Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Episode 7: Spectrum of Mana

We welcome special guest Kevin (SOcean255) onto the show. Kevin has managed Rainwave's Covers radio station for years. We decide on a Covers-related topic, and focus on a single album of VGM covers: Spectrum of Mana. This album is a fan-arranged album covering songs from the SNES game Secret of Mana, which was originally composed by Hiroki Kikuta. This episode features a lot of live instrumentation and prog rock.

 Tracklist (full info here):

On the Wings of DragonsSecret of ManaMike Villalobos, Travis Morgan
Spirit of the NightSecret of ManaCory Johnson
Aurora BorealisSecret of ManaViking Guitar, Lauren Liebowitz
The Summer Sky is BlueSecret of ManaSuper Guitar Bros.
Like a BossSecret of Mananorg
Holy IntruderSecret of ManaStemage, Amanda Lepre, Travis Morgan, Josh Czoski, Lauren Liebowitz
Mushroom KingdomSecret of ManaThe World Warriors
Forest LessonSecret of ManaTim Yarbrough
Give Time Its Proper LoveSecret of ManaAilsean, Bruce Bonebrake II
The Rabbit HoleSecret of ManaDr. Manhattan
NOW IS THE TIME FOR NOMENCLATURESecret of ManaStemage, Chris Dlugosz
A Storm is ComingSecret of ManaAlexander Brandon, Lauren Liebowitz
Tale of the Curious StrangerSecret of ManaThe Second Story

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Episode 6: Castlevania

The series Castlevania is the focus this week. One of Konami's flagship series since the 80's, Castlevania games have always had great music, and have inspired many good remixes.

 Tracklist (full info here):

Another Vampire KillerCastlevania ResurrectionKonami
Mad ForestCastlevania III: Dracula's CurseJun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Hidenori Maezawa
Young Nobleman of SadnessCastlevania: Symphony of the NightMichiru Yamane
Tears of BloodCastlevania II: Simon's QuestJoshua Morse
A Walk with DeathCastlevania I-IIIAilsean
In the Beginning There Was JazzCastlevania III: Dracula's CurseLSD, Shnabubula
Praying Hands (Cloud Castle BGM)Castlevania II: Belmont's RevengeHidehiro Funauchi
Death TapCastlevaniaMega Beardo
ActraiservaniaActraiser, Castlevania III, Super Castlevania IVThe Smash Brothers
The Whip's MemoryCastlevania: Portrait of RuinTheGuitahHeroe
Requiem for the Nameless SoulsCastlevania: BloodlinesMichiru Yamane
RevengeCastlevania: The AdventureShigeru Fukutake, Hidehiro Funauchi, Norio Hanzawa