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Pavilion Bit Summit music preview by Tony Gerber

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-04 - comments
Composer Tony Gerber has posted his first music preview from the upcoming 4th person PlayStation 4 puzzler Pavilion, streaming on SoundCloud. Created by Visiontrick Media, the independently developed title will be playable at this weekend's Bit Summit indie game festival at the Miyako Messe in Kyoto, Japan.
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Mega Ran Japan Tour CD debuts at Bit Summit

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-03 - comments
The Mega Ran Japan Tour LP will debut on compact disc at this weekend's Bit Summit indie games festival in Kyoto, Japan. The CD will go on sale at Professor Sakamoto's booth at the Miyako Messe for 1000 yen during the day, and at Cafe la Siesta during the evening's Mon Petit Arigato and 1H1D!!! vol.33 chiptune parties.
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Brave Wave releases In Flux studio album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-03 - comments
Game-inspired record label Brave Wave has released In Flux, a twelve-track studio album containing original music by English and Japanese language game composers. Featuring the musicians behind Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Silent Hill, Panzer Dragoon Saga and Spelunky, the album is available to stream in full through Bandcamp.
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Bit Summit indie game festival timetable posted

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-03 - comments
The timetable for the 2014 Bit Summit indie game festival has been posted to the three-day Kyoto event's official website. The lineup includes live music performances by Manami Matsumae (Mega Man), Baiyon (PixelJunk Eden), Chipzel (Super Hexagon), Masaya Matsuura (PaRappa the Rapper) and keyboardist Prof.Sakamoto.
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Charles Park Trilogy by Makeup and Vanity Set

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-02 - comments
After nearly a decade in the making, retrofuture music label Telefuture has released Makeup and Vanity Set's Charles Park Trilogy box set through Bandcamp. Lush poster art created by project illustrator John DeLucca has been supplemented by sleeve design by The Protomen cofounder Caspar Newbolt of Version Industries.
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Mega Ran Returns to Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 25

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-01 - comments
American nerdcore rapper Mega Ran will appear live at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 25 in an encore performance of the Mega Ran Japan Tour. Beginning at 2:00 pm, the show will include acts by Mega Ran, Asu Rock, Motohiro Kawashima, Kunio, Smallest and more. 1000 yen entrance fee includes multiple re-entry.
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Omodaka's Bridge Song samples on Amazon

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-28 - comments
Omodaka's new album Bridge Song, recorded in collaboration with Min'yō folk song vocalist Akiko Kanazawa, is now available through iTunes in all regions. Samples of all twelve songs produced by Ape Escape series composer Soichi Terada are currently available to stream on Amazon mp3, courtesy of Far East Recording.
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Sega's Yakuza Ishin music excerpts on Amazon

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-27 - comments
Sega has published the two-part soundtrack to PlayStation 4 launch title Yakuza Ishin, set in 19th century Kyoto at the time of the Meiji Retoration. 81 music tracks written for the game are available to sample online from Japan's Amazon mp3 store, written by series comoser Hidenori Shoji and various artists.
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Piano Opera Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-26 - comments
Square Enix has announced piano arrange album Piano Opera Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX for release on April 23 in Japan, featuring compositions by Nobuo Uematsu performed by pianist Hiroyuki Nakayama. Excerpts from "Opening ~ Bombing Mission" from Final Fantasy VII are currently streaming on the album website.
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1H1D!!! vol.33 features guest performer Chipzel

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-26 - comments
Kyoto chiptune party 1H1D!!! vol.33 takes place at Cafe la Siesta following the Bit Summit indie game festival, beginning at 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 9. Featuring guest chip musician Chipzel, other game-inspired performers include Unyo303, DJ Master Kohta, Foilverb, NNNNNNNNNN, dj.p.k.g., TORIENA, and VJ Network 23.
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Square Enix reveals Rise of Mana for iPhone & Android

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-26 - comments
Square Enix has announced Rise of Mana for iPhone and Android, a new smartphone title in the Seiken Densetsu series of action RPGs. The soundtrack album for the mobile title is planned for release on April 23 in Japan, featuring music by series composers Tsuyoshi Sekito, Kenji Ito, Hiroki Kikuta and Yoko Shimomura.
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Eirik Suhrke's Pajjama band full-length album debuts

Source submitted by Strotch on 2014-02-25 - comments
Spelunky composer Eirik Suhrke and his band Pajjama have released their first full-length album through Bandcamp. The Norwegian progressive jazz chip group's LP Karakasa can be streamed in full online, alongside drafts of the composer's contributions to In Flux, the upcoming Brave Wave studio album.
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Rozen's "Waiting for the Dawn" arranges Majora's Mask

Source submitted by rozen on 2014-02-24 - comments
Two orchestral pieces comprising Rozen's Waiting for the Dawn are now available for download in mp3 format through SoundCloud. "Featuring Boston's Audire Soundtrack Choir the EP arranges composer Koji Kondo's "Oath to Order" and other compositions written in 2000 for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for the Nintendo 64.
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Akira Yamaoka & Silent Hill Band coming to Texas

Source submitted by sanjapan on 2014-02-21 - comments
Akira Yamaoka and the Silent Hill Band (Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Troy Baker and drummer Joe Romersa) will be performing live on July 19 at San Japan, the San Antonio, Texas anime convention. Coinciding with the 15th anniversary of Silent Hill, Yamaoka's single Revolucion has been published this week through iTunes.
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Hit PLAY on the Shortsleeves Cassette

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-21 - comments
A debut cassette that is four years in the making, "Hit Play" by chiptune duo The Shortsleeves (Paul "Go Motion" Owens and Jenn "Drum Machine Dating Service" de la Vega) is crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Featuring the participation of superstar chip remixers Bit Shifter and nordloef, the online campaign ends Sunday, March 9.