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Channel F - BONUS: NNR Channel 2: Season 1 & 2019 Beta - ALL MUSIC - COMPLETE (Music-Only)

Channel F - BONUS: NNR Channel 2: Season 1 & 2019 Beta - ALL MUSIC - COMPLETE (Music-Only)

November 15, 2021

Today’s “F-isode” is the complete collection of all music from season 1 of Nerd Noise Radio - Channel 2 (Sept 2020 - Sept 2021) ***PLUS***, the music from Hugues and I’s December 2019 Channel F “one-off” that would go on to retroactively become the template, and “unofficial ‘beta’” for Channel 2. Though much longer, and a bit more clunky and unpolished, it is otherwise identical in format and fundamentally similar in delivery to what would go on to become the later Channel 2 “official episodes”. 

 

Now, this collection is JUST the music from these episodes, with all the conversation between Hugues and I scrubbed. However, I will provide iTunes links to each of the full episodes (plus the full beta) so that you can listen to these tracks IN CONTEXT if you wish, and can hear everything we had to say about them.

 

Part of the reason I had included the tracks from the 2019 beta is to show where we’ve come from. Part of it is to show where we’re going. Part of it is simply because it’s full of really, really great music that you may have otherwise missed. And lastly, since starting with the “Best of 2020 / 2021” episodes in 2022, music from Channel F “F-isodes” will be eligible, unlike they were in 2020 for “Best of 2019”, I wanted to include them here now so that they’d finally be available to you or I for inclusion in our respective “best ofs”.

 

But the single biggest reason for my sharing these with you now, in November of 2021 is simply to hopefully build some excitement for and engagement with December’s “Best of Channel 2 - Season 1” episode, which Hugues and I will meet to produce, and will feature a grand total of 26 tracks, ***ALL OF WHICH*** pulled from today’s collection of 92 - two tracks per host per episode, plus one “wild card”  track pick per host. So, which 26 will we pull, and which 66 will we leave behind? And how well or poorly will our 26 align with the 26 that you, the listener, may have theoretically picked for yourself and/or predicted that we might pull?

 

In December, we’ll all find out together. And afterwards, you’ll have to be sure to reach out to us to let us know! In the meanwhile, here’s the source material we’ll be pulling from: first, the 70 tracks from “Season 1 proper”, plus the 22 from 2019 in our beta afterwards. I hope you’ll enjoy! Please get a hold of us on FB, or Twitter, or through e-mail at nerdnoiseradio@gmail.com with what your picks, and/or your guess of what our picks will be, and if we get them in time, we may even mention them, and engage with them during the episode! If you DO decide to play along, pick one “Hugues track”, one “St. John track”, and one wildcard, so we’re dealing with the same number of tracks (as well as what your guesses are for our picks).

 

Cheers!

 

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C2E1: “Songs of the Pandemic” (Orig. Released: 09/17/20) - 00:00:00 - 00:35:18

 

Full episode can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-channel-2-episode-1-c2e1-songs-of/id1191401173?i=1000491590205

 

Track# - Track – Game – System – Composer(s) - Selected By – Timestamp 

01) The Runaway (City on the Horizon – Instrumental) - 198X – Multi – Daniel Rosenqvist      and/or Anton Dromberg (UFD?) - St. John – 00:00:00 

 

02) Overdrive – Saturday Morning RPG – Multi – Vince DiCola and/or Kenny Merideth – Hugues – 00:03:34

 

03) Unholy Impact – Mother Russia Bleeds – Multi – Fixions – St. John – 00:05:34

 

04) The Abyss – Trails in the Sky the 3rd - PC / PSP – Hayoto Sonoda – Hugues – 00:10:34

 

05) They’re Back – Streets of Rage 4 – Multi – Yuzo Koshiro – St. John – 00:13:03

 

06) Power or Technique – Trails of Cold Steel III – PC / PS4 / Switch – Hayato Sonoda – Hugues – 00:16:07

 

07) Friend Select – Air Zonk – Turbografx16 – Daisuke Morshima and/or Hisashi Matsushita – St. John – 00:17:54

 

08) Bar – Dungeon Explorer – Turborafx16 – Tsukasa Masuko – Hugues – 00:18:23

 

09) Demons Undulate – Alien Crush – Turbografx16 – St. John – 00:19:32

 

10) Mako Reactor – Final Fantasy VII Remake – PS4 – c: Nobuo Uematsu / a: Masashi Hamauzu – Hugues – 00:20:25

 

11) Behind the Cosmic Curtain – Samarost 3 – iOS / Android – Floex – St. John – 00:23:58

 

12) Beneath the Mask (Rain – Instrumental) - Persona 5 – PS3 / PS4 - Shōji Meguro – Hugues – 00:26:17

 

13) 10pm – Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Switch - Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, and/or Masato Ohashi – St. John – 00:30:43

 

14)  Results (Golf) - Wii Sports – Wii – Kazumi Totaka – Hugues – 00:33:03

C2E2: “Deck the Halls” (Orig. Released: 12/24/20) - 00:35:15 - 01:11:23

 

Full episode can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-c2e2-deck-the-halls/id1191401173?i=1000503406254

 

Track# - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected By - Timestamp

01) Intro + Menu - Hyper Catalog 4 - PC Engine - Unknown - Hugues - 00:35:15

 

02) December 2015 - Nintendo eShop - WiiU / 3DS - Kazumi Totaka - St. John - 00:36:04

 

03) Christmas - Phantasy Star Universe - Multiplatform - Seirou Okamoto - Hugues - 00:39:11

 

04) Diamond Dust Zone (Act 1) - Sonic 3D Blast - Saturn - Richard Jacques - St. John - 00:42:44

 

05) Christmas on Dobuita St. - Shenmue - Dreamcast - Ryuji Iuchi - Hugues - 00:45:32

 

06) The Frostlands - Octopath Traveler - Switch / PC - Yasunori Nishiki - St. John - 00:47:55

 

07) Uwa!! So Holiday!! - Undertale - Multiplatform - Toby Fox - Hugues - 00:51:46

 

08) Limestone Cave - Sonic Adventure - Dreamcast - Jun Senoue - St. John - 00:52:38

 

09) Winter Festival - Stardew Valley - Multiplatform - ConcernedApe - Hugues - 00:55:41

 

10) Boss Battle - Daze before Christmas - Mega Drive - Kim M. Jensen and/or Geir Tjelta - St. John - 00:58:13

 

11) Merry X-Mas & Funky 1999! - BreakQuest - Multiplatform  - Jeroen "WAVE" Tel - Hugues - 01:00:45

 

12) Ice Cavern - LoZ: Ocarina of Time - N64 - Koji Kondo - St. John - 01:03:27

 

13) Toy Day - Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 3DS - Manaka Kataoka and/or Atsuko Asahi - Hugues - 01:05:14

 

14) Outside - Home Alone - Genesis - Clifford Falls - St. John - 01:07:40

C2E3: “Mishmash Monday - vol. 1” (Orig. Released: 03/15/21) - 01:11:16 - 01:48:44

 

Full episode can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-channel-2-c2e3-mishmash-monday-vol-1/id1191401173?i=1000513086071

 

Track# - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by - Timestamp

01) Track 4 - Starsky and Hutch - Multiplatform - Tim Follin - St. John - 01:11:16

 

02) Trickster for Mayor - The Flash - Mastersystem - Jeroen Tel - Hugues - 01:14:03

 

03) Boss - Blackbelt - Mastersystem - Katsuhiro Hayashi - St. John - 01:16:05

 

04) Sunset Park Zone Train - Sonic Triple Trouble - Game Gear - Yayoi Wachi - Hugues - 01:18:23

 

05) Nortinka - Link: The Faces of Evil - CD-i - Tony Trippi - St. John - 01:20:02

 

06) Stage 2 - TMNT: Fall of the Foot Clan - GameBoy - Tomoko Nishikawa and/or Michiru Yamane - Hugues - 01:22:15

 

07) Winter’s Here - TMNT 2: The Arcade Game - NES - Yasuhiko Manno - St. John - 01:25:11

 

08) High Color Evolution - Splatoon - WiiU - Shiho Fujii - Hugues - 01:26:45

 

09) Cyclic (Heavily Armored) - Cosmic Carnage - 32X - Hikoshi Hashimoto - St. John - 01:28:40

 

