OSC 17 - Sonic Adventure 2 & Super Mario 64

Peter reminisces about the rocking guitar tunes in his favorite game while growing up in Sonic Adventure 2 and Joe pays tribute to the game that brought an industry into the third dimension alongside Koji Kondo's work in Super Mario 64.

TIME STAMPS:

1:26 - GAME 1: SONIC ADVENTURE 2

15:19 - Composer History: Jun Senoue

24:42 - Critical Track #1

26:40 - Critical Track #2

28:42 - Critical Track #3

32:24 - Critical Track #4

34:00 - Critical Track #5

36:30 - Cutting Room Floor

40:03 - Transition

41:16 - GAME 2: SUPER MARIO 64

58:36 - Composer History: Koji Kondo

1:11:36 - Critical Track #1

1:14:27 - Critical Track #2

1:16:05 - Critical Track #3

1:18:50 - Critical Track #4

1:21:32 - Critical Track #5

1:23:52 - Cutting Room Floor

1:28:48 - Outro

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OSC 16 - Jet Set Radio & DOOM (2016)

Joe presents a funky mix of beats with aged voice sampling in Jet Set Radio & Jet Set Radio Future and Peter analyzes the channeling of corrupted audio energy through a created synth instrument in Mick Gordon's work on DOOM (2016).

TIME STAMPS:

2:18 - GAME 1: JET SET RADIO / FUTURE

16:49 - Composer History: Hideki Naganuma

27:57 - Critical Track #1

30:02 - Critical Track #2

31:38 - Critical Track #3

33:53 - Critical Track #4

36:07 - Critical Track #5

37:56 - Critical Track #6

39:24 - Cutting Room Floor

44:16 - Transition

46:03 - GAME 2: DOOM (2016)

59:55 - Composer History: Mick Gordon

1:18:51 - Critical Track #1

1:20:48 - Critical Track #2

1:22:45 - Critical Track #3

1:24:16 - Critical Track #4

1:26:16 - Critical Track #5

1:28:22 - Cutting Room Floor

1:32:33 - Outro

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OSC 15 - Metal Gear Solid 2 & Donkey Kong 64

Peter presents a game ahead of its time with a Hollywood-inspired score in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Joe reminisces about the anxiety-inducing apes from the first game of his youth in Grant Kirkhope's work on Donkey Kong 64.

TIME STAMPS:

2:08 - GAME 1: METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY

15:55 - Composer History: Harry Gregson-Williams

26:46 - Critical Track #1

29:49 - Critical Track #2

31:54 - Critical Track #3

33:47 - Critical Track #4

36:15 - Critical Track #5

38:34 - Cutting Room Floor

45:52 - Transition

47:20 - GAME 2: DONKEY KONG 64

1:00:32 - Composer History: Grant Kirkhope

1:08:26 - Critical Track #1

1:11:59 - Critical Track #2

1:14:26 - Critical Track #3

1:16:52 - Critical Track #4

1:19:54 - Critical Track #5

1:22:42 - Cutting Room Floor

1:26:31 - Outro

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OSC 14 - Thomas Was Alone & The Messenger

In this week’s episode of the show: Joe explores the tensions between instruments and synths in the quadrilateral-filled world of Thomas Was Alone and Peter studies the way of the ninja with the 8- and 16-bit chiptune dance melodies of Eric Brown's work in The Messenger.

TIME STAMPS:

2:25 - GAME 1: THOMAS WAS ALONE

10:40 - Composer History: David Housden

17:15 - Critical Track #1

19:18 - Critical Track #2

21:51 - Critical Track #3

24:27 - Critical Track #4

27:09 - Critical Track #5

28:58 - Cutting Room Floor

32:03 - Transition

32:59 - GAME 2: THE MESSENGER

40:05 - Composer History: Eric Brown

50:12 - Critical Track #1

53:48 - Critical Track #2

56:31 - Critical Track #3

58:33 - Critical Track #4

1:01:53 - Critical Track #5

1:04:27 - Cutting Room Floor

1:10:46 - Outro

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OSC 13 - The Last of Us & The World Ends With You

In this week’s episode of the show: Peter takes a look at an Academy Award-winning composer applying a cinematic score to The Last of Us and Joe analyzes the many-styled vocal compression of Takeharu Ishimoto's work in The World Ends With You.

