Category: The Last Wave

KVGM “The Last Wave” VGM Masters (6/5/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” VGM Masters (6/5/22)

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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Oh baby, it’s the Masters of VGM throughout the month of June and of course, the Last Wave is kicking things off with four certified JAM MASTERS of VGM – you know the names, you love the music, if you’ve listened to this show at all, these composers come as no surprise. Plus, we’ve got a special request that just happens to be an honorable mention. Be sure to check out the Masters of VGM website for updates and all the shows participating in this month’s shenanigans. And if you want to dive deeper into Abo and Nishino’s works, subscribe to our Patreon.

Playlist

Title – Katsuhiro Hayashi
(Redline F-1 Racer, Super Nintendo)

BGM 15 – Katsuhiro Hayashi
(Zero4 Champ II, PC-Engine CD)

Unused Music – Takeshi Abo
(Starfire, PC-98)

Lisa ~ Freedom Pace – Takeshi Abo
(Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku, Microsoft Xbox 360)

BGM 9 – Naotoshi Nishino
(Twilight Theater, PC)

Happy Ending – Naotoshi Nishino
(Synchronize Dream, PC)

BGM 1 – Yumi Kinoshita
(New 3D Golf Simulation: Waialae no Kiseki, Sega Mega Drive)

On the Links, It’s Out and Back – Yumi Kinoshita
(Pebble Beach Golf Links, Super Nintendo)

Special Request

Blue Moon – Yasunori Mitsuda
(10,000 Bullets, Sony PlayStation 2)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/29/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/29/22)

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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

This week, business as usual as we feature more jams from more games composed by more composers but next week’s episode will be extra special, as the Last Wave will be participating in the cross-promotional event, the Masters of VGM. Throughout the month of June, VGM podcasts will be selecting their favorite four composers who are masters of making video game music. As for us, you know we’re looking to represent the certified JAM MASTERS. Stay tuned!

Playlist

Slow Jam – Le Bop
(Cities: Skylines, PC)

Angel’s Smile – Naotoshi Nishino
(Metamor Fantasy SP, PC)

Main Menu – Noriyuki Iwadare
(Kanji no Wataridori, Nintendo DS)

BGM 7 – Sound AMS
(Suto Mani: Strobe Mania, Sony PlayStation Portable)

Bay Area – Naofumi Hataya
(Astro Boy: Mighty Atom, Sony PlayStation 2)

Replay – Toshiyuki Takine
(Ito Hatasu Rokudan no Shogi Dojo, Super Famicom)

Camping Night – Atsushi Kitajoh
(Persona 5 Strikers, Nintendo Switch)

Credits – Masakatsu Maekawa
(Expert, Sony PlayStation)

Special Request

BGM III – Toshiki Konishi
(Persona II: Eternal Punishment, Sony PlayStation Portable)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/22/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/22/22)

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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

It only happens once a year but today is that day, where the Last Wave and the Last Wave After Dark are released simultaneously. That means, if you’re not already a member of the Patreon, now’s the best time to get onboard and get access to a backlog of very special episodes devoted to soundtracks, composers, even special guests. It’s only $2.22 a month (hence the 22nd of every month) so it’s less than a cup of coffee but by supporting the show, you help us keep the lights on at the KVGM studio.

Playlist

R&B 3 – The Humble Brothers
(The Sims: Life Stories, PC)

Horse Sense – Kensuke Inage
(Winning Post 8 2018, Nintendo Switch)

Gata Mitu – Kota Kubokawa
(Kokoro ni Shimiru: Mouhitsu de Kaku – Aida Mitsuo DS, Nintendo DS)

ROMAN – Yasuhisa Watanabe
(Taikyoku Mahjong Net de Ron!, Sony PlayStation 2)

Back Alley – Akihiro Nishida
(Zero One SP, Game Boy Advance)

Fade – Masako Ogami
(LiberoGrande, Sony PlayStation)

Take a Ride – Unknown
(Adult Puzzles: Pole Dancer, PC)

Summer Lead the Way (Ending) – Takefumi Haketa and Robbie Danzie
(Burning Soldier, 3DO)

Special Request

Memories of Memories – Lifeformed and Jackie Kwan
(Tunic, Microsoft Xbox One)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/15/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/15/22)

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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

This week, we’ve got flight simulator grooves, racing grooves, extra dirty visual novel grooves, even cooking and billiard grooves. Of course, we’ve some classic composers in the house but also some new names. Plenty to dig into as we inch closer and closer to the 200th episode…and possibly the end of the Last Wave?

