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NNR Reruns: “Backtracks - The OTHER 50!” (orig rel 04/28/2020)

NNR Reruns: “Backtracks - The OTHER 50!” (orig rel 04/28/2020)

April 18, 2021

Editor's Note: There's a very special reason why chose today's episode for this month's rerun. And it's not just because it originally released one year ago today....

 

....it's that because of a technical glitch on the podcast feed....you never got to hear it in its entirety.

 

Here's the story: originally a Channel F "F-isode", and originally released 04/28/2020, it was meant to supplement C1E52: "Backtracks", a focus on VGM that we played in reverse, ostensibly as last year's April Fool's gag. Only, as the intro to today's rerun reveals, it wasn't a gag after all, but instead, we were simply using the occasion of the gag as a cover for a subject too weird for many - if presented as the serious study that it was.

 

It also had the distinction of being the very first episode I had ever produced in Linux. Other than for the recordings of my voice in the end of 2019 "looking back" pair that we collectively referred to as "The Golden Episode", and most of the voices of my family in C1E51, "the birthday episode", which were all done in the Audio Evolution studio [Android] app in ChromeOS on a cheap old Chromebook, everything I had done up to this point had been done in GarageBand on macOS. I had been wanting to make the jump for some time, and with "The Other 50", I finally took the plunge, using a mix of Audacity, and at that time, Ardour 5 in Ubuntu Studio 19.10 (I've since upgraded to Ardour 6 and Ubuntu Studio 20.04).

 

I am convinced that Ardour and Audacity allow for better production, by way of cleaner, louder, fuller productions. And I'm much happier working under them than I was using the old methods. But if there's one thing they lack, it's the user-friendliness of GarageBand. And so, little things like start and end timers don't automatically move as you add files sometimes, and I have to remember to manually move them, lest some of the beginning or the end get cut off of the final production.

 

And that's exactly what happened here. The original draft of the file was missing the final, well, approx 30 minutes of the show. The trouble is, I didn't realize it until AFTER I had already uploaded it to podbean. SO, I went back in, deleted the bad file, and replaced it with the good one. But since the file names were the same, it doesn't appear to have made the swap up on the server, and if you go back to the original episode today, it still cuts off early. At least it does on the iTunes website. 

 

So, the most significant reason for today's rerun is to finally allow you to hear the entire production. If the backwards music drove you nuts, fear not: after today, I don't plan to rerun them again until we get close to April Fool's 2026, which will be a Backtracks sequel. However, if this is the first you're hearing of the Backtracks series, and you like it, definitely scroll back on the feed through the back catalog of episodes, find C1E52 "Backtracks", and give it a listen. On balance, after a year to reflect on it, I really do think the original was better than this supplement. And besides, that outro! Oh my goodness, that Outro!!!

Tracklist with timestamps below. Also, here's a link to the an Blogspot post which links to several of the Backtracks series Archive.org-exclusive SUPER BONUSES with additional content:

 

http://nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com/2020/04/track-lists-for-backtracks-and-other-50.html?m=1

 

I hope you will enjoy today's rerun, at long last, presented in its entirety!

 

Cheers!

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Track# – Track Name – Game – System – Composer – From Collection – Original Episode – Timestamp 

 

01) Intro – 00:00:00 

02) Options – Daffy Duck in Hollywood – Genesis – Matt Furniss – Best of 2017 – Ep 12 – 00:12:13 

03) September 2015 – N/A (eShop) - 3DS / WiiU – Kazumi Totaka – Golden Personal – Ep 6 – 00:16:33 

04) The Mall – Skate or Die 2 – NES – Rob Hubbard – Best of 2018 – Ep 22 – 00:19:44 

05) Evil Dante – Cratermaze – TG16 - Jun Chikuma, Keita Hoshi, Toshiaki Takimoto, Masaru Takahashi, and/or Takayuki Iwabuchi – Miscellaneous – Ep 47b – 00:21:21 

06) Character Select – Cosmic Carnage – 32X – Hikoshi Hashimoto – Best of 2017 – Ep 13 – 00:23:01 

07) Ethnic Cave and Flame – X-Men – Arcade – Konami Kukeiha Club – Best of 2017 – Ep 10 – 00:25:06 

08) Jazz 3 – Sim Copter – PC – Jerry Martin – Best of 2018 – Ep 35 – 00:27:36 

09) Reckless Running – Sega Rally Championship – Saturn – Naofumi Hataya – Best of 2018 – Ep 24 – 00:32:38 

10) Collision Chaos Zone (Present) – Sonic CD (US) – Sega CD – Spencer Nilsen w/ David Young and Mark Crew – Best of 2017 – Ep 15 – 00:36:45 

11) Main Menu – Sonic Mania – Multiplatform – Tee Lopes – Best of 2018 – Ep 36 – 00:40:02 

12) Opening 1 – Hisou Kihei X-Serd – PC Engine – Koji Hayama – Golden Popular – Ep 11 – 00:41:10 

13) Brinstar (Red Soil) – Super Metroid – SNES – Kenji Yamamoto and/or Minako Hamano – Miscellaneous – Ep 18 – 00:42:56 

14) Stage 3-3 – Ai Chou Aniki – PC Engine – Iwasaki Taku – Miscellaneous – Ep 47b – 00:46:40 

15) Options – Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Genesis – Matt Furniss – Best of 2017 – Ep 2 – 00:50:00 

16) The Vile Peaks – Final Fantasy XIII – PS3 – Masashi Hamauzu – Best of 2017 – Ep 10 – 00:51:26 

17) Twilight Palace (Outside) – L.o.Z.: Twilight Princess – GameCube / Wii – Toru Minegishi and/or Asuka Ota – Best of 2017 – Ep 4 – 00:54:49 

18) Outside Ref, The Pyramid of Ice – Dungeon Explorer 2 – PC Engine – Masaaki Inoue and/or Akihiro Honma – Golden Personal – Ep 47b – 00:58:00 

19) After the Battle – L.o.Z.: Twilight Princess – GameCube / Wii – Golden Personal – Ep 4 –01:00:05 

20) The Vertical – Ghost in the Shell – PS1 – Joey Beltram – Best of 2017 – Ep 16 – 01:02:23 

21) Spin on the Bridge – Streets of Rage 2 – Genesis – Yuzo Koshiro and/or Motohiro Kawashima – Best of 2018 – Ep 31 – 01:08:44 

22) Cycle 1 – Streets of Rage 3 – Genesis – Motohiro Kawashima and/or Yuzo Koshiro – Best of 2017 – Ep 2 – 01:13:03 

23) Track 11 – Illusion Blaze – PC (AdLib) - D.A.C. – Golden Personal – Ep 2 – 01:16:12 

24) Naruto (Light Armor) - Cosmic Carnage – 32X – Hikoshi Hashimoto – Golden Popular – Ep 13 –  01:18:45 

25) Bases 1 & 2 – Contra NES – c: Kazuki Muaoka / a: Hidenori Maezawa and/or Kiyohiro Sada – Best of 2018 – Ep 34 – 01:20:31 

26) Imperial Death March – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – NES – c: John Williams / a: Paul Webb – Golden Popular – Ep 9 – 01:22:05 

27) Fly Like a Butterfly – Jet Set Radio Future – XBox – Hideki Naganuma – Golden Personal – Ep 20 – 01:22:43 

28) At Doom’s Gate – DOOM – PC (Midi) - Bobby Prince – Golden Popular – Ep 35 – 01:25:59 

29) Alone in Love – Jewelmaster – Genesis – Motoaki Takenouchi – Golden Popular – Ep 24 – 01:29:13 

30) Naja – Cosmic Carnage – 32X – Hikoshi Hashimoto – Best of 2017 – Ep 13 – 01:31:26

31) Swamp – Samurai Ghost – TG16 – Gappy, Miyoshi Okuyama, and/or Hiroyon – Best of 2017 – Ep 20 – 01:33:36 

32) Segadore Genesid 64 – N/A (Non-VGM) – N/A (Genesis) – MrSonic699 – Best of 2018 – Ep 28 – 01:34:43 

33) Stage Theme 4 – Shinobi – Arcade – Yasuhiro Kawakami – Golden Popular – Ep 2 – 01:36:48 

34) Title Theme – Double Dragon – NES – Kazunaka Yamane – Golden Popular – Ep 1 – 01:38:24 

35) Field 3 – J.J. and Jeff – TG16 – Takeaki Kunimoto – Miscellaneous – Ep 47b – 01:40:05 

36) Zena Lan (Light Armor) – Cosmic Carnage – 32X – Hikoshi Hashimoto – Golden Personal – Ep 13 – 01:42:07 

37) Bearhattan Transfur – Fist of Awesome – Multiplatform – Brendan Ratliff – Best of 2018 – Ep 30 – 01:44:22 

38) Map – Wolfchild – Genesis – Matt Furniss – Best of 2017 – Ep 12 – 01:47:47 

39) Tyr (Heavily Armored) – Cosmic Carnage – 32X – Hikoshi Hashimoto – Golden Personal – Ep 13 – 01:49:03 

