Thursday, October 14, 2021

Episode Title: “Noise from the Heart of Nerds: C1E59 - “The Falcom Episode” (featuring Hugues)

 You can hear the audio podcast here: https://nerdnoiseradio.podbean.com/e/noise-from-the-heart-of-nerds-c1e59-the-falcom-episode-featuring-hugues/


Today’s broadcast is C1E59, for Theme Thursday, Oct 14th, 2021. Today’s Theme is a focus on music from games by Falcom, on a program we’re simply calling “The Falcom Episode”. 


SPECIAL UP-FRONT NOTE 1: This episode is EXTRA SPECIAL for three reasons: 1) it is curated and hosted (and produced) by Hugues Johnson of Nerd Noise Radio Channel 2, and Retro Game Club, 2) it is the first episode in the ENTIRE HISTORY of Nerd Noise Radio that was not at least partially produced by St. John (St. John DID handle these show notes, though*), and 3) it is our half of a special collaboration with Trey Johnson of W.A.R.T. Radio and Nintendomain, who are also releasing a Falcom-themed episode today. Although, “synchronization” is probably a much better word here than “collaboration”. We didn’t listen to each other’s episodes ahead of time, nor did we share and compare track lists. We simply decided to coordinate the simulcast of our Falcom episodes once we discovered the other was also making one, and decided to each treat them as halves of an informal two-parter. So, we look forward to joining you, the listener, in discovering together just how much or little overlap there is between them.


*= Tracklist and timestamp info originally provided by Hugues, but reformatted for the notes by St. John into our standard “track number, track name, game name, system(s), composer, timestamp format.


SPECIAL UP-FRONT NOTE 2: Typically, the composer credits on Falcom games simply say “Falcom Sound Team JDK, as opposed to listing specific composers, leaving the composer shrouded in mystery, and devoid of the credit they deserve. But thanks to the wondrous, arduous work done by The Falcom Composer Breakdown Project (link can be found below the tracklist), we now have a much better idea of just who was behind each track. Presumed Composers, as found on The Falcom Composer Breakdown Project will be provided for each track in the tracklist, as well as in the episode outro.


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


01) Intro - 00:00:00

02) Genesis Beyond the Beginning - Ys Origin - PC / PS4 / Switch - Ryo Takeshita - 00:01:59

03) The Legend of Xanadu - Xanadu - PC Engine (CD) - Yoshiya Takahashi - 00:04:15

04) Daybreak - Faxanadu - NES - Jun Chikuma - 00:06:52

05) Snowbound Sacred Mountain - Nayatu no Kiseki - PSP - Saki Momiyama - 00:07:49

06) Defend and Escape - Ys VI - PC / PSP / PS2 - Maiko Hattori - 00:10:09

07) Guruguru Majin De Pon - Gurumin - PC / PSP / 3DS - Takahide Murayama - 00:14:28

08) Jungle - Popful Mail - PC Engine (CD) - c: Atsushi Shirakawa / a: Hirofumi Matsuoka - 00:18:17

09) A Heretic Researcher - Trails of Cold Steel III - PC / PS4 / Switch - Hayato Sonoda - 00:19:31

10) Cave - Brandish - PC Engine (CD) - Atsushi Shirakawa - 00:22:22

11) Fantasy Pastel Normal - Lord Monarch - PC - Atsushi Shirakawa - 00:24:38

12) Town - Legend of Heroes 1 - Sega Saturn - Mieko Ishikawa - 00:26:29

13) Survey Legwork - Tokyo Xanadu - PC / Vita / PS4 - Hayato Sonoda - 00:28:09

14) Tripolka Lake - Zwei - PC / PSP / PS2 - Maiko Hattori - 00:30:43

15) Origins of the Earth - Trails in the Sky the 3rd - PC / PSP - Takahiro Unisuga - 00:34:34

16) La Noche Triste - Asteka II - PC88 - Takahito Abe - 00:37:44

17) Feel at Home - Trails of Cold Steel IV - PC / PS4 / Switch - Hayato Sonoda - 00:39:54

18) Division - Brandish VT - PC - Naoki Kaneda - 00:41:50

19) Ryo Ni Kaero - Trails of Cold Steel - PC / Vita  PS3 / PS4 - Tomokatsu Hagiuda - 00:43:54

20) Afternoon in Crossbell - Zero no Kiseki - PC / PSP - Takahiro Unisuga - 00:47:14

21) Illusion - Ys IV - PC Engine (CD) - Atsushi Shirakawa - 00:49:37

22) Oldium Shrine - Zwei II - PC - Ryo Takeshita - 00:51:42

23) Enforcers - Trails in the Sky SC - PC / PSP - Takehide Murayama - 00:54:07

24) Delusion of a Thousand Years - Ao No Kiseki - PC / PSP - Saki Momiyama - 00:55:55

25) Marionette, Marionette - Ys IX - PS4 - Mitsuo Singa - 00:58:07

26) Chester’s Theme - Oath in Felghana - PC / PSP - c: Masaaki Kawai a: Yukihiro Jindo - 01:00:25