Playlist

Rainbow Song – Hiroyuki Misawa
(Jet de GO! Let’s Go By Airliner Sony PlayStation)

Rainy Blue – SIS Works
(XXXXX, PC)

Coast to Coast – Nobuo Uematsu
(Rad Racer II, Nintendo)

Manila Tour – T’s Music
(Cool Shot, Sony PlayStation 2)

Straying – Kahaku Ito
(Maboroshi Tsukiyo, Sega Dreamcast)

Name Entry – Yuka Tsujiyoko
(Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon!: Taisen Mahou-dama, Game Boy Advance)

Falls – Yuzo Koshiro
(Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Nintendo Switch)

Staff Roll (Unused) – Toshiyuki Sudo
(Personal Trainer: Cooking, Nintendo DS)

Special Request

President – Chamy Ishi and Toshiki Aida
(Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics, Nintendo Switch)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/8/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/8/22)

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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

We back with more jams, more PlayStations, more Game Boys, a Dreamcast, a personal computer, and a specially requested arcade diddy. And if you’ve submitted a request and have yet to hear it, don’t worry, it’s coming. But please continue submitting jams and we’ll definitely play them on the show at some point.

Playlist

Calm – Unknown
(Checkmate, Sony PlayStation)

Anti-96 Noon – Motoi Sakuraba
(Tokyo Bus Guide 2, Sony PlayStation 2)

Yuho – Hiromi Shibano
(Uchuu Daisakusen Chocovader: Uchuu kara no Shinryakusha, Game Boy Advance)

Sentimental Eyes –  Takeshi Abo
(Close to: Inori no Oka, Sega Dreamcast)

Promise – ave;new
(Koimomo, PC)

Main Menu – Yuichiro Noro
(Smash Court Tennis 3, Sony PlayStation Portable)

Bronx – Takahiro Urano and Masashi Kageyama
(Simple 1500 Series Vol. 8 – THE Solitaire, Sony PlayStation)

Credits – Unknown
(Pocket Color Billiards, Game Boy Color)

Special Request

DADDULE of Love – Hiroyuki Misawa and Norihiro Furukawa
(Magical Date EX, Arcade)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/1/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (5/1/22)

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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Welcome to May, spring is in full bloom and the jams are breezin’ ala George Benson. We make a return trip to the interactive world of Scrabble, get a little naughty on the PC, hang out with animal friends, play some SLOTS!, and really channel our emotions with some slow jams. Plus, a special request from Normally Retro for the cherry on top.

Playlist

Puzz Letters – Juliet Millet
(Scrabble Interactive, Nintendo Wii)

BGM 9 – Kaori Tsutsui
(Sixty Nine, PC)

Menu – Maki Kirioka
(Animal Mania: Doki Doki Aishou Check, Game Boy Advance)

Credits –  Norihiro Furukawa and Shoichiro Sakamoto
(L the ProLogue to Death Note: Spiraling Trap, Nintendo DS)

Victory – Sizila Okamura
(Jissen Pachi Slot Hisshouhou! 2, Super Famicom)

BGM_000A – Takashi Nitta
(Tokyo Majin Gakuen: Kenpucho, Sony PlayStation)

Space Station Sebel – Shin Miyamoto, Takahiro Nogi, Daisuke Takahashi, Takeaki Watanabe, and Masahiro Kajihara
(Star Trap, PC-98)

Staff Roll – Tomohiro Yoshizaki
(81diver, Sony PlayStation 2)

Special Request

Old Sun Dawn – Kenjo Yokoyama, Kensuke Komatu and Naoki Tsuchiya
(Race Drivin’, Sony PlayStation)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/24/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/24/22)

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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Lots of BACKGROUND MUSIC this week, with some unknown composers (no thanks to the KVGM Summer Interns). But you know, that’s okay…because the music more than makes up for the lack of information. We’ve got horse tracks, tourism tracks, picross tracks, powerful grandpa tracks, mahjong tracks, basketball beat ’em up tracks…even a little visual novel to check the boxes. If you want to help the summer interns by completing some of these “unknowns”, please reach out – kvgmradio@gmail.com. Help us help you.

