19 October 2016

LMH Mixtape #49: Koichi Sugiyama

Koichi Sugiyama was a famous composer in more traditional musical circles before he got involved with Dragon Quest, a game which quickly expanded into one of the most popular video game series in Japan.  Enjoy the classical sophistication that Sugiyama packs into his 8-bit and 16-bit compositions, and delight in the fact that he is still writing the music for the franchise today, with Dragon Quest XI slated for Japanese release in 2017.


Instant new favorite: Sylvalion - Chapter 1
Other instant new favorite: Master of Monsters - Into the Deep Blue Sky

Brewed new favorite: Monopoly - Game on 1F
Other brewed new favorite: Dragon Warrior IV - Cursed Towers

Picardy Third Alert:  Dragon Quest II - All Hope is Lost
Makes me want to build a house in the Sims:  Monopoly - Game on 1F

Track listing and original episode:


05 October 2016

Episode 181: Game Grumps

Brent and Rob are joined once again by Dan Avidan (having appeared two episodes ago) and this time, by Arin Hanson as well, for the full Game Grumps package.  Arin and Dan host the video game playthrough web series Game Grumps and start this episode off with some Mame That Chune-esque action, leaving Brent and Rob feeling a bit inadequate as video game music connoisseurs, but perhaps you, the users, may fare better than the boys.  Also, just in time for Halloween, Brent, Rob, Arin, and Dan share scary stories to help set the mood of the month.  Time Lord.  Full track listing below.

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

Rad Racer II - Nobuo Uematsu - Gum Ball Crash - Square - NES - 1990

Knuckles' Chaotix - Mariko Nanba, Junko Shiratsu - Evening Star - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Getsu Fuuma Den - Hidenori Maezawa - Overworld Theme - Konami - Famicom - 1987

OutRunners - Takayuki Nakamura, Junko Shiratsu, Tatsuya Kouzaki - Blow Your Cool - Data East/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Bananan Ouji no Daibouken - Nobuyuki Shioda - Tomato Factory - KID/Takara - Famicom - 1991

Task Force Harrier EX - Tenpei Sato - Night Mountain District - Jorudan/Treco - Genesis - 1991

Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajima - Yuichi Ozaki - The Engine Started Up - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1996

New 3D Golf Simulation: Waialae no Kiseki - Yumi Kinoshita, Shunsuke Minomiya, Shigekazu Kamaki, Hiroshi Morita, Yusaburo Shimojyo, Akira Tamada - BGM 1 - T&E Soft - Mega Drive - 1994

Ecco Jr. - Andy Armer DMP, Gabor Foltan, Laszlo Fazekas - The Fish Caves, Vents of Pearl - Novotrade International/Sega - Genesis - 1995

Skeleton Krew - Nathan McCree - Opening Theme - Core Design Ltd. - Genesis - 1995

Shadow Squadron - Masaru Setsumaru - Mission 4 - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Relevant Links:

Arin and Dan's video game playthrough series, Game Grumps...


Arin's YouTube channel...


Dan's band, Ninja Sex Party...


23 September 2016

Video: Legacy Music Hour at Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2015

Last year, Brent and Rob visited the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.  Here's some of what happened.

Thanks to Brett Roberts (www.brettrobertsvideo.com), Art Santana (www.groundkontrol.com), Trevor Thorpe, Nick Beaird and Alex Ell.

21 September 2016

LMH Mixtape #48: Keith Apicary and Nathan Barnatt

Dear Users, do you remember your first LMH episode?  KeyGlyph does.  It was Episode 48!  Keith Apicary and Nathan Barnatt both visited the headquarters way back when, and they each brought a list of games; from those games the boizz compiled a decidedly Sega-heavy setlist of tunes, which you can now listen to in mixtape form, several years later, as compiled by KeyGlyph.  In some weird kind of way it's like things have just come around full circle. Try to fight off the motion sickness, and enjoy!


Instant new favorite: Road Rash - Sierra Navada
Other instant new favorite: Flashback: The Quest for Identity - Ending Theme
Brewed new favorite: Solar Striker - Ending

Blatant Favoritism Award: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Angel Island Zone Act 1

Track listing and original episode:


07 September 2016

Episode 180: Rise

Episode 180 is about various things “rising” and loosely follows the story of an army of robots that rise up and attempt to take down the human race.  Brent and Rob also record this episode in a studio building frequented by the likes of Beyonce, Puff Daddy, and Robin Thicke, so an LMH thanks and salute to those guys for breaking things in for the Chiki Chiki Boyz.  Full track listing below.

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

Rise of the Robots - Richard Joseph, Jason Page - Crusher's Stage - Data Design Interactive/Acclaim - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Quarth - Hidehiro Funauchi, Kazuo Hanzawa - Level 2 - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

Radical Rex - Marshall Parker - Graveyard - Beam Software/Activision - Genesis - 1994

Drift King Shutokou Battle '94 - Opus Corp. - Shop - Genki/Bullet-Proof Software - Super Famicom - 1994

Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Patrick Phelan - Tournament Standings - Gremlin Graphics/GameTek - Genesis - 1993

Gradius II - Hidenori Maezawa, Yukie Morimoto - Stage Interlude - Konami - Famicom - 1988

The Adventures of Batman & Robin - Jesper Kyd - Joker's Theme - Genesis - 1995

Daibakushou: Jinsei Gekijou - Mitsuhito Tanaka - Ending and Staff Roll - Taito - Super Famicom - 1992

Party Quiz Mega Q - Hirofumi Murasaki - CM Song - Minato Giken/Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

Golden Axe III - Naofumi Hataya, Tatsuyuki Maeda (Ryunosuke), Haruyo Oguro (Lotty), Tomonori Sawada - Cave of Crystal (Stage 3B) - Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

Tetris Battle Gaiden - Tomoyuki Hamada - Ritual Dance - Bullet-Proof Software - Super Famicom - 1993