Month: April 2020

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/26/20)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/26/20)

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio on sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Mas jams, mas mahjong and golf, and detective games, a little Wham! inspired tune and of, course, a golem made out of potatoes chilling lakeside. What more can you ask for? Once again, I’ll plug my appearance on the recent Rhythm and Pixels episode, where we played a ton of chill late 80’s/early 90’s situational jams and spitballed hypothetical sitcom scenarios. Love those guys!

 
Playlist

Lake – Yasunori Murakita and Shinya Masakazu
(Golem no Maigo, Sega Dreamcast)

Overlapping Hands – Nekono Comet
(Da Capo II Plus Situation, Sony PlayStation 2)

BGM #13 – Tsugutoshi Goto
(Yakouchuu GB, Game Boy Color)

On the Beat – Unknown
(DS Nishimura Kyotaro Suspense 2: Shin Tantei Series, Nintendo DS)

Lost Item – Masafumi Takada and Shingo Yasumoto
(Flower, Sun and Rain, Sony PlayStation 2)

Stage 4 – Yasuhiro Kawakami
(Shinobi, Arcade)

Playing Mahjong – Kenichi Fujii
(Shodan Pro Mahjong, Super Famicom)

Ending (Like a Hero) – Yasuhiro Kawakami
(R-Type Complete, PC-Engine CD)

Special Request


Main Menu – Motoi Sakuraba
(Hot Shots Golf, Sony PlayStation)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/19/20)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/19/20)

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio on sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Enjoy the show, we’ve got everything from race car driving to golf to kanji training to ultimate brain games. But also, if you’re a big fan of video game music that could double as sitcom opening themes, be sure to check out the next episode of Rhythm and Pixels, where I will be jamming out with Rob and Pernell to some handpicked cheesy goodness. It was a blast to hang out and we came up with some pretty great hypothetical sitcom scenarios.

 
Playlist

Spring Rain – Zbigniew Siatecki
(Ultimate Brain Games, Sony PlayStation)

Get to Know You – Yuuki Xano
(Sengoku Hime: Senran ni Mau Otometachi, Sony PlayStation 2)

Windy – Katsuhiro Hayashi
(Zero4 Champ RR, Super Famicom)

BGM_006 – Yuki Nakayama,  Ether_ELE, Yoshihito Hata, and Dr. Usui
(Burst Error: EVE The 1st, Sony PlayStation Portable)

Main Menu – Takushi Hiyamuta(?)
(JGTO Kounin Golf Master: Japan Golf Tour Game, Game Boy Advance)

City Map, Left Side – Richard Jacques and Allister Brimble
(Fluidity, Nintendo Wii)

Kotsu Training – Toshiyuki Sudo
(DS Bimoji Training, Nintendo DS)

Credits – Iku Mizutani
(Tail ‘Gator, Game Boy)

Special Request


Lazy Afternoons – Yoko Shimomura
(Kingdom Hearts II, Sony PlayStation 2)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/12/20)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/12/20)

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio on sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

This is a pretty emotional episode – very serious at times but with an underlying lightheartedness. In fact, if you listen closely, you can hear a wild turkey in the background. Yes, that’s right, we’ve got a ton of wild turkeys on Aqua City Island. Running around, being crazy turkeys. But stay safe out there, stay indoors but also remember it’s not a prison. Talk walks, enjoy nature…as long as there isn’t a bunch of other people enjoying nature in the same spot. And, of course, enjoy the jams!

 
Playlist

Dance If You Want It – Toshinobu Kubota
(Rom^2 Karaoke Volume 4: A Little Adult!, PC-Engine CD)

008 – I’ve Sound
(Gakuen Heaven: Boy’s Love Scramble!, Sony PlayStation Portable)

CH02 – USK Soundware
(Coming Heart, PC-98)

Your Name Is… – Makoto Hosoi
(Dead or Alive, Sega Saturn)

The Morning After – Mark Seibert
(CODE-NAME: ICEMAN, PC)

Give Me A Tea Break – Takuma Sato
(Kabu Trader Shun, Nintendo DS)

Hopeful Afternoon – Manabu Namiki
(Di Gi Charat: DigiCommunication, Game Boy Advance)

Good Ending – Hiroshi Tuda
(Operation Wolf, FM Towns)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/5/20)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/5/20)

Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio on sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

We know by now that everyone is feeling a little stir crazy…hopefully, you’re still able to get out and take walks, bask in the sunshine, feel that warm spring breeze. Whatever you’re up to outside of your home, be mindful and stay safe. And enjoy these jams, hand-picked and delivered fresh to your earbuds. Leave us a comment, let us know how you’re passing the time and what’s been your go-to jams to keep you positive and sane.

 
Playlist

VIP Club – Unknown
(Whisper in the Dark Night: Detective Kyouichirou Sagara, Sony PlayStation 2)

Blackjack – Kenichi Arakawa
(Ace of Spades, PC-98)

Game BGM 1 – Yukio Nakajima
(Hat Trick Hero 2, Super Famicom)

Hanafunky – Unknown
(Tobidase! Trouble Hanafuda Douchuuki, Sony PlayStation Portable)

Slow Motion Home Run – Unknown
(Mobile Pro Yakyuu: Kantoku no Saihai, Game Boy Advance)

Romance – MANYO
(D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, Microsoft Xbox One)

Name Entry – Yoshitoku Sunahara, Koichi Namiki, and Katsuhiro Hayashi
(Galaxy Force II, FM Towns)

Staff Roll – Daisuke Shiiba
(English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills, Nintendo DS)