22 July 2015

LMH Mixtape #28: Sonic the Hedgehog

Writing the usual sort of unbiased third-person introduction was almost impossible for KeyGlyph this week.  Why is that, you ask?  Because for her -- as well as countless other gamers -- the music from the Sonic the Hedgehog series holds some of the nearest and dearest spots in her VGM-loving heart.  This mixtape may send you through loop-de-loops of nostalgia, or it may take you to previously unknown zones; either way, there's simply no denying that the LMH Sonic the Hedgehog focus was way past cool.


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08 July 2015

LMH Mixtape #27: Rock Music

Get ready for hard-hitting drums, wicked guitar solos, and occasionally aggressive trumpets... It's an LMH rock music focus!


Instant new favorite:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters - Metal Works
Other instant new favorite:  Road Rash II - Vermont

MVP Award:  the Sparkster organist

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01 July 2015

Episode 166: Free Play 21

Rob is still transitioning into his final form (in other words, super busy moving and getting things settled in Portland), so the computer game episode has been postponed until next month.  Instead, guest commentator, Jacob Sirof, joins Brent for another free play.  This episode features some tracks that have been hiding in Brent’s back pocket over the years, and Jacob gets really into one particular bonk jam.  Full track listing below.

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

Super Mahjong 2: Honkaku 4 Nin Uchi! - Masakatsu Maekawa - Title Screen - I'Max/Now Production - Super Famicom - 1993

City Hunter - unknown - Mission 3 - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1990

Magical * Taruruuto-kun - Studio 401, Yoshiki Nishimura - Stage 3 - TOSE/Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1991

Magical * Taruruuto-kun 2: Mahou Daibouken - unknown - Level Music (Worlds 1-3) - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1992

Super Bonk - Masaaki Nishizawa, Keiji Ueki, Kennosuke Suemura - In the Clouds - Red/Hudson - SNES - 1994

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Level 5 and 6 (Snow Mountain) - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Final Zone - Motoi Sakuraba - City Gate (Stage 4 and Bosses 1, 2, 5, and 6) - Wolf Team/Renovation - Genesis - 1990

Tarot Mystery - Yasuaki Fujita - Playing The Card Game Tarot - Ukiyotei/Visit - Super Famicom - 1995

Shinseiki Odysselya 2 - Fumito Tamayama, Shigenori Masuko - King of Dragon 2 -     Vic Tokai - Super Famicom - 1995

DinoCity - Hiroshi Kimura - Rex's Theme - Irem - SNES - 1992

Warrior of Rome - Pirata, Kappa, Sasa, Kii, Tacky Pop - On to Syria! - Micronet - Genesis - 1991

Bio-Hazard Battle - Kenichiro Isoda (K.N.U.) - Stage 2 and 6 - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Heavy Nova - Shaka, Studio River Kids, T. Iijima - Rebel Boss 2-1: Garo (SX-D07RR) - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Lupin III: Densetsu no Hihou o Oe! - Hisao Ogawa - Broadcast - SAS Sakata/Epoch - Super Famicom - 1994

Wario's Woods - Soyo Oka, Shinobu Amayake - Round Game: Bomb Time - Nintendo - NES - 1994

24 June 2015

LMH Mixtape #26: Beyond 16-Bit

When the Legacy Music Hour reached its sixth-month milestone, Brent and Rob stepped outside their usual realm and featured video game music from the fifth generation onward. Get ready to relive one of the rare Legacy Music Hour field trips that took you... BEYOND!!!... 16-bits.


Instant new favorite:  I-War - Main Title Theme
Other instant new favorite:  Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Kaze no Ne
Brewed new favorite:  Mega Man Network Transmission - Garden System (Needle Man Stage)

Underestimated Earworm Award*:  Wario Land: Shake It! - Just Plains

*a song you thought was only moderately catchy until you realized it had actually been in your head all week

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10 June 2015

LMH Mixtape #25: Nobuo Uematsu

Brent has occasionally referred to Nobuo Uematsu as "the John Williams of video game music" for good reason.  Uematsu's incredible work with the Final Fantasy series has earned him fans all over the world, and not just among dedicated video game hobbyists.  For this composer focus the boizz compiled a setlist with two distinct phases (or forms): the first is a chronological survey of Uematsu's music, and the second is a less structured collection of favorite selections.  Enjoy them both!


Instant new favorite:  Front Mission:  Gun Hazard - Remains
Other instant new favorite:  Final Fantasy V - My Home, Sweet Home
Brewed new favorite:  DynamiTracer - Music Factory

Gets me a little emotional:  Final Fantasy III - Town of Water
Blatant Favoritism Award:  The Final Fantasy Legend - Prologue

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