September 20, 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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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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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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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.
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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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8GB of Kiken Corp shares 2004~2014 collected works

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-28 - comments
Akira / 8GB of Kiken Corp, audiovisual producer and DJ hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, has shared his ten-year collected works for free download as a 466 megabyte zip file. The artist's recordings from Blip Festival Tokyo, Shanshui Records' 10th Anniversary album and assorted other sources are also streaming on Bandcamp.
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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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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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FAMICOM MADNES 4 streaming live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-08 - comments
Annual chip music event FAMICOM MADNES is streaming live on Ustream, broadcast from Club Tsukiyume in Kawasaki, Japan. Participating musicians and visualists include Robokabuto, KPLECRAFT, TORIENA, Suesett, Xinon, Yokemura from YMCK, m7kenji and Lazerbeat, among other artists.
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8bitpeoples shares Knife City's Precious Jewel

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-05 - comments
Chip music netlabel 8bitpeoples has released their second EP by Knife City. Written by Luke Silas, drummer of Anamanaguchi and co-composer of the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game soundtrack, Precious Jewel is available for free download in mp3 format and "name your price" for lossless files.
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Goto80 on the hidden secrets of Files in Space

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-15 - comments
Over the past decade the performances of chip musician Goto80 (Anders Carlsson) have spanned such memorable highlights as appearing on children's television in Sweden while covered in salad to singing a deranged cowboy song on stage at Blip Festival Tokyo. In this interview, the musician reveals the secrets hidden within his new album Files in Space, published through the label Data Airlines.
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GaMBi a portable chip music remix module

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-10 - comments
GaMBi by David Ventura is a chiptune remix module for smartphones that allows personal customization of over sixty licensed chip music compositions. Supported audio file formats include NES (NSF), Super Famicom (SPC), PC Engine (HES), Atari (SAP) and Game Boy (GBS).