Episode 10-10 100th Episode Celebration!

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!

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Episode 10-1 World Maps 2 with Amanda Lepre

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 insight 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. 

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Episode 9-9 Montage Music with Cameron from The Mad Gear

You’re training hard, but there isn’t enough time to show everyone? That’s when you need a montage! We’re talking tough-hard-hitting music for boxers to work out to. But we’re also talking about fun, harmonica-filled jams for the end of a 90s sitcom. Like Family Matters. What if that actually was Carl Winslow helping out Bruce Willis in Die Hard?

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Episode 9-7 Final Fantasy with Rare Candy

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!

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Episode 3-7 Looney Tunes

Rabbit season! Duck season! Video game music season. Rob and Pernell dig into some great tunes from games about Looney Tunes! Pernell does some calisthenics, and Rob can’t stop talking about the amazing music of Alberto Jose “get-up-and-jam” Gonzalez.

Seriously though, don’t sleep on this one, there rae some amazing musical gems covered in this week’s episode.

Want the full track list? Check out the website! http://rhythmandpixels.com

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Episode 2-6 Water Levels

Sometimes you float, sometimes you swim, but usually you just die instantly! This week on the podcast we listen to great music used in video game water levels. Our selections range from chill to heavy rock, but still all sound watery!

Grab your swimsuit and goggles, the Rhythm and Pixels are going into the VGM deep end!

Track list:

Round 2-1 Splashdown! – Ristar – Genesis – Tomoko Sasaki
Seaside Theme – Dragons Curse – Turbografx 16 – Shinichi Sakamoto
Save the Dam! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – NES – Keizo Nakamura
Swimming Against The Stream – Rayman Origins – Xbox 360 – Christophe Heral
Aquatic Ambiance – Donkey Kong Country – SNES – David Wise
Dive Man – Mega Man 4 – NES – Kouji Murata
Promise of Redemption – The Megas
Hydrocity Zone Remix – Plasma3Music
Koopa Beach – Super Mario Kart – SNES – Soya Oka

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