Chip Tanaka to release first full solo album
Hirokazu Tanaka, better known as his stage name Chip Tanaka, has announced he will be releasing his first, full length, solo album entitled Django. Tanaka, best know for his work on the Earthbound series, started out as a sound designer for Nintendo in the 1980s, providing the sound of Metroid, Super Mario Land and original Donkey Kong. Tanaka also provides music for the Pokemon animated TV series, as well as Japanese film scores.
Focusing on his love for reggae, dub and techno, Tanaka hopes to continue his goal of “(bridging) the gap between game music and dance music.” He goes on to say “If my music can be divided into ʻfor adultsʼ and ʻfor kids,ʼ then this is the culmination of my harder side, the kind of game music you hear in EarthBoundʼs battle tracks.”
The self-published Django will consist of 13 tracks, with the release containing a thank you letter from Tanaka, as well as download code to a secret track.
01. Ringing Dub
05. Pulse Ride
09. Pop Bomb
10. Rad Moose
11. New Color
12. Aurora Swing
13. Obirigado Dub
Posted on November 14, 2017 by Mathew Gallagher. Last modified on November 17, 2017.