Tag Archives: koji kondo

Episode 10-1 World Maps 2 with Amanda Lepre

episode_artwork91

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!

 

Track list:

  1. World of Ruin – Final Fantasy VI – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
  2. The New Continent – Thousand Arms – Playstation –
  3. Field Map: Fall – Taikou Risshiden – Super Famicom – Michiru Oshima
  4. Dark World – Link to the Past – SNES – Koji Kondo
  5. Field To Tomorrow – Lunar 2 – Sega CD – Noriyuke Iwadare
  6. Map Screen – Body Count – Genesis – Steve Collett
  7. War of the Magitek – Descendants of Erdrick applebadge-sm
  8. Field Theme Revelations The Demon Slayer – Grospixels
  9. Dream of the Shore Near Another World – Gabe Rodriguez, Seda Baykara
  10. Map – Goof Troop – SNES – Yuki Satomura

Download episode 10-1 here!

Episode 6-8 Memories

episode_artwork58

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!

Track list:

  1. Title Theme – Revenge of The ‘Gator – Gameboy – Hiroaki Suga
  2. Athletic Theme – Super Mario World – SNES – Koji Kondo
  3. Ramp Music- Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble – NES – Rob Hubbard
  4. I really want to hurt you – Pop’n Music 1 – Kyotaka Sugimoto
  5. Battle Theme 1 (boss)  – Giga Wing 2 – Dreamcast – Yasushi Kaminishi
  6. Suedo’s theme – Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Playstation 4 – Masafumi Takada
  7. Infinite Lives (feat. D&D Sluggers) – Mega Ran applebadge-sm
  8. Castlevania – Mini Bosses
  9. Memories of the school – Persona 3 – Playstation 2 -Shoji Meguro

Download episode 6-8 here!

Episode 6-6 Holiday Music

episode_artwork56

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!

Track list:

  1. Snow Island – Mouryo Senki Madara – Famicom – Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi, Aki Hata
  2. Castle Castellations – James Pond 2 Robocod – Genesis – Richard Joseph
  3. Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxatation Room – Lagrange Point – Famicom – Akio Dobashi, Noriyuki Takahashi, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Atsushi Fujio
  4. A Wish – Secret of Mana – Super Nintendo- Hiroki Kikuta
  5. Snowman – Mother – Famicom – Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka
  6. Jack Frost’s Chime – Christmas NiGHTS – Sega Saturn – Tomoko Sasaki, Naofumi Hataya
  7. GeminEye – The Megas applebadge-sm
  8. CAMMY’S THEME Hip hop remix – Deuce Rell?
  9. Snowball Park – Super Mario 3D World – Wii U – Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Koji Kondo, Yasuaki Iwata

Download episode 6-6 here!