Derek Heemsbergen
Rhythm Encounter 11 - Pumpkin Spice
The seasonal spice that's spooky and nice.
10.27.13 - 6:33 PM

We hope you enjoyed the fun, chatty atmosphere of our last episode, because this one's going to take you to some darker places. Episode 11: Pumpkin Spice is a celebration of all things October, from happier melodies to frightful pieces that are perfect material for your upcoming Halloween party playlist. Stephen and I were joined once again by Managing Editor Kyle E. Miller, whose love of both Autumn and the macabre make him the perfect guest.

Of special note is a special arrangement of the Rhythm Encounter theme music, making its debut in this episode courtesy of Sean Schafianski (@VGMRemastered on Twitter). We recently reviewed his Final Fantasy VII Remaster Tracks Vol. 1 album, and we've got more coverage of his music coming soon. Thanks for making us sound great, Sean!

As always, we welcome any feedback you may have, including topic suggestions, track requests, or ideas for how we can improve. (We also love fanmail! Hint hint.) You can reach either Stephen or me directly through our email addresses on the podcast page.

Rhythm Encounter Episode 11: Pumpkin Spice

It's in your coffee, it's in your candles, and now it's in your favorite RPG music podcast. Pumpkin Spice is the flavor of the season, and we decided to pay tribute to the months of orange and gold by featuring some of the best music to accompany your autumnal adventures. Our picks range from warm and welcoming to cold and foreboding, making this episode wonderfully evocative for those cool October nights. Oh, and we apologize in advance for the nightmare fuel near the end of the episode…. or do we? (Special thanks to Sean Schafianski for his chilling arrangement of the Rhythm Encounter theme music, making its debut in this episode!)

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Derek Heemsbergen, Kyle E. Miller

1 - Virage Embryo / The Legend of Dragoon
2 - Mabe Village / MeowMeow & BowWow
3 - Chocobo Returns (from Lightning Returns) / Compi de Chocobo
4 - Desolate World / Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 2
5 - Morning Fog in the Village / Tsugunai: Atonement
6 - A Watering Hole in the Harbor / The Witcher 2
7 - The Golden Grove / Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
8 - Land of the Spirits / Shadow Hearts: From the New World
9 - Limsa Lominsa Field 04 / Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
10 - Large Map ~ Last Area / Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
11 - Good King Moggle Mog XII / Final Fantasy XIV
12 - Pokéwood: Theme of Horror / Pokémon Black/White 2
13 - The Dark Forest / King's Quest V
14 - Destiny's Stage / Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
15 - Requiem for the Gods / Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
16 - Last Day / The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
17 - Albedo / Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
18 - Night of the Dark Dream / Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep -Final Mix-
19 - Missing Perspective / Parasite Eve
20 - Mortuary / Planescape: Torment
21 - Escape From UB - For The 3rd Birthday / The 3rd Birthday
22 - Souls of Fire / Dark Souls
23 - Who Am I? / Final Fantasy VII
24 - Disturbed and Twisted / Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
25 - Final Battle / Earthbound
26- ??? / Guest's Choice