On this episode we looked over our OPTIONS and became LASER focused on a new topic! This is a special mixtape episode featuring the music of Gradius through the years! That's over one-hour of awesome space shoot-em-up jams! Hop in the Vic Viper, hit START, and shoot the core! Don't forget the Konami code, because this mix is SO good you'll want to play it again! Listen to more of the podcast! https://rhythmandpixels.com Support the show! https://patreon.com/rhythmandpixels
This week on the podcast we look at the past, present, and possible future of music for our favorite little 8-bit computer system: The Commodore 64. We start with music composed for games from its original retail run, and end with music from new games developed by home-brew indie enthusiasts!
We couldn't have covered so much about the system without the help of our friend and special guest: Michael Bridgewater! Not only does he join us to provide color on the hardware and tricks used to compose these tunes, but every track on today's episode was recorded direct from his original C64 hardware!
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!