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New Edition Game Music Disc Guide 1 - Diggin' In The Discs, Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka (supervisor).

Price:2,580yen+tax
Release:2024/4/12
ISBN:978-4-910511-72-6

CEDEC AWARDS 2023 Award for Excellence in Sound
Introducing 950 masterpieces selected from over 40 years of history.

The definitive book that has been out of stock for a long time due to popular demand.
Now back in a new edition to meet the ever-increasing demand!

Includes an additional long interview with Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka, the supervisor of the book and a leading researcher on game music. He talks about the changes that have taken place over the past five years.

'Japanese games music is the most original and most globally influential music this country has produced,' says Nick Dwyer, producer of DIGGIN'. This is something that the authors of this book, who have been researching games music for many years, have each continued to believe. Games music is not just an incidental part of games, it has irreplaceable value in many different ways. ......] This book is an unlikely disc guide that has selected, from a 'musical' point of view, the best recordings from the tens of thousands of soundtrack and arrangement recordings scattered throughout the history of game music.
(From the foreword to this book).

Editorial supervision and text: Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka.
Text: DJ Fukutake / Ton Itoda / Naoaki Inoue

A5 size / 304 pages

Table of Contents.

On the occasion of the publication of the new edition
Foreword
general information

Chapter 1: The Dawn of Trial and Error

The embryo of game music records | Hear Comes Mario! | The Search for Arrangements | Game Songs in the Voiceless Era

Chapter 2 Sound chip music

Nintendo | Namco | Konami (Arcade) | Konami (Home) | Taito | Sega | Capcom | Data East | Irem | SNK | Arcade Others | Home Others | Yuzo Kouko | Hitoshi Sakimoto & Masaharu Iwata | Nihon Falcom | Nippon Telenet - Wolf Team | PC-based Others | Overseas | Revival

Chapter 3: Minimal Sampling Music

Square | Konami | Taito | Namco | SEGA | Capcom | Sony-affiliated | Nintendo | Home-use and others (SFC) | Home-use and others (PS, SS, N64, etc.) | Arcade and others

[Internet memes and unofficial game music remixes - All Your Base are Belong to Us - (Ton Itoda)

Chapter 4 Music freed from hardware restrictions

Early period (cassette tapes - early CD-ROMs) | Work of playwrights | Symphonic | Symphonic rock | Acoustic - new age | Progressive | Fusion | Jazzy | Synth rock | Hard rock/heavy metal | Rock and others | Ambient - electronica | Club music Disco - Dance Pop | Post Shibuya Style | Music Games | Vocal | Genre Mixes | Other | Game Music on CD-ROM

List of "CD box-type soundtracks" that allow you to listen to a series or related works all at once.

Chapter 5 Game music of the download distribution generation

Electronica | Electronic Dance | 80s Revival & Wave | Retro Modern (Chiptune Evolution) | Rock | Symphonic | Acoustic | Jazzy | Genre Mix | Ethnic Music

List of "CD BOX-type soundtracks" that allow you to listen to a series of works or related works together2

Chapter 6 Arranged versions

First band boom | Fusion | Progressive | Rock | Wind & Instrumental | Acoustic | Synth | Dance & Club | Genre mix | Vocal | Other

List of "CD BOX-type soundtracks" that allow you to listen to a series of works or related works together3

Chapter 7 Artist albums

Japan (Band) | Japan (Solo/Unit) | Overseas

Index
Afterword

Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka
Game history/game music history researcher. He is a leading researcher on chip music, and his major publications include All About Chiptune, and books he has co-supervised include Game Musician Interviews: 18 Professional Veterans Talk about Their Roots and Indie Game Masterpieces. As well as being involved in the production of various game soundtracks, he is also active as a musician, providing music for game software and music albums, and DJing and performing live in Japan and abroad.

DJ Fukutake
Active as a DJ since the 1990s, he was involved in organising the world's first GAME MUSIC ONLY CLUB EVENT "FARDRAUT" in 1995, and is also a collector of analogue vinyl related to game music. In 2017, he released the Toy Chara Pop Collection CD series, a collection of toy and game-related tie-up tracks that he planned himself. In addition to writing for magazines such as Record Collectors and Showa 50 Nen Otoko, he also contributes actively to the book Anime Disc Guide 80's and various web media.

Ton Itoda.
Writer and game music digger. Books he has written and participated in other than this book include "New Steam Wave Essentials Guide: Vaporwave Archives 2009-2019" and "New Age Music Disc Guide" (DUBOOKS), and "Hayakawa Bunko JA Sozo Commentary 1500" (Hayakawa Shobo). He co-supervised the book 'Game Musician Interviews - 18 professional veterans talk about their roots' (ele-king books). His column 'Mystery Disc Road' is serialised in Mystery Magazine.

Naoaki Inoue.
Established the website 'Denshi Yuugi Ondanka-do' in 2001. The main aim is to "review game music by record company", and at the time he used the pseudonym rps7575. He also DJs under a different name. This was his first contribution to a commercial magazine, and he has since expanded his writing field to include Real Sound, IGN Japan and CD liner notes. His day job is as a sound designer, mainly for TV, film, advertising and events, and he has produced sound for e-sports competitions, developers' CI and promotional videos in the games industry.

https://www.ele-king.net/books/011092/

New Edition Game Music Disc Guide 1 - Diggin' In The Discs, Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka (supervisor).

