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, Jay Taylor and CJ Black (Twin Humanities).
with community contributions from Magic Airplane and Barbarian Stomp.
Track listing for this show is as follows:
Track 1: Theme X by Hiroyuki Sawano – Xenoblade Chronicles X, 2015
Track 2: Forest of No Return by Masaru ‘Go’ Shiina – Tales of Legendia, 2005
Track 3: Drink Up, There’s More! by Percival – The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, 2015
Track 4: The Sky Line by Toshiharu Yamanishi / Takeshi Yoshida / Naosuke Arai – Thunder Force IV (Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar), 1992
Track 5: The Way by Hiroyuki Sawano (featuring Sayulee) – Xenoblade Chronicles X, 2015
Track 6: Naru, Embracing the Light by Gareth Coker (featuring Rachel Mellis) – Ori and the Blind Forest, 2015
Track 7: The Fields of Ard Skellig by Marcin Przybylowicz – The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, 2015
Track 8: Snowpeak Ruins by Toru Minegishi / Asuka Ota / Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, 2006
Track 9: 3594eMT by Hiroyuki Sawano – 3594e, 2014
Sound of Play: 29 was edited by Jay Taylor.