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Rhythm Encounter 100 – Return of the Kings

Rhythm Encounter 100 Return of the Kings

Rhythm Encounter launched its first episode in February 2013. Nearly ten years later and after some changes in leadership and a multi-year break, we have hit a milestone with our 100th episode! We decided early last year that we wanted to celebrate this occasion by inviting back our show’s founders, Stephen Meyerink and Derek Heemsbergen. Their love of music birthed a (wow, this is getting weird, but…) podcast to celebrate RPG music, and we carry on to this day based on their vision.

Since leaving RPGFan, Stephen and Derek have excelled in their careers in localization, but still love RPG music. For this special episode, our guests and I (Mike) each chose three songs from 2022 releases we loved. This episode was a blast to record, as we talk about what Stephen and Derek have been doing post-RPGFan, the origins of Rhythm Encounter, and some thoughts about where the show may go in the future.

Also, we have a ton of awesome music to listen to and discuss!

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Stephen Meyerink, Derek Heemsbergen; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode

Track List

0:27:56 – Fons Sapientiae (Eddie Marianukroh) – Chained Echoes OST
0:31:22 – Little Blue (Grant Graham) – Ghost Song OST
0:33:49 – First Skirmish / Open the Shard! (Falcom Sound Team jdk) – The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki OST
1:03:02 – The Dardala Company (mentioned as “ScalCap’s Theme” in the show) (ACE (TOMOri Kudo, CHiCO)) – Atelier Online: Alchemist of Bressisle OST
1:07:20 – Battle 01 (Go Shiina) – Tales of Luminaria OST
1:10:34 – Triplet after Triplet (Hidenori Shoji) – Yakuza: Like a Dragon OST
1:34:41 – Heroic Struggle (Yoko Shimomura; Arr: Noriyuki Kamikura) – LIVE A LIVE HD-2D Remake OST
1:41:21 – In the Balance (Masayoshi Soken) – Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV
1:45:46 Moebius Battle M (All parts) (Yasunori Mitsuda (PROCYON STUDIO), ACE (TOMOri Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu, Manami Kiyota, Mariam Abounnasr (PROCYON STUDIO), Yutaka Kunigo) – Xenoblade Chronicles 3
2:30:41 – Derek’s Bonus Track!

Album Links

Atelier Online: Alchemist of Bressisle OST

Chained Echoes Original Game Soundtrack

Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV EP

Ghost Song (Original Game Soundtrack)

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki Original Soundtrack

LIVE A LIVE HD-2D Remake Original Soundtrack

Tales of Luminaria Original Soundtrack

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 OST

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Original Soundtrack

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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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