10) Synchronicity #23 - Trails of Cold Steel IV - PS4 - Falcom Sound Team JDK (likely Mitsuo Singa) - Hugues - 01:30:47

 

11) Kris VR - Burn Cycle - CD-i - Simon Boswell - St. John - 01:33:55

 

12) Pennington’s Mystery - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - GameCube - Yoshihito Hirano and/or Yuka Tsujiyoko - Hugues - 01:38:15

 

13) Mystic Woods (aka Forest 2) - Grounseed (OPN vers.) - PC98 - Daisuke Takahashi - St. John - 01:41:04

 

14)  Birdman - Pilotwings 64 -N64 - Dan Hess - Hugues - 01:44:40

C2E4: “Summer Jams” (Orig. Released: 06/24/21) - 01:48:34 - 02:31:34

 

Full episode can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c2e2-summerjams/id1191401173?i=1000526727040

 

(note: iTunes incorrectly lists this one as “C2E2”, when it is, in fact, “C2E4”)

 

Track# - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by - Timestamp

01) In-Game Theme - T&C Surf Designs - NES - Tsukasa Masuko - Hugues - 01:48:34

 

02) Passing Breeze - Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast - Multiplatform - c: Hiroshi Kawaguchi a: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Yasuhiro Takagi, and/or Fumio Ito - St. John - 01:50:26

 

03) Costa Del Sol - Final Fantasy VII - PS1 - Nobuo Uematsu - Hugues - 01:55:58

 

04) Sirena Beach - Super Mario Sunshine - GameCube - Koji Kondo and/or Shinobu Tanaka - St. John - 01:58:19

 

05) DK Isle - Donkey Kong 64 - N64 - Grant Kirkhope - Hugues - 02:00:37

 

06) Ayane - Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 - PS4 / Vita - Masayoshi Sasaki, Mari Yoshida, and/or Kosuke Mizukami - St. John - 02:04:23

 

07) Outset Island - Legend of Zelda: Windwaker - GameCube - Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi, and/or Koji Kondo - Hugues - 02:08:01

 

08) In-Game Theme - Pink - iOS / Android - Bart Bonte - St. John - 02:11:49

 

09) Mishelam Wonderland - Ao no Kiseki - PSP - Falcom Sound Team JDK (probably Saki Momiyama) - Hugues - 02:15:26

 

10) Snif City - Paper Mario: The Origami King - Switch - Shoh Murakami, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hiroki Morshita, and/or Fumihiro Isobe - St. John - 02:19:02

 

11) Side Crawler’s Dance (Beach) - Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap - Mastersystem (PSG) - Shinchi Sakamoto - Hugues - 02:21:53

 

12) Door into Summer - Knuckles Chaotix - 32X - Junko Shiratsu and/or Mariko Nanba - St. John - 02:24:14

 

13) School’s Out - Bully - Multiplatform - Shawn Lee - Hugues - 02:26:39

 

14) Castle City - Waverace 64 - N64 - Kazumi Totaka - St. John - 02:29:20

C2E5: “Nihon Dake De” (Orig. Released 09/23/21) - 02:31:27 - 03:05:42

 

Full episode can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/channel-2-c2e5-nihon-dake-de/id1191401173?i=1000536349764

 

Track Number - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by - Timestamp

 

 

01) Saturn - Star Cruizer - Sharp X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka - St. John - 02:31:27

 

02) Stage 1 - Madō King Granzort - SuperGrafx - Norihiko Yamanuki - Hugues - 02:34:11

 

03) Torrid City - Metal Stoker - PC Engine - Hiroto Saitō, and/or Nozomu Takahashi - St. John - 02:36:30

 

04) Knock You Down - Live-A-Live - Super Famicom - Yoko Shimomura - Hugues - 02:38:48

 

05) I’ll Introduce - Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen - Mega Drive - St. John - 02:41:05

 

06) I Wanna Close to You - Misty Blue - PC88 (OPNA) - Yuzu Koshiro - Hugues - 02:43:27

 

07) Fu-Ten / Mojibri Unkorashu - Mojib-Ribbon - PS2 - Masaya Matsuura* - St. John - 02:46:13

 

08) Title - Nakayama Miho no Tokimeki High School - Famicom Disk System - Nobuo Uematsu* - Hugues - 02:49:22

 

09) Level 1 Warning - Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - MSX (SCC) - Masahiro Ikariko, Mutsuhiko Izumi, Yuko Kurahashi, Tomoya Tomita, Kazuhiko Uehara, Yuji Takenouchi, and/or Tsuyoshi Sekito - St. John - 02:50:51

 

10) Springdale 2040 Night - Yo-Kai Watch 4 - Nintendo Switch - Kenchiro Saigo - Hugues - 02:52:58

 

11) Stage 4 - Chip Chan Kick - PCFX - Hitoshi Sakimoto and/or Masaharu Iwata - St. John - 02:55:59

 

12) Remain - Psychic Detective Series vol. 3: Aya - FM Towns / Mega CD - Yasuhito Saito - Hugues - 02:57:51

 

13) A Refined Enchanted Cave - Chaos Seed: Fusui Kairoki - Saturn - Yasunori Shiono, Katsuhiro Hayashi, and/or Yukio Nakajima * - St. John - 03:00:52

 

14) Track 11 - Zero4 Champ II - PC Engine (CD) - Takeshi Ijima and/or Katsuhiro Hayashi - Hugues - 03:03:42

Channel F: “Nerd Noise Game Club” (Orig. Released: 12/19/19) - 03:05:37 - 04:16:24

 

Full episode can be found here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/channel-f-nerd-noise-game-club/id1191401173?i=1000460021607

 

Track# – Game – System – Track – Composer(s) – Year of Release – Selected By – Timestamp 

01) Retro City Rampage - Multiplatform - Do or Die - Norrin Radd - 2012 - Hugues – 03:05:37

 

02) Shovel Knight - Multiplatform - Strike the Earth - Jake Kaufman - 2014 - St. John – 03:08:19

 

03) Tokyo Xanadu - Vita / PS4 / Windows - My Blaze, My Truth - Falcom Sound Team jdk (Hayato Sonoda, Mitsuo Singa, Takahiro Unisuga, and/or Koji Sekiguchi) - 2015 - Hugues – 03:11:57

 

04) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Switch - Norfair - c: Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka / a: Yuzo Koshiro - 2018 (orig. 2008) - St. John – 03:14:49

 

05) Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii / 3DS - Dino Jungle - Tomoya Tomita - 2010 - Hugues – 03:17:20

 

06) Art of Balance - Multiplatform - World D - Martin Schjøler - 2010 - St. John – 03:19:36

 

07) L.A. Noire - Multiplatform - Noire Clarinet - Andrew and/or Simon Hale - 2011 - Hugues – 03:21:51

 

08) Gran Turismo Sport - PS4 - Process Control - Yasuhisa Inoue - 2017- St. John – 03:25:35

 

09) Final Fantasy XV - Multiplatform - What Lies Within - Yoko Shimomura - 2016 - Hugues – 03:29:04

 

10) n++ - Multiplatform - Fonction - Broca - 2015 - St. John – 03:31:41

 

11) Ys VIII : Lacrimosa of Dana - Multiplatform - One Dream, One Reality - Falcom Sound Team jdk (Hayoto Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Yukihiro Jindo, and/or Mitsuo Singa) - 2016- Hugues – 03:38:26

 

12) Monument Valley - iOS / Android - The Garden - Stafford Bawler - 2014 - St. John – 03:42:03

 

13) To the Moon - Multiplatform - Having Lived - Ken Gao - 2011 - Hugues – 03:45:34

 

14) Prune - iOS / Android / Windows UWP - To The Stars - Kyle Preston - 2015 - St. John – 03:48:07

 

15) Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - WiiU / Switch - Mipha's Touch - Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata and/or Hajime Wakai - 2017 - Hugues – 03:51:49

 

16) So Many Me - Multiplatform - Outskirts - Christopher Geehan and/or Daniel Byrne-McCullough (HyperDuck Soundworks) - 2014 - St. John – 03:55:29

 

17) The Last Story - Wii - Theme of Last Story - c: Nobuo Uematsu / a: Yoshitaka Suzuki - 2011 - Hugues – 03:58:32

 

18) ARMS - Switch - Get ARMS - Atsuko Asahi and/or Yasuaki Iwata - 2017 - St. John – 04:03:18

 

19) The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Multiplatform - Heated Mind - Falcom Sound Team jdk (Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Yukihiro Jindo, and/or Toshiharu Okajima) - 2014 - Hugues – 04:05:23

 

20) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - Mirage - Kemmei Adachi - 2010 - St. John – 04:08:00

 

21) Bravely Default - 3DS - Land of Light and Shadow - Revo - 2012 - Hugues – 04:12:07

 

22) Miitopia - 3DS - In That Holiday Mood - Toshiyuki Sudo, Shinji Ushiroda, Yumi 

Takahashi, and/or Megumi Inoue - 2016 - St. John - 04:14:36

Total Episode Runtime: 04:16:24

NNR Reruns - C1E40: ”Listener Picks - vol 1” (orig released 12/20/2018)

NNR Reruns - C1E40: ”Listener Picks - vol 1” (orig released 12/20/2018)

November 10, 2021

SPECIAL NOTE: I may or may not be choosing this episode as November’s rerun because it may or may not directly relate to December’s special episode of Channel 1 (I can neither confirm nor deny such rumors!) ;-) :-P

 

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Today’s broadcast is Episode 40 for Theme Thursday, December 20th, 2018. Today’s Theme is Listener Picks on a program we're calling "Listener Picks - vol. 1". Guest curated by the listeners - guest hosted by the listeners! 

