Episode #53: Namnam Special

For the last show of this year, we have a selection of great game and demo tracks that touch on a wide variety of themes such as disorderly legislation, dinosaurs, Finnish polka, and the first CPC track ever to be played on the podcast.

Download Episode #53: Namnam Special (70 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Track announcements provided by Ed Wilson of VGMbassy
Intro music by Paul van der Valk

Playlist:

01 “Intro” – No Second Prize (1992, Amiga) by Matthias Steinwachs
02 “Title Screen” – Alderan (1991, C64) by Stein Pedersen, Ole Marius Pettersen
03 “Super Fantasy” – Shrines of Enigma (1995, MSX2) by Jan van Valburg (Jinx)
04 “Chaotic Law” – Majin Tensei (1994, SNES) by Hidehito Aoki
05 “Adversity” – Imagical Musion Depot Vol.2 (1995, PC-8801) by Akito Monden
06 “Area 99 – Transport Bay” – Astrocounter of Crescents (1996, MS-DOS) by Kwak Dong-Il, Kwon Goo-Hee
07 “Yoshiki’s Theme from Doukyuusei 2” – FMP Music Disk 2 (1995, PC-9801) by TAN-Y
08 “Start from Mountain Village” – Metal Slug 3D (2006, PS2) by Toshikazu Tanaka
09 “Title Screen” – Wells And Fargo (1988, CPC) by César Astudillo
10 “Don-Hya-RaRa” – Demo (MDX) (X68000) by Tomsan & Magic Boon
11 “Dippy the Dinosaur” – Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (1993, Mega Drive) by Matt Furniss
12 “Myönnytys Polska (Edit)” – Demo (MOD) (1993, Amiga) by Juha Kujanpää (Dizzy)
13 “Vast Valley” – Continue (199x, X68000) by Nin Nin
14 “Namnam Special” – DMC Demo III (1988, C64) by Johannes Bjerregaard
15 “Fated Pledge (Silent Version)” – Love Escalator (1998, PC-9801) by Naoto Ishikawa (Xacs)

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Episode #52: Vox Femina

The rumors are true, we are back with a new episode! This time, it’s all about tracks with female vocals – in seven different languages, no less. Enjoy!

Download Episode #52: Vox Femina (77 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Track announcements provided by Ed Wilson of VGMbassy
Intro music by Paul van der Valk

Playlist:

01 “Lullaby of Woe” – The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (2015, PC) by Laura Doddington, Marcin Przybyłowicz
02 “Ciao Carina” – The House in Fata Morgana (2010, PC) by Takaki Moriya
03 “Wake Up” – Child of Light (2014, PC) by Cœur de Pirate
04 “EXEC_CHRONICLE_KEY” – Ar tonelico (2002, PS2) by Akiko Shikata, Tomoko Shinoda, Akira Tsuchiya
05 “Deionarra Theme” – Planescape: Torment (1999, PC) by Mark Morgan, Richard Band
06 “Song Of Love” – SSB Brawl (2002, Wii) by S.Lisboa, D.Videira, J.Katz, D.Murakawa, SFlower, A.Goldstein
07 “I Close My Eyes And Think Of You” – Jack Orlando (1997, DOS) by Julia von Miller, H.Faltermeyer, D.Cooke
08 “The Wretched Automatons” – NieR (2010, PS3) by Emi Evans, Keiichi Okabe, Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi
09 “Under the Shadow of the Oak” – King’s Bounty: The Legend (2008, PC) by Lind Erebros
10 “The Spine” – Transistor (2014, PS4) by Ashley Barrett, Darren Korb
11 “Main Theme” – Do You Remember My Lullaby? (2008, PC) by Kan Gao
12 “The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done” – Fantasy General (1996, DOS) by M.Lenhardt, D.Pelfrey, R.Rhodes

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Episode #51: Streets of Rage

During the late 80s new genres of electronic music like house and techno were hitting the mainstream. These styles were also adopted by game composers and demo artists and became an ingredient of many soundtracks of the following decade. This podcast features a selection of tracks inspired by club music of that era arranged for contemporary FM sound hardware.

