October 30, 2014
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Square Enix publishes Military Tune: The Album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-29 - comments
The Military Tune series of dance music EPs by Square Enix, which began by treating high intensity battle themes to electronic music arrangements, has culminated in a full-length album. The LP's Halloween-themed YouTube launch trailer includes music excerpts by Thomas Schumacher, Wata Igarashi, Takuya Yamashita and The KAH.
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Time Machinery debuts Timetrips to Elsewhere

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-27 - comments
Album project "Time Machinery" by Matheus Manente and Andrey Sazonov has produced the EP "Timetrips to Elsewhere," available to stream in full on Bandcamp. Inspired by Japanese game scores of the '90s in turn inspired by '70s progressive rock, the album blends chiptune and electronic elements with orchestral arrangements.
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Preorders open for Compilación Los Ongaku

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-26 - comments
The second album bundle promotion by The Ongaku features music by five game-inspired artists from Latin America. Los Ongaku Bundle is now available for pre-order, downloadable starting September 30 in your file format of choice for $1.00 minimum through Bandcamp.
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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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From Astral to Umbral arranges Final Fantasy XIV

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-22 - comments
During the Tokyo Game Show this weekend, Square Enix in-house composer Masayoshi Soken announced plans to publish a Blu-ray disc containing live band and piano arrangements of music from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Entitled "From Astral to Umbral," the Blu-ray goes on sale December 17 in Japan.
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Behind the sounds of Johann Sebastian Joust

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-21 - comments
This month PS3/PS4 multiplayer game compilation Sportsfriends is free to download for PlayStation Plus subscribers, including the critically acclaimed party game Johann Sebastian Joust by Douglas Wilson. Here, the co-owner of developer Die Gute Fabrik discusses teaming up with Nifflas on sound for the indie title.
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X'mas Music from Bravely Default album announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-19 - comments
Square Enix has announced yuletide arrange album X'mas Collections: Music from Bravely Default, scheduled for release on November 19 in Japan. In the tradition of the X'mas Collections series, the CD will include holiday-themed arrangements of Revo's score for Nintendo 3DS role-playing game Bravely Default.
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The Ongaku Japan Bundle released through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-18 - comments
The Ongaku Japan Bundle is now available through Bandcamp for seven days only, featuring "POP!" by Sexy-Synthesizer, Cantata No. 147 by Omodaka, Megaman Like BGM 3 by Hydden, and Band Saga LP by Rekcahdam. Included as a special gift is Eiko Ishiwata's Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition.
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Doseone scores voxel-based shooter Heavy Bullets

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-17 - comments
Doseone has published the 14-track EP for voxel-based first-person shooter Heavy Bullets through Bandcamp, designed by Brazilian developer Terri Vellmann. Distributed by Devolver Digital, the indie title is currently available through Steam for PC, Mac and Linux.
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Wayô Records Q&A: chamber music from Final Fantasy

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-16 - comments
Based in France, the independently financed Wayô Records has organized Paris concerts for game composers Masashi Hamauzu, Hitoshi Sakimoto and Michiru Oshima. In this interview Jérémie Kermarrec, co-founder of Wayô, discusses preparations for the November 30th A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy.
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Pre-orders now open for Compilation Tokyo Saga

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-15 - comments
The Ongaku will host a seven-day album bundle campaign during the week of the Tokyo Game Show, featuring six albums inspired by classic console games, from Mega Man and Pac-Man to Final Fantasy. The bundle is now available for pre-order through Bandcamp, downloadable starting September 18 for $1.00 minimum.
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Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-14 - comments
Eiko Ishiwata, composer of the independently developed role-playing game Earthlock: Festival of Magic, has posted her 21-track collection of Final Fantasy acoustic renditions to Bandcamp. Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition is available to stream in full online, featuring compositions by Nobuo Uematsu.
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Square Sounds posts 2014 Sabaco party lineups

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-13 - comments
The organizers of the Square Sounds Tokyo 2014 pre-party and post-party events have posted the lineup for both chip music shows. Saitone, Tanikugu, Storz, DJ Master Kohta, Cheapshot and Minikomi will be performing at Sabaco in Waseda, Tokyo on September 26 and 29.
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1H1D!!! vol.35 on October 3, featuring Rekcahdam

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-12 - comments
Cafe la Siesta's chip music event series returns October 3 for 1H1D!!! vol.35. The game-inspired music event taking place in Gion, Kyoto, Japan will feature performances by Rekcahdam, Quizcat, infotoxin and Cfgk24, in addition to crew members DJ Master Kohta, TORIENA and Foilverb.