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by Chip Tanaka

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David Turner You can feel the Earthbound vibes but it's also an incredibly unique album that's a lot of fun to listen to! Favorite track: Beaver.
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wangledteb The Earthbound soundtrack was one of the biggest influences on my own style as a musician and it's so so cool to see Chip Tanaka finally release his debut solo album after so many years. And it's uniformly excellent!! So many ideas and the production design is both forward-thinking and retro-influenced at the same time. 10/10 Favorite track: Hungry.
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bryface international music concern Those who only know Chip Tanaka through his work as a game composer will be completely unprepared for just how astoundingly expansive, cerebral and forward-looking this masterpiece of an album is. You're looking at a glimpse into both the honoured past AND the gleaming future of electronic music. Favorite track: Django.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      ¥1,350 JPY  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD includes a thank-you letter from Chip Tanaka (and secret track download code).

    We'll ship from JP to your Town by EMS.
    When the high season, It might take more time before it is delivered.(But We'll ship you asap)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Django via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 15 days
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      ¥2,500 JPY or more 


Ringing Dub 02:54
Beaver 03:35
Django 02:44
EMGR 03:49
Pulse Ride 03:49
Drifting 03:28
Hungry 01:58
Prizm 03:31
Pop Bomb 01:37
Rad Moose 02:29
New Color 01:22
Aurora Swing 05:24


As an innovator who has been transmitting game music across the globe since the 1980s
when he worked as a sound engineer at Nintendo, Hirokazu Tanaka knows chipsounds.
His illustrious career has taken him from games (EarthBound Beginnings, EarthBound,
Super Mario Land) to TV (the Pokémon animated series) to feature films. And now , for the
first time ev er, he is releasing a complete album under his stage name, Chip Tanaka.

For two decades, Tanaka has been channeling his singular inner whimsy and his love for reggae,
dub, and techno to bridge the gap between game music and dance music. This collection of
13 tracks from his own personal label represents a new creative pinnacle.
The music video for the lead tr ack, “Beaver,” has been produced by Jun Oson, known for his prolific
work in the Asahi Shogakusei Shinbun newspaper, the NHK Educational TV series Aware! Meisakukun,
and a number of advertising projects.
Says Tanaka, whose live shows have taken him across Japan and abroad: “If my music can be
divided into ʻfor adultsʼ and ʻfor kids,ʼ then this is the culmination of m y harder side, the kind of
game music you hear in EarthBoundʼs battle tracks.” Donʼt miss it!


released October 17, 2017


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Chip Tanaka Tokyo, Japan

In addition to being well known for creating the music to games like EarthBound Beginnings,
EarthBound, Metroid, Balloon Fight, and Super Mario Land, Hirokazu Tanaka was also instrumental in the development of the Game Boy Camera. he has written many
songs for Pokémon. Since 2007, he has appeared as a live performer under aliases including Otona Buranko, Acerola Beach and, of course, Chip Tanaka.
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