Friday, June 15, 2018

Ep. 112: Hidden Jam

Josh and Emily are back in the Overworld, and there is a LOT of time travel going on. First, Josh and Emily's recording session gets botched, so they travel to the future to finish it. Then, one of our time traveling patrons arrives with a final recommendation. Next, one of our selections today involves a music programmer going back in time to reimagine Zelda as it might have been if Koji Kondo was not predestined to write the theme we all know and love. Finally, our last selection is from a game that makes you feel like you're using a PC in the 90s. It's all pretty crazy. Don't get lost in the time stream as you find us on this week's episode.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Cosmic Carnage Cylic’s Stage (Fully Armored) Hikoshi Hashimoto
Shining Force II Lively Town Motoaki Takenouchi
The Legend of Zelda (kinda) Ravel’s Bolero Maurice Ravel, xXNickPXx (arr.)
Kingsway Eastward Landon Podbielski

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  1. Hey everybody! Father's Day is this Sunday. Come to the VGM Karaoke Lounge to celebrate with Josh and me as we sing a special duet to our Cool Dads!

    Father's Day Special! Josh and JT sing Cool Dad

    This is a limited time only holiday version of Josh's hit single. It will go offline at the end of the month.

  2. Guys, I don't think those last two tracks in the song list here are in this episode! :p

    Anyway, I love that Lively Town track, just so inviting and calm!
    I especially love the orchestral arrangement of that track Motoaki Takenouchi did on the album Shining Force II Symphonic Suite, titled "Welcome To Our Town". It extends the composition a bit and adds a nice saxophone to the mix! I advise anyone here to check that remix out!


    Also JT and Josh, nice job on that Father's Day track!


  3. Hey guys! Bolero is a dance. There's a cool Radiolab called "Unraveling Bolero", that talks about two specific instances where the composition caused madness. I don't know about Bolero as the Zelda theme, but I can totally imagine it as the overworld music.

    Why does the track listing for today's episode include tracks from last week's episode?

    Guys, your discussion about technology that can harvest all your personal data and create songs from that......that sounds like something out of Black Mirror. With as many problems we're having with data privacy these days, coupled with the fact that almost everything is somehow network connected(whether we want it or not), the idea of being more enmeshed into the technological noise of society sounds depressing and stressful. Maybe it's because I'm old. A few years ago, I found myself out in the middle of nowhere. It had been years since I'd looked up into the night sky and wondered about the vastness of the world. I gazed into the endless expanse of space and marveled at the stars, twinkling in the firmament. And then some moved. I realized I was watching satellites, and that I wasn't alone. I cried a little. Maybe this realization is no big deal to most people here, but this world is too noisy as it is.

  4. Yay!!! We made it to Cylic Heavily Armored! I will listen to this episode as soon as possible! Can't wait to hear it! :-)

  5. I don't suppose there's any chance anyone knows what forthcoming game Keyglyph was talking about towards the end. (Or if she herself remembers)

    The one she described as a detective game where you have to collect clues by navigating through the old internet.

    It sounded interesting and I wanted to look it up.

    1. It's called Hypnospace Outlaw! Enjoy. :D