Rob and Pernell leave the safety and protection of their studio so they can present awesome video game music to a crowd of unsuspecting cosplayers! This week is a live a recording from the weekend-long anime/video games/cosplay festival known as Thy Geekdom Con! Pernell brings the crowd-pleasers, but Rob just wants to fight with good-old battle music!
Friend Awakening Battle or Blooming Villain – Persona 5 – Playstation 4 – Shoji Meguro
Mass Destruction – Persona 3 – Playstation 2 – Shoji Meguro
Lonely Rolling Star – Katamari Damacy – Playstation 2 – Yoshihito Yano (vocals Saki Kabata)
Boss Battle – Final Fantasy Mystic Quest – Super Nintendo – Kenji Ito
A Shot of Crisis – Chrono Trigger – Super Nintendo – Yasunori Mitsuda, Nobuo Uemastu, Noriko Matsueda
Sophisticated Fight – Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki – Playstation 3 – Yukihiro Jindo/Falcom Sound Team
Join us on a deep-dive exploration of cave related music! Creepy caverns, dangerous dungeons, and um.. uh… murky mines? Pernell’s tracks make Rob feel like he’s in a chill and romantic underground grotto, hanging with all of his magical friends with none excluded. Keep listening for the Bonus Round part of the show, it’s an awesome one this week!
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