September 17, 2014
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Re:Birth II SaGa Battle Arrange samples online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-29 - comments
Square Enix has uploaded music samples from Kenji Ito's ten-track rock arrange album Re:Birth II SaGa Battle Arrange. First published in 2012, the February 26 reprint following this month's Re:Birth live concert in Tokyo and features cover art by Romancing SaGa series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi.
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Eliminator Tribute mobile score by Elmobo

Source submitted by elmobo on 2014-01-28 - comments
The soundtrack to "Eliminator Tribute," an Android reimagining of the classic Eliminator C64 game from 1989, is now available through Bandcamp for "name your price." The original score is by Frédéric Motte, aka Elmobo, composer of Nightmare Creatures and Pac in Time, composed using the Amiga classic gaming console.
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Lateral Thinking LSDJ tracks by K->

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-23 - comments
Hokkaido-based chip musician K->, a featured performer at the 2010 Blip Festival Tokyo concert, has released a compilation of Game Boy tracks composed using Little Sound DJ between 2002 and 2013. Lateral Thinking is available to stream in full and download in your file format of choice through Bandcamp.
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La-Mulana 2 Kickstarter campaign launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-22 - comments
Indie game distributor Playism and Tokyo-based developer Nigoro have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund adventure game La-Mulana 2, starring the daughter of the original protagonist. The first La-Mulana is today's Steam's deal of the day, available for 90% off for PC for a limited time.
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Drakengard 3 soundtrack samples online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-21 - comments
Square Enix has posted the first 28 soundtrack samples from PlayStation 3 action role-playing game Drakengard 3, scored by NieR composer Keiichi Okabe of the music studio Monaca, in collaboration with other artists. The two-disc album is scheduled for release on January 22 in Japan.
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Carnivortex debut by Lonely Rolling Stars

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-18 - comments
Lonely Rolling Stars' debut album Carnivortex is now available to download for "name your price" through Bandcamp. Mixed and mastered by Stemage (Grant Henry) of Metroid Metal, the game cover album includes nine rock songs inspired by Katamari Damacy, Turrican 2 and Super Mario Kart: Double Dash themes.
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Daedelus scores Nidhogg by Messhof

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-17 - comments
Music producer Daedelus (Alfred Darlington) has scored the soundtrack to Nidhogg by LA-based indie game designer Messhof (Mark Essen). "Forest" from the score to the sprite-based fencing game is streaming on SoundCloud, while the full soundtrack comes packaged with the Steam release as individual ogg files.
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Dancing on the Earth EP by TORIENA

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-16 - comments
Yokohama-based electronic music label Trekkie Trax has published the EP "I'm Dancing on the Earth" by Game Boy musician TORIENA. Free to stream in full on SoundCloud and download for "name your price" through Bandcamp, the album includes two original chiptune tracks and two remixes by label founder Carpainter.
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Pocky & Rocky, Ninja Warriors scores return

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-12 - comments
Tokyo-based classic game record label Clarice Disk has announced "Rom Cassette Disc in NATSUME vol3 Powered by TAITO," planned for publication on February 26 in Japan. The two-disc soundtrack album includes the scores to the Super Nintendo action games Pocky & Rocky, Pocky & Rocky 2 and Ninja Warriors.
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Famicom Mad NES 3 streaming on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-10 - comments
The third installment of the annual Famicom Mad NES chip music party is streaming live on Ustream via Club Tsukiyume in Kawasaki, Japan. Beginning at 10:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, the broadcast features live performances of original NES-inspired music by Kunio, Xinon, Saitone, Tanikugu, Hally and Robokabuto.
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Eirik Suhrke shares third game compilation

Source submitted by Strotch on 2014-01-09 - comments
Eirik Suhrke, composer of the score to Spelunky, has released his third in a series of compilations featuring music written for games and other commissioned work. Posted to the Phlogiston Bandcamp page for "name your price," the latest album features music from Boogie Tennis and the weekly Spelunkycast by Mossmouth.
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Weeklybeats 2014 project launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-08 - comments
Song-a-week music project Weeklybeats 2014 has launched, with first and second week entries submitted by Blip Festival and Square Sounds series featured performers little-scale, Trash80, Starpause, Lazerbeat, Derris-Kharlan and Matt Nida. Weeklybeats tracks are free to stream online and download as mp3 files.
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2014 IGF Excellence in Audio finalists announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-08 - comments
The 2014 Game Developers Conference has announced finalists for the Independent Games Festival Awards' Excellence in Audio category. The nominated games are Crypt of the NecroDancer, Device 6, Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!", Samorost3, The Stanley Parable and The Yawhg.
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Goto80's Cyber Tsar packaged in floppy disc

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-07 - comments
Trailblazing Swedish chip music artist Goto80 (Anders Carlsson) has released his latest album Cyber Tsar on a 61-minute CD, packaged inside a five inch floppy disc, designed by sprite artist Raquel Meyers. The release features rare tracks and new pieces, with "Dialekto" streaming in full on SoundCloud.
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Nanosounds condense Nanosweep contributions

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-06 - comments
Nanosounds Mix 01 by Ridge Racer series composer Hiroshi Okubo combines ten tracks from Sweeprecord's Nanosweep music series into a single 45-minute dance track. Stream the entire mix on SoundCloud for a look back at the independent Japanese publisher's releases of electronic music compositions by game composers.