This week we take a second look at music composed specifically for world maps in games. We are honored to have a musical guest joining us, Amanda Lepre from the band Descendants of Erdrick! She brings her vast musical knowledge and love of fantasy RPG’s to the conversation. We discuss how important it is for world map music to create the mood, emotionally setting up the player for a new section of the game. We also share our gaming guilty pleasures, each of us judging Pernell. 🙂
Amanda Lepre is a guitarist and vocalist of Descendants of Erdrick. Descendants of Erdrick is progressive-metal band that creates beautiful and epic arrangements of classic RPG video game music.
Amanda Lepre also has a solo project of heavy, progressive, and electronic melodies. You can find her music over at www.amandalepre.com!
World of Ruin – Final Fantasy VI – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
The New Continent – Thousand Arms – Playstation –
Field Map: Fall – Taikou Risshiden – Super Famicom – Michiru Oshima
Dark World – Link to the Past – SNES – Koji Kondo
Field To Tomorrow – Lunar 2 – Sega CD – Noriyuke Iwadare
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. And there’s lots of singing in this one, not quite sure why! Enjoy!
Title Theme – Revenge of The ‘Gator – Gameboy – Hiroaki Suga
Athletic Theme – Super Mario World – SNES – Koji Kondo
Ramp Music- Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble – NES – Rob Hubbard
I really want to hurt you – Pop’n Music 1 – Kyotaka Sugimoto
Happy holidays everyone! Your podcast-friends here at Rhythm and Pixels celebrate the only way they know how, with great video game music! There’s surprises, presents, and Rob’s elf application to the North Pole. It’s a podcast miracle!
Snow Island – Mouryo Senki Madara – Famicom – Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi, Aki Hata
Castle Castellations – James Pond 2 Robocod – Genesis – Richard Joseph