Episode 327: Final Fantasy 8 & 9

In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will present a dual spotlight on two incredible scores from a beloved series: Final Fantasy 8 & 9! The guys discuss the elements that Nobuo Uematsu brought to these scores to make them so captivating, eclectic and emotional. Enjoy!

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Final Fantasy VIII - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Playstation - 1999
-Waltz for the Moon
-Liberi Fatali
-Balamb Garden
-Don't be Afraid
-Julia
-Succession of Witches
-The Castle
-The Successor
-Ending Theme (edit)
-My Mind
Final Fantasy IX - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Playstation - 2000
-The Place I'll Return to Someday
-Memories Erased by a Storm
-Vamo' Alla Flamenco
-A Song From Her Memory  (mix with The Layers of Harmony)
-Esto Gaza
-Aboard the Hilda Garde
-Terra
-You Are Not Alone
-Behind the Door

Episode 326: The Video Game Music Sound

In this exciting Season 14 Premiere, Karl & Will explore the many elements that coalesce to make up the classic and unmistakable video game music sound. Enjoy this unique look at what separates VGM as an art form!

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Kirby: Planet Robobot - Hirokazu Ando - Lively Street (Town Area)
Super Mario Bros. 2 - Koji Kondo - Overworld
Castlevania - Kinuyo Yamashita & Satoe Terashima - Wicked Child
Street Fighter II - Yoko Shimomura - Guile's Theme
Actraiser - Yuzo Koshiro - Fillmoa
Plucky Montage (Intermezzo, Wind Scene, New Sunlight)
Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa & Atsushi Shirakawa - Field
Rudra No Hihou - Ryuji Sasai - Earth Bound
Mega Man X - Alph Lyla - Boomer Kuwanger Stage
4-3-2-1 Montage (Green Hill Zone, Opening Demo, Run, Jump, Throw, Ilia's Theme)
Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Secret of the Forest
Final Fantasy VI - Nobuo Uematsu - Battle Theme
Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - Final Boss
Star Fox Assault - Yoshie Arakawa & Yoshinori Kawamoto - Katina
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius - Noriyasu Agematsu - Monument Valley
Ys Seven - Falcom Sound Team JDK - Vacant Interference
Zan 3 Spirits - Motoi Sakuraba - Ending

Episode 324: Original Showcase 13

It's time for another installment of Original Showcase! These episodes, done once a season, are when the guys share their own original music they have composed for various projects and albums. Enjoy an eclectic mix of music by the Super Marcato Bros!

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Karl Brueggemann - Growler
Will Brueggemann - Husband Ensured - End Titles
Karl Brueggemann - High Flyer - High Flyer
Will Brueggemann - Antigone - Antigone and Ismene
Karl Brueggemann - Spring Tracks VII - Exothermia
Super Marcato Bros. - Hero of Legend - Hyroica Field (Overworld)
Super Marcato Bros. - Hero of Legend - Aurelia Sea
Super Marcato Bros. - Hero of Legend - Sword & Shield
Super Marcato Bros. - In Days of Old - Secret of the Jade Amulet
Super Marcato Bros. - In Days of Old - Battle on the Mountain
Will Brueggemann - UMD Discovery Long Theme
Karl Brueggemann - High Flyer - Equinesis
Marty Brueggemann - Robogirl (The Adventures of) - LADY V
Will Brueggemann - Husband Ensured - Joyce Takes Action
Karl Brueggemann - Spring Tracks VII - Facing Your Formidable Fate
Super Marcato Bros. - Unstable Scientific - Forest Theme
Will Brueggemann - Dr. Acula's Malevolent Manor - Epilogue
Karl Brueggemann - Winter Chip XIII - Walk the Walk
Will Brueggemann - Send You On

Bonus Episode: High Flyer

In this exciting Bonus Episode, Karl shares his brand-new FM Synth chiptune album "High Flyer" in its entirety! Enjoy! You can download the album by clicking the image below!

High Flyer - Karl Brueggemann - 2018
-Sea Legs
-Drifting Beyond    
-Climbing TechnaTower
-Stay and Groove with Me    
-Danger Boys
-Equinesis
-Watch Out for Electric Rocks    
-Dreaming Under the Big Tree    
-Full Tilt    
-We're the Nicest Village
-High Flyer    
-Touchy-Feely    
-Big Cheese

Episode 323: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

This week, in the second of a two-parter, Karl & Will spotlight on the incredible soundtrack to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge! Composed by "The Dream Team", this was the most dynamic and interactive Lucasarts adventure game score ever made. Enjoy!

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Michael Land, Clint Bajakian and Peter McConnell - Lucasarts - PC - 1991
-Deep in the Caribbean
-Scabb Island Beach
-Scabb Island Map Theme
-Largo LaGrande
-Woodtick
-The International House of Mojo
-Captain Dread
-Look Behind You: A Three-Headed Monkey
-The Bone Master and Walt
-Booty Bootique
-Stan's Previously Owned Coffins
-Diving for the Mad Monkey
-The Waterfall
-Rum Rogers Jr.
-Governor Marley's Mardi Gras Fish Fry
-Jojo the Monkey
-Rapp Scallion and his Steamin' Weenies
-The Screaming Chair
-The End...?

Episode 322: The Secret of Monkey Island

In this very swashbuckling episode, Karl & Will focus on one of their favorite and most nostalgic video game soundtracks: The Secret of Monkey Island! Composed by Michael Land, this score deftly combined elements of reggae, calypso and classical music into something timeless and wonderful. Enjoy!

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The Secret of Monkey Island - Michael Land - Lucasfilm Games - PC - 1990
-Opening Theme
-Introduction
-Chapter Screen
-The Scumm Bar
-LeChuck's Theme
-Following the Shopkeeper
-Melee Island
-The Voodoo Shop
-Guybrush and Elaine
-Stan's Previously Used Ships
-The Fettucini Brothers
-The Journey
-Monkey Island
-The Cannibal Village
-Ghost Ship Shuffle
-Organ Prelude
-Closing Themes
-Monkey Island Rock Remix

Episode 321: Tim Follin

Featuring an Exclusive Interview!

In this incredibly exciting episode, Karl & Will focus on one of the most legendary figures in video game music: Tim Follin! The guys get a rare chance to sit down and talk with Tim about his career and his unique approach to video game music. This is truly an episode you will not want to miss!

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LED Storm - Tim Follin - Software Creations - ZX Spectrum - 1989
-Title
Silver Surfer - Tim & Geoff Follin - Arcadia Systems - NES - 1990
-BGM 1
Plok - Tim & Geoff Follin - Tradewest - Super NES - 1993
-Beach
Treasure Master - Tim Follin - American Softworks - NES - 1991
-Title Theme
Pictionary - Tim Follin - LJN - NES - 1990
-Drawing Game
Gauntlet III - Tim & Geoff Follin - U.S. Gold - Commodore 64 - 1991
-Title
Time Trax - Tim Follin - Black Pearl - Mega Drive - cancelled
-Stages 4, 6
Starsky & Hutch - Tim Follin - Empire Interactive - PS2 - 2003
-Stick Around 'til 1:00
Solstice - Tim Follin - Software Creations - NES - 1990
-Title