Download Episode #51: Streets of Rage (75 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Track announcements provided by Ed Wilson of VGMbassy
Intro music by Paul van der Valk

Playlist:

01 “World 10 -Desert-” – Rhyme☆Star (1994, PC-9801) by Takeshi Abo
02 “Endless Fire 3 Monyons Mix” – Spanner-X: Endless Fire (1994, X68000) by MK-2, Monyons
03 “OX” – Power Slave (1995, PC-9801) by Naoto Ishikawa, Jirou Kida
04 “1995” – Duel Fighter (1996, X68000) by Kouite
05 “Quasar Radio Source” – Muzax Part III (1995, MSX2) by Maarten van Strien (Wolf)
06 “Yonatan House Three Ver.2” – Demo (1991, X68000) by Keishi Yonao (YONA)
07 “Here We Go Go!” – Alien Storm (1990, Arcade) by Keisuke Tsukahara
08 “Another Side of the Wave” – FMP Music Disk III (1996, PC-9801) by Daisuke Takahashi (KID)
09 “Crude Buster -The Lifeline of New York” – Two Crude Dudes (1991, Mega Drive) by Hitoshi Sakimoto
10 “Be Your Age! Arrange A” – Demo (X68000) by K.OGINO
11 “Battle on the Boat” – Dark Seraphim (1995, PC-9801) by Kure Software Koubou
12 “Human Sniper” – XX-Files R (1996, X68000) by Pyx
13 “BGM #34” – Lethal Crash Race (1993, Arcade) by Soshi Hosoi
14 “That’s Thrice” – Thrice (1991, X68000) by Yuzo Koshiro

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Episode #50: Moby

No, not that one. Frédéric Motte aka Moby is a French composer who had his start in the Amiga demo scene and also composed a number of game soundtracks for companies like Coktel Vision, Atreid Concept, and Kalisto. This playlist features a selection of tracks from the early part of his career that draw from from a wide range of influences – from rock to funk to blues and jazz.

Download Episode #50: Moby (76 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Track announcements provided by Ed Wilson of VGMbassy
Intro music by Paul van der Valk

Playlist:

01 “Knulla Kuk” – Substance (1991, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
02 “Lagoon (Classic)” – Fury of the Furries (1993, MS-DOS) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
03 “Intro” – Paragliding (1991, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
04 “Bounga” – Little Small Pretty Cool New Intro (1992, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
05 “Main Theme” – S.C.Out (1992, MS-DOS) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
06 “Elekfunk !” – Arte (1993, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
07 “Forest” – Fury of the Furries (1993, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
08 “Stage 3: Seerosentrauma” – Benjamin Blümchen (2001, Gameboy Color) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
09 “In-Game Theme 3” – Paragliding (1991, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
10 “Title Screen” – No Exit (1990, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
11 “Pelforth Blues” – Alcatraz Music Disk 1 (1991, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)
12 “End Tune (Unused)” – Fury of the Furries (1993, Amiga) by Frédéric Motte (Moby)

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Episode #49: Adlib Noraebang

A look at the Korean music scene of the 1990s. Drawing from an eclectic mix of influences ranging from arcade soundtracks to old K-pop and anime scores, it created an impressive catalog of music for the FM chips commonly found in PC sound cards of that era.

Download Episode #49: Adlib Noraebang (72 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Track announcements provided by Ed Wilson of PixelTunes Radio
Intro music by Paul van der Valk

Playlist:

01 “The Very Men…” – Demo (1997, MS-DOS) by Kim Tae Jin (sunby)
02 “Stage 6 & 7” – Iron Blood (1996, MS-DOS) by Seung-Hwan Ro, Myung-Jin Ahn
03 “Stage 5” – Dokkaebi-ga Ganda (1995, MS-DOS) by Senori Box
04 “Triumph” – Demo (1996, MS-DOS) by Park Jin Bae (Silhouetti)
05 “Stage 4” – Shakii the Wolf (1995, MS-DOS) by Seung-Hwan Ro, Myung-Jin Ahn
06 “Final Boss Theme” – Eol-ui Moheom (1995, MS-DOS) by Family Production
07 “Stage 7” – Illusion Blaze (1994, MS-DOS) by Seung-Hwan Ro, Myung-Jin Ahn
08 “Adventurer’s Anthem” – Ys II Special (1994, MS-DOS) by soundTeMP
09 “I don’t want to be arrested!” – Demo (1998, MS-DOS) by Ahn Jae-Hoon (Ahn1979)
10 “Unused Track” – Pee & Gity (1994, MS-DOS) by Seung-Hwan Ro, Myung-Jin Ahn
11 “Stage 3” – Ant Man (1995, MS-DOS) by Kwon Gu Hee, Park In Youb
12 “My Dear…” – Demo (MS-DOS) by Simpler
13 “Ending” – Olmang Jolmang Paradise (1995, MS-DOS) by Seung-Hwan Ro, Myung-Jin Ahn

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Episode #48: Micro Cabin

A podcast with music by developer and publisher Micro Cabin, best known for the Xak series and its various spin-offs. Many of their early releases originated on Japanese computers and featured an excellent line-up of composers like Tadahiro Nitta, Ryuji Sasai, Yasufumi Fukuda, and Yukiharu Urita who created some spectacular soundtracks, especially for the ‘lesser’ FM chips like OPLL and OPN.

