Caitlin Argyros
Rhythm Encounter 27 - Foliage Ocean in St. Louis
If a tree falls in a forest and you reload your save, did it really fall?
08.25.16 - 4:55 PM

Fall is just around the corner, which makes this the perfect time for Rhythm Encounter to talk about our favorite forest themes! But be careful! It's a jungle out there and we're not out of the woods until the last track is over. So be sure to make like a tree and get outta here leave your listening device on play until the very end!

Special Note: This is another episode that kind of got away from us, and we most sincerely apologize for the delay. Rest assured, we have multiple new episodes coming down the pipeline, and even plans for some new features to boot! So, as Square Enix would say, "Please look forward to it!"

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Rhythm Encounter Episode 27: Foliage Ocean in St. Louis

Forests are an interesting mainstay in RPGs today. So many games have them and there are so many different types. The music accompanying these locales is just as varied, giving us bright, happy forests; dark and sinister jungles; and mystical yet mysterious woodlands (to name just a few). Join Caitlin, Mike, and returning guest Stephanie Sybydlo as they explore the music of some of the best RPG forests out there! We also discuss some less-than-common musical instruments — the nyckelharpa and uilleann pipes — so it's a learning experience for all!

Featuring: Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato, Stephanie Sybydlo

0:04:30 - Forest of Elrit / Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
0:07:13 - Into the Woods / I Am Setsuna
0:09:50 - "Antipyretic - arrange -" from FINAL FANTASY TACTICS / DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY -Arcade-
0:25:10 - Extensive Forest Green / Ys SEVEN
0:27:16 - Totems of the Grizzlemaw / World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
0:32:53 - Rain in the Dried Up Valley / Atelier Ayesha
0:50:10 - Moogle Woods / Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
0:52:36 - The Venerable Forest / Star Ocean: The Second Story
0:54:00 - Eruyt Village (FINAL FANTASY XII) / The ETHEReal String Project
1:22:12 - Kingdom of Ixa'taka / Eternal Arcadia [Skies of Arcadia]
1:25:10 - Yakou Mori / Xenoblade Chronicles X
1:30:37 - Lost Forest / Legaia Duel Saga
1:55:04 - Makna Woods / Xenoblade Chronicles
2:04:32 - ??? / Guest's Choice

Bonus Background Tracks
0:00:23 - Back Alley in Titania / Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
0:19:58 - Antipyretic / Final Fantasy Tactics
0:23:33 - Antidote / Final Fantasy Tactics
0:48:40 - The Bibliophile's Good-Looking Legs / Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
1:02:48 - The Sacred Haven / Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
1:05:50 - Field of Exper [Expel] / Star Ocean: The Second Story
1:10:08 - Field of Nede / Star Ocean: The Second Story
1:18:43 - And Thus Fate Becomes Cruel for String Orchestra (HEROES OF MANA) / The ETHEReal String Project
1:45:40 - Re:Arr X / Xenoblade Chronicles X
1:59:50 - Makna Woods / Night / Xenoblade Chronicles
2:00:57 - Coming Home / Heavensward: FINAL FANTASY XIV