18 September 2019

LMH Mixtape #100: Free Play 10

As the mixtapes finally reach their centennial, let's pause for a moment to wax nostalgic over the Legacy Music Hour's legacy and what it's meant to the listeners.  For many of us, LMH was the first VGM podcast to hit out eardrums; over time we became so attached to Brent and Rob's weekly banter that the announcement of their "final episode" in 2013 caused a mild panic.  Scads of Users were inspired to fill the void with their own creative projects, trying to keep the LMH spirit alive with tribute blogs, multiple offshoot podcasts, and even these mixtapes themselves.  When the show triumphantly returned to the air in 2014, it was in no small part due to the help of two more Users, Gabe and Trevor, who have been an indispensable part of the team ever since.

So, as you reminisce about all these things and more over tracks from the Legacy Music Hour’s first ever live recording, think of the extraordinary dedication of the boizz -- and the incredible community that sprung up around them -- that has kept this podcast running for nearly a decade.  Boizz, Staff, and Users... we salute you.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Bomb Game
Other instant new favorite:  Stealth - Weapon Select
Other other instant new favorite:  Magical Chase - Termination (Final Boss)

Big mood:  Wedding Peach - We Did It!


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/09/episode-100-free-play-10-live.html

04 September 2019

Episode 216: Beyond 16-Bit 5

Another beyond fourth generation focus.  Due to a power outage, Rob wasn’t able to join, so it’s just Brent and Gabe and a bit of Trevor too.  And because Rob wasn’t playing tracks on this episode, that means more tracks for Gabe, which means, instead of Gabe’s Corner, it’s the Gabe Interjection.  Full track listing below.



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

n/a - unknown - Menu - Nintendo - NES Classic Edition - 2016

Kero Blaster - Daisuke Amaya - Check'IN Out (Stage 3 - OXOX Hotel) - Studio Pixel/Playism - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Baba Is You - Arvi Teikari - Tree Is Shift (Deep Forest) - Hempuli - Nintendo Switch - 2019

Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm - Nobuhiro Makino - Stage 1: Ganymede - Human Entertainment/Big Fun Games - Sega CD - 1994

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land - Jake Kaufman - Spaceship 4 - WayForward/D3Publisher - Nintendo 3DS - 2013

Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin - City of Tears (Indoors) - Team Cherry - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Undertale - Toby Fox - Dating Start! - tobyfox - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Masahiko Kimura - Dracula's Tears - Konami - Nintendo DS - 2005

Cave Story - Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) - On to Grasstown - Studio Pixel/Nicalis - Wii - 2010

Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita - Frosty Wheel - Good-Feel/HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - Wii - 2010

Katamari Damacy - Yoshihito Yano, Saki Kabata (voc.) - Lonely Rolling Star - Now Production/Namco - PlayStation 2 - 2004

Nekketsu Oyako - Takeshi Yoshida, Hyakutaro Tsukumo (arr.) - Mega Tokyo 2064: Outer City Road - TechnoSoft - Sega Saturn (Japan) - 1995

RayStorm - Tamayo Kawamoto - Geometric City (Area 1) - Taito/Working Designs - PlayStation - 1997

Grid Seeker: Project Storm Hammer - Norihiro Furukawa - So Hight (Mission 6) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1992

The Messenger - Eric W. Brown (Rainbowdragoneyes) - Bamboo Boogaloo (Bamboo Creek) (Past) - Sabotage Studio/Devolver Digital - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Alundra - Kouhei Tanaka - The Village of Inoa - Matrix Software/Working Designs - PlayStation - 1998

Neon Drive - Gustav Eriksson (Pengus) - Miami (Level 2) - Fraoula - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Rayman - RĂ©mi Gazel - Harmony - Ubisoft - PlayStation - 1995

Snatcher - Keizou Nakamura, Masanori Adachi, Kazuhito Imai, Masanori Ouchi, Akira Yamaoka - One Night In Neo Kobe City - Konami - Sega CD - 1994

28 August 2019

LMH Mixtape #99: Air and Sky

Sometimes when you're in a video game, you want to enjoy the flying more than the shooting.  And that's what the LMH Air and Sky focus is all about: music from levels up in the clouds, whether or not you're shmupping your way through them.  So recline in your seat, close your eyes, and experience the feeling of soaring.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Tales of Phantasia - Aviators
Other instant new favorite: Devilish: The Next Possession - Stage 4: Air Passage
Brewed new favorite: Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Sky-Jinks

Best use of handclaps:  Contra: Hard Corps - Zephyr
The "Brent, I'm Soaring" Award:  Tales of Phantasia - Aviators


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/09/episode-99-air-and-sky.html

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.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/09/episode-98-shorties-2.html

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