It's been pretty quiet here at 9BR over the last month, but we're ready to break the silence with a new VRC6 chiptune entry by 9BR newcomer Tom Miller! His album, titled Tale of the Rat King, is a fictional video game soundtrack inspired by classic action adventure games such as the Zelda and Ys series', featuring 16 short-but-sweet environment and event-themed tracks supported by powerful melodies and varied programming that makes excellent use of the VRC6's sound capabilities. Download the full album over for $4 (or more if you're feeling generous!) on Bandcamp.
Today 9-bit Records is proud to present a very special and unique addition to our catalogue; resident 9-bit artist and speed-composing extraordinaire Timmie Wong aka DDRKirby(ISQ) has graced us with another fantastic album (his third with 9-bit Records), a tribute to aivi & surasshu's pianochip uber-hit, The Black Box, which was released in association with the fantastic chiptune netlabel Ubiktune earlier this year. DDRKirby's tribute, entitled Love Everlasting, which arranges the entirety of The Black Box with new & expanded instrumentation, is available (strictly) for free download on DDRKirby's Bandcamp page. If you would like to throw him a few bones, you can name-a-price for any of his other works, including previous 9BR releases Twin Wings & All in a Day's Work 2. And of course, you should _definitely_ also pick up the original album by aivi+sura on their own Bandcamp page if you've yet to do so, also available for free or any price of your choosing.
Nostalgia Canon is a collection of nine[bit] video game music arrangements, spotlighting five brand new, never-before-heard tracks alongside a handful of competition entires, fan requests, and otherwise previously unreleased remixes of such beloved series' as The Legend of Zelda, Bomberman, Yoshi's Island, Dark Cloud and more.
This album is a labor of love for the composers, songs and sounds that inspired me to become a composer myself, and the nostalgic melodies that bond us as a VGM loving community and create an outlet for us to inspire creativity in one another and channel our beloved childhood memories into the purest form.