15 August 2018

LMH Mixtape #74: Asiatic Music


Japanese and Chinese locales pop up a lot in video games, and as you might have noticed, they often have amazing background music.  For Episode 74, Brent and Rob searched far and wide for some of the best Asiatic tracks around, and they came back with souvenirs from all the major console cultures of the 8-bit and 16-bit era -even the arcade scene!  So come and sample this amazing buffet of tunes from the Far East... and yes, you can invite your samurai hype man as a plus one.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  The Revenge of Shinobi - China Town
Other instant new favorite:  Sangokushi Retsuden: Ransei no Eiyuutachi - China Unified

Brewed new favorite:  The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - Oedo (Kid Ying's House/Goemon's House)
Other brewed new favorite:  Brutal: Paws of Fury - Bridge in the Mountains


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-74-asiatic.html

01 August 2018

Episode 203: Tim Follin

The Legacy Music Hour finally does a focus on the music of Tim Follin, and more importantly, finally does an interview with Tim Follin himself.  The interview was originally set to happen back in 2011, but for one reason or another, it didn’t happen until now.  Lots of interesting stuff here as well as some clarification regarding composer credits.  Thank you to Tim Follin for taking the time to speak to Brent and Rob and providing insight regarding his work.  Track listing below.



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

Magic Johnson's Fast Break - Tim Follin - High Score - Software Creations/Tradewest - NES - 1990

Pictionary - Tim Follin - Mini-Game 2 - Software Creations/LJN - NES - 1990

Sky Shark - Tim Follin - Stage 2 - Software Creations/Taito - NES - 1988

Time Trax - Tim Follin - Stages 1, 3, 8 - Malibu - Genesis - 1994 (unreleased)

Treasure Master - Tim Follin - The Moon (World 2) - Software Creations/American Softworks - NES - 1991

Solstice - Tim Follin - Ending - Software Creations/Sony Imagesoft - NES -1990

Time Trax - Tim Follin - Stages 4, 6 - Malibu - Genesis - 1994 (unreleased)