Virtualosos 18 – David Logan, Part Two

The final episode of Virtualosos! It’s been a hoot, but takes a lot of time to produce and frankly is pretty orthogonal to my other professional interests. The second part of our David Logan interview, this time with… wait for it… genuine video game music! Podcast as always under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

Tracklist:

01. Startup — Pitfall 3D

02. Boss 1 – Gladiator v2 — Pitfall 3D

03. Demo 1 with 100kb of RAM — Pitfall 3D

04. Shell Music 4 — Pitfall 3D

05. X-Men Intro FMV — X-Men Mutant Academy

06. New York Rooftop — X-Men Mutant Academy

07. Pre- Combat — Heroes Over Europe

08. Combat — Heroes over Europe

09. Post-Combat Victory — Heroes over Europe

10. Intro FMV — Pac-Man World 2

11. Snowy Mountain Boss — Pac-Man World 2

12. In the Bunker — Captain America Sentinel of Liberty

13. Village – Coffin Dodgers

14. Main – Coffin Dodgers

15. La Guera dei Cafoni – Prologue

16. La Guera dei Cafoni – Mela’s Search

17. La Guera dei Cafoni – The Kite

18. La Guera dei Cafoni – Love is Like Breathing

 

Virtualosos 17 – David Logan, Part One

Part one of a two-part interview with David Logan. Our first Virtualosos without video game music in it! David’s had a long and storied career, and just getting up to speed was a one-episode endeavour. We’ll be back next week to talk Pitfall 2000 and subsequent game work.

Tracks this episode:

1. Largo — David Logan, Composer (under intro)

[talk]

2. For Ju-Ong Extended
3. Bahama

[talk]

4. Late Nite Pickup (Players Music)
5. Funk In Motion 2 (Players Music)
6. David’s Bridal Superstore (Players Music)

[talk]

7. Midnite (Music for Multimedia)
8. Ghosts (Music for Multimedia)
9. Angel’s Passion (Music for Multimedia)
10. A Reggae Ska Jam (Music for Multimedia)
11. Aria (Music for Multimedia)

[talk]

12. Photo Scene (Ready or Not)
13. Spying (Ready or Not)

[talk]

14. Explosive (NST)
15. Set Me Free (feat. Yasi)

[outro]

Virtualosos 16 – Daniel Licht Retrospective

A career overview of the great Daniel Licht, who passed away at the beginning of August.

Tracks:

Children of the Corn II – The Final Sacrifice (Medley)

Hellraiser Bloodline – Chez La Reve

Dexter – Blood Theme

Silent Hill Downpour — Bus To Nowhere

Silent Hill Downpour — The Downpour

Dishonored – Wrenhaven

Dishonored – Drunken Sailor

Silent Hill – Book of Memories — Now We’re Free (voice: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn)

Dishonored 2 – Main Theme

Dishonored 2 – Aristocrats of Karnaka (suspense)

 

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Virtualosos 15 – Classical Influences

Let’s run through some of the classical music behind some of the great moments of both classic and modern gaming history, including…

Korobeiniki (from Tetris)

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies (also from Tetris)

March of the Trolls (from Trolls and Tribulations)

Pachabel’s Canon (from Lemmings)

Sonata no. 14 in C Sharp Major (Moonlight Sonata) (from Resident Evil)

Clair de Lune (from Evil Within)

Night on Bald Mountain (from Earthworm Jim)

1812 Overture (from Us Vs. Them flash game)

Virtualosos 14- Luis Hernandez of Jazzpunk!

What an interview! We talk to Jazzpunk‘s Luis Hernandez about early influences, his work as noise impresario Mandelbrut, and of course the music of Jazzpunk. Check out the wildest studio I’ve ever seen on this old blog post. And thrill to the music…

Jazzpunk – Cocktail Bar Code (under intro)

Mandelbrut – part of Mandible Grinder (2008)

Mandelbrut – Liquid Light (live)

Mandelbrut – Liquid Light (live) (more from same track)

Mandelbrut – Ancient Loud

Prodigy – Firestarter (under talk)

Atari Teenage Riot – Revolution Action (under talk)

Carl Crack – Black Ark 1 (under talk)

Masonna – Frequency LSD

Void One – Again Again

Jazzpunk – Cocktail bar code

Raymond Scott – Turkish Twilight (original and electronic) (under talk)

Jazzpunk – Overflow Dissonance

Jazzpunk – Sequence 74

Jazzpunk – Sequence 69

Jazzpunk – Sequence 34, Dub Loop 1

Virtualosos 012 – Romance!

Romance here on Virtualosos this week, spurred on by my wife’s absolute fascination with Dream Daddy. Tracks this week span the history of romance in video games, including…

KATAWA SHOUJO:

Romance in Andante // Everyday Fantasy // Generic Happy Music // Letting My Heart Speak // Romance in Andante II

BALDUR’S GATE:

Main Theme // Underdark // Romance 1 // Romance 2

STARDEW VALLEY:

Main Theme // Spring // Winter // Wedding Celebration

PERSONA 5:

Butterfly Kisses // A Woman // Keeper of Lust

 

Virtualosos 011: Stemage and RETROGRESSION Vol. 1

What do you get when you play classic video game themes backwards? Stemage shows us with RETROGRESSION Vol. 1, as we walk through the thought and theory of reversing some of the music we know like the back of our (unreversed) hands. A short episode, but a great one! Virtualosos is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

Virtualosos 010: SkewSound: Grim Dawn, Gigantic, Chariot and Knee Deep

A great episode, in which we talk to all of SkewSound (sort of) about the company, their working methods, and of course their music… for Grim Dawn, Knee Deep, Gigantic and Chariot. A full hour of a great conversation!

Tracks:

Grim Dawn – Devil’s Crossing

Grim Dawn – Dreaded

Grim Dawn – Ugdenbog Forest

Knee Deep – Burnt Offerings

Knee Deep – Dirt

Gigantic – A Familiar Path

Gigantic – Bombastic Monastic

Gigantic – Ghost of an Ocean

Chariot – Main Theme

Chariot – Arctic Choir

Gigantic – Pilgrim’s Conviction

 

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Virtualosos 009: Space Is The Place

We’re heading to space for the 9th episode of Virtualosos, as we prepare a great interview with Skew Studios (Gigantic! Grim Dawn!) for next week. Tracks this week include Ben Prunty’s Faster Than Light (FTL) — Deepspace // Rockmen // Debris // The Last Stand —– Andreas Waldetoft’s Stellaris; Infinite Being // Birth of a Star ——-  65 Days of Static and No Man’s Sky; Hypersleep // End of World Sun. Virtualosos is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

Virtualosos 008: DJ 8Bit Mullet / Street Fighter RVA

Crazy fun episode! We get into the Street Fighter RVA project, a 12-track hip-hop compilation, made for charity, and featuring only artists from Richmond, VA rapping over remixed music from Street Fighter II. Interview with DJ 8Bit Mullet, who is a mixing powerhouse in his own right. Tracks in this episode: Player Select, featuring Dope Solo ///
Yoga Master, featuring Tru Nice & Santa Kilmagik ///
Dread Kicks, featuring RT & Dope Solo ///
One Fall, featuring Black Liquid & Lord Slugg ///
Player 8, featuring INf1N1T8 & Dogfuck ///
You’ve Got Gall, You’ve Got Guile, featuring PT Burnem & Ninja Ropes ///
Take Me Away, featuring LithiumGod ///
Psycho Crusher, fearuring BC Music1st & Ant the Symbol ///

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