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This is a page for all things S.S.H./埼玉最終兵器.

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UnFrequently Asked Questions - If you're new to this website, please see the UnFAQ to get an idea of what this website is about. (Last updated: 2017, May 31)

If you have any information or comments relating to this subject that you think I may be interested in, please contact me via email (layzee _AT_ exemail.com.au) or via other websites (if applicable). There is also a vgmdb forum discussion thread which is the main place where I post updates relating to this project (forum account needed to make posts).


My personal S.S.H. album collection

Related CDs/Albums for Sale - Various S.S.H. albums for sale (not the ones in the above photos). (Last updated: 2016, August 21)


Articles

埼玉最終兵器 Biography - A collection of facts about the little known S.S.H. gathered from various sources. (Last updated: 2016, December 25)

埼玉最終兵器 Hypothetical Interview - A collection of interview questions that I would ask S.S.H. if I ever get the opportunity. (Last updated: 2016, December 25)

セガ エイジス 2500 シリーズ Vol.9 Gain Ground Original Soundtrack - A Hypothetical (2016, March 4)

Project Cerberus Original Soundtrack - A Hypothetical (2016, March 8)

Digital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei X S.S.H. (デジタルデビル物語 女神転生 X 埼玉最終兵器) - "Forgotten Ruins" is an original album by S.S.H. released in 2014. Although officially an "original album", S.S.H. also considers it an arranged soundtrack that arranges the music of a hypothetical 8-bit generation game (e.g. Nintendo Famicom). An '80s/'90s-style "Super Arrange Version" album, if you will, using the original sound source of an 8-bit game. Furthermore, this isn't just an 8-bit game, it's an 8-bit game with 3D dungeons. If someone decides to make this hypothetical game a reality, he hopes for the game to have a cyberpunk theme. The most appropriate actually existing game I could find was Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei (Nintendo Famicom) and it looks (and sounds) something like this: (2016, May 17)

The connection between S.S.H. and Hellion Sounds - An analysis (2016, August 9)

Lost Child Information - Lost Child is a 2006 PC game which S.S.H. (among others) composed for. This is a general information page. (Last updated: 2016, June 22)


S.S.H. Music Database

S.S.H. Songs Still Missing (失われた埼玉最終兵器の音楽?) - これらの音楽ファイルを探しています。 助けてくれませんか? This list contains S.S.H. compositions/arrangements in .mp3 format that may have existed at one point in time (e.g. more than one decade ago) but may now be lost, unrecoverable, gone for good, or lying dormant on someone's old hard drive. If you have any useful information or you have the files themselves, please contact me. (Last updated: 2017, June 9)

The video shown below is a song called "Neon Night" and also listed in the above "Missing" list. It is an arrange of the song of the same name by S.S.H. If you have the original composition/music file (by S.S.H.), please contact me.

-SSHdb Legend- ART: Artist; DATE: Release Date; CMP: Composer; GNR: Genre; ALB: Album Title; COM: Comments/Notes

S.S.H. Works: Album - Official CD Albums that S.S.H. solely composed/arranged for or had a majority involvement in (at least 50%). (Last updated: 2016, June 23)

S.S.H. Works: Album Single - Official CD albums in which S.S.H. contributed a piece or two (or three) for. (Last updated: 2017, April 1)

S.S.H. Works: Post-2012 Website Files - Music files available for download free from his website starting 2012 and should still be there at time of writing. His "new sound" as well as the revamping/redesign/reconstuction of his website began about this time. (Last updated: 2017, April 1)

S.S.H. Works: Pre-2012 Arrange Works - Arrangement of songs that were once distributed for free through his website or through other channels. These are no longer readily available and so can be considered rare. (Last updated: 2017, June 9)

S.S.H. Works: Pre-2012 Original Works - Original compositions that were once distributed for free through his website or through other channels. These are no longer readily available and so can be considered rare. (Last updated: 2017, May 31)