 

01 - Prologue - 00:00:00 

02 - Intro - 00:00:10 

03 - Wizards and Warriors – NES – Opening Theme – David Wise – Phillip Vaughn - 00:02:38 

04 - Super Smash Bros. Ulitmate  - SWITCH – Lifelight (Main Theme – English Vocals) - Hideki Sakamoto – The Messenger - 00:03:13 

05 - Twisted Metal 4 – PS1 – Neon City – Chuck Doud – Phillip Vaughn - 00:06:56 

06 - King of Fighters 2000 – multi – Inner Shade – Hideki Asanaka, Marimo, USAKO-X, Yasuo Yamate, and/or ZOE – Justin Regan - 00:11:20 

07 - Undertale - multi - Metal Crusher - Toby Fox - Jeshua Lack - 00:14:36 

08 - Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna FX: Kanashimi no Siren – PCFX – BGM# 20 – Takanori Arisawa and/or Aya Tanaka – KeyGlyph - 00:16:51 

09 - Tower of Heaven – PC – Luna Ascension – Flashygoodness – Adam Huisman - 00:18:17 

10 - Alter Ego Dreamwalker – multi – Hunters (Menu) - Coda, and/or Kulor – Chris Murray - 00:20:43 

11 - PunchOut - NES - In-Game Theme - Yukio Kaneoka, Akito Nakatsuka and/or Kenji Yamamoto - Brian Peterson - 00:21:56 

12 - Crackin' DJ Part 2 - Arcade - Seven O' Clock - c: Hiroshi Kawaguchi / a: Mitsuharu Fukuyama - Electric Boogaloo - 00:23:40 

13 - Toe Jam and Earl – Genesis – Rapmaster Rocket Racket – John Baker – Jeshua Lack - 00:25:47 

14 - Runner 3 – multi – CommanderVideo Runs Again – Matthew Harwood – Kris Randazzo - 00:29:36 

15 - Majula Frontier – PC – Into the Abyss – Dale North – Chris Murray - 00:32:31 

16 - DOOM (2016) - multi – Transistor Fist – Mick Gordon – Eric Barks - 00:34:35 

17 - Castlevania III  - NES – Riddle – Konami Kukeiha Club – Valerie Wedgeworth - 00:40:37 

18 - Wild Guns - SNES - Final Fight - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki and/or Harou Ohashi - Deirdre Fischer (aka Pieness 64) - 00:41:40 

19 - Genji Tsuushin Agedama – PC Engine – BGM# 06 – T's Music – KeyGlyph - 00:43:16 

20 - Pigskin 621 A.D. - Arcade - First Half - Dan Forden - Electric Boogaloo - 00:44:57 

21 - Aldynes: The Mission Code for Rage Crisis – Supergrafx – Stage 6 – Keita Hoshi – KeyGlyph - 00:48:00 

22 - Skyroads – PC (AdLib) - Road 8 – Ott M. Aaloe, Hasso Bruck – Justin Regan - 00:49:29 

23 - Lady Sword: Ryakudatsu Sareta 10 Nin no Otome – PC Engine – 1F-3F – Unknown – Justin Regan - 00:52:28 

24 - Kirby's Dream Land - GameBoy - Castle Lololo - Jun Ishikawa - Brian Peterson - 00:54:08 

25 - Earthbound – SNES – Onett Theme – Keiichi Suzuki, and/or Hirokazu (Hip) Tanaka – Phillip Vaughn - 00:56:03 

26 - Kero Blaster – multi – Hinterland Fort  (It's My Blaster)– Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya – Kris Randazzo - 00:58:23 

27 - Mega Man 11 – multi – Bounce Man Stage – Marika Suzuki – Kris Randazzo - 01:01:47 

28 - Super Hyperactive Ninja – multi – Tower 4 Main – Michael Nestrogen Raisner – Michael Nestrogen Raisner - 01:03:52 

29 - Resident Evil – PS1 – End Credits – Makoto Tomozawa, Akira Kaida, and/or Masami Ueda – John Jekel - 01:05:39 

30 - Modaozi - PC - Credits - Unknown - Oke Music - 01:08:41 

31 - Metal Black - Arcade - Dual Moon - Yasuhisa Watanabe - Electric Boogaloo - 01:10:07 

32 - Journey – PS3 / PS4 – Apothesis – Austin Wintory – Adam Huisman - 01:12:44 

33 - Chrono Cross – PS1 – Dead Sea / Ruined Tower – Yasunori Mitsuda – Amber Peary - 01:19:31 

34 - Legend of Mana – PS1 – City of Flickering Destruction – Yoko Shimomura – Amber Peary - 01:22:29 

35 - Resident Evil 2 – PS1 – End Credits – Masami Ueda – John Jekel - 01:25:41 

36 - Life is Strange – multi – Spanish Sahara – Foals – Amber Peary - 01:28:09 

37 - Celeste – Multi – Resurrections – Lena Raine – Chris Murray - 01:34:46 

38 - Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna FX: Kanashimi no Siren – PCFX – BGM# 04 - Takanori Arisawa and/or Aya Tanaka – KeyGlyph - 01:44:19 

39 - Botanicula – multi – Juchu – DVA, Bara Kratochvilova, and/or Jan Kratochvilova – Adam Huisman - 01:47:01 

40 - Ecco: Defender of the Future - Dreamcast – Hanging Waters - Tim Follin - Electric Boogaloo - 01:50:34 

41 - Kerbal Space Program – multi – Space Music (Track 2) - Victor Machado – Jeshua Lack - 01:53:01 

42 - Spark the Electric Jester – PC – Smog City Sewers (Stage 4) - Faulk Au Yeong, Pejman Roozbeh, James Landino, Andy Tunstall, Paul Bethers, and/or Michael Staple - The Diad - 01:54:36 

43 - Outro - 01:58:47 

44 - Blooper Reel - 02:12:48 

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:56:13, Total Episode Runtime: 02:25:51 

 

Our Intro and Outro Music is Funky Radio - Dreamcast - BB Rights

“Noise from the Heart of Nerds: C1E59 - “The Falcom Episode” (featuring Hugues)

“Noise from the Heart of Nerds: C1E59 - “The Falcom Episode” (featuring Hugues)

October 14, 2021

Today’s broadcast is C1E59, for Theme Thursday, Oct 14th, 2021. Today’s Theme is a focus on music from games by Falcom, on a program we’re simply calling “The Falcom Episode”. 

 

SPECIAL UP-FRONT NOTE 1: This episode is EXTRA SPECIAL for three reasons: 1) it is curated and hosted (and produced) by Hugues Johnson of Nerd Noise Radio Channel 2, and Retro Game Club, 2) it is the first episode in the ENTIRE HISTORY of Nerd Noise Radio that was not at least partially produced by St. John (St. John DID handle these show notes, though*), and 3) it is our half of a special collaboration with Trey Johnson of W.A.R.T. Radio and Nintendomain, who are also releasing a Falcom-themed episode today. Although, “synchronization” is probably a much better word here than “collaboration”. We didn’t listen to each other’s episodes ahead of time, nor did we share and compare track lists. We simply decided to coordinate the simulcast of our Falcom episodes once we discovered the other was also making one, and decided to each treat them as halves of an informal two-parter. So, we look forward to joining you, the listener, in discovering together just how much or little overlap there is between them.

