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Channel 1: ”Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” - “C1E68: They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara”

October 27, 2022

Today's Broadcast is C1E68 for Theme Thursday, October 27th, 2022. Today's theme is a collection of spooky, dissonant, jarring music for the occasion of Halloween, on a program we're calling "They're Coming to Get You, Barbara" - a "Lost Level", originally intended for C1E37: Halloween 2018, then bumped to C1E48: Halloween 2019, before being bumped indefinitely, and lost to the sands of time....UNTIL NOW! Featuring a music block produced all the way back in July of 2018, making today's broadcast "THE KING OF LOST LEVELS"! And even though the "production quality" of a music block this old is far inferior to our current fresh productions, the "design philosophy" behind this block remains to this day the most sophisticated thing I've ever done. I'll let the intro tell the story! 

 

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

 

01) Intro - 00:00:00 

02) Freak you Out - Vay - Sega CD - Shigeki Sako - 00:04:59 

03) Kadaver's Base - Skeleton Krew - Genesis - Nathan McCree - 00:06:56 

04) Title - Mystix: World of Horror - Atari 8-bit - Falk Büttner - 00:09:36 

05) Elm Street - Nightmare on Elm Street - NES - David Wise - 00:11:09 

06) Inside Deep Darkness - Lagrange Point - Famicom (VRC7) - Akio Dobashi, Noriyuki Takahashi, Katsuhiro Suzuki, and/or Atsushi Fujio - 00:13:55 

07) Twilight - LoZ: Twilight Princess - GameCube / Wii - Toru Minegishi and/or Asuka Ohta - 00:16:11 

08) Section F Suspense - Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - multi - Mick Gordon - 00:19:32 

09) Dark Sanctuary Fortress - Metroid Prime 2 - Game Cube - Kenji Yamamoto - 00:21:41 

10) Earth Elemental - Chakan: The Forever Man - Genesis - Mark Miller and/or Jason Scher - 00:23:49 

11) Options - Bram Stoker's Dracula - Genesis - Matt Furniss - 00:27:01 

12) Gravity Unusual - Strider - Genesis - Junko Tamiya - 00:28:07 

13) Triangle - Thumper - PS4 / SWITCH - Brian Gibson - 00:28:54 

14) Metroid Prime Battle - Metroid Prime - GameCube - Kenji Yamamoto and/or Kouichi Kyuma - 00:32:40 

15) Gore Nest - DOOM (2016) - multi - Mick Gordon - 00:36:25 

16) Boss 3 - Legendary Axe - TG16 - Atsumi Chikuma and/or Toshiaki Takimoto - 00:40:14 

17) Ghost Valley - Super Mario Kart  - SNES - Soyo Oka - 00:41:38 

18) Mojo's Future Crush - X-Men - Genesis - Fletcher Beasley - 00:42:53 

19) Bloodpuppets Battle - Splatterhouse 2 - Genesis - Eiko Kaneda - 00:45:53 

20) Battle - LaPlace no Ma - PC Engine - Unknown - 00:47:46 

21) Endless Pursuer - Snatcher - Sega CD -Konami Kukeiha Club - 00:49:20 

22) Crisis - Final Fantasy X - PS2 - Masahashi Hamauzu, Junya Nakano and/or Nobuo Uematsu - 00:51:12 

23) Shadow Beast - LoZ: Twilight Princess - GameCube / Wii - Toru Minegishi and/or Asuka Ohta - 00:54:58 

24) Beelzebub - Ghouls and Ghosts - Genesis - Tamayo Kawamoto - 00:56:06 

25) Naja - Cosmic Carnage - 32X - Hikoshi Hashimoto - 00:57:29 

26) Inside a Leviathan Seed - Metroid Prime 3 - Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano, and/or Masaru Tajiima - 00:59:33 

27) Agahnim - LoZ: LttP - SNES - Koji Kondo - 01:03:15 

28) Spook Mansion - Tiny Toon Adventures - SNES - Kazuhiko Uehara, and/or Yukie Morimoto - 01:04:17 

