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50 - Hazem Hawash and Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
Jul 29, 2017 • 40 min
Many years later after a very successful Kickstarter campaign, Enigami brings to life Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, a magical world of vivid sceneries and wonderful, alluring music. Creator and composer, Hazem Hawash, alongside his dedicated team, pored…
49 - Mustin and Psychokinetic
Jul 7, 2017 • 41 min
It’s safe to say that EarthBound has a lot of fans, and that includes us at RPG…Fan. Bad jokes aside, where there are fans, there’s often a demand for quality arrangements of classic RPG music. Mustin, of Mustin Enterprises (formerly OneUp Studios), and a…
48 - Braxton Burks on Johto Legends
Jun 2, 2017 • 33 min
Are you a Pokemon fan? Have you always wanted to hear an orchestral arrangement of the music from Pokemon Gold and Silver? Well, you’re in luck, because such an album is currently in the works, courtesy of Materia Collective! Join Marcos as he chats with…
47 - Interlude: Persona 5
Apr 2, 2017 • 37 min
Our third interlude is all about the music of Persona 5! With the long-awaited RPG just around the corner, we thought it would be a special treat to share some selections from the amazing soundtrack this time around. So grab your masks and get ready to…
46 - Music of the Year 2016: Final Movement
Feb 28, 2017 • 94 min
The final movement of Rhythm Encounter’s Music of the Year 2016 extravaganza is upon us. In true MOTY tradition, that means this episode is where we, your hosts, get to share with you some of our favorite music from the past year. We’ve got music from big…
45 - Music of the Year 2016: Second Movement
Feb 27, 2017 • 73 min
If you’re looking for more Music of the Year goodness, look no further than our second exceptional movement on Rhythm Encounter. On this episode, two longtime friends of the show, Michael Cunningham from RPGamer and Don Kotowski from Video Game Music…
44 - Music of the Year 2016: First Movement
Feb 25, 2017 • 81 min
What’s that in the sky? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Music of the Year 2016 on Rhythm Encounter! This year we’ve trimmed the fat a little to make each of our three MOTY podcasts a little easier to digest. Our first episode kicks things off with a…
43 - Interlude: Deus Ex, Final Fantasy, Atelier, and Pokémon
Jan 20, 2017 • 37 min
In our second interlude, we check out music from the latest Deus Ex, the cutest little Final Fantasy out there, and the most recent entries in the venerable Atelier and Pokemon series. Join us for a short and sweet look at some excellent, recently…
42 - Evil Etudes
Dec 30, 2016 • 103 min
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, an RPG just isn’t the same without a good villain. And every good villain needs a good theme song. On this episode of Rhythm Encounter, we explore some choice themes for evil empires and the bad guys who run them. Take a walk on the…
41 - Interlude: Falcom, Sakuraba, Final Fantasy Greats
Nov 20, 2016 • 35 min
In our very first Interlude, we test the waters with music from Falcom, Motoi Sakuraba, and a bevy of Final Fantasy greats. Join us as we discuss these recent releases in our new Interlude format! Check out the full tracklist with links to reviews/places…
40 - Back to School
Nov 6, 2016 • 110 min
A new school year is upon us, and it brings with it countless hours of reading, classwork, and exams. But never fear! Rhythm Encounter is here with a collection of music perfect for the new scholastic year. Whether it’s soothing music to listen to while…
39 - Interview: Materia Collective on Hero of Time
Oct 28, 2016 • 26 min
The amazing group of musicians known as Materia Collective are working on a new orchestral album featuring music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Rhythm Encounter has the exclusive scoop! Join Marcos as he chats with Eric Buchholz and…
38 - Strange Wilderness
Oct 1, 2016 • 102 min
World maps have changed a lot over the last few decades. The overworld is now something of a rarity and players are much more likely to explore a game through a series of connected fields than to have the traditional world map experience. The spirit…
37 - Foliage Ocean in St. Louis
Aug 25, 2016 • 127 min
Forests are an interesting mainstay in RPGs today. So many games have them and there are so many different types. The music accompanying these locales is just as varied, giving us bright, happy forests; dark and sinister jungles; and mystical yet…
36 - Bends of Time
May 1, 2016 • 108 min
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…
35 - Music of the Year 2015 - Final Movement
Feb 17, 2016 • 121 min
It’s our Music of the Year finale on Rhythm Encounter, which means it’s time for your intrepid hosts to share their favorite music from 2015. We’ve got picks from some of the biggest games of the year, as well as indie gems and new arrangements of some…
34 - Music of the Year 2015 - Second Movement
Feb 15, 2016 • 132 min
Every year, we invite some special guests from outside RPGFan to join us for Music of the Year. For 2015, we’ve dedicated an entire episode just for them. Welcome back friends of the show Jayson Napolitano (Scarlet Moon Productions), Michael Cunningham…
