7/24/2022

Episode 37



This time we really went all in. Not just did the Kaptain massively increase his mic-game, no, I also treated parts of the recording to a full Auphonic spa which means that it sounds even better. But here comes the real kicker: I took the 1:40h original file and tried to smash every "erm" and to delete every false start and word-repetition I could find. I also hardcore erased some of the stuff we said cause it was really not saying a lot. This took me close to fifteen hours of additional work and I was only able to do it because I'm on holiday. The crazy thing is: there are still a lot of "erms" and other useless sounds in there! But it's easily 75% less than in the original file. The main part of the show (without the outtakes) is now only 1 hour and 18 minutes long. This means 22 minutes of "erms" less than usual! This is probably the greatest sounding episode I ever produced! I also finally mixed it down to mono cause I know how some of you like to just put one bud in for the sneaky micro-escape from reality during "quality time" with your "family" (You know that we are your real family. We'll always be there for you.) Anyways, the Kaptain brings the score to the 1976 animated feature film Les Douze travaux d'Astérix written by Gérard Calvi while I present Koichi Sugiyama's score to the 1990 Almanic SNES game E.V.O. Search for Eden (arranged by Motoaki Takenouchi).

If you want to support us you can always write a comment here. This would be highly appreciated. We're still on Facebook is what I hear. Definitely none of the other platforms. So if you found us, congrats. You're a connaisseur! If you want me to remaster and re-upload the first 10 episodes you can also write a comment or reach us by sending an email to brokenchairscores@justemail.net. If you're interested in a more relaxed podcast about mostly city building game soundtracks for the PC (think Anno, Settlers, Tycoons from the 90's and onwards) then check out Aufbaumusik.

Enjoy!

5/29/2022

Episode 36



Good news and bad news. Good news first: We tried Zencastr so the audio should be better. Bad news: The audio is worse because one of the microphones was crapping out and I didn't hear the clicking sounds during recording. So sorry for that. This podcast is still in its infancy so we are naturally struggling with the technicalities. It can only get better. Anyways, the Captain brings the score to the 1993 Capcom SNES game Mega Man X written by Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara and Toshihiko Horiyama. Great legacy stuff all around. I myself present James Newton Howard's score to the 2014 Disney movie Maleficent.

If you want to support us you can always write a comment here. This would be highly appreciated. Maybe we're still on Facebook but I'm not sure about that. Definitely none of the other platforms. So if you found us, congrats. You're a connaisseur! If you want me to remaster and re-upload the first 10 episodes you can also write a comment or reach us by sending an email to brokenchairscores@justemail.net. If you're interested in a more relaxed podcast about mostly city building game soundtracks for the PC (think Anno, Settlers, Tycoons from the 90's and onwards) then check out Aufbaumusik.

Enjoy!

12/03/2021

Episode 35 - Special: One Hit Wonders and Remixes

Episode 35 means "One Hit Wonders and Remixes" with a definition of "one hit wonders" that might deviate a little from your run-off-the-mill definition used by radio DJs. If you're new here, don't worry. You'll get a proper definition during the show. If you're a BCS hardcore addict / poweruser you already know the drill.

We present 10 tracks from various ages, media, and styles. Also there seems to be a bit of a problem with K's audio, I'm sorry for that. As soon as that first big wave of patreon money hits me I'll invest in a setup that goes above the potatoe status it currently is locked in.

This is also the one with Boris Fueller!

Enjoy.

6/20/2021

Episode 34



So we ran into some audio issues after half an hour. I had to delete some minutes of the original recording but it's not like there was a lot of crucial stuff going on in those minutes anyways. In one case I had to include some sentences during editing, you'll hear it.

My clothes are nothing to write home about but the dude from my game (Samorost 3, Tomáš Dvořák aka Floex, Amanita Design, 2016) is going full hipster wearing a white onesie with a bobble cap. Tripple K delivers, as usual, wearing a shirt with a fake GameBoy printed on the breast pocket, the connection of which to his selection (the 1978 Zombie classic Dawn of the Dead by George A. Romero with a soundtrack by the band Goblin and some creative choices done by Dario Argento for the release in Europe) didn't yet become clear to me.

No bonus outtakes this time since I drank a little less and thus messed less with the buttons.

Enjoy!

1/23/2021

Episode 33



Yeah, so we're still not in the same studio. But! I basically passed my advanced sound engineering degree by hardcore figuring out how to hock up all the devices necessary and the result is alright. Is it great? Maybe not. But hey, this is the beginning of 2021 and our threshold for calling things "good enough" is pretty low.

Anyways, while I'm wearing black and other dark shades to stress the general artsiness of my score (Philipp Glass, Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio, 1983/1998), the Kaptain donned his classic Castlevania attire to perfectly accompany his Ryuji Sasai and Yasuhiro Kawakami score for the Square game Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (aka. Mystic Quest Legend) from 1992 for the SNES.

As a bonus there are outtakes at the end because I messed up severely during the transitions from one track to the next. Warning: The outtakes contain heavy German swearing.

Enjoy!

12/19/2020

Episode 9 - 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:

Broken Chair Scores Episode 9 can be called a classic episode. We got all the main ingredients in there: Cleaning up the mess that we left unanswered in Episode 8. Talking way too long about the upcoming anniversary Episode 10. One film soundtrack. One game soundtrack. This time it's the soundtrack to the "Commandos" games written by Mateo Pascual as well as the soundtrack to the Tykwer/Wachowsky Film "Cloud Atlas" written by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil.


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!