High adventure and HEAVY METAL! We listen to great Zelda game music from all across the generations. Joining us this week is the Zelda-inspired heavy metal group Master Sword! We talk hook-shots, operatic metal, and winding stair-cases. It’s dangerous to go alone, listen to this podcast! Continue reading Episode 12-3 Zelda with Master Sword
In the words of Kool & The Gang: Celebrate Podcasts! Okay I know that’s not what they said, but it’s what they meant. This episode marks 100 episodes of Rhtyhm and Pixels! That’s 100 MP3 files of great music, remixes, and friendship.
We celebrate by revisiting our favorite topics from each “podcast world”, and choosing new tracks! Why did we do this funky episode numbering in the first place? Don’t worry about it! Continue reading Episode 10-10 100th Episode Celebration!
Well, you’ve finally done it. You’ve taken over the show! In this very special episode is powered by you, the listeners! Rob and Pernell play selections submitted to them over the past 2 years of the podcast, and there are some FANTASTIC picks in this one! There’s classic, there’s new, and there’s romantic-ninja-singing. Ya dig? Continue reading Episode 10-9 Fan Favorites
Welcome to the surface of RNP388. We need your help eliminating the alien threat. You alone can stop the invasion armed with your boom-box full of excellent Metroid music! Continue reading Episode 10-3 Metroid
Tune in as we focus on the works of composer Yoko Shimomura! She has worked in the business since the 80s with such amazing music ranging from Street Fighter II to Kingdom Hearts. Rob and Pernell share tracks from her amazing career, and share stories of old arcades, and mythical animals. Continue reading Episode 10-2 Yoko Shimomura
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! Continue reading Episode 9-7 Final Fantasy with Rare Candy
Brass! Strings! Percussion! This week we listen to music inspired by the classics, though we often find classical pieces adapted for video games. So why not showcase a little bit of both! Also, Rob tries-out for a position at NPR and Pernell has a serious Persona addiction. Continue reading Episode 8-6 Classical Music
This week on the show we focus on something familiar. We want Zelda games, but don’t want Zelda games, you know what I mean? These are games similar to the classic “Link To The Past” or “Link’s Awakening” styles, but not featuring our iconic hero. Enjoy this week’s adventure games that are not Zelda! Continue reading Episode 8-1 Zelda-alikes
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
Internet! Are you ready to ROCK! What started as an episode of great guitar riffs, turned into general rock music found in video games. As usual Rob digs into the classic 8 and 16 bit generations, and Pernell shares some of his favorite Falcom Sound Team tunes. Let’s jam! Continue reading Episode 5-7 Rock Music
This week your hosts listen to music from sky and air themed stages. These are parts of games that are not entirely about the sky, but these sections are in the clouds. Pernell tries to get his head around the realities of Little Nemo, and Rob channels his inner 90s RnB singer in what might be his favorite track of the year. Continue reading Episode 5-6 Sky Stages
Rob and Pernell set aside their friendship and call each other out. It’s time to throw-down! Gutsman I choose you! This week we pit Mega Man Robot Master against Robot Master in a battle to the awesome! Continue reading Episode 5-3 Mega Man Boss vs Boss Battle!
What a horrible night to have a curse-of great video game music! The newly adpoted Belmont-brothers are here to listen to some classic Castlevania tracks! There are so many songs to choose from, they’re harder to avoid than those Medusa heads.
So grab your holy water and your headphones, it’s time to whip it!
We match 3, clear rows of lines, and dump garbage blocks in this exciting new episode. Puzzle games is this week’s topic! The hosts talk about their shared love OF the genre, and how it brought them together as friends. And sometimes enemies, because Pernell is too good at Magical Drop and must be stopped at all costs.
There is music across a variety of game systems, so there is something for everybody! Get down with the Rhythm and Pixels!
A wild podcast appears! The Rhythm and Pixels team is blasting off at the speed of music, because this week we’re talking about all things Pokemon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokemon, we’re covering music from all of the handheld console “eras”. Helping us celebrate is special guest Mike Ward, musician and Pokemon addict.
So flip that hat backwards, get your Bulbasaurs and Charmanders ready, it’s time for great video game music!