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About VGM Decibel

VGM Decibel is a bi-monthly online podcast about video game music. The first show will concentrate on new releases and upcoming events, while the second show will focus on the past releases, with interviews and a special segment discussing the major game music releases of 20 years ago. In addition to these regular features, there will also be a Doujin Profile segment, highlighting a doujin artist and featuring some of their works. Each show will also have a request section as well as a Q&A segment.

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Audi "Akumu" hails from Norway and is one of the world's most knowledgeable experts on music in the doujin and remix scenes. Since an early age, he has collected video game music, but he has also traveled the world meeting many composers and remixers, acquiring a collection of interesting stories in the process.

Carl Larson is from America and has been an avid collector of Japanese game music for over a decade, searching out obscure albums from the past as well as enjoying current hits. With respect for early record labels like GMO and Scitron, his interest in the business side of soundtrack publishing and artist marketing inspires his visits to Tokyo in hopes of establishing future game music collaborations.

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Episode #011: Vinyl Extravaganza 1

posted by Carl Feb 7, 2010 04:41 PM (11 comments)

Vinyl records are back in favor and "retro cool" again, so I'm sharing some of my own VGM vinyls on this month's podcast. Some are exclusive to the turntable format and didn't get CD or cassette releases, while albums from the G.M.O. label got the full treatment on all 3 formats.

This is part 1 of a 3 episode series, showcasing the very earliest game sound appearances up until 1986, when game music as a genre started to really take off, with new vinyls appearing every month (and sometimes just days apart!)

I picked some of these up from Yahoo Japan Auctions a few years ago, and as with any collecting hobby, there's always a few more early & obscure ones floating around that have yet to be captured.

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