33 - Music of the Year 2015 - First Movement
Feb 14, 2016 • 101 min
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. It’s Music of the Year again on Rhythm Encounter, and in keeping with tradition, we have a trio of episodes chock full of guests and awesome tunes from 2015. Starting things out with a bang are…
32 - Terminus Est
Dec 30, 2015 • 192 min
It’s been a long road, but Rhythm Encounter has finally reached the final boss in our miniseries on battle themes! The regular crew is joined by the awesome and social media savvy Stephanie Sybydlo as we listen to some choice music while saving the world…
31 - Those Who Fight Further
Nov 4, 2015 • 119 min
The Rhythm Encounter crew are taking on big, bad bosses in our second of three episodes devoted to battle themes. Stephen lets the SNES live again with some lesser known picks, Caitlin has an uncontrollable love for crazy piano and strings, and Mike…
30 - Those Who Fight
Oct 17, 2015 • 81 min
Rhythm Encounter presents a trio of episodes devoted to battle music and we’re kicking things off with regular battle themes! We’ve got some things old and some things new, some things well known and others more obscure. So join us for an hour or two of…
29 - Casual Fundays
Oct 10, 2015 • 75 min
While Stephen gets settled in Japan, Caitlin and Mike are joined by the always awesome Marcos Gaspar to present a special, express episode of casual themes. Whether it’s chilling in outer space, grabbing a pint at the local tavern, or chatting with a…
28 - Quack Pack: An Interview with HyperDuck SoundWorks
Jun 9, 2015 • 48 min
Following in the hallowed footsteps of other awesome shows about ducks, Rhythm Encounter brings you its first interview podcast of 2015 with a discussion featuring the talented Irish composer duo HyperDuck SoundWorks. Chris Geehan and Dan Byrne-McCullough…
27 - Planes, Trains, and Chocobos
May 16, 2015 • 96 min
After a well-deserved break following our Music of the Year mega feature, Rhythm Encounter is back! This time we’re talking about travel themes, from airships to giant mechs to all-powerful gods. Stephen flexes his music muscles with some classic ship…
26 - Music of the Year 2014 - Final Movement
Apr 5, 2015 • 276 min
The grand finale of our Music of the Year podcast extravaganza features music selected by your intrepid Rhythm Encounter hosts and tunes requested by you, our faithful and awesome listeners. There’s truly something for everyone here, with music from the…
25 - Music of the Year 2014 - Second Movement
Apr 2, 2015 • 285 min
Music of the Year 2014 continues on Rhythm Encounter with even more guests and, you guessed it, more music! We thought about simply playing the rest of Dragon Age: Inquisition and Persona Q and calling it a night, but ended up throwing in some Square Enix…
24 - Music of the Year 2014 - First Movement
Mar 30, 2015 • 285 min
We may be well into 2015, but on Rhythm Encounter it’s never too late to talk about our favorite music from the past year. We’ve got a full party of hosts and special guests, and so much awesome music to discuss that we couldn’t fit it into just one…
23 - Winter Warmer
Feb 13, 2015 • 115 min
Rhythm Encounter rings in the new year with an episode of chill tunes to warm up with. Stephen’s got Etrian Odyssey (or at least series composer Yuzo Koshiro) on the brain, Caitlin rebels with a few unconventional picks, and Mike serves up some classic…
22 - String Quartet: An Interview with Taylor Davis
Dec 10, 2014 • 51 min
Surprise, podcast listeners! Bet you thought we were done with interviews for the year. Well, Mike still needed to get his fanboy on, so we got a hold of one of his favorite musicians, the talented violinist Taylor Davis. Tune in as we find out how Taylor…
21 - Theme Park
Nov 24, 2014 • 112 min
It’s all about characters on this episode of Rhythm Encounter, and I’m not just talking about our colorful cast of charismatic hosts. Join us as we discuss some of our favorite character themes from RPGs both well-known and not-so-well-known. Featuring…
20 - New Beginnings
Oct 9, 2014 • 118 min
We’re shaking things up a little in this episode of Rhythm Encounter with a new host, a (slightly) different approach to recent music, and a lot of “new game” tunes. We search RPGs both new and old, Japanese and Western for some of the finest tracks to…
19 - Schmoozin’ with Schafianski
Aug 22, 2014 • 47 min
I was able to pronounce his name right on the first try. Do I get a special prize? Whether you can say it or not, listener, you’ll still want to tune in to the latest episode of Rhythm Encounter to hear our interview with Sean Schafianski, the talented…
18 - Hometown
Aug 1, 2014 • 109 min
In the spirit of travel, Stephen takes the Rhythm Encounter ship on a trek through some of our most beloved town themes. Listen as the team gets wild with Wild ARMs, toughens up with some Brave Fencer Musashi, grins hard with Grinsia, and commits original…
17 - Inn Vogue
Jul 3, 2014 • 121 min
Don’t just sleep there, let’s get to it. Grab a pillow, there’s nothing to it. The latest and laziest episode of Rhythm Encounter features a bevy of sleepy, gentle, relaxing RPG melodies. We bring you some of our favorite picks across a smattering of…
16 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Chocobos?
May 24, 2014 • 117 min
We’re back! The dystopian future that is 2014 opens (a little late, as always) with our favorite tunes from our favorite science fiction games. We enlisted the aid of veteran RPGFanner John Tucker to seek out some of our favorite spacey, roboty,…
15 - Music of the Year 2013 - Final Movement
Mar 16, 2014 • 123 min
Closing off our coverage of the grand year that was 2013, we turn our ears to the music YOU most wanted to hear. Join the Rhythm Encounter crew (plus two) as we listen to absolutely anything you told us to, even if it wasn’t from 2013! Blue Dragon, Sen no…
14 - Music of the Year 2013 - Second Movement
Mar 13, 2014 • 138 min
The Rhythm Encounter Strikes Back! Music of the Year 2013 continues as Stephen, Derek, and a gaggle (though this time, a different gaggle) of guests as they explore the best tunes that last year had to offer. Rogues leave legacies, Minotaurs smash faces,…
13 - Music of the Year 2013 - First Movement
Mar 10, 2014 • 152 min
You might think it’s a bit late to be talking “best of 2013,” but we believe in doing things with style, and took the time to do just that!. Join Stephen, Derek, and a gaggle of guests as they explore the best tunes that last year had to offer. We had so…
12 - Red-Letter Date
Jan 20, 2014 • 176 min
It’s about time. The Rhythm Encounter crew comes back to the future with editor Mike Salbato and more Back to the Future references than you can shake a flux capacitor at. Gates will open, FATE will be challenged, the Triforce will be protected, and time…
11 - Pumpkin Spice
Oct 27, 2013 • 128 min
It’s in your coffee, it’s in your candles, and now it’s in your favorite RPG music podcast. Pumpkin Spice is the flavor of the season, and we decided to pay tribute to the months of orange and gold by featuring some of the best music to accompany your…
10 - Falcom Tomfoolery
Oct 7, 2013 • 168 min
What, exactly, is a “Vantage Master?” Is there a connection between Zwei!!, Zwei 2, and Nayuta no Kiseki? Why aren’t there any dinosaurs in Dinosaur Resurrection? This episode of Rhythm Encounter features a lengthy discussion surrounding the music and…
9 - Wild Wild West
Aug 21, 2013 • 138 min
When you think “memorable RPG music,” your mind might not wander beyond the Japanese classics many of us hold dear. We’re here to take off those blinders by exposing you to some of our favorite music from Western-developed RPGs. Our selections run the…
8 - An Evening with Aivi
Jul 11, 2013 • 38 min
Today’s special episode mostly certainly won’t make you cry a-more, because it’s an interview with Cryamore/Soul Saga/The Black Box composer Aivi Tran! Stephen and Derek talk music, life, and Corridors of Time with the amiable Aivi, so be sure to check…
7 - Don’t Tease the Octopus!
Jun 28, 2013 • 141 min
Yeeeeowch! After the laid-back atmosphere of our last episode, we crank up the heat and listen to some of our favorite boss themes. We’ve got a great spread of tracks, from SNES favorites to Playstation legends and so much more. The tables have turned as…
6 - Summer Chill
May 26, 2013 • 102 min
Summer’s here (well, almost), and the heat grows more oppressive by the day. What better way to relax than with a bevy of our favorite summery RPG tunes? We visit sun-kissed beaches, bustling port towns, and arid deserts in a musical tour of the hottest…
5 - Ormond Alliance
May 10, 2013 • 107 min
So T.G. Cid, Al-Cid, and Dr. Cid walk into Migelo’s Shop in Rabanastre… wait, no. The fifth episode of your friendly neighborhood music show delves deep into the world of the Ivalice Alliance, featuring Final Fantasy Tactics (and its sequels), Final…
4 - “IDOLA” The Phantasy
Apr 20, 2013 • 90 min
A whole new world / A brand new place I never knew… Wait, that’s Aladdin. Wrong new world. The Phantasy Star lovefest continues with a look at where the series went after leaving the Genesis. Our tracks come from an Online future, the furthest reaches of…
3 - Flights of Phantasy
Mar 25, 2013 • 132 min
Strap on your cyber-boots and pack a telepipe, because we’re taking you on a ride through the early years of the beloved Phantasy Star franchise. Stephen and Derek wax nostalgic with their childhood Phantasy Star memories, while Stephen drops lore-bombs…
1 - Fragile Dreamcast
Feb 25, 2013 • 84 min
The first episode of our new music-centric podcast features a sampling of music from a wide variety of games, from Wadjet Eye’s Primordia to NIS America’s Mugen Souls. Our special topic for this episode’s listening and discussing is “everything…
2 - World Revolution
Feb 25, 2013 • 107 min
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the days of giant people stomping around in disproportionately small worlds, then this episode is for you! Stephen and Derek are joined by the always eloquent Kyle E. Miller to talk classic world map themes. Featuring tunes…