40) Level 1 – Chip Chan Kick – PCFX – Yoshio Furakawa, Masahara Iwata, and Hitoshi Sakamoto Best of 2017 – Ep 4 – 01:50:46 

41) Stage Theme 1 – Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six – NES – David Whittaker – Golden Popular – Ep 18 – 01:55:13 

42) S.O.R. Super Mix (Stage vers.) - Streets of Rage 2 – Genesis – Yuzo Koshiro and/or Motohiko Kawashima – Golden Popular – Ep 31 – 01:58:37 

43) Stickerbush Symphony – DKC2: Diddy Kong’s Quest – SNES – David Wise – Golden Popular – Ep 49 (originally selected by Mario Mendez) – 02:04:06 

44) Level 3 – Tetris – CD-i – Jim Andron – Best of 2018 – Ep 36 – 02:06:22 

45) Unknown City – Doxa (Unreleased) – PS4 – Daniel Capo – Best of 2018 – Ep 22 – 02:08:51 

46) Microsoft Interactive Sampler – N/A (Non-VGM) – PC – Unknown – Best of 2018 – Ep 28 – 02:10:06 

47) Althena’s Shrine – Lunar: The Silver Star – Sega CD - Noriyuki Iwadare, Hiroshi Fujioka, and/or Isao Mizoguchi – Best of 2017 – Ep 15 – 02:11:09 

48) Zora’s Domain (Day) L.o.Z.: Breath of the Wild – WiiU / SWITCH – c: Koji Kondo / a: Yasuaki Iwata – Best of 2017 – Ep 18 – 02:12:12 

49) Martinis for Two – The Sims – PC – Jerry Martin – Best of 2017 – Ep 4 – 02:15:24 

50) Ending – Super Castlevania IV – SNES – Masanori Adachi and/or Taro Kudo – Best of 2018 – Ep 37 – 02:21:46 

51) Ending – N/A (Non-VGM) – N/A – c: Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka / a:  Luminist – Golden Popular – Ep 29 – 02:25:58 

 

Total Episode Runtime: 02:28:13 

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” - C1E57: “Slow Jams”

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” - C1E57: “Slow Jams”

April 1, 2021

Today’s broadcast is C1E57 for Theme Thursday, April 1st, 2021. Today’s theme is a focus on slow and downtempo music, on a program we're calling "Slow Jams". In the spirit of Backtracks, the track list will be temporarily withheld. Details in the outro on when and how to find the track information. Anonymous timestamps will be provided, though. 

 

Track# - Track – Game – System – Composer – Timestamp  

  

01) Intro – 00:00:00  

02) Track 01 – 00:03:37  

03) Track 02 – 00:10:40  

04) Track 03 – 00:13:33  

05) Track 04 – 00:17:08  

06) Track 05 – 00:20:02  

07) Track 06 – 00:22:53  

08) Track 07 – 00:29:32  

09) Track 08 – 00:35:25  

10) Track 09 – 00:37:53  

11) Track 10 – 00:47:14  

12) Track 11 – 00:57:00  

13) Track 12 – 00:59:58  

14) Track 13 – 01:03:14  

15) Track 14 – 01:06:57  

16) Track 15 – 01:12:09  

17) Track 16 – 01:14:57  

18) Track 17 – 01:15:34  

19) Outro – 01:21:21  

20) The moment we lose all control of ourselves – 01:30:45  

  

Music Block: 01:17:45  

Total Episode: 01:31:25  

  

Our Intro Music was Funky Radio, from Jet Grind Radio, on the Sega Dreamcast. Composed by BB Rights  

Our Outro Music is Malo Mart, from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, on the GameCube and Wii. Composed by Tōru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, and/or Kōji Kondō  

 

Produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 20.10 

 

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December may seem like a long ways away, but as a content creator, I can assure you it's not. Indeed, it feels like it's right around the corner. C1E60 will be a listener picks free play. So, please start getting me tracks - any tracks that move your heart, your feet, or your mind. You can get them to me by any available means, be that by e-mail at nerdnoiseradio@gmail.com, or on social media, or via the comments section on the blog. However you choose to get me tracks, just start sending them my way! And in December, we'll make an episode out of it! 

 

Thanks for listening! Join us again in June for C2E4 (Channel 2, Episode4): "Summer Jams" - Tasty VGM and Talk on "Nerd Noise Radio"! And wherever you are - Fly the N! 

 

Cheers! 

NNR RERUNS - C1E28: “Sense of the Scene - vol 1″ (orig released 05/06/2018)

NNR RERUNS - C1E28: “Sense of the Scene - vol 1″ (orig released 05/06/2018)

March 24, 2021

Today’s rerun is Episode 28 originally released Scene Sunday, May 6th, 2018. Today’s Episode is a free play of elements found throughout the space just outside of video game music, covers, remixes, chiptunes, karaoke, and so much more, on a program we're calling "Sense of the Scene - vol. 1"   

 

Tracklist - provided in various formats depending on "scene subgenre": 

 

01: Intro - 00:00:00 

02: ["Real Instruments" VGM Cover]: Stemage - Metroid Metal - The Tunnel (orig. comp: Ryoji Yoshitomi) - 00:02:23 

03: [Original Chiptune]: Kulor - My First LSDJ - Gameboy - 00:06:31 

04: [Non-VGM by VGM composer - Ryuichi Sakamoto]: Akiko Yano - Aisuru Hito Yo - Ai Ga Nakucha Ne (1982) - 00:08:40 

05: [Original Chiptune]: Mr Sonic699 - Segadore Genesid 64 - Genesis - 00:13:05 

06: [Chip Cover of Non-VGM music]: Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out - Gameboy (MicroD) - 00:15:11 

07: ["Real Instruments" VGM Cover]: SST Band - Defeat - Galaxy Force 2- (orig. comp: Koichi Namiki) - 00:18:44 

08: [Non-VGM by VGM Composer - Martin Iveson]: Soulstice - Colour (AtJazz Remix) - 00:23:12 

09: [Original Chiptune]: Freezedream - Lullaby - 00:29:26 

10: [Doujin Music]: Summer Style '96 (PC98) - FMP Music Disk Vol.4 - Ryu Umemoto - 00:31:37 

11: ["System X" Chip Cover of "System Y" VGM]: Savaged Regime - Beach - Plok (Sega Genesis cover) (orig. comp: Tim and/or Geoff Follin / orig. sys: SNES) - 00:35:02 

12: [Original Chiptune]: TQ_Jam - Squash (2A03 + VRC7 + N163) - 00:40:12 

13: [Non-VGM that presaged VGM]: Logic System - Unit - Logic (1981) - 00:43:11 

14: ["Real Instruments" VGM Cover]: Super Soul Bros. Hydrocity (orig. comp: Sonic 3 Sound Team) - 00:47:56 

15: ["System X" Chip Cover of "System Y" VGM]: Thunder Force IV - Fighting Back (PC Engine) - by Michirin9801 (orig comp:  Toshiharu Yamanishi / orig sys: Genesis) - 00:51:33 

16: ["Real Instruments" VGM Cover]: Symphonic Actraiser - Northwall (orig. comp: Yuzo Koshiro) - 00:54:16 

17: [Non-Video Game computer program music]: Microsoft Interactive Sampler 1996 - Main Theme - Unknown - 00:57:20 

18: [Chip Cover of non-VGM - Mario Paint]: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Mario Paint - by:  YouTuber "oShockwave" (orig. comp: Lennon-McCartney) - 00:58:20 

19: [Original Chiptune - Tracker Music]: Beek - Pleadians (Amiga) - 01:00:20 

20: [Non-VGM inspired by VGM]: Hiatus Kaiyote - Atari - Choose Your Weapon (2015) - 01:02:28 

21: [Original Chiptune]: Commandycan - Ice Boat - NES - 01:08:36 

22: ["System X" Chip Cover of "System Y" VGM]: C64 cover of Chronos - Main Theme - by YouTuber "MovieMovies1" (orig. comp: Tim Follin / orig sys: ZX Spectrum PC Speaker) - 01:09:22 

23: [Floppy Drive Matrix cover of VGM]: The Floppotron - At Doom's Gate - Pawel Zadrozniak (orig. comp: Bobby Prince) - 01:12:27 

24: [Original Chiptune]: Goluigi - Popping Corners (SNES) - BotB Winterchip X - 01:13:59 

25: ["Real Instruments" VGM Cover]: David KBD - Golden Axe - Stage 1 (orig. comp: You Takada) - 01:16:46 

26: ["VGM Karaoke" (original lyrics and vocals over VGM never intended for lyrics or vocals)]: Pieness 64 - Coldman (Rockman and Fortissimo) (orig. comp: Toshihiko Horiyama, Naoshi Mizuta, and/or Akari Kaida) - 01:19:40 

27: [Original Chiptune]: DYA - Homecoming (Chiptunes = Win) - PC Engine and C64 Duet - 01:21:50 

28: [Non-VGM by VGM Composer - Daniel Capo]: Daniel Capo - A Stroll Through Dreamland  - 01:25:30 

29: Outro - 01:27:29 
 

Music Block Runtime: 01:25:09, Total Episode Runtime: 01:35:01 

 

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

 

December may seem like a long ways away, but as a content creator, I can assure you it's not. Indeed, it feels like it's right around the corner. C1E60 will be a listener picks free play. So, please start getting me tracks - any tracks that move your heart, your feet, or your mind. You can get them to me by any available means, be that by e-mail at nerdnoiseradio@gmail.com, or on social media, or via the comments section on the blog. However you choose to get me tracks, just start sending them my way! And in December, we'll make an episode out of it! 

