March 05, 2015
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Takeaki Kunimoto Band live concert on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-11 - comments
Earlier today the Takeaki Kunimoto Band performed a live acoustic concert of 8-bit NES and role-playing gaming themes in Nakano, Tokyo, including several vocal renditions. The full two-hour program has been archived on YouTube, featuring music from the Dragon Quest series, Final Fantasy series, ICO and Chrono Trigger.
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Capcom posts Monster Hunter Brass Quintet excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-10 - comments
Capcom has posted excerpts from all twelve pieces from the Monster Hunter Brass Quintet album, due for release this week in Japan on the publisher's Suleputer label. Arrangements of music included on the album were performed on trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba and percussion instruments at the Monster Hunter Festa '13 festival.
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Nullsleep live at Cafe la Siesta broadcast on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-09 - comments
Kyoto game culture bar and lofi music venue Cafe la Siesta is streaming a broadcast of performances today by international chip musicians, live via Ustream. The lineup includes Nullsleep of 8bitpeoples (New York), Sulumi of Shanshui Records (Beijing) and DJ Master Kohta of Cafe la Siesta (Kyoto).
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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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Rhythmus Records presents Boston-based chiptunes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-07 - comments
Boston-based lo-fi record label Rhythmus Records, run by Scott Buchanan, a.k.a. Radio Skotvoid, has published a 15-track sampler through Bandcamp. The debut compilation by the netlabel, featuring Fade Runner, Sugarpunch! and Coco Lowres, fuses modern hip-hop, synth funk and chiptunes.
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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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Ultra Fami-Compilation crowdfunded in Japan

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-05 - comments
The crowdfunding platform Makuake has given the greenlight to Ultra Fami-Compilation, the third installment in a series of dance music arrangements of Famicom game soundtracks. The 20-track album goes on sale on January 28 in Japan, with excerpts previewed on YouTube.
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Bitter Sweet Shopping by en;Dolphin on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-04 - comments
Bitter Sweet Shopping by electronic music circle en;Dolphin Records debuted last week in compact disc form at the Comic Market 87 hobbyist festival in Tokyo. The eight-track compilation is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp, with an eight-minute crossfade sample track accessible through SoundCloud.
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Très Frais preorders open through Data Airlines

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-03 - comments
Lo-fi electronic music label Data Airlines has opened preorders for Très Frais by Trey Frey, available as lossless audio and 12" vinyl starting January 21. The EP incorporating LSDJ Game Boy compositions will be supplemented by remixes by international chip musicians, including Sabrepulse, Dubmood and Henry Homesweet.
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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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Foilverb's Melancolia streaming on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-01 - comments
Following the Comic Market 87 hobbyist festival, Kyoto-based chip musician Foilverb has released his third full-length album of original material, available to stream in full on Bandcamp. Melancolia features vocalist Tomoko Asaka on "Flowers Down" and chiptune artist BOKKADENcI on harmonica on "The end of Quiet Dream (Live)."
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El Huervo vinyls published by Swedish Columbia

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-31 - comments
Swedish artist El Huervo (Niklas Åkerblad) has contributed music and concept art to Hotel Miami and its forthcoming sequel. His single Turf is currently available for purchase on 7-inch vinyl, pressed at Archer Record, Detroit and published by Swedish Columbia, while streaming in full on Bandcamp.
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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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Capcom posts Rockman Utopia album samples

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-12-26 - comments
Excerpts of all tracks from the Mega Man concept album Rockman Utopia have been posted to Capcom Japan's Cap'stone sound team website. Due for release in Japan on January 14 through the developer's Suleputer record label, "Utopia" gives upbeat technopop makeovers to Elec Man, Freeze Man, Centaur Man and Clown Man's stage themes.
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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.