Playlist

BGM 69 – Ryuji Nishida
(A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism, Nintendo Switch)

BGM 1 – Jupiter Sound Team
(Picross S3, Nintendo Switch)

BGM 9 – Unknown
(Zettai Zetsumei Dangerous Jiisan: Shijou Saikyou no Dogeza, Game Boy Advance)

BGM 10 – Unknown
(Shuukan Gallop: Blood Master, Sony PlayStation)

Shopping – Masafumi Ogata
(Angel Snow, PC)

BGM 5 – Yasuyuki Suzuki
(Street Jam, Arcade)

STRC_0C – Hiroshi Ebihara
(Puzzle Guzzle, Sony PlayStation Portable)

Staff Roll – Jun Enoki
(Super Real Mahjong PV Paradise: All-Star Four-Player Strike, Super Famicom)

Special Request

Red Tie – Hiroto Saito
(POWER DoLLS 3, PC)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/17/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/17/22)

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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

More jams, more jams, more jams. More mahjong, more visual novel smut, more picross late night action, more Nobuo Uematsu. Hopefully you find something you enjoy in here…hopefully you enjoy it all. If you don’t enjoy any of it, maybe you should be listening to our sister show, KVGM “Afteryachts”, featuring some of the best dad yacht rock in video games.

Playlist

Crystalline – Fernanda Dias
(Unsighted, Nintendo Switch)

Expedition – Nobuo Uematsu
(Fantasian, iOS)

Criminal Investigation – MANYO
(Kara no Shojo: The Second Episode, PC)

Match #1 – Kennosuke Suemura
(Super Real Mahjong: Dousoukai, Game Boy Advance)

BGM 1 – Jupiter Sound Team
(Picross S5, Nintendo Switch)

Select – Mariko Nanba
(Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Microsoft Xbox)

BGM 22 – Doors Music Entertainment
(Echo, PC)

Ending – Masahiko Takaki
(Raimais, Arcade)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/10/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/10/22)


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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

If you like the Last Wave, and you haven’t already, please consider rating and reviewing the show on Apple Music to help get the word out there that KVGM brings only the smoothest video game music week in and week out. You can also rate the show on Spotify but not sure that really does anything…but it doesn’t hurt. Other than that…well…yeah…enjoy the jams this week, from bowling to soccer lifestyles of the rich and famous…to New Jack baseball swing…even a little horror survival for the real creeps out there. 

Playlist

Life && Work – Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso and Shuhei Seki
(Carnage Heart EXA, Sony PlayStation Portable)

Autumn Girl – Naotoshi Nishino
(Autumn Colors, PC)

BGM – Noriko Shoda
(Family Bowling, Sony PlayStation)

BGM 10 – Yusuke Beppu and Shigenori Masuko
(Sylvanian Families: Yousei no Stick to Fushigi no Ki: Marron-inu no Onnanoko, Game Boy Advance)

Menu – T’s Music
(Soccer Life 2, Sony PlayStation 2)

Candy Town Casino – Toshiyuki Sasagawa
(Far East of Eden: The Apocalypse IV, Sega Saturn)

Post-Game Show – Yoshinori Kawamoto
(Super Batter Up, Super Nintendo)

Ending – Hiroshi Miyagawa
(Nanatsu no Hikan, Sega Dreamcast)

Special Request

Character Ending – Loser Kashiwagi
(Otomedius G, Microsoft Xbox 360)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/3/22)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (4/3/22)


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 in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Have you ever wondered who won Le Tour De France in 2012? Ever ask yourself “what comes after Dead or Alive 5”? Have you always hoped Xadlak could be extra special? What about Peach Boy? Do you have a little Peach Boy inside YOU? The answers to all of these questions, and more, this week…on the Last Wave.

Playlist

Music 4 – Charles-Dedric Hubert, Slyvain Buffet, and Benjamin Michenaud
(Le Tour De France 2012, Microsoft Xbox 360)

Harmony of the Heart – Takeshi Abo
(Disorder6, Sony PlayStation 3)

Have a Break! – Hiromu Akaba
(Dead or Alive 6, Microsoft Xbox One)

Menu – Unknown
(Chao Illust Club, Nintendo 3DS)

Gaming Room – Shoji Morifuji
(LUNARIA -Virtualized Moonchild-, PC)

BGM 18 – Kazuyuki Sekiguchi
(Monotarou Densetsu Gaiden, Famicom)

Game Over – Naoki Ishikawa
(Xadlak Plus, PC)

Staff Roll – Kentaro Isomura
(Extra Bright, Sony PlayStation)

Special Request

Cross’ Theme – Masakazu Sugimori
(Murder by Numbers, Nintendo Switch)