11/04/2020

Episode 10 - The Quiz Part 2 - Remastered!




This is 2020 and due to Corona I'm having some time at my hands so I'm remastering the old episodes. We're talking reinserting all the music taken from proper sources and other minor tweaks to make it better. The original music was just recorded as played in he room from some shitty PC speakers. I went into the master and edited the tracks in properly. The original ep was uploaded in 2016. Here is the original description:

Broken Chair Scores Episode 10 is THE QUIZ! We had to split it in two parts because SOMEONE needed to go to the toilet and thus there was a cut in the flow of the show anyway. This is part 2 and again I am not going to mention any of the tracks that are going to be played in the show since this would ruin the quiz-along experience for you! Instead you get the rules of the game that we basically stuck to. The pictures above show our super sophisticated audio setup (notice the 2 laptops and 2 sets of speakers to make sure that there is no cheating) as well as our bulletproof and comprehensible census system.

1. each host can choose from the 18 soundtracks presented so far
2. tracks that can be played are either ones which have already been played as well as others from the same album which sound similar to the stuff presented
3. the other person has to guess at least the album, bonus points can be earned by guessing track title and composer
4. we can chose from the stuff we played as well as from the material the other person played on the show
5. 5 tracks or 20 mins per person as usual BUT keep 2-3 backup tracks in the backpocket in case we choose the same stuff by accident
6. no access to any documents during the show besides THIS list and your tracklist
7. the tracklist may only contain the name of the track and the name of the album but NOT the name of the composer otherwise the bonus points for guessing the composer don’t make any sense


10/14/2020

Episode 10 - The Quiz Part 1 - Remastered!




This is 2020 and due to Corona I'm having some time at my hands so I'm remastering the old episodes. We're talking reinserting all the music taken from proper sources and other minor tweaks to make it better. The original music was just recorded as played in the room from some shitty PC speakers. I went into the master and edited the tracks in properly. The original ep was uploaded in 2016. Here is the original description: (Beware that the rules of the quiz were still different than in later quiz episodes. The choices were solid though!)

Broken Chair Scores Episode 10 is THE QUIZ! We had to split it in two parts because SOMEONE needed to go to the toilet and thus there was a cut in the flow of the show anyway. So this is part 1 and obviously I am not going to mention any of the tracks that are going to be played in the show since this would ruin the quiz-along experience for you! Instead you get the rules of the game that we basically stuck to. The pictures above show our super sophisticated audio setup (notice the 2 laptops and 2 sets of speakers to make sure that there is no cheating) as well as our bulletproof and comprehensible census system.

1. each host can choose from the 18 soundtracks presented so far
2. tracks that can be played are either ones which have already been played as well as others from the same album which sound similar to the stuff presented
3. the other person has to guess at least the album, bonus points can be earned by guessing track title and composer
4. we can chose from the stuff we played as well as from the material the other person played on the show
5. 5 tracks or 20 mins per person as usual BUT keep 2-3 backup tracks in the backpocket in case we choose the same stuff by accident
6. no access to any documents during the show besides THIS list and your tracklist
7. the tracklist may only contain the name of the track and the name of the album but NOT the name of the composer otherwise the bonus points for guessing the composer don’t make any sense


7/01/2020

Episode 32



I really messed this one up.

Since I was eager to record a show during the pandemic I kind of hurried during the setup phase. Turns out that the voices were recorded properly but the music was a fierce clusterfuck. Thus I had to not just edit in the music for the listening phase but the subdued music in the background as well, which in turn had to be synced up to the fragments that ended up in the recording after all.

Anyway, in this fashion heavy episode one of us dons a rather urban look conveniently fitting the Sim City Soundtrack by Chris Tilton (EA, 2013) as well as the score to the Charlie Chaplin classic City Lights from 1931. The other dude just straight up refused to dress for the occasion. Hoping to be able to record Ep 33 in the same room again and thus raising the dress code bar.

Enjoy!

4/11/2020

Episode 31



In these trying times we need some constant elements that keep us grounded and sane. For some this element is their family or their job. Others might attribute these features to the Broken Chair Scores podcast of video game and movie soundtracks. So keep sane and sanitized and listen to this episode for your monthly dose of mental cleansing.

More than any other episode this one brings you the latest in podcaster fashion since it is important during a crisis like this to hold up the facade of aesthetics and outer appearance. People rely on shit just staying normal and not changing. So although we're doing this one remotely we of course dressed for the occasion.

Hear all about our fashion choices that were more or less directly influenced by our music selections. In this episode we got the soundtrack to the 2011 Cold War spy thriller Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy (directed by Tomas Alfredson) composed by Alberto Iglesias and the soundtrack to the 1993 cyberpunk-fantasy action role-playing video game Shadowrun for the SNES by Beam Software / Data East with music composed by Marshall Parker.

Enjoy!

