12/27/2017

Episode 16




We're back and from now on we will be doing the show as a trio. The pattern is kind of complicated but we explain it in annoying detail right at the beginning of the recording. Other than that you will hear our selections from one game and one film score as always.

The game boy (Krazy Kaptain Khalid this time) will present selections from Axelay for the SNES from 1992 which were composed by Taro Kudo and AKI whereas the film buff (Melee Markus) is hitting you with some of the awesome material for the 1988 animation classic Akira composed and performed by the musical collective Geinoh Yamashirogumi.

Enjoy this classic episode of the Broken Chair Scores!

(PS. We are using archive.org for hosting now. Let's see how that goes.)



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9/08/2017

Episode 15 - Special: One Hit Wonders

This is a very special episode. It took us more than a year to prepare it. Well at least that's how long we needed in order to come back together again after a very long hiatus due to the extreme busyness of some of the Broken Chair Scores show hosts.
The topic is One Hit Wonders and what we actually meant by that in the context of this show is this: tracks that are superb on otherwise rubbish or at least boring albums AND that are at least loosely connected to films and games.

I'm happy to announce that one of us took those rules very seriously whereas the other one took one of the rules seriously. Still it was a bunch of fun and I'm not going to spoil any of it by providing you with a tracklist. Instead I'm going to tease you with the fact that we are not alone in the studio this time and that something very special is going to happen at the end of the episode.

Enjoy this unique episode of the Broken Chair Scores!

(PS. We are using soundcloud for hosting now. Let's see how that goes.)



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9/11/2016

Episode 14 - Don't take Troy's bucket!




Welcome to the NEXT GENERATION of Broken Chair Scores. We improved our audio setup and drastically altered our style of presentation. Also, we bring important lifestyle advice in the form of "The tale of Troy's bucket". As usual we present one film soundtrack and one game soundtrack. This time it's the soundtrack to the Microsoft game "Age of Mythology" written by Stephen Rippy and Kevin McMullan as well as the soundtrack to the "Ocean's #" trilogy composed/selected by David Holmes.


currently awaiting resubmission, please bare with us

6/20/2016

Episode 13




Broken Chair Scores Episode 13 aka we messed up. We are very sorry but unfortunately the microfone picked up some sonic interferences from one of the mobile phones which makes the audio quality of this episode even worse than the previous ones. So you might not even be able to listen via headphones because the stupid ziggiziggiziggi-sounds keep stabbing your eardrums. I swear they weren't audible when we recorded this. On the other hand, this episode has no 8 bit legacy scores in it so at least you get some kind of beeps and noises this way. (Making fun of my favorite stuff here. Don't know what's wrong with me.)
Anyway, we got one film soundtrack and one game soundtrack for you. This time it's the soundtrack to the Bethesda game "Wolfenstein - The New Order " written by Michael John Gordon as well as the soundtrack to the original video animation anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team" composed by Kohei Tanaka.


On a side note: Due to some stuff we enter a lengthy summer break situation. So don't await ep 14 too eagerly! (But actually you should. It's gonna be great.)
Enjoy!


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4/22/2016

Episode 12




In Broken Chair Scores episode 12 we dive into contemporary classical music with Michael Nymans Score to the film "A Zed and Two Noughts" by Peter Greenaway which reminds me of my favourite guy from this genre (Philip Glass) and thus already makes this a very special episode for me.
Then we do something even more cool in that we compare two versions of the same soundtrack. We dissect "Akumajou Densetsu" for the Famicom and "Castlevania 3" for the NES respectively (composed by Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto and Yoshinori Sasaki) with the Famicom version using the outstanding VRC6 chip (embedded into the cartridge as an addon to the systems' internal sound hardware!) instead of the NES' rather standard MMC5 chip. We listen to the (not so) subtle differences in the arrangements and have a lot of fun while doing so. And I hope you will have fun listening to it as well!



