The start of a new year for Rhythm and Pixels also means the start of a new rivalry! Test your knowledge of game music with Rob and Pernell in this very special game-show episode hosted by Chris Baines! Think of this episode like a "Name That Tune" contest for video game music. We invite you to play along and keep score with us! Chris Baines (http://www.chrisbainesmusic.com, X-Hunters) has been creating VGM quiz videos and most recently has started doing deep-dive documentaries into your favorite games! Check out his latest on Resident Evil 4!
This week's totally planned and not made-up-on the spot episode contains music without any topic structure! That's right, WE'RE WILDCARD'N! We read an amazing email from a listener and create corporate employee empowerment videos! Super fun!
This episode is all about monsters in video games! Rob thinks it's about games where you play as monsters, and Pernell thinks it's about games where the focus is destroying monsters. Will this misunderstanding finally end their friendship!? Spoiler! Nothing can ruin their friendship. They talk about how to describe music and attempt to find more uses for the word ignorant.
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!
This week the super podcast brothers are joined by members from the VGM cover band Rare Candy to talk about all things Final Fantasy! We listen to tracks from nearly every console the series made an appearance. We also end up discussing the finer points of arranging video game tunes for the band, playing Gameboy in long car rides, and what qualities truly make up a "Pernell Track". It was great fun to record, we hope you enjoy it!