[047] Shuffle Time With Masashi Hamauzu

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About: Masashi Hamauzu has composed on many JRPG titles, including games in the Final Fantasy and SaGa series. There are soothing elements of tranquillity in his pieces, as well as noticeable inspirations from classical and ambient electronic music. Hamauzu is extremely gifted at elevating emotional scenes through the use of piano and string instruments, as well as crafting beautifully atmospheric and calming themes for many fantastical JRPG locations.

00:00 - The Splendid Performance [Final Fantasy X]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

03:06 - God’s Errand [Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

05:39 - Aeolic Guardian [Musashi: Samurai Legend]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

08:34 - Visiting Time Before Long [Sigma Harmonics]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

10:51 - Shinto Shrine [Tobal No. 1]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

13:58 - Playing Dumb [Musashi: Samurai Legend]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

14:05 - Assault [Final Fantasy X]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

17:14 - Battle Theme 1 (Alternate 1) [Unlimited SaGa]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

20:13 - Etro’s Champion [Final Fantasy XIII-2]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

22:25 - Hope Giving ‘Dance Of The Dog’s Howl’ [Sigma Harmonics]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

25:01 - Good Night [The Alliance Alive]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

25:06 - Thema [SaGa Frontier II]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

27:42 - Promised Eternity [Final Fantasy XIII]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

30:03 - Jessie’s Theme [Final Fantasy VII REMAKE]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

32:26 - Seven Travellers [Unlimited SaGa]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

35:30 - Beyond The Darkness [Final Fantasy X HD]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

37:43 - Departure [The Alliance Alive]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

40:10 - Thunder Plains [Final Fantasy X]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

42:15 - Initium [The Legend Of Legacy]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

43:52 - Zufall [SaGa Frontier II]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

46:30 - Soaring Wings (Instrumental) [Unlimited SaGa]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

50:13 - A Breath Of Relief [Musashi: Samurai Legend]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

52:02 - The Song Of The Savior [Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII]
by Musashi Hamauzu >

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[046] This Is Bat Country - Part II

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About: This episode is a follow-up to a past instalment featuring even more music from underground caves, mines, or dark caverns.

Artwork: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

00:00 - Earth Dragon Isle [Chrono Cross]
by Yasunori Mitsuda >

03:04 - Crystal Teardrop [Castlevania: Symphony of the Night]
by Michiru Yamane >

05:05 - Tephra Cave [Xenoblade Chronicles]
by Manami Kiyota >

07:51 - Subterranean Caverns [GoldenEye 007]
by Graeme Norgate, Grant Kirkhope, Robin Beanland >

12:01 - Cave Dungeon [Super Mario 64]
by Koji Kondo >

15:42 - Formations [FEZ]
by Disasterpeace >

18:02 - World 2 (Section 2) [Trip World]
by Tsutomu Ishida, Masayuki Iwata, Atsushi Mihiro >

19:54 - Ruins [Blue Almanac]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

22:17 - Underworld [Super Mario Bros. 2]
by Koji Kondo >

23:32 - Few Paths Forbidden [Trials of Mana]
by Hiroki Kikuta >

26:35 - Cave [Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals]
by Yasunori Shiono >

28:24 - Mysterious Cave [LUNAR: Harmony of Silver Star]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

30:21 - As Wet As Fish [Super R-Type]
by Yasuhiro Kawakami, Takushi Hiyamuta, Hiroshi Kimura >

33:09 - Darkmoon Caverns, Credits [Diddy Kong Racing]
by David Wise, Graeme Norgate >

34:30 - Mine [Action Man: Search for Base X]
by Iku Mizutani >

36:34 - Quartz Quadrant (Past) [Sonic CD JPN]
by Naofumi Hataya, Masafumi Ogata >

38:57 - Quartz Quadrant (Present) [Sonic CD JPN]
by Naofumi Hataya, Masafumi Ogata >

40:37 - Quartz Quadrant (Good Future) [Sonic CD JPN]
by Naofumi Hataya, Masafumi Ogata >

41:51 - The Mountain of No Return [Wild Arms: The Vth Vanguard]
by Noriyasu Agematsu >

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[045] An Oracle Of Autumn

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About: We've come full circle with our seasonal episodes. This one is our final in the set, and we are rounding it out with the beautiful season of Autumn.

