Welcome to our podcast about our favourite videogame music – Sound of Play.
For many of us, it’s hard to think of almost any videogame without our minds conjuring up the music that accompanied it.
Over the decades they’ve evolved from simplistic monaural beeps and bloops to full orchestral scores recorded in 7.1 surround, but from their earliest days right up to today, soundtracks have played an integral part of our memories of the games we played, and the times in our lives when we were playing them.
What we aim to bring you with Sound of Play is a diverse sample of our favourites pieces from the many air-punching, spine-tingling, tear-jerking and grin-inducing videogame soundtracks we’ve heard over the years.
Of course it’s not just about what we like, so if you venture over to our forum at caneandrinse.com you can put forward your favourites and we’ll start to include a selection in the playlist for each show.
This show’s presenters were: Leon Cox, Karl Moon and Jay Taylor.
Community contributors were: Robotic Monkey, Giles and Peatear.
Track listing for this show is as follows:
Sound of Play intro mash-up by Ryan Hamann.
Track 1: Vessel by Jon Hopkins (Vessel, 2012)
Track 2: Under Cover of Night by Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori (Halo: Combat Evolved, 2001)
Track 3: Helghan Forever by Joris De Man (Killzone 2, 2009)
Track 4: Level 2 by Brad Fuller, Hal Canon (Marble Madness, 1984)
Track 5: Anthem by Bill Brown (Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, 2001)
Track 6: Tears by HEALTH (Max Payne 3, 2012)
Track 7: Paper Boats by Darren Korb & Ashley Barrett (Transistor, 2014)
Track 8: Cruising Line by Manabu Namiki (3D Out Run, 2015)
Track 9: Soviet Connection by Michael Hunter (Grand Theft Auto IV, 2008)
Sound of Play: 11 was edited by Jay Taylor