TIME STAMPS:

1:17 - GAME 1: THE LAST OF US

12:11 - Composer History: Gustavo Santaolalla

23:11 - Critical Track #1

25:24 - Critical Track #2

28:13 - Critical Track #3

30:10 - Critical Track #4

32:16 - Critical Track #5

35:26 - Cutting Room Floor

39:38 - Transition

41:02 - GAME 2: THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU

53:21 - Composer History: Takeharu Ishimoto

1:01:57 - Critical Track #1

1:05:22 - Critical Track #2

1:07:36 - Critical Track #3

1:10:10 - Critical Track #4

1:13:18 - Critical Track #5

1:16:30 - Cutting Room Floor

1:21:21 - Outro

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OSC 12 - Shantae and the Pirates Curse & Cuphead

In this week’s episode of the show: Joe explores the heavy beats and Arabian stylings in the soundtrack of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse and Peter takes a look at the 1930s big band jazz of Kristofer Maddigan's debut work in Cuphead.

TIME STAMPS:

2:46 - GAME 1: SHANTAE AND THE PIRATE'S CURSE

10:12 - Composer History: Jake Kaufman

21:20 - Critical Track #1

23:44 - Critical Track #2

25:27 - Critical Track #3

28:10 - Critical Track #4

30:03 - Critical Track #5

33:05 - Cutting Room Floor

35:46 - Transition

36:49 - GAME 2: CUPHEAD

48:49 - Composer History: Kristofer Maddigan

58:20 - Critical Track #1

1:00:07 - Critical Track #2

1:03:34 - Critical Track #3

1:05:13 - Critical Track #4

1:07:34 - Critical Track #5

1:09:28 - Cutting Room Floor

1:17:12 - Outro

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OSC 11 - Unwound Future & Phoenix Wright

In this week’s episode of the show: Peter explores the emotional gut-punches that exist throughout the soundtrack of Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Joe has no objection to Masakazu Sugimori's courtroom work on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

TIME STAMPS:

2:05 - GAME 1: PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE UNWOUND FUTURE

9:46 - Composer History: Tomohito Nishiura

15:22 - Critical Track #1

17:39 - Critical Track #2

19:20 - Critical Track #3

21:40 - Critical Track #4

25:16 - Critical Track #5

33:03 - Cutting Room Floor

36:52 - Transition

37:52 - GAME 2: PHOENIX WRIGHT: ACE ATTORNEY

56:04 - Composer History: Masakazu Sugimori

1:01:33 - Critical Track #1

1:03:18 - Critical Track #2

1:05:32 - Critical Track #3

1:09:38 - Critical Track #4

1:11:38 - Critical Track #5

1:15:14 - Cutting Room Floor

1:23:37 - Outro

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OSC 10 - Beyond Good & Evil & Assassin's Creed Syndicate

In this week’s episode of the show: Joe takes a look at the blending of film score writing across different cultures into the sci-fi plot of Beyond Good & Evil and Peter delves into the Victorian chamber orchestra insight of Austin Wintory's work on Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

TIME STAMPS:

3:13 - GAME 1: BEYOND GOOD & EVIL

16:40 - Composer History: Christophe Héral

26:22 - Critical Track #1

28:31 - Critical Track #2

30:19 - Critical Track #3

32:40 - Critical Track #4

37:00 - Critical Track #5

39:36 - Cutting Room Floor

43:19 - Transition

44:11 - GAME 2: ASSASSIN'S CREED SYNDICATE

57:35 - Composer History: Austin Wintory

1:13:24 - Critical Track #1

1:15:17 - Critical Track #2

1:18:24 - Critical Track #3

1:20:38 - Critical Track #4

1:22:43 - Critical Track #5

1:25:54 - Cutting Room Floor

1:31:53 - Outro

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OSC 09 - Sonic 2 & Mega Man 3

In this week’s episode of the show: Peter marvels at the infusion of J-pop into the first game from his youth in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Joe discovers the tumultuous development struggles of Yasuaki Fujita's work on Mega Man 3.

