Virtualosos Episode 006: Catch-Up Week! Child of Light, Persona 5, NieR, Shadow of the Colossus

It’s a catch-up week on Virtualosos, as I run through some great game music both new and old. Music this episode: // Coeur de Pirate, Child of Light soundtrack — Hymn of Light (under the intro); Pilgrims on a Long Journey; Aurora’s Theme; Dark Creatures; Woods Darker than Night; Off to Sleep // Persona 5 soundtrack — Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There; Life Will Change; Beneath the Mask (Instrumental) // Keiichi Okabe, NieR Automata — A Beautiful Song; Grandma-Destruction; The Color of Depression // Kow Otani, Shadow of the Colussus — Resurrection; Opened Path; The Farthest Land.
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Cited:
Coeur de Pirate segment:
https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/coeur-de-pirate-child-of-light-ubisoft-release-interview ::
http://www.popmatters.com/feature/the-heart-evolves-interview-coeur-de-pirate/ ::

Persona 5:
https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/23/15387602/persona-5-soundtrack-music ::

NieR Automata:

NieR: Automata Interview: Producer and Composer Talk Platforms, Music and More, Tease Future Reveals

Episode 005: Ryan Henwood

Songs on this show were:

Virtualosos is produced for CFRC 101.9 FM, live streaming at cfrc.ca, in Kingston, Ontario, and podcasting from www.shep.ca. The show is licensed to play via a SOCAN 22.F broadcast tariff. My name is Matt Shepherd. If you have questions or comments about the show, drop me a line at virtualosos@shep.ca.

Episode 004: Ryan Roth

Starseed Pilgrim, Yawhg, and (upcoming) Cryptark composer Ryan Roth is this week’s guest! A great interview about past work, upcoming games, collaboration, soundscapes for puzzles, and more… enjoy!

Tracklist:
Starseed Pilgrim: Overworld
Starseed Pilgrim: Starseed Hidden
Bonus Look: ???
The Yawhg: (oceans)
The Yawhg: [Omega]
The Yawhg: Shadows
Sokobond: Hydrogen
A Good Snowman is Hard to Build: Butterfly
Cryptark: i1-4J Dziban F4-1M
The Beginner’s Guide: Turn Back
The Beginner’s Guide: Vault
Modbox: Quadrilateral
Ryan Roth: Unreleased Atmosphere (game in development)
The Beginner’s Guide: Machine

Episode 003: Maxime Goulet, Part 2

The second of our double-header with innovative Quebec composer Maxime Goulet. Following last episode’s review of Goulet’s work with Gameloft and some of his compositions for orchestra, we’re moving on to more innovations in composition, Warhammer 40,000 and indie games!

I still think I sound like a bit of a putz. Working on it.

Episode 002: Maxime Goulet, Part 01

What a great first interview. I was pleased and privileged to talk to Maxime Goulet, the Montreal-based composer of a score (forgive me) of video games, as well as a renowned classical composer in his own right.

Our website is NOT “virtualosos.com”, which I stupidly assumed was available when I recorded this. “shep.ca” is a good place to look for the podcast; its actual home is at videogamemusic.shep.ca, but that’s a mouthful.

Episode 001: Normand Corbeil

For the first episode of Virtualosos, we’re focusing on Normand Corbeil — an acclaimed Quebec composer, most noted for his score for Heavy Rain. We trace his career from early work in direct-to-video genre music, through his early game career, the award-winning Heavy Rain, and the soundtrack he started — but didn’t finish — due to his untimely demise.

I’m not entirely happy with this episode! I think I sound like a bit of a self-important wanker. I’m still trying to figure out a voice here. It’s going to get more casual.