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Rhythm Encounter 101 – Recent RPG Music 101

Rhythm Encounter 101 Recent RPG Music

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Rhythm broadcast to bring you some exciting new music that is worth listening to with some urgency! While the transportation episode is making its journey here and the Xeno episode is leveling up to handle its high-level composers effectively, we decided to bring a selection of music that’s come out over the past year, with an emphasis on more recent releases in the last few months. We’re covering a wide range of game types/series, and more than one series may be making its Rhythm debut. I’ll stop trying to make WRPG Radio happen, though…as important as public radio is and however tempting the semi-ironic station name is for a site that primarily covers JRPGs. Please enjoy!

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode


0:06:28 – Frog’s Theme Jazz Arrangement (Yasunori Mitsuda, arr. by Ryu Kawamura) – Square Enix Jazz -Chrono Trigger-
0:10:41 – Character Theme Sample Medley (Yasunori Nishiki) – Octopath Traveler II OST
0:27:28 – Shadow Hunter (Robert Holmes, arr. Troels Pleimert) – Gabriel Knight: Synths of the Father
0:35:51 – Song of Storms and Flame (Koji Kondo, arr. by ROZEN) – Shadows of Hyrule
0:49:43 – Nemea Town (Day) (Go Shiina) – Harvestella OST
0:52:57 – Freya’s Theme (Nobuo Uematsu, arr. by Super Guitar Bros.) – Gentle Video Game Guitar Covers For Relaxation
1:13:23 – Hilary’s Bonus Track!

Album Links

GABRIEL KNIGHT: Synths of the Fathers

Gentle Video Game Guitar Covers For Relaxation

Harvestella Original Soundtrack

Octopath Traveler II Original Soundtrack

Shadows of Hyrule


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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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