August 20, 2014
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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.
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Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Tribute excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-11 - comments
Capcom's Suleputer label has posted music excerpts of all tracks from the Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Tribute Album, scheduled for release on October 1st in Japan. Streaming on the e-Capcom website are one-minute samples, arranged by the composers of Wild Arms, Secret of Mana and Metroid.
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Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 score by Yuzo Koshiro

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-09 - comments
This week Atlus unveiled Etrian Odyssey Untold 2, currently in development for the Nintendo 3DS portable console. Live music arrangements of "Labyrinth I - Woodland Ruins" and "Battlefield - The First Campaign" by Yuzo Koshiro, reimagining music from Etrian Odyssey II for the 3DS, are streaming on YouTube.
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FAMICOM MADNES 4 streaming live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-08 - comments
Annual chip music event FAMICOM MADNES is streaming live on Ustream, broadcast from Club Tsukiyume in Kawasaki, Japan. Participating musicians and visualists include Robokabuto, KPLECRAFT, TORIENA, Suesett, Xinon, Yokemura from YMCK, m7kenji and Lazerbeat, among other artists.
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Noriyasu Agematsu scores Chaos Rings III

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-03 - comments
Wild Arms XF co-composer Noriyasu Agematsu of the Elements Garden music production studio is scoring the soundtrack to Chaos Rings III for smartphones and PlayStation Vita. Scheduled for publication on October 16 in Japan by Square Enix, the official website for the portable role-playing game has posted screen shots and character illustrations.
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IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album turns four

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-23 - comments
Today is the birthday of Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, composer of Natsume's Wild Guns, Pocky & Rocky, Ninja Warriors and Omega Five music scores. Game Music 4 All's free-to-download 40-track tribute album "IWADON" turns four today, including arrangements of the composer's music for various game consoles.
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GaMBi a portable chip music remix module

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-10 - comments
GaMBi by David Ventura is a chiptune remix module for smartphones that allows personal customization of over sixty licensed chip music compositions. Supported audio file formats include NES (NSF), Super Famicom (SPC), PC Engine (HES), Atari (SAP) and Game Boy (GBS).
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Square Sounds returns to Tokyo September 27 & 28

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-04 - comments
Cheapbeats' Square Sounds Tokyo chip music festival will return to the Koenji High venue on the evenings of September 27 and 28, 2014. The live music event will feature performances by Chip Tanaka, Kplecraft, Mister Spastic, Kunio, m7kenji, Monodeer, No Carrier, the C-Men, TORIENA & NNNNNNNNNN, and other artists.
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Pandemonium EP by Foilverb of Sleeping Worlds

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-02 - comments
Pandemonium EP by Kyoto-based chip musician Foilverb is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp, including a new arrangement of the song "Final Cartridge" from the EP of the same name. Cover art is by TORIENA, with mastering by the musician's studio, Last Parade Records.
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Romancing SaGa 3 remastered soundtrack due 8.20

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-29 - comments
Following the release of the remastered soundtrack album to Super Famicom role-playing game Romancing SaGa 2, Square Enix has announced a release date of August 20 for the sequel, also composed by Kenji Ito. Romancing SaGa 3 Remastered features cover art by series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi.
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Kyoto's 1H1D!!! Vol.34 chiptune party slated for July 26

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-26 - comments
Kyoto music event series 1H1D!!! returns once again to Gion's Cafe la Siesta on July 26. This time the late night chiptune party will be showcasing musical performances by guests Zombectro, KUNIO, m7kenji and G☆E, along with 1H1D crew members Foilverb, BOKKADENcI and DJ Master Kohta.
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Op-ed: On Bit Summit sponsors and banning privileges

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-24 - comments
This opinion editorial on the Bit Summit 2014 press event has been updated following a banning notice I received from an event sponsor. I argue that the spectacle was indistinguishable from mainstream press events, employing a competitive, unwelcoming atmosphere in contrast to the previous year's gathering.
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Monster Hunter chiptune event live July 3 at 2.5D

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-20 - comments
Capcom will hold a release party for their Monster Hunter Compilation RE:MIX Chiptune album on July 20 at Studio 2.5D in Shibuya, Tokyo. Streaming live on Ustream, the event will showcase live performances by Carpainter, Professor Sakamoto, sasakure.UK, HyperJuice, Hige Driver and VJ HALOiD.