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, Sean O’Brien and Joshua Garrity.
Community contributors were: DomsBeard, Radio Protector and Scrustle.
Track listing for this show is as follows:
Sound of Play intro mash-up by Ryan Hamann.
Track 1: Even the Patience of a Pierrot Has Limits (Stage 2) by Dokuo Umeno (Parodius: Non-Sense Fantasy, 1990)
Track 2: Space OX by David Kanaga (Dyad, 2012)
Track 3: Shinshu Plains by Masami Ueda (Okami, 2006)
Track 4: Project X Theme 1999 Remix by Allister Brimble (Project X/: Special Edition, 1992/1993/1999)
Track 5: Long Journey Home (ensemble) by The Bedquilt Ramblers (Kentucky Route Zero, 2013)
Track 6: Dr. Wily Stage 1 by Takashi Tateishi (Mega Man 2/Rockman 2, 1988)
Track 7: J-E-N-O-V-A by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy VII, 1997)
Track 8: Stealthy Steps (Stage 5) by Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle, 1991)
Track 9: Song of the Ancients Devola by Keiichi Okabe, vocal by Emiko ‘Emi’ Rebecca Evans (NieR, 2010)
Sound of Play: 7 was edited by Jay Taylor