Q-Games developers release albums recorded in Kyoto studio

The Electric Bends, a supergroup of developers at Q-Games, released an album recorded live in their development studio.

For the second time in as many months, The Electric Bends, a supergroup of developers at Q-Games, released an album recorded live in their Kyoto studio.

The developers of the PixelJunk series and the Nintendo 3DS port of Star Fox 64 began the project "in the hopes of discovering some lunchtime audio magic in between hectic coding sessions, game design pow-wows, and artistic brainstorming," according to James Mielke, producer of the PixelJunk series.

"Culled from their daily jam session, each track represents their mood for that particular day, as the band goes in their 'studio' — a small corner of the Q Games office — with little more than a concept, jams together, and then delivers the choicest cuts to the masses," the band revealed in a press release. "Each session — or PixelJam — is then uploaded to various venues on the net. The album is a pickup of the finest lunchtime laydowns, a selection of PixelJams that highlight the band's organic approach to creating music in real time."

The Electric Bends' sophomore release, .chroma, is a followup to real.time, which was released on June 5th. Both albums are available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and BandCamp, among other outlets.

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