27) Turning Death Spiral - Ys V - Super Famicom - Satoshi Arai - 01:03:22

28) Ruins of Moondoria - Ys II Chronicles - PC / PSP - Hideya Nagata - 01:06:01

29) Road to Solitary Death - Ys Seven - PC / PSP - Saki Momiyama - 01:08:44

30) Silver Will - Trails in the Sky FC - PC / PSP - Wataru Ishibashi - 01:10:56

31) Sunshine Coastline - Ys VIII - PC / Vita / PS4 / Switch - Takahiro Unisuga - 01:13:19

32) Field - Legend of Heroes II - PC Engine (CD) - Mieko Ishikawa - 01:16:31

33) See You Again - Ys - PC88 - Yuzo Koshiro - 01:19:27

34) Irreplaceable You - Trails of Cold Steel 2 - PC / Vita / PS3  PS4 - Takahiro Unisuga - 01:23:45

35) Invitation for the New World - Xanadu II - PC Engine (CD) - Atsushi Shirakawa - 01:23:45

36) A Tear of Vermilion: Memoria - The Legend of Heroes IV - PC / PSP - Masaru Nakajima - 01:25:03

37) Ending 1 - Sorcerian - PC88 - Yuzu Koshiro - 01:26:46

38) Outro: 01:30:54


Music Block Runtime: 01:28:58 Total Episode Runtime: 01:43:29


Our Standard Intro and Outro Music (which you get to hear for about five seconds)  is Funky Radio - Jet Grind Radio - Dreamcast - BB Rights


Our Special Intro and Outro Music is Beep Magazine - Falcom Mega Mix - unknown composer (so, Falcom Sound Team JDK)


You can find the Falcom Composer Breakdown Project here: 


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zE387MG1GcGzPsvj7XjwP4Jcg9lz0Bz15yrYtGHpc1I/edit#gid=1173887864 


Hugues’ website can be found at https://HuguesJohnson.com/


You can subscribe to the Retro Game Club podcast here: 


https://retrogameclub.net/rss

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680 


Or connect with  them on social media at:


Twitter: @rgcpodcast

Facebook: @retrogameclubpodcast


Nintendomain Podcast (as opposed to “Nintendo Domain”, to answer that question)  can be found at:


https://nintendomain.libsyn.com/

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nintendomain/id1055861408


Or on social media at:


Twitter: @Ninten_Domain

Facebook (page): https://www.facebook.com/nintendomainpodcast

Facebook (group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/290368051669515


And you can find the W.A.R.T. Falcom episode, which is the parallel to our episode here:


[GO BACK AND EDIT IN LINK FROM TREY HERE!]


The "Nerd Noise Radio" audio podcast feed can be found here: 


https://nerdnoiseradio.podbean.com/feed/ 


or here 


https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio/id1191401173?mt=2 


NOTICE: The "Nerd Noise Radio - RERUNS!" feed will be going away after December of 2021, and consolidating its output with the main feed. However, in the meanwhile, it will remain active with rerun content, and can be found here:  


https://www.buzzsprout.com/77944/ 


or here 


https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radios-podcast/id1191400767 


Our YouTube Channel, for the time being is in dormancy, but will be returning with content, hopefully, in 2022. Meanwhile, all the old stuff is still there, and can be found here:  


https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdNoiseRadio 


Nerd Noise Radio is also available on The Retro Junkies Network at www.theretrojunkies.com, and is a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community at  


https://www.facebook.com/groups/VGMPodcastFans/ 


Or, if you wish to connect with us directly, we have two groups of our own:  


Nerd Noise Radio - Easy Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/276843385859797/ for sharing tracks, video game news, or just general videogame fandom. 


Nerd Noise Radio - Expert Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381475162016534/ for going deep into video game sound hardware, composer info, and/or music theory. 


You can also follow us on Twitter at @NerdNoiseRadio. And we are also now on Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and Vurbl.


Thanks for listening! Join us again in December on Channel 1 for a special team up between St. John, Trey Johnson of Nintendomain and W.A.R.T. Radio, and a bunch of listeners. Also join us in December on Channel 2 for our first ever “Best of” episode - “Best of Season 1”, featuring St. John and Hugues. And lastly, join us in December on the dedicated Rerun feed as a going away celebration - an all-new episode that will be a timed exclusive for the listeners over there....and wherever you are....Fly the N!!! 


Cheers!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Channel 2 - C2E5: "Nihon Dake De"

 The Episode can be found here: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-393nx-10e89f3

 

 Today’s Broadcast is C2E5, for Theme Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. Today’s Theme is music from games only available in Japan, on a program we’re calling “Nihon Dake De” (loosely translated: “Only in Japan”)!
 