Nerd Noise Radio - Channel 2: C2E3: “Mishmash Monday - vol 1″

Nerd Noise Radio - Channel 2: C2E3: “Mishmash Monday - vol 1″

March 15, 2021

Today’s Broadcast is C2E3, for Mishmash Monday, March 15th, 2021. Today’s episode will “Mishmash Monday - vol. 1” - Not to be confused with Channel 1’s C1E10 “Mishmash Monday - vol. 1” from May of 2017. Today’s panelists are Hugues and St. John.

 

Tracklist:

 

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

 

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

  1. Episode Greeting - 00:00:00
  2. Music - 00:00:03
  3. Episode Introduction - 00:03:04
  4. Discussion - 00:03:19

02) Trickster for Mayor - The Flash - Mastersystem - Jeroen Tel - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:06:31
  2. Discussion - 00:08:42

03) Boss - Blackbelt - Mastersystem - Katsuhiro Hayashi - St. John

  1. Music - 00:10:26
  2. Discussion - 00:12:52

04) Sunset Park Zone Train - Sonic Triple Trouble - Game Gear - Yayoi Wachi - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:16:57
  2. Discussion - 00:18:36

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

  1. Music - 00:22:05
  2. Discussion - 00:23:44

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

  1. Music - 00:28:40
  2. Discussion - 00:30:26

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

  1. Music - 00:33:06
  2. Discussion - 00:34:47

08) High Color Evolution - Splatoon - WiiU - Shiho Fujii - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:40:06
  2. Discussion - 00:42:08

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

  1. Music - 00:47:08
  2. Discussion - 00:49:26

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

  1. Music - 00:55:01
  2. Discussion - 00:58:09

11) Kris VR - Burn Cycle - CD-i - Simon Boswell - St. John

  1. Music - 01:03:36
  2. Discussion - 01:08:25

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

  1. Music - 01:14:30
  2. Discussion - 01:17:25

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

  1. Music - 01:23:20
  2. Discussion - 01:27:04
  3. “Our Other Projects” / Housekeeping Discussion - 01:32:01
  4. Closing Track Discussion - 01:38:37
  5. Wrap-Up / Episode Sign-off - 01:40:09

14)  Birdman - Pilotwings 64 -N64 - Dan Hess - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:40:27

 

Total Episode Runtime: 01:44:21

 

Retro Game Club can be found here:

 

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

 

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https://huguesjohnson.com/

 

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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 June for C2E4 - Title TBD (Summer Jams Theme) and wherever you are…..Fly the N!!

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” - “C1E56: Mishmash Monday – vol 10”

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” - “C1E56: Mishmash Monday – vol 10”

February 22, 2021

Today’s broadcast is C1E56 for Mishmash Monday, February 22nd, 2021. Today’s episode will be Mishmash Monday, vol 10 – the inaugural episode of calendar 2021, and of our very non-standard "Season 4 – part 2". 

 

Track# – Track – Game – System – Composer(s) – Timestamp 

 

01) Season 4 [pt. 2] Earcatcher – 00:00:00  

02) Intro – 00:00:03  

03) Drawing Game –  Pictionary – NES – Tim Follin – 00:02:11  

04) Menu 1 – Wimbledon Championship Tennis – Genesis – Crush-X – 00:04:50  

05) In-Game Theme – Top Players Golf – Neo Geo MVS / AES – Kikuko Hataya – 00:06:36  

06) 2dpp - Tetris Party Deluxe – Wii – Takashi Watanabe, Tomoya Yoshida, Keisuke Fukuhira, and/or Ichirō Shimakura – 00:08:54  

07) Overworld Theme – Fester's Quest – NES – Naoki Kodaka – 00:11:46  

08) Stage 3 – Journey to Silius – NES – Nobuyuki Hara, Naohisa Morota, Shinichi Seya, Naoki Kodaka, and/or Mabochan – 00:13:48  

09) Misty Blue – Misty Blue – PC88 – Yuzo Koshiro – 00:15:35  

10) Sand Hell – Lightening Force – Genesis – Toshiharu Yamanishi – 00:18:29  

11) Cocoa Cave – Kirby Super Star – SNES – Jun Ishikawa, and/or Dan Miyakawa – 00:20:38  

12) Results Parade – Check Mii Out Channel – Wii – Kazumi Totaka – 00:22:47  

13) A North Breeze – Hover Racing – PS1 – Tooru Kawakami and/or Hiroaki Ohmori – 00:24:54  

14) Sacred Warrior – Actraiser 2 – SNES – Yuzo Koshiro – 00:29:01  

15) Track 12 – RyuuKyuu – PC Engine – Yasushi Kawasaki and/or Hiroto Saitoh – 00:30:49  

XX) (Medley) – [color games) – Android/iOS – Bart Bonte 

      16) Yellow – 00:32:36  

      17) Red – 00:35:56  

      18) Black – 00:40:35  

      19) Blue – 00:43:47  

      20) Green – 00:47:19  

21) Phazon Mine Ambience – Metroid Prime – GameCube – Kenji Yamamoto – 00:50:41  

22) Voices of Urdak – DOOM Eternal – multi – Mick Gordon – 00:52:22  

23) Apprehensive Moments (cutscene) / Stage 4-3 Ninja Gaiden – NES – Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Nitta, and/or Ichiro Nakagawa – 00:58:39  

24) Boss 1 – Golden Axe II – Genesis – Naofumi Hataya – 00:59:23  

25) The Ing Attack – Metroid Prime 2 – GameCube – Kenji Yamamoto – 01:01:01  

26) Shadow – Doomsday Warrior – SNES – Junta – 01:03:52  

27) Story Sequence – Jurassic Park – Genesis – Sam Powell – 01:05:40  

28) Hanako and Yorinobu – Cyberpunk 2077 – multi - P.T. Adamczyk, Marcin Przybyłowicz, Paul Leonard-Morgan, and/or Richard Devine – 01:06:33  

29) Adore – Gran Turismo Sport – PS4 – i:Cube – 01:09:16  

30) Gomoku, Shogi, Mini-Shogi, Hanafuda – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – Switch – Chamy Ishi and/or Toshiki Aida – 01:16:06  

31) Sunset Seaside – Kick Off – Arcade – Tsukasa Tawada – 01:18:08  

32) In-Browser Theme (aka Addiction.mod, or "addicti.mod") – Wii Homebrew Browser – Wii – Noiseless (c1992) – 01:19:52  

33) A Battle's Conclusion – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – Switch – Kumi Tanioka, Reo Uratani, Ryotaro Yagi, and/or Haruki Yamada – 01:24:53  

34) Outro – 01:27:29  

35) Season 4 [pt. 2] celebration sign-off – 01:38:33  

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:25:22, Total Episode Runtime: 01:39:08 

 

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

 

Produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 20.04. Music Block produced 01/27/21. Final Episode produced 02/20/21. 

 

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December may seem like a long ways away, but as a content creator, I can assure you it's not. Indeed, it feels like it's right around the corner. C1E60 will be a listener picks free play. So, please start getting me tracks - any tracks that move your heart, your feet, or your mind. You can get them to me by any available means, be that by e-mail at nerdnoiseradio@gmail.com, or on social media, or via the comments section on the blog. However you choose to get me tracks, just start sending them my way! And in December, we'll make an episode out of it! 

 

If you liked our medley today, then please check out Bart Bonte's other works at www.bontegames.com and at https://bartbonte.bandcamp.comTell him you heard him on Nerd Noise Radio! 

 

Thanks for listening. Join us again in March - date TBD for C2E3, that is, Nerd Noise Radio Channel 2, Episode 3: "Mishmash Monday - vol. 1 (not to be confused with C1E10 from 2017)….tasty VGM and talk on Nerd Noise Radio. And wherever you are….fly the N! 

 

 

Cheers! 

 

NNR Reruns - C1E15: “Welcome to the Disc Level Disc Level” (orig rel. 09/14/2017)

NNR Reruns - C1E15: “Welcome to the Disc Level Disc Level” (orig rel. 09/14/2017)

January 28, 2021

Today's Rerun is C1E15:  "Welcome to the Disc Level Disc Level" - our first ever "Super Sized Episode" back before they all were, AND our first ever "Nerd Noise Cross Over" marrying the concepts of a "Theme Thursday" (Sega CD Music) with a "TwoFer Tuesday" (two pieces per game) - only I totally cheated with Sonic CD at the end, treating JP/EU-only, NA-only, and universal musics as separate "twofers" resulting in this episode going out on a six track, Sonic CD "blue wave". :-)

 

Enjoy!

