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  • Translate the New sasakure.UK Song with Hatsune Miku and Win a Spot in the Video!

    11 Apr 2012, 15:04 by Hear-Japan



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    Yokohama, Japan — April 11th, 2012 — HearJapan is proud to announce a new contest featuring a brand new song from sasakure.UK!

    Combining chiptune, pop and even progressive rock influences, as well as his own illustration and animation style, sasakure.UK is a one man tour-de-force. His fame around the world on video sites like YouTube and NicoNico Douga is staggering, with rabid fans following him everywhere he goes.

    HearJapan is giving the world the chance to bring the new sasakure.UK song “The Trash-Heap Princess and Apostrophe feat. Hatsune Miku” to life with a translation contest! sasakure.UK doesn’t just write songs. Through the voice of Hatsune Miku he spins storybook tales that stand the test of time. So by using a combination of the lyrics, video and Hatsune Miku’s emotional performance, entrants will be challenged to translate that story into English using their own words and personal interpretations.

    Among the huge list of prizes is the top jackpot of having your English translation used in sasakure.UK’s official video, as well as: A beautifully illustrated story book of “The Trash-Heap Princess and Apostrophe feat. Hatsune Miku” signed by sasakure.UK, a signed CD for “The Fantastic Reality of Aesop” album, some secret sasakure.UK goods and over 17,500 yen in HearJapan credits to download a ton of music. But that’s just the beginning. There are many more goodies to oggle on the contest linked below, as well as all the resources you’ll need to get to work.

    So fire up your imagination and get ready to tell the English-speaking world the story of “The Trash-Heap Princess and Apostrophe feat. Hatsune Miku!”

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    Links:

    Contest Page:
    http://www.hearjapan.com/en/news/sasakureuk-feat-hatsune-miku-translation-contest/

    The Fantastic Reality of Aesop:
    http://www.hearjapan.com/en/mp3/the-fantastic-reality-of-aesop/

    Youtube Link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Dp1SQgc6X98
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    HearJapan is the largest and fastest-growing place on the web to purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring unique artist profiles in English, 45-second samples of every song, lyrics, images and videos. Over 100 releases are added every week to the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is now the ultimate place explore the unexplored world of Japanese music.

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  • 03.18.2012

    19 Mar 2012, 01:29 by pantseeker


    Had a beautiful trip back home - Omaha has missed my face - and I had missed it.

    St. Patty's day was yesterday - got shitfaced, and good times were had by all.
    I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, Irish or not~
    I feel like I have only just returned from vacation, but in reality I have just been lazy these past 3 days or so - and accomplished little more than a clean house, and some levels in Rappelz..

    I need some new music - drop me something in my inbox - I've cleaned it out just now and it's ready for some more love. ;)
    Don't suggest shit I won't like, check my artists list first. ;P

    My Fruity Loops is acting up again, and I think I'll have to re-install.. I've been putting it off for some time now, which is where my music has disappeared to, but promises promises I will do something about it eventually..

    Well, stay classy last fm - drop me those suggestions in my inbox ♔ kthanxbai


    ❤Jen
  • WHAT IS THIS SONG?!

    23 Aug 2011, 02:49 by pantseeker

    WHAT IS IT - for real, what is it? I don't know...:

    I want to know - so comment me if you know..
  • HearJapan’s week of donation to Japan and six months of continuing efforts

    26 Mar 2011, 00:02 by Hear-Japan

    HearJapan’s week of donation to Japan and six months of continuing efforts

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    Yokohama, Japan — March 24th, 2011 — After a week of generous support
    from HearJapan customers we are proud to announce that we have been
    able to donate $750 to Japan Platform to aid in the Japanese
    earthquake relief effort.

    One of the reasons HearJapan chose to give to Japan Platform was their
    ability to act immediately to the changing situation. After delivering
    huge amounts of diapers, toilet paper, heating and cooking fuel, rice,
    fruits and many other items, they got word that women were in dire
    need of menstrual sanitary products. They quickly mobilized and got
    those supplies to the people who needed them.

    There have been many reports of donation fraud, even among the biggest
    organizations, so HearJapan wanted to assure those donating that their
    money was going directly to those in need. We’ve included the full
    receipt for the donation, as well as a look into how the donations
    have been put to work (and maybe brush up on your Japanese reading
    skills), in the links below.

    All of this happened while there were rolling blackouts across Japan.
    Customers kept at it, purchasing music despite the outages killing our
    servers during portions of the day. Everyone helped make a significant
    difference.

    But this is not the end. Not by a long shot. Japan has a very long
    healing process ahead of it and HearJapan is dedicated to the ongoing
    effort. To the end, we will continue to donate 5% of all of our sales
    for the next 6 months.

    We hope that, working together, we can return those areas hit hardest
    by the disaster to their former glory. Our sincere thanks to all who
    contributed this past week, and to all of those who will continue to
    help in the months to come. Thank you for your help in spreading the
    word.

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    Links:

    Donation Receipt:
    http://www.hearjapan.com/files/artists/public/AR_10054.jpg?1300777624
    A recent Japan Platform update:
    http://tinyurl.com/4c6g7gv

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    HearJapan is the largest and fastest-growing place on the web to
    purchase Japanese music of all genres. Featuring over 5,000 artist
    profiles in English with 40-second samples of all songs. Over 100
    releases are added every week to the currently-available 40,000+ songs
    in the 100% DRM free catalog. HearJapan is a great place to find the
    hard to find and to explore the unexplored in the world of Japanese
    music.

