Let us tell you a tale, a tale of a fantastic video game music composer and his love of progressive rock. This week on the show Rob and Pernell focus on a single composer, Motoi Sakuraba! We play tracks spanning nearly 2 decades of his VGM history.
What else can we say other than: It’s go time!
The Stream of Time – Tales of Phantasia – Super Famicom
Battle 2 – Beyond the Beyond – Playstation
Mission 6: Amalthes Moon – Sol-Deace – Sega Megadrive
Pyroxene – Star Ocean 2 – Playstation
Stage 7: High Sky – El Viento – Sega Megadrive
An Illusion of The Brainstem – Valkyrie Profile – Playstation
Fighting of The Spirit (Tales of Phantasia) – S.S.H.
What Was Born Inside That Door – Tales of Graces F – Playstation 2
Mystic Forest – Tales of Phantasia – Super Famicom
Get into the groove, boy you got to prove, you’re up to-great video game music! This week’s episode is all about music for rhythm games, which sounds like “music for music games”. Which it is! It’s a different kind of episode where Rob and Pernell listen to great songs composed for games where the song is the game. It’s strange, but trust us on this.
They also get a little nostalgic for the glory days of Konami’s rhythm arcade game explosion. But come on, who doesn’t like singing and dancing in arcades? Because we like it. We like it A LOT.
The Super VGM Brothers Rob and Pernell and back it again with another great episode, this time focusing on theme music for characters.
Listening to each track is like getting to know a new person, since the theme music carries with it personality and drama from the game. It’s like we have 9 different guests on the show today! Except for that slacker Richard Millman! GET BACK TO WORK MILLMAN!
Theme of Sailor Pluto – Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super S: Zenin Sanka Shuyaku Soudastusen – Super Famicom – Seisuke Itoh, Hiroo Ikeda, Katsu
Streets! Inns! Shopping! Towns have it all! Music for these more peaceful areas of games are often relaxing and pleasant, but it will still reflect the themes and tone of the story. There’s also talk of Muppet Babies and Suikoden on the water.
Special thanks to Remi for this week’s topic! Thanks!
Hometown in Autumn – Robotrek – SNES – Ayako Yoda
City of Fire – Final Fantasy Mystic Quest – SNES – Yasuhiro Kawakami
A Curious Tale – Secret of Mana – SNES – Hiroki Kikuta
Evening Star (Holy City of Wendel) – Seiken Densetsu 3 – Super Famicom – Hiroki Kikuta
Rising Tide – Suikoden – Playstation – Miki Higashino
The City of Isaac – Fire Emblem 4 / Fire Emblem Seisen No Keifu – Super Famicom – Yuka Tsujiyoko