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Title: ZUN Featured in Famicom Chiptune Album 8BIT MUSIC POWER NEXT
Post by: cuc on July 09, 2016, 03:23:06 pm
Music by ZUN will appear in the Famicom (NES) cartridge chiptune album 8BIT MUSIC POWER NEXT (tentative title), to be released in 2017. A demo version is currently being exhibited at this weekend's BitSummit 2016 indie game festival (Kyoto, July 9 - 10).

8BIT MUSIC POWER NEXT (tentative title) is the third in a series of Famicom cartridge-based chiptune albums developed by the illustrator/manga artist RIKI. The series has featured a constellation of old school video game music composers and chiptune artists, whose collective experience in Famicom music composition would dwarf ZUN's.

According to ZUN (https://twitter.com/korindo/status/751313097093025792), he composed his contribution by directly writing in MML (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Macro_Language) (music macro language), rather than using any existing Chiptune tool for Famicom/NES.


Website:
http://riki2riki.com/html/0_sample_8mp2.html

News article at Inside Games:
http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2016/07/09/100223.html
Title: Re: ZUN Featured in Famicom Chiptune Album 8BIT MUSIC POWER NEXT
Post by: cuc on July 09, 2016, 03:28:47 pm
Since the first album 8BIT MUSIC POWER had a companion book bundled with an audio CD, Famicom cartridge probably won't be the only format ZUN's new compositions will be released in.
Title: Re: ZUN Featured in Famicom Chiptune Album 8BIT MUSIC POWER NEXT
Post by: cuc on August 16, 2016, 03:31:44 am
Yesterday (Aug 15, 2016) ZUN attended a public showing for the chiptune series at UDX Building, Akihabara. The event has a pay-to-view stream here (http://live.nicovideo.jp/gate/lv271917961).

Footage of ZUN's composition, "Mysterious Shrine" from the stream:
https://twitter.com/enjou_7743/status/765164918744113152
Title: Re: ZUN Featured in Famicom Chiptune Album 8BIT MUSIC POWER NEXT
Post by: Drake on August 16, 2016, 05:58:49 am
I saw the live stream link, and then I saw この番組は有料です, sadness

First half sounds older (obviously like Eternal Night), second half sounds like modern tunes. Nice.
Title: Re: ZUN Featured in Famicom Chiptune Album 8BIT MUSIC POWER NEXT
Post by: Sedrife on August 16, 2016, 11:48:19 am
I saw the live stream link, and then I saw この番組は有料です, sadness

First half sounds older (obviously like Eternal Night), second half sounds like modern tunes. Nice.

Entirely worth paying from our pockets to get this music though.
I say we are spoiled by the piracy nature of Japanese fandom, and that we should ruin our lives more to support the artists that we have grown to love.
Not to mention we are already doing that though.