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Episode 17-1 The Music of Ys with Chris Baines

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It’s Monday, and that means only one thing. FALCOM SOUND TEAM + VOLUME FULL BLAST! Be prepared for guitars, rock drums, violins, and the baddest synths of the 90s you’ve ever heard! The long running Ys series has some of the coolest music ever put to video games, and we’re here to share the love, enjoy!

Musician, gamer, and cat-lover Chris Baines returns to gush over every drum fill, piano counter-melody, and bass guitar solo. He is a great guy, good friend, and okay Magical Drop player, and a bad-ass multi-instrumentalist. Check out his work here!

Track list

  1. Vacant Interference (Boss Theme) – Ys VII – PSP – Falcom Sound Team JDK
  2. Ys 3: Wanderers From Ys  – Be Careful! – TurboGrafx CD – Mieko Ishikawa
  3. Sunshine Coastline – Ys VIII – Takahiro Unisuga (Falcom Sound Team jdk)
  4. Tower of Guidance ~ A Kiss for Eldeel – Ys: Memories of Celceta – PlayStation Vita – Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Saki Momiyama, Tomokatsu Hagiuda
  5. Scarlet Tempest – Ys Origins – Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa
  6. To Make the End of Battle – Ys I & II Chronicles – Yuzo Koshiro arranged by Yukihiro Jindo
  7. Ys VII – Crossing Rage! [Falcom Vs. JDK Band ver.]
  8. The Freak Winged Boy (Ys III) – Dr. Manhattan
  9. Whispers of the Goddesses (Ys I – Feena)  Yuzo Koshiro, arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu, featuring Shoko Minami
  10. Zemeth Sanctum – Ys VI The Ark of Naphitism – PlayStation 2 – Hayato Sonoda, Wataru Ishibashi
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Episode 16-5 The End of the World

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It’s New Year’s Eve and we party the only way we know how, great video game music and best friends! Instead of talking about resolutions for the new year, we select our tracks based on the end of the world! Mostly, Rob misunderstood and there’s some extra goodies in there. But they’re great, trust us! Goodbye Earth!

Track list:

  1. Dr Fetus Castle – Super Meatboy – Mutiple – Danny Baranovsky
  2. Perpetual Dark! – The Scheme – PC 8801 – Yuzo Koshiro
  3. Roar of Steel – Metal Max Xeno – PlayStation 4 – Satoshi Katakora
  4. Take Back (Scene C  Level 3) – Galaxy Force II – Sega Y Board Arcade – Katsuhiro Hayashi, Koichi Namiki
  5. Crysta – Terranigma – Super Nintendo – Miyoko Takaoka, Masanori Hikichi
  6. Underwater Rampart (Stage 2 Plateau) – Battle Garegga – Toaplan 2 Arcade – Manabu Namiki
  7. Mt Saber Rocked Out (Crystalis) – Namasensei
  8. Caper Erratus – Escape Goat 2 – Playstation 4, Steam – Ian Stocker (MagicalTimeBean), featuring the Albany High School Choir and Kyle Johnson
  9. Till you see the light – Sega Rally 2 – Arcade – Hideki Naganuma

 

Episode 15-1 Patreon Pineapples

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It’s time for another live-streamed episode! All music this week has been picked by our lovely Patreon subscribers, thank you! Pizza is a big topic around the R&P office cooler, but our conversation goes all over the place. There’s some excellent “clean-rapping”, talk about comfort-games, and we play a quick game of Patreon subscriber survival horror!

If you would like to get involved with these episodes, and get access to the live-stream, head over to our Patreon page!

Also a BIG shout-out to Jamaal from Kee Jay music for his excellent Kingdom Hearts music! Go check out the rest of his work here!

Track list:

  1. Prologue A,B – Xenoblade Chronicles – Wii, Wii U, 3DS – Yoko Shimomura
  2. Turnabout Sisters – Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney – Nintendo DS – Sugimori Masakazu
  3. Aqua Planet Zone – Sonic Chaos – Game Gear – Kojiro Mikusa and/or Masayuki Nagao
  4. Title Theme – Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II – NES – Yoshio Hirai, Takashi Kumegawa
  5. Prism – Tower Unite Ball Race – Steam – William “Dongle” Smith
  6. Entry (Maxi5 Version) – Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 5 – Arcade – Yuzo Koshiro
  7. Dungeon Theme (StarTropics) – Epic Game Music
  8. Should I Stay (Kingdom Hearts) Jamaal Ephriam ft. SquigglyDigg, Out of Pocket, and Cyril the Wolf
  9. Runestone Temple – Blossom tales – PC – Visager

 

Mixtape 1-7 Ys

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It’s no secret we are obsessed with the music from the Ys franchise. It is a secret how to pronounce the game’s title. Why not enjoy this mixape of classic tracks from the Ys series!

Track list:

  1. Dreaming – Ys – PC88 – Yuzo Koshiro
  2. Palace – Ys – PC Engine – Yuzo Koshiro, arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu
  3. Ice Ridge of Noltia – Ys 2 – PC88 – Yuzo Koshiro
  4. Campanile of Lane – Ys 2 – PC Engine – Yuzo Koshiro, arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu
  5. Sentimental Twilight – Ys 3 Wanderers from Ys – Genesis – Mieko Ishikawa, Falcom Soundteam JDK
  6. Illburns Ruins – Ys 3 Wanders from Ys – PC Engine – Mieko Ishikawa, Falcom Soundteam JDK, arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu
  7. The Final, Decisive Battle – Ys 4 Dawn of Ys – PC Engine – Falcom Soundteam JDK, arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu
  8. Rest in Peace – Ys 2 – PC88 – Yuzo Koshiro

 

Episode 11-8 FM Synth Madness with Ed

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Grab your keyboards let’s celebrate all the great things Yamaha did for classic game consoles and computer systems! We focus strictly on FM synth music composed for games, particularly anything with big chunky bass and funked up keyboard leads!

We are joined this week by FM synth aficionado, Ed! Not only is he an avid admirer for the synths, he is the co-host of the excellent demo-scene podcast The Impulse Project. AND the co-host of the also excellent VGM podcast PixelTunes Radio! Also be sure to check out his VGM archives at this super fantastic link right here at ffshrines.

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Track list:

  1. Stage 1 – Bleed Out Sakuretsu – Sharp X68000 – Unknown
  2. Catch the Step – Misty Blue – PC-88 – Yuzo Koshiro
  3. The Strange Step All Night Dancing Bunny Cheerleader’s Assaulting Trumpet Resounds! – Dragon Half – PC-98 – Tadahiro Nitta
  4. Don’t Miss the Offender! (Stage 5) – Gang Busters – Arcade – Shinji Tasaka, Motoaki Furukawa, Seiichi Fukami, Shigemasa Matsuo
  5. Scarab of Glory No. 3 – The Hybrid Front – Mega Drive – Naofumi Hataya
  6. Dungeon – Sword of Vermillion – Genesis – Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Yasuhiro Takagi
  7. Beach (Plok) – Savaged Regime
  8. Dating Start FM Remix – Coda
  9. Mega Man 7 Turbo Man Sega Genesis Remix – TheLegendofRenegade
  10. We Love the E-A-R-T-H (Self Remake Version)  – ChoRenSha 68K – Sharp X68000 – Ruzarin Kashiwagi

Download episode 11-8 here!