21 August 2019

LMH Mixtape #98: Shorties 2

Get ready for another blistering wave of tiny tracks, because it's Shorties 2!  These forty-one tunes fold up into a compact twenty-five minutes, leaving you feeling productive and chiptune-efficient.  That's the kind of musical impact you can feel good about, no matter which political party (Genesis, SNES, or TG-16) you belong to.


Instant new favorite:  Cosmic Wars - Buy Ships
Other instant new favorite:  Captain America and the Avengers - Unused (Arcade Continue)
Other other instant new favorite:  X - Junction
Other other other instant new favorite:  Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de - Yukari at the Tennis Club

Brewed new favorite:  Super Oozumou Netsusen Dai-Ichiban - Main Menu
Other brewed new favorite:  Superman - Round Clear
Other other brewed new favorite:  Cyborg 009 - Title Menu

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Indoors 1

Track listing and original episode:


07 August 2019

Episode 215: Role-Playing Games 3

Once again, Brent and Rob select tracks from role-playing games, some new titles to the podcast, others fairly familiar.  Gabe gets in on the action too.  They also talk a little bit about black mold and Rob gives thanks to everyone for recognizing his kindergarten degree.  Full track listing below.

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

Dark Kingdom - Jimmy & Patty - Town - Nippon Telenet - Super Famicom - 1994

Surging Aura - Kamo - Staff Roll - Japan Media Programming - Mega Drive - 1995

Mystic Ark - Akihiko Mori - Threads of Memories - Produce/Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - Riana - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

Solid Runner - Mitsuhito Tanaka, Toshiaki Sakoda, Pure Sound - Lif's Garage - Sting/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1997

Maten no Soumetsu - Noriyuki Iwadare, Isao Mizoguchi - Soul World - Kodansha - Mega Drive - 1993

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

Dragon View - M. Takenaka, Mari Komatsu, T. Sekido, Mercado Inc. - Frozen Corridors - Kemco - SNES - 1994

Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou - Naoki Kodaka - Straying off in the Depth - Sunsoft - Super Famicom - 1994

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - The Wandering Sculptures - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Ending (Part 2) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Sky Wing - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Sorcerian - Mieko Ishikawa - Where we Meet - Sega/Falcom - Mega Drive - 1990

Aretha II: Ariel no Fushigi na Tabi - Tsuyoshi Tanaka (CHACKey), Futoshi Shimodaira, Kazuyasu Hiroe - Paint it Blue - Japan Art Media/Yanoman - Super Famicom - 1994

Traysia - Minoru Yuasa - Title Theme - Renovation/Riot - Genesis - 1992

Dual Orb - Lucky‑7 - Deserted Village - I’Max - Super Famicom - 1993

31 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #97: Manga

Back before media companies discovered the booming national market for Japanese graphic novels and anime, video games of popular manga characters often stayed within their country of origin. What kinds of VGM were Japanese kids listening to on the regular in the 80s and 90s that other regions may have missed?  With their Manga episode, the Legacy Music Hour gave us the opportunity to find out.


Instant new favorite: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - Title Screen
Other instant new favorite: Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension - Staff Roll

Brewed new favorite: Susano O Densetsu - Dungeon 1
Other brewed new favorite:  Bari Bari Densetsu - unknown

Track listing and original episode:


24 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #96: World Music

Make sure you've got your luggage and your boarding pass, because we're off on a tour of music from el mundo!  This Legacy Music Hour episode featured tunes that aimed to invoke indigenous music from specific places all over the globe.  We'll be traveling to INDIA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, and even places beyond the Street Fighter II announcer's repertoire.  You don't need to stow your electronics or keep your seat in an upright position for takeoff or landing, though, so this flight should be comfy from beginning to end.  Bon voyage!


Instant new favorite:  New Horizons - The Mahout
Other instant new favorite: Fantasy Zone - Hot Snow (Round 5)
Brewed new favorite:  Earthbound - Threed, Free at Last

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Street Fighter II Turbo - Dhalsim

Track listing and original episode:


17 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #95: Title Screen Music 2

Have you ever encountered title screen music so good, you had to put the controller down and just listen?  For episode 95 the boizz compiled fifteen more opening tracks that might have a similar effect on you -- and in mixtape form, you won't even have to worry about your impatient sibling mashing past the intro screens!  You gotta admit... that's pretty skitchin'.


Instant new favorite: GT Racing - Title Screen
Other instant new favorite: Tecmo World Wrestling - Title Screen
Brewed new favorite: Moon Crystal - The Moon Crystal

Gets me a little emotional:  Tecmo World Wrestling - Title Screen

Track listing and original episode: