After a year of exhaustive work, Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi is back again with "Retro-Active Pt. 2", the followup to his chart-topper debut Retro-Active Pt. 1. The new album finds him exploring various styles and genres, in addition to a special collaboration with Ninja Gaiden II composer Ryuichi Nitta.
"When it comes to musical expression, I believe there's a greater potential to be found within the chiptune genre", says Yamagishi about his new work. "I expanded on the ideas found in Retro-Active Pt. 1, and I tried to fuse different genres in an effort to make a unique soundscape."
released February 5, 2016
Composed, arranged and produced by Keiji Yamagishi
Executive Director, Project & Marketing Manager: Mohammed Taher
Associate Director, Mixing Engineer: Marco Guardia
Mastering Engineer: Dan Suter
Art Direction: David Hellman, Mohammed Taher
Illustrator: David Hellman
Typography: Cory Schmitz
Translator, Interpreter: Alexander Aniel
Media Relations, Editor: Lauren Lucas
All tracks mixed by Marco Guardia. Track 7 produced and mixed by Saori Kobayashi. All guitars in tracks 2, 4, 5 and 6 by Stemage. Produced and published by Brave Wave Productions.
Coming fresh after composing the iOS hit Super Hexagon, I see Spectra as a great evolution in sound & technique. This is probably Chipzel's best LP — and they're all great. Top-class chiptunes. Brave Wave