 

Track Number / Game (Composer) / Track Names (Composer) / Time Stamp 

 

01: Intro 00:00:00 

02: Spiderman vs The Kingpin 

  1. a) Swing Time - Mr. Big 00:01:55
  2. b) Track 10 - Spencer Nilsen 00:06:00

03: Wolfchild - Martin Iveson 

  1. a) Stage 4 00:10:48
  2. b) Load BGM (Map) 00:14:17

04: Final Fight CD - c: Harumi Fujita, Hiromitsu Takaoka, Junko Tamiya, Manami Matsumae, Yasuaki Fujita, Yoko Shimomura and/or Yoshihiro Sakaguchi / a: T's Music 

  1. a) Metro City Subway 00:17:07
  2. b) West Side Andore Cage Fight 00:19:10

05: Keio Flying Squadron - Tsukasa Tawada 

  1. a) Track 7 00:22:17
  2. b) Track 10 00:27:05

06: Lunar: The Silver Star - Noriyuki Iwadare, Hiroshi Fujioka, and/or Isao Mizoguchi 

  1. a) Vane 00:29:27
  2. b) Althena’s Shrine 00:30:42

07: Jaguar XJ220 - Martin Iveson 

  1. a) Track 10 00:31:44
  2. b) Track 9 00:36:51

08: Wonder Dog - Martin Iveson 

  1. a) Track 16 00:42:09
  2. b) Track 21 00:43:03

09: Batman Returns - Spencer Nilsen 

  1. a) Driving - Act 1 Stages 1-5 00:45:32
  2. b) Platforming - Cathedral and Sewers 00:48:17

10: Puggsy - Matt Furniss 

  1. a) World Guardians 00:51:24
  2. b) Map Screen 00:54:21

11: Sega CD Console Startup - David Javelosa 

  1. a) US Model 2 00:55:24
  2. b) US Model 1 00:56:39

12: Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side - Tristan des Pres 

  1. a) Shadow Theme 00:58:13
  2. b) Xavier Theme 00:59:55

13: Ecco the Dolphin - Spencer Nilsen 

  1. a) Medussa Bay 01:01:45
  2. b) Undercaves 01:05:09

14: Vay - Shigeki Sako 

  1. a) Freak You Out 01:10:31
  2. b) Hardcore Combat 01:12:29

15: Sonic CD - (Past Themes - US and JP both) - Minoru Kanari and/or Makoto Oshitani 

  1. a) Metallic Madness 01:14:22
  2. b) Wacky Workbench 01:16:59

16: Sonic CD - US Version - Spencer Nilsen - with David Young and Mark Crew 

  1. a) Special Stage 01:20:42
  2. b) Collision Chaos Zone - Present 01:23:28

17: Sonic CD - JP Version - Minoru Kanari and/or Makoto Oshitani 

  1. a) Collision Chaos Zone - Present 01:26:45
  2. b) Options (D.A. Garden) 01:29:35

18: Outro 01:34:03 

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:32:14, Total Episode Runtime: 01:40:37 

 

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

Nerd Noise Radio - C2E2: “Deck the Halls”

Nerd Noise Radio - C2E2: “Deck the Halls”

December 24, 2020

Today’s Broadcast is C2E2, for Theme Thursday, Christmas Eve, 2020. Today’s theme is Christmas, and Holiday, and Wintery music, on a program we’re calling “Deck the Halls”. Your panelists today are Hugues and St. John

 

Tracklist:

 

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

 

01) Intro + Menu - Hyper Catalog 4 - PC Engine - Unknown - Hugues

  1. Episode Greeting - 00:00:00
  2. Music (Intro) - 00:00:02
  3. Music (Menu) - 00:00:21
  4. Episode Introduction - 00:00:59
  5. Discussion - 00:01:28

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

  1. Music - 00:05:53
  2. Discussion - 00:07:33

03) Christmas - Phantasy Star Universe - Multiplatform - Seirou Okamoto - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:10:21
  2. Discussion - 00:13:48

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

  1. Music - 00:16:39
  2. Discussion - 00:19:39

05) Christmas on Dobuita St. - Shenmue - Dreamcast - Ryuji Iuchi - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:24:29
  2. Discussion - 00:26:48

06) The Frostlands - Octopath Traveler - Switch / PC - Yasunori Nishiki - St. John

  1. Music - 00:31:38
  2. Discussion - 00:35:35

07) Uwa!! So Holiday!! - Undertale - Multiplatform - Toby Fox - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:40:04
  2. Discussion - 00:41:06

08) Limestone Cave - Sonic Adventure - Dreamcast - Jun Senoue - St. John

  1. Music - 00:47:01
  2. Discussion - 00:50:13

09) Winter Festival - Stardew Valley - Multiplatform - ConcernedApe - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:54:59
  2. Discussion - 00:56:30

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

  1. Music - 00:59:34
  2. Discussion - 01:02:07

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

  1. Music - 01:07:27
  2. Discussion - 01:10:14

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

  1. Music - 01:14:18
  2. Discussion - 01:16:05

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

  1. Music - 01:19:30
  2. Discussion - 01:21:58
  3. Outtakes Discussion - 01:24:43
  4. “Our Other Projects” Discussion - 01:28:52
  5. “Open Beta” / “Housekeeping” Discussion - 01:32:53
  6. Closing Track Discussion - 01:33:51
  7. Wrap-Up / Episode Sign-off - 01:37:24

14)  Outside - Home Alone - Genesis - Clifford Falls - St. John

  1. Music - 01:38:33

 

Total Episode Runtime: 01:2:34

 

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Thanks for listening! Merry Christmas and/or whatever other holidays you celebrate! Join us again in February for C1E56 (Channel 1, Episode 56) and in March for C2E3 (Channel 2, Episode 3), which will both be “free play” episodes (or “Mishmash Monday” in the nomenclature of NNR!). Meanwhile, happy new year, stay safe, stay healthy, stay sane….and wherever you are…..Fly the N!!

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” C1E55b: “The Best of 2019 pt. 2: St. John’s Picks”

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” C1E55b: “The Best of 2019 pt. 2: St. John’s Picks”

December 9, 2020

Today’s broadcast is C1E55b for Wayback Wednesday, December 9th, 2020. Today’s episode will be "Best of 2019 pt.2 - St. John's Picks" - a 75 ULTRA-MEGA KING-KONG jumbo-sized episode so long that we only do these kinds of shows just once a year (and forego the usual intro /outro). All tracks in this retrospective selected by St. John, and pulled from episodes featured in our calendar 2019 "Season 3".  

 

Track# – Track – Game – System – Composer(s) - Original Episode – Originally Selected in original episode by – Timestamp 

 

01) Intro – 00:00:00 

 

02) Process Control – GT Sport – PS4 – Yasuhisa Inoue – Ep 41 –St. John – 00:01:39 

 

03) Dandy Lady – Super Chase: Criminal Termination – Arcade – Yasuhisa Watanabe – Ep 46 – Electric Boogaloo – 00:05:09 

 

04) Bloodlines – Akumajou Dracula: Chi no Rondo (Castlevania: Rondo of Blood) - PC Engine – Mikia Saitou – Ep 47a – Bryce Dumond – 00:08:43 

 

05) Sky High – Daytona USA – Saturn – Tanobu Mitsuyoshi and David Leytze – Ep 44 – St. John – 00:11:52 

 

06) Intro – Fantavision – PS2 – Soichi Terada – Ep 41 – St. John – 00:16:28 

 

07) Evil Dante – Cratermaze – TG16 – Jun Chikuma, Keita Hoshi, Toshiaki Takimoto, Masaru Takahashi, and/or Takayuki Iwabuchi – Ep 47b – St. John – 00:16:58 

 

08) Mission 5 – Shadow Squadron – 32X – Teruhiko Nakagawa and/ Masaru Setsumaru – Ep 44 – St. John – 00:19:12 

 

09) BGM 2 – Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf – Genesis – Tokuhiko Uwabo – Ep 44 – St. John – 00:21:09 

 

10) Mission 2 – Double Dragon 2 – PC Engine – Hiroyuki Togo – Ep 44 – St. John – 00:23:03 

 

11) Velvet Fog – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – Genesis – Warlord – Ep 48 – St. John – 00:26:05 

 

12) Shinobi Walk – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – St. John – 00:27:24 

 

13) Moon – Dead Moon – TG16 – Mamoru Ishimoda and/or Yoko Sonada – Ep 47a – St. John – 00:30:45 

 

14) Stage 3 – Jigoku Meguri – PC Engine – Hisayoshi Ogura and/or Yasuhisa Watanabe – Ep 47c – St. John – 00:32:16 

 

