Welcome back to our new 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 contributors were: Leon Cox, Joshua Garrity and Jay Taylor
Track listing for this show is as follows:
Sound of Play intro mash-up by Ryan Hamann.
Track 1: Prologue: To The Ancient Land by Ko Otani (Shadow of the Colossus, 2005)
Track 2: Shorty and the EZ Mouse by Tetsutaro Sakurai (Bust-a-Move 2/Bust-a-Groove 1998/1999)
Track 3: The Shootist by Bill Elms and Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption, 2010)
Track 4: Strike the Earth! (Plains of Passage) by Jake Kaufman (Shovel Knight, 2014)
Track 5: Power of Anger by Miki Higashino (Salamander/Salamander 2, 1986/1996)
Track 6: LocoRoco’s Song (yellow LocoRoco version) by Nobuyuki Shimizu, Kemmei Adachi (LocoRoco, 2006)
Track 7: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder by Motoi Sakuraba (Dark Souls, 2011)
Track 8: The Great Mighty Poo by Robin Beanland (Conker: Live & Reloaded, 2005)
Track 9: Dragon Rising by Johna Marrows (Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, 2009)
Sound of Play: 2 was edited by Jay Taylor