TIME STAMPS:

5:25 - GAME 1: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2

12:50 - Composer History: Masato Nakamura

23:59 - Critical Track #1

26:08 - Critical Track #2

28:19 - Critical Track #3

31:16 - Critical Track #4

33:48 - Critical Track #5

35:32 - Cutting Room Floor

42:35 - Transition

44:25 - GAME 2: MEGA MAN 3

54:35 - Composer History: Yasuaki Fujita

1:01:31 - Critical Track #1

1:03:48 - Critical Track #2

1:05:43 - Critical Track #3

1:07:47 - Critical Track #4

1:10:30 - Critical Track #5

1:15:07 - Cutting Room Floor

1:21:00 - Outro

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OSC 08 - Bloodborne & Katawa Shoujo

In this week’s episode of the show: Joe dives into the world of Yarnham for the horror themes of the Bloodborne soundtrack and Peter learns about the creation of tunes that accompany girls with physical disabilities from Sebastien Skaf’s work on Katawa Shoujo.

TIME STAMPS:

1:22 - GAME 1: BLOODBORNE

12:30 - Composer History: Ryan Amon

20:45 - Critical Track #1

22:32 - Critical Track #2

24:51 - Critical Track #3

27:11 - Critical Track #4

29:22 - Critical Track #5

31:43 - Cutting Room Floor

36:44 - Transition

38:05 - GAME 2: KATAWA SHOUJO

47:37 - Composer History: Sebastien Skaf

56:39 - Critical Track #1

58:57 - Critical Track #2

1:01:06 - Critical Track #3

1:03:42 - Critical Track #4

1:05:52 - Critical Track #5

1:07:44 - Cutting Room Floor

1:14:07 - Outro

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OSC 07 - Metal Gear Rising & VA-11 HALL-A

In this week’s episode of the show: Peter applies the Rules of Nature to the vocal soundtrack for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Joe customizes his cyberpunk bartending playlist from Michael Kelly’s work on VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action.

TIME STAMPS:

1:23 - GAME 1: METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE

9:34 - Composer History: Jamie Christopherson

17:42 - Critical Track #1

21:38 - Critical Track #2

25:16 - Critical Track #3

27:04 - Critical Track #4

29:35 - Critical Track #5

32:04 - Cutting Room Floor

35:55 - Transition

37:03 - GAME 2: VA-11 HALL-A: CYBERPUNK BARTENDER ACTION

44:18 - Composer History: Michael Kelly

55:00 - Critical Track #1

57:02 - Critical Track #2

58:08 - Critical Track #3

59:50 - Critical Track #4

1:02:13 - Critical Track #5

1:03:50 - Cutting Room Floor

1:08:10 - Outro

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OSC 06 - Devil May Cry 3 & Kirbys Epic Yarn

In this week’s episode of the show: Joe cranks up the demonic vocal action in the soundtrack for Devil May Cry 3 and Peter picks the polar opposite in Tomoya Tomita’s piano work on Kirby’s Epic Yarn.

TIME STAMPS:

1:23 - GAME 1: DEVIL MAY CRY 3

12:28 - Composer History: Tetsuya Shibata

21:36 - Critical Track #1

23:44 - Critical Track #2

26:15 - Critical Track #3

28:33 - Critical Track #4

32:20 - Critical Track #5

36:16 - Cutting Room Floor

39:43 - Transition

40:29 - GAME 2: KIRBY’S EPIC YARN

47:22 - Composer History: Tomoya Tomita

59:06 - Critical Track #1

1:02:01 - Critical Track #2

1:03:34 - Critical Track #3

1:05:09 - Critical Track #4

1:07:15 - Critical Track #5

1:09:49 - Cutting Room Floor

1:13:54 - Outro

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OSC 05 - Nier: Automata & Super Meat Boy

In this week’s episode of the show: Peter looks into the music of post-apocalyptic androids in NieR: Automata and Joe highlights Danny Baranowsky's rock-synth work on the soundtrack of Super Meat Boy.

TIME STAMPS:

2:27 - GAME 1: NIER: AUTOMATA

10:48 - Composer History: Keiichi Okabe

22:11 - Critical Track #1

24:26 - Critical Track #2

26:16 - Critical Track #3

28:54 - Critical Track #4

31:12 - Critical Track #5

34:05 - Cutting Room Floor

38:43 - Transition

39:50 - GAME 2: SUPER MEAT BOY

47:03 - Composer History: Danny Baranowsky

57:26 - Critical Track #1

59:58 - Critical Track #2

1:03:28 - Critical Track #3

1:05:27 - Critical Track #4

1:07:34 - Critical Track #5

1:10:08 - Cutting Room Floor

1:15:36 - Outro

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OSC 04 - Rakuen & Mass Effect

In this week’s episode of the show: Joe teaches us about Laura Shigihara’s passion project of Rakuen and Peter highlights Jack Wall’s contributions to the soundtrack of the original Mass Effect.