Track Number - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by - Timestamp
 
01) Greeting - 00:00:00
02) Saturn - Star Cruizer - Sharp X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka - St. John
    Music - 00:00:03
    Introduction - 00:02:49
    Conversation - 00:04:57
03) Stage 1 - Madō King Granzort - SuperGrafx - Norihiko Yamanuki - Hugues
    Music - 00:10:30
    Conversation - 00:12:50
04) Torrid City - Metal Stoker - PC Engine - Hiroto Saitō, and/or Nozomu Takahashi - St. John
    Music - 00:17:33
    Conversation - 00:19:43
05) Knock You Down - Live-A-Live - Super Famicom - Yoko Shimomura - Hugues
    Music - 00:24:57
    Conversation - 00:27:05
    Belated “Top of the Show” Business - 00:30:45
06) I’ll Introduce - Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen - Mega Drive - St. John
    Music - 00:41:35
    Conversation - 00:44:07
07) I Wanna Close to You - Misty Blue - PC88 (OPNA) - Yuzu Koshiro - Hugues
    Music - 00:47:47
    Conversation - 00:50:33
08) Fu-Ten / Mojibri Unkorashu - Mojib-Ribbon - PS2 - Masaya Matsuura* - St. John
    Music - 00:54:57
    Conversation - 00:57:23
09) Title - Nakayama Miho no Tokimeki High School - Famicom Disk System - Nobuo Uematsu* - Hugues
    Music - 01:02:05
    Conversation - 01:03:42
10) Level 1 Warning - Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - MSX (SCC) - Masahiro Ikariko, Mutsuhiko Izumi, Yuko Kurahashi, Tomoya Tomita, Kazuhiko Uehara, Yuji Takenouchi, and/or Tsuyoshi Sekito - St. John
    Music - 01:08:29
    Conversation - 01:10:44
11) Springdale 2040 Night - Yo-Kai Watch 4 - Nintendo Switch - Kenchiro Saigo - Hugues
    Music - 01:14:42
    Conversation - 01:17:38
12) Stage 4 - Chip Chan Kick - PCFX - Hitoshi Sakimoto and/or Masaharu Iwata - St. John
    Music - 01:21:06
    Conversation - 01:23:06
13) Remain - Psychic Detective Series vol. 3: Aya - FM Towns / Mega CD - Yasuhito Saito - Hugues
    Music - 01:26:18
    Conversation - 01:28:45
14) A Refined Enchanted Cave - Chaos Seed: Fusui Kairoki - Saturn - Yasunori Shiono, Katsuhiro Hayashi, and/or Yukio Nakajima *
    Music - 01:31:25
    Conversation - 01:34:14
    Housekeeping Cycle
        Next Episode - 01:36:05
        Special Announcement - 01:36:58
        Our other shows - 01:37:42
    Zero4 Champ II Discussion - 01:40:33
    Sign-off - 01:42:32
15) Track 11 - Zero4 Champ II - PC Engine (CD) - Takeshi Ijima and/or Katsuhiro Hayashi - Hugues
    Music - 01:42:46
16) Blooper Reel - 01:44:43
 
Total Episode Runtime: 01:46:38
 
Retro Game Club can be found here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680

You can also follow Retro Game Club on Facebook @retrogameclubpodcast and on Twitter @rgcpodcast.

Hugues’ blog can be found here:

https://huguesjohnson.com/
 
As promised in the episode, here are the links to the [now out of date] “all call” with the TG16 miniseries story included, as well as each of the three episodes:
 
June 2020 Special Announcement:
 
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/special-announcement-june-2020/id1191401173?i=1000476382960
 
C1E47a: “Turbotastic”:
 
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e47a-turbotastic/id1191401173?i=1000449555136
 
C1E47b: “The Little Engine that Could”:
 
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e47b-the-little/id1191401173?i=1000450383196
 
C1E47c: “Tidal Wavetable, aka ‘The Continuing Adventures of Buzz Lightyear’”:
 
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e47c-tidal/id1191401173?i=1000451330915

And a surprise bonus: In the episode, I had mentioned how wild the Chip Chan Kick track gets when you reverse it. Well, so, here is a sound file with the track in both directions, backward first, and then forward. It is taken from an Archive SUPER BONUS four-part series called “Back to Front - the 100” featuring each track from both C1E52 “Backtracks” -AND- the supplemental Channel F “F-isode” “Backtracks - the OTHER 50”, where each track is featured in both directions (backward first). If this sounds interesting, go find them on Archive.org, along with the other six Backtracks-related SUPER BONUSES out there:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_w7HgMHzBxhN8dermWryQJKINpmHnV3K/view?usp=sharing

And if you haven’t heard the actual proper Backtracks Episodes, you can find them here:

C1E52: “Backtracks”

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e52-backtracks/id1191401173?i=1000470195826

Channel F: “Backtracks - The OTHER 50!”

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nnr-reruns-backtracks-the-other-50-orig-rel-04-28-2020/id1191401173?i=1000517613533

You can find Nerd Noise Radio on Facebook and on Twitter each @NerdNoiseRadio. There are also two Facebook Groups: Nerd Noise Radio “Easy Mode” where we just have general video game and nerd fun, or for the gearheads among you, Nerd Noise Radio “Expert Mode” where we deep dive sound hardware, composer info, and music theory.
 

You can also find Nerd Noise Radio on Archive.org, where we have remixes and super bonuses only available there (such as a music-only alternative version of today’s show).

Nerd Noise Radio is also a member of the Retro Junkies community, which can be found at www.theretrojunkies.com. And we are a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community on Facebook. St. John is also the admin of the Podcasters of Des Moines Facebook group, which features a number of other podcasters and great programs from the greater Des Moines area.

Thanks for listening! Join us again in October for a very special Channel 1 with an incredible theme, and someone other than St. John at the helm. Also, this episode will be one half of a two part collaboration with another esteemed VGM podcast... and wherever you are…..Fly the N!!
 
