Time for another Sunday morning dose of random songs that I’ve been listening to this past week! Welcome to Sunday Serenade — now let’s crank the jams up with…
“The Extreme” from FFVIII — True story, this came up on my playlist right when I was fighting a rather epic boss battle in FFXIV. Worked pretty well for that setting, too. It’s one of the better Final Fantasy boss themes.
“Theme” from Moorhuhn 2 — Because what techno really needs is a lot of chicken clucks. Superb.
“Biotope” from Zero Escape — Mello synth trance… really relaxing while giving just enough energy and beat to make me want to get up and get moving.
“Wild West” from TimeSplitters 2 — This one starts with a tense high noon standoff… and eventually transforms into a powerful action riff that’s steeped in all of the best western musical tropes. Shockingly good stuff.
“Village” from Monster Girl Quest — Upbeat village tune plus natural-sounding acoustic guitar equals a win in my book.
“Western Village” from Ape Escape 3 — Goofy, light-hearted track hits a lot of those western musical tropes. It’s also a total earworm, so beware before you listen to it!
“Rome” from Asterix (Gameboy) — This tune represents exactly why the Gameboy sound is so beloved. It’s unique and… gutteral. It’s just terrific.