He was talking about a new solo album some time back (where did he talk about this, exactly?). It's finally here in the form of "10 Stories." Apparently Uematsu is going to release one song from the album via iTunes every 2-3 months, with the full album releasing in Spring 2010. They're also planning on translating the album into English shortler after the Japanese release in 2010. Interesting approach.
We posted some more information about the album and some thoughts about the first song, "Here Comes Conga Boy," here:
You can also head here for a sample of the "Here Comes Conga Boy" track:
Pretty catchy song. Had to give it a few listens before it grew on me.