Cheers!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

"C2E4" - Summer Jams

 Episode can be found here: https://nerdnoiseradio.podbean.com/e/c2e2-summerjams


Today’s Broadcast is C2E4, for Theme Thursday, June 24th, 2021. Today’s theme will be summery and seasonal music on a program we’re calling “Summer Jams”. Today’s panelists are Hugues and St. John.


Tracklist:


Track# - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by:


01) The Only Song in the Game - T&C Surf Designs - NES - Tsukasa Masuko - Hugues

    Episode Greeting - 00:00:00

    Music - 00:00:03

    Episode Introduction - 00:02:07

    Discussion - 00:02:13

02) Passing Breeze - Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast - Multiplatform - c: Hiroshi Kawaguchi a: Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Yasuhiro Takagi, and/or Fumio Ito - St. John

    Music - 00:10:44

    Discussion - 00:16:30

03) Costa Del Sol - Final Fantasy VII - PS1 - Nobuo Uematsu - Hugues

    Music - 00:21:18

    Discussion - 00:23:42

04) Sirena Beach - Super Mario Sunshine - GameCube - Koji Kondo and/or Shinobu Tanaka - St. John

    Music - 00:28:22

    Discussion - 00:30:38

05) DK Isle - Donkey Kong 64 - N64 - Grant Kirkhope - Hugues

    Music - 00:38:13

    Discussion - 00:42:03

06) Ayane - Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 - PS4 / Vita - Masayoshi Sasaki, Mari Yoshida, and/or Kosuke Mizukami - St. John

    Music - 00:46:26

    Discussion - 00:50:26

07) Outset Island - Legend of Zelda: Windwaker - GameCube - Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi, and/or Koji Kondo - Hugues

    Music - 00:53:12

    Discussion - 00:57:06

08) In-Game Theme - Pink - iOS / Android - Bart Bonte - St. John

    Music - 01:02:34

    Discussion - 01:06:21

09) Mishelam Wonderland - Ao no Kiseki - PSP - Falcom Sound Team JDK (probably Saki Momiyama) - Hugues

    Music - 01:09:58

    Discussion - 01:13:30

10) Snif City - Paper Mario: The Origami King - Switch - Shoh Murakami, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hiroki Morshita, and/or Fumihiro Isobe - St. John

    Music - 01:18:14

    Discussion - 01:21:02

11) Side Crawler’s Dance (Beach) - Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap - Mastersystem (PSG) - Shinchi Sakamoto - Hugues

    Music - 01:24:37

    Discussion - 01:27:01

12) Door into Summer - Knuckles Chaotix - 32X - Junko Shiratsu and/or Mariko Nanba - St. John

    Music - 01:31:27

    Discussion - 01:33:55

13) School’s Out - Bully - Multiplatform - Shawn Lee - Hugues

    Music - 01:38:23

    Discussion - 01:41:17

    “Our Other Projects” / Housekeeping Discussion - 01:46:10

    Closing Track Discussion - 01:53:09

    Wrap-Up / Episode Sign-off - 01:55:20

14)  Castle City - Waverace 64 - N64 - Kazumi Totaka - St. John

    Music - 01:55:49

    Blooper - 01:57:58


Total Episode Runtime: 01:59:26


Retro Game Club can be found here:


https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680


You can also follow Retro Game Club on Facebook @retrogameclubpodcast and on Twitter @rgcpodcast.


Hugues’ blog can be found here: 


https://huguesjohnson.com/


You can find Nerd Noise Radio on Facebook and on Twitter each @NerdNoiseRadio. There are also two Facebook Groups: Nerd Noise Radio “Easy Mode” where we just have general video game and nerd fun, or for the gearheads among you, Nerd Noise Radio “Expert Mode” where we deep dive sound hardware, composer info, and music theory. 


You can find the blog at www.nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com. Where we sometimes share additional show notes, and inside info. You can also find Nerd Noise Radio on Archive.org, where we have remixes and super bonuses only available there (such as a music-only alternative version of today’s show).


Nerd Noise Radio is also a member of the Retro Junkies community, which can be found at www.theretrojunkies.com. And we are a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community on Facebook. St. John is also the admin of the Podcasters of Des Moines Facebook group, which features a number of other podcasters and great programs from the greater Des Moines area.


Thanks for listening! Join us again sometime between July and October for a very special, guest-hosted episode of Channel 1 with an incredible theme... and wherever you are…..Fly the N!!

 

Cheers!


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

"Noise from the Hearts of Nerds" - C1E58 - TwoFer Tuesday vol. 7

 Episode can be found here:

https://nerdnoiseradio.podbean.com/e/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e58-twofer-tuesday-%e2%80%93-vol-7/ 


Today’s broadcast is  C1E58 for TwoFer Tuesday, June 8th, 2021. Today’s broadcast will be TwoFer Tuesday – vol 7, and a very special 40th birthday celebration of / collaboration with a listener and someone very special to me – my brother, Jesse. 


