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Exclusive New Release From Classic Nintendo Producer 'Hip' Tanaka

Yokohama, Japan - December 9, 2009 – The legendary Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, one of the biggest names in old-school 8-Bit video game music is now a part of the HearJapan library. His new single is exclusively available at Hear Japan a week before the official release date of December 16.

In fact, there are a grand total of eleven Hirokazu Tanaka's on the new single from the master. Titled "Tanaka Hirokazu no Uta" (Hirokazu Tanaka Song), it features THE Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka along with a chorus of ten more Hirokazu Tanakas. The music underlying the goofy men's chorus is just as playful and memorable as you might expect. There are plenty of retro blips and beats to satisfy the 8-Bit fans, as well as more earthbound instruments like the piano that provides the main melody and childlike feel.

Oh, you're not familiar with the name "Hip" Tanaka? Well, how about the games he's written music for? Metroid? Kid Icarus? Tetris? Mother? Donkey Kong? Mario Bros.? And that's just a few. Now you understand just how exciting this new HearJapan release is!

Are you another Hirokazu Tanaka, or just want to live the dream of being one? Sing along to the karaoke version. Think you can do better than the master? Take a crack at writing your own music along to the Tanaka a cappella.

All eleven Hirokazu Tanakas are available on the new single "Tanaka Hirokazu no Uta" at HearJapan for ¥570 | $6.59 | €4.44


Hirokazu Tanaka
Tanaka Hirokazu no Uta


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