 

*= Tracklist and timestamp info originally provided by Hugues, but reformatted for the notes by St. John into our standard “track number, track name, game name, system(s), composer, timestamp format.

 

SPECIAL UP-FRONT NOTE 2: Typically, the composer credits on Falcom games simply say “Falcom Sound Team JDK, as opposed to listing specific composers, leaving the composer shrouded in mystery, and devoid of the credit they deserve. But thanks to the wondrous, arduous work done by The Falcom Composer Breakdown Project (link can be found below the tracklist), we now have a much better idea of just who was behind each track. Presumed Composers, as found on The Falcom Composer Breakdown Project will be provided for each track in the tracklist, as well as in the episode outro.

 

Track# - Track - Game - System - Presumed Composer - Timestamp

 

01) Intro - 00:00:00

02) Genesis Beyond the Beginning - Ys Origin - PC / PS4 / Switch - Ryo Takeshita - 00:01:59

03) The Legend of Xanadu - Xanadu - PC Engine (CD) - Yoshiya Takahashi - 00:04:15

04) Daybreak - Faxanadu - NES - Jun Chikuma - 00:06:52

05) Snowbound Sacred Mountain - Nayatu no Kiseki - PSP - Saki Momiyama - 00:07:49

06) Defend and Escape - Ys VI - PC / PSP / PS2 - Maiko Hattori - 00:10:09

07) Guruguru Majin De Pon - Gurumin - PC / PSP / 3DS - Takahide Murayama - 00:14:28

08) Jungle - Popful Mail - PC Engine (CD) - c: Atsushi Shirakawa / a: Hirofumi Matsuoka - 00:18:17

09) A Heretic Researcher - Trails of Cold Steel III - PC / PS4 / Switch - Hayato Sonoda - 00:19:31

10) Cave - Brandish - PC Engine (CD) - Atsushi Shirakawa - 00:22:22

11) Fantasy Pastel Normal - Lord Monarch - PC - Atsushi Shirakawa - 00:24:38

12) Town - Legend of Heroes 1 - Sega Saturn - Mieko Ishikawa - 00:26:29

13) Survey Legwork - Tokyo Xanadu - PC / Vita / PS4 - Hayato Sonoda - 00:28:09

14) Tripolka Lake - Zwei - PC / PSP / PS2 - Maiko Hattori - 00:30:43

15) Origins of the Earth - Trails in the Sky the 3rd - PC / PSP - Takahiro Unisuga - 00:34:34

16) La Noche Triste - Asteka II - PC88 - Takahito Abe - 00:37:44

17) Feel at Home - Trails of Cold Steel IV - PC / PS4 / Switch - Hayato Sonoda - 00:39:54

18) Division - Brandish VT - PC - Naoki Kaneda - 00:41:50

19) Ryo Ni Kaero - Trails of Cold Steel - PC / Vita  PS3 / PS4 - Tomokatsu Hagiuda - 00:43:54

20) Afternoon in Crossbell - Zero no Kiseki - PC / PSP - Takahiro Unisuga - 00:47:14

21) Illusion - Ys IV - PC Engine (CD) - Atsushi Shirakawa - 00:49:37

22) Oldium Shrine - Zwei II - PC - Ryo Takeshita - 00:51:42

23) Enforcers - Trails in the Sky SC - PC / PSP - Takehide Murayama - 00:54:07

24) Delusion of a Thousand Years - Ao No Kiseki - PC / PSP - Saki Momiyama - 00:55:55

25) Marionette, Marionette - Ys IX - PS4 - Mitsuo Singa - 00:58:07

26) Chester’s Theme - Oath in Felghana - PC / PSP - c: Masaaki Kawai a: Yukihiro Jindo - 01:00:25

27) Turning Death Spiral - Ys V - Super Famicom - Satoshi Arai - 01:03:22

28) Ruins of Moondoria - Ys II Chronicles - PC / PSP - Hideya Nagata - 01:06:01

29) Road to Solitary Death - Ys Seven - PC / PSP - Saki Momiyama - 01:08:44

30) Silver Will - Trails in the Sky FC - PC / PSP - Wataru Ishibashi - 01:10:56

31) Sunshine Coastline - Ys VIII - PC / Vita / PS4 / Switch - Takahiro Unisuga - 01:13:19

32) Field - Legend of Heroes II - PC Engine (CD) - Mieko Ishikawa - 01:16:31

33) See You Again - Ys - PC88 - Yuzo Koshiro - 01:19:27

34) Irreplaceable You - Trails of Cold Steel 2 - PC / Vita / PS3  PS4 - Takahiro Unisuga - 01:23:45

35) Invitation for the New World - Xanadu II - PC Engine (CD) - Atsushi Shirakawa - 01:23:45

36) A Tear of Vermilion: Memoria - The Legend of Heroes IV - PC / PSP - Masaru Nakajima - 01:25:03

37) Ending 1 - Sorcerian - PC88 - Yuzu Koshiro - 01:26:46

38) Outro: 01:30:54

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:28:58 Total Episode Runtime: 01:43:29

 

Our Standard Intro and Outro Music (which you get to hear for about five seconds)  is Funky Radio - Jet Grind Radio - Dreamcast - BB Rights

 

Our Special Intro and Outro Music is Beep Magazine - Falcom Mega Mix - unknown composer (so, Falcom Sound Team JDK)

 

You can find the Falcom Composer Breakdown Project here: 

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zE387MG1GcGzPsvj7XjwP4Jcg9lz0Bz15yrYtGHpc1I/edit#gid=1173887864 

 

Hugues’ website can be found at https://HuguesJohnson.com/

 

You can subscribe to the Retro Game Club podcast here: 

 

https://retrogameclub.net/rss

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680 

 

Or connect with  them on social media at:

 

Twitter: @rgcpodcast

Facebook: @retrogameclubpodcast

 

Nintendomain Podcast (as opposed to “Nintendo Domain”, to answer that question)  can be found at:

 

https://nintendomain.libsyn.com/

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nintendomain/id1055861408

 

Or on social media at:

 

Twitter: @Ninten_Domain

Facebook (page): https://www.facebook.com/nintendomainpodcast

Facebook (group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/290368051669515

 

And you can find the W.A.R.T. Falcom episode, which is the parallel to our episode here:

 

[GO BACK AND EDIT IN LINK FROM TREY HERE!]

 

NOTICE: The "Nerd Noise Radio - RERUNS!" feed will be going away after December of 2021, and consolidating its output with the main feed. However, in the meanwhile, it will remain active with rerun content, and can be found here:  

 

https://www.buzzsprout.com/77944/ 

 

or here 

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radios-podcast/id1191400767 

 

You can also find all of our audio episodes on Archive.org as well as the occasional additional release only available there, such as remixes of previous releases and other content. 

 

Our YouTube Channel, for the time being is in dormancy, but will be returning with content, hopefully, in 2022. Meanwhile, all the old stuff is still there, and can be found here:  

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdNoiseRadio 

 

Our episodes (and occasionally, other content, including expanded show notes) can be found on our blog here: 

 

nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com. 

 

Nerd Noise Radio is also available on The Retro Junkies Network at www.theretrojunkies.com, and is a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community at  

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/VGMPodcastFans/ 

 

Or, if you wish to connect with us directly, we have two groups of our own:  

 

Nerd Noise Radio - Easy Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/276843385859797/ for sharing tracks, video game news, or just general videogame fandom.

 

Nerd Noise Radio - Expert Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381475162016534/ for going deep into video game sound hardware, composer info, and/or music theory. 

 

You can also follow us on Twitter at @NerdNoiseRadio. And we are also now on Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and Vurbl. 

 

Thanks for listening! Join us again in December on Channel 1 for a special team up between St. John, Trey Johnson of Nintendomain and W.A.R.T. Radio, and a bunch of listeners. Also join us in December on Channel 2 for our first ever “Best of” episode - “Best of Season 1”, featuring St. John and Hugues. And lastly, join us in December on the dedicated Rerun feed as a going away celebration - an all-new episode that will be a timed exclusive for the listeners over there....and wherever you are....Fly the N!!! 

 

Cheers!

