SQ Chips 2 – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on July 21, 2012

SQ Chips 2
Release Date: 7/25/12
Price: 1800 yen

Sequel to last year’s SQ Chips, once again featuring chiptune versions of classic Squaresoft songs. Visit the official website for samples. There are also retailer-exclusive CDs from Village Vanguard and Tower Records featuring bonus tracks.

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21Jul

SQ Chips 2 – Pre-release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on April 26, 2012

SQ Chips 2
Release Date: 7/25/12
Price: 1800 yen

Who knew that one of last year’s best dance albums would be a chiptune album from Square Enix? Almost a year later, Square-Enix will release SQ Chips 2, once again bringing together some of Japan’s top talent to produce chiptune versions of classic themes from Squaresoft games. Artists like DJ OMKT, Sexy-Synthesizer, and Hige Driver take on even more Squaresoft classics, including themes from Xenogears, Chrono Cross and Live a Live. And although they aren’t explicitly mentioned on the early track list, the teaser website suggests it’ll also have songs from Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XIII. No FF VI love this time? 🙁

Visit the official website for samples.

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26Apr

cyber beatnation 2 -Hi Speed conclusion- – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on November 20, 2011

cyber beatnation 2 -Hi Speed conclusion-
Release Date: 12/7/11
Price: 2381 yen

Sequel to the 2005 album featuring new remixes of Beatmania songs. This one essentially serves as yet another Ryu* album, however, considering that every track is either originally by Ryu* or remixed by him. Guest remixers include kors k, Hommarju, DJ Shimamura, REDALiCE, and JAKAZiD.

The album is available exclusively at Konami Style, so you’ll have to order it through a middleman if you’re outside of Japan. CDJapan has a special request service, but the commission fee starts at 1,500 yen. Another potentially cheaper option is Otokichi, who charges a nonrefundable request fee of 500 yen plus an additional commission fee of 500 yen for up to a 5000 yen order. Finally, VGM World is also known to take special orders, though I don’t know how much they’ll charge for this.

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20Nov

SQ Chips – Final Release Info

Posted by DanceMaster on October 27, 2011

SQ Chips
Release Date: 9/21/11
Price: 1800 yen

Who knew that one of the year’s best dance albums would be a chiptune album from Square Enix? SQ Chips brings together some of Japan’s top talent to produce chiptune versions of classic themes from Squaresoft games. Artists like DJ OMKT, Sexy-Synthesizer and Another Infinity take on Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy and Seiken Densetsu. It’s like reliving my childhood. Q_Q Order from Village/Vanguard for a special bonus mini-album containing 6 exclusive tracks. Visit the official website for samples and artist commentary.

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27Oct