27 March 2019

LMH Mixtape #87: Norio Hanzawa

Adequately describing Norio Hanzawa's complicated compositional style is a challenge.  Intricate and futuristic, sometimes frenetic, occasionally high-octane, yet always memorable, these tunes have sweeping narratives that convey much more than generalized emotions or simple environments.  Not sure what that means?  Listen to the mixtape and find out.  NOTE: In the intro to the episode, Brent refers to the composer as Kazuo Hanzawa, because at the time, the composer was known as such, but now, it has been confirmed that his name is actually Norio.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Alien Soldier - Oblivious Past
Other instant new favorite:  Alien Soldier - Runner/AD2025
Other other instant new favorite:  Gunstar Heroes - Last Party on the Moon
Brewed new favorite:  Quarth - BGM 1


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-87-kazuo.html

20 March 2019

LMH Mixtape #86: Outer Space

Real-life outer space may be a silent vacuum, but in video games the void is filled with soaring melodies, funky jams, and gorgeous ambience.  Whether you beam down with this mixtape on your next away mission or blast it through your Arwing's souped-up sound system, this survey of space tunes will be the perfect compliment to your adventures.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Rocket Knight Adventures - Stage 6
Other instant new favorite: Axelay - Cosmos
Brewed new favorite: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Echoes From the Past - Codis Nu VI (First Visit)

Now that I've found it, I can't live without it:  Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship - Cyber Zone 2


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/06/legacy-music-hour-episode-86-outer.html

06 March 2019

Episode 210: Beyond 16-Bit 4

Brent and Rob AND Gabe focus on music from the fifth generation and beyond, something that the Legacy Music Hour does every now and then.  Full track listing below.



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

Sonic the Hedgehog CD - Naofumi Hataya, Masafumi Ogata - Tidal Tempest Present - Sonic Team/Sega - Mega-CD - 1993

Celeste - Lena Raine - First Steps - Matt Makes Games - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Snatcher - Keizou Nakamura, Masanori Adachi, Kazuhito Imai, Masanori Ouchi, Akira Yamaoka - Tear Stained Eyes - Konami - Sega CD - 1994

Neon Drive - Gustav Eriksson (Pengus) - Valkyrie (Level 6) - Fraoula - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Tengai Makyou: Ziria - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tomotsune Maeno - Sad Past - Red Company/Hudson - PC Engine CD-ROM² - 1989

Cave Story - Daisuke Amaya (Pixel) - Geothermal - Pixel Studios/Nicalis - Wii - 2010

Jaguar XJ220 - Martin Iveson - Podium - Core Design Ltd./JVC Digital Studios - Sega CD - 1993

Undertale - Toby Fox - Alphys - tobyfox - PlayStation 4 - 2017

Pilotwings Resort - Asuka Ito - Glider - Monster Games/Nintendo - Nintendo 3DS - 2011

The Messenger - Eric W. Brown (Rainbowdragoneyes) - Into The Depths (Catacombs) (Past) - Sabotage Studio/Devolver Digital - Nintendo Switch - 2018

Urusei Yatsura: My Dear Friends - Kenichi Okuma - School - Game Arts - Mega-CD - 1994

Jack Bros. - Hiroyuki Yanada (Yanda) - Temple of Nightmare (Level 3) - Atlus - Virtual Boy - 1995

Wolfchild - Martin Iveson - End Credits - Core Design Ltd./JVC Musical Industries - Sega CD - 1993

Galactic Pinball - Kenji Yamamoto, Masaru Tajima - Moon Man Fandango - Intelligent Systems/Nintendo - Virtual Boy - 1995

Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams - Naoshi Mizuta, Hiroaki Kondo (arr.), Ryoji Yamamoto (arr.) - Staff Roll 1 - Capcom - Sega Saturn - 1996

RayForce - Tamayo Kawamoto - Vision (Round 3) - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1993

Sonic 3D Blast - Richard Jacques - Rusty Ruin Zone Act 1 - Traveller's Tales/Sega - Sega Saturn - 1996

Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman - The Fateful Return (Tower Approach) - Yacht Club Games - Wii U - 2014

Alundra - Kouhei Tanaka - The Wind that Crosses the Earth - Matrix Software/Working Designs - PlayStation - 1998