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

Original Soundchat is a production of Anonymous Dinosaur and Rhymes With Asia