduled for release on October 1st in Japan. Streaming on the e-Capcom website are one-minute samples, arranged by Hideyuki Fukasawa, Masato Koda and Yuko Komiyama
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R: Racing Evolution Audio promo video by Sweeprecord

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-05 - comments
R: Racing Evolution Direct Audio, due for release September 19 in Japan on two discs, features music from the Namco Bandai racing game for Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2. A six-minute crossfade sample video uploaded by Sweeprecord previews music tracks by Yu Miyake, Hiroshi Okubo and Akitaka Tohyama.
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MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival 2014 live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-29 - comments
The 2014 MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival is currently streaming live on Ustream. The annual chip music show is broadcasting from studio 2.5D at the Shibuya PARCO department store in Tokyo, featuring live performances by Hige Driver (chip-style), U-ji, 黒魔, Kyohei Fujita and Task, along with VJs m7kenji and Kuroyuki.
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS music previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-27 - comments
As with Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii, series director Masahiro Sakurai has recruited a team of celebrity game composers to arrange stage themes for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS iteration of Super Smash Bros. Eleven music excepts from the portable title are now streaming on YouTube.
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Professor Sakamoto's REBUILD album due out 9.17

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-21 - comments
Game cover artist Professor Sakamoto will release his second original album, entitled REBUILD, on September 17 in Japan. A four-minute crossfade sample, including excerpts from "SAMURAI 2" and "Flash Man Stage" from Mega Man 2, is streaming on the musician's SoundCloud page.
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LIVE A LIVE Suite "Live for Live" debuts at C86

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-16 - comments
Guitarist Isami of the game arrangement circle Resonant Sound has posted a six-minute crossfade sample track to SoundCloud from LIVE A LIVE Suite "Live for Live." The album reinterpreting Super Famicom music by Yoko Shimomura is on sale today at Comic Market 86 in Tokyo, at booth 東レ46a.
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Michiko Naruke's Feedback 5th debuts at Comic Market

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-15 - comments
Wild Arms series composer Michiko Naruke will debut her EP "Feedback 5th" at the Comic Market 86 hobbyist festival this Sunday, August 17 in Tokyo. Excerpts from all five Feedback albums by the co-composer of The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road are streaming on SoundCloud.
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Hideki Naganuma uploads Sega playlists to SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-14 - comments
Sega composer Hideki Naganuma has uploaded to SoundCloud his music tracks from the Black Panther: Yakuza PSP titles (credited as skankfunk), as well as tracks from Super Monkey Ball 3D and Sega Rally 2. The musician is currently scoring Hover: Revolt Of Gamers, crowdfunded through Kickstarter.