October 22, 2014
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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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Name your price for Everything Banjo-Kazooie

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-04 - comments
Viva Piñata composer Grant Kirkhope has taken it upon himself to upload every tune from the Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo 64 cartridge, now available for "name your price" through Bandcamp. The results are "Banjo-Kazooie: Everything and the Kitchen Sink," a 164-track addendum to the official music score.
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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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"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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Name your price for Parareco Rhythm vol​.​1

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-10 - comments
Tokyo-based chiptune collective Parallelogram Records has published Parareco Rhythm vol.1, downloadable through Bandcamp in your file format of choice for "name your price." The ten-track album includes tracks composed for Famicom, Game Boy, and X68000 consoles by Hydden, Suesset and Xinon.
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8GB of Kiken Corp shares 2004~2014 collected works

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-28 - comments
Akira / 8GB of Kiken Corp, audiovisual producer and DJ hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has shared his ten-year collected works for free download as a 466 megabyte zip file. The artist's recordings from Blip Festival Tokyo, Shanshui Records' 10th Anniversary album and assorted other sources are also streaming on Bandcamp.
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Mutherpluckin' B Q&A: The Mushroom Variety Show

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-26 - comments
Musician Mutherpluckin' B (Henrik Lidbjörk) of Uppsala, Sweden released his fourth album of rock-inspired game covers in July. In this interview, the musician discusses the making of The Mushroom Variety Show, named for its inclusion of submissions from Dwelling of Duels, OverClocked Remix and other sources.
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The Ongaku's Attention Economy: August Edition

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-17 - comments
This month The Ongaku's Attention Economy feature highlights three indie game soundtracks and two indie games, a chiptune album and a nerdcore music compilation. All are currently on sale at 80% off through Steam, or available for download through Bandcamp for "name your price."
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8bitpeoples shares Knife City's Precious Jewel

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-05 - comments
Chip music netlabel 8bitpeoples has released their second EP by Knife City. Written by Luke Silas, drummer of Anamanaguchi and co-composer of the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game soundtrack, Precious Jewel is available for free download in mp3 format and "name your price" for lossless files.
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2 Mello shares GameCenter CX tribute album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-27 - comments
Rapper 2 Mello of Lexington, Kentucky has uploaded a hip-hop EP in tribute to Japan's retro game television program GameCenter CX, hosted by Shinya Arino. Featuring vocalist YTCracker on the track "Kacho On," the seven-track GameCenter CX EP is free to download from the musician's website.
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The Ongaku's Attention Economy: July selections

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-25 - comments
The Ongaku's Attention Economy is a new feature highlighting low priced, artistically ambitious recent releases. The debut installment takes a look at three soundtracks, two game cover compilations, a chip music album and an indie game, all temporarily on sale or free to download this month. Total asking price: $1.00 minimum.