17. Discussion – PaRappa the Rapper/Vib-Ribbon (NanaOn-Sha)

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On this episode of lo-fidelity, Jeff and Mike discuss the innovations of video games PaRappa the Rapper (1996) and Vib-Ribbon (1999) from Japanese game development company NanaOn-Sha. Created and helmed by musician Masaya Matsuura, NanaOn-Sha pioneered the modern era of the rhythm music game by releasing one of the most popular games of the Playstation era, and a cult classic passionately beloved by fans for decades.

Anatomy of a Track YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqK63mE3ijJQiPQlFIPMtw

PSY • S – Lemon No Yuuki (on Soundcloud): https://soundcloud.com/kenshiromaster22/psy-s-lemon-no-yuuki-ostto-y

Masaya Matsuura’s profile on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/masaya-matsuura

PaRappa The Rapper: The Complete History – SGR (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXTzXJRw_s4

Masaya Matsuura samples on Whosampled.com: https://www.whosampled.com/Masaya-Matsuura/

PaRappa Illustrator Rodney Greenblat’s website: http://whimsyload.com

Interview with Masaya Matsuura, Gabin Itou, and Ryu Watabe: http://shmuplations.com/parappa/

Vib-Ribbon: The Complete History – SGR (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygoNXcJsGE4

Vib Ribbon Press Kit – full disc contents! (Ribbon Black): http://www.ribbonblack.com/2019/06/vib-ribbon-press-kit-full-disc-contents.html

Climax 9 – RAPsody (Vocals II) from Masterbits: https://www.masterbits.de/cli1_e.htm#RAP

Vib-Ribbon at MOMA: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/162460?sov_referrer=artist&artist_id=42186&page=1

Laugh and Peace’s CDJapan search results: https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/person/14813?s_ssid=e438c45f065cb26bc4

The Vib-Ribbon vinyl release from Minimum Records: https://www.minimumrecords.net/shop/vib-ribbon

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