30 August 2023

LMH Mixtape #184: Hypnosis

Counting backwards from ten...nine...your eyelids are getting heavy.  Eight...seven...focus on the sounds of the arpeggios from Alberto José González.  Six...five...the FM synth of Undead Line washes over you.  Four...three...the orchestral strings of Tsuri Tarou put you in a deep relaxed state.  Two...one...you are now having a great time listening to some fantastic VGM.


Instant favorite:  The Smurfs - Act 4: The Sarsaparilla, Act 9: The Bridge
Another favorite:  Flying Warriors - Journey (Mountains/Hong Kong City)
Too good to be unused:  HeroQuest - Unknown/Unused (Track 5)

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23 August 2023

LMH Mixtape #183: Chreepy Christmas

This mix has a lot to offer. You got some "Chreepy" music from the likes of Splatterhouse, a Cocoon track that could have easily fit on a Mega Man game, and a cool breakdown section that happens in the Bubble Bobble Part 2 track that does not repeat and leaves you wanting more.


Instant favorite:  Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Stage 5, Area B: Beryl’s Fortress
Another favorite:  Langrisser II - Isao Mizoguchi - Fight It Out
If you like Mega Man 2...:  Cocoron - Rescuing Friends

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16 August 2023

LMH Mixtape #182: Best Of Year In Review 5

It's that time again!  Time for another Best Of Year In Review.  Having a smaller pool of episodes to pick from, Brent and Rob each pick their top five tracks of the year.  Will they have any overlapping picks?  You'll have to listen to find out.

09 August 2023

LMH Mixtape #181: Game Grumps

Second times the charm.  Both members of the Game Grumps, Arin and Dan, were able to make it as guests this time.  The full Grump was in effect, but it's impossible to be grumpy when listening to this fun-filled mixtape what with the cool grace notes in the OutRunners track and the total jam from Getsu Fuuma Den.


Instant favorite:  Getsu Fuuma Den - Overworld Theme
Another favorite:  Knuckles' Chaotix - Evening Star 
Classic Nobuo Uematsu:  Rad Racer II - Gum Ball Crash

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02 August 2023

Episode 263: Ballads

Brent and Rob explore some slower, more sentimental pieces of video game music on this episode.  They also explore what it’s like to be a “furry” and what’s like to be a “hunk.”  Speaking of hunks, action stars used to get their own video games, right?  But what about modern action stars?  Just something to reflect upon.  Full track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Don Doko Don 2 - Iku Mizutani - Ending 1 (Storyline Cutscene 2) - Natsume/Taito - Famicom - 1992

Fushigi no Umi no Nadia - Hiromi Shibano - Requiem - Namco - Mega Drive - 1991

Bounty Sword - Kohei Tanaka - Theme of Furis - ITL/Pioneer LDC - Super Famicom - 1995

Spindizzy Worlds - Akiko Hashimoto, Yoshinori Hirahara - Ending - ASCII Entertainment - SNES - 1993

Kat's Run: Zen Nihon K Car Senshuken - Yusuke Takahama, Satoshi Nagano, Michihiko Shichi - Unused 5 - Atlus - Super Famicom - 1995

G.O.D: Mezameyo to Yobu Koe ga Kikoe - Yuuichi Matsuzaki, Manami Matsumae, Kimitaka Matsumae, Demon Kakka (Demon Kogure) - Awaking - Infinity/Imagineer - Super Famicom - 1996

Flying Warriors - Akinori Sawa - Angel’s Smile - Culture Brain - NES - 1991

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 3 - Harumi Ueko - Pennant Mode Bad End - Konami - Super Famicom - 1996

Bahamut Lagoon - Noriko Matsueda - Friendship - Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Leading Company - Yoshihisa Tomabechi, Mark Soskin (piano) - Pink Statue - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Phantasy Star IV - Masaki Nakagaki - The Age of Fables - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu - Masakatsu Maekawa (Sinkon Kiyoshi) - Ending - Now Production/Hudson Soft - NES - 1990

Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru - Tsutomu Ogura (Kingorō), Bareika, Michiru Yamane (Tozan Yamane), Harumi Uekō (Gakki Uekō), Satoko Minami (Minami Sushi), Jinsei Iroma) - A Somber Song - Konami - Famicom - 1990