25 October 2023

LMH Mixtape #190: Jokes

I'm not joking when I say this mixtape has the goods.  Treasure Castle from Socket features some really cool bells that ping pong back and forth in stereo.  Tatsuyuki Maeda shows off the strengths of the Genesis' FM synth with an awesome track from J.League Pro Striker 2 that features snappy drums and funky bass, especially in the intro.  Also, check out the full episode for a VGM Karaoke track from LMH user Juli├ín (a.k.a. YSY-Y)!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite:  Socket - Treasure Castle
What Genesis does:  J.League Pro Striker 2 - Unknown (Sound Test 8A)
Adventurous with a bit of mystery:  The 7th Saga - The Farthest Reaches


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18 October 2023

LMH Mixtape #189: Keeping Things Up

Music has the ability to motivate and move you, and this mix is guaranteed to put some spring in your step.  Main BGM 1 from Power League 5 has a phenomenal driving melody that can make even the sleepiest Chiki Chiki Boi get up and dance.  These tracks will make you feel like you could take on an entire planet full of aliens, ninjas and street thugs.


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Instant favorite: Power League 5 - Main BGM 1
Smoothest bass: Rolling Thunder 2 - Across The Tube (Round 3)
Mysterious yet motivating: The Lawnmower Man - The Cyber Tube


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11 October 2023

LMH Mixtape #188: Nexting Etiquette

You put your quarter on it, and now you've got next on this new mixtape!  Definitely listen for the chilling audio samples at the end of Nastar Warrior for a cool LMH legal arcade track.  If that's not chilling enough, you can also channel your inner Rob Van Winkle with Icebaby Planet from Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go!  Even with all these cool moments, this still shapes up to be one hot mixtape!


MANATREE'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

Best use of sampled audio: Nastar Warrior - IV: The Big Swords (Ending)
Beautiful and mysterious: Traverse: Starlight & Prairie - Starlight
Ice Ice Baby, Ice Ice Ice Baby: Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go! - Icebaby Planet


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04 October 2023

Episode 265: Best Of Year In Review 12

Brent and Rob share their top ten tracks they became aware of in roughly the last year.  Gabe shares his top five.  Only eight episodes to draw from this year, because last year's Best Of show was a month late which made this year have one less month than usual, and two of the episodes this year were Beyond episodes which are not eligible for Best Of consideration.  Will there by any oversights this year?  Listen and find out!  Partial track listing below.



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

Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Victory - Square - NES - 1990