25 February 2015

LMH Mixtape #18: Hirokazu Tanaka

Episode 18 made LMH history by featuring the first interview with a legendary VGM composer.  The focus was on none other than Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, who had graciously agreed to answer questions by e-mail.  Brent and Rob re-enacted the interview on the air in between their selected tracks, with Rob playing the part of the dignified Tanaka-san and Brent playing the roles of both boizz.  The original episode is definitely worth another listen, both for Tanaka-san's insight and Brent's Rob impression.

NOTE TO THE DETAIL-ORIENTED: The track from Mario Paint was not composed by Hirokazu Tanaka, but he was the musical director on that game, and so that track was included in this mix.


Instant new favorite:  Gyromite - Game A
Other instant new favorite:  Mother - Mother Earth

Brewed new favorite:  Famicom Wars - Map
Other brewed new favorite: Dr. Mario - Chill

This track scared me as a child:  Dr. Mario - Fever
Montage Music!:  Famicom Wars - gameplay

Track listing and original episode:


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