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CAVE Music History 2003 - 2012
« on: July 07, 2013, 02:51:22 PM »
Hey everyone,

You might be a little music-marathon'd out after the RPGFan/OCRemix livestream of FFVI Balance&Ruin (this was awesome by the way: ). But I wanted to share something with y'all. Took me over a year to collect all the music, then another 6 months to collect my thoughts, get a friend (Don Kotowski) to survey the music, and then mix the audio and video.

Here's a direct link to the eight-video playlist:

An article explaining the project in a little more detail:

Basically -- that's the discography of dev/pub CAVE. Y'know: Dodonpachi, Deathsmiles, Espgaluda, Mushihimesama, Ibara, and many more. We cover a total of 43 CDs.

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to sell these albums soon to support the game I'm working on. But before that happens, I'm glad I was able to impart some enthusiasm and knowledge about this music to anyone willing to listen. Now I just gotta hope CAVE doesn't ask the videos be pulled down. It's supposed to be educational/critique. :)

Let me know what you think!

Wild Armor

Re: CAVE Music History 2003 - 2012
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 10:11:23 PM »
Great job to you and Don on this 8-part series of CAVE's music! I'm an avid fan of the muchimuchipork! original sound track, so I'm glad I'm not alone there on loving this soundtrack (Stage one is one of my personal favorites too!).

In regards to the actual videos, perhaps place the composer(s)'s name on the video when a sample of their track is playing, or for their whole segment if they composed the whole album--same with the links in the video description. I like that you added a bunch of links on the game's ost and the tracks you used as samples, but perhaps add the composer--if known--to that field as well? It's a personal preferences, but I like information grouped--especially if there's a great deal of details.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but did you ever explain what a music drama was when you mentioned it? I can't remember if you guys did or not. Did you?


Re: CAVE Music History 2003 - 2012
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 10:28:53 PM »

This was very refreshing, more love and appreciation for CAVE music is always awesome to see.


Re: CAVE Music History 2003 - 2012
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 11:06:47 AM »
THanks for the support y'all. Please tell your friends. :)

And as for adding annotations in-video to give basic info (game, song, composer) -- I might go ahead and add that on a rainy day. :)


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Re: CAVE Music History 2003 - 2012
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 11:08:10 AM »
As I told Don, great job on this.

Apparently "retirement" hasn't slowed you down, eh Pat? :D
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Re: CAVE Music History 2003 - 2012
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2013, 11:51:50 AM »
I think it has. We recorded the audio in March but the videos only went up yesterday. It took 4 months! That's not exactly record-breaking. Though it was an ambitious project. :)