Welcome once again 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, Darren Gargette and Joshua Garrity
with community contributions from Scrustle, Follow My Ruin and Catatonic Nali.
Track listing for this show is as follows:
Track 1: Downstream by Shira Kammen – Braid, 2008
Track 2: Try, Try Again by Yoko Shimomura – Mario & Luigi Dream Team Bros, 2013
Track 3: Pursuit ~ Cornered by Masakazu Sugimori – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, 2001
Track 4: Hometown by Matt Furniss – Soccer Kid, 1993
Track 5: Prelude by Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy IX, 2000
Track 6: Dynamite Rave by Naoki Meada – Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix, 2001
Track 7: I’m Here Now by ? – Tekken 5, 2005
Track 8: Exile, Vilify by The National – Portal 2, 2011
Track 9: Flight by Yoshitaka Azuma – Panzer Dragoon, 1995
Sound of Play: 28 was edited by Jay Taylor.