Category Archives: Offbeat Music Recommendations

A look at some of the folks who have brought the world various great video game melodies.

Offbeat with: Akira Yamaoka

Once again, I find myself talking about horror games. They really are great. One important thing though that lots of horror games have in common is that they really need excellent sound design. You need well done emotional voice acting, … Continue reading

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Offbeat With: Nobuo Uematsu

As we make our way through my offbeats column, we come at last to the person whom I think most people would recognize instantly as a figure in video game music composition: Nobuo Uematsu. This is the man whose music … Continue reading

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Offbeat with: Koji Kondo

In this latest installment of Offbeats, we tackle another one of the giants of video game sound design: Koji Kondo. Seriously, I don’t even need to say, “You’ve probably heard his work in…” If you know anything about video games, … Continue reading

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Offbeat with: Yoko Shimomura

Today, I’m going to try something a bit offbeat and introduce a new column where I recommend 2 songs, preferably from the same artist or group. Now, I’ll admit, I’m ignorant to the technical aspects of many musical numbers out … Continue reading

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