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 contributors were: Leon Cox, Jay Taylor and Simon Cooke.
Community contributors were: Tom Fum and Peatear
Track listing for this show is as follows:
Sound of Play intro mash-up by Ryan Hamann.
Track 1: Crazy Comets by Rob Hubbard (Crazy Comets, 1985)
Track 2: Side Street by Hiroshi Kawaguchi (Power Drift, 1988)
Track 3: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West XMB music by Nitin Sawhney (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, 2010)
Track 4: Daddy Mulk by Hisayoshi Ogura/Zuntata (The Ninja Warriors, 1987)
Track 5: Bionic Commando Level 1 by Tim Follin – original composition by Harumi Fujita (Bionic Commando, 1988)
Track 6: Sora Mi Areru Ec Sancitu by Saori Kobayashi & Mariko Nanba (Panzer Dragoon Saga, 1998)
Track 7: Desert Slaying by Brian LeBarton (Wet, 2010)
Track 8: Title Screen by Koji Kondo (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, 2000)
Track 9: The Master of Magic by Rob Hubbard (Master of Magic, 1985)
Sound of Play: 4 was edited by Jay Taylor