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Rhythm Encounter 34 – Music of the Year 2015 – Second Movement

The Music of the Year train keeps on a-chugging with another special episode of Rhythm Encounter! Up this time is the middle episode in our usual MOTY trilogy — that automatically makes it the best, right? Of course it does, because this is also the episode where we invite some very special guests to join us and chat about their favorite music of 2015. This year, 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 (Video Game Music Online)! 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.

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato, Jayson Napolitano, Michael A. Cunningham, Don Kotowski

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.


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

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

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 – Order Yet Undeciphered – 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 “Pokémon: 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

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Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin joined RPGFan as a podcaster but has since expanded her collection of hats to include reviews, features, and proofreading. When she's not writing for the site, she's saving the people of Eorzea in FFXIV, slaying gods in the Xeno series, and globetrotting across Zemuria in the Trails games. Oh, and petting every sweet cat and good dog she comes across.

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