Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 27 talking about the documentaries Love on the Spectrum and one on Lynyrd Skynyrd, and then responding to messages about school reform, Pink Floyd’s The Wall, leaving social media, the pitfalls of participating in this interconnected society, ASMR, Slaughter to Prevail, happiness, and prolly a buncha other tangents I can’t recall at the moment.
Bluepoint’s remake of Demon’s Souls is a near-perfect visual & audio work of art (aside from any lingering imperfections that they could not overcome such as anything related to the original code). While looks are not everything, the core game of Demon’s Souls that made it a pioneering and revolutionary masterpiece now has matching graphics and sounds. And the sounds! The music and effects are impeccable. The ambience, the “foley” effects such as the footsteps, all of it. I simply love taking a break from the punishing combat to slowly walk through the environments just to enjoy the audio atmosphere and sound effects.
I, as well as many other fans, hope that Bluepoint can work the same kind of magic with Dark Souls, so that all gamers, whether PS, PC or Xbox, whether old or new to the franchise, can enjoy the 2nd masterpiece in the Soulsborne franchise.
Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 25 talking all things anime from the history and its characteristics to the various titles that listeners, viewners and myself love & recommend.
Titles mentioned: Demon Slayer, Spirited Away, A Silent Voice, Bakuman, Fist of the North Star, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Dragon Ball, Heavens Official Blessing, Kengan Ashura, Primal, My Hero Academia, Food Wars, Mod Pyscho 100, Parasyte, Attack On Titan, Naruto, One Piece, Legends of Galactic Heroes, March Comes In Like a Lion, Golden Kamuy, Monster, Princess Mononoke, Whisper of the Heart, Jujutsu Kaisen, Re:Zero Starting Life In Another World, Death Note, Bleach, Yu-Gi-Oh, Battle Angel Alita, Ghost in the Shell, Berserk, Neon Genesis Evangelion, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Galaxy Express 999, When Marnie Was There, Air, Clannad, Beastars, Grave of the Fireflies, Star Blazers 2199, Paprika, Wolf Children, Your Name, Claymore, A Perfect Blue, Steins Gate, Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Kakegurui, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, Castlevania, Yasuke, Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathway, Children of the Sea, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Megalobox, Japan Sinks 2020, Flavors of Youth, Dragon’s Dogma, Cannon Busters, Ajin: Demi Human.
Ephemeral Rift Podcast episode 24 talking Lo-Fi music, its history & characteristics, and all the various styles, artists, musicians, and even those YouTube channel playlists.
Listener & viewner lo-fi recs (some may not necessarily be considered lo-fi): Sleepy Fish, A l e x, Onra, Jar Jar Jr, Deadxbeat, Fades, Green Assassin Dollar, Moow, Bsd.u, Sarcastic Sounds, Nk Music, Mariussax, Nymano, Pandrezz, Philanthrope, Love with a Ghost, Nujabes, Johnny Goth, Delayde, Youngmorpheus, Modest Mouse, Home, Potsu, Mila Coolness, Linearwave, Letskey, Rajstar, Jinsang, LoveSadKid, KhaiDreams, Forest, Flying Lotus, Lausse the Cat, A[way], 90sflav, Wulf Morpheus, Eery, Hippie Sabotage, Prima, Stellardrone, Deep Space and Telomere.
Lo-fi artists & musicians from wikipedia: Lou Barlow, Beat Happening, Beck, Cavetown, The Chills, Clairo, Alastair Galbraith, Girl in Red, Guided by Voices, Jandek, Joji, Chris Knox, R. Stevie Moore, The Microphones, The Mountain Goats, Mononeon, Mxmtoon, Nothing Painted Blue, Ariel Pink, Part Time, Pavement, Pussy Galore, Royal Trux, Sebadoh, Aaron Shanley