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 Post subject: Re: Evocative VGM titles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:04 pm 


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RAGING DECIDE (ESP Ra De) I used to headcanon this to "deicide." Stupid edgy me! MUCH cooler as-is.


You are correct... it is much better w/ the snafu.
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 Post subject: Re: Evocative VGM titles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:08 pm 


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IIRC, one of the very first threads I encountered after finding this forum was discussing that trackname, haha.
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Rise or Fall - Epitomizes mortal and heroic struggle.

Future of Light - A beautifully and also much more optimistically titled rock arrange of the above, from the same doujin group that brought us "Mummy Milk".

A Teary-Eyed Young Swordsman - "Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness." Sweet. In a way, almost emblematic of Falcom's profound spirit of innocence and earnestness. Even when they're just doing 16-bit tier excuse plots, I'll never mash through a cutscene or skip talking to an npc. There's just too much heart in there.
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 Post subject: Re: Evocative VGM titles
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:47 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Evocative VGM titles
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:46 pm 


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I also can't help but find myself dissapointed that Adam didn't find its way here.


And I am ("I am" - geddit?! buwaaa!) raging disgust that we forgot SALAMANDER's immortally fiery portent...
POWER OF ANGER
That's the truly iconic stuff for you! Hides in plain sight - sneaks up in the grass! Image Respect also 2 the absolute impact of:
THUNDERBOLT

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I was about to say Salamander owns GRADIUS in the iconic trackname stakes ("BURN THE WIND" and "SLASH FIGHTER" are daftly cool!). But I just recalled my great fondness for the earlier game's Air Battle BGM - sometimes translated as the touching (and now formidably historic) "The Beginning Of Our Story." It is somewhat moot, as the series' next several tracklists for AC and home alike are friggin stacked with goodies - to the point I'll leave the latter for now, or this post is gonna explode!

Gradius II's comparable esteem gives its own air battle BGM "Tabidachi" ("Departure") a similarly stirring effect, and it packs a fine slate of its own. (re Tabidachi: I wonder if Elemental Master's exceptional - and evocatively titled! - staff roll BGM "Setting Out" can be translated similarly? There's also at least one other "Departure" in Gradius music canon, if I'm remembering right)

BURNING HEAT
A trackname so mightily iconic, it actually knocked some goddamn sense back into me in my wilderness years. Saw it in a compilation and recalled something, somewhere about badass pilots and eternal fires raging in space. Image (and FUCKIN WALLS THAT EAT YOU)

A SHOOTING STAR Granite-jawed gallantry with a title reflecting its scintilla of innocent spacefaring adventure.

A WAY OUT OF THE DIFFICULTY Desperate straits and indomitable resolve, no grizzled AC vet could fail to respond. Also one of those great chunky/concise tracknames ("I'm Fighting To Your Happiness"), and a potent little tune in its own right - a lyrical sugar loop of operatic buildups and heartening surges onward.

THE OLD STONE AGE Along with the dashes of mythic and/or ancient imagery in its Moai and dragons, and good ol' Ancient Astronauts if including Salamander's FC version, this is the sort of trackname that gifts the series a neat shade of antiquity.

FIRE DRAGON Swaggering "sup motherfucker?" trackname for an evilly punchy groove. I love how it comes verving out of nowhere in the midst of the classic Gradius & Salamander boss BGMs, vanishing with its namesake just as suddenly.

Farewell Epitomises the good cheer and optimism the AC series held to, even in later, harsher entries.

MAXIMUM SPEED
No nonsense. Zero nonsense. Absolute unsurpassable velocity.

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So much so, Salamander 2 could only respond (correctly) by jettisoning half the title.

SPEED Downshifting for thumping yet no less relentless propulsion.

Fire Tripper Cool and cute in name and character, emblematic of Konami AC BGM at its tuneful best - diametric opposite of Gradius III's Vulcanic hell gallop.

SENSATION Feels. Image Rushing ever upward with the vertical scroll.

All Is Vanity Repeat offender, so nice I had to put it twice. A sobering verse for all seasons of existential horror and purulent abomination.

Dear Blue Seamlessly hard-edged yet wistful devotional to dear blue marble. Pays Blue's Respects, you might say.

