We are two Western composers (coda and surasshu), who have taken a great deal of inspiration from Japanese pop and game music. When we heard the music for eroge on the PC-98 in the 90s (particularly “Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO” by Ryu Shimada and Ryu Umemoto), we were amazed by the sound quality of the songs and their catchy and sophisticated style.
Because this music doesn’t get much attention in the west, we decided we should make a tribute album to this sort of music. We asked Swedish artist Diana Jakobsson to draw us characters and American pixel artist Jordan Chewning to provide us with authentic PC-98 style cover art.
The album will be available May 1st from http://yogurtbox.com as well as yogurtbox.bandcamp.com as a physical CD ($12) or a download ($10).