Month: February 2020

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/23/20)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/23/20)

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 on sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Speaking of the anthropomorphic craze in kids’ cartoons in the ’80s/’90s, how many listeners remember Battle Beasts? I collected them as a young Hammock, as well as M.U.S.C.L.E. in their plastic garbage bins. Of course, my parents sold them in a garage sale when I was off in College World and I will never forgive them for as long as I live (kidding). Biker Mice From Mars wasn’t something I was into but I did enjoy the Cowboys of Moo Mesa.

 
Playlist

Unrequited Love – Takeshi Abo
(Memories Off Duet: 1st & 2nd Stories, Sony PlayStation)

Owl’s Song – Tsukasa Masuko
(Nontan to Issho: Kuru Kuru Puzzle, Game Boy)

Editing a Mii – Koji Kondo
(Mii Maker, Nintendo Wii)

Hunters Guild Lobby Level 3 – Fumio Ito
(Virtua Quest, Sony PlayStation 2)

Data – Unknown
(Air Traffic Chaos, Nintendo DS)

Level 2-1 – Katsuhiro Hayashi
(Hihou Densetsu: Chris no Bouken, PC-Engine CD)

M.I.S.S. Member Confluence Scene – Tsuyoshi Sato
(Bulk Slash, Sega Saturn)

Staff Roll – Hideto Inoue and Nobuyuki Akena
(Biker Mice From Mars, Super Nintendo)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/16/20)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/16/20)

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 on sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Let’s throw a question out there to the listener: if you could name your dream pasture, what would you name it? Mellow Meadows is where all the chill horses hang out on Aqua City Island, eating hay and running in the fields. When I was a little Hammock, I rode a lot of horses…as a bigger Hammock, I don’t ride as many but still enjoy it when given the opportunity. But I do not enjoy taxi cab rides, nor do I want to simulate being a taxi cab driver. BUT THAT’S WHAT THE JAMS ARE FOR!

 
Playlist

The Emotion – Hiroto Saito
(Power Dolls 3, PC)

Ending #3 – Atsushi Fujio and Yasuhiro Ichihashi
(Survival Kids, Game Boy Color)

Aqua Road: East Sea – CODASOUND
(MapleStory, PC)

Gameplay – Unknown
(1500 DS Spirits Vol. 4: Reversi, Nintendo DS)

Let’s Name the Pasture – Manami Matsumae
(Derby Stallion, Sega Saturn)

Unused Song 14 (Sakura) – Koichi Ishibashi, Akiyoshi Saito, Kazuo Oikawa, Hitoshi Nishimura
(Kaite Tukutte Asoberu Dezaemon, Super Famicom)

BGM 89 – Yasuhiro Miura and Kouichi Ishibashi
(Gekioh: Shooting King, Sony PlayStation)

Staff Roll – Unknown
(Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 09: The My Taxi, Sony PlayStation Portable)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/9/20)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/9/20)

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 on sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Someone once asked me, “Hey Hammock, what’s makes a jam a smooth jam?” and I had to think about it for a minute. I had to consider all the possibilities. Because it’s true…a jam can be a jam but still not be a smooth jam. I think it’s the right balance of a good beat, some kind of brass instrument, the guitar shouldn’t be overwhelming, and last but not be least, you should not feel anxious listening to it. Plenty of video game music out there makes me feel anxious but when you pop in a smooth jam, all that anxiety melts away and you’re left with something so special…it’s worth of the Last Wave.

 

Playlist

Yum Cha – Hideki Sakamoto
(428: Shibuya Scramble, Sony PlayStation 4)

Shinjuku – Sizlla Okamura
(SD Keiji: Blader, Famicom)

English is Fun! – Unknown
(EIKEN DS Training, Nintendo DS)

Everyday – Yuki Sugiura
(Spectral Gene, Sony PlayStation 2)

BGM 11 – SOUND HOLIC
(Touge Densetsu: Saisoku Battle, Super Famicom)

Something Worrying – Naoto Ishikawa and Tadayuki Ito
(eye’s ONLY, PC)

Hunch – Ryu Takami
(Kimi Dake ni Ai o…, PC-98)

Ending – Unknown
(Bowling, Sony PlayStation)

Special Request


Smooth City Night – Kent Jolly
(Spore: Galactic Adventures, PC)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/2/20)

KVGM “The Last Wave” (2/2/20)

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 on sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch…the Last Wave.

Another week, another half-hour dose of SMOOTH~! — this time, we visit Fox Junction for a completely chill 90’s-esque jam, we play non-golf golf tracks, hit up that beautiful Bandai WonderSwan, and passive-aggressively explain to our virtual roommate that pantry space is limited. And remember,  love is a beach…sometimes…

 

Playlist

BGM15 – Yuzo Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima, and Ryuji Iuchi
(Fox Junction, Sony PlayStation)

On the Green – Mitsuteru Furukawa
(Mini-Moni: Mika no Happy Morning Chatty, Game Boy Advance)

Recall – ZIZZ STUDIO
(MIND≒0, Sony PlayStation Vita)

Europe – Taku Iwasaki
(Air Management ’96, Sega Saturn)

Love’s A Beach – Juri Goto
(Kiss Yori…Seaside Serenade, WonderSwan)

Hunk Bump Bar – .Haku
(Card City Nights, PC)

Unspoken Words – Yukiko Mitsui
(Roommate Novel: Satou Yuka, Sega Dreamcast)

Staff Roll – Kouji Nakagawa
(Yuu Yuu Hakusho: Tokubetsu-hen, Super Famicom)