Kaze no NOTAM with Hammock – PA126

What does it feel like to soar through the skies in a hot air balloon? Kaze no Notam on the Sony Playstation attempts to answer that question. Released September 1997 by the mid-sized Japanese developer Artdink, Kaze no Notam is an easygoing flight sim in the vein of Pilotwings with some light objectives, although it’s more tech demo than game.

The composer for the game is Ryuuji Nishida who also worked on a number of projects for Artdink like ‘No One Can Stop Mr. Domino’, Zeus II Carnage Heart, A-Train DS, and Sword Art Online: Lost Song. He’s an accomplished composer and has been at Artdink for over 20 years and is currently the head of their sound department.

The game was chosen by friend of the show Brennan aka “Hammock” from his podcast KVGM – The Last Wave, which specializes in delivering breezy jams 30 minutes at a time from his native Aqua City. Hammock takes a break from drinking Arnold Palmtrees at the KVGM studio to bring us this hidden gem of a soundtrack featuring a wide range of relaxing styles of late 90’s electronic sounds, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

If you like what you hear, check out KVGM – The Last Wave on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher, on Twitter at @kvgmradio, or online at kvgmradio.blogspot.com.


Track List:

All tracks composed by Ryuuji Nishida

  • 0:00:00 Opening Demo
  • 0:00:40 Menu
  • 0:12:12 Departure
  • 0:17:36 Customize
  • 0:26:32 Tranquility
  • 0:34:00 Phantom
  • 0:47:44 Task Completed
  • 0:52:07 Task Failed
  • 1:02:00 Nature
  • 1:12:25 Solitude
  • 1:22:19 Staff Roll

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