Channel 2 - C2E5: ”Nihon Dake De”

Channel 2 - C2E5: ”Nihon Dake De”

September 22, 2021

Today’s Broadcast is C2E5, for Theme Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. Today’s Theme is music from games only available in Japan, on a program we’re calling “Nihon Dake De” (loosely translated: “Only in Japan”)!

 

Track Number - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by - Timestamp

 

01) Greeting - 00:00:00

02) Saturn - Star Cruizer - Sharp X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka - St. John

Music - 00:00:03

Introduction - 00:02:49

Conversation - 00:04:57

03) Stage 1 - Madō King Granzort - SuperGrafx - Norihiko Yamanuki - Hugues

Music - 00:10:30

Conversation - 00:12:50

04) Torrid City - Metal Stoker - PC Engine - Hiroto Saitō, and/or Nozomu Takahashi - St. John

Music - 00:17:33

Conversation - 00:19:43

05) Knock You Down - Live-A-Live - Super Famicom - Yoko Shimomura - Hugues

Music - 00:24:57

Conversation - 00:27:05

Belated “Top of the Show” Business - 00:30:45

06) I’ll Introduce - Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen - Mega Drive - St. John

Music - 00:41:35

Conversation - 00:44:07

07) I Wanna Close to You - Misty Blue - PC88 (OPNA) - Yuzu Koshiro - Hugues

Music - 00:47:47

Conversation - 00:50:33

08) Fu-Ten / Mojibri Unkorashu - Mojib-Ribbon - PS2 - Masaya Matsuura* - St. John

Music - 00:54:57

Conversation - 00:57:23

09) Title - Nakayama Miho no Tokimeki High School - Famicom Disk System - Nobuo Uematsu* - Hugues

Music - 01:02:05

Conversation - 01:03:42

10) Level 1 Warning - Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - MSX (SCC) - Masahiro Ikariko, Mutsuhiko Izumi, Yuko Kurahashi, Tomoya Tomita, Kazuhiko Uehara, Yuji Takenouchi, and/or Tsuyoshi Sekito - St. John

Music - 01:08:29

Conversation - 01:10:44

11) Springdale 2040 Night - Yo-Kai Watch 4 - Nintendo Switch - Kenchiro Saigo - Hugues

Music - 01:14:42

Conversation - 01:17:38

12) Stage 4 - Chip Chan Kick - PCFX - Hitoshi Sakimoto and/or Masaharu Iwata - St. John

Music - 01:21:06

Conversation - 01:23:06

13) Remain - Psychic Detective Series vol. 3: Aya - FM Towns / Mega CD - Yasuhito Saito - Hugues

Music - 01:26:18

Conversation - 01:28:45

14) A Refined Enchanted Cave - Chaos Seed: Fusui Kairoki - Saturn - Yasunori Shiono, Katsuhiro Hayashi, and/or Yukio Nakajima *

Music - 01:31:25

Conversation - 01:34:14

Housekeeping Cycle

Next Episode - 01:36:05

Special Announcement - 01:36:58

Our other shows - 01:37:42

Zero4 Champ II Discussion - 01:40:33

Sign-off - 01:42:32

15) Track 11 - Zero4 Champ II - PC Engine (CD) - Takeshi Ijima and/or Katsuhiro Hayashi - Hugues

Music - 01:42:46

16) Blooper Reel - 01:44:43

 

Total Episode Runtime: 01:46:38

 

Retro Game Club can be found here:

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680

 

You can also follow Retro Game Club on Facebook @retrogameclubpodcast and on Twitter @rgcpodcast.

 

Hugues’ blog can be found here: 

 

https://huguesjohnson.com/

 

As promised in the episode, here are the links to the [now out of date] “all call” with the TG16 miniseries story included, as well as each of the three episodes:

 

June 2020 Special Announcement:

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/special-announcement-june-2020/id1191401173?i=1000476382960

 

C1E47a: “Turbotastic”:

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e47a-turbotastic/id1191401173?i=1000449555136

 

C1E47b: “The Little Engine that Could”:

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e47b-the-little/id1191401173?i=1000450383196

 

C1E47c: “Tidal Wavetable, aka ‘The Continuing Adventures of Buzz Lightyear’”:

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e47c-tidal/id1191401173?i=1000451330915

 

And a surprise bonus: In the episode, I had mentioned how wild the Chip Chan Kick track gets when you reverse it. Well, so, here is a sound file with the track in both directions, backward first, and then forward. It is taken from an Archive SUPER BONUS four-part series called “Back to Front - the 100” featuring each track from both C1E52 “Backtracks” -AND- the supplemental Channel F “F-isode” “Backtracks - the OTHER 50”, where each track is featured in both directions (backward first). If this sounds interesting, go find them on Archive.org, along with the other six Backtracks-related SUPER BONUSES out there:

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_w7HgMHzBxhN8dermWryQJKINpmHnV3K/view?usp=sharing

 

And if you haven’t heard the actual proper Backtracks Episodes, you can find them here:

 

C1E52: “Backtracks”

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e52-backtracks/id1191401173?i=1000470195826

 

Channel F: “Backtracks - The OTHER 50!”

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nnr-reruns-backtracks-the-other-50-orig-rel-04-28-2020/id1191401173?i=1000517613533

 

You can find Nerd Noise Radio on Facebook and on Twitter each @NerdNoiseRadio. There are also two Facebook Groups: Nerd Noise Radio “Easy Mode” where we just have general video game and nerd fun, or for the gearheads among you, Nerd Noise Radio “Expert Mode” where we deep dive sound hardware, composer info, and music theory. 

 

You can find the blog at www.nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com. Where we sometimes share additional show notes, and inside info. You can also find Nerd Noise Radio on Archive.org, where we have remixes and super bonuses only available there (such as a music-only alternative version of today’s show).

 

Nerd Noise Radio is also a member of the Retro Junkies community, which can be found at www.theretrojunkies.com. And we are a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community on Facebook. St. John is also the admin of the Podcasters of Des Moines Facebook group, which features a number of other podcasters and great programs from the greater Des Moines area.

 

Thanks for listening! Join us again in October for a very special Channel 1 with an incredible theme, and someone other than St. John at the helm. Also, this episode will be one half of a two part collaboration with another esteemed VGM podcast... and wherever you are…..Fly the N!!

 

Cheers!

NNR Reruns:Channel F - Nerd Noise Game Club (originally released 12/19/19)

NNR Reruns:Channel F - Nerd Noise Game Club (originally released 12/19/19)

September 22, 2021

Today's rerun was a VERY special occasion that I'm very excited to get to share anew. It was a Channel F "F-isode", originally broadcast December 19th, 2019 that at the time was intended to be nothing more than just a fun "one off" between two friends and fellow podcasters. And yet, it ended up becoming something so much more than that. Though not intended to be at the time, and though it will probably never "officially" be classified as such, it has retroactively become something of a "beta", or a "pilot", or maybe an "Episode Zero" for what would go onto become "Nerd Noise Radio - Channel 2". Though this trial run is much longer than a standard Channel 2 episode - because it contains nearly twice as many tracks, and though the conversation and production are clunkier, the basic formatting is fundamentally the same, and thus, this really can be retroactively considered to "the birth of Channel 2". Enjoy!

 

Nerd Noise Game Club 

 

Tracklist with timestamps 

 

Game - System - Track - Composer - Year - Selected By - Timestamp 

 

 - Earcatcher: 00:00:00 

 

 - Retro City Rampage - Multiplatform - Do or Die - Norrin Radd - 2012 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 00:00:03 
  2. Intro / Discussion: 00:00:39 

 

 - Shovel Knight - Multiplatform - Strike the Earth - Jake Kaufman - 2014 - St. John 

  1. Music: 00:04:25 
  2. Discussion: 00:08:07 

 

 - Tokyo Xanadu - Vita / PS4 / Windows - My Blaze, My Truth - Falcom Sound Team jdk (Hayato Sonoda, Mitsuo Singa, Takahiro Unisuga, and/or Koji Sekiguchi) - 2015 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 00:12:45 
  2. Discussion: 00:16:07 

 

 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Switch - Norfair - c: Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka / a: Yuzo Koshiro - 2018 (orig. 2008) - St. John 

  1. Music: 00:19:32 
  2. Discussion: 00:22:06 

 

 - Kirby's Epic Yarn - Wii / 3DS - Dino Jungle - Tomoya Tomita - 2010 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 00:26:35 
  2. Discussion: 00:28:57 

 