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3/02/2016

Episode 11




Broken Chair Scores Episode 11 is the first episode recorded in 2016. There was kind of a longish break in between the quiz episode and this one. Thus we take a long time to catch up and talk about all kinds of things. Sorry for the longer duration of the show. But then, if you listen to the show you probably like / can at least stand the discussions and off-topic speculations so you might even enjoy the longer running time. In this episode we talk about the soundtrack to the 2007 IO Interactive game "Hitman Blood Money" written by Jesper Kyd as well as the soundtrack to the 2001 Stephen Sommers film "The Mummy Returns" written by Alan Silvestri.



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2/06/2016

Episode 10 - The Quiz Part 2




Broken Chair Scores Episode 10 is THE QUIZ! We had to split it in two parts because SOMEONE needed to go to the toilet and thus there was a cut in the flow of the show anyway. This is part 2 and again I am not going to mention any of the tracks that are going to be played in the show since this would ruin the quiz-along experience for you! Instead you get the rules of the game that we basically stuck to. The pictures above show our super sophisticated audio setup (notice the 2 laptops and 2 sets of speakers to make sure that there is no cheating) as well as our bulletproof and comprehensible census system.

1. each host can choose from the 18 soundtracks presented so far
2. tracks that can be played are either ones which have already been played as well as others from the same album which sound similar to the stuff presented
3. the other person has to guess at least the album, bonus points can be earned by guessing track title and composer
4. we can chose from the stuff we played as well as from the material the other person played on the show
5. 5 tracks or 20 mins per person as usual BUT keep 2-3 backup tracks in the backpocket in case we choose the same stuff by accident
6. no access to any documents during the show besides THIS list and your tracklist
7. the tracklist may only contain the name of the track and the name of the album but NOT the name of the composer otherwise the bonus points for guessing the composer don’t make any sense


currently awaiting resubmission, please bare with us

2/05/2016

Episode 10 - The Quiz Part 1




Broken Chair Scores Episode 10 is THE QUIZ! We had to split it in two parts because SOMEONE needed to go to the toilet and thus there was a cut in the flow of the show anyway. So this is part 1 and obviously I am not going to mention any of the tracks that are going to be played in the show since this would ruin the quiz-along experience for you! Instead you get the rules of the game that we basically stuck to. The pictures above show our super sophisticated audio setup (notice the 2 laptops and 2 sets of speakers to make sure that there is no cheating) as well as our bulletproof and comprehensible census system.

1. each host can choose from the 18 soundtracks presented so far
2. tracks that can be played are either ones which have already been played as well as others from the same album which sound similar to the stuff presented
3. the other person has to guess at least the album, bonus points can be earned by guessing track title and composer
4. we can chose from the stuff we played as well as from the material the other person played on the show
5. 5 tracks or 20 mins per person as usual BUT keep 2-3 backup tracks in the backpocket in case we choose the same stuff by accident
6. no access to any documents during the show besides THIS list and your tracklist
7. the tracklist may only contain the name of the track and the name of the album but NOT the name of the composer otherwise the bonus points for guessing the composer don’t make any sense


currently awaiting resubmission, please bare with us

1/24/2016

Episode 9




Broken Chair Scores Episode 9 can be called a classic episode. We got all the main ingredients in there: Cleaning up the mess that we left unanswered in Episode 8. Talking way too long about the upcoming anniversary Episode 10. One film soundtrack. One game soundtrack. This time it's the soundtrack to the "Commandos" games written by Mateo Pascual as well as the soundtrack to the Tykwer/Wachowsky Film "Cloud Atlas" written by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil.


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11/07/2015

Episode 8




Broken Chair Scores Episode 8 is only 10 minutes longer than we planned it to be but this way you get two oldschoolers talk browsers, music streaming services and the fact that you can actually buy mp3-files legally. Further (and way more interestingly IMHO ) we review our favorite tracks from one film and one game soundtrack. In this episode we talk about the soundtrack to the 2013 Capcom game "Remember Me" written by Olivier Derivière as well as the soundtrack to the NBC television show "Quantum Leap" written by Mike Post and Velton Ray Bunch.


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