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Rhythm Encounter 36 – Bends of Time

Caitlin says: 2015 was a very special year for fans of Chrono Trigger and its sequel, Chrono Cross. It was the 20th anniversary for Trigger and the 15th anniversary for Cross (going by the North American releases, anyway). As we at RPGFan are huge fans of the series and its music, we decided we simply must have an episode dedicated to the games and the amazing Yasunori Mitsuda. And we even brought a special guest along for the ride! Check it out below!

Mike says: This episode features a track from Sam Dillard’s Chrono Cinematica, and during the discussion, we ponder if this talented artist will tackle Chrono Cross next. Since this recording, Dillard has posted a teaser video confirming he’s doing exactly that, with a Xenogears/Chrono Cross album in the works. We can’t wait!

We’re a little late in celebrating the 20th and 15th anniversaries of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, but alas, we can’t travel back in time to bring it out sooner…or can we? Kidding aside, the music of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross is special to many RPG fans, and we at Rhythm Encounter are no exception. In addition to music from the original soundtracks, we also have selections from some of the fantastic arrangement albums that were released in celebration of these anniversaries. We also asked RPGFan Editor Emeritus Liz Maas, a fellow Chrono lover, to join us and share some of her favorite music, so there’s a lot to love in this episode!

Note: We had to re-number our episodes several years after publishing. This was originally Episode 26, as reflected in the audio. Don’t worry, you’re not missing anything!

Featuring: Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato, Liz Maas


0:02:21 – Distant Scenery – Read Only Memories
0:04:44 – Camp Approach – Firewatch
0:07:27 – Dance With The Balamb Fish – SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed
0:25:36 – Chrono Trigger, Allegro Con Brio – Chronicles of Time
0:28:56 – Against the Wind – Chrono Cinematica
0:33:12 – Star-Stealing Girl – Chrono Cross
0:52:11 – CHRONO CROSS ~The Scars of Time~ – Chrono Cross
0:54:39 – Eons I – Chronicles of Time
1:00:44 – Schala’s Theme – To Far Away Times: Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Arrange
1:19:50 – G.A.T.O. Must Be Respected – Chronicles of Time
1:22:39 – Epich (Part 3) – Chronicles of Time
1:26:29 – RADICAL DREAMERS ~Le Trésor Interdit~ – Chrono Cross
1:46:49 – ???Chrono Trigger OSV

Bonus Background Tracks
0:00:33 – JESUS CHRIST IT’S A DINOSAUR GET IN THE EPOCH – by DrumUltimA – OverClocked ReMix
0:22:52 – The Successor – SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed
0:44:27 – Yearning Hope – Chrono Cinematica
1:17:20 – Schala’s Theme – Chrono Trigger OSV
1:33:39 – Gato’s Theme – Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 1
1:37:50 – The Summer Sky is Blue – Spectrum of Mana
1:45:03 – Radical Dreamers – Destiny: Dreamer’s ALLIANCE

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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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