TIME STAMPS:

1:57 - GAME 1: RAKUEN

6:31 - Composer History: Laura Shigihara

14:39 - Critical Track #1

16:29 - Critical Track #2

18:30 - Critical Track #3

21:18 - Critical Track #4

25:12 - Critical Track #5

28:19 - Cutting Room Floor

32:17 - Transition

33:16 - GAME 2: MASS EFFECT

43:36 - Composer History: Jack Wall

51:41 - Critical Track #1

54:47 - Critical Track #2

56:41 - Critical Track #3

59:01 - Critical Track #4

1:00:57 - Critical Track #5

1:03:15 - Cutting Room Floor

1:07:23 - Outro

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OSC 03 - Catherine & Bastion

In this week’s episode of the show: Peter reminisces about the context of adult themes with Shoji Meguro's tunes in Catherine and Joe recalls how Darren Korb's soundtrack for Bastion made the game an indie darling.

TIME STAMPS:

1:34 - GAME 1: CATHERINE

12:16 - Composer History: Shoji Meguro

19:50 - Critical Track #1

23:00 - Critical Track #2

25:21 - Critical Track #3

27:32 - Critical Track #4

29:24 - Critical Track #5

31:32 - Cutting Room Floor

37:29 - Transition

38:34 - GAME 2: BASTION

43:14 - Composer History: Darren Korb

50:14 - Critical Track #1

52:03 - Critical Track #2

53:39 - Critical Track #3

55:14 - Critical Track #4

59:07 - Critical Track #5

1:02:45 - Cutting Room Floor

1:07:13 - Outro

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OSC 02 - Katamari Damacy & The Wind Waker

In this week’s episode of the show: Joe covers what he considers the most unique soundtrack in video game history in Yuu Miyake’s Katamari Damacy, while Peter covers the history and adventure of Kenta Nagata’s soundtrack for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

TIME STAMPS:

2:07 - GAME 1: KATAMARI DAMACY

12:04 - Composer History: Yuu Miyake

21:14 - Critical Track #1

24:59 - Critical Track #2

29:40 - Critical Track #3

32:23 - Critical Track #4

34:59 - Critical Track #5

38:12 - Cutting Room Floor

41:53 - Transition

43:09 - GAME 2: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER

51:15 - Composer History: Kenta Nagata

56:38 - Critical Track #1

59:40 - Critical Track #2

1:01:55 - Critical Track #3

1:04:46 - Critical Track #4

1:07:15 - Critical Track #5

1:09:55 - Cutting Room Floor

1:14:51 - Outro

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OSC 01 - Kingdom Hearts II & God of War (2018)

Welcome to Original Soundchat, where video game music is a work of art! In this new weekly show, hosts Joe DeVader and Peter Spezia are talking their favorite game soundtracks. This involves taking a deep dive into the creation and history behind those classic OSTs, while highlighting some key tracks along the way. Join them as they shine a light on the often-forgotten composers that make our games sound great, and prove that game music has come far beyond the days of so-called “beeps and boops.”

In this week’s inaugural episode of the show: Joe celebrates the release of Kingdom Hearts III by talking about Yoko Shimomura and her work on Kingdom Hearts II, and Peter goes on a deep dive into Bear McCreary’s score for 2018’s God of War.

TIME STAMPS:

1:03 - Why are we doing this show?

4:10 - GAME 1: KINGDOM HEARTS II

8:57 - Composer History: Yoko Shimomura

23:16 - Critical Track #1

29:44 - Critical Track #2

33:51 - Critical Track #3

36:27 - Critical Track #4

38:53 - Critical Track #5

41:26 - Cutting Room Floor

47:18 - Transition

48:23 - GAME 2: GOD OF WAR (2018)

54:42 - Composer History: Bear McCreary

1:01:51 - Critical Track #1

1:05:07 - Critical Track #2

1:08:32 - Critical Track #3

1:11:16 - Critical Track #4

1:14:18 - Critical Track #5

1:16:38 - Cutting Room Floor

1:21:41 - Outro

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