S.S.H. Works: Pre-2012 Website Diary Files - Random files that were once distributed for free on the diary/blog section of his website (but didn't officially make it to the download page). These are no longer readily available and so can be considered rare. (Last updated: 2016, March 1)

S.S.H. Works: Soundcloud - Full/partial songs, demos, and test plays streamed via the website. (Last updated: 2017, May 31)

S.S.H. Works: MIDI - MIDI files that were created around the 2000 to 2002 era. Is this where it all started? (Last updated: 2016, March 1)

S.S.H. Works: Other - Random tunes (mainly demos) not fitting other categories. (Last updated: 2017, May 31)


Full Unmodified List - This list contains the majority of S.S.H.'s older tunes in their original form as I got them, and then unpackaged from their archives (if applicable) and without modification to file names or tags. This list is separate to all the above lists. The above lists are the end result of throughly examining each file, completing each all of their respective .mp3 tag fields, renamed, and then organised. The text files (.txt) that accompany some of the music files can be considered liner notes (various information about the composition of the song, S.S.H. thoughts, etc).

Think you have a rare S.S.H. song that I don't? First check the confirmed "Missing" list to quickly check if you have one of those. Then check both the "Unmodified List" and full lists to check if I don't already have it. To make it easier, copy and paste the filename and/or title track (assuming of course you have not modified either) and using the duration of the song as support. Failing that, contact me to see if we can't figure it out together. It might be helpful to use a program to generate a file list that looks similar to my lists above.


Archive/Library

[Interview] ssh_saitama - The Interviews - "The Interviews" was a Q&A website (now defunct as of early 2016) where users can ask questions to and receive answers from other users. Basically, an informal interview service. Under the handle "ssh_saitama" and active late-2011 to early-2012, S.S.H. responded to 22 questions. Original URL: http://theinterviews.jp/ssh_saitama/interview

[Web Page Archive] The 4th Explosive MIDI Contest -The Industria MiDi Battle- Tournament - The "Explosive MIDI Contest" (爆裂MIDIコンテスト) was a series of competitive web events that ran from 2001 to 2004. Participants would choose a song, arrange it, and share it with the public. After the event ended, a questionnaire was held and the votes are counted up. Each contest ran under a theme (e.g. Kenji Ito works only, original compositions only, etc). The "Industria MiDi Battle" festival (battle themes only) was held in 2002 (probably either September or October). S.S.H. participated in this event with two songs: "Holy Orders -Be Just or Be Dead-" (Guilty Gear) and "Decisive Battle with the Wanted" (Metal Max/Final Fantasy VI). He won first and third place respectively. Original URL: http://www.nasu-net.or.jp/~nor/battle.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - 2nd Episode Lost Child - Archive of a Lost Child information page from the now-defunct Project Repeated Scene website. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/rs_lostchild.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (霊岳 tama-soft Producer) - An interview with Tamaoka, producer of tama-soft. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview01.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (kt2, UNKNOWN Director and Sound) - An interview with kt2, director and sound of UNKNOWN. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview02.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (長浜めぐみ, Lost Child Illustrator) - An interview with Megumi Nagahama, illustrator for Lost Child. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview03.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (大崎シンヤ, UNKNOWN Character Designer) - An interview with Shin'ya 大崎, character designer of UNKNOWN. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview04.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (埼玉最終兵器) - An interview with S.S.H. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview05.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (kt2, UNKNOWN Director and Sound) - An interview with kt2, director and sound of UNKNOWN. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview06.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (BAB, UNKNOWN Background Designer) - An interview with BAB, background designer of UNKNOWN. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview07.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (甲吉, Lost Child Battle Mode Designer) - An interview with Koukichi, battle mode designer for Lost Child. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview08.htm

[Web Page Archive] Project Repeated Scene - Developer Interview (富士山太夫, UNKNOWN CG Artist) - An interview with 富士山太夫, CG Artist of UNKNOWN. Original URL: http://www.project-rs.com/interview08.htm