July 23, 2014
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Europe in 8 Bits now on Vimeo on Demand

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-13 - comments
Chiptune music documentary Europe in 8 Bits, directed by Javier Polo, has become available to rent on Vimeo on Demand in all regions. Exploring the use of Nintendo Game Boy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 for the composition and performance of music, the film stars Goto80, Raquel Meyers, Covox and other artists.
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Humble Bundle of Love for Brandon Boyer launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-12 - comments
The Humble Bundle has launched the Bundle of Love for Brandon Boyer, a campaign to raise funds for the IGF Chairman's cancer treatments. The $25 bundle includes 30 indie games and the digital soundtrack albums for Bit.Trip Beat, Blocks That Matter, Stacking, Thomas Was Alone, VVVVVV, Waking Mars and World of Goo.
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A Realm Reborn: Final Fantasy XIV soundtrack samples

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-12 - comments
Square Enix has posted the first 50 music samples from A Realm Reborn: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack by Masayoshi Soken and other artists. The Blu-Ray disc, containing 119 music tracks from the massively multiplayer online game for PC, PS3 and PS4, is scheduled for release on March 26 in Japan.
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The Returners EP on Bandcamp, preceding Japan Tour

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-10 - comments
The Returners EP, produced by DJ AAROCK and featuring Mega Ran and Phill Harmonix, is now available to stream in full through Bandcamp. The ten-track EP includes "Voyager," a tribute to the influential digital rights activist Aaron Swartz, with proceeds benefiting the hip-hop artists' Japan Tour, starting March 21.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call score samples

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-09 - comments
Square Enix has posted a twenty-minute video previewing featured Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call music tracks. The Nintendo 3DS rhythm game due out this Spring includes musical themes from Final Fantasy I through XIV, written by series composer Nobuo Uematsu, among other musicians.
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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.