High Scores - A History of Video Game Music - 6music / BBC Sounds

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by hamm sandwich » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:17 pm

Did anyone listen to this on Sunday afternoon? Apparently it's set to be a regular thing. I thought it was really interesting and in spite of coming from a non-specialist source included some really interesting and left field contributions. Was amazing to hear how the extreme technical limitations forced these musicians to be so creative. When the GoldenEye composer describes his influences it is amazing how I hadn't heard it before. There are two episodes (with a little bit of crossover) and featuring Charlie Brooker who is always enjoyable. Made me remember my childhood days playing Outrun in the Lhanbryde chip shop and Super Sidekicks on the Cal Mac ferry between Uig and Lochmaddy back when arcade machines were magical!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002t4b

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by Pedz » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 pm

Hadn't heard of this, will give it a listen.

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by Damian » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:10 am

Listening to the Brooker episode and very much enjoying it. Thank you for the tip off!

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:16 am

Listening to the Charlie Brooker one now. Thanks!

Edit - this is great, makes me very misty eyed listening to some of these classics.

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by hamm sandwich » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:40 pm

I hope this becomes a permanent fixture on 6music.

Can anyone recommend a good source for game music other than YouTube? I subscribe to Amazon Music and their selection of game music is woeful.

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by Dowbocop » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:30 pm

hamm sandwich wrote:I hope this becomes a permanent fixture on 6music.

Can anyone recommend a good source for game music other than YouTube? I subscribe to Amazon Music and their selection of game music is woeful.
Spotify have at least some of the Video Games Live albums.

This looks really good, I'll add it to my podcast feed.

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by hamm sandwich » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:32 pm

The Mega Drive bits are great, really evocative of that time. I’m a SNES guy through and through but some of the Mega Drive tunes from that period and touched on in the podcast are sublime.

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by Dual » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:55 pm

How do I download this on the BBC sounds app?

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:04 am

Eurgh, went to listen to the rest of episode 1 this morning and it is no longer available. Any way to obtain this still? Could not find it through youtube...

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by rinks » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:12 pm

The brand new Scala Radio also has a game music show. Weekly, starting 5pm today.

Luci Holland - The Console
Composer, arranger and sound artist Luci Holland selects an hour of new, popular and emerging game scores in the UK's first weekly video game music show on national radio.


https://planetradio.co.uk/scala-radio/p ... i-holland/

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by hamm sandwich » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:24 pm

Episode 2 is out now. Some great stuff about the art of death/game over music. Really fascinating stuff. Mind blowing to think of the attention to detail in Super Mario 64 with the never ending staircase and the audio tricks employed to make it seem like the music is always rising.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:02 pm

hamm sandwich wrote:Episode 2 is out now. Some great stuff about the art of death/game over music. Really fascinating stuff. Mind blowing to think of the attention to detail in Super Mario 64 with the never ending staircase and the audio tricks employed to make it seem like the music is always rising.


Really enjoying this series. Some really interesting insights.

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by Jenuall » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:17 pm

Has anyone found an archive of these anywhere, I missed the first episode and the BBC don't seem to hold onto things like this for more than 5 minutes.

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by Knoyleo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:23 pm

Jenuall wrote:Has anyone found an archive of these anywhere, I missed the first episode and the BBC don't seem to hold onto things like this for more than 5 minutes.

Seems like it's still on the BBC sounds app.

This has been really interesting, listening to the ways composers have dealt with hardware limitations, and making the music interactive and reacting to player's actions on screen.

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by Jenuall » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:29 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Has anyone found an archive of these anywhere, I missed the first episode and the BBC don't seem to hold onto things like this for more than 5 minutes.

Seems like it's still on the BBC sounds app.

This has been really interesting, listening to the ways composers have dealt with hardware limitations, and making the music interactive and reacting to player's actions on screen.


Awesome, it was showing as unavailable last time I checked.

Will give it a listen.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:50 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Knoyleo wrote:
Jenuall wrote:Has anyone found an archive of these anywhere, I missed the first episode and the BBC don't seem to hold onto things like this for more than 5 minutes.

Seems like it's still on the BBC sounds app.

This has been really interesting, listening to the ways composers have dealt with hardware limitations, and making the music interactive and reacting to player's actions on screen.


Awesome, it was showing as unavailable last time I checked.

Will give it a listen.


I had the same problem. Episode 1 is back now and it says it has 30 days before expiry (possibly a few less now).

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 pm

I really like the name.

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by Knoyleo » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Is it actually called that? On the Sounds app it's just listed as "6 music's history of video game music"

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by Dual » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 pm

This is quite good.

Didn't know Radiohead had their music on FIFA.


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