September 18, 2014
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The Ongaku Japan Bundle released through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-18 - comments
The Ongaku Japan Bundle is now available through Bandcamp for seven days only, featuring "POP!" by Sexy-Synthesizer, Cantata No. 147 by Omodaka, Megaman Like BGM 3 by Hydden, and Band Saga LP by Rekcahdam. Included as a special gift is Eiko Ishiwata's Final Fantasy Acoustic Rendition.
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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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Pre-orders now open for Compilation Tokyo Saga

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-15 - comments
The Ongaku will host a seven-day album bundle campaign during the week of the Tokyo Game Show, featuring six albums inspired by classic console games, from Mega Man and Pac-Man to Final Fantasy. The bundle is now available for pre-order through Bandcamp, downloadable starting September 18 for $1.00 minimum.
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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's 2014 pre-party and post-party events have posted the lineup for both chip music shows to Facebook. Chip musicians 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 game creators Rekcahdam and Quizcat, 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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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.
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The Trials of Glork's sounds crafted by Mark DeNardo

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-03 - comments
Mark DeNardo serves as in-house sound wizard at Pixeljam Games and has conjured into existence background music for Dino Run, Cream Wolf and Snowball. Today the musician launches the official soundtrack to Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork, streaming on Bandcamp with pyrotechnic cover art by James Kolchaka.
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Vagante EP previews music score by Sam English

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-02 - comments
Composer Sam English has uploaded a three-track EP previewing his music score for Vagante, available to stream in full on Bandcamp. The independently developed action RPG for Mac and PC, featuring 2D sprite art and procedurally generated levels, is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
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Composer Darren Korb on layered audio for Transistor

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-09-01 - comments
Transistor composer Darren Korb joined Marty O’Donnell and Jesper Kyd yesterday for a PAX panel on writing music for games. We had the chance to catch up with the musician to hear about the formation of his Manhattan-based band Control Group and his implementation of the dynamic audio design of Transistor.