August 27, 2014
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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).
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Groupees launches Chiptune + Charity 5 bundle

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-09 - comments
Groupees has launched "Chiptune + Charity 5", ready for download for a minimum $1 donation, benefiting the International Society for Children with Cancer. The bundle includes mp3 and flac files for Files in Space by Goto80, Lost Tapes 1 and New Beginnings by Zabutom, 3P by Chipocrite and numerous other lo-fi compositions.
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Square Sounds returns to Tokyo September 27 & 28

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-04 - comments
Cheapbeats' Square Sounds Tokyo chip music festival will return to the Koenji High venue on the evenings of September 27 and 28, 2014. The live music event will feature performances by Chip Tanaka, Kplecraft, Mister Spastic, Kunio, m7kenji, Monodeer, No Carrier, the C-Men, TORIENA & NNNNNNNNNN, and other artists.
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Pandemonium EP by Foilverb of Sleeping Worlds

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-02 - comments
Pandemonium EP by Kyoto-based chip musician Foilverb is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp, including a new arrangement of the song "Final Cartridge" from the EP of the same name. Cover art is by TORIENA, with mastering by the musician's studio, Last Parade Records.
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Kyoto's 1H1D!!! Vol.34 chiptune party slated for July 26

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-26 - comments
Kyoto music event series 1H1D!!! returns once again to Gion's Cafe la Siesta on July 26. This time the late night chiptune party will be showcasing musical performances by guests Zombectro, KUNIO, m7kenji and G☆E, along with 1H1D crew members Foilverb, BOKKADENcI and DJ Master Kohta.
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Chipocrite on the chip music score to EarthNight

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-22 - comments
Chipocrite (Paul Weinstein) is a chiptune artist from Philadelphia who makes music using original Nintendo Game Boys, sometimes accompanied by guitars and other synths. In this E3 interview, he discusses his EP previewing the music score to EarthNight, Cleaversoft's runner for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
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Monster Hunter chiptune event live July 3 at 2.5D

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-20 - comments
Capcom will hold a release party for their Monster Hunter Compilation RE:MIX Chiptune album on July 20 at Studio 2.5D in Shibuya, Tokyo. Streaming live on Ustream, the event will showcase live performances by Carpainter, Professor Sakamoto, sasakure.UK, HyperJuice, Hige Driver and VJ HALOiD.
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Data Airlines presents Files in Space by Goto80

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-17 - comments
Files in Space, a new collection of glitched lo-resolution beats by prolific lo-fi musiican Goto80, can now be streamed in full via Bandcamp. Label Data Airlines describes the album as "58 solid minutes of jazz, pop, IDM, electro and chipmusic in a low-resolution melting pot of brand new material."
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Telefuture publishes Soft Promises / Energize

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-14 - comments
Telefuture celebrates the sounds of the 1980's by collaborating on retrofuturist music projects imbued with nostalgic elements. The label's latest release, Soft Promises/Energize single, showcases Boston chip duo BRIGHT PRIMATE's electronic rock and vocal stylings, with remixes by MisfitChris and Rolly Mingwald.