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, Ryan Hamann and Jay Taylor.
Community contributors were: Wooben, Katieee120 and Follow My Ruin.
Track listing for this show is as follows:
Sound of Play intro mash-up by Ryan Hamann.
Track 1: Working Space by Evan Le Ny (SpaceChem, 2014)
Track 2: Main Title / Enemy Mind by Rainbow Kitten (Enemy Mind, 2014)
Track 3: Snowy Mountains by Mikael Karlsson (Battlefield: Bad Company 2, 2010)
Track 4: Main Title/Menu Theme by Kenji Yamamoto (Metroid Prime, 2002)
Track 5: The Dawn Will Come by Trevor Morris (Dragon Age: Inquisition, 2014)
Track 6: K. Rool Returns / Welcome to Crocodile Isle by David Wise (Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong, 1995)
Track 7: Dead Island trailer theme by Giles Lamb (Dead Island, 2011)
Track 8: Diptera Sonata by Matthias Bossi (The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, 2014)
Track 9: Peaceful Repose by Vincent Diamante (Flower, 2009)
Sound of Play: 8 was edited by Jay Taylor