Artwork: Stardew Valley

00:00 - Fall (Raven’s Descent) [Stardew Valley]
by ConcernedApe >

02:30 - Garden of Autumn [RuneScape]
by Mod Ian >

05:57 - Magical Autumn [TalesWeaver]
by ??? >

07:39 - Autumn [Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals]
by Yasunori Shiono >

10:01 - Ecruteak City, Cianwood City [Pokémon Gold & Silver]
by Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose >

12:25 - Route 19 (Autumn/Winter) [Pokémon Black 2 & White 2]
by Hitomi Sato >

13:53 - Animal Crossing (Fall) [Mario Kart 8]
by Shiho Fujii, Atsuko Asahi, Ryo Nagamatsu, Yasuaki Iwata >

16:12 - Maple Treeway [Mario Kart Wii]
by Asuka Ohta, Ryo Nagamatsu >

17:36 - Autumn Mountain [Paper Mario: The Origami King]
by Yoshita Sekigawa, Shoh Murakami, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hiroki Morishita, Fumihiro Isobe >

19:07 - Alpine Incline (Lowlands) [Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze]
by David Wise >

23:21 - Fall (The Smell of Mushroom) [Stardew Valley]
by ConcernedApe >

26:48 - Dreaming of Twilight [Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles]
by Kuni Tanioka >

30:34 - Pikmin Adventure (Autumn) [Nintendo Land]
by Ryo Nagamatsu >

33:11 - Windmill Hills [Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze]
by David Wise >

37:24 - Autumn Leaves [TalesWeaver]
by Nauts >

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[044] Music To Sneak To

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About: A playlist for those times when you’re sneaking around corners, or hiding in the shadows. From full-blown undercover stealth, to something a little more stylish, you’ll find a song to suit your need.

Artwork: Metal Gear (MSX)

00:00 - The Spy [Final Fantasy VIII]
by Nobuo Uematsu >

03:28 - Viper Manor [Chrono Cross]
by Yasunori Mitsuda >

06:16 - Chemical Warfare Facility [Goldeneye 007]
by Graeme Norgate >

08:26 - Rising Tower [Professor Layton and the Curious Village]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

11:38 - Theme of Tara [Metal Gear MSX]
by Iku Mizutani, Shigehiro Takenouchi, Motoaki Furukawa >

13:45 - Logic ~ Way to the Truth [Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

17:00 - Sneak Into the Town [Growlanser]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

18:21 - Sneaking In [Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII]
by Naoshi Mizuta >

21:31 - Tension [Persona 5]
by Shogi Meguro >

23:13 - DISTRUST [Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc]
by Masafumi Takada >

25:13 - Hand Over Hand [Final Fantasy VII Remake]
by Takafumi Imamura >

27:03 - Bad Omen [13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim]
by Mitsuhiro Kaneda >

28:29 - Forbidding Corridors [Octopath Traveller]
by Yasunori Nishiki >

31:57 - Pause Game [Perfect Dark Zero]
by David Clynick >

33:46 - Under Cover of Night [Halo: Combat Evolved]
by Martin O’Donnell, Michael Salvatori >

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[043] Future's Nightclub

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About: In the far, far future, down a neon lit alleyway, 'Future’s Nightclub' comes alive…

Artwork: VA-11 HALL-A

00:00 - Inner Animal [Hotline Miami]
by Scattle >

03:38 - Task Force Neuron [Astral Chain]
by Satoshi Igarashi >

05:14 - Up Up Up! [Catherine]
by Atsushi Kitajoh >

07:57 - Degeneracy [Battle Garegga]
by Manabu Namiki >

11:21 - Stone Cold [Crypt of the Necrodancer]
by Danny Baranowsky >

14:01 - Normal Battle [Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE]
by Yoshiaki Fujisawa >

17:25 - Class Trial Dawn Edition [Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc]
by Masafumi Takada >

20:35 - (METHIONINE) [13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim]
by Yukinori Kikuchi >

24:22 - Sound Of My Heart [Final Fantasy XV]
by Yoshitaka Suzuki >

26:56 - Wisdom Of Rage [Furi]
by Waveshaper >

30:08 - Sepentary Game [999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors]
by Shinji Hosoe >

34:03 - Synthstitch [VA-11 HALL-A]
by Garoad >

37:14 - Multiplayer ~ Streets [TimeSplitters]
by Graeme Norgate >

40:54 - OPERATION SKULD [Steins;Gate]
by Takeshi Abo >

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[042] Orange Fire Skies

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About: Songs to set your sun to!