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KING OF KINGS Not an easy game to love, or even like, but Gradius III's largesse and conviction cannot be questioned.

Invitation "You have the privilege of continuing this battle."

Prelude of Legend "From Legend to Myth" - you fuckin wot m8?! Utterly preposterous - magnificent.

Easter Stone Eat a DICK (or even a BIOMECHANICAL GIGER PRICK :shock:), Ridley Scott! This is how you evoke ~Space Jesu~

Try To Star Olde Engrish Charm - a careening, pratfalling swing and miss, just nicking the chin of its target on the way down. DO YOUR BEST YOU HAVE EVER DONE

FIRE SCRAMBLE Down to elementally lethal business, with a track, title and stage epitomising utter deadly pressure.

A Long Time Ago Lukewarm (bwaaa!) on the Star Wars nod, but in-context it's an absolutely adorable trackname for this Easter egg BGM.

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Having spoken of Elemental Master:

Until The End Of The Earth Whether time or distance... SWEAR IN THE NAME OF FATHER (that's another stern killer)

Terror of the Glacier Bleak in composition and scene, evoking icy wilderness and creeping fear, gives me a slight Mountains of Madness vibe altogether!

Ghost Story of Hell Tecno Soft, MD \M/etallions of legend.

Like A Nightmare Where Contra III and Ninja Spirit offer the darkness of the grave, I like to think this game over BGM darkly suggests... DEATH IS NOT THE END Image

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Oh btw thanks PC Engine for Gradius BGM redux - also Tatsujin!

>Far Away Reaching for the stars with derring-do and heavenly PCE tone...
...and in a KONAMIC RETURN SEGUE, going beyond the bounds: Trigon - Far Away Manful oldschool STG opening stage BGMs par excellence. Image
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 Post subject: Re: Evocative VGM titles
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:33 pm 


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BIL wrote:
Whether time or distance... SWEAR IN THE NAME OF FATHER (that's another stern killer)


There's also...!

In the Name of Father (Soul Calibur 1)
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Oh nice - that was actually the song I was thinking of :mrgreen: (as I recalled, it's much closer to the solemn vibe the trackname gives me than DMC's grimdark - also, jeez did Sigfried have a fucked-up backstory with his old man, actually it kicked off in Soul Edge IIRC? very cool arranged soundtrack on the PS1 port, I should revisit :o).

I distinctly remember those onscreen tracknames - don't think I'd encountered the feature before. The eldritch "BRED FROM THE GAP" for Astaroth/Lizardman was another that stuck with me, though I have to admit I can't recall the song itself offhand.
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On that note, more sweeping titles for sweeping tracks in Soul Calibur

The Wind and The Clouds - Soaring...
Recollect Continent - Speaks to remembrance of wilderness and adventure.
Worth Dying For
Bred From The Gap - Eldritch indeed. Track itself carries the intensity of mortal combat and the ghastliness of otherworldly malevolence.
Leaving The World Behind - Ecapism, freedom...
The Duelists
Evil Reborn
Destiny Awaits No One
If There Were Any Other Way...

MOON OF OBLIVION VS MOON OF MIND
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 Post subject: Re: Evocative VGM titles
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:11 am 


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Here's Alpha from Blazeon. Same game also has a song called Infinite World though it's a tad less memorable.
When I remembered this song I immediately had to check if BIL covered it since I knew his tastes. Indeed, he got the game but somehow missed a song called Cursed Destiny. Leaving some for the rest of us, eh?
On similar note here's Speed from Gradius Gaiden. Salamander 2's was already posted. I'd say both songs are equally great. This song also seems to be called 'Fate...' but go figure, both names are up to snuff.
Lastly I'll leave you with The Void of Space. Listen to that intro bit. They nailed it.
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 Post subject: Re: Evocative VGM titles
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:11 am 


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Gradius Gaiden has some of the most bloodening stage names ever, AND consistently catchy yet grand BGMs, but the song titles themselves tend to be pretty prosaic. Like a shameless criminal, I will list both below as if I didn't know better! Image

st1: Beyond The White Storm (BGM: "Snowfield") Fuck me, what a hook to kick things off! Image SCIENCE-FANTASTICAL SPACE DOGFIGHTING ADVENTURE is afoot! Stage name is my favourite snowy STG sobriquet outside of Strikers II's unassailably rugged... BATTLE OF EXTREME NORTH Image

st2: REQUIEM FOR REVENGERS (BGM: "Cemetery") In name and composition alike, just the right balance of "sup motherfuckers, its ya boy BIGCORE mk2, I AINT DEAD YET" sass and sepulchral foreboding! Even the zako in this stage look all fucked up / recently dug up!

