September 17, 2014
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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Carlo Castellano on the sound of The Swapper

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-04 - comments
Carlo Castellano is the composer of The Swapper, the atmospheric cloning puzzler by Facepalm Games, based in Helsinki, Finland, making its console debut this week on the PlayStation Network. In this music interview, the composer details his approach to finding a unique sound for the independent game title.
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Hohokum music score streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-01 - comments
The soundtrack to Hohokum curated by the Ghostly International netlabel is now available to stream online. Independently developed by artist Richard Hogg and London-based game studio Honeyslug, the music score features tracks by Tycho, Shigeto, Matthew Dear and Com Truise.
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#OSThursday soundtrack giveaway series launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-31 - comments

#OSThursday is a new series of surprise giveaways run through our twitter feed, intended to promote independently funded music releases. Keep an eye out for posts every Thursday (and occasionally Tuesday) for a chance to win soundtrack albums from a diverse array of innovative game-inspired artists.

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Monument Valley soundtrack excerpts online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-28 - comments
The soundtrack to developer Ustwo's impossible architecture puzzle game Monument Valley has been released through iTunes. Composed by Stafford Bawler, Obfusc and Grigori, two-minute samples of all sixteen music tracks from the iOS and Android puzzler are streaming online, via Juno Download.