Artwork: Puyo Puyo

00:00 - Sunset Haze [Gran Turismo 5]
by Keiji Inai >

02:43 - The Afternoon Streets [Kingdom Hearts II]
by Yoko Shimomura >

05:20 - Sunset Bridge [Persona 5]
by Shoji Meguro >

06:58 - Sunset Path [Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII]
by Naoshi Mizuta >

10:48 - The Street Corner At Sunset [Wild Arms 5]
by Masato Kouda >

14:14 - Sunset Coast [Donkey Kong Country Returns]
by David Wise, Minako Hamano, Masaru Tajima, Shinji Ushiroda, Daisuke Matsuoka >

16:18 - Daisy Circuit [Mario Kart Wii]
by Asuka Ohta, Ryo Nagamatsu >

17:46 - Sunset At Curtain Falls [Yoshi’s Woolly World]
by Tomoya Tomita >

20:23 - Level 9 [Tetris CDi]
by Jim Andron >

22:35 - Silent Gravity (Sunset Bridge) [Bloody Roar]
by Atsuhiro Motoyama >

25:44 - Stage 6 (Twin Sunset) [Gleylancer]
by Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Yoshiaki Kubotera, Isao Mizoguchi >

28:11 - Sunset [Puyo Puyo]
by Masanobu Tsukamoto >

30:08 - 5:00pm (Sunny) [Animal Crossing: New Horizons]
by Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, Masato Ohashi >

33:01 - The Sunset Glow Is Bright [Ar Tonelico: Melody Of Elemia]
by Ken Nakagawa >

35:23 - Dusk Falls [Fire Emblem Fates]
by Hiroki Morishita >

38:08 - Cheeks Stained By The Color Of The Setting Sun [Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist Of The Ground Of Dusk]
by Kazuki Yanagawa >

39:44 - The Place Where The Sun Sets (Version 2) [Shenmue]
by Osamu Murata >

43:48 - Sunset [Devil Survivor]
by Takami Asano >

46:25 - Night Requiem [Legend Of Legaia]
by Michiru Oshima >

48:32 - Sunset Waltz [Final Fantasy XV]
by Yoko Shimomura >

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[041] Shuffle Time With Tomohito Nishiura

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About: Tomohito Nishiura has worked on many games developed by Level-5, including all the games in the Professor Layton series, as well as Dark Cloud, Dark Chronicle and Rogue Galaxy. There is a definite style to his music that runs throughout his entire catalogue, making his music feel entirely like his own.

00:00 - Dark Cloud Main Theme [Dark Cloud]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

02:20 - Last Specter [Professor Layton and the Last Specter]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

06:04 - The Towering Pagoda [Professor Layton and the Lost Future]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

08:09 - Departure [Dark Cloud]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

10:06 - Timeless Town [Rogue Galaxy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

11:47 - Unknown History [Dark Chronicle]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

13:57 - Mysteries [Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

16:20 - Mission!! [Dark Cloud]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

17:56 - The Village Starts Moving [Professor Layton and the Curious Village]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

19:36 - Searching For Clues [Professor Layton and the Lost Future]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

21:25 - Swinging!! [Rogue Galaxy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

23:20 - The Holy Valley [Rogue Galaxy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

25:37 - The Lakeside Town of Kodh [Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

29:08 - Carnival Night [Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

32:27 - Gundorada Workshop [Dark Chronicle]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

34:08 - Lunatic Wisdom Laboratory [Dark Chronicle]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

36:03 - LINK [Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

38:35 - Theme of Pandora’s Box [Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

40:42 - Katrielle’s Theme [Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy]
by Tomohito Nishiura >

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[040] Twenty Twenty

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About: Our end of year episode is our longest episode yet! 2020 was a fantastic year for games, and we simply couldn’t make this episode any shorter. These are some of our favourite tracks from games that released this year.

00:00 - Time To Fight! (Bionis’ Shoulder [Xenoblade Chronicles: Future Connected]
by Kenji Hiramatsu >

04:13 - (VALINE) - [13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim]
by Yoshimi Kudo >

09:09 - An Exhibition [Streets of Rage 4]
by Olivier Deriviere >

11:37 - Woven By Fate [Fire Emblem Three Houses: Cindered Shadows]
by Takeru Kanazaki, Hiroki Morishita, Rei Kondoh >

15:10 - Ghost Town [World’s End Club]
by Jun Fukuda >

17:20 - Petals In The Wind [Ikenfell]
by Aivi & Surasshu >

20:38 - In The Doldrums [13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim]
by Rikako Watanabe >

24:09 - 9:00AM (Sunny) [Animal Crossing: New Horizons]
by Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagaat, Sayako Doi, Masato Ohashi >

26:20 - Powell [Trials of Mana 2020]
by Hiroki Kikuta, Ryo Yamazaki >

29:23 - Purple Streamer Battle [Paper Mario: The Origami King]
by Yoshito Sekigawa, Shoh Murakami, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hiroki Morishita, Fumihiro Isobe >

