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Rhythm Encounter 51 – The Yasunori Mitsuda Episode

Rhythm Encounter 51 - The Yasunori Mitsuda Episode

Your eyes do not deceive you! After more than three years on hiatus, Rhythm Encounter is back. On top of all of our other recent projects, we knew we wanted to bring back our popular music podcast in 2020, and we are extremely proud to welcome you all to Rhythm Encounter, our podcast that celebrates the music of RPGs. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been patiently waiting, we are happy you’re here!

Launched in 2013, we produced 50 episodes of Rhythm Encounter until its hiatus in 2017. Whether we feature a theme as straightforward as final boss songs, as open as “RPGs with time travel“, or interviews with musicians, each episode features panelists bringing music into the “studio” to share and discuss with one another.

To kick off what is essentially a new season of Rhythm Encounter, I enlisted proofreader and music aficionado Hilary Andreff along with musician Chris Porter to talk about one of our favorite composers, the baddest and coolest around, Yasunori Mitsuda. The result is an episode with an impressive musical range, fun discussion, and some great surprises. Listen to the episode and check out the time-stamped tracklist and related links for each album below, including links to our reviews and places to buy/stream the music.

One thing to note for fans of the show: We know that in the past we rarely kept the show to a schedule, but with a renewed focus and tighter episodes, we will be adhering to a bi-weekly schedule now, so you can enjoy this episode with confidence that the next one will be ready for you later this month! We appreciate your patience, and hope you enjoy listening to Rhythm Encounter as much as we enjoy recording them! It’s good to be back.

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff, Chris Porter; Edited by Mike Salbato


0:03:39 – Coffin Fetish/Blue Castle – Shadow Hearts OST
0:05:27 – Beautiful Day – Armodyne Original Soundtrack
0:17:36 – EPISODE IGNIS – The Main Theme – Final Fantasy XV OST Vol. 2
0:20:02 – To the Top-A New Beginning – Re:volvers8 Original Soundtrack (a.k.a. Revolve8)
0:35:42 – Shadow of the Lowlands – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 OST
0:38:30 – Creid – CREID Yasunori Mitsuda & Millennial Fair
1:02:55 – Bonus Track!

Bonus Background Tracks
0:00:32 – The Day the World Revived / Robo’s Theme – Chrono Orchestra Arrangement Box
0:25:35 – A Lightless Journey – Final Fantasy XV OST Vol. 2
0:54:40 – October Mermaid – CREID Yasunori Mitsuda & Millennial Fair
0:56:48 – Corridors of Time / Schala’s Theme – Chrono Orchestra Arrangement Box

Album Links

Armodyne Original Soundtrack

Final Fantasy XV OST Vol. 2

Re:volvers8 Original Soundtrack

Shadow Hearts OST

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 OST

(Xenogears) CREID Yasunori Mitsuda & Millennial Fair

Chrono Orchestra Arrangement Box

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Mike Salbato

Mike Salbato

Mike has been with RPGFan nearly since its inception, and in that time has worn a surprising number of hats for someone who doesn't own a hatstand. Today he attempts to balance his Creative Director role with his Editor-in-Chief status. Despite the amount of coffee in his veins, he bleeds emerald green.

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