Tracklist: 


Game #, Game Name, System, Composer(s), track info, Timestamp 


01) Intro - 00:00:00 

02) Zelda II - NES - Akito Nakatsuka 

Overworld Theme - 00:04:11 

Battle Theme - 00:06:21 

03) LoZ: Link to the Past - SNES - Koji Kondo 

Seal of the Seven Maidens - 00:08:21 

Lost Ancient Ruins - 00:10:13 

04) Super Metroid - SNES - Kenji Yamamoto and/or Minako Hamano 

Brinstar Red Soil - 00:12:08 

Norfair Ancient Ruins - 00:16:05 

05) Castlevania - NES - Kinuyo Yamashita, Satoe Terashima, and/or Hidenori Maezawa 

Poison Mind - 00:18:27 

Nothing to Lose - 00:19:08 

06) Castlevania II - NES - Satoe Terashima 

Bloody Tears - 00:20:54 

Monster Dance - 00:22:23 

07) Castlevania III - NES - Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto and/or Hidenori Maezawa 

Epitaph - 00:24:22 

Demon Seed - 00:25:52 

08) Super Castlevania IV - SNES - Masanori Adachi, Akira Soji, and/or Taro Kudo 

Simon’s Theme - 00:27:13 

The Rotating Dungeon pt 2 - 00:30:23 

09) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PS1 / Saturn - Michiru Yamane 

Dance of the Pales - 00:31:47 

Lost Paintings - 00:36:26 

10) Shin Megami Tensei IV - 3DS - Ryota Koduka, Kenichi Tsuyicha and/or Toshiki Konishi 

Distress - 00:39:37 

Ashurai-Kai Authorized Shop - 00:41:44 

11) Mega Man II - NES - Takashi Tateishi, Manami Matsumae and/or Yoshihiro Sakaguchi 

Flash Man - 00:44:46 

Ending 1 - 00:46:05 

12) Mega Man III - NES - Yasuaki Fujita 

Select Screen - 00:47:09 

Gemini Man - 00:47:48 

13) Final Fantasy IV - SNES - Nobuo Uematsu 

Prelude - 00:49:38 

Illusionary World - 00:51:42 

14) Final Fantasy VI - SNES - Nobuo Uematsu 

The Phantom Forest - 00:53:48 

Celes - 00:56:57 

15) Final Fantasy VII - PS1 - Nobuo Uematsu 

Anxious Heart - 00:59:45 

If you Open Your Heart - 01:03:29 

16) Final Fantasy IX - PS1 - Nobuo Uemtasu 

The Place I’ll Return to Someday - 01:06:16 

Terra - 01:08:07 

17) Final Fantasy XII - PS2 - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Hayato Matsuo, and/or Masaharu Iwata 

The Streets of Rabanastre - 01:11:50 

Cerobi Steppe - 01:14:33 

18) Ninja Gaiden II - NES - Ryuichi Nitta and/or Mayuko Okamura 

Act II Part 2 - 01:17:48 

Act V - 01:19:30 

19) Actraiser - SNES - Yuzo Koshiro 

Filmore - 01:21:28 

Bloodpool - 01:23:06 

20) Persona IV - PS2 / PS3 - Kenichi Tsuchiya, Atsushi Kitajoh and/or Ryota Koduka 

Poem for Everyone’s Souls - 01:25:03 

I’ll Face Myself (Special Version) - 01:27:41 

21) Eternal Sonata - PS3 / XB360 - Motoi Sakuraba 

The Boundary Between Snow and Ice - 01:30:58 

A Light - 01:33:53 

22) Outro - 01:37:25 

23) BONUS: “All Eight Takes” - 01:53:57 

 

Music Block Runtime: 01:33:20, Total Episode Runtime: 01:55:19 


 - Customary Intro / Outro Music - Funky Radio - Jet Grind Radio - Dreamcast - BB Rights 

 - Special Intro Music - Happy Birthday - Gimmick - Famicom - Masashi Kageyama 

 - Special Outro Music - Neighborhood 2 - The Sims - PC - Jerry Martin and/or Marc Russo 


Links to items referenced in the episode: 


The full 100: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15MfbNGaMA6mfBSBgjw-fFsdqKBb8FdWcbC6m78qYYzM/edit?usp=sharing 


The Comparative List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h9z6u1QkeQT5oyQqLqRQP8evDjqEolkLrpOSuAwWgZ8/edit?usp=sharing 


The Amusing Word Online Predictive Text fail: https://photos.app.goo.gl/NwZYAPdPeWfamHRM7 


C1E51: "Mishmash Monday – vol. 9" - My own 40th birthday episode (Feb 3, 2020): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/noise-from-hearts-nerds-c1e51-mishmash-monday-vol-9/id1191401173?i=1000464455857 


Produced using Ardour 6.6.0 / Audacity 2.4.2 in Ubuntu Studio 21.04 


The "Nerd Noise Radio" audio podcast feed can be found here: 


https://nerdnoiseradio.podbean.com/feed/ 


or here 


https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio/id1191401173?mt=2 


NOTICE: The "Nerd Noise Radio - RERUNS!" feed will be going away after December of 2021, and consolidating its output with the main feed. However, in the meanwhile, it will remain active with rerun content, and can be found here:  


https://www.buzzsprout.com/77944/ 


or here 


https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radios-podcast/id1191400767 


Our YouTube Channel, for the time being is in dormancy, but will be returning with content, hopefully, in 2021. Meanwhile, all the old stuff is still there, and can be found here:  


https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdNoiseRadio 


Nerd Noise Radio is also available on The Retro Junkies Network at www.theretrojunkies.com, and is a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community at  


https://www.facebook.com/groups/VGMPodcastFans/ 


Or, if you wish to connect with us directly, we have two groups of our own:  


Nerd Noise Radio - Easy Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/276843385859797/ for sharing tracks, video game news, or just general videogame fandom. 


