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Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions

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Guardia: The X-Strike Sessions

This Chrono Trigger cover compilation is a collaborative effort between Yetee Records and Materia Collective, curated and mastered for vinyl by VGM / vaporwave power house Marc Junker aka R23X. Featuring tracks from notable contributors like west coast chipmusic darlings Slime Girls and soundtrack composer Lena Raine best known for her work on titles like Celeste, Minecraft, Guild Wars and Steven Universe: The Movie. The 4th track "Memories of Green" is produced by Joel Corelitz who recently worked on music and sound design for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding. Both labels have incredible catalogues worth digging through. Materia Collective is home to soundtracks from stunning...

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Better, Lost

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Better, Lost

"Better, Lost" is the new full length release from Ireland's Breakbeat Heartbeat. 9 luminescent tracks built from acoustic guitar, authentic chip synths, amen breaks and chopped up vocals. These elements are never juxtaposed against each other the way you might expect but they are instead sewn together in a strikingly succinct manner. The tracks "Vega" and "It's Not The Same" were originally released on the "Spacetunes = Win" and "Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 7" compilations respectively, published of coarse by Chiptunes = WIN. She also contributed the single "Home" to the compilation "Super Duper Digi-Punk Vol.5" published here at KOF.  It has been a...

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THE MOTEL

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THE MOTEL

Future soul and lofi hiphop producer Goro Kumai recently uploaded two full length releases "THE MOTEL" and "Wandering Beats Vol.1" to bandcamp. Two fully realized 13 track albums of slick and soulful instrumentals. Full of sexy and sophisticated sample work reminiscent of Souls of Mischief era beat composition. While they are both excellent releases I prefer The Motel. Beyond making music Goro does all their own visual art as well as running a music program for those looking to become proficient with an Akai MPC sampler. These calm, cool and collected songs have the potential to add a touch of normalcy to your summer....

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Mutazione OST

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Mutazione OST

Akupara Games are responsible for publishing some of the most stunningly beautiful and strikingly original indie projects of this era. Games like "Desert Child", "Ether Born" and the upcoming "Spinch". Last year they released "Mutazione" an adventure game that explores themes of courage, abandonment and the importance of genuine interpersonal connections. The emotional weight of the game is held up by it's exquisite soundtrack. The first time I heard Alessandro Coronas's work was back in 2011 playing an adorable little game called "Where Is My Heart?" on the Playstation Portable. The soundtrack was essentially chiptune influenced lofi hiphop with ambient sections. What...

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Wonder Underground

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Wonder Underground

Multi genre artist ぷにぷに電機 aka punipunidenki aka Puniden creates music spanning a wide range of influences but what remains consistent throughout every release is a sense of elegance. It is generally quite difficult to find future funk or city pop built from the ground up with original vocals but on many of Puniden's albums this is achieved with incredible attention to detail. A good example can be seen in Puniden's collaboration with vapor legend ミカヅキBIGWAVE on the "MIRAI addiction" EP just a few months prior to the release we are here to discuss. "Wonder Underground" is a latin jazz inspired 4 song EP with outstanding vocal work and warm playful instrumentals. Bedroom pop and breathy bossa...

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