Episode 168: MSX Music

This week, the guys explore the diverse and slightly obscure world of MSX (and MSX2) music! These series of Japanese computer systems had a few different ways in which they produced music. Karl & Will discuss the differences in hardware as well as how the composers "wrote for the chip" to great effect. Enjoy some wonderful computer music!

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Knightmare – Miki Higashino – Konami – MSX – 1986
-Majou Denetsu
Dragon Quest II – Koichi Sugiyama – Enix – MSX – 1987
-Royal Palace
Snatcher – Masahiro Ikariko & Mutsuhiko Izumi – Konami – MSX2 – 1988
-Theme of Snatcher (Part 1)
King Kong 2 – Motoaki Furukawa – Konami – MSX – 1986
-Track 9
Space Manbow – Tsuyoshi Sekito, Michiru Yamane, Yuji Takenouchi – Konami – MSX2 – 1989
-Battle Ship (Stage 1)
Burai Joukan – Chihiro Fujioka – Riverhillsoft – MSX2 – 1990
-BGM 13
Crimson – Shigekazu Kamaki – XtalSoft – MSX2 – 1987
-BGM 02
King’s Valley II – Kazuhiko Uehara, Mansan – Konami – MSX – 1988
-The Next Pyramid
Dragon Quest – Koichi Sugiyama – Enix – MSX – 1986
-Overture
Dragon Slayer IV: Drasle Family – Yuzo Koshiro – Falcom – MSX – 1987
-Ending Theme
Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction – Michiru Yamane, Kazuhiko Uehara, Motoaki Furukawa & Yukie Morimoto – Konami – MSX – 1987
-Close Quarters (Stage 10)
Ys II – Yuzo Koshiro & Mieko Ishikawa – Falcom – MSX2 – 1988
-Ice Ridge of Noltia
Knightmare 3: Shalom – Kinuyo Yamashita – Konami – MSX – 1987
-Track 22
Geneitoshi: Illusion City – Yukiharu Urita, Tadahiro Nitta, Yasufumi Fukuda – Micro Cabin – MSX2 – 1993
-BGM 05
Dragon Quest II – Koichi Sugiyama – Enix – MSX – 1987
-Traveling with Friends
Aleste Gaiden – Masanobu Tsukamoto, Toshiaki Sakoda – Compile – MSX2 – 1989
-BGM 08
Night City – Germán Gómez Herrera – Yermani Soft – MSX – 2006
-Main Theme
Snatcher – Masahiro Ikariko & Mutsuhiko Izumi – Konami – MSX2 – 1988
-Theme of Snatcher (Part 2)
Mr. Ghost – Manabu Saito – System Sacom – MSX2 – 1989
-Stage 1
Arcus II: Silent Symphony – Masaaki Uno, Motoi Sakuraba, Yasunori Shiono – Wolf Team – MSX2 – 1989
-BGM 28