Nerd Noise Radio - Expert Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381475162016534/ for going deep into video game sound hardware, composer info, and/or music theory. 


You can also follow us on Twitter at @NerdNoiseRadio. And we are also now on Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and Vurbl. 


Thanks for listening! Join us again on the 24th of this month for C2E4 (Channel 2, Episode 4): "Summer Jams" - Tasty VGM and Talk on "Nerd Noise Radio"! And wherever you are - Fly the N! 


Cheers! 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

"Noise from the Hearts of Nerds" - C1E57: "Slow Jams”

Episode can be found here: https://nerdnoiseradio.podbean.com/e/noise-from-the-hearts-of-nerds-c1e57-slow-jams/ 


Today’s broadcast is C1E57 for Theme Thursday, April 1st, 2021. Today’s theme is a focus on slow and downtempo music, on a program we're calling "Slow Jams". In the spirit of Backtracks, the track list will be temporarily withheld. Details in the outro on when and how to find the track information. Anonymous timestamps will be provided, though. 


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


01) Intro – 00:00:00  

02) Track 01 – 00:03:37  

03) Track 02 – 00:10:40  

04) Track 03 – 00:13:33  

05) Track 04 – 00:17:08  

06) Track 05 – 00:20:02  

07) Track 06 – 00:22:53  

08) Track 07 – 00:29:32  

09) Track 08 – 00:35:25  

10) Track 09 – 00:37:53  

11) Track 10 – 00:47:14  

12) Track 11 – 00:57:00  

13) Track 12 – 00:59:58  

14) Track 13 – 01:03:14  

15) Track 14 – 01:06:57  

16) Track 15 – 01:12:09  

17) Track 16 – 01:14:57  

18) Track 17 – 01:15:34  

19) Outro – 01:21:21  

20) The moment we lose all control of ourselves – 01:30:45  


Music Block: 01:17:45  


Total Episode: 01:31:25  


Our Intro Music was Funky Radio, from Jet Grind Radio, on the Sega Dreamcast. Composed by BB Rights  


Our Outro Music is Malo Mart, from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, on the GameCube and Wii. Composed by Tōru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, and/or Kōji Kondō  


Produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 20.10 


The "Nerd Noise Radio" audio podcast feed can be found here: 


https://nerdnoiseradio.podbean.com/feed/ 


or here 


https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio/id1191401173?mt=2 


NOTICE: The "Nerd Noise Radio - RERUNS!" feed will be going away after December of 2021, and consolidating its output with the main feed. However, in the meanwhile, it will remain active with rerun content, and can be found here:  


https://www.buzzsprout.com/77944/ 


or here 

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radios-podcast/id1191400767 

 

Our YouTube Channel, for the time being is in dormancy, but will be returning with content, hopefully, in 2021. Meanwhile, all the old stuff is still there, and can be found here:  

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdNoiseRadio 

 

Nerd Noise Radio is also available on The Retro Junkies Network at www.theretrojunkies.com, and is a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community at  

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/VGMPodcastFans/ 

 

Or, if you wish to connect with us directly, we have two groups of our own:  

 

Nerd Noise Radio - Easy Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/276843385859797/ for sharing tracks, video game news, or just general videogame fandom. 

 

Nerd Noise Radio - Expert Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381475162016534/ for going deep into video game sound hardware, composer info, and/or music theory. 

 

You can also follow us on Twitter at @NerdNoiseRadio. And we are also now on Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and Vurbl. 

 

December may seem like a long ways away, but as a content creator, I can assure you it's not. Indeed, it feels like it's right around the corner. C1E60 will be a listener picks free play. So, please start getting me tracks - any tracks that move your heart, your feet, or your mind. You can get them to me by any available means, be that by e-mail at nerdnoiseradio@gmail.com, or on social media, or via the comments section on the blog. However you choose to get me tracks, just start sending them my way! And in December, we'll make an episode out of it! 


Thanks for listening! Join us again in June for C2E4 (Channel 2, Episode4): "Summer Jams" - Tasty VGM and Talk on "Nerd Noise Radio"! And wherever you are, Fly the N!


Cheers!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Nerd Noise Radio - Channel 2: C2E3 - Mishmash Monday - vol. 1

Today's Episode can be found Here: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-fkk2p-fd8d7f


Today’s Broadcast is C2E3, for Mishmash Monday, March 15th, 2021. Today’s episode will “Mishmash Monday - vol. 1” - Not to be confused with Channel 1’s C1E10 “Mishmash Monday - vol. 1” from May of 2017. Today’s panelists are Hugues and St. John.


