Larry continues to shake off the debilitating disease that caused him to miss MAGFest XI, so Kyle flies solo for one segment before getting joined by Rexy, prolific OC ReMixer and host of the brand new show from our friends at RadioSEGA: SEGA Mixer Drive! Slider also makes her grand return and has a rather saddening announcement regarding her future on NGI. Rexy also calls Kyle’s manhood into question thanks to his affinity for the color purple, and the two recount some of the great acts from MAGFest last week while listening to some great music from Yuzo Koshiro, On Being Human, Armcannon, VikingGuitar, coda, Benjamin Briggs, The OneUps, and more!
Happy Halloween! Open Circuit’s here with some Halloween treats from chiptune musicians Albino Ghost Monkey, virt, Disasterpeace and George and Jonathan, video game rockers VikingGuitar, Stemage and xoc, and some classics from Horror movie score masters Goblin and John Carpenter. As well, we spotlight ‘Hey Lonnie… Get Your Brass Away From There‘, the brand new Halloween-tinged VGM cover album from Minibosses.
Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Open Circuit.
Its 3 3/4 hour mission: To explore strange new music. To seek out new life and new civilizations.
To boldly go where no internet radio show has gone before.
So, yeah. jmr watched 2001: A Space Odyssey last night, which inspired him to scrap all existing plans for this show and do a SPACE (yes, all caps ) themed episode. With the help of the requests of few dedicated listeners the playlist grew to over fifty songs, clocking in at over 3 hours 46 minutes, making this the longest Open Circuit to date!
Legends take center stage this week as NGI features great music from the classic Commodore home computers, while the incredible Chris Huelsbeck (composer of Turrican, Jim Power, ZombieSmash, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Star Trek: Infinite Space, and many more ) joins Kyle and Larry for an extensive interview about working with the Commodore computers, his career, the Huelsbeck tribute concert Symphonic Shades, past and upcoming projects, and much more. Also features music selections from KWED, including Tonka, DHS, Makke, Rune-Bertil’s, Dummy, Moog, and plenty of others!
In NGI’s very first dedicated composer tribute episode, Kyle & Larry (Slider is away this week ) sit down with the man, the myth, the legendary Frank Klepacki, who has been in the video game industry for 20 years, composing for big-name franchises like Command & Conquer and Star Wars. Klepacki gives a ton of insight into his two-decade career, unveils some exclusive news about his next solo project, and more. The guys also check out music spanning Klepacki’s entire career, with samples from some soundtracks that he’s worked on, as well as arrangements from Prince of Darkness, Ryan8bit, and Scott Peeples!
This weekend, Nitro Game Injection will be paying tribute to the world famous Frank Klepacki, legendary composer behind Westwood Studios’ Command & Conquer series, as well a ton of other projects such as Dragon Strike on the NES, classic PC adventure game Legend of Kyrandia, Star Wars: Universe at War, and the upcoming End of Nations. Frank himself sits down with Kyle and Larry for an exclusive interview like only NGI can give, featuring over 80 minutes of insight in his career, starting from the early years at Westwood all the way through his current work at Petroglyph Studios, as well as an exclusive reveal about Frank’s new solo project! Join us as we present the interview live, listen to some of the best music spanning Frank’s career and also check out some excellent arrangements of his work. Miss out at your own peril!
Note: This week’s show is not for the faint of heart. It truly is NSFW. You have been warned.
NGI shifts gears back to it’s normal format and lays on the offensiveness with a vengance. Andreas “SnappleMan” Kotsamanidis joins us this week for an interview the reveals absolutely nothing about his community influence or contributions, but rather more personal information about himself than you ever wanted or needed to know. We also talk hentai games, take a look at the greatest game arrangement album ever, shine the spotlight on upcoming doujin events, and pay our respects to the late Reuben Kee. All this and more on this edition of Nitro Game Injection!