A look a five remarkable chiptune albums released in 2009.
The soundtrack for Ace Combat 6 Fires of Liberation is now available to stream online and purchase through iTunes, featuring music by Keiki Kobayashi and Hiroshi Okubo.
Square Enix presents Music For Art, now available to sample and purchase through iTunes, featuring music by Naoshi Mizuta, Hidenori Iwasaki and Takeharu Ishimoto.
IOSYS is producing Takahashi Meijin Legend: Soul of the 16-Shot, an album arranging music from classic Hudson titles.
Mattias Häggström Gerdt, composer of XBLIG title Kaleidoscope, has released his first original album 'We Express Ourselves With T-Shirts,' available for free in MP3 and FLAC formats.
Boston8Bit organizer Active Knowledge has uploaded a free chiptune EP. "Time is not Permanent," now on Bandcamp, includes four tracks and around fifteen minutes of NES music, with some Little Sound DJ-driven Game Boy accompaniment showing up halfway into track 1.
Samples of all 25 tracks from Professor Layton and the Last Specter composed by Tomohito Nishiura can now be heard on the soundtrack album's official site. They include three special live tracks performed by the Layton Grand Caravan Orchestra.