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Episode 10-2 Yoko Shimomura

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Tune in as we focus on the works of composer Yoko Shimomura! She has worked in the business since the 80s with such amazing music ranging from Street Fighter II to Kingdom Hearts. Rob and Pernell share tracks from her amazing career, and share stories of old arcades, and mythical animals.

This episode is the first of our monthly Patreon-only live streams! We setup a camera in the studio and allow our Patreon members to watch us record the episode live! It was a blast to do and we can’t wait to do it again next month! 🙂  If you would like to be a part of these exclusives, head over to our Patreon page!

Track list:

  1. Hard Long (Stages 2 and 9) – The King of Dragons – Arcade – Yoko Shimomura
  2. Majestic Fire – Pop’n Music 13 Carnival – Arcade – Yoko Shimomura
  3. Ending Theme – The Punisher – Arcade – Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe
  4. Trade City – Breath of Fire – SNES – Yoko Shimomura
  5. Take the Offensive – Front Mission – SNES – Yoko Shimomura
  6. Breager’s Castle – Gargoyle’s Quest – GameBoy – Yoko Shimomura, Harumi Fujita
  7. Forest Maze Remix (Super Mario RPG) – Mykal Williams
  8. The Wind Sings of a Journey (Legend of Mana) – Yamila and Federico
  9. Out of Phase – Parasite Eve – Playstation – Yoko Shimomura

Download episode 10-2 here!

Episode 9-6 Password and Save Select

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Okay, where did I put that password. Is it in the back of the game’s manual? Is it on a post-it note stuck to my Gameboy? Oh there it is, of course! I had it tattooed on Pernell so I would never lose it!

This week we get goofy and listen to music composed for password screens and save select screens. Password functions are typically in older game systems that didn’t commonly support full game saves, so many of our tracks are from the classic 8bit and 16bit eras. We also included “save select” music to help cover more ground 🙂  Enjoy the tunes!

Track list:

  1. File Select – Yoshi: Topsy-Turvy – Gameboy Advance – Tatsuyuki Maeda, Masaru Setsumaru
  2. Password – The Guardian Legend – NES – Masatomo Miyamoto, Takeshi Santo
  3. Password – Arcus Odyssey – Genesis – Motoi Sakuraba
  4. Password – Mega Man V – NES – Mari Yamaguchi
  5. Select-A-Live – Live-A-Live – Super Famicom – Yoko Shimomura
  6. Keep An Adventure Log – Legend of the Mystical Ninja – Super Nintendo – Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko
  7. ABCDE 12345 (Password Screen) – ABSRDST applebadge-sm
  8. I’m Taking It All Back (Goonies II) – TJ Nekko
  9. Rams In Space – River City Ransom: Underground – PC – Rich Vreeland (Disasterpeace), Dino Lionetti, Alex Mauer

Download episode 9-6 here!

Episode 8-7 Fun with Alex

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We decided to change things up a bit this week and invite on of our Patreon members to join us on the show! Alex brought with him some excellent music from all sorts of games, and the Rhythm and Pixels team selected tracks that would accompany each one. We talk Rayman, Ristar, and Rob reminisces on old days working in a arcade.

Track list:

  1. Hoodstomper theme – Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc – Playstation 2, Gamecube and Xbox – Plume Leonard, Fred Leonard, Laurent Parisi
  2. Painted Pentathlon – Rayman – Playstation – Remi Gazel
  3. Menu Theme 3 – NBA Live 96 – Genesis – Traz Damji, Steve Royea, Vince Mai
  4. Team Selection – NHL 94 – Sega CD – Michael J Sokyrka
  5. Character Select – Hit The Ice – Turbografx 16 – Hiroshige Tonomura
  6. Select Team – Ice Hockey – NES – Soyo Oka
  7. Gwarhar Lagoon – Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga – Gameboy Advance- Yoko Shimomura
  8. They’re Pretty Tough Should We Be Careful? – Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story – Yoko Shimomura
  9. Dancing Leaves – Ristar – Genesis – Tomoko Sasaki
  10. F-Zero – Mute City, Big Blue, Port Town – Entertainment System applebadge-sm
  11. (R/B/Y/LG/FR) Trainer Battle – Rare Candy applebadge-sm
  12. Double Dragon II Mission 5 Forest of Death – The Advantage applebadge-sm
  13. Camino a Mi Amor – Out Run – Arcade – Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Manabu Namiki, Jane-Evelyn Nisperos

Download episode 8-7 here!

Episode 5-10 Aethernaut

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Welcome to our 50th episode!  We have an absolute treat for you this week, we’ve got special guest Aethernaut joining us to listen and comment on great game music.  He helped us out by choosing the topic: Music with emotional gravity.  This was a great inspiration for choosing tracks, we found some good stuff for you! There’s also a special Bonus Round section of the show, where we showcase some of Aethernaut’s own tracks!

Aethernaut is a musician with a love for chip sounds and a passion for video games. He takes inspiration from his favorite video game tunes and turns out some amazing tracks. Check out his music here!

Track list:

  1. Pillars of Creation – Tower of Heaven – PC – flashygoodness applebadge-sm
  2. Promise (Reprise) – Silent Hill 2 – Playstation 2 – Akira Yamaoka
  3. Prelude to the Demon King – Live a Live – Super Famicom – Yoko Shimomura
  4. Spider’s String, The Second Movement – Shin Megami Tensei Digital Devil Saga – Playstation 2 – Shoji Meguro
  5. Theme Park – Aethernaut applebadge-sm
  6. Saturday Morning – Aethernaut applebadge-sm
  7. Radical Dreamers Symphony – Eminence Symphony Orchestra applebadge-sm
  8. Rainbow Castle Mario Party Remix – ArnyUndercover
  9. Someday the Dream Will End – Final Fantasy X – Playstation 2 – Nobuo Uematsu, Junya Nakano, Masashi Hamauzu

Download episode 5-10 here!

Episode 5-2 Victory Music

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You did it!  This is your time, this is all for you. This is your video game music victory.  We listen to great music composed for celebratory sections of games.  Not necessarily RPGs, but any game where you have become victorious.

We’re joined this week again by our good friend Matt Waldron of Pernell and Matt Play Games!  He brings some great tunes, and some great discussion.  He’s a great guy!  Check our his show on Youtube!

Track list:

  1. Attraction Tour: Winner Crowned – Nintendo Land – Wii U- Ryo Nagamatsu
  2. Stage Clear – Military Madness – TurboGrafx 16 – Jun Chikuma
  3. Winners – Lunar: The Silver Star – Sega Saturn – Noriyuki Iwadare
  4. The End of The Battle – Shadow of the Colossus – Playstation 2 – Kow Otani
  5. Round Clear 2 Beyond Space – Ristar – Genesis – Tomoko Sasaki
  6. Victory – Lufia 2 – Super Nintendo – Yasunori Shiono
  7. Battle Win Result – Splatoon – Wii U – Toru Minegishi, Shiho Fujii
  8. Won the Lawsuit! Our Victory –  Ace Attorney Apollo Justice – Nintendo DS – Shu Takumi
  9. Singing Praises of Victory – Valkyrie Profile – Playstation – Motoi Sakuraba
  10. Final Fantasy VI Victory Fanfare – THWOMP applebadge-sm
  11. Victory Fanfare Holder & Ephixa RemixHolder & Ephixa  applebadge-sm
  12. Victory Theme – Super Mario RPG – Super Nintendo – Yoko Shimomura
  13. World Champions – Super Baseball Simulator 1,000 – Super Nintendo- Unknown

Download episode 5-2 here!