2/15/2020

Episode 30 - The Quiz



This is our third quiz-episode which also marks the end of season 3. It was a pretty long and tough season 3 since we lost a host. We added new segments to the show (fashion anyone?), got our email address (brokenchairscores@justemail.net) and launched a T-shirt competition (basically, you write a comment and we don't know you? you get a shirt; this only works once though, like for the very first genuine comment which still hasn't happened yet).
Obviously I'm not going to name the scores that we used since you guys probably want to quiz along. The rules have been updated but you're gonna hear all about that during the show.

Enjoy!

12/27/2019

Episode 29



In this episode of our daily fashion insta-story I'm wearing the exact same stuff I was wearing last time but triple K's doing a smooth T from www.redbubble.com (please become a sponsor maybe?) so brace yourselves for the full fashion frenzy. Scorewise the show dons mostly black worn by Edward Scissorhands (written by Danny Elfman for the Tim Burton film from 1990) and steampunky bdsm leather stuff worn by the crew in Wachenroeder, the 1998 Japan only Sega Saturn game with music by Ian McDonald, Takayuki Negishi, Studio PJ (Kennosuke Suemura), T's MUSIC (Satoshi Miyashita, CHAMY) and good old Johann Sebastian Bach.
Also: We launched a contest! The first "real/genuine" (i.e. not by ourselves or our moms) comment on the website wins a free BCS (that is "Broken Chair Scores", not "Better Call Saul", sorry) T-Shirt designed by the Kaptain himself! Like for free, via mail, irl!

Enjoy!

11/22/2019

Episode 28



In this episode of our weekly fashion vlog we're doing mostly checkered stuff and a bunch of Crocs. As a bonus Krazy Kaptain Khalid plays some funky beats from the 1992 ACCLAIM SNES game "Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge" composed by Geoff and Tim Follin. Melee Markus is doing the score to the 1997 Paul Verhoeven classic "Starship Troopers" by Basil Paledouris. Oh btw, we're using a new technique to live mix our stuff so maybe the transitions don't sound as smooth and seamless as they used to BUT you get some awesome live knob-fiddling instead which allows us to comment on stuff while it's running, basically like they do on real podcasts.

Enjoy!

10/31/2019

A Broken Chair Scores Spinoff Project

Hi

I'm abusing the Broken Chair Scores channel to promote a new solo project that I was forced to begin since SOMEone decided to turn his life around and go back to university in a different city. This by no means has to be the end of the BCS but it means that particularly in the beginning of this new phase there might be some delays when it comes to new episodes. Meanwhile I took matters into my own hands and created a spinnoff project that is pretty similar to the BCS albeit with some important changes:

  • the new show presents a bunch of tracks with some commentary in between AND during the songs
  • it's video game music only
  • it's games from a particular genre only (city-builders, management simulations, (real-time) strategy games across all plattforms)
  • the style of the music as well as the commentary is very reduced as opposed to the overly enthusiastic and engaging conversations we tend to have at the BCS (think BCS episode 14 but even smoother))
  • the tracks play back to back and only once each
  • the commentary is in German (which is not really a big deal since it is not a lof of commentary anyways; I try to keep it at a minimum so that even non-German speakers can get the idea, like when I mention composers' names and such things)


So check it out and get your fix even when there is no new BCS material. The first episode features music from "Der Industriegigant" as well as "Anno 1602". I will only use this feed to promote the new show once to maybe bring over some of the "many" BCS listeners. The show is called "Aufbaumusic" (building music) and you can find its dedicated page here: aufbaumusik.blogspot.com

Here is episode 1 of this new show:

9/11/2019

Episode 27




Second upload in one month. Just sayin'.

This episode is basically one big fashion advice column disguised as a podcast on soundtracks. We're talking colours, patterns, the lot. After 26 episodes of ramp-up we are following our true calling and giving fashion advice like your basic insta-bitch. In the background of all the fashion there is some talk about the soundtrack to the 2002 Square video game "Unlimited Saga" for the Playstation 2 composed by Masashi Hamauzu. The Kap brings music from the film "Oldboy" by Park Chan-wook with a soundtrack written by composer Cho Young-wuk. This one came out just the following year, i.e. in 2003.

Enjoy!

8/26/2019

Episode 26




Sooo eventually the Kaptain edited an episode.

It sure is dope.

Let's see, we got Kap bringing "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds", a 2003 video game for PS2, XBOX and GameCube developed by Eurocom Entertainment Software with a soundtrack by Ian Livingstone. On the other hand there is Melee Markus with some tracks from "The Fountain", a 2006 Sci-Fi flick by Darren Aronofsky scored by his go-to guy Clint Mansell.

Oh and just by the way, this is our first real episode without Apeshit Andy. He is missed dearly.

As we said in the episode, if you wanna drop a note on the editing or anything, we'd appreciate it.

Enjoy!