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.



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.



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.



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!



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.



A Broken Chair Scores Spinoff Project


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:


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.



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.



Episode 25 - Special: One Hit Wonders

This one is very special and dear to my heart since it is the one where Apeshit Andy says Goodbye.
As always in the middle of a season each of us plays a bunch of tracks that fall into either of the following categories:
cover/remix (that's the one that's apparently fairly easy to grasp)
"one hit wonders" (according to my definition).
This one on the other hand seems to be a neverending source of misunderstanding and headache. To reiterate: "what we actually meant by that in the context of this show is this: tracks that are superb on otherwise rubbish or at least boring albums".



Episode 24

Melee Markus is kinda sick so he let Apeshit Andy and Krazy Kaptain Khalid take center stage. This turned out to be a very good idea since both of them are pros. Also, there is a gut-wrenching twist at the end! Listen how the Kaptain brings you the sweet sounds of the score to the Konami game "Super Castlevania IV" for the SNES composed by Masanori Adachi and Taro Kudo. Apeshit on the other hand casually drops a neat score-bomb in the form of Buzz Kulik's "Around the world in 80 days" by Billy Goldenberg.