April 28, 2015
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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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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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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.
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Goto80 initiates Custom8™ personalized selections

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-11 - comments
The new Custom8™ personalized audio selections by Swedish lo-fi visionary Goto80 (Anders Carlsson) pairs your personalized musical preferences with a hand-selected compilation of tracks from among the musicians' thousands of songs. Your Custom8™ caters to your stylistic inclinations, be they toward pop, dub, jazz, noise or breakcore.
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Name your price for Parareco Rhythm vol​.​1

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-10 - comments
Tokyo-based chiptune collective Parallelogram Records has published Parareco Rhythm vol.1, downloadable through Bandcamp in your file format of choice for "name your price." The ten-track album includes tracks composed for Famicom, Game Boy, and X68000 consoles by Hydden, Suesset and Xinon.
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Rekcahdam launches Band Saga Kickstarter campaign

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-09 - comments
Independent developer and game composer Rekcahdam (Roger Hicks) has launched his Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund Band Saga, an action roguelike where every element of the game is generated by music. Backer rewards, including DRM-free copies and digital comics, are available through October 2.
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Link Between Worlds sound selection excerpts online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-08 - comments
A two-disc, 105-track The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sound Selection album has been announced through the Club Nintendo website for release in Japan. Excerpts of six tracks by Ryo Nagamatsu for the Nintendo 3DS title, including arrangements of Koji Kondo's series themes, are streaming online.
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Monster Hunter 10th anniversary self-cover excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-07 - comments
Capcom's Suleputer label has posted excerpts of all tracks from the Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Self-Cover Album, scheduled for release on October 1st in Japan. Streaming on the e-Capcom website are one-minute samples, arranged by Hideyuki Fukasawa, Masato Koda and Yuko Komiyama
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R: Racing Evolution Audio promo video by Sweeprecord

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-05 - comments
R: Racing Evolution Direct Audio, due for release September 19 in Japan on two discs, features music from the Namco Bandai racing game for Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2. A six-minute crossfade sample video uploaded by Sweeprecord previews music tracks by Yu Miyake, Hiroshi Okubo and Akitaka Tohyama.