20 July 2011

Episode 38: New Age Music

In this soothing yet provocative episode, Brent and Rob explore new age music found in video games of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  They discuss Turkish baths, "junk," and more.  Put on your avocado mask, cucumber slices on your eyes, and RELAX to the sounds of The Legacy Spa.  Full track listing below.



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

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Memories of Green - Square - SNES - 1995

Secret of Evermore - Jeremy Soule - Ebon Keep (Town) - Square - SNES - 1995

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Mieko Ishikawa - Premonition (Styx) - Riot - Genesis - 1991

Ecco the Dolphin - Spencer Nilsen, Brian Coburn, András Magyari - Welcome to the Machine - Novotrade International/Sega - Genesis - 1992

Junction - unknown - Background 1 Ocean - Micronet/Konami - Genesis - 1990

Equinox - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Atlena (excerpt) - Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Awakening - Square - SNES - 1994

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - A Prayer and a Whisper - Square - SNES - 1993

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Mieko Ishikawa - Key of Light - Riot - Genesis - 1991

Last Bible III - Hiroyuki Yanada - Brantika - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Secret of the Forest - Square - SNES - 1995

Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Aquatic Ambiance - Rare - SNES - 1994

The Karate Kid - Hirohiko Takayama - Title - LJN - NES - 1987

Star Ocean - Motoi Sakuraba - Guitar 2 - tri-Ace/Enix - Super Famicom - 1996

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - The Mines of Narshe - Square - SNES - 1994

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - Dr. Andonut's Lab - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Ys III: Wanderers from Ys - Mieko Ishikawa - Sentimental Twilight - Riot - Genesis - 1991

Alice no Paint Adventure - Takahisa Hirano, Takeshi Miura - Cloud Kingdom - Epoch - Super Famicom - 1995

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - The Lunarians - Square - SNES - 1991

9 comments:

  1. this episode was great, and relaxed the hell of out me, Eno style. PS we know Earthbound is on Brent's wishlist, Rob F Switch, what's on yours?

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  2. I was pleasantly surprised by this episode! I thought New Age music would be more ambient and less melodic, but your tracks we're really great. You should do a part two at some point!

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  3. Nikolas - we hope to do another new age piece at some point in 2012.

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  4. I never played Ecco the Dolphin but I really enjoyed that track. Any connection to Pink Floyd?

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  5. You hit some of my favorite tracks. Oh, god...

    Am I a New Age fan?!

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  6. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equinox

    eek-win-ox

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  7. ...the Turkish Bath bit... I died.

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  8. Oh man...those bass notes in the Equinox song gave me goosebumps. What a track.

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