15) Well Beefington – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – MSX – Doctor Gentleman – Ep 48 – St. John – 00:33:37 

 

16) Tune 1 – Trap – C64 – Ben Daglish – Ep 43 – Henrik Andersson – 00:41:04 

 

17) Traps – Rocket Knight Adventures – Genesis – Konami Kukeiha Club – Ep 41 – St. John – 00:50:42 

 

18) Ruined Base – Blood Gear – PC Engine – Shinichi Sakamoto and/or Jin W. – Ep 47b – St. John – 00:53:55 

 

19) Mission 5 – Double Dragon 2 – PC Engine – Hiroyuki Togo – Ep 47a – St. John – 00:55:47 

 

20) Spirit Dough – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – TG16 – Beard – Ep 48 – St. John – 00:58:34 

 

21) The Wise Men – Wizards and Warriors 3 – NES – David Wise – Ep 44 – St. John – 01:00:23 

 

22) Stage 3-3 – Ai Chou Aniki – PC Engine – Iwasaki Taku – Ep 47b – St. John – 01:02:04 

 

23) All About the Girl – GT Sport – PS4 – Lenny Ibizarre – Ep 44 – St. John – 01:05:16 

 

24) Theme – Sim City Classic – PC (SC-88) - Steve Hales and/or Will Wright – Ep 41 – St. John – 01:09:16 

 

25) Beyond the Galaxy – Galaxy Force II – Arcade – Koichi Namiki – Ep 46 – Eletric Boogaloo – 01:11:20 

 

26) Beyond the Galaxy – Galaxy Force II – Genesis – c: Koichi Namiki a: Yoshinori Sunahara – Ep 46 – Electric Boogaloo – 01:14:14 

 

27) Music S00 – Cyber City Oedo 808 – PC Engine – Keiichi Yamamoto, Atsuhiro Motoyama, Miyuki Takagi, and/or Atsushi Yamaji – Ep 47a – St. John – 01:16:59 

 

28) A Mega Drive down the Genesis Highway – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – Genesis – KungFuFurby – Ep 48 – St. John – 01:19:54 

 

29) The Entrance to Hell – Snatcher – PC Engine – The Konami Kukeiha Club – Ep 47c – St. John – 01:22:27 

 

30) Chapter 2  - Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police – PC Engine – Hiroto Saito – Ep 47b – St. John – 01:24:10 

 

31) Player's Victory – Military Madness – TG16 – Jun Chikuma and/or Toshiaki Takimoto – Ep 47b – St. John – 01:26:00 

 

32) He Runs – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – St. John – 01:27:46 

 

33) Trance Parlent in Blue – Night Striker – Mega CD – c: Masahiko Takaki a: Shuchiro Nakazawa – Ep 46 – Electric Boogaloo – 01:30:22 

  

34) Duck Dub Dub - Garou Densetsu Special – PC Engine – Shinsekai Gakkyoku – Ep 47a – St. John – 01:33:39 

 

35) King of Speed – Daytona USA – Saturn – Tanobu Mitsuyoshi and David Leytze – Ep 44 – St. John – 01:37:33 

 

36) Stage 1-3 – Ai Chou Aniki – PC Engine – Iwasaki Taku – Ep 47a – St. John – 01:42:21 

 

37) Evil Bug Judgment Squad – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – N/A (Wildchip) - Diagamblic – Ep 48 – St. John – 01:45:53 

 

38) Stage 2 – Batman – PC Engine – Naoki Kodaka – Ep 47a – St. John – 01:48:47 

 

39) Toxic Caves – Sonic Spinball – Genesis – Brian Coburn, Barry Blum, and/or Howard Drossin – Ep 49 – Mario Mendez – 01:50:55 

 

40) My Dear D – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – St. John – 01:53:29 

 

41) Level 1 – Bloody Wolf – TG16 – Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida, Tatsuta Kiuchi, Hitomi Komatsu, Shuuji Segawa, Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yuji Suzuki, and/or Yusuke Takahama – Ep 47a – Bryce Dumond – 01:55:20 

 

42) Stage 2 –Ernest Evans – Genesis – Motoi Sakuraba – Ep 41 – St. John – 01:57:16 

 

43) Computer System (Stage 6) - Metal Stoker – PC Engine – Hiroto Saitoh – Ep 47a – St. John – 01:59:56 

 

44) 7 Trillion GHz – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – Genesis – Strobe – Ep 48 – St. John – 02:01:58 

 

45) Impending Danger – Magic Sword – SNES – Manami Matsumae – Ep 41 – St. John – 02:05:11 

 

46) Cold Cave – Out of this World – 3DO – Andrew Dmitroff – Ep 41 – St. John – 02:06:49 

 

47) Mission 6 – Double Dragon 2 – PC Engine – Hiroyuki Togo – Ep 44 – St. John – 02:08:18 

 

48) Circuit Angel – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – Amiga – Strobe – Ep 48 – St. John – 02:11:02 

 

49) Metal Elephant (Boss 6) - Metal Stoker – PC Engine – Hiroto Saitoh – Ep 47a – St. John – 02:13:35 

 

50) Stage 2-1 – Ai Chou Aniki – PC Engine – Iwasaki Taku – Ep 47b – St. John – 02:15:44 

 

51) Coco Myalore – n++ – Multiplatform – Station – Ep 41 – St. John – 02:18:01 

 

52) Music for 32 Partials – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – PC (midi) - Sintel – Ep 48 – St. John – 02:21:35 

 

53) Tostarena: Night – Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – Mahito Yokota, Koji Kondo, Shiho Fuji, and/or Naoto Kubo – Ep 41 – St. John – 02:26:37 

 

54) Outside Ref, the Pyramid of Ice – Dungeon Explorer 2 – TG16 – Masaaki Inoue, and/o Akihiro Honma – Ep 47b – St. John – 02:29:45 

 

55) Stage 2-2 – Ai Chou Aniki – PC Engine – Iwasaki Taku – Ep 47b – St. John – 02:31:49 

 

56) I Came I Saw – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – SNES – KungFuFurby – Ep 48 – St. John – 02:34:38 

 

57) Map – Bomberman '93 – TG16 – Jun Chikuma and/or Keita Hoshi – Ep 47b – St. John – 02:40:04 

 

58) Marseille City – Kuusou Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy – PC Engine – Kouhei Tanaka, and/or Kazuhio Sawada – Ep 47b – St. John – 02:41:32 

 

59) What Can You Do? - GT Sport – PS4 – Lenny Ibizarre – Ep 44 – St. John – 02:43:47 

 

60) ESPIRIT.wav - DATAWING – iOS / Android - ESPRIT 空想 (ESPIRIT Kuusou) - Ep 44 – St. John – 02:48:50 

 

61) Tip Cat – Wii News Channel – Wii – Kazumi Totaka – Ep 44 – St. John – 02:52:15 

 

62) Noctis' Dream – Final Fantasy XV – Multiplatform – Yoko Shimomura – Ep 44 – St. John – 02:54:10 

 

63) Shower Curtain – n++ – Multiplatform – Planet Boelex – Ep 44 – St. John – 02:57:37 

 

64) Izayoi – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – St. John – 03:04:07 

 

65) Story Out – Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police – Hiroto Saitoh – Ep 47c – St. John – 03:06:56 

 

66) Electric Starbounce – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – C64 – Kulor – Ep 48 – St. John – 03:08:59 

 

67) Nortinka - Link: The Faces of Evil – CD-i – Tony Trippi – Ep 44 – St. John – 03:11:41 

 

68) Boss Battle – Doraemon – PC Engine – Maki Watanabe, Yoko Motoshuku, and/or Eiji Hasegawa – Ep 47c – St. John – 03:13:57 

 

69) Garden – Cyber Dodge – PC Engine – Einosuke Nagao – Ep 47b – St. John – 03:15:39 

 

70) Bubble Marine – Air Zonk – TG16 – Hisashi Matsushita – Ep 47a – St. John – 03:17:23 

 

71) Knight's Guild – Wizards and Wariors 3 – NES – David Wise – Ep 44 – St. John – 03:20:34 

 

72) Main Theme – Youkai Douchuuki – PC Engine – Hiroyuki Kawada – Ep 47c – St. John – 03:22:19 

 

73) Sound Test – Coryoon – PC Engine – Daisuke Morshima and/or Hisashi Matsushita –Ep 47c – St. John – 03:25:00 

 

74) Title Screen – Ryuu Kyuu – PC Engine – Yasushi Kawasaki and/or Hiroto Saitoh – Ep 47c – St. John – 03:26:51 

 

75) Shower Fresh – N/A (Battle of the Bits Community Original Chiptune) – Genesis – Daigamblic – Ep 48 – St. John – 03:27:18 

 

76) Thank You, and See You Again – Lethal Enforcers – Sega CD – c: Kenichiro Fukui a: Tappi Iwase – Ep 46 – Electric Boogaloo – 03:30:46 

 

77) Outro – 03:34:15 

 

Music Block Runtime: 03:32:38 Total Episode Runtime: 03:38:18 

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Listeners get first dibs on all tracks that both they and St. John wanted for their respective episodes. So, any such "overlap" tracks appear in pt 1, rather than in this episode. Before I ever even ask the listeners for tracks, I already have two separate lists of candidate tracks drafted up, a 75 track "Main List", and a 50 track "Backup List", and as listeners select tracks that were on one or the other of these two lists, I would strike them from my list for the listeners to have (or more accurately, just gray them out). Afterwards, I pulled from my remaining eligible backup tracks to fill in the gaps left over from the main list to bring me back to a final track count of 75. As such, even though this is "my episode", it's also at least a little bit "the listeners'" episode as well, as by their selections, they sort of "put up fencing" for me, forcing me to change the sound of the episode a bit from what it would've been had I just rolled with the original 75.  
 
