August 20, 2014
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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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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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2 Mello shares GameCenter CX tribute album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-27 - comments
Rapper 2 Mello of Lexington, Kentucky has uploaded a hip-hop EP in tribute to Japan's retro game television program GameCenter CX, hosted by Shinya Arino. Featuring vocalist YTCracker on the track "Kacho On," the seven-track GameCenter CX EP is free to download from the musician's website.
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The Ongaku's Attention Economy: July selections

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-25 - comments
The Ongaku's Attention Economy is a new feature highlighting low priced, artistically ambitious recent releases. The debut installment takes a look at three soundtracks, two game cover compilations, a chip music album and an indie game, all temporarily on sale or free to download this month. Total asking price: $1.00 minimum.
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IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album turns four

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-23 - comments
Today is the birthday of Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, composer of Natsume's Wild Guns, Pocky & Rocky, Ninja Warriors and Omega Five music scores. Game Music 4 All's free-to-download 40-track tribute album "IWADON" turns four today, including arrangements of the composer's music for various game consoles.
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Kyoto by Eddie Lee free for Mac and PC

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-18 - comments
Kyoto, an independently developed, melancholy homage to the Japanese city, is now free to download for Mac and PC through the Funktronic Labs website. Designed by Eddie Lee, whose credits include Q-Games' PixelJunk 4am visualizer for PlayStation 3, the audio-visual serenity app has sound design by Jack Menhorn.
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Mushroom Variety Show by Mutherpluckin' B

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-14 - comments
Rock musician Mutherpluckin' B (Henrik Lidbjörk) of Uppsala, Sweden has released his fourth compilation of game covers for free download. Entitled The Mushroom Variety Show, an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is currently underway to secure a vinyl release for the rock cover album, featuring music from Rokko Chan and ilomilo.
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Name your price for the Double Dragon Neon score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-13 - comments
The 45-track soundtrack to Wayforward's Double Dragon Neon by Virt (Jake Kaufman) is available for download in your file format of choice for "name your price" through Bandcamp. Today only, the PlayStation 3 downloadable title is on sale for $1 as part of the PlayStation Store's weekend flash sale.
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Name your price for dozens of shared albums

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-07 - comments
The "shared" section of The Ongaku contains working links to hundreds of soundtracks and game-inspired albums that content owners have made available for “name your price” or free download. This news item highlights some popular favorites from over the past several years
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Super Dead Rising 3 Remix album free to download

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-01 - comments
Super Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix, the zombie survival game's parody sidescrolling DLC, pokes fun at Capcom's arcade franchises of yore. The decidedly silly soundtrack album, free to download from Sumthing.com, arranges background tracks from Street Fighter II, Final Fight and Mega Man X.
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Name your price for Shovel Knight soundtrack by Virt

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-29 - comments
Yacht Club Games' 48-track soundtrack to Shovel Knight is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp and download in your file format of choice for "name your price." All tracks from the NES-style platformer, independently funded through Kickstarter, are composed by by Virt (Jake Kaufman) and Manami Matsumae.
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Name your price for Cave Dreams EP by RetroDigital

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-07 - comments

RetroDigital's five-track Cave Story arrange album EP "Cave Dreams" is now available to stream in full and purchase in your file format of choice through Bandcamp. Composer Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) recently released his latest platforming shooter Kero Blaster for iPhone and PC.

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RushJet1's various remixes released through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-11 - comments
Chip musician RushJet1 (Tadd Nuznov) of Atlanta, Georgia has released Various Remixes, a compilation of NES game arrangements spanning compositions from the Mega Man series, Secret of Mana and Ecco: The Tides of Time. The 33-track album is available to download for "name your price" through Bandcamp.
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Lime of the Season arranges Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-08 - comments
Free to download 42-track arrange album Lime of the Season reinterprets The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons along the same lines as its predecessor in the series, begun in early 2008. Hylian Lemon's collaboration with 16 other arrangers, follows the previously published Essence of Lime, reinterpreting music from Oracle of Ages.
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Nadir album by 4mat due out May 26

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-30 - comments

UK chip musician and game composer 4mat (Matt Simmonds) has announced his studio album "Nadir" will be available for purchase on May 26 through Bandcamp. Featuring cover art by Aliceffekt, excerpts from the electronic music tracks "Nadir," "Daisies" and "Vampires (A through Z)" are currently streaming on YouTube.