Brass! Strings! Percussion! This week we listen to music inspired by the classics, though we often find classical pieces adapted for video games. So why not showcase a little bit of both! Also, Rob tries-out for a position at NPR and Pernell has a serious Persona addiction.
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Ecliptic – Intelligent Qube – Playstation – Takayuki Hattori
Vs Type C – Yoshi’s Cookie – Gameboy – Akira Nobuya, Noriko Tsutomu
Wood Carving Paritia – Symphony of the Night – Playstation – Michiru Yamane
Velvet Nameless Arrange – Persona 2 Eternal Punishment – Playstation – Toshiko Tasaki, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Masaki Kurokawa
In Awe of the Power – Shadow of the Colossus – Playstation 2 – Kow Otani
William Tell Overture Part 2 The Storm and Part 3 The Rans des – Catherine – Playstation 2 – Shoji Meguro
Waterside – Blue Dragon – Xbox 360 – Nobuo Uematsu
Rob and Pernell go to town on another popular Japanese computer system, the Fujitsu FM Towns! We’ve got some more excellent FM synth rockers, but more importantly this show is about Quad City DJs and the Miami Sound System.
Intermediate Race – Marble Madness – FM Towns – Brad Fuller, David Wise
Beyond the Galaxy – Galaxy Force II – FM Towns – CRI Sound Team
Writhing in Agony Aren’t You – Dragon Half – FM Towns – Tadahiro Nitta
Story Mode – Asuka 120% Excellent Burning Fest – FM Towns – Keishi Yonao
Classic Japanese computer systems? We can do that! This week your hosts go on an adventure into awesome FM synth music and a surprising amount of risque RPGs! The NEC PC-98 series of computers were also the birth-place of Touhou Project, so you know there’s going to be some great shmup style tracks too! Let’s do this!
To Believe is a Power! – Only You Sekimatsu no Juliet-tachi – PC-98 – Shade
Level 6 – Marble Cooking – PC-98 – Kasumi Mirai
Mugen Yuugi: Dream War – Touhou Yumejikuu: Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream (3rd in series) – PC-98 – ZUN (Jun’ya Ota)
Tea All You – Variable Geo – PC-98 – Takahiro Yonemura, Naoya Shimokawa, Tatsuya Watarai
We’re all danced out, so it’s time to hit the lounge. We focus on another musical sub-genre of sorts, the chilled-out jazzy lounge music. It gets a little funky, it gets a little “elevator”, but it’s all so good.
Zodiac – Persona 2 Innocent Sin – Playstation – Toshiko Tasaki, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Masaki Kurokawa
Main Menu – Mahjong Club – Super Famicom – Natsu System Sound Team
In The Bar – Streets of Rage 2 – Genesis – Yuzo Koshiro
Sun Rise Purple – Battle Mania Daiginjou – Mega Drive – Hiroto Kanno
Last night a DJ saved my life with a 1-up! Our next two episodes will “club music” focused, with this episode being dance music. We’re talking four-to-the-floor beats, massive sub-woofers, and all the glow-sticks you can eat! We also talk about dancing at weddings (which we love to do) and fall in love with Yuzo Koshiro all over again.
Join us on the dance-floor, it’s going to be massive!