All your favorite VGM podcasters are doing a series called “Masters of VGM”, where we do episodes devoted to our four favorite video game composers. For my first entry into this series, I’m going through the greatest hits (and a few other songs) of my favorite VGM composer, Nobuo Uematsu.
Which composers will join the pantheon of legends known as the Masters of VGM? In June 2022, come join your favorite video game music podcasts (and maybe discover a few new ones), as we determine who is fit to stand among these titans.
Welcome to one of the four episodes in “The Masters of VGM”, an event during the month of June in which participating VGM podcasters get to talk about their love and admiration for certain composers.
This week’s episode will focus on Hitoshi Sakimoto, a composer who started wanting to learn how to make video games and ended up founding a company that composes music and produces sound effects for them. We’ll be playing several songs, from his earliest solo piece to his current work. We’ll also talk about his relationship with Square, a few of the composers he’s worked with, and some of his influences.
So, sit back and enjoy Part One of “The Masters of VGM”.
Matt and Kris join up with various other podcasters for Masters of VGM, a month-long celebration of the very best in video game music composers. This week’s episode is all about Kris’s picks. Two are obvious, and two may be a bit less so. Enjoy!
Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It’s the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.
Oh baby, it’s the Masters of VGM throughout the month of June and of course, the Last Wave is kicking things off with four certified JAM MASTERS of VGM – you know the names, you love the music, if you’ve listened to this show at all, these composers come as no surprise. Plus, we’ve got a special request that just happens to be an honorable mention. Be sure to check out the Masters of VGM website for updates and all the shows participating in this month’s shenanigans. And if you want to dive deeper into Abo and Nishino’s works, subscribe to our Patreon.
A special episode, in conjunction with various other VGM podcasts celebrating the musical achievements of their most loved, respected and influential VGM composers. A hall of fame of composers from the perspective of numerous VGM podcast creators. These four musical masters are the ones that I keep coming back to and these songs are the ones that I connect with their respective creators. It is a very personal list. Please enjoy this very special episode, featuring the music from Masashi Hamauzu, Nobuo Uematsu, Tomohito Nishiura and Yasunori Mitsuda.