October 31, 2014

Revengineers publish 8static EP through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-10-17 - comments
The Nintendo Entertainment System rock group Revengineers, based in Rochester, New York, have released an EP to coincide with Philadelphia's 8static chip music event. The EP includes the songs "Meteoric Theory" and "Escape Velocity" and is available to stream in full through Bandcamp.

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.

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.

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.

The Megas' History Repeating: Red covers Mega Man 3

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-14 - comments
Rock cover band The Megas, based in Los Angeles, California, have published History Repeating: Red, comprised of vocal tracks inspired by the storyline and soundtrack to Mega Man 3. The ten-track album, featuring cover art by vocalist Josh Breeding, is available to stream in full through the band's Bandcamp page.

RushJet1's various remixes released through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-11 - comments
Chip musician RushJet1 (Tadd Nuznov) of Atlanta, Georgia has released Various Remixes, a compilation of NES game arrangements spanning compositions from the Mega Man series, Secret of Mana and Ecco: The Tides of Time. The 33-track album is available to download for "name your price" through Bandcamp.

Europe in 8 Bits now on Vimeo on Demand

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-13 - comments
Chiptune music documentary Europe in 8 Bits, directed by Javier Polo, has become available to rent on Vimeo on Demand in all regions. Exploring the use of Nintendo Game Boy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 for the composition and performance of music, the film stars Goto80, Raquel Meyers, Covox and other artists.

Zabutom's Lost Tapes retrieved by Data Airlines

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-17 - comments
Zabutom's compilation Lost Tapes 1 includes music from demoscene releases, cracktros and chipdisks created between 2000 and 2005. A technical showcase of hardware engineering, the 15 tracks streaming online courtesy of the Data Airlines record label makes use of MS-DOS trackers, Commodore 64 and NES consoles.

June Chikuma shares Bomberman tracks

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-03 - comments
Bomberman composer June Chikuma has uploaded numerous music tracks to her SoundCloud account, including themes from the NES, Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 iterations of the puzzle game series. The musician's compositions from Doraemon: Meikyuu Daisakusen and DoReMi Fantasy can be heard on the same page.

Famicom Mad NES 3 streaming on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-10 - comments
The third installment of the annual Famicom Mad NES chip music party is streaming live on Ustream via Club Tsukiyume in Kawasaki, Japan. Beginning at 10:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, the broadcast features live performances of original NES-inspired music by Kunio, Xinon, Saitone, Tanikugu, Hally and Robokabuto.

Mutherpluckin' B Mushroom Variety Show previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-01 - comments
Game arranger guitarist Mutherpluckin' B (Henrik Lidbjörk) based in Uppsala, Sweden has posted a full-length rock cover arranging music from NES action game Blaster Master, composed by Naoki Kodaka. The musician's upcoming album The Mushroom Variety Show will be previewed on SoundCloud.

RushJet1 reformats Mega Man 1 using VRC6 chip

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-11-15 - comments
RushJet1 (Tadd Nuznov) has reimagined Capcom's original Mega Man music score, utilizing the VRC chip that allowed Konami's Castlevania III access to three additional NES sound channels. As with last year's Mega Man 3 Remade, a full stereo Mega Man play movie set to the album is available on YouTube.

Robokabuto Notes arrives on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-11-07 - comments
Tokyo-based chiptune artist Robokabuto has released his first album through digital distribution, consisting of authentic recordings of the Famicom (NES) 8-bit game console and sound expansion chips. The six-track album Robokabuto;Notes -ZERO Page- Light Edition is streaming online in full on Bandcamp.

TAMUSIC previews FF Violin V compilation

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-07-21 - comments
Violinist TAM of the game arrangement circle TAMUSIC has announced the fifth volume in the FF Violin series of acoustic Final Fantasy arrange compilations. Samples of "The Man with the Machine Gun," "Balamb Garden" and "Blue Fields" from PlayStation RPG Final Fantasy VIII are streaming on SoundCloud.

Arcade High's full-length album Pixel Passion

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-06-21 - comments
Arcade High, the 1980's-inspired synthwave music project of Pittsburgh-based musician Ryan Boosel, has released a second full-length album through Bandcamp. Pixel Passion, following the Art of Youth, is available digitally and on 3" CDs packaged in a custom, hand-assembled, refurbished NES cartridge.