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Rhythm Encounter MOTY 2015

Welcome to our Music of the Year 2015 hub for Rhythm Encounter! This page will be updated as the week goes by with additional episodes, so keep checking back! For each episode below, click the Rhythm Encounter cover to the right to play the episode, or right-click to download it.

Want to share your own favorite music, or have questions/comments about our Music of the Year proceedings (or music in general)? Email us: music@rpgfan.com

Have you heard...

Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Vol. II

GENTLE LOVE once again guides us through their soothing game music arrangements.

First Movement
Rhythm Encounter MOTY 2015 Edition

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. It's Music of the Year again on Rhythm Encounter, and in keeping with tradition, we have a trio of episodes chock full of guests and awesome tunes from 2015. Starting things out with a bang are some truly swell selections from our very own Peter Triezenberg, Mike Sollosi, and Marcos Gaspar! Check out the full tracklist below!

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato, Peter Triezenberg, Mike Sollosi, and Marcos Gaspar

Tracklist
0:00:00 - Eve on Piano / Nights of Azure
0:04:51 - Z5 Mira / Xenoblade Chronicles X
0:09:47 - Death by Glamour / Undertale
0:12:02 - White Thunder / Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
0:37:04 - Hazy Moon / Tokyo Xanadu
0:40:35 - Lady of Worlds / The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Miracle of Sound)
0:45:21 - Kirisaku Ongeki / Shining Resonance
1:06:41 - Veiled in Black / Final Fantasy XV
1:10:00 - Battle of Tribulations / Bravely Second: End Layer
1:13:06 - WILL / Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
1:37:53 - Reincarnation / Genei Ibunroku #FE SPECIAL VOCAL SELECTION

Bonus Background Tracks
0:27:11 - CORE / Undertale
0:34:27 - Raise the Vermillion Banner / Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
1:01:41 - At the Bottom of Night / The End Of Time: Melancholy Music From Chrono Trigger
1:30:28 - Bell of Battle / Bravely Default Flying Fairy OST
1:36:09 - Yearning Hope / Chrono Cinematica

Have you heard...

If My Heart Had Wings OST

...I would have to call a couple of hospitals, but not before listening to this beautiful soundtrack.

Second Movement
Rhythm Encounter MOTY 2015 Edition

Every year, we invite some special guests from outside RPGFan to join us for Music of the Year. For 2015, we've dedicated an entire episode just for them. Welcome back friends of the show Jayson Napolitano (Scarlet Moon Productions), Michael Cunningham (RPGamer), and Don Kotowski (VGMOnline)! They've brought some unexpected and undeniably catchy picks from 2015 to share with the RPGFan nation, so tune in and enjoy! With a veritable bounty of bonus interlude and background music, don't miss the full tracklist with links to reviews/places to buy below.

Special Notes
In this episode, Don discusses an interview VGMO conducted with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD composer, Takeharu Ishimoto, so be sure to check that out!

Mike makes a comparison to Ailsean's excellent Terra in Black on OverClocked ReMix (released in 2000!). After recording, we discovered Ailsean revisited the track with updated instrumentation, and released it under the title Terra Obsidian. You should listen to it.

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato, Jayson Napolitano, Michael "Mac" Cunningham, and Don Kotowski

Tracklist - Part 1
0:00:00 - That Resonating Sound is the Cry of the Nue / Kakuriyo no Mon Original Soundtrack
0:07:20 - Battle ~ Adel / Imperial SaGa
0:10:26 - The Q Field / Qurare: Magic Library
0:13:09 - Begin the Emergency Mission! / Schoolgirl Strikers

Tracklist - Interlude
0:45:41 - Cave / Brandish: The Dark Revenant
0:49:28 - Battle Against a True Hero / Undertale Symphonic Metal
0:52:17 - Re:Birth II -Ren- Battle #4 from SaGa Frontier  / Re:Birth II -Ren- / SaGa Battle Arrange

Tracklist - Part 2
1:00:01 - Silver Will, Golden Wings Game Opening Version / The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC
1:02:24 - The Forgotten Capital/ Etrian Mystery Dungeon
1:23:10 - Sherlock Holmes ~ The Great Detective of the Foggy Town / Daigyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken
1:25:57 - Artemis / Lord of Magna
1:39:20 - Rem Tokimiya / Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
1:42:43 - Testing the Passionate Bonds / Tales of Zestiria
2:07:07 - Wail of the Void / Final Fantasy XI: Priceless Remembrance
2:11:57 - The Essence of Aeris / MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed

Bonus Background Tracks
0:20:51 - Lost Ground / Imperial SaGa
0:26:34 - Nagon Kontakta / Tree of Savior
0:39:41 - Azys Lla (official name unknown) / Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV
0:43:50 - Through the Canyon Road / The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
0:57:46 - Lights, Camera, Chromatize / Chroma Squad
1:08:34 - New Bark Town (from "Pokemon: Gold/Silver") / Multiplayer II: Co-Op
1:19:00 - Keep Kalm and Carry On / MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed
1:29:52 - Logic and Tricks / Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
1:33:52 - Across the Ages / Sakura Fantasy
1:56:01 - Terra Obsidian / Ailsean
2:03:43 - The Way of Katz / Tales of Zestiria

Have you heard...

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth OST

It won't be hard finding out why Masafumi Takada's dynamic OST is crazy-hot!

Final Movement
Rhythm Encounter MOTY 2015 Edition

It's our Music of the Year finale on Rhythm Encounter, which means it's time for your intrepid hosts to share their favorite music from 2015. We've got picks from some of the biggest games of the year, as well as indie gems and new arrangements of some classic themes, so tune in and enjoy! Also, be sure to check out the full tracklist with links to reviews/places to buy below!

Once again, this finale episode features a host of bonus music played in the background, and while we don't discuss them during the episode, we listed each of these songs in a bonus tracklist to identify what's what.

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato

Tracklist
0:00:00 - Blind to the Dark / Before the Fall: Final Fantasy XIV
0:09:11 - Night in the Brume / Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV OST
0:15:46 - Skyline / VA-11 HALL-A Prologue
0:18:56 - Skies of a Strange Land / The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
0:46:34 - Battle / Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
0:50:39 - Little Green Hero / Chrono Cinematica
0:54:50 - Imagination / Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV
1:18:52 - Echoes in the Wind / Sakura Fantasy
1:23:56 - Theme X / Xenoblade Chronicles X
1:29:15 - Bergentrückung + ASGORE / Undertale
1:55:21 - ??? / Host's Choice

Bonus Background Tracks
0:02:56 - Picturesque Landscape / Legend of Mana: Promise
0:07:06 - Ishgard ~ The Pillars (Day) (official name unknown) / Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV
0:31:29 - Your Love Is A Drug / VA-11 HALL-A - Second Round
0:18:56 - Through the Canyon Road / The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
0:42:19 - In the Final (from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story) / Mario & Luigi RPG Sound Selection
1:10:52 - From the Ashes / Before the Fall: Final Fantasy XIV
1:14:20 - Reflection / Sakura Fantasy
1:41:50 - Shiro no Tairiku / Xenoblade Chronicles X
1:45:02 - Bonetrousle / Undertale
1:46:00 - Reunited / Undertale
1:49:14 - Turnabout Sisters (from "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney") [feat. LBAceAttorney] / Multiplayer II: Co-Op
1:52:41 - Not Alone (Final Fantasy IX) / Distant Worlds III: more music from FINAL FANTASY




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