Tracklist:


Track# - Track - Game - System - Composer - Selected by:


01) Track 4 - Starsky and Hutch - Multiplatform - Tim Follin - St. John

Episode Greeting - 00:00:00

Music - 00:00:03

Episode Introduction - 00:03:04

Discussion - 00:03:19

02) Trickster for Mayor - The Flash - Mastersystem - Jeroen Tel - Hugues

Music - 00:06:31

Discussion - 00:08:42

03) Boss - Blackbelt - Mastersystem - Katsuhiro Hayashi - St. John

Music - 00:10:26

Discussion - 00:12:52

04) Sunset Park Zone Train - Sonic Triple Trouble - Game Gear - Yayoi Wachi - Hugues

Music - 00:16:57

Discussion - 00:18:36

05) Nortinka - Link: The Faces of Evil - CD-i - Tony Trippi - St. John

Music - 00:22:05

Discussion - 00:23:44

06) Stage 2 - TMNT: Fall of the Foot Clan - GameBoy - Tomoko Nishikawa and/or Michiru Yamane - Hugues

Music - 00:28:40

Discussion - 00:30:26

07) Winter’s Here - TMNT 2: The Arcade Game - NES - Yasuhiko Manno - St. John

Music - 00:33:06

Discussion - 00:34:47

08) High Color Evolution - Splatoon - WiiU - Shiho Fujii - Hugues

Music - 00:40:06

Discussion - 00:42:08

09) Cyclic (Heavily Armored) - Cosmic Carnage - 32X - Hikoshi Hashimoto - St. John

Music - 00:47:08

Discussion - 00:49:26

10) Synchronicity #23 - Trails of Cold Steel IV - PS4 - Falcom Sound Team JDK (likely Mitsuo Singa) - Hugues

Music - 00:55:01

Discussion - 00:58:09

11) Kris VR - Burn Cycle - CD-i - Simon Boswell - St. John

Music - 01:03:36

Discussion - 01:08:25

12) Pennington’s Mystery - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - GameCube - Yoshihito Hirano and/or Yuka Tsujiyoko - Hugues

Music - 01:14:30

Discussion - 01:17:25

13) Mystic Woods (aka Forest 2) - Grounseed (OPN vers.) - PC98 - Daisuke Takahashi - St. John

Music - 01:23:20

Discussion - 01:27:04

“Our Other Projects” / Housekeeping Discussion - 01:32:01

Closing Track Discussion - 01:38:37

Wrap-Up / Episode Sign-off - 01:40:09

14)  Birdman - Pilotwings 64 -N64 - Dan Hess - Hugues

Music - 01:40:27


Total Episode Runtime: 01:44:21


Retro Game Club can be found here:


https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680


You can also follow Retro Game Club on Facebook @retrogameclubpodcast and on Twitter @rgcpodcast.


Hugues’ blog can be found here: 


https://huguesjohnson.com/


You can find Nerd Noise Radio on Facebook and on Twitter each @NerdNoiseRadio. There are also two Facebook Groups: Nerd Noise Radio “Easy Mode” where we just have general video game and nerd fun, or for the gearheads among you, Nerd Noise Radio “Expert Mode” where we deep dive sound hardware, composer info, and music theory. 


You can find the blog at www.nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com. Where we sometimes share additional show notes, and inside info. You can also find Nerd Noise Radio on Archive.org, where we have remixes and super bonuses only available there (such as a music-only alternative version of today’s show).


Nerd Noise Radio is also a member of the Retro Junkies community, which can be found at www.theretrojunkies.com. And we are a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community on Facebook. St. John is also the admin of the Podcasters of Des Moines Facebook group, which features a number of other podcasters and great programs from the greater Des Moines area.


Thanks for listening! Join us again in June for C2E4 - Title TBD (Summer Jams Theme) and wherever you are…..Fly the N!!


Monday, February 22, 2021

"Noise from the Hearts of Nerds" - “C1E56: Mishmash Monday – vol 10”

 The Episode can be heard here: 

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-5sjwc-fb65f4 


Today’s broadcast is C1E56 for Mishmash Monday, February 22nd, 2021. Today’s episode will be Mishmash Monday, vol 10 – the inaugural episode of calendar 2021, and of our very non-standard "Season 4 – part 2". 


Track# – Track – Game – System – Composer(s) – Timestamp 


01) Season 4 [pt. 2] Earcatcher – 00:00:00  

02) Intro – 00:00:03  

03) Drawing Game –  Pictionary – NES – Tim Follin – 00:02:11  

04) Menu 1 – Wimbledon Championship Tennis – Genesis – Crush-X – 00:04:50  

05) In-Game Theme – Top Players Golf – Neo Geo MVS / AES – Kikuko Hataya – 00:06:36  

06) 2dpp - Tetris Party Deluxe – Wii – Takashi Watanabe, Tomoya Yoshida, Keisuke Fukuhira, and/or Ichirō Shimakura – 00:08:54  

07) Overworld Theme – Fester's Quest – NES – Naoki Kodaka – 00:11:46  

08) Stage 3 – Journey to Silius – NES – Nobuyuki Hara, Naohisa Morota, Shinichi Seya, Naoki Kodaka, and/or Mabochan – 00:13:48  

09) Misty Blue – Misty Blue – PC88 – Yuzo Koshiro – 00:15:35  

10) Sand Hell – Lightening Force – Genesis – Toshiharu Yamanishi – 00:18:29  

11) Cocoa Cave – Kirby Super Star – SNES – Jun Ishikawa, and/or Dan Miyakawa – 00:20:38  

