Cool Down Your Summer with Music

June 20, 2011

Well folks, summer is here and it’s not getting any cooler. Well personally I think it probably would, maybe with some pop and beer stashed inside – but nevertheless, I thought why not make a compilation of some chill, refreshing water themes to fight against the increasing summer heat, which I hear is cracking the 90s in a lot of places. y(es that was one sentence!)

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Chrono Cross Arranged Album

May 3, 2010

“Mitsuda: For Chrono Cross, I have all the rights to the music, and it will be 10-year anniversary next year, so I’d like to do something. I’m thinking of a guitar-only album, but I’m just trying to find the time to do it…”

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Stand Out Game Introductions

June 18, 2009

Well today I was playing an online Video Game Music quiz and I happened upon the opening theme of Cannon Fodder. I’ll just say that I had no idea what was coming there, it starts out with ska chords and goes into “♫ War, never been so much fun…♫” So for the focus of this article I will talk about some attention grabbing intros.  Not all of them need take the Cannon Fodder approach but all of them have some quality that makes them unforgettable.

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Collection of Epic Tracks

June 3, 2009

Well I have been lagging on coming up with a new soundtrack to do, so I decided to go with my idea of making a top list of epic tracks. One of my favorite things about making this list was seeing how varied each track was from system to system and game to series.

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Top 12 Sad Songs

May 12, 2009

Well Andy was surfing YouTube one day and happened upon a bunch of top 10 sad song videos – and, to be quite honest – they were all pretty bad. Yes, Final Fantasy has some fantastic sad music, but an entire list of them doesn’t do Video Game Music justice. It merely gratifies the fan boys that justify the FF series as the IT of gaming. Not that Nobuo Uematsu is not deserving of as much recognition, but there are other composers. As for the rest of the lists, I did see some notable choices, such as Sadness from Terranigma, but there were a few suspect songs missing.
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Flying Omelette: Heads Up

January 2, 2009

One website that has been a constant aid and source in my quest for video game knowledge and especially video game music and composers is the Flying Omelette.nucleoimage2 http://www.flyingomelette.com/ is an excellent website for the retro gamer because there is a Q & A section on the website where questions of just about any nature relating to games or the website can be answered, and there are also forums for further communication if a person is so disposed.

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Top 10 Soundtracks: Chrono Trigger

December 28, 2008

chrono_trigger-hiiHave no fear, with only the top three soundtracks left to go, Chrono Trigger is here. Deciding to leave Chrono Cross out was difficult, but in the face of this game, it just wasn’t possible. Still, Chrono Trigger is easily a timeless soundtrack that will remain on this top 10 as sure as Yasunori Mitsuda composed it. Track after track is another standalone melody with astounding sound quality.

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