September 17, 2014
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Los Ongaku debut interview with Francisco Cerda

Source submitted by Brian Cubría on 2014-06-12 - comments

Francisco Cerda, Chilean pianist and composer, writes music for independently developed game titles. In this debut Los Ongaku interview conducted by Brian Cubría, the musician discusses the Afro-Cuban jazz, electronica and orchestral compositional styles found in his contributions to Gunpoint, Jamestown and Save the Date.

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David Wise on composing music for Tengami

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments

Having debuted on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Tengami by Nyamyam Games is now scheduled for release on Steam and Wii U. We had the chance to speak with composer David Wise to hear about the creation of the independent game's soundtrack, which incorporates the use of traditional Japanese instrumentation.

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Composer Jonathan Geer talks Heart Forth, Alicia

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-12 - comments
Action adventure game Heart Forth, Alicia is being developed by Mexico-based filmmaker Alonso Martin and musician Jonathan Geer of Austin, Texas. In this interview we hear from the composer on the game's successful Kickstarter campaign and the recently announced involvement of Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae.
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Brothers and Payday 2 free on PlayStation Plus

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-05 - comments
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Payday 2 by Swedish developer Overkill Software are currently free to download as part of the PlayStation 3 instant games collection for PlayStation Plus members in America, Oceania and Europe. Both soundtracks compiled and published by Starbreeze Studios are streaming in full on Bandcamp.
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HAWKEN soundtrack by Paper Sound streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-25 - comments
The HAWKEN soundtrack, composed by Los Angeles-based musicians Ali Bavarian and Shadi Muklashy of Paper Sound, is now streaming in full on Bandcamp. The free to play multiplayer first person shooter by Adhesive Games depicts a battlefield of mechanized war machines on the dystopian scrapheaps of the planet Illal.
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Sega Q&A on the sound of Yakuza Studio

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-07-15 - comments
Following the release of Yakuza 4 in Japan, Sega formed its own internal studio to handle further development on the franchise and to branch out into new character-driven titles. In this Q&A, Binary Domain co-composers Hidenori Shoji and Mitsuharu Fukuyama discuss sound design and music composition at Yakuza Studio.
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Austin Wintory Q&A: Gentleman's Private Collection

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-05-08 - comments
Journey composer Austin Wintory discusses the score to IGF-winning heist game Monaco and the remix album The Gentleman's Private Collection in a recent interview on IndieGames.com. His underscore for the short film The Forge and contribution to the game-inspired album World 1-2 are available to stream in full on Bandcamp.