Nobuyoshi Sano prepares three new album releases

Famed electronic composer Nobuyoshi Sano is continuing to produce a variety of albums through his game studio and record label Detune. At fan festival M3 next week, Sano will release three new albums.

Sanodg’s Arcade Game Music Works: Even before composing Tekken and Ridge, Sano composed a range of classic arcade titles at Namco. Sano will soon give their overlooked soundtracks the attention they deserve by publishing a compilation of their soundtracks. This compact disc feature to complete scores for Numan Athletics, Mach Breakers, Dunk Mania, and Gunmen Wars, which between them explore techno, jazz, and technopop sounds.

The Legend Artists: Treasure Found: This album compiles together some of the earliest original tunes that various legendary game composers penned before they entered the industry. Featuring 15 contributions in a range of styles, the featured artists include Yuzo Koshiro, Hideaki Kobayashi, Michiko Naruke, Yoko Shimomura, Takayuki Aihara, Noriyuki Iwadare, and Hitoshi Sakimoto.

Denji Mashi-Mashi Original Soundtrack Vol. 2: This album will feature a range of sounds from sanodg’s radio program, including theme songs, remixes, and jingles. There are also recordings of radio programs featuring special guests Katsunori Ujiie, Yasunori Mitsuda, Kenji Ito, and Hiroshi Kawaguchi. The first volume of the soundtrack was released last year.

While first available through M3, these albums will also be re-released at Sweep Record before coming to mainstream stores.

Posted on April 12, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on April 12, 2014.

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