 - Art of Balance - Multiplatform - World D - Martin Schjøler - 2010 - St. John 

  1. Music: 00:32:17 
  2. Discussion: 00:34:41 

 

 - L.A. Noire - Multiplatform - Noire Clarinet - Andrew and/or Simon Hale - 2011 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 00:39:17 
  2. Discussion: 00:43:49 

 

 - Gran Turismo Sport - PS4 - Process Control - Yasuhisa Inoue - 2017- St. John 

  1. Music: 00:46:40 
  2. Discussion: 00:50:18 

 

 - Final Fantasy XV - Multiplatform - What Lies Within - Yoko Shimomura - 2016 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 00:55:55 
  2. Discussion: 01:01:04 

 

 - n++ - Multiplatform - Fonction - Broca - 2015 - St. John 

  1. Music: 01:04:15 
  2. Discussion: 01:11:21 

 

 - Ys VIII : Lacrimosa of Dana - Multiplatform - One Dream, One Reality - Falcom Sound Team jdk (Hayoto Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Yukihiro Jindo, and/or Mitsuo Singa) - 2016- Hugues 

  1. Music: 01:15:28 
  2. Discussion: 01:19:09 

 

 - Monument Valley - iOS / Android - The Garden - Stafford Bawler - 2014 - St. John 

  1. Music: 01:23:45 
  2. Discussion: 01:28:34 

 

 - To the Moon - Multiplatform - Having Lived - Ken Gao - 2011 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 01:31:33 
  2. Discussion: 01:34:10 

 

 - Prune - iOS / Android / Windows UWP - To The Stars - Kyle Preston - 2015 - St. John 

  1. Music: 01:39:01 
  2. Discussion: 01:46:41 

 

 - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - WiiU / Switch - Mipha's Touch - Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata and/or Hajime Wakai - 2017 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 01:50:11 
  2. Discussion: 01:53:42 

 

 - So Many Me - Multiplatform - Outskirts - Christopher Geehan and/or Daniel Byrne-McCullough (HyperDuck Soundworks) - 2014 - St. John 

  1. Music: 01:59:47 
  2. Discussion: 02:05:52 

 

 - The Last Story - Wii - Theme of Last Story - c: Nobuo Uematsu / a: Yoshitaka Suzuki - 2011 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 02:09:10 
  2. Discussion: 02:14:10 

 

 - ARMS - Switch - Get ARMS - Atsuko Asahi and/or Yasuaki Iwata - 2017 - St. John 

  1. Music: 02:18:22 
  2. Discussion: 02:21:22 

 

 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II - Multiplatform - Heated Mind - Falcom Sound Team jdk (Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Yukihiro Jindo, and/or Toshiharu Okajima) - 2014 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 02:24:26 
  2. Discussion: 02:27:02 

 

 - Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - Mirage - Kemmei Adachi - 2010 - St. John 

  1. Music: 02:28:52 
  2. Discussion: 02:33:04 

 

 - Bravely Default - 3DS - Land of Light and Shadow - Revo - 2012 - Hugues 

  1. Music: 02:35:37 
  2. Discussion / MiiTopia Discussion / Outro: 02:38:05 

 

 - Miitopia - 3DS - In That Holiday Mood - Toshiyuki Sudo, Shinji Ushiroda, Yumi  

Takahashi, and/or Megumi Inoue - 2016 - St. John 

  1. Music: 02:44:56 

 

Total Episode Runtime: 02:46:43 

 

LINKS: 

 

retrogameclub.net 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680?mt=2 

NNR Reruns: C1E53 - TwoFer Tuesday - vol 6 (originally released 08/04/20)

NNR Reruns: C1E53 - TwoFer Tuesday - vol 6 (originally released 08/04/20)

August 18, 2021

Today’s rerun is C1E53 for TwoFer Tuesday, originally broadcast August 4th, 2020. Today’s episode will be TwoFerTuesday – volume 6. 

 

01 – Earcatcher – 00:00:00 

02 - Intro – 00:01:43 

03 - Mystic Defender - Genesis - Chikako Kamtani 

  1. Scene 1 – 00:03:53 
  2. Scene 3 – 00:05:35 

04 – Spiderman vs the Kingpin - Genesis - Mark Miller, John Karr and/or David Javelosa 

  1. Warehouse – 00:06:50 
  2. Peter Parker's Room – 00:09:50 

05 - Streets of Rage 3 - Genesis - Motohiro Kawashima with Yuzo Koshiro 

  1. Happy Paradise – 00:10:46 
  2. Beat Ambience – 00:13:49 

06 - Wipeout HD / Fury - PS3 - Unknown 

  1. Fury Menu – 00:20:13 
  2. HD Menu – 00:22:14 

07 - Final Fantasy VII - PS1 - Nobuo Uematsu 

  1. Lurking in the Darkness – 00:25:03 
  2. Main Theme – 00:27:28 

08 - 3D Dot Game Heroes - PS3 - Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso, Teruo Taniguchi, Takahiro Eguchi, and/or Norihiro Hurakawa 

  1. Indecisive Forest – 00:33:46 
  2. Main Theme – 00:34:40 

09 - Zelda II - NES - Akito Nakatsuka 

  1. Overworld Theme – 00:36:19 
  2. Palace Theme – 00:37:53 

10- Ninja Gaiden - NES - Keiji Yamagishi and/or Ryuichi Nitta 

  1. Act 2-2 – 00:41:04 
  2. Act 5-1 – 00:43:55 

11 - Xybots - Arcade - Hal Canon, Brad Fuller, and/or Earl Vickers 

  1. Music 3 – 00:46:46 
  2. Music 4 – 00:48:36 

12 - Contra III: The Alien Wars - SNES - Konami Kukeiha Club 

  1. Stage 05 – 00:50:10 
  2. Stage 02 – 00:52:31 

13 - Metroid Prime 2 - GameCube - Kenji Yamamoto 

  1. Torvus Bog Main Theme – 00:55:25 
  2. Dark Torvus Bog Main Theme – 01:03:53 

14 - X-Men 2 - Genesis - Kurt Harland and/or Mark Miller 

  1. Inside Avalon – 01:06:10 
  2. Inside the Temple – 01:09:55 

15 - Final Fantasy XIII - PS3/XB360 - Masashi Hamauzu 

  1. The Vestige – 01:16:40 
  2. March of the Dreadnoughts – 01:19:18 

16  - Midnight Resistance - Genesis - Shogo Sakai 

  1. Huge Battleship – 01:21:40 
  2. The First Formidable Enemy – 01:22:39 

17 - Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool - SNES - Masako Sound Team 

  1. Hidden Caves – 01:23:38 
  2. Monkey Pit – 01:26:13 

18 – Ironsword: Wizards and Warriors II – NES – David Wise 

  1. Stage 3 – 01:27:16 
  2. Inn (Game Over) - 01:30:07 

19 - Pilotwings 64 - N64 - Dan Hess 

  1. Birdman – 01:32:58 
  2. Results – 01:36:28 

20- Outro – 01: 41:23 

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:37:33, Total Episode Runtime: 01:50:37 

 

Our Intro and Outro Music is Funky Radio, from Jet Grind Radio on the Sega Dreamcast, composed by BB Rights. 

NNR Reruns: C1E43 - Commodore 64 EPICS! (originally released 04/10/19)

NNR Reruns: C1E43 - Commodore 64 EPICS! (originally released 04/10/19)

July 28, 2021

Today’s rerun is C1E43 for Theme Thursday, originally broadcast April 10th, 2019. Today’s theme is a focus on those wonderful Commodore 64 pieces (generally title and loader screens) that are just too long for most other formats, on a program we're calling Commodore 64 Epics - guest hosted, guest curated, and guest vetted by Henrik Andersson of the C64 music and remix podcast "Commoflage".  

 

Track# Game (Track Name if not Title or Loader) - Composer - Timestamp 

 

01: "Vad Svenskan?!" - 00:00:00 

02: Intro - 00:00:20 

03: Knucklebusters (Subtune 1) - Rob Hubbard - 00:03:26 

04: Trap - Ben Daglish - 00:20:02 

05: Kentilla - Rob Hubbard - 00:29:46 

06: Times of Lore (Subtune 1) - Martin Galway - 00:42:45 

07: International Karate - Rob Hubbard - 00:50:28 

08: IK+ - Rob Hubbard - 01:01:11 

09: Last Ninja 2 (Subtune 12 - The Mansion) - Matt Grey - 01:09:10 

10: Flash Gordon (Subtune 1) - Rob Hubbard - 01:17:02 

11: Tetris - Wally Beben - 01:23:23 

12: Lightforce - Rob Hubbard - 01:49:05 

13: Outro - 01:56:09 

14: Blooper Reel - 02:03:43 

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:52:45, Total Episode Runtime: 02:04:22 

 

Our Intro and Outro Music is Funky Radio, from Jet Grind Radio on the Sega Dreamcast, composed by BB Rights. 

