10 September 2014

LMH Mixtape #7: Elevator Music

From the LMH pocket dictionary:

el·e·va·tor mu·sic (n.):  1. Tunes with a certain synthy-sounding, jazzy aesthetic, described by some as "cheesy" or "bad." 2. The kind of music you'd hear if you were on hold for the doctor's office. 3. Anything that sounds like, or is, "The Girl from Ipanema." 4. The jam.

NOTE: If it wasn't addressed in any subsequent episodes, Rob made an error by playing two TurboGrafx-CD tracks, which are technically illegal plays. Those tracks were still included in this mixtape, however.


Instant new favorite:  Ys Book 1 - Tower of the Shadow of Death
New brewed favorite:  Phantasy Star II - Restoration
Other new brewed favorite:  Out Run - Passing Breeze

Gets me a little emotional:  Tetris Attack - Water Stage
I'd like some toast with that jam:  Star Fox - Macbeth

Blatant Favoritism Award*:  Toejam and Earl - Big Earl Bump

*an unnecessary but irresistible acknowledgement of longtime personal favorite

Track listing and original episode:


03 September 2014

Bonus: F. Switch Dance Mix Tres

The Legacy Music Hour presents Rob F. Switch's third installment of continuous dance party music comprised of only 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music.  No remixes, no covers, no adaptations of non-video game music -just pure, original, dancy music from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis!

27 August 2014

LMH Mixtape #6: Flying and Shooting

With musical styles that ranged from pop to march, metal to orchestral, the Flying and Shooting episode was a wonderful demonstration of retro VGM variety.  KeyGlyph's commendations list gets a little crazy for this installment, and she sincerely hopes yours does too!


Instant new favorite:  Herzog Zwei - Sleight of Hand
Other instant new favorite:  Silver Surfer - BGM II
Other other instant new favorite:  Lightening Force - Fighting Back

New brewed favorite:  Pop'n Twinbee - Village Sky
Other new brewed favorite:  1943 - Air Battle
Other other new brewed favorite:  Lightening Force - Metal Squad

Infinite Loop Award*:  Top Gun - Missile Select
Megazord Award**:  Lightening Force - Evil Destroyer

* a shorty that never seems to get old, no matter how many times you loop it
** a song you could assemble a Megazord to

Track listing and original episode:


13 August 2014

LMH Mixtape #5: Square

On the heels of the first composer focus came the Legacy Music Hour's first "company focus," a full episode of tracks entirely from one developer/publisher.  KeyGlyph guarantees that this fantastic compilation of tunes will become an instant staple in your playlist rotation, whether or not you happen to be an RPG kind of guy.


Instant new favorite:  Secret of Mana - Angel's Fear & Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hightension Wire
Brewed new favorite:  Chrono Trigger - Robo's Theme

Now That I've Found It, I Can't Live Without It:  Secret of Mana - Spirit of the Night

Picardy Third Alert:  Secret of Mana - Spirit of the Night

Track listing and original episode:


30 July 2014

LMH Mixtape #4: Junko Tamiya

Episode four marked the first occurrence of the "composer focus", an entire installment dedicated to showcasing the works of one musician.  The tradition began with Junko Tamiya, and although a few selections by other composers sneaked into the original episode, the errors were excluded this time around to produce an all-Tamiya mixtape.

NOTE TO THE DETAIL-ORIENTED:  Bionic Commando's "Area 1" was composed by Harumi Fujita, but Junko Tamiya's involvement as its arranger for the NES port merited its inclusion on the setlist.


Instant new favorite:  Street Fighter 2010 - Planet 1, Area 1
Brewed new favorite:  Strider - Hiryu/Theme for Counterattack

Now That I've Found It, I Can't Live Without It:  Street Fighter 2010 - Planet 2, Area 2

Picardy Third Alert:  Street Fighter 2010 - Planet 1, Area 2

Track listing (this has non-Tamiya tracks not included in this mix) and original episode: