Re-VGM – Episode 75: Keiichi Suzuki (Masters of VGM)

Two composers done, and two left to go, for Masters of VGM.

This week, we’re taking a dive into the Mother series (Earthbound outside of Japan) and featuring Keiichi Suzuki, the composer for the series who worked with Hirokazu Tanaka (aka “Chip Tanaka” or “Hip Tanaka”. Suzuki is purely a musician, having been in several bands and releasing albums with Moonriders and The Beatniks (with Yukihiro Takahashi of Yellow Magic Orchestra), but he was helped by Tanaka-san’s programming ability, translating notes into bits and bytes. While the series itself is very much niche, the tracks are memorable for those who played it; even one of the tracks popped up in certain memes.

Hope you’re enjoying this and other episodes during the month of June. Also be sure to check out other podcasts participating in the event at their website.

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