May 26, 2016

Konami posts Contra Chronicles Vol. 2 excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-05-16 - comments
Konami's Tokyo-based record label Konamistyle has posted brief excerpts to YouTube from their upcoming three-disc Contra soundtrack compilation. Entitled "Contra Chronicles Vol. 2," the album includes background tracks from Contra, Contra Force, Super C, Operation C, Contra III: The Alien Wars and Contra ReBirth.

Ship to Shore presses Super Russian Roulette vinyl

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-03-27 - comments
Brooklyn-based Ship to Shore has partnered with chiptune scene visionary Batsly Adams to press the Super Russian Roulette vinyl soundtrack album. The two recently garnered praise for Kickstarter projects respectively funding the stateside release of the EarthBound vinyl record and aforementioned Zapper-enabled party game.

EarthBound vinyl released through Ship to Shore

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-02-27 - comments
Ship to Shore today is shipping the Mother 2 (EarthBound) vinyl soundtrack album from its headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. The album release marks the first time the Super Nintendo role-playing game score by Hirokazu Tanaka and Keiichi Suzuki has been made available on vinyl outside of Japan.

A Tribute to Shatterhand covers music by Iku Mizutani

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-02-24 - comments
A Tribute to Shatterhand by Kirby's Dream Band guitarist Ryan Munz arranges music by Iku Mizutani from the sprite-based action game by Natsume. Shatterhand first made its debut in Japan in October of 1991 for the Famicom game console, and the eight-track tribute album is currently available for download for "name your price."

Rushjet1's Mega Man 4 Remade on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-02-17 - comments
1001 Spikes composer Rushjet1 (Tadd Nuznov) has completed the latest in his series of Rockman arrangement albums, reformatted through the lens of Konami's VRC6 sound chip. The Mega Man 4 Remade album is available through Bandcamp for "name your price" and viewable on YouTube in time to a playthrough video.

Konami posts Gradius II complete soundtrack excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-12-26 - comments
Konamistyle, Konami's Tokyo-based record label, will publish the soundtrack to Gradius II: Gofer's Ambition on compact disc on January 23 in Japan. The 72-track album contains Sharp X68000 home computer, Roland SC-55 MIDI sound module and Roland MT32 renderings of each music track from the sidescrolling shooter.

BIT.TRIP's Greatest Chips vinyl published by iam8bit

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-12-14 - comments
Game-themed event organizer iam8bit has published BIT.TRIP's Greatest Chips, a vinyl album featuring music by chip musicians Bit Shifter, Nullsleep, Bubblyfish, Minusbaby and Anamanaguchi. Bit.Trip Run for iOS, the spiritual sequel to Bit.Trip Runner, is currently available for free download through the iTunes Store.

GameChops publishes Button Masher by Doni

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-10-18 - comments
Dj Cutman's game-inspired GameChops netabel has published Button Masher Remastered by Taipei-based Canadian DJ and producer Doni. The compilation of electronic music arrangements revisit themes from Donkey Kong Country 2, Secret of Mana and Mega Man 3, streaming on Bandcamp and SoundCloud.

Zabutom's Redux34 album streaming on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-09-24 - comments
Chip musician Zabutom of Gothenburg, Sweden has published the six-track album Redux34 through Bandcamp. The project started out through the live performance of LSDJ and NES chiptunes, and more recently began incorporating instruments and production techniques from a wider selection of electronic music genres.

iam8bit presses Rare Ltd. vinyl soundtracks

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-08-04 - comments
Game-themed store and event organizer iam8bit has pressed three classic Rare Ltd. game soundtracks to vinyl records, available for purchase while supplies last. Music from Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark feature original compositions by David Wise, Grant Kirkhope, Graeme Norgate and David Clynick.

Rockman World 2 score reformatted by RushJet1

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-07-23 - comments
RushJet1 (Tadd Nuznov) has reinterpreted composer Kenji Yamazaki's music score to Game Boy action title Rockman World 2, through the lens of Konami's VRC6 sound chip. The Famicom era technological innovation allowed Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse access to three additional NES sound channels.

Hydden's Rockman-Like BGM 4 debuts on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-29 - comments
Tokyo-based chip music artist Hydden delves into the Mega Man soundtrack genre in the fourth of his Rockman-Like BGM compilations, now available to stream in full through Bandcamp. Composed in MML (Music Macro Language), the concept album pays elaborate homage to the 8-bit sounds of Capcom's famous action game series.

TAMUSIC unveils FF Violin I+II International

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-03 - comments
Violinist TAM of the TAMUSIC arrangement circle has announced FF VIOLIN I+II INTERNATIONAL for release on April 25 at the M3 hobbyist gathering in Tokyo. The remastered compilation, reinterpreting music from Final Fantasy I~X & XIII composed by Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu, can be previewed through SoundCloud.

Kirby Pufocia mixes Castlevania III Famicom score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-02 - comments
Metroid Metal band member Kirby Pufocia has uploaded his own personalized mix of the music score to Famicom action game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. Streaming on Bandcamp, the album seamlessly integrates audio content both from the Japanese release incorporating the VRC6 coprocessor chip and more limited overseas cartridge.

Capcom posts Okami Retro Arrange samples

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-01-16 - comments
Capcom has posted music excerpts from the Okami Retro Arrange album, published earlier this week in Japan through the publisher's Suleputer label. Five music samples are streaming on the e-Capcom store, while additional full-length mp3 files can be downloaded by poking around the Okami official website's 8-bit section.