August 30, 2014
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Monster Hunter chiptune event live July 3 at 2.5D

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-20 - comments
Capcom will hold a release party for their Monster Hunter Compilation RE:MIX Chiptune album on July 20 at Studio 2.5D in Shibuya, Tokyo. Streaming live on Ustream, the event will showcase live performances by Carpainter, Professor Sakamoto, sasakure.UK, HyperJuice, Hige Driver and VJ HALOiD.
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Band Saga LP by Rekcahdam and friends

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-19 - comments
The forthcoming indie game Band Saga by Roger "Rekcahdam" Hicks and friends revolves around music-based gameplay. The co-creator of Celestial Mechanica has released the game's LP through Bandcamp, along with the music video "Well Momma," featuring game-inspired artists Mega Ran and Bright Primate.
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Austin Wintory scores ABZÛ by Giant Squid

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-18 - comments
Austin Wintory is composing the music score to ABZÛ, an indpendently developed PlayStation 4 title by art director Matt Nava of Journey, now at developer Giant Squid. Hear the E3 announcement trailer's music theme "To Know, Water," streaming on the PlayStation SoundCloud channel.
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Data Airlines presents Files in Space by Goto80

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-17 - comments
Files in Space, a new collection of glitched lo-resolution beats by prolific lo-fi musiican Goto80, can now be streamed in full via Bandcamp. Label Data Airlines describes the album as "58 solid minutes of jazz, pop, IDM, electro and chipmusic in a low-resolution melting pot of brand new material."
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Romancing SaGa 2 remastered soundtrack due July 16

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-16 - comments
Following the release of a remastered soundtrack album for the Super Famicom role-playing game Romancing SaGa, Square Enix has announced a release date of July 16 for the sequel, also composed by Kenji Ito. Samples of 31 tracks are available through the official album website.
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Hydden's Rockman-Like BGM streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-15 - comments
Collections of original music inspired by Mega Man NES game soudtracks include RushJet1's Mega Man 9.5 and ASAGEN's Rokko Chan music score. Tokyo-based chip music artist Hydden delves deeply into the genre with his three Rockman-Like BGM albums, now available to stream in full on Bandcamp.
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Telefuture publishes Soft Promises / Energize

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-14 - comments
Telefuture celebrates the sounds of the 1980's by collaborating on retrofuturist music projects imbued with nostalgic elements. The label's latest release, Soft Promises/Energize single, showcases Boston chip duo BRIGHT PRIMATE's electronic rock and vocal stylings, with remixes by MisfitChris and Rolly Mingwald.
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The Girl and the Robot soundtrack on Bandcamp

Source submitted by Old Monkey King on 2014-06-13 - comments
Flying Carpets Studio of Montreal has published the soundtrack to their fairytale adventure game The Girl and the Robot, crowdfunded through Kickstarter. The original score by Final Fantasy acoustic renditions arranger Eiko Ishiwata Nichols is available to stream in full on the composer's Bandcamp page.
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Los Ongaku debut interview with Francisco Cerda

Source submitted by Brian Cubría on 2014-06-12 - comments

Francisco Cerda, Chilean pianist and composer, writes music for independently developed game titles. In this debut Los Ongaku interview conducted by Brian Cubría, the musician discusses the Afro-Cuban jazz, electronica and orchestral compositional styles found in his contributions to Gunpoint, Jamestown and Save the Date.

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Distant Worlds E3 2014 streaming on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments
Square Enix Presents' YouTube channel has posted a series of Final Fantasy music-related videos, aired during Day Two of the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Composer Yoko Shimomura discusses music for Kingdom Hearts, followed by a Final Fantasy piano recital and Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert.

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David Wise on composing music for Tengami

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments

Having debuted on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Tengami by Nyamyam Games is now scheduled for release on Steam and Wii U. We had the chance to speak with composer David Wise to hear about the creation of the independent game's soundtrack, which incorporates the use of traditional Japanese instrumentation.

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Square Enix localizing Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Remaster has been announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, marking the debut of the role-playing game in English-language territories. Music for the console port and its free-to-play mobile game companion piece is by Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII composer Takeharu Ishimoto.

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Nanaa Mihgo's E3 2014 performance on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-10 - comments
Square Enix Presents has posted a recorded performance of Final Fantasy XI acoustic cover band Nanaa Mihgo's, uploaded to YouTube to coincide with E3. A mix of previously seen and unseen footage thirty minutes in length, music is by Naoshi Mizuta on bass, Machi Okabe on violin and Takuro Iga on piano.
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"You Can Be the Star" by Control Group

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-10 - comments

Bastion and Transistor composer Darren Korb is performing in the nostalgic indie rock band Control Group, with Evan Reynolds and Jack Plug.  The music video for their new single "You Can Be the Star" can now be viewed on YouTube, with music streaming in full on Bandcamp. 

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PlayStation's E3 2014 press conference highlights

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-09 - comments

Sony has posted video highlights from the 2014 PlayStation E3 press conference, taking place prior to the Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Footage of LittleBigPlanet 3, No Man's Sky, Grim Fandango, The Last of Us Remastered and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End can be viewed on YouTube player.