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  • HearJapan to donate 50% of all sales to Japanese relief effort

    14 Mar 2011, 02:10 by Hear-Japan

    HearJapan to donate 50% of all sales to Japanese relief effort

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    Yokohama, Japan — March 14th, 2011 — As you likely already know, Japan was recently struck by a major earthquake, triggering tsunami, fires and massive disruption to vital services across the entire country.



    For the next week, HearJapan will be donating 50% of all sales to Japan Platform, a relief organization that has been performing rescue operations in the affected areas since the day of the earthquake. Due to Japan Platform being on-site in Japan, HearJapan can get the donated money working immediately to help those effected.

    HearJapan will not be making any profit from this. In fact HearJapan will be losing money, in effect adding to the donation itself. HearJapan is a small company, but we are committed to doing everything we can to help. We feel this is a great way to get others involved, make an instantly tangible difference and also give some great Japanese music in return.

    You can get more information about Japan Platform below. Those new to Japanese music can use the link below to brows your favorite styles. Thank you.

    (Note: Due to rolling blackouts, HearJapan may be down for a few hours a day.)

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    Links:

    Japan Platform

    HearJapan

    Browse all genres of music

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  • Download the Japan Nite 2011 compilation for free from HearJapan!

    10 Mar 2011, 04:46 by Hear-Japan

    Download the Japan Nite 2011 compilation for free from HearJapan!

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    Yokohama, Japan — March 10th, 2011 — The Japan Nite tour is about to take the US by storm once again, and HearJapan is excited to offer up an exclusive sampler of music from the bands!



    This nine track album has music from eight of the bands on the tour. This year the selection has a rough and raw feel featuring punk, hard rock and stomping electro from the likes of White White Sisters, Vampillia, suck piggy, Ydestroyde, DJ TERAOKA AND THE REVOLUTION and ロリータ18号. The smooth grooves of sonodaband and ZUZUKANASISTERS serve as perfect counterpoint. The entire compilation will grab listeners by the scruff of the neck and never let go. Just like you would expect at the live show!

    Fans of the crazy underground Japanese scene might be excited to know that Vampillia is made up of a large number of big names, like Chikada, the drummer of World’s end girlfriend. There is also drummer Tatsuya Yoshida from Ruins and Korekyojinn. Then there is Toyohito Yoshida from exBoredoms. In total they have three singers, three string players, two drummers and more!

    Japan Nite is the longest running US tour to exclusively feature Japanese bands. They always have an excellent line-up of bands both old and new, known and unknown. You will find a lot to love, so don’t pass up the chance to catch this exciting show!

    You can get the 100% free sampler, more info, images and videos from the bands through the link below.

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    Links: [url=http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Japan_Nite_2011_Free_Download nofollow=yes][url=http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Japan_Nite_2011_Free_Download nofollow=yes]http://www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/Japan_Nite_2011_Free_Download[/url][/url]

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  • Don't steal yo shit like Crystal Castles....

    30 May 2010, 12:39 by pantseeker

    Don't steal your shit. That's whack.

    (some links to chiptheft wiki & a couple of databases)
    http://8bitcollective.com/wiki/Hall_of_Shame
    http://chipflip.wordpress.com/plagiarism/
    http://modarchive.org/forums/index.php?board=85.0
  • Upcoming CHIPTUNE COMP Looking for 20 Artists!!! Aug 31 Deadline!! ;D read!

    20 May 2010, 03:03 by pantseeker

    GOZOMBIE RECORDS!! http://gozombie.c8.com

    We're looking for artists! We plan to release a 20 track / compilation and the submission deadline is August 31, 2010! We will choose from submissions what will be included on the compilation, so good luck and get to work on a killer for us!

    Please email us your song! NEW tracks ONLY please! gozombierecords@hotmail.com


    Also, be sure to download our "Growing Compilation" ! We have new contributions from pottsq, Tidy kid, Bagpipe Whiskey & Marc Blanchard!
  • New EP from captainmarmalade! New CHIPTUNE COMP looking for 20 songs!

    20 May 2010, 01:39 by gozombie

    We're very happy to be releasing Captainmarmalade's latest, a 6 track EP with a bonus rare treat, delicious outtakes! This highly energetic EP of delightful, frenetic ear candy will leave your ears bloodied and your brain craving for more!

    D/L at bandcamp in the highest of qualities!


    And now for more great news!

    We're looking for chiptune artists! We plan to release a 20 song / compilation and the submission deadline is August 31, 2010! We will choose from submissions what will be included on the compilation, NEW SONGS PLEASE, so good luck and get to work on a killer chiptune for us!

    Please email us your song! gozombierecords@hotmail.com




    Also, be sure to download our "Growing Compilation" ! We have new contributions from pottsq, Tidy kid, Bagpipe Whiskey & Marc Blanchard!

    Here's our past contributors:
    a smile for timbuctu, Alterior, Archetypewriter, Captainmarmalade, Edmond Leprince, Fucksia, ipaghost, Iqtu, Jerohme Spye, Leoparden, Minusbaby, paddyuekums!, Pear Eyes, RENEGADE ANDROiD, ryuuusuke (Ryusuke Ikeda), Silencide, The Flashbulb, Thiaz Itch & yan_g

    GOZOMBIE's Main Site - Click Here For More Great Releases!
  • WINTERTUNES - chiptune new album release free download

    12 May 2010, 01:27 by pantseeker