From my main list, the listeners had selected 15 tracks. From my backup list, they had selected 9, necessitating that I pull 15 tracks from the remaining 41 backups to fill in the gaps. The tracks pulled from my backup in this way will be highlighted in BOLD.  The Lone exception to this is as it concerns my picks from C1E43: Commodore 64 Epics. The track on my main list, Tetris, was just too long, and didn't fit in the music block anywhere, whereas the track on my backup list, Subtune 1 from Flash Gordon would've worked, but I didn't want to use it again because I had just used it in the Golden Episode, and had wanted to expand the exposure of Henrik's selections. So I nixed them both, went back to the drawing board, and chose Trap. This one will be indicated in BOLD, ITALICS, AND UNDERLINE. 

 

Lastly, I just wanted to say how much I always enjoy doing these "Best of 20XX" series, both the Listener Picks and the St. John's picks. It's fun to listen to "Best of 2017" and get a nice, distilled view of 2017, and the same for 2018 with "Best of 2018". Even as the show's creator and host, and principle curator, even I only have a hazy, murky picture of what a year looked and felt like til I get to experience its distilled essence in the annual "Best of 20XX".  
 
And to that point, it's remarkable how similar the "Listener Picks" to those first two years sounded, while how very different the two corresponding "St. John's" picks were for them. The listener picks installments focused primarily on the rockin' and energetic sides of those years' outputs (albeit with nice chill moments interspersed), where very little of that rockin' energy made it into either of my own collections. And yet, on my collections, 2017 was much more bright and effervescent and optimistic, where 2018 was much more rich and smooth, and matured. The truth is that whichever one of the two St. John's picks installments that I'm listening to at the moment is generally my favorite of the two at that moment. 
 
So, how was 2019 going to compare and stack up against 2017 and 2018, especially when it only had 10 episodes compared to 20 each for the first two, and such an outsized portion of that music for just one system because of our massive PC Engine / Turbografx16 focus? Well, on the St. John side, it comes out just about precisely as I was hoping that it would – as an almost perfect "meet in the middle" compromise between the effervescence of 2017 and the depth and smoothness of 2018, even with all that "velvet gravel" of the HuC6280 in play. Maybe it's just the newness talking, and I'll change my mind in time, but I really, truly think it just might be my favorite of the three – which is just what I was hoping for.  

 

The real surprise, though, was on the "Listener Side". Whereas the listener picks in both of the first two years were more energetic and rockin', and even though there was a comparable amount of that kind of music in the available track lists for their selection in 2019, and the majority of selecting listeners were returnees from at least one of the previous two outings, the Listener Picks best of 2019, on balance, strikes me as much more mellow and laid back. It actually sounds more like a St. John's picks outing than it sounds like either of the previous two Listener Pick outings despite having a similar amount of overlap between listener picks and St. John picks, and even more interestingly, despite being only about 50% comprised of tracks originally selected by St. John in the original 2019 episodes, the rest being originally selected for those episodes by contributing listeners and collaborators: Bryce Dumond, Henrik Andersson, Electric Boogaloo...and most of all, Mario Mendez. Even though I have a much smaller footprint in the Listener Picks installment this year, and a comparable amount of overlap, this one to me still sounds just much more....I dunno....me. 😊 On balance, it's my favorite of the three years' Listener Picks episodes as well. 

 

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I had, and a huge thanks once again to all the listeners who contributed – nearly double the number of people who had contributed in the previous two years.  

 

Cheers! 

 

P.S.: there will be no 2021 "Best of 2020". Instead, there will be a 2022 "Best of 2020 / Best of 2021". It's easier to call these "Best of 20XX" episodes "annuals", especially when this is the only time in show history, or planned future history that it would not play out annually. But truth of the matter is that technically, they have never been "annual", but instead, they are "seasonal", as in one per each season of the show. And since Season 4 is being split evenly between 2020 and 2021, we'll just retrospect the entire 2yr season in 2022. December of 2021, instead, will be a free "Listener Picks" along the line of what we had in Dec 2018 with C1E40. So, it's not too early to start thinking of your tracks for that right now! 😀  

 

P.P.S......yes, I did just "P.P.S."! 😀 In case you would find it interesting, and in case you didn't already see these in the show notes to part 1, during production, I had shared a worksheet .docx with the contributing listeners that included their selections, and notes to them as I worked my way through them, that they were able to watch developing in real time. Here's the link: 

 

https://1drv.ms/w/s!AqhGLz1m7arYiOkZaA7HFC5IZLHV6w?e=s3Y6aY 

 

And then I also shared the link to this Google Sheets file which originated as the list of eligible tracks from 2019 that the listeners and I were able to select from. But I have modified the document to include multiple other sheets, showing unsorted and sorted listener picks, my unsorted worksheet, my sorted final list, and perhaps most interesting of all, a "Master Selections Overview", which is like looking through a multi-faceted diamond....like looking at the total picture "in 3D". If that sounds interesting...here you go: 

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZvIIIqKLtHU9AEHZ2FZv1R7zl1goBVme6rQzsSlxEC4/edit?usp=sharing 

 

 

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

 

Produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 20.04 

 

The "Nerd Noise Radio - RERUNS!" channel 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 

 

Our YouTube Channel can be found here:  

 

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

 

Our episodes (and occasionally, other content) 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. 

 

Lastly, you can also follow us on Twitter at @NerdNoiseRadio

 

Thanks for listening! Join us again in 2021, month and subject TBD. Also, don't miss C2E2 on Christmas Eve. Delicious VGM on Noise from the Hearts of Nerds....and wherever you are....Fly the N!!! 

 

 

Cheers! 

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” C1E55a: “The Best of 2019 pt. 1: Listener Picks”

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” C1E55a: “The Best of 2019 pt. 1: Listener Picks”

December 2, 2020

Today’s broadcast is C1E55a for Wayback Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020. Today’s episode will be "Best of 2019 pt.1 - Listener Picks" - a 50 track collection culled from 79 total, and 61 unique submissions between nine distinct contributors, all from episodes featured in our calendar 2019 "Season 3".  

 

Track# – Track – Game – System – Composer(s) - Original Episode – Selected for this collection by* – Originally Selected in original episode by – Timestamp 

 

01) Intro – 00:00:00 

 

02) Main Theme – Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WiiU / Switch – Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, and/or Hajime Watai – Ep 49 – Jeshua Lack / Chris Murray – Mario Mendez – 00:02:19 

 

03) The Scars of Time (Opening) – Chrono Cross – PS1 – Yasunori Mitsuda – Ep 49 – Jeshua Lack / Chris Murray / Mario Mendez – Mario Mendez – 00:04:09 

 

04) My Intellivision – Intellivision Lives – Multiplatform – Michael Schwartz and/or Tom Kahelin – Ep 41 – Electric Boogaloo – St. John – 00:06:30 

 

05) Studiopolis Zone Act 2 – Sonic Mania – Multiplatform – Tee Lopes – Ep 41 – Chris Murray / Mario Mendez – St. John – 00:11:03 

 

06) This is True Love Makin' – Capcom vs. SNK 2 – Multiplatform – Satoshi Ise – Ep 49 – Trey Johnson – Mario Mendez – 00:13:29 

 

07) The Poets 1 – Streets of Rage 3 – Genesis – Yuzo Koshiro and/or Motohiro Kawashima – Ep 44 – Chris Murray / Pernell Vaughn – St. John – 00:16:40 

 

08) Shout in the Dark – Moto Roader – TG16 – Koji Hayama – Ep 47b – Pernell Vaughn – St. John – 00:19:53 

 

09) Stages 2 & 6 – Bio-Hazard Battle – Genesis – Shigehasu Isoda – Ep 41 – Electric Boogaloo – St. John – 00:22:05 

 

10) First Step Towards War – Ys 1 & 2 – TG16 – c: Yuzo Koshiro a: Mieko Ishikawa – Ep 47a – Chris Murray / Trey Johnson – Bryce Dumond – 00:24:30 

 

11) Gravity Beetbood Stage – Mega Man X3 – PS1 – Kinuyo Yamashita – Ep 49 – Jeshua Lack / Chris Murray / Pernell Vaughn – Mario Mendez – 00:26:31 

