July 23, 2014
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Knight of the Round releases Onward Dissension

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-16 - comments
Onward Dissension, the second full-length polyrhythmic thrash album by Knight of the Round, is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp. Inspired by Nobuo Uematsu's compositions for the Final Fantasy series of role-playing games, the album also adapts two themes by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata of Basiscape.
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Foilverb's Sleeping Worlds debuts at C85

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-16 - comments
Kyoto-based chip music composer Foilverb will release his follow up to the original album Final Cartridge at the Comic Market 85 hobbyist convention on December 31 in Tokyo. The fifteen track album, featuring a remix by Tower of Heaven composer Flashygoodness, can be sampled in a ten-minute preview uploaded to SoundCloud.
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Game Music Prayer benefits Philippines relief

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-14 - comments
The album Game Music Prayer will go on sale at Tokyo's Comic Market 85 on December 31, with proceeds benefiting Philippines relief through the Japan Red Cross. Keyboard cover artist Professor Sakamoto is contributing an arrangement of his song "Samurai," available to sample in an 11-minute crossfade track on SoundCloud.
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Fallout 1, 2, Tactics free during winter sale

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-13 - comments
GOG.com, formerly Good Old Games, has launched their DRM-free winter sale, offering Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for free download for Windows and Mac OS X. The digital role-playing game titles include all three soundtrack albums, featuring music composed by Mark Morgan and Inon Zur.
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CoLD SToRAGE's Strix Memoria revisits Psygnosis

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-12 - comments
Strix Memoria by Tim Wright, aka. CoLD SToRAGE, recreates 25 of the composer's personal favorite Commodore Amiga tracks in full CD audio, with added instrumentation. The album can be streamed in full through Bandcamp, featuring music from the Shadow of the Beast series and Psygnosis owl logo cover art.
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Ultionus: A Soundtrack of Petty Revenge by Virt

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-12 - comments
Ultionus: A Soundtrack of Petty Revenge by Double Dragon Neon composer Virt (Jake Kaufman) is now available to download in your file format of choice through Bandcamp for "name your price." The album includes the track "Credits (Wandering)" from Truthcannon by A_Rival, performed by vocalist Helen Eugene.
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FAMI-MODE 2014 slated for January 25 in Tokyo

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-11 - comments
Kichijoji's annual FAMI-MODE festival, celebrating the lasting cultural impact of 8-bit NES games, has been announced for January 25, 2014 just before midnight. Star Pine's Cafe all-night event, organized by Meteor, will be host to performances by music groups YMCK, Kplecraft, SEXY-SYNTHESIZER, CLACHIP and Omodaka.
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Siddhartha Barnhoorn releases Out There score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-05 - comments
Antichamber composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn has released the atmospheric soundtrack to Out There, a science fiction resource management title by independent developer Mi-Clos Studio. The mobile game for iOS and Android is due out early 2014, with hand-drawn 2D graphics by French artist FibreTigre.
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Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3 previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-04 - comments
Blake Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra has released the first music excerpt from Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 3, the concluding edition of the arranged album series. Featuring orchestral renditions of the Super Nitnendo score by Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu, prior volume samples are streaming on SoundCloud.
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Hyde209 shares Strider Fall of the Grandmaster

Source submitted by Hyde209 on 2013-12-03 - comments
Radio drama arrange album Strider: Fall of the Grandmaster, available today for "name your price" on Bandcamp, is a tribute to project organizer Hyde209's favorite game. Incorporating multiple-language dialog and a 1989 musical flavor, the project seeks to recapture the sound of Capcom's classic arcade title.
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Turrican Soundtrack Anthology on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-02 - comments
Game composer Chris Huelsbeck has published the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology through Bandcamp, representing the entirety of the Turrican series music scores, newly recorded and arranged, in addition to three orchestral performances. Selected tracks from the music collection funded through Kickstarter are available online.
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Mutherpluckin' B Mushroom Variety Show previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-01 - comments
Game arranger guitarist Mutherpluckin' B (Henrik Lidbjörk) based in Uppsala, Sweden has posted a full-length rock cover arranging music from NES action game Blaster Master, composed by Naoki Kodaka. The musician's upcoming album The Mushroom Variety Show will be previewed on SoundCloud.
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Americana Dawn: Civilized Folk by Shnabubula

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-11-30 - comments
Shnabubula previously participated in Andy Baio's chip-jazz compilation King of Bloop, reimagining music by Miles Davis. Today he releases Americana Dawn: Civilized Folk, a collaboration with violinist Gabriel Terracciano arranging compositions for acoustic instruments from the forthcoming American history JRPG.
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GameChops holds 50% off Black Friday sale

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-11-29 - comments
Dj Cutman's game-inspired netlabel GameChops is holding a Small Business Saturday sale this weekend, discounting 50% off all Bandcamp purchases with use of the discount code "thankyou." Check out the musician's walkthrough video on the making of his recent Super Mario 3D World remix, free to download from SoundCloud.
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Name your price for Mega Ran's Japan Tour EP

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-11-28 - comments
Save 50% on all music by Mega Ran during the hip-hop artist's Black Materia Friday Sale, on now. Combine any purchase with the new Mega Ran Japan Tour EP, which is available for "name your price," for added savings, featuring chip music remixes by DJ Master Kohta, TORIENA, Itoki Hana, Foilverb (BigBrother) and BOKKADENcI.