December 29, 2014
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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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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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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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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.  

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Year of the Yoshi by Kevin Villecco and friends

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-08 - comments
GameChops' latest game cover album is Year of the Yoshi by Kevin Villecco and friends, arranging background music from Yoshi's Island and thematically related game titles featuring an appearance by the titular egg-wielding green dinosaur. Participating artists include Dj Cutman, Benjamin Briggs and vocalist Mega Ran.
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Name your price for Cave Dreams EP by RetroDigital

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-07 - comments

RetroDigital's five-track Cave Story arrange album EP "Cave Dreams" is now available to stream in full and purchase in your file format of choice through Bandcamp. Composer Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) recently released his latest platforming shooter Kero Blaster for iPhone and PC.

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DuckTales: Remastered soundtrack excerpts online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-06 - comments
The soundtrack to Wayforward's DuckTales Remastered by Jake Kaufman (Virt) has been released online for digital download, with brief samples of each track available to stream on Amazon mp3 and iTunes. The album includes the remastered soundtrack, Hiroshige Tonomura's NES score and 8-bit arrangements of the new themes.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call E3 trailer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-05 - comments
Square Enix has posted the E3 trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call in anticipation of the press event in Los Angeles, featuring music compositions by series composer Nobuo Uematsu. The Nintendo 3DS rhythm game is due for release on September 16 in North America, including 221 music tracks.
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Bienvenido a Los Ongaku, Spanish site launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-04 - comments
Launching prior to this year's E3 Expo, our site has rebranded as The Ongaku in English and The Ongaku Japan in Japanese. In addition, Los Ongaku is now providing videogame music news in Spanish, in conjunction with a Patreon campaign to fund original content developed in Latin America and translated news items.
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Chipocrite scores EarthNight roguelike runner

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-03 - comments
Game Boy musician Chipocrite (Paul Weinstein) has released a three-track EP through Bandcamp containing music from EarthNight. The roguelike runner for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, hand painted by Paul Davey and developed by Cleaversoft, will make its playable debut at E3 next week.
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Anamanaguchi and JP Friends live, today on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-02 - comments
Studio 2.5D broadcast their third anniversary party today at 7:35 pm Japan time, 6:35 am Eastern Standard. Taking place at the Shibuya Parco department store in Tokyo, Anamanaguchi and JP Friends streamed live on Ustream, featuring performances by Anamanaguchi, Professor Sakamoto and other artists.
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Elmobo "dusts off the Amiga" on Bandcamp

Source submitted by elmobo on 2014-06-01 - comments
Frédéric "Elmobo" Motte, known as Moby back in his demoscene days, has just released a new album created using the Protracker freeware software for Amiga. "Dusting Off The Amiga" contains seven music tracks, available for purchase through Bandcamp and bundled together with the original mod files.