Two weeks ago, in Polygon’s Life in Japan cover story, we debuted the first song, “First Contact,” from Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi’s new album, Retro-Active Pt. 1. And today you can stream the entire album for free or purchase it from label Brave Wave’s website.
Prior to release, Yamagishi described Retro-Active as “a hybrid album in the sense that each song will have a normal composition with a layer of chiptunes thrown onto it.” Now you can judge for yourself whether that combination worked.
For more on Yamagishi, check out Polygon’s recent Ninja Gaiden developer roundtable feature and our look at the upcoming action-adventure game Exile’s End, which will feature his music. Retro-Active Pt. 2 is scheduled for release later this year.
Retro-Active Pt. 1 by Keiji Yamagishi