Hello, Lusipurr fans. My name is The Legendary Zoltan and I am thrilled to be the new Music Director at Lusipurr.com. I have been listening to The Starlight Megaphone for less than a year, I think, and I have enjoyed it so much that I even went back and listened to all the Megaphones Ahoy! Podcast episodes. They are hilarious and highly recommended, if you like chaos.
I have been into games since the Atari 2600. When I was a kid, I saved my weekly three-dollar allowance for sixty-seven weeks and was able to buy myself a Super Nintendo for my twelfth birthday. I beat Super Mario World in three days and was quite proud of myself. In high school, I was introduced to Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger and loved them both. I was also getting into anime and playing video game music on my newly-acquired guitar at this time. But what really turned me into the otaku I am today was a little game called Xenogears. The music, the mecha, and the masterfully written story blew my mind like nothing before it. From that game forward, I was hooked on JRPGs. Now I play exclusively PlayStation 3 games. The small number of great JRPGs available does have me concerned but on the other hand, it still feels like there are more than I could ever play because of how little time I have to play games these days.
Now that you have heard my gaming history, how about some music? I have many favorites so I will just mention a few of the more famous ones. I started out listening to classic game soundtracks such as Mega Man 2 and Castlevania IV. I would always sing along when I played those games. My first favorite composer was Chrono Trigger‘s Yasunori Mitsuda. After playing Xenogears, I was constantly telling others that he is my favorite musician. I also loved Nobuo Uematsu and Yoko Shimomura, as I still do today. Other PlayStation era game soundtracks that I love include Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, and Final Fantasy Tactics. I would say that the Final Fantasy Tactics soundtrack suits me the most because it is mainly battle music. In the PS2 era I fell in love with Daisuke Ishiwatari’s Guilty Gear soundtracks, Hitoshi Sakimoto’s Final Fantasy XII OST, and Koichi Sugiyama’s Dragon Quest VIII orchestrations.
I have big plans to be executed during my (hopefully long) stay at Lusipurr.com. Having listened to every single episode of Lusipurr’s podcasts, I feel I’ve come to know a little bit of who the Lusipurr character is and what he stands for and I respect it. I can see he has a vision for this site and that vision is exciting to me. Thus, I would like to be a part of it. There has never been any official Lusipurr music released so my goal is to compose a library of tracks that are largely exclusive to Lusipurr.com. I have confidence that the current readership will enjoy what I have to offer.