st8: FORMIDABLE GUARDIANS (BGM: "Boss Rush 1") ala Gradius II's "A Way Out Of The Difficulty," a short but inexhaustibly catchy and irresistibly upbeat loop with a title redolent of challenge and determination. Accompanied in-game by the smooth stylings of Harry Mason's VA! ("Have you seen my little girl?" "FORCE FIELD!")

Here they come!
CRUSH ALL OF THEM.

st9: Fate... is probably the most stirring name for the recurring High Speed/Mechanical Fortress endgame ever, but besides the aforementioned Speed, the stage's utterly storming second tune is rather tamely called "Inside Mission / Here's The Source Of The Invaders." I do kinda like the bluntness of the latter half, but it's not the right kinda tune. :o That is, it's a helluva tune with shattering power chords, shimmering synth tone and gleaming anthemic hooks! And the wall hydraulics going "VVVOOOM" as you marvel/curse at Konami not releasing this absolute stunner outside Japan BITD! :shock: EVEN BACK THEN THEY COULD BE SOME REAL FUCKEN PRICKS Image

And yes, Speed is fn' incredible, both the composition and its timing - with the monster hook landing riiight as your ship breaches the outer wall and goes screaming down the drop, with barricades crashing all around and heatseeker-firing bogeys in hot pursuit, before the barrier-smashing midboss rolls up in the background. :cool: ULTIMATE PRESSURE NOT TO FUCK UP Image

PerishedFraud ឵឵ wrote:
When I remembered this song I immediately had to check if BIL covered it since I knew his tastes. Indeed, he got the game but somehow missed a song called Cursed Destiny. Leaving some for the rest of us, eh?


Yes! I know you know rad VGM and rad VGM names! :cool:

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D'aww! I knew about Koshiro's utterly storming Flash! Flash! Flash! from he and Hideya Nagata's BOSCONIAN for X68000 OST. Image But having given the rest of the superb collection a proper look - I never noticed the eminently Konamic opening bouncer is named...

"Little Wave."

Now that's evocation. Image And the Loading BGM is "Good Morning," not uncommon but perhaps another nod? Regardless - ala Koshiro's Slap Fight MD OST and Sakimoto/Iwata's superhumanly mightful Gauntlet for the same platform, Bosconian X68k is not to be dismissed as resume filler! Besides the Falcomic fire of Flash Flash Flash, oldschool SEGA fans will love it too! Image
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Was revisiting the moody dungeon crawl soundtrack of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner's ost (particularly fond of the rockin' boss theme and morosely restrained yet climactic final boss theme) , when the track titles provided by the arrange tracks on the album immediately sent me running for this thread.

OVERTURE ~ SONG OF DEATH
WANDERING IN HELL
DEVIL SCREAM ~ ROAR AT THE DARKNESS
And, Night Dawns...
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Bumped the main forum's STG music thread with the very nice Cyber Brawl OST, which Tecno Soft fans should check out - but them tracknames left me cold! Checking a few pages back reminded me of the good stuff. [Character Name] [Stage Name]? Hell no, how about

STRANGERS IN TIME SPACE
THE SUGGESTION
KILLER LOVE
BLAZED UP
HELLRAISER
TEARS BEGAN GUSHING
WE FOLLOWED THE SUN


NEMESIS 3: THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION got the good stuff! Reflects the slightly more filmic aesthetic and structure the MSX games went for.

Also Guwange's Underworld Cherry Blossoms, appropriately melancholic for a mesmerising heartbreaker of a song.

I always knew Soukyugurentai's mechanistically grooving st2 boss theme as the imposing, affectingly contemplative This Unfathomable Volume. The same album goes with MARS THRUST for the last stage BGM which is certainly multifaceted! Image :cool: The translations I've seen for the later 2011 OST seem bit more prosaic.
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