Mike Salbato
Rhythm Encounter 17 - New Beginnings
Because that is what it is. A new beginning!
10.09.14 - 12:38 PM

Behold, Rhythm Encounter Episode 17 - it is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius a New Beginning(s)! We have a new-ish selection of hosts discussing this month's topic of new beginnings, introductions, and more. Since you all liked episode 15's guest host Caitlin Argyros as much as we do, you can now look forward to hearing her in every episode, as she joins Stephen in Derek's place. Derek has unfortunately passed.

...on hosting duties for the foreseeable future, as new academic and work-related duties take over his life. He'll be missed, but we must forge ahead. Given the change in hosting duties, we thought a discussion of music that either introduces some of our favorite games, or new chapters in a hero's story, was the perfect topic.

Oh, and I'm in this one too, but don't let that scare you away — there's some great music to be heard in this episode!

Rhythm Encounter Episode 17: New Beginnings

We're shaking things up a little in this episode of Rhythm Encounter with a new host, a (slightly) different approach to recent music, and a lot of "new game" tunes. We search RPGs both new and old, Japanese and Western for some of the finest tracks to start a fifty-hour quest with, from title screens to opening cutscenes to battle music. Stephen has a thing for vocal themes, new host Caitlin Argyros passes the rigorous Rhythm Encounter exam, and show regular Mike Salbato pays homage to the wonderful sounds of the SNES. Join us for a lot of feels, a huge helping of nostalgia, and the chance to hear Stephen rendered speechless (on several occasions) due to awesome music. And do note that we've now included timestamps on every track, for your listening convenience!

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato

3:21 - Beyond the Waves of Time / Divinity: Original Sin
6:10 - This Silence is Mine / Drag-on Dragoon 3
13:09 - The Man with the Machine Gun / Piano Opera Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX
25:44 - A Walk in Andante / Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 ReMIX-
28:22 - Happy Adventure, Delightful Adventure / Super Mario RPG
31:51 - Arthas, My Son (Narrated Version) / World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
34:57 - Ring a Bell / Tales of Vesperia
50:49 - To Zanarkand / Gaming Fantasy
53:54 - Mass Effect Theme / Mass Effect
56:11 - Resistance Line (Full) / Wild ARMS 2nd Ignition
1:10:52 - Neonature / Deus Ex OC ReMix
1:16:42 - Our Departure / Breath of Fire II
1:17:51 - Garden of God / Chrono Cross
1:31:14 - Light and Darkness / Terranigma/Tenchi Sozo
1:35:16 - Exciting Battle / Valkyria Chronicles II
1:38:14 - Series Medley / Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
1:55:55 - ??? / Guest's Choice


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