C2E2: “SummerJams”

C2E2: “SummerJams”

June 24, 2021

Today’s Broadcast is C2E4, for Theme Thursday, June 24th, 2021. Today’s theme will be summery and seasonal music on a program we’re calling “Summer Jams”. Today’s panelists are Hugues and St. John.

 

Tracklist:

 

Track# - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by:

 

01) The Only Song in the Game - T&C Surf Designs - NES - Tsukasa Masuko - Hugues

  1. Episode Greeting - 00:00:00
  2. Music - 00:00:03
  3. Episode Introduction - 00:02:07
  4. Discussion - 00:02:13

02) Passing Breeze - Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast - Multiplatform - c: Hiroshi Kawaguchi a: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Yasuhiro Takagi, and/or Fumio Ito - St. John

  1. Music - 00:10:44
  2. Discussion - 00:16:30

03) Costa Del Sol - Final Fantasy VII - PS1 - Nobuo Uematsu - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:21:18
  2. Discussion - 00:23:42

04) Sirena Beach - Super Mario Sunshine - GameCube - Koji Kondo and/or Shinobu Tanaka - St. John

  1. Music - 00:28:22
  2. Discussion - 00:30:38

05) DK Isle - Donkey Kong 64 - N64 - Grant Kirkhope - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:38:13
  2. Discussion - 00:42:03

06) Ayane - Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 - PS4 / Vita - Masayoshi Sasaki, Mari Yoshida, and/or Kosuke Mizukami - St. John

  1. Music - 00:46:26
  2. Discussion - 00:50:26

07) Outset Island - Legend of Zelda: Windwaker - GameCube - Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi, and/or Koji Kondo - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:53:12
  2. Discussion - 00:57:06

08) In-Game Theme - Pink - iOS / Android - Bart Bonte - St. John

  1. Music - 01:02:34
  2. Discussion - 01:06:21

09) Mishelam Wonderland - Ao no Kiseki - PSP - Falcom Sound Team JDK (probably Saki Momiyama) - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:09:58
  2. Discussion - 01:13:30

10) Snif City - Paper Mario: The Origami King - Switch - Shoh Murakami, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hiroki Morshita, and/or Fumihiro Isobe - St. John

  1. Music - 01:18:14
  2. Discussion - 01:21:02

11) Side Crawler’s Dance (Beach) - Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap - Mastersystem (PSG) - Shinchi Sakamoto - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:24:37
  2. Discussion - 01:27:01

12) Door into Summer - Knuckles Chaotix - 32X - Junko Shiratsu and/or Mariko Nanba - St. John

  1. Music - 01:31:27
  2. Discussion - 01:33:55

13) School’s Out - Bully - Multiplatform - Shawn Lee - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:38:23
  2. Discussion - 01:41:17
  3. “Our Other Projects” / Housekeeping Discussion - 01:46:10
  4. Closing Track Discussion - 01:53:09
  5. Wrap-Up / Episode Sign-off - 01:55:20

14)  Castle City - Waverace 64 - N64 - Kazumi Totaka - St. John

  1. Music - 01:55:49
  2. Blooper - 01:57:58

 

Total Episode Runtime: 01:59:26

 

Retro Game Club can be found here:

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680

 

You can also follow Retro Game Club on Facebook @retrogameclubpodcast and on Twitter @rgcpodcast.

 

Hugues’ blog can be found here: 

 

https://huguesjohnson.com/

 

You can find Nerd Noise Radio on Facebook and on Twitter each @NerdNoiseRadio. There are also two Facebook Groups: Nerd Noise Radio “Easy Mode” where we just have general video game and nerd fun, or for the gearheads among you, Nerd Noise Radio “Expert Mode” where we deep dive sound hardware, composer info, and music theory. 

 

You can find the blog at www.nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com. Where we sometimes share additional show notes, and inside info. You can also find Nerd Noise Radio on Archive.org, where we have remixes and super bonuses only available there (such as a music-only alternative version of today’s show).

 

Nerd Noise Radio is also a member of the Retro Junkies community, which can be found at www.theretrojunkies.com. And we are a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community on Facebook. St. John is also the admin of the Podcasters of Des Moines Facebook group, which features a number of other podcasters and great programs from the greater Des Moines area.

 

Thanks for listening! Join us again sometime between July and October for a very special, guest-hosted episode of Channel 1 with an incredible theme... and wherever you are…..Fly the N!!

 

Cheers!

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” - “C1E58: TwoFer Tuesday – vol. 7”

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” - “C1E58: TwoFer Tuesday – vol. 7”

June 8, 2021

Today’s broadcast is  C1E58 for TwoFer Tuesday, June 8th, 2021. Today’s broadcast will be TwoFer Tuesday – vol 7, and a very special 40th birthday celebration of / collaboration with a listener and someone very special to me – my brother, Jesse. 

 

Tracklist: 

 

Game #, Game Name, System, Composer(s), track info, Timestamp 

 

01) Intro - 00:00:00 

02) Zelda II - NES - Akito Nakatsuka 

  1. Overworld Theme - 00:04:11 
  2. Battle Theme - 00:06:21 

03) LoZ: Link to the Past - SNES - Koji Kondo 

  1. Seal of the Seven Maidens - 00:08:21 
  2. Lost Ancient Ruins - 00:10:13 

04) Super Metroid - SNES - Kenji Yamamoto and/or Minako Hamano 

  1. Brinstar Red Soil - 00:12:08 
  2. Norfair Ancient Ruins - 00:16:05 

05) Castlevania - NES - Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima, and/or Hidenori Maezawa 

  1. Poison Mind - 00:18:27 
  2. Nothing to Lose - 00:19:08 

06) Castlevania II - NES - Satoe Terashima 

  1. Bloody Tears - 00:20:54 
  2. Monster Dance - 00:22:23 

07) Castlevania III - NES - Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto and/or Hidenori Maezawa 

  1. Epitaph - 00:24:22 
  2. Demon Seed - 00:25:52 

08) Super Castlevania IV - SNES - Masanori Adachi, Akira Soji, and/or Taro Kudo 

  1. Simon’s Theme - 00:27:13 
  2. The Rotating Dungeon pt 2 - 00:30:23 

09) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PS1 / Saturn - Michiru Yamane 

  1. Dance of the Pales - 00:31:47 
  2. Lost Paintings - 00:36:26 

10) Shin Megami Tensei IV - 3DS - Ryota Koduka, Kenichi Tsuyicha and/or Toshiki Konishi 

  1. Distress - 00:39:37 
  2. Ashurai-Kai Authorized Shop - 00:41:44 

11) Mega Man II - NES - Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae and/or Yoshihiro Sakaguchi 

  1. Flash Man - 00:44:46 
  2. Ending 1 - 00:46:05 

12) Mega Man III - NES - Yasuaki Fujita 

  1. Select Screen - 00:47:09 
  2. Gemini Man - 00:47:48 

13) Final Fantasy IV - SNES - Nobuo Uematsu 

  1. Prelude - 00:49:38 
  2. Illusionary World - 00:51:42 

14) Final Fantasy VI - SNES - Nobuo Uematsu 

  1. The Phantom Forest - 00:53:48 
  2. Celes - 00:56:57 

15) Final Fantasy VII - PS1 - Nobuo Uematsu 

  1. Anxious Heart - 00:59:45 
  2. If you Open Your Heart - 01:03:29 

16) Final Fantasy IX - PS1 - Nobuo Uemtasu 

  1. The Place I’ll Return to Someday - 01:06:16 
  2. Terra - 01:08:07 

17) Final Fantasy XII - PS2 - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Hayato Matsuo, and/or Masaharu Iwata 

