WAFFLES! Sweet – September 9, 2017

Marisa’s quit sugar! For September. So we’re playing sweet music about sugar, or by bands named for sweet things, to try to give her some other forms of sweet in her life. Also: special guest Jeremy Milloy, author of Blood, Sweat and Fear, to talk about workplace violence both historical and actual. Our playlist is at http://shep.ca/waffles/playlists/Playlist_WAFFLES_20170909.pdf . WAFFLES! is, as always, podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

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]

WAFFLES! Fake Languages — September 2, 2017

Songs in Klingon! Songs in Elvish! Songs in Hopelandic! Musical renditions of the Lorem Ipsum text! It’s wall to wall linguistic weirdness for the first 90 minutes of WAFFLES! this week, followed by a round-up of great new (and less new) Canadian music. Ze playlist, she is here.

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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