August 01, 2014
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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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Steph Thirion's score to Eliss published as EPs

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-06 - comments
This month Steph Thirion's 2009 planet-fusing puzzle game Eliss debuts for smartphone devices with new play modes as "Eliss Infinity." Attributed to the designer's artist name Futumani, the original soundtrack release and expanded cellphone port themes have been remastered as two separate EPs.
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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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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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Romancing SaGa 3 remastered soundtrack due 8.20

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-29 - comments
Following the release of the remastered soundtrack album to Super Famicom role-playing game Romancing SaGa 2, Square Enix has announced a release date of August 20 for the sequel, also composed by Kenji Ito. Romancing SaGa 3 Remastered features cover art by series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi.
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GameChops publishes OutRax compilation by RoBKTA

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-27 - comments
The latest compilation by game-inspired netlabel GameChops is OutRax by RoBKTA and friends. Streaming in full on Bandcamp and YouTube, the six featured arrangements of music from Sega's Outrun series of racing games include music by Dj Cutman, Kevin Villecco and Halc, with cover art by Thor Thorvaldson.
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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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Op-ed: On Bit Summit sponsors and banning privileges

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-24 - comments
This opinion editorial on the Bit Summit 2014 press event has been updated following a banning notice I received from an event sponsor. I argue that the spectacle was indistinguishable from mainstream press events, employing a competitive, unwelcoming atmosphere in contrast to the previous year's gathering.
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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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Francisco Cerda soundtracks streaming on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-21 - comments
Chilean musician Francisco Cerda has published the soundtracks to Angry Henry and Save the Date, now available to stream in full through Bandcamp. The composer is currently contributing original themes to the upcoming independently developed titles Jamestown Plus for PS4 and Witchmarsh for PC and Mac.
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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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Band Saga LP by Rekcahdam and friends

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-19 - comments
The forthcoming indie game Band Saga by Roger "Rekcahdam" Hicks and friends revolves around music-based gameplay. The co-creator of Celestial Mechanica has released the game's LP through Bandcamp, along with the music video "Well Momma," featuring game-inspired artists Mega Ran and Bright Primate.
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Austin Wintory scores ABZÛ by Giant Squid

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-18 - comments
Austin Wintory is composing the music score to ABZÛ, an indpendently developed PlayStation 4 title by art director Matt Nava of Journey, now at developer Giant Squid. Hear the E3 announcement trailer's music theme "To Know, Water," streaming on the PlayStation SoundCloud channel.