Episode 32 - Masters of VGM 2023:Tough Girls, Stiff Drinks, Coffee Cups, Bibles

Shujin Academy VGM Club

28-06-2023 • 1時間 16分

It's June, and that means Masters of VGM! Our 2023 theme is "Unsung and Up-and-Coming", and I’m honoring six composers in this episode that are making great VGM, even if they’re not household names yet. Listen to learn about honorees Ben Prunty, Megan McDuffee, Garoad, Andrew Jeremy, Hiroyuki Yanada, and Victoria Dominowski.

Special thanks for this episode goes out to:

  • Fellow VGM podcaster Jameson of barSILENCE podcast for contributing cover art. You can and should find barSILENCE wherever you download podcasts, and check out his website at barSILENCE.com.
  • BokiBokiPixelArt for the show logo. You can find him on Twitter @BokiPixelart.

Links for all of this episode’s featured composers are as follows:

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Track Listing:

00:00 - Show Tagline

00:06 - FTL: Faster Than Light - Space Cruise (Title) (composer: Ben Prunty, Honorable Mention 1)

04:03 - Talk Segment 1: Introduction / Megan McDuffee Discussion

07:33 - Yars Recharged (multiplatform) - An Army of One (composer: Megan McDuffee)

09:41 - River City Girls (multiplatform) - The Hunt (composer: Megan McDuffee)

13:47 - River City Girls 2 (multiplatform) - Feel the Heat (featuring Matthew Lister) (composer: Megan McDuffee)

17:59 - River City Girls 2 (multiplatform) - River City Girls Too (opening) (featuring Christina Vee and RichaadEB) (composer: Megan McDuffee)

20:03 - Talk Segment 2: Garoad (aka Michael Kelly)

22:55 - Bushiden (multiplatform)- Fire in the Sky (composer: Garoad)

25:50 - Bushiden (multiplatform) - Sinister Science (Act I) (composer: Garoad)

29:10 - Yuppie Psycho (PC) - Tooth and Nail (composer: Garoad)

31:04 - Yuppie Psycho (PC) - Sintranet (composer: Garoad)

34:54 - VA-11 Hall-A (multiplatform) - Shine Spark (from VA-11 HALL-A EX - Bonus Tracks Collection) (composer: Garoad)

39:53 - Talk Segment 3 - Andrew Jeremy

41:58 - Coffee Talk (multiplatform) - A Day With Coffee (composer: Andrew Jeremy)

45:30 - Coffee Talk (multiplatform) - Hot On Cold (composer: Andrew Jeremy)

48:49 - Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (multiplatform) - Sweetheart Latte (composer: Andrew Jeremy)

52:50 - Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (multiplatform) - Night Road (composer: Andrew Jeremy)

55:55 - Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (multiplatform) - Yours Truly (composer: Andrew Jeremy)

57:51 - Talk Segment 4: Hiroyuki Yanada (a.k.a. Yanda)

1:00:32 - Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible II (Game Boy) - BGM 18 (composer: Hiroyuki Yanada w/Iwao Mitsunaga)

1:01:51 - Jack Bros (Virtual Boy) - Temple of Nightmare [Level 3] (composer: Hiroyuki Yanada)

1:03:53 - Jack Bros (Virtual Boy) - Mecha Fortress [Level 5] (composer: Hiroyuki Yanada)

1:05:55 - Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible III (Super Famicom) - Garfy Service (composer: Hiroyuki Yanada)

1:08:00 - Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible III (Super Famicom) - Val Ship (composer: Hiroyuki Yanada)

1:11:08 - Outro Talk Segment

1:13:16 - Secret Little Haven (PC) - Welcome to Sanctuary OS (composer: Victoria Dominowski, honorable mention 2)

1:15:31 - Secret Little Haven (PC) - Sunset on the CRT (composer: Victoria Dominowski, honorable mention 2)