 

12) Grand Metropolis – Sonic Heroes – Multiplatform – Jun Senoue – Ep 49 – Pernell Vaughn – Mario Mendez – 00:28:24 

 

13) Ancient Ruins of Hyvoris – Dungeon Explorer 2 – TG16 – Masaaki Inoue and/or Akihiro Honma – Ep 47b – Pernell Vaughn – St. John – 00:30:50 

 

14) Palace of Destruction – Ys 1 & 2 – TG16 – c: Yuzo Koshiro a: Mieko Ishikawa – Ep 47a – Chris Murray – Bryce Dumond – 00:32:51 

 

15) Heaven's Rain – We Love Katamari – PS2 - Yuu Miyake, Hiroshi Okubo, Hideki Tobeta, Akitaka Tohyama, Yuri Misumi, Katsuro Tajima, Yoshihito Yano, and/or Masashi Sugiyama – Ep 41 – Hugues Johnson – St. John – 00:34:54 

 

16) Stickerbush Symphony – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest – SNES – David Wise – Ep 49 – Trey Johnson / Mario Mendez – Mario Mendez – 00:42:01 

 

17) Map – Waterworld – SNES – Dean Evans – Ep 41 – The Diad – St. John – 00:44:15 

 

18) Quartz Quadrant Zone: Good Future – Sonic CD (JP/EU) – Mega CD – Naofumi Hataya and/or Masafumi Ogata – Ep 49 – Mario Mendez – Mario Mendez – 00:46:07 – *****SPECIAL NOTE*****: this track is dedicated to a certain anonymous who has been going through some serious stuff of late, but is way more awesome a person than they realize! 

 

19) Cheap Shop – Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Multiplatform – James DeVito – Ep 49 – Chris Murray / Trey Johnson / Mario Mendez – Mario Mendez – 00:47:20 

 

20) In-Game 3 – Kaizu Chounin Shubibinman – PC Engine – Koji Hayama – Ep 47a – Pernell Vaughn – St. John – 00:48:54 

 

21) Hot Head Bop – Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest – SNES – David Wise – Ep 49 – Chris Murray / Mario Mendez – Mario Mendez – 00:51:37 

 

22) Inner Darkside – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – Electric Boogaloo – St. John – 00:53:37 

 

23) International Karate – International Karate – C64 – Rob Hubbard – Ep 43 – Chris Murray – Henrik Andersson – 00:56:10 

 

24) Chun-Li – Street Fighter II: Champion Edition – PC Engine – Yoko Shimomura – Ep 47c – Hugues Johnson – St. John – 01:06:47 

 

25) Level Theme 1 – Shinobi – PC Engine – c: Yashiro Kawakami a: Unknown – Ep 47b – Chris Murray / Nathan Cooper – St. John – 01:08:39 

 

26) Auzal Stage – Lords of Thunder – TG16 – Satoshi Miyshita - Ep 47a – Pernell Vaughn – Bryce Dumond – 01:10:20 

 

27) Vampire Killer – Akumajou Dracula: Chi no Rondo (aka Castlevania: Rondo of Blood) – PC Engine – Mikio Saitou, Akiropito, Kinuyo Yamashita and/or Satoe Terashima – Ep 47b – Chris Murray / Trey Johnson – Bryce Dumond – 01:14:44 

 

28) Whirlwind – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – Mario Mendez – St. John – 01:16:27 

 

29) To Make the End of Battle – Ys 1 & 2 – TG16 – c: Yuzo Koshiro a: Mieko Ishikawa – Ep 47b – Chris Murray / Pernell Vaughn – Bryce Dumond  - 01:18:26 

 

30) Metro City Subway – Final Fight – Arcade – Junko Tamiya – Ep 46 – Chris Murray – Electric Boogaloo – 01:20:20 

 

31) Metro City Subway – Final Fight – SNES – c: Junko Tamiya a: Toshio Kajino – Ep 46 – Pernell Vaughn – Electric Boogaloo – 01:22:15 

 

32) Idaten – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – Mario Mendez – St. John – 01:24:19 

 

33) Final Stage – Magical Chase – TG16 – Htoshi Sakimoto and/or Masaharu Iwata – Ep 47c – Chris Murray – St. John – 01:26:43 

 

34) Marble Zone – Sonic the Hedgehog – Genesis – Masato Nakamura – Ep 49 – Jeshua Lack – Mario Mendez – 01:30:16 

 

35) Mission 4 – Shadow Squadron – 32X – Teruhiko Nakagawa and/or Masaru Setsumaru – Ep 44 – Electric Boogaloo / Nathan Cooper – St. John – 01:32:19 

 

36) Area 1 – Blaster Master Zero – 3DS / Switch – c: Naoki Kodaka a: Haruhisa "Hally" Tanaka and/or Ryo Kawakami – Ep 46 – Chris Murray – Electric Boogaloo – 01:35:36 

 

37) Stage 1 – Dragon Spirit – TG16 – Shinji Hosoe – Ep 47c – Nathan Cooper – St. John – 01:37:30 

 

38) Fountain of Love – Ys 1 & 2 – TG16 – c: Yuzo Koshiro a: Mieko Ishikawa – Ep 47b – Chris Murray – Bryce Dumond – 01:40:02 

 

39) Elena Stage – Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike – Multiplatform – Hideki Okugawa – Ep 49 – Electric Boogaloo / Chris Murray – Mario Mendez – 01:41:42 

 

40) Rush and Beat – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – Pernell Vaughn – St. John – 01:44:54 

 

41) Moon – Streets of Rage 3 – Genesis – Yuzo Koshiro and/or Motohiro Kawashima – Ep 44 – Chris Murray – St. John – 01:47:24 

 

42) Solitary – Shinobi 3 – Genesis – Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki and/or Morihiko Akiyama – Ep 42 – Nathan Cooper – St. John – 01:49:26 

 

43) Stage 6 – Legendary Axe 2 – TG16 – Tsukasa Masuko – Ep 47c – Nathan Cooper – St. John – 01:51:11 

 

44) Boss – Bonk's Adventure – TG16 – Tsukasa Masuko and/or Hirohiko Takayama – Ep 47a – Nathan Cooper – Bryce Dumond – 01:53:07 

 

45) Hateno Village (Night) - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WiiU / Switch – Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, and/or Hajime Watai – Ep 49 – Jeshua Lack – Mario Mendez – 01:54:47 

 

46) Home Aruni Village – Chrono Cross – PS1 – Yasunori Mitsuda – Ep 49 – Hugues Johnson / Pernell Vaughn – Mario Mendez – 01:59:14 

 

47) The Burning Sands – Final Fantasy X – PS2 – Masashi Hamauzu – Ep 44 – Chris Murray – St. John – 02:02:24 

 

48) Ice Cave – Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – N64 / 3DS – Koji Kondo – Ep 41 – Mario Mendez – St. John – 02:06:00 

 

49) Ice Land – Bonk's Revenge – TG16 – Hirohiko Takayama – Ep 47b – Hugues Johnson – St. John – 02:07:39 

 

50) Relax and Reflect – Final Fantasy XV – Multiplatform – Yoko Shimomura – Ep 44 – Hugues Johnson – St. John – 02:09:26 

 

51) Your Sunset – Tekken Tag Tournament – Multiplatform – Taku Inoue – Ep 49 – Mario Mendez – Mario Mendez – 02:12:31 

 

52) Outro – 02:17:29 

 

 

Music Block Runtime: 02:15:18 Total Episode Runtime: 02:39:39 

 

Note: Listeners get first dibs on all tracks that both they and St. John wanted for their episodes. So, any such "overlap" tracks appear in this episode and will not appear in St. John's follow-up. However, the overlap tracks ARE indicated in the track list like so: BOLD / ITALIC / UNDERLINE tracks were on St. John's main track list, where BOLD, but non-italic or underline were on St. John's backup track list. There are fifteen of the former and nine of the latter in this list. 