Release : 2024-04-12

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Description

New Edition Game Music Disc Guide 1 - Diggin' In The Discs, Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka (supervisor).

Price:2,580yen+tax
Release:2024/4/12
ISBN:978-4-910511-72-6

CEDEC AWARDS 2023 Award for Excellence in Sound
Introducing 950 masterpieces selected from over 40 years of history.

The definitive book that has been out of stock for a long time due to popular demand.
Now back in a new edition to meet the ever-increasing demand!

Includes an additional long interview with Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka, the supervisor of the book and a leading researcher on game music. He talks about the changes that have taken place over the past five years.

'Japanese games music is the most original and most globally influential music this country has produced,' says Nick Dwyer, producer of DIGGIN'. This is something that the authors of this book, who have been researching games music for many years, have each continued to believe. Games music is not just an incidental part of games, it has irreplaceable value in many different ways. ......] This book is an unlikely disc guide that has selected, from a 'musical' point of view, the best recordings from the tens of thousands of soundtrack and arrangement recordings scattered throughout the history of game music.
(From the foreword to this book).

Editorial supervision and text: Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka.
Text: DJ Fukutake / Ton Itoda / Naoaki Inoue

A5 size / 304 pages

Table of Contents.

On the occasion of the publication of the new edition
Foreword
general information

Chapter 1: The Dawn of Trial and Error

The embryo of game music records | Hear Comes Mario! | The Search for Arrangements | Game Songs in the Voiceless Era

Chapter 2 Sound chip music

Nintendo | Namco | Konami (Arcade) | Konami (Home) | Taito | Sega | Capcom | Data East | Irem | SNK | Arcade Others | Home Others | Yuzo Kouko | Hitoshi Sakimoto & Masaharu Iwata | Nihon Falcom | Nippon Telenet - Wolf Team | PC-based Others | Overseas | Revival

Chapter 3: Minimal Sampling Music

Square | Konami | Taito | Namco | SEGA | Capcom | Sony-affiliated | Nintendo | Home-use and others (SFC) | Home-use and others (PS, SS, N64, etc.) | Arcade and others

[Internet memes and unofficial game music remixes - All Your Base are Belong to Us - (Ton Itoda)

Chapter 4 Music freed from hardware restrictions

Early period (cassette tapes - early CD-ROMs) | Work of playwrights | Symphonic | Symphonic rock | Acoustic - new age | Progressive | Fusion | Jazzy | Synth rock | Hard rock/heavy metal | Rock and others | Ambient - electronica | Club music Disco - Dance Pop | Post Shibuya Style | Music Games | Vocal | Genre Mixes | Other | Game Music on CD-ROM

List of "CD box-type soundtracks" that allow you to listen to a series or related works all at once.

Chapter 5 Game music of the download distribution generation

Electronica | Electronic Dance | 80s Revival & Wave | Retro Modern (Chiptune Evolution) | Rock | Symphonic | Acoustic | Jazzy | Genre Mix | Ethnic Music

List of "CD BOX-type soundtracks" that allow you to listen to a series of works or related works together2

Chapter 6 Arranged versions

First band boom | Fusion | Progressive | Rock | Wind & Instrumental | Acoustic | Synth | Dance & Club | Genre mix | Vocal | Other

List of "CD BOX-type soundtracks" that allow you to listen to a series of works or related works together3

Chapter 7 Artist albums

Japan (Band) | Japan (Solo/Unit) | Overseas

Index
Afterword

Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka
Game history/game music history researcher. He is a leading researcher on chip music, and his major publications include All About Chiptune, and books he has co-supervised include Game Musician Interviews: 18 Professional Veterans Talk about Their Roots and Indie Game Masterpieces. As well as being involved in the production of various game soundtracks, he is also active as a musician, providing music for game software and music albums, and DJing and performing live in Japan and abroad.

DJ Fukutake
Active as a DJ since the 1990s, he was involved in organising the world's first GAME MUSIC ONLY CLUB EVENT "FARDRAUT" in 1995, and is also a collector of analogue vinyl related to game music. In 2017, he released the Toy Chara Pop Collection CD series, a collection of toy and game-related tie-up tracks that he planned himself. In addition to writing for magazines such as Record Collectors and Showa 50 Nen Otoko, he also contributes actively to the book Anime Disc Guide 80's and various web media.

Ton Itoda.
Writer and game music digger. Books he has written and participated in other than this book include "New Steam Wave Essentials Guide: Vaporwave Archives 2009-2019" and "New Age Music Disc Guide" (DUBOOKS), and "Hayakawa Bunko JA Sozo Commentary 1500" (Hayakawa Shobo). He co-supervised the book 'Game Musician Interviews - 18 professional veterans talk about their roots' (ele-king books). His column 'Mystery Disc Road' is serialised in Mystery Magazine.

Naoaki Inoue.
Established the website 'Denshi Yuugi Ondanka-do' in 2001. The main aim is to "review game music by record company", and at the time he used the pseudonym rps7575. He also DJs under a different name. This was his first contribution to a commercial magazine, and he has since expanded his writing field to include Real Sound, IGN Japan and CD liner notes. His day job is as a sound designer, mainly for TV, film, advertising and events, and he has produced sound for e-sports competitions, developers' CI and promotional videos in the games industry.

https://www.ele-king.net/books/011092/

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