Happy new year from the Rhythm and Pixels team! We’ve got your morning playlist covered! Perfect after a long night of partying, video games, and fizzy drinks. Smooth sounds, strings, and even vocals dip and dive all over this mix of fantastic video game music.
Regular episodes will resume soon, so I hope you don’t mind this little Winter-break we’ve taken for ourselves! 2020 is going to be full of fun times and great music, so we’ll see you soon!
Twin Souls – Dust: An Elysian Tail – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch – Hyperduck Soundworks (Chris Geehan, Dan Byrne-McCullough)
Relive some memories with the sounds of the Super Nintendo! We’re joined by friend and funny-man Michael (Twitter @home_halfway) to chat about our favorite games, hot peppers, and the Ellen show. Check out Michael’s comedy show Spitfire Comedy at the iO Theater in Chicago every month! https://www.spitfirecomedyshow.com/
Theme of Love – Final Fantasy IV – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
Two podcast hosts facing impossible odds, battle the group of ninjas known as The Patreon Dragon. Their only defense? Great music, singing, dancing, and video games!
Our show this week was recorded live for our Patreon members, and features music chosen by our listeners! Special thank you to: Cameron Werme, Chris Steenerson, Mixxmaster, Wicked Sephiroth, Souless Sanctuary, That Nick Walker, Ok Impala!, and Electricboogaloo.
Merchant Town – Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny – PlayStation 2 – Toshihiko Horiyama
Villains are just plain terrible. Sometimes they’re trying to end the world, sometimes they’re turning woodland creatures into evil robots. But mostly all they want is to bring back swing music in the 90s, big brass bands and all. We have Cameron from The Mad Gear and joining us to sing along with these villainous hits, and think back fondly of all the bad guys who tried to destroy us.
Rising from the streets, crawling out of the slums, a force known as The Mad Gear is gaining critical mass in Turbo Citysince 2014. They are draped in leather and denim, and armed with the toughest tunes from video games past, and original compositions of their own.
They are bad enough dudes to rescue the president, but probably won’t due to issues with authority.
Dark clouds are looming over this podcast, something’s happening. Something great and terrible! On this week’s episode we listen to moody and suspenseful music, perfect to ramp-up the tension on an otherwise fun and friendly podcast. But of course we can’t hold it in, and this episode features more singing and silliness than ever!
To help us out this week we’re joined by game composer Erik Desiderio (Anshar Online, Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer, Adventure Time VR) Erik is an award-winnner composer for film, TV, and of course, video games!
Check out his soundtrack to the new game Anshar Online, available now!
Creeping Shadow – Shadow of the Colossus – Playstation 2 – Kow Otani
Infiltrate the Manji Cult – Tenchu Stealth Assassins – PlayStation – Noriyuki Asakura
Encounter with Pandora – Revelations: Persona – PlayStation – Hidehito Aoki, Misaki Okibe, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Shoji Meguro
Blood and Wine – The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine – PlayStation 4 – Marcin Przbylowicz