August 29, 2014
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MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival 2014 live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-29 - comments
The 2014 MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival is currently streaming live on Ustream. The annual chip music show is broadcasting from studio 2.5D at the Shibuya PARCO department store in Tokyo, featuring live performances by Hige Driver (chip-style), U-ji, 黒魔, Kyohei Fujita and Task, along with VJs m7kenji and Kuroyuki.
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS music previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-27 - comments
As with Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii, series director Masahiro Sakurai has recruited a team of celebrity game composers to arrange stage themes for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS iteration of Super Smash Bros. Seven music excepts from the portable title are now streaming on YouTube.
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Mutherpluckin' B Q&A: The Mushroom Variety Show

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-26 - comments
Musician Mutherpluckin' B (Henrik Lidbjörk) of Uppsala, Sweden released his fourth album of rock-inspired game covers in July. In this interview, the musician discusses the making of The Mushroom Variety Show, named for its inclusion of submissions from Dwelling of Duels, OverClocked Remix and other sources.
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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake score by Disasterpeace

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-25 - comments
Fez composer Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland) has dedicated his soundtrack to Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake to Super Mario Bros composer Koji Kondo. Inspired by '90s console games, the 42-track music score to indie developer SleepNinja's cake retrieval simulator is streaming in full on Bandcamp.
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Dom Beken of PixelJunk Shooter scores Enigma Express for iPhone and iPad

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-22 - comments
BAFTA Award-nominated game composer Dom Beken of PixelJunk Shooter has scored the soundtrack to free-to-play detective game The Enigma Express. Developed by Relentless Software for iPhone and iPad devices, eleven tracks from the music score are streaming in full on SoundCloud.
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Professor Sakamoto's REBUILD album due out 9.17

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-21 - comments
Game cover artist Professor Sakamoto will release his second original album, entitled REBUILD, on September 17 in Japan. A four-minute crossfade sample, including excerpts from "SAMURAI 2" and "Flash Man Stage" from Mega Man 2, is streaming on the musician's SoundCloud page.
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Square Sounds Tokyo Q&A with Mister Spastic

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-18 - comments
The latest album release by Cambridge-based electronic music artist Mister Spastic (Nathan McCoy) is Granta Digital, distributed by Tokyo-based label Cheapbeats. In this interview, the chip musician discusses past and future stage performances, from Blip Festival in New York to the upcoming Square Sounds festival in Tokyo.
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The Ongaku's Attention Economy: August Edition

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-17 - comments
This month The Ongaku's Attention Economy feature highlights three indie game soundtracks and two indie games, a chiptune album and a nerdcore music compilation. All are currently on sale at 80% off through Steam, or available for download through Bandcamp for "name your price."
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LIVE A LIVE Suite "Live for Live" debuts at C86

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-16 - comments
Guitarist Isami of the game arrangement circle Resonant Sound has posted a six-minute crossfade sample track to SoundCloud from LIVE A LIVE Suite "Live for Live." The album reinterpreting Super Famicom music by Yoko Shimomura is on sale today at Comic Market 86 in Tokyo, at booth 東レ46a.
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Hohokum Music Spectacular streaming on Twitch.tv

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-15 - comments
Sony is streaming the Hohokum Music Spectacular live concert, broadcasting from Echo Park in Los Angeles through the PlayStation channel of the Twitch.tv video streaming website. Ghostly netlabel artists performing today include Michna, Heathered Pearls and Shigeto.
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Michiko Naruke's Feedback 5th debuts at Comic Market

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-15 - comments
Wild Arms series composer Michiko Naruke will debut her EP "Feedback 5th" at the Comic Market 86 hobbyist festival this Sunday, August 17 in Tokyo. Excerpts from all five Feedback albums by the co-composer of The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road are streaming on SoundCloud.
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Hideki Naganuma uploads Sega playlists to SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-14 - comments
Sega composer Hideki Naganuma has uploaded to SoundCloud his music tracks from the Black Panther: Yakuza PSP titles (credited as skankfunk), as well as tracks from Super Monkey Ball 3D and Sega Rally 2. The musician is currently scoring Hover: Revolt Of Gamers, crowdfunded through Kickstarter.
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Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Tribute excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-11 - comments
Capcom's Suleputer label has posted music excerpts of all tracks from the Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Tribute Album, scheduled for release on October 1st in Japan. Streaming on the e-Capcom website are one-minute samples, arranged by the composers of Wild Arms, Secret of Mana and Metroid.
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Calum Bowen's Lovely Planet score on Steam

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-10 - comments
Londoner Calum Bowen's soundtrack to Lovely Planet, described as a Keita Takahashi-styled first-person shooter, has debuted on Steam. The music score from indie developer Quick Tequila's kawaii FPS for Windows, Mac and Linux is also available to stream in full through Bandcamp.
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Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 score by Yuzo Koshiro

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-09 - comments
This week Atlus unveiled Etrian Odyssey Untold 2, currently in development for the Nintendo 3DS portable console. Live music arrangements of "Labyrinth I - Woodland Ruins" and "Battlefield - The First Campaign" by Yuzo Koshiro, reimagining music from Etrian Odyssey II for the 3DS, are streaming on YouTube.