28 August 2013

Episode 148: Experimental Music 2

Weird music is the focus of Episode 148.  The kind of stuff one might hear on a "new music" radio program.  Brent is joined by listener Michael and together they listen to very unusual and sometimes creepy pieces of video game music.  Full track listing below.



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

Spider-Man/X-Men: Arcade's Revenge - Tim Follin, Geoff Follin - Wolferine - LJN/Software Creations - SNES - 1992

Majin Tensei II: Spiral Nemesis - Misaki Okibe - If We Believe... - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

Strider - Junko Tamiya - Short Spin - Capcom - Genesis - 1990

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - Threed, Zombie Central - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

The Mahjong Touhaiden - Soushi Hosoi, Pirowo - Dancing Princess - Video System/Khaos - Super Famicom - 1993

Dark Law: Meaning of Death - Satoshi Nagano, Michihico Shichi - Final Battle - SAS Sakata/ASCII - Super Famicom - 1997

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode - Michiharu Hasuya - Target Mode Ground - Vic Tokai - NES - 1988

Game Boy Camera - Hirokazu Tanaka, Minako Hamano, Kentaro Nishimura - Main Title - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1998

Pocket Kyoro-chan - unknown - Ball & Paddle Game - Tomy/Jupiter Multimedia - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Tsuri Taro - Katsuhiro Hayashi (?) - Fishing for Seema - Pack-In-Video - Super Famicom - 1994

Mario Paint - Kazumi Totaka, Ryoji Yoshitomi, Hirokazu Tanaka - Flyswatter: Level 3 - Nintendo - SNES - 1992

16 comments:

  1. Hi, I an't get it to download....looks like some good music though!

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    1. Nope. Download on the LMH page works fine, and I just finished listening to it on iTunes. A lot of great music in this one! A little bummed none of the tracks I suggested made the cut (I sent you an e-mail full of them in case you didn't see it). But the ones you did pick were very good.

      Actually, the two Strider tracks I'd suggested (Fu-Jin, and Gravity Unusual) are the ones that come immediately before, and immediately after Short Spin. Thought that was interesting. The other tracks I suggested besides the Strider ones was that Psychosis Stage 4 track again, and the entire Chakan The Forever Man soundtrack. Not that I was envisioning you playing the whole thing, but the soundtrack to Chakan fit this episode to a tee, and I figured it was a smorgasbord from which to pick a track (especially Water zone 2 and Fire zone 2).

      My favorite of this episode's tracks that I've heard before is the track from Spider-Man/X-Men! Fantastic track! I think my favorite of the tracks that I've not heard before is the Tsuri Taro track. Loved that one. The Dark Law and Majin Tensei 2 tracks would probably be the runner ups.

      Hope everything's okay with the Switch! We missed him, though Michael was a good guest, and did well. Hopefully it was nothing paradigmatic like last time he was gone. :-(

      Cheers!

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    2. I'm also having this problem on iTunes - maybe there's a problem with the feed?

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    3. We can't figure out what the problem would be... Are you using a Mac or PC?

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  2. Hi, I was the guy who reported it as not working. I blame Internet Explorer, nobody should use this. Sorry for the drama! Long time fan.

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  3. That Game Boy Camera song reminds me of dubstep. :p (but much better)

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    1. I liked the Mario theme intro that is interspersed throughout that Gameboy Camera track. Would it be a Super Mario theme phrase?

      Great show, guys!

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  4. <3 <3 <3 MARIO PAINT! I miss Mr. Switch but good job Michael!

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  5. having trouble downloading on iTunes as well.....

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    1. Is the episode showing up on iTunes and you can't download it? Or is it not even showing up?

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  6. its showing up in the feed, but shows error 2146893007 when trying to download

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    1. Hey, we tried re-uploading the episode. Can you try it again and see if you have the problem?

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    2. working okay now, not sure what went wrong before

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    3. Must have been something weird with the upload. I have no clue.

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  7. My download worked fine, but I use doggcatcher on an android phone.

    Good episode, liked the music! I'm surprised you haven't heard Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Brent. You usually seemed to have heard everything, and PCO seems like it would be completely up your alley!

    Mahjong is a really fun game, but I've only played it on pc games. It sort of is just a matching solitaire-like game, right?

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