When I think of shmups, I think of grazing bullets, exploding pop-corn, 1CC’s, and the STG bible: The Full Extend of the Jam. But let’s get into the music! We’re joined by VGM rock-MASTER Chris Baines to share our favorite 2D shooter music! He shares his love of all things Gradius, and we get into how there’s so many awesome jazz-licks in these games. Wait are you waiting for? ENEMY APPROACHING! Continue reading Episode 12-1 Shmups with Chris Baines Music
Grab your keyboards let’s celebrate all the great things Yamaha did for classic game consoles and computer systems! We focus strictly on FM synth music composed for games, particularly anything with big chunky bass and funked up keyboard leads! Continue reading Episode 11-8 FM Synth Madness with Ed
We’ve got an extra special episode for you this week! This one is all about games with movie adaptations. And to make this journey extra special, we’re joined by a very special guest, Mustin! Mustin is a long time member of The OneUps band, founder of Bad Dudes, lover of video game music, and all around excellent guy. Continue reading Episode 9-4 Games Turned Movies with Mustin!
Get those reflexes ready, welcome to Bullet-Hell’s Kitchen! This week we dig into the soaring, energetic, and often manic tunes of arcade shoot’em-ups! We look at the old and new, horizontal and vertical, and the cute and insane! We also create a shooter based on Pernell, and Rob becomes an old man battling against impossible odds. Continue reading Episode 7-5 Arcade Shmups
DO DOD DOODDOODODODO DAYTONAAAA!!!! Boy do we have a great show for you this week! We take a look at music composed for Sega arcade games throughout the years. We’re talking all things Virtua and Golden Axey! Continue reading Episode 7-3 Sega Arcade with Forever Sound Version
Rob and Pernell are back together in the studio, and ready to rock this podcast! This week’s topic is “Memories”, meaning anything that triggers specific memories for us, personal or gaming related. So this one gets a little heavy on the nostalgia. Pernell gets nostalgic for the old east coast Bemani scene, and Rob gets nostalgic for old audio formats. Continue reading Episode 6-8 Memories
Happy new year everyone! Thanks for coming back for another great year of video game music. It means a great deal to us that you’re still listening and enjoying the show! This week we do another composer focus, this time on one of Konami’s greats, Mihciru Yamane! Enjoy! Continue reading Episode 6-7 Michiru Yamane
This episode is composer-focused, we only play tracks originally composed by Namco alumni Junko Ozawa. Her work ranges from Namco arcade classics like Rolling Thunder and PacMania, all the way to Klonoa for the Playstation. There’s old and new classics to be found in this episode, so grab your headphones and get into it! Continue reading Episode 6-5 Junko Ozawa
Rob and Pernell celebrate episode 4-1 with all tracks from the fourth sections of video games! Four-sure this is going to be an episode you don’t want to miss.
Raise your four’se fields, because you get four hosts this week! Four’get aboudit! The R&P brothers are joined by fellow podcastmen: Ed and Mike from Pixel Tunes Radio. Pixel Tunes Radio is another great podcast which showcases the very best in video game music. Check them out at https://pixeltunesradio.com.
Rob and Pernell listen to great music from fighting games. Continue reading Episode 2-4 Fighting Games