12) Results Parade – Check Mii Out Channel – Wii – Kazumi Totaka – 00:22:47  

13) A North Breeze – Hover Racing – PS1 – Tooru Kawakami and/or Hiroaki Ohmori – 00:24:54  

14) Sacred Warrior – Actraiser 2 – SNES – Yuzo Koshiro – 00:29:01  

15) Track 12 – RyuuKyuu – PC Engine – Yasushi Kawasaki and/or Hiroto Saitoh – 00:30:49  

XX) (Medley) – [color games) – Android/iOS – Bart Bonte  

        16) Yellow – 00:32:36  

        17) Red – 00:35:56  

        18) Black – 00:40:35  

        19) Blue – 00:43:47  

        20) Green – 00:47:19  

21) Phazon Mine Ambience – Metroid Prime – GameCube – Kenji Yamamoto – 00:50:41  

22) Voices of Urdak – DOOM Eternal – multi – Mick Gordon – 00:52:22  

23) Apprehensive Moments (cutscene) / Stage 4-3 Ninja Gaiden – NES – Keiji Yamagishi, Ryuichi Nitta, and/or Ichiro Nakagawa – 00:58:39  

24) Boss 1 – Golden Axe II – Genesis – Naofumi Hataya – 00:59:23  

25) The Ing Attack – Metroid Prime 2 – GameCube – Kenji Yamamoto – 01:01:01  

26) Shadow – Doomsday Warrior – SNES – Junta – 01:03:52  

27) Story Sequence – Jurassic Park – Genesis – Sam Powell – 01:05:40  

28) Hanako and Yorinobu – Cyberpunk 2077 – multi - P.T. Adamczyk, Marcin Przybyłowicz, Paul Leonard-Morgan, and/or Richard Devine – 01:06:33  

29) Adore – Gran Turismo Sport – PS4 – i:Cube – 01:09:16  

30) Gomoku, Shogi, Mini-Shogi, Hanafuda – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – Switch – Chamy Ishi and/or Toshiki Aida – 01:16:06  

31) Sunset Seaside – Kick Off – Arcade – Tsukasa Tawada – 01:18:08  

32) In-Browser Theme (aka Addiction.mod, or "addicti.mod") – Wii Homebrew Browser – Wii – Noiseless (c1992) – 01:19:52  

33) A Battle's Conclusion – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – Switch – Kumi Tanioka, Reo Uratani, Ryotaro Yagi, and/or Haruki Yamada – 01:24:53  

34) Outro – 01:27:29  

35) Season 4 [pt. 2] celebration sign-off – 01:38:33  


Music Block Runtime: 01:25:22, Total Episode Runtime: 01:39:08 


Our Intro and Outro Music is Funky Radio, from Jet Grind Radio on the Sega Dreamcast, composed by BB Rights. 


Produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity in Ubuntu Studio 20.04. Music Block produced 01/27/21. Final Episode produced 02/20/21. 


The "Nerd Noise Radio" audio podcast feed can be found here: 


https://nerdnoiseradio.podbean.com/feed/ 


or here 


https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio/id1191401173?mt=2 


NOTICE: The "Nerd Noise Radio - RERUNS!" feed will be going away after December of 2021, and consolidating its output with the main feed. However, in the meanwhile, it will remain active with rerun content, and can be found here:  


https://www.buzzsprout.com/77944/ 


or here 


https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radios-podcast/id1191400767 


Our YouTube Channel, for the time being is in dormancy, but will be returning with content, hopefully, in 2021. Meanwhile, all the old stuff is still there, and can be found here:  


https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdNoiseRadio 


Nerd Noise Radio is also available on The Retro Junkies Network at www.theretrojunkies.com, and is a member of the VGM Podcast Fans community at  


https://www.facebook.com/groups/VGMPodcastFans/ 


Or, if you wish to connect with us directly, we have two groups of our own:  


Nerd Noise Radio - Easy Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/276843385859797/ for sharing tracks, video game news, or just general videogame fandom. 


Nerd Noise Radio - Expert Mode: https://www.facebook.com/groups/381475162016534/ for going deep into video game sound hardware, composer info, and/or music theory. 


You can also follow us on Twitter at @NerdNoiseRadio. And we are also now on Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and Vurbl. 


December may seem like a long ways away, but as a content creator, I can assure you it's not. Indeed, it feels like it's right around the corner. C1E60 will be a listener picks free play. So, please start getting me tracks - any tracks that move your heart, your feet, or your mind. You can get them to me by any available means, be that by e-mail at nerdnoiseradio@gmail.com, or on social media, or via the comments section on the blog. However you choose to get me tracks, just start sending them my way! And in December, we'll make an episode out of it! 


If you liked our medley today, then please check out Bart Bonte's other works at www.bontegames.com and at https://bartbonte.bandcamp.com. Tell him you heard him on Nerd Noise Radio! 


Thanks for listening. Join us again in March - date TBD for C2E3, that is, Nerd Noise Radio Channel 2, Episode 3: "Mishmash Monday - vol. 1 (not to be confused with C1E10 from 2017)….tasty VGM and talk on Nerd Noise Radio. And wherever you are….fly the N! 


Cheers!