March 31, 2015
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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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Groupees launches This Week in Chiptune bundle

Source submitted by VideoGameDJ on 2015-03-26 - comments
To celebrate the 100th episode of Dj CUTMAN's radio program This Week in Chiptune, Groupees has launched a bundle of chiptune music, on sale for $1 over the next two weeks. Featured artists include French keyboardist Yoann Turpin, Norway composer Vegard ‘Kubbi’ Kummen and London-based chip musician Sabrepulse.
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Name your price for Dj CUTMAN Volume III

Source submitted by VideoGameDJ on 2015-03-21 - comments
GameChops netlabel founder Dj CUTMAN has published a 33-track volume of game arrangements, available in your file format of choice through Bandcamp for "name your price." Volume III in the series includes music from Bravely Default, Super Mario 3D World, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, and other titles.
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The Ongaku of The Month: February 2015

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-08 - comments
The Ongaku of The Month feature for February 2015 highlights recent, remarkable game-related albums, available for free download or "name your price." This month's edition includes Famicom soundtracks reimagined by Kirby Pufocia and Wally Chantek, and chip music compilations from 8BitLA and Toy Company.
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Kirby Pufocia mixes Castlevania III Famicom score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-02 - comments
Metroid Metal band member Kirby Pufocia has uploaded his own personalized mix of the music score to Famicom action game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. Streaming on Bandcamp, the album seamlessly integrates audio content both from the Japanese release incorporating the VRC6 coprocessor chip and more limited overseas cartridge.
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Grim Fandango Network streaming soundtrack

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-30 - comments
After the physical release of Peter McConnell's original soundtrack album went out of print, The Grim Fandango Network received permission from LucasArts to make the score available online in mp3 format. According to designer Tim Shafer, a remastered soundtrack album is not currently planned for publication, due to copyright issues.
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8BitLA sampler previews Frequency Festival 4

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-27 - comments
Chip music scene 8BitLA will be bringing the fourth annual Frequency Festival to Downtown Los Angeles on January 30 through February 1. A Bandcamp sampler is currently available for "name your price" in your file format of choice, featuring lo-fi music by 8 Bit Weapon, Crashfaster, Grimecraft and Fighter X.
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Maltine Records shares ᘐЯᓮᗰᕮ☾ᖇᗩƒ☂ EP

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-17 - comments
Tokyo-based dance music netlabel Maltine Records starts off the new year with the release of the ᘐЯᓮᗰᕮ☾ᖇᗩƒ☂ EP, composed by Bay Area game cover artist Grimecraft. All four tracks from the upbeat future bass concept album are free to download in mp3 format, sporting futuristic cyborg cover illustration by Tokiya Sakba.
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Toy Company posts "Automate" Chipspeech songs

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-14 - comments
The organizers of Toy Company's lo-fi techno music parties have posted a compilation of songs utilizing the Plogue chipspeech vintage voice synthesizer plugin. Coinciding with the release of the electronic vocals tool, Automate Songs can be downloaded for free from Bandcamp, featuring music by Goto80, Cuckoo and C-jeff.
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Matt Simmonds on the design of 4mat chipmusic

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-13 - comments
Cambridge-based composer Matt Simmonds participated in the Amiga demoscene in the early '90s, placing him in a unique position to contribute to the growth of chip music as a popular genre. In this interview the musician discusses the interplay between developing games and recording for 4mat studio albums.
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Wally Chantek's Option Fire demakes Gradius III score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-08 - comments
Wally Chantek's Option Fire album rolls back the clock on the music score to Gradius III, converting the shooter soundtrack for the Super Famicom and arcade cabinets to an NES score built using FamiTracker software. Composed by the Konami Kukeiha Club, the album is streaming on YouTube and free to download.
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Trax & Dragons arranges Puzzle & Dragons

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-06 - comments
Phase Trax Records of Taipei, Taiwan has released the compilation "Trax & Dragons" for free download, with a five-minute crossfade sample streaming on SoundCloud. The album treats various themes by Romancing SaGa composer Kenji Ito from the GungHo mobile title Puzzle & Dragons to dance music arrangements.
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The Ongaku of The Month: January 2015

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-02 - comments
The Month in The Ongaku for January 2015 provides a selection of remarkable game-related albums, available for free download or "name your price." This edition includes lo-fi music by Slime Girls, Hizmi, lpower and Orloc, as well as chamber orchestra recordings from Crystal Dynamics and prog rock by Matheus Manente.
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Abinox III concludes lpower's album trilogy

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-28 - comments
Abinox III concludes Canadian composer lpower's album trilogy inspired by 16-bit game scores, posted today for free download by netlabel Pterodactyl Squad. The Abinox series uses classic consoles and nostalgic synths such as TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis, NES, OSCar and Yamaha DX7 as the basis for its sound.
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Eiko Ishiwata shares "Kefka" Christmas rendition

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-25 - comments
Vancouver-based game composer Eiko Ishiwata has made her acoustic rendition of Kefka's theme from Final Fantasy VI available for free download over the holidays. The musician's Final Fantasy VI Acoustic Renditions album is due out in 2015, featuring arrangements of music by series composer Nobuo Uematsu.