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Episode 11-1: Live at Thy Geekdom Con!

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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!

Track list:

  1. Friend Awakening Battle or Blooming Villain – Persona 5 – Playstation 4 – Shoji Meguro
  2. Mass Destruction – Persona 3 – Playstation 2 – Shoji Meguro
  3. Lonely Rolling Star – Katamari Damacy – Playstation 2 – Yoshihito Yano (vocals Saki Kabata)
  4. Boss Battle – Final Fantasy Mystic Quest – Super Nintendo – Kenji Ito
  5. A Shot of Crisis – Chrono Trigger – Super Nintendo – Yasunori Mitsuda, Nobuo Uemastu, Noriko Matsueda
  6. Sophisticated Fight – Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki – Playstation 3 – Yukihiro Jindo/Falcom Sound Team
  7. Storm Eagle (Mega Man X) – Stone McKnuckle
  8. Wings to the Sky – halc
  9. Guile’s Theme – Street Fighter II – Arcade – Yoko Shimomura

Download episode 11-1 here!

Episode 10-6 Cave Music

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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!

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Don’t forget! This Saturday 10/14 we will be at Retro World Expo in Connecticut! And at 2 PM we will be participating in the VGM Spooktacular MUSIC BATTLE with Pixeltunes Radio and The VGM Jukebox! It’s going to be great!

Track list:

  1. The Last Hermit’s Cave – Chaos Seed Feng Shui Kairouki – Super Famicom – Yasunori Shiono, Katsuyoshi Haya, Nukio Nakajimad
  2. Cold Storage / Twist Mountain – Pokemon Black & White – Nintendo DS – Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi
  3. Ice Cave – Wagyan Paradise – Super Famicom- Yoshinori Kawamoto, Eriko Imura
  4. Cave of Fear – Guardian’s Crusade – Playstation – Akihi Motoyama, Fumio Tanabe, Luna Umegaki, Mutsumi Ishimura, Yasuhiro Nakano
  5. Bio Cave – Phalanx – Super Nintendo – S Yamaguchi
  6. Cavern – Blue Dragon – Xbox 360 – Nobuo Uematsu
  7. Educafun Fusion  (Cave of the past, Earthbound) – Jack5
  8. Mystic Cave Zone Funk Remix – Doug Perry
  9. Archaea – StewamWorld Dig – Playstation 4 – H. M. Hammarin, Jonas Kjellberg

Download episode 10-6 here!

Episode 10-1 World Maps 2 with Amanda Lepre

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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 9-7 Final Fantasy with Rare Candy

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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!

rarecandy_albumRare Candy are an amazing video game music cover band with works spanning over 7 years. They’re high-energy arrangements of your favorite tunes will instantly become your new favorites.

Check out Rare Candy’s newest album, Evolutioning! (Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play)

chrisbainesmusicAlso do not miss: Chris Baines Music. Amazing rock and consistent quality, we love his music!

Go buy Chris’s newest solo project TofuMakoToro! (Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play)

 

Track list:

  1. Giza Plains – Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – Playstation 4 – Nobuo Uematsu, Hitoshi Sakimoto
  2. Epilogue – Final Fantasy Legend – Gameboy – Nobuo Uematsu
  3. This is the end for you – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers – Nintendo Wii – Hindenori Iwasaki, Ryo Yamazaki, Kumi Tanioka
  4. Don’t be Afraid – Final Fantasy VIII – Playstation – Nobuo Uematsu
  5. Medley of Christmas (FF Record Keeper Ver. Arrange from FFVII) – Nobuo Uematsu
  6. Clash on The big Bridge – The Black Mages
  7. Decisive Battle – The Black Mages
  8. Staring Off (Final Fantasy X -Mt. Gagazet) – Doni Cordoni applebadge-sm
  9. The Legend of Zelda Medley – Rare Candy applebadge-sm
  10. Castlevania Aria of Sorrow Clock Tower – Chris Baines Music applebadge-sm
  11. Prelude – Final Fantasy VII – Playstation – Nobuo Uematsu

Download episode 9-7 here!

Episode 8-6 Classical Music

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Brass! Strings! Percussion! This week we listen to music inspired by the classics, though we often find classical pieces adapted for video games. So why not showcase a little bit of both! Also, Rob tries-out for a position at NPR and Pernell has a serious Persona addiction.

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Ever wanted to see a podcast recording in person? Well now is your chance! We will be recording an episode of R&P at Too Many Games convention this year! Check out the website and get yourself registered! We would love to see you there!

Track list:

  1. Ecliptic – Intelligent Qube – Playstation – Takayuki Hattori
  2. Vs Type C – Yoshi’s Cookie – Gameboy – Akira Nobuya, Noriko Tsutomu
  3. Wood Carving Paritia – Symphony of the Night – Playstation – Michiru Yamane
  4. Velvet Nameless Arrange – Persona 2 Eternal Punishment  – Playstation – Toshiko Tasaki, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Masaki Kurokawa
  5. In Awe of the Power – Shadow of the Colossus – Playstation 2 – Kow Otani
  6. William Tell Overture Part 2 The Storm and Part 3 The Rans des – Catherine – Playstation 2 – Shoji Meguro
  7. Waterside – Blue Dragon – Xbox 360 – Nobuo Uematsu
  8. Mega Man 3 Intro on Piano – Daniel Jansen
  9. Ending (Orchestral) – Tactics Ogre – Playstation – Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata

Download episode 8-6 here!