29) Undead - Conker's Bad Fur Day - N64 - Robin Beanland - 01:05:51 

30) Maze Music 3 - Kether - CD-I - Santiago J. Roux - 01:08:57 

31) Dead Babies - Outlast 2 - multi - Samuel Laflamme - 01:11:19 

32) Last Boss - Psychosis - TG16 - Atsuhiro Motoyama - 01:12:12 

33) Shudder - Castlevania 64 - N64 - Masahiko Kimura, Motoaki Furukawa, and/or Mariko Egawa - 01:13:59 

34) Hurry - Final Fantasy X - PS2 - Masahashi Hamauzu, Junya Nakano and/or Nobuo Uematsu - 01:15:06 

35) Dracula's Theme - Super Castlevania IV - SNES - Masanori Adachi and/or Taro Kudo - 01:17:37 

36) Satan - Actraiser - SNES - Yuzo Koshiro - 01:20:36 

37) Mother Brain Theme - Super Metroid - SNES - Kenji Yamamoto and/or Minako Hamano - 01:22:13 

38) Challenge - Final Fantasy X - PS2 - Masahashi Hamauzu, Junya Nakano and/or Nobuo Uematsu - 01:24:29 

39) Swamp - LoZ: Majora's Mask  - N64 / 3DS - Koji Kondo and/or Toru Minegishi - 01:27:18 

40) Ridley's Lair - Metroid - NES - Hirokazu (Hip) Tanaka - 01:30:07 

41) Castle Theme - Super Mario 3 - NES - Koji Kondo - 01:31:24 

42) Cabin - Friday the 13th - NES - Hirohiko Takayma - 01:32:18 

43) Nightmare - Akumajou Densetsu - Famicom (VRC6) - Konami Kukeiha Club - 01:33:54 

44) Last Boss 2 - Dead Moon - TG16 - Mamoru Ishimoda and/or Youko Sonada - 01:35:27 

45) Password Screen - Castlevania Bloodlines - Genesis - Michiru Yamane - 01:36:42 

46) Long Title - Escape from Monster Manor - 3DO - Bob Viera - 01:37:38 

47) Outro – 01:43:36 

48) BONUS: Mock Disclaimer (C1E37 Callback) - 01:55:40 

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:38:39 / Total Episode Runtime: 01:56:15 

 

Our intro music is a modified version of Malo Mart, from LoZ: Twilight Princess, on the GameCube and Wii, slowed WAY down, and uploaded to YouTube by YouTuber “lovesims26”. Original version composed by Tōru Minegishi, Asuka Hayazaki, and/or Kōji Kondō. The howling wind effect was complement of YouTuber "AndreeaRR 

". Our outro music is Funky Radio, from Jet Grind Radio, on the Sega Dreamcast, composed by B.B. Rights. 

 

Intro / Outro / Final Production produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity 3 in Ubuntu Studio [Linux] 22.04 09/05/2022. Music Block produced in GarageBand in macOS 07/23/2018.   

  

IMPORTANT NOTE: The tools and techniques I used back in 2018 in producing the music block were NOT up to my current standards – including featuring less sophisticated fades, more imprecise volume level balancing, less developed track run-order sorting, and even my having used MP3s rather than WAVs in the source production, resulting in a lower-fidelity final product, and further limiting my ability to touch it up after the fact. As such, the production value of this episode will NOT be to par with our current "fresh episodes". But production values aside, the quality of the CONTENT itself, otherwise, I feel, is excellent, and well worth digging up to share with you.....I hope that you'll agree! :-)  

 

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Thanks for listening! Join us again November 7th, for "The Queen of Lost Levels", C1E69 – Mishmash Monday – vol. 12: a Lost-Level from 2018 originally intended for release in 2019, and the fabled "long lost original C1E41" - Delicious VGM on Noise from the Hearts of Nerds. And wherever you are...Fly the N! 

 

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