30:57 - Credits Theme [Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2]
by Ippo Yamada >

33:06 - Urbosa’s Theme - Interlude [Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity]
by Kumi Tanioka, Reo Tanioka, Reo Uratani, Ryotaro Yagi, Haruki Yamada >

35:55 - Legend Of The Wind [Genshin Impact]
by Yu-Peng Chen, HOYO-MiX >

37:20 - Hollow Skies [Final Fantasy VII Remake]
by Nobuo Uematsu >

40:08 - Learning The Ropes [Bugsnax]
by Seth Parker >

42:56 - Menu [Flight Simulator 2020]
by Finishing Move Inc. >

45:17 - Gentle Madman [Persona 5 Royal]
by Shoji Meguro >

47:58 - The Painful Way [Hades]
by Darren Korb >

53:04 - Guimoule [Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia]
by Tenpei Sato >

55:37 - Cyberninja [Cyberpunk 2077]
by Marcin Przybylowicz >

57:50 - Nay! The Honor Is All Ours [Monster Hunter World: Iceborne]
by Akihiko Narita >

01:00:42 - Cernos [The Pathless]
by Austin Wintory >

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[039] Hits You Right In The Feels - Part II

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About: A second episode featuring emotional and poignant themes. Even if you have never heard the songs in this episode during their respective moments, they are sure to make you feel something solely from their music alone.

Artwork: Chrono Cross

00:00 - The Day Will Come [Final Fantasy V]
by Nobuo Uematsu >

01:49 - Truth [Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia]
by Satoshi Murayama >

05:22 - Lost Fragments [Chrono Cross]
by Yasunori Mitsuda >

08:33 - Why (CCFFVII Mix) [Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII]
by Takeharu Ishimoto >

10:43 - Ustulate Pathos [Zero Time Dillema]
by Shinji Hosoe >

13:44 - Interrupted Moment [Radiant Historia]
by Yoko Shimomura >

15:29 - Waiting To Be Found [Final Fantasy VII Remake]
by Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu >

17:03 - Bittersweet Sorrow [13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim]
by Azusa Chiba >

20:59 - Elle [Terranigma]
by Miyoko Kobayashi, Masanori Hikichi >

23:25 - Fable [Trials Of Mana]
by Hiroki Kikuta >

25:15 - She’s Gone [Growlanser]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

26:39 - Regret [Persona 5]
by Shoji Meguro >

29:23 - Love Deterrence [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain]
by Akihiro Honda >

31:41 - Mist Belduke ~ Twilight Memories [Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney]
by Yasumasa Kitagawa >

34:27 - Skye’s Memory [Grandia II]
by Noriyuki Iwadare >

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[038] An Oracle Of Summer

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About: It is the first day of Summer down here in the Southern Hemisphere, and as such, we are featuring yet another seasonal episode with some of our favourite Summer-themed tracks. Whether you’re sharing the warmth with us, or currently feeling the cold breeze of Winter where you are, looking for a bit of warmth, we’ve got you covered!

Artwork: Nintendo of Europe

00:00 - The Color Of The Summer Sky [Secret of Mana]
by Hiroki Kikuta >

02:20 - Summer [Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals]
by Yasunori Shiono >

03:47 - One Step Closer [Ragnarok Online]
by soundTeMP >

06:44 - Summer (Tropicala) [Stardew Valley]
by ConcernedApe >

09:55 - Summer In Lacunosa [Pokémon Black & White Version]
by Hitomi Sato >

11:35 - Dance In The Sunshine [Tales of Symphonia]
by Shinji Tamura, Motoi Sakuraba, Takeshi Arai >

13:22 - Summer [Rune Factory 3]
by Tomoko Morita >

15:36 - Bianco Hills [Super Mario Sunshine]
by Koji Kondo >

18:19 - Undella Town (Summer) [Pokémon Black & White Version]
by Shota Kageyama >

19:49 - Sunshine Cassette (Save Select) [Sonic Mania]
by Tee Lopes >

22:31 - Town (Sunlight On The Water) [Etrian Odyssey III]
by Yuzo Koshiro >

25:55 - Main Theme (Summer) [Fire Emblem: Awakening]
by Hiroki Morishita >

26:56 - Everyday Sunshine [Persona 4 Golden]
by Shoji Meguro >

30:12 - Sunshine Seaside ~ Underwater [Super Mario 3D World]
by Koji Kondo >

32:31 - Passing Breeze (Euro Mix) [OutRun 2]
by Richard Jacques, Hiroshi Kawaguchi >

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