 

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

 

Produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 20.04 

 

A number of our contributing listeners have projects of their own that I would wish to share with you here: 

 

Hugues Johnson: In addition to being my principle co-host on the all-new "Nerd Noise Radio – Channel 2", Hugues, along with one "Rob, from Detroit" host the video game talk podcast "Retro Game Club", which covers retro and current video game news, particularly as it brushes up against the retro gaming world, and with a programers and developers bent (but at a lay user accessibility level). Retro Game Club can be found here: 

 

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

 

The Diad: Ben, "The Diad" Dishman produces a now and then podcast called "The Diad Presents: A VGM Podcast", which goes deeper into history, composer info, and various factoids and trivia than any other program I know of. You can find it here: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-diad-presents-a-vgm-podcast/id1209626172 

 

Pernell Vaughn: Pernell is one half of the Yin / Yang dynamic duo that is "Rhythm and Pixels". Pernell is the yang to Rob Nichol's yin, the fire, and energy and bombast to Rob's super laid-back ultra-chill, and the combination of the two energies is simply fantastic – unlike anything else you will find in the VGM podosphere. You can find R&P's "R&P" here: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rhythm-and-pixels-video-game-music-podcast/id1061486328 

 

Also look up Indie Gaiden on YouTube to find "Blown Cartridges", also featuring Pernell: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoDQj54Gd-w8RTdukMrQScQ 

 

 

Trey Johnson: Trey, along with Jereme Makowski, and Jon Knitter are the hosts of the Nintendomain Podcast, a VGM talk pod, which covers the full spectrum of video game news, dabbles in news and current events outside of video games, and features frequent, and robust interviews with people from all over the video game spaces (including, once in a while, yours truly). In addition to Nintendomain, Trey also produces a now and then VGM mixtape pod called W.A.R.T. radio, DJ's VGM in Chicagoland, and does a now and then program with his wife, Jess Kenyon called "The Honey Darling Show", which covers movies and pop culture. All three pod programs can be found on the Nintendomain podcast feed here: 

 

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

 

Mario Mendez: Mario's program, "Grown-Up Pixels" features a mix of programs focusing on video game music, videogame talk, and most commonly (as well as most powerfully), video game memories and reflections. The heart and soul to "Grown Up Pixels", and the enthusiasm with which it's presented is unparalleled. You can find Grown-Up Pixels here: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grown-up-pixels-podcast/id1467237767 

 

You can also find Facebook and Twitter pages / groups for all of these, and in some cases, dedicated websites or blogs. Get subscribed, and get listening to / reading these great individuals' other works! 

 

*= In cases where tracks were selected by multiple listeners, they were listed in the order in which they submitted tracks: Jeshua was first, then Hugues, EB, The Diad, Chris, Nathan, Pernell, Trey, and finally, Mario. I had mentioned that this 50 tracks came from a total of 79 submissions, containing 61 unique tracks. Since 50 was the hard limit, that left 11 tracks that we had to cut. I won't list the cut tracks here. But I will include a OneDrive link to the worksheet .docx that I used to sort all the selections, who made them, what tracks did and did not make the cut, as well as notes to the contributors, since this was a document I shared with all of them early on: 

 

https://1drv.ms/w/s!AqhGLz1m7arYiOkZaA7HFC5IZLHV6w?e=s3Y6aY 

 

I'll also share a link to the original list of eligible tracks from 2019 that I gave them to make their selections from, as it now contains new sheets revealing all sorts of additional info and "peeks behind the curtain"….including, for the astute...more than a few pt. 2 spoilers! 😉  

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZvIIIqKLtHU9AEHZ2FZv1R7zl1goBVme6rQzsSlxEC4/edit?usp=sharing 

 

The "Nerd Noise Radio - RERUNS!" channel 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 

 

Our YouTube Channel can be found here:  

 

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

 

Our episodes (and occasionally, other content) 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. 

 

Lastly, you can also follow us on Twitter at @NerdNoiseRadio

 

Thanks for listening! Join us again this time next week for C1E55b: "The Best of 2019 pt 2. - St. John's Picks" a 3.5hr, 75 track BEHEMOTH! Delicious VGM on Noise from the Hearts of Nerds....and wherever you are....Fly the N!!! 

 

 

Cheers! 

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” C1E54: “Do the Mario!”

“Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” C1E54: “Do the Mario!”

November 19, 2020

Today’s broadcast is C1E54 for Theme Thursday, November 19th, 2020. Today’s theme is one of the most special we've ever had on the show – a celebration of 35 years of the most famous, iconic, and ubiquitous franchise in all of video game history – Super Mario Bros. To commemorate the occasion, we present you with a 35-track collection of music from Mario and extended universe games – including what is undoubtedly the most famous piece of video game music ever to be written, a piece that after nearly 4yrs and 2000 tracks, we have up til now never featured before. The name of today's celebration: "Do the Mario".  

 

 

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

 
 

01) Intro - 00:00:00 
 

02) Overworld Theme - Super Mario Bros. - NES - Kōji Kondō - 00:02:50 
 

03) Athletic Theme - Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES - Kōji Kondō - 00:05:52 
 

04) Athletic Theme - New Super Mario Bros. - DS - Asuka Ohta, and/or Hajime Wakai – 00:08:04 
 

05) Delfino Plaza - Super Mario Sunshine - GameCube - Kōji Kondō and/or Shinobu Tanaka – 00:10:34 
 

06) Vibe Island - Super Princess Peach - DS - Akira Fujiwara – 00:13:28 
 

07) Minigame Theme 5 - Mario Party Advance - GBA - Ichirō Shimakura and/or Yoshimasa Ikeda – 00:14:16 
 

08) Bowling - Game & Wario - WiiU - Masanobu Matsunaga, Takeru Kanazaki, Hiroki Morishita, Shoh Murakami, and/or Yoshito Sekigawa – 00:16:24 

 

09) Toad's Turnpike - Mario Kart 64 - N64 - Kenta Nagata, Tarō Bandō, and/or Yoji Inagaki – 00:19:13 
 

10) Snif City - Paper Mario: The Origami King - Switch - Shoh Murakami, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hiroki Morishita, and/or Fumihiro Isobe – 00:22:08 
 

11) Discus Throw - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 - Switch - Kenichi Tokoi, Tomoya Ohtani, Mitsuharu Fukuyama, Satoshi Okamura, DÉ DÉ MOUSE, Jimanica , Chroma, Tomonori Sawada, and/or YMCK – 00:24:57 
 

12) Starring Wario - Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix - GameCube - Osamu Narita, Katsunori Takahashi, Ichirō Shimakura, Hideko Oka, and/or Kenichi Yoshimoto – 00:28:26 
 

13) Bowser's Castle (Kingdom) - Super Mario Odyssey - Switch - Shiho Fujii and/or Kōji Kondō - 00:30:01 
 

14) Bowser Road - Super Mario 64 - N64 - Kōji Kondō - 00:33:11 
 

15) Airship - Super Mario 3D Land - 3DS - c: Kōji Kondō a: Asuka Hayazaki, Takeshi Hama, and/or Mahito Yokota – 00:35:23 
 

16) Floor 5 (variation 1) - Hotel Mario - CD-i - Jack Levy – 00:37:45 
 

17) A Stroll in the Cemetery - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Switch - Grant Kirkhope – 00:39:10 
 

18) 9F Unnatural History Museum - Luigi's Mansion 3 - Switch - Chad York and/or Darren Radtke – 00:41:43 
 

19) Nightmare Lullaby - Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - 3DS - Yoko Shimomura – 00:42:55 
 

20) Evil King Bowser - Super Mario World - SNES - Kōji Kondō - 00:44:13 
 

21) Rainbow Road - Super Mario Kart - SNES - Soyo Oka, and/or Tarō Bandō - 00:45:52 
 

22) Overture - Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Wii - Mahito Yokota, Ryo Nagamatsu, and/or Kōji Kondō - 00:47:38 
 

23) Intro - Super Smash Bros.: Melee - GameCube - Tadashi Ikegami, Shogo Sakai, and/or Takuto Kitsuta – 00:48:57 
 

24) Course World - Super Mario Maker 2 - Switch - Atsuko Asahi, Tōru Minegishi, and/or Sayako Doi – 00:50:25 
 

25) Footlight Lane - Super Mario 3D World - WiiU / Switch - Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Kōji Kondō, and/or Yasuaki Iwata – 00:51:58 
 

26) Space - Yoshi's Crafted World - Switch - Kazufumi Umeda – 00:54:00 
 

27) BGM 3 - Mario Paint - SNES - Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, Ryōji Yoshitomi, and/or Kazumi Totaka – 00:57:06 
 

28) Mario Zone Map - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - GameBoy - Kazumi Totaka – 01:00:35 
 

29) Design Theme - I am a Teacher: Super Mario no Sweater - FDS - Akito Nakatsuka – 01:01:25 
 

30) San Francisco / New York - Mario is Missing - PC (AdLib) - Rob Wallace – 01:03:05 
 

31) Fever - Dr Mario - NES - Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka – 01:06:15 
 

32) Underground - New Super Mario U - WiiU / Switch - c: Kōji Kondō a: Shiho Fujii and/or Mahito Yokota – 01:08:32 
 

33) Underground - Yoshi's Island - SNES - Kōji Kondō - 01:10:32 
 

34) Course Select - Mario Galaxy - Wii - Mahito Yokota and/or Kōji Kondō - 01:12:51 
 

35) Final Boss Defeated - Captain Toad - WiiU / Switch - Naoto Kubo – 01:13:44 
 

36) Ending Theme - Super Mario Bros. 2 - NES - Kōji Kondō - 01:15:17 
 

37) Outro - 01:17:38 

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:14:51, Total Episode Runtime: 01:29:23 

 

Special intro / outro music for this episode: 

 

Intro: Land 1 - Super Mario Land - GameBoy - Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka 

 

Outro: The End - Super Mario RPG - SNES - c: Kōji Kondō a: Yoko Shimomura 

 

Produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 20.04 

 

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