This week we listen to games that we all have special memories of. These games may not be our favorites now, but they will always have a special place in our hearts. We talk about when we started appreciating game music, bullet-hell therapy, and why is it that musicians of the HEAVIEST of metal groups are also the chillest! Speaking of which, joining us this week is Final Fantasy metal group Knight of the Round!
Joining us this week is Justin and Adam from the Final Fantasy metal group Knight of The Round! Spanning over a wide variety of the metal genre from classic thrash to modern progressive metal, the four piece delivers many iconic themes from Final Fantasy in the heaviest way possible.
Dragons have invaded the podcast, and we are the only ones to stop them! Or rather, we are here to tame them! We will ride them, RIDE THEM TO VICTORY! Joining us on this adventure is the video game rock band Gunblade X. Grab your sword, your shield, and be prepared to ROCK.
Gunblade X serves up an explosive concoction of video game music, progressive rock, and heavy metal. Fueled by a desire to tell the stores of their games, the band brings a unique blend of arranged video game soundtracks and original video game-based tunes to the greater DC area.
Sit down on our couch, close your eyes, and tell us about your dreams. We listen to music from games based on dreams, games about dreams, and music designed to put you in a dream-like state. Also, Pernell is coming after Best Buy, lots of broccoli talk, and music that ranges from chill to insane.
Fields – Anodyne – Steam – Sean Han Tani
Oriental Grill – LSD: Dream Emulator – PlayStation – Osamu Sato
E-LE-KI Sparkle – NiGHTS into Dreams – Sega Saturn – Naofumi Hataya, Tomoko Sasaki, Fumie Kumatani
We listen to video game music with brass instruments, front and center. This means trombones, saxophones, and trumpets! Expect music from across the game console spectrum, from the SNES to the Sega Saturn, we’ve got it!
Joining us this week is composer, sound designer, and trombonist Mitchel Wong! He talks about his love game music, his new project Kine, and we get deep into RPG and fighting game talk!
It’s time for another live-streamed episode! All music this week has been picked by our lovely Patreon subscribers, thank you! Pizza is a big topic around the R&P office cooler, but our conversation goes all over the place. There’s some excellent “clean-rapping”, talk about comfort-games, and we play a quick game of Patreon subscriber survival horror!
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Also a BIG shout-out to Jamaal from Kee Jay music for his excellent Kingdom Hearts music! Go check out the rest of his work here!