September 02, 2014
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"You Can Be the Star" by Control Group

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-10 - comments

Bastion and Transistor composer Darren Korb is performing in the nostalgic indie rock band Control Group, with Evan Reynolds and Jack Plug.  The music video for their new single "You Can Be the Star" can now be viewed on YouTube, with music streaming in full on Bandcamp. 

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PlayStation's E3 2014 press conference highlights

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-09 - comments

Sony has posted video highlights from the 2014 PlayStation E3 press conference, taking place prior to the Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Footage of LittleBigPlanet 3, No Man's Sky, Grim Fandango, The Last of Us Remastered and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End can be viewed on YouTube player.  

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Year of the Yoshi by Kevin Villecco and friends

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-08 - comments
GameChops' latest game cover album is Year of the Yoshi by Kevin Villecco and friends, arranging background music from Yoshi's Island and thematically related game titles featuring an appearance by the titular egg-wielding green dinosaur. Participating artists include Dj Cutman, Benjamin Briggs and vocalist Mega Ran.
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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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DuckTales: Remastered soundtrack excerpts online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-06 - comments
The soundtrack to Wayforward's DuckTales Remastered by Jake Kaufman (Virt) has been released online for digital download, with brief samples of each track available to stream on Amazon mp3 and iTunes. The album includes the remastered soundtrack, Hiroshige Tonomura's NES score and 8-bit arrangements of the new themes.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call E3 trailer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-05 - comments
Square Enix has posted the E3 trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call in anticipation of the press event in Los Angeles, featuring music compositions by series composer Nobuo Uematsu. The Nintendo 3DS rhythm game is due for release on September 16 in North America, including 221 music tracks.
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Bienvenido a Los Ongaku, Spanish site launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-04 - comments
Launching prior to this year's E3 Expo, our site has rebranded as The Ongaku in English and The Ongaku Japan in Japanese. In addition, Los Ongaku is now providing videogame music news in Spanish, in conjunction with a Patreon campaign to fund original content developed in Latin America and translated news items.
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Chipocrite scores EarthNight roguelike runner

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-03 - comments
Game Boy musician Chipocrite (Paul Weinstein) has released a three-track EP through Bandcamp containing music from EarthNight. The roguelike runner for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, hand painted by Paul Davey and developed by Cleaversoft, will make its playable debut at E3 next week.
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Anamanaguchi and JP Friends live, today on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-02 - comments
Studio 2.5D broadcast their third anniversary party today at 7:35 pm Japan time, 6:35 am Eastern Standard. Taking place at the Shibuya Parco department store in Tokyo, Anamanaguchi and JP Friends streamed live on Ustream, featuring performances by Anamanaguchi, Professor Sakamoto and other artists.
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Elmobo "dusts off the Amiga" on Bandcamp

Source submitted by elmobo on 2014-06-01 - comments
Frédéric "Elmobo" Motte, known as Moby back in his demoscene days, has just released a new album created using the Protracker freeware software for Amiga. "Dusting Off The Amiga" contains seven music tracks, available for purchase through Bandcamp and bundled together with the original mod files.
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Shadowtravel vinyl by Nullsleep and Starpause

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-31 - comments
Nullsleep and Starpause performed together at the 2010 Blip Festival Tokyo chip music event and will be conducting a nationwide tour in collaboration with Stagediver from May 31 to June 7, coinciding with the release of their 7" vinyl record. Shadowtravel is streaming in full through the Radiograffiti Bandcamp page.
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IDeeez illustrates Compilación Los Ongaku cover art

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-30 - comments
Tokyo-based illustrator IDeeez has designed the cover art for Compilación Los Ongaku, our curated collection of original and arranged music by game composers and game-inspired musicians. The album will be available in June through Patreon, featuring music by Brian Cubría, Jacob Lincke, El Huervo and other artists.
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A decade of CoLD SToRAGE stored in one compilation

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-27 - comments
Decade, a uniquely autographed 16 gigabyte gold Datatraveller USB drive by CoLD SToRAGE (Tim Wright), contains 14 albums and 240 tracks by the influential game composer. Selected pieces by the Shadow of the Beast and WipEout series composer are streaming on SoundCloud.
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Aliceffekt's Purgateus a twilight realm Proteus mod

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-24 - comments
Hiversaires designer Aliceffekt has developed a mod of Ed Key's three-dimensional exploration game Proteus. Set in a foreboding twilight realm of charcoal soils and tangerine treetops, Purgateus contains its own otherworldly sprite kit and soundtrack, available to stream in full on Bandcamp.
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Square Enix remastering Romancing SaGa soundtrack

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-23 - comments
Square Enix will publish a remastered Romancing SaGa soundtrack album on June 18 in a similar fashion to the company's publication of the Final Fantasy IV~VI music scores prior to their iOS app incarnations. The main theme by Kenji Ito is streaming on the album website, alongside character illustrations by Tomomi Kobayashi.