18 July 2018

LMH Mixtape #73: Jazz Music 2

All right, look.  KeyGlyph here.  I've been trying to compose a measured introduction to this mixtape for the usual Legacy Music Hour blog post, and I'm officially giving up.  Jazz Music 2 is just too darn good.  It's dreamy, it's busy, it's romantic, it's introspective; it'll conjure up images of bustling cities one moment and lonely hotel lounges the next.  I can't quite put it into words, but there's some real magic going on in this one.  So please, let this VGM genre tour whisk you away to a place where piano is king, everyone knows the Fox Trot, and life seems to glitter just a tiny bit more than you're used to.


Instant new favorite: Zero4 Champ - Seaside Memories
Other instant new favorite: Earthbound - Venus Live!
Brewed new favorite: Bahamut Lagoon - Menu
Honorable Mentions:  Everything else?!

Most hopeful for a Brent Weinbach piano cover of:  Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu - The End?

Track listing and original episode:


04 July 2018

Episode 202: TurboGrafx-16 3

Yet another TurboGrafx-16 focus, although it’s mostly all PC Engine tracks this time.  In this episode, the boizz get cross-wibed, the boizz talk cereal, and Brent shares some special food recipes of his own creation.  NOTE: Rob played the wrong track for Mahjong Gakuen, which was just a variation loop of the beginning of his intended track.  He had become so sleepy by that point that he didn’t notice it wasn’t the track in its entirety.  The full track was added later, which is why the full track doesn’t play while the boizz are talking over it.  Full track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Dragon Egg! - D. Takahashi, M. Masimoto - Unused 2 - Tenky/NCS/Masaya - PC Engine - 1991

Wai Wai Mahjong: Yukai na Jantomi-tachi - unknown - Riichi - Video System - PC Engine - 1989

Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police - Hiroto Saitoh (Dandy Hiroto) - Story Out - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1990

Makai Hakkenden Shada - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Takafumi Miura, Seiichi Hamada, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama - Battle with Garyo - Data East - PC Engine - 1989

Mahjong Gakuen Touma Soushirou Toujou - Atsuko Iwanaga (Ako Matsudaira) - M.A.M.I. (Story Mode Ending) - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1989

Yuu Yuu Jinsei: Victory Life - Takeaki Kunimoto - gameplay - Hudson - PC Engine - 1988

Jinmu Denshou - Takane Okubo, Masaaki Uno, Goblin Sound - Semimaru - Manjyudo/Big Club/Wolf Team - PC Engine - 1989

Aoi Blink - Shinichi Sakamoto, Souichirou Harada - In-Game 7 - West One/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1990

J.J. & Jeff - Takeaki Kunimoto (Kinoko Kunimoto) - Field 3 - Hudson/Turbo Technologies - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Takeda Shingen - unknown - Round 1 - Jaleco/Aicom - PC Engine - 1989

Spiral Wave - unknown - Space Battle - Media Rings - PC Engine - 1991

20 June 2018

LMH Mixtape #72: Funk Music

Get ready for some serious bass lines, horn stabs, and syncopated beats, because it's time to revisit the LMH funk focus.  This mixtape has enough food, folks, and funk for every user, so whether you're a purple belt or just a white belt with a little yellow on the tip, you'll be lovin' it.


Instant new favorite:  Maniac Mansion - Michael
Other instant new favorite:  Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Dungeon
Brewed new favorite:  Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu - Tunnel Passage

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Toejam & Earl - Funkotronic Beat
Blatant Favoritism Award X2:  Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Marble Garden Zone 1

Track listing and original episode:


06 June 2018

Episode 201: TurboGrafx-16 2

The boizz do another focus on TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine music (and SuperGrafx too).  Rob plays tracks he’s been sitting on for a bit, while Brent plays all Darren Deluxe picks, so thank you to Darren Deluxe for the compilation he sent over.  Rob also has pretty bad allergies, so watch out for that.  The boizz really have a lot of fun with Tiger Road, so watch out for that too. Ha ha ha ha ha!!  Full track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Power League 4 - unknown - Result - Hudson - PC Engine - 1991

Cyber Dodge - Einosuke Nagao, Toshie Oya - Stadium (Court 6) - Compile/Tonkin House - PC Engine - 1992

Break In - Takeaki Kunimoto (Kinoko Kunimoto) - In-Game 1- Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1989

Neutopia II - Keita Hoshi - Sphere 4 - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

Makai Prince Dorabocchan - Makiko Ito, Hiroshi Nishikawa - Stage 5 - Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1990

Out Live - Masashi Kageyama - Prologue - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1989

J.J. & Jeff - Takeaki Kunimoto (Kinoko Kunimoto) - Credits - Hudson/Turbo Technologies - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Tiger Road - Harumi Fujita, Tamayo Kawamoto, Osamu Kasai (arr.), Masaaki Harada (arr.), Shinji Nakayama (arr.) - Title - Advance Communication Company/NEC/Capcom - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

After Burner II - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Shigeharu Isoda, Kenichiro Isoda - Final Take Off - Bits Laboratory/NEC/Sega - PC Engine - 1990

Hana Taaka Daka!? - Kinuyo Yamashita - Kaori - Natsume/Taito - PC Engine - 1991

Madou Ou Granzort - Norihiko Yamanuki - Stage 7 - Mutech/Hudson - SuperGrafx -  1990

30 May 2018

LMH Mixtape #71: Handheld Consoles

When you played your handheld systems back in the day, were you the sort of gamer who made use of the headphone jack, or did you just rely on those tiny external speakers?  Regardless of who you were in the past, today you're a fully grown LMH User -- and that means you relish the opportunity to listen to portable VGM tunes through your finest headset, just as the composers had always intended.  So get comfy for an extended dose with this mixtape of Brent and Rob's Handheld Consoles focus.  No squinting or double A batteries required!


Instant new favorite: X - Tunnel Scene
Brewed new favorite: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru - Credits
Blatant Favoritism Award:  The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Mt. Tamaranch (Tal Tal Heights)

That solo, though!:  Blue Lightning - Title Screen

Track listing and original episode: