Diggin' In The Carts

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NiJ Full of 8-bit/16-bit PSG Japanese soul. Favorite track: Toshiya Yamanaka - Visual Scene 1&2 (Wer Dragon).
Martyn Pepperell
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Martyn Pepperell Digging In The Carts reveals that while Chip Tanaka was using the hyper-nostalgic bleeps and technological restrictions of the era to riff on dub and reggae, composers like Yuzo Koshiro and Soshi Hosoi were drawing from Detroit techno and minimalist composition too. They were all dreaming up their own micro-masterpieces, works that stand up well beyond the boundaries of “music for video games.” Favorite track: Soshi Hosoi - Mister Diviner ( The Majhong Touhhaiden).
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credit_vixen important historical context Favorite track: Kazuo Hanzawa - Oblivious Past (Alien Soldier).
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    2 x gatefold Vinyl featuring an exclusive manga by Koji Morimito with an extract from the backstory to the project by Kode9 and Nick Dwyer.

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    Hyperdub are proud to present Diggin’ In The Carts, a collection of rare and pioneering Japanese video game music. This release builds on the critically acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy documentary series of the same name that has chronicled the history and global influence of this exciting early strain of electronic music. Researched and curated by Diggin’ In The Carts writer / co-director Nick Dwyer and Hyperdub label head Kode9, the collection plunges deep into the rare archives of the chip era of Japanese video game music.

    The collection features artwork by renowned Japanese anime artist and Studio °4C
    founder Koji Morimoto, who directed Memories and Animatrix and who’s distinctive style
    is in many well known anime.

    From Soshi Hosoi’s Steve Reich like minimalism in Mister Diviner from The Majhong Touhaiden, to the dazzling high-tech chip soul of Toshiharu Yamanishi’s Shooting Stars from legendary Mega Drive shooter Thunder Force IV, and not forgetting the saw tooth heavy darkness of the Konami Kukeiha Club on titles like Mouryou Senki Madara and Esper Dream II, Diggin’ in The Carts, aims to bring the pleasure and depth of this music to an audience inside and outside the gaming world.

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    The CD version of Diggin In The Carts - released on 17th November.
    A special vinyl edition will be available in February.

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Hyperdub are proud to present Diggin’ In The Carts, a collection of rare and pioneering Japanese video game music.
This release builds on the critically acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy documentary series of the same name that has chronicled the history and global influence of this exciting early strain of electronic music.

Researched and curated by Diggin’ In The Carts writer / co-director Nick Dwyer and Hyperdub label head Kode9, the collection plunges deep into the rare archives of the chip era of Japanese video game music. Out on November 17th on CD and digital, with a vinyl run to follow, the collection features artwork by renowned Japanese anime artist and Studio °4C founder Koji Morimoto, who directed Memories and Animatrix and who’s distinctive style is in many well known anime.

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released November 17, 2017

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