Download Episode #48: Micro Cabin (72 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Track announcements provided by Ed Wilson of PixelTunes Radio
Intro music by Paul van der Valk

Playlist:

01 “Opening 2” – The Tower of Gazzel (1991, PC-9801) by Tadahiro Nitta
02 “Confronted! The Shogun Gospel” – Xak II: Rising of the Redmoon (1992, X68000) by Ryuji Sasai, Tadahiro Nitta
03 “New Year’s Day Of The Girl…” – Dragon Half (1993, PC-9801) by Tadahiro Nitta
04 “Surfing Go! Go!” – Fray in Magical Adventure CD (1994, PC Engine CD) by Tadahiro Nitta
05 “Stillness of the Nights” – Xak III: The Eternal Recurrence (1993, PC-9801) by Yukiharu Urita
06 “Obstinacy Pair” – Elm Knight (1992, PC-9801) by Tadahiro Nitta, Yasufumi Fukuda
07 “Blue Sea” – Xak: The Art of Visual Stage (1990, X68000) by Ryuji Sasai, Tadahiro Nitta
08 “Spending Days With Your Daughter” – Princess Maker (1992, MSX2) by Yukiharu Urita
09 “Town of Normana” – Xak 1 + 2 (1992, PC Engine CD) by Minoru Yuasa, Hiroaki Kai, Go Takano
10 “Foreigner of the Starry Sky” – What’s Michael? (1988, PC-8801) by Ryuji Sasai
11 “Boss Music #1” – Noon (1998, Playstation) by Yasufumi Fukuda
12 “Dragon” – Elm Knight (1992, PC-9801) by Tadahiro Nitta, Yasufumi Fukuda
13 “Blue Player” – Daisenryaku II: Campaign Version (1992, MSX2) by Yasufumi Fukuda
14 “Indoor Combat” – Illusion City (1993, FM Towns) by Tadahiro Nitta, Yasufumi Fukuda, Koji Urita
15 “Kagami no Naka no Actress” – Kimagure Orange Road: Natsu no Mirage (1988, PC-8801) by Micro Cabin
16 “Smiling Town of the Trees” – Eiyuu Shigan: Gal.Act.Heroism (1994, PC-9801) by Yukiharu Urita
17 “Staff Roll” – Xak: The Art of Visual Stage (1989, MSX2) by Tadahiro Nitta, Ryuji Sasai

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Episode #47: Knick-Knack

An episode with fantastic music covering a wide area of topics such as other-worldly champions, cat secretaries, questionable learning methods, and whatever happens in Nancy’s room. Enjoy!

Download Episode #47: Knick-Knack (73 MB, mp3) here
…or watch it on Youtube

Track announcements provided by Ed Wilson of PixelTunes Radio
Intro music by Paul van der Valk

Playlist:

01 “Cosmic Hero” – Nex Machina (2017, Windows) by Ari Pulkkinen
02 “Knick-Knack” – Demo (1995, Amiga) by Piotr Bendyk (XTD)
03 “Lead The Van” – Dragon Knight 4 (1994, X68000) by Witch
04 “Shinin’ Queen” – Cleopatra Fortune (1996, Arcade) by Shuichiro Nakazawa
05 “Learn It the Hard Way” – Coococ #10 (1989, Commodore 64) by Edwin van Santen
06 “Nancy’s Room” – Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes (2011, Windows) by Kevin Manthei
07 “Staff Roll” – Mesuneko Hishoshitsu (1995, PC-9801) by Yuki Nakayama (PANDA)
08 “I Want You” – Burning Rubber (1993, Amiga) by Tim Haywood
09 “Scene 2” – Star Parodier (1992, PC Engine CD) by Hiroshi Saito
10 “Mission 5” – Lock On (1993, SNES) by Akihiko Mori
11 “Title Screen” – Jars’Revenge (2011, Commodore 64) by Sascha Zeidler (Linus)
12 “Crush” – Descent II (1996, MS-DOS) by Brian Luzietti
13 “MUSIC 2” – Sex (1995, PC-9801) by Arika Nishimura (VWN)
14 “Fountain of Sighs” – Demo (1995, Amiga) by Adam Skorupa (Scorpik)

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