  1. The Streets of Rabanastre - 01:11:50 
  2. Cerobi Steppe - 01:14:33 

18) Ninja Gaiden II - NES - Ryuichi Nitta and/or Mayuko Okamura 

  1. Act II Part 2 - 01:17:48 
  2. Act V - 01:19:30 

19) Actraiser - SNES - Yuzo Koshiro 

  1. Filmore - 01:21:28 
  2. Bloodpool - 01:23:06 

20) Persona IV - PS2 / PS3 - Kenichi Tsuchiya, Atsushi Kitajoh and/or Ryota Koduka 

  1. Poem for Everyone’s Souls - 01:25:03 
  2. I’ll Face Myself (Special Version) - 01:27:41 

21) Eternal Sonata - PS3 / XB360 - Motoi Sakuraba 

  1. The Boundary Between Snow and Ice - 01:30:58 
  2. A Light - 01:33:53 

22) Outro - 01:37:25 

23) BONUS: “All Eight Takes” - 01:53:57 

 
Music Block Runtime: 01:33:20, Total Episode Runtime: 01:55:19 

 

 - Customary Intro / Outro Music - Funky Radio - Jet Grind Radio - Dreamcast - BB Rights 

 - Special Intro Music - Happy Birthday - Gimmick - Famicom - Masashi Kageyama 

 - Special Outro Music - Neighborhood 2 - The Sims - PC - Jerry Martin and/or Marc Russo 

 

Links to items referenced in the episode: 

 

The full 100: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15MfbNGaMA6mfBSBgjw-fFsdqKBb8FdWcbC6m78qYYzM/edit?usp=sharing 

 

The Comparative List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h9z6u1QkeQT5oyQqLqRQP8evDjqEolkLrpOSuAwWgZ8/edit?usp=sharing 

 

The Amusing Word Online Predictive Text fail: https://photos.app.goo.gl/NwZYAPdPeWfamHRM7 

 

C1E51: "Mishmash Monday – vol. 9" - My own 40th birthday episode (Feb 3, 2020): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-hearts-nerds-c1e51-mishmash-monday-vol-9/id1191401173?i=1000464455857 

 

Produced using Ardour 6.6.0 / Audacity 2.4.2 in Ubuntu Studio 21.04 

 

NOTICE: The "Nerd Noise Radio - RERUNS!" feed will be going away after December of 2021, and consolidating its output with the main feed. However, in the meanwhile, it will remain active with rerun content, and can be found here:  

 

https://www.buzzsprout.com/77944/ 

 

or here 

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radios-podcast/id1191400767 

 

You can also find all of our audio episodes on Archive.org as well as the occasional additional release only available there, such as remixes of previous releases and other content. 

 

Our YouTube Channel, for the time being is in dormancy, but will be returning with content, hopefully, in 2021. Meanwhile, all the old stuff is still there, and can be found here:  

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdNoiseRadio 

 

Our episodes (and occasionally, other content, including expanded show notes) can be found on our blog here: 

 

nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com. 

 

Nerd Noise Radio is also available on The Retro Junkies Network at www.theretrojunkies.com, and is a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community at  

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/VGMPodcastFans/ 

 

Or, if you wish to connect with us directly, we have two groups of our own:  

 

Nerd Noise Radio - Easy Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/276843385859797/ for sharing tracks, video game news, or just general videogame fandom. 

 

Nerd Noise Radio - Expert Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381475162016534/ for going deep into video game sound hardware, composer info, and/or music theory. 

 

You can also follow us on Twitter at @NerdNoiseRadio. And we are also now on Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and Vurbl. 

 

Thanks for listening! Join us again on the 24th of this month for C2E4 (Channel 2, Episode 4): "Summer Jams" - Tasty VGM and Talk on "Nerd Noise Radio"! And wherever you are - Fly the N! 

 

Cheers! 

NNR Reruns - C1E48: “Battle of the Bits - vol. 2″ (orig released 10/13/2019)

NNR Reruns - C1E48: “Battle of the Bits - vol. 2″ (orig released 10/13/2019)

May 19, 2021

Today’s rerun is C1E48, originally broadcast Scene Sunday, October 13th, 2019. Today’s episode is a [return to a] return visit to the wonderful sounds of the spectacular internet chiptune artist collective "Battle of the Bits". Each and every "chipist" to have appeared in spring 2017's "Battle of the Bits - vol 1" reappears here, and is joined by a legion of faces, names, and sounds which are all new to the program! 

 

Track# - Track Name – System Sound Hardware – Composer – BotB Event - Timestamp 

 

01 – Intro - 00:00:00 

02 – Electric Starbounce – C64 - Kulor – Winter Chip VI - 00:02:25 

03 – Evil Bug Judgment Squad – Wild Chip – Diagamblic – Summer Chip VI - 00:05:07 

04 – Ice Queen – C64 – Mibri – Winter Chip XIV - 00:08:03 

05 – Strawberry Jam – TG16 –Tristendo – Summer Chip VII - 00:11:45 

06 – Sunset Machine – Genesis – null1024 – Winter Chip VIII - 00:14:18 

07– Velvet Fog – Genesis – Warlord – Winter Chip VII - 00:15:29 

08 – Redrum Ave – Genesis – kfaraday – Summer Chip III - 00:16:49 

09 – Bliss – C64 – linde – Winter Chip III - 00:18:00 

10– Fuse Gymnast – NES+ - kandyfan – Summer Chip III - 00:19:17 

11 – Junebug – NES - gyrouh – Winter Chip X - 00:21:34 

12 – Mint Choco Mint – TQ-Jam – Winter Chip X - 00:25:14 

13 – The Singular Hilarity – NES – Mootbooxle – "they're not even privileges, it's an absurd workar" - 00:27:33 

14 – Well Beefington – AY-3-8910 – DoctorGentleman – Winter Chip X - 00:29:14 

15 – 7 Trillion GHz – Genesis – Strobe – Summer Chip III - 00:36:46 

16 – Circuit Angel 3 – Amiga – Strobe  – Winter Chip VIII - 00:40:01 

17 – A Mega Drive Down the Genesis Highway – Genesis – KungFuFurby – Summer Chip III - 00:42:35 

18 – SPC Lover – SNES – Mibri – Winter Chip XIV - 00:45:10 

19 – Coda-Cola Zone – Genesis – Jredd – Summer Chip VII - 00:46:34 

20 – RAD__ASS – AdLib - Baron Knoxburry – Summer Chip V - 00:48:25 

21 – Battle Rush – TG16 – Diagamblic – Spring Tracks V - 00:49:54 

22 - Radiant Overlord – SNES – Strobe – Summer Chip III - 00:52:00 

23 – Genesis Does What Nintendonk – Genesis - Zlew – Summer Chip V - 00:54:29 

24 – Hotline Milan – Amiga – Mibri – Winter Chip XIV - 00:56:11 

25 – VIC-Xinity – VIC20 – pigdevil2010 – Summer Chip VII - 00:57:43 

26 – Tech No No – Atari 2600 - Chip Champion – Winter Chip X - 01:00:54 

27 – Krungeon Creeper – Channel F - Irrlicht project – Winter Chip VI - 01:03:26 

28 – Tocsik Waiste – TG16 – SexyElf – Summer Chip III - 01:04:28 

29 – Internal Destroyer – TG16 – RatShack – Summer Chip V - 01:06:15 

30 – Spirit Dough – TG16 – Beard – Winter Chip X - 01:09:12 

31 – An Audience With the King – TG16 - Slimeball – Summer Chip II  - 01:11:05 

32 – Lost in a Forest – POKEY - FearofDark – Winter Chip VII - 01:11:19 

33 – I Came I Saw – SNES – KungFuFurby – Summer Chip VIII - 01:14:43 

34 – Music for 32 Partials – MT-32 – Sintel – Spring Tracks VII - 01:20:14 

35 – Facing Your Formidable Fate – MIDI – kgb525 – Spring Tracks VII - 01:25:18 

36 – Another Adventure: Part 1 – SNES – mega9man – Summer Chip V - 01:27:21 

37 - 森嫁語り (Mori Yome Katari) - NES+ - Melon – Summer Chip VII - 01:31:50 

38 – Masked Byte – TG16 - RazerBlue6 – Summer Chip VII - 01:36:23 

39 – Shower Fresh – Genesis – Diagamblic – Winter Chip XIII - 01:42:43 

40 – Outro - 01:46:10 

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:43:48, Total Episode Runtime: 01:56:20 

 

Our Intro and Outro Music is Funky Radio, from Jet Grind Radio on the Sega Dreamcast, composed by BB Rights. 

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