The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our conversation with Mohammed Taher, founder and label head over at Brave Wave. They recently reissued the soundtrack to Street Fighter II on vinyl, while they’re now preparing a big Ninja Gaiden reissue. We talk about the less heralded, yet more ambitious side of their label (composer originals), how one becomes a big video game music fan, along with the label’s relationship with Keiji Yamagishi (Tecmo Bowl, Ninja Gaiden, Captain Tsubasa).
2:15, Beginning of conversation with Mohammed
Connecting with Keiji Yamagishi/Origins of Label
11:10, The World 1-2 blog and more
14:35, “In Flux”
19:49, Dealing with game media
26:35, Appreciating game music
35:50, Stepping into vinyl, “Street Fighter II”
46:42, Organizing a huge video game soundtrack
57:05, “Ninja Gaiden” and Legal Hurdles
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