The Sound of Play videogame music podcast

For many of us, it’s hard to think of almost any videogame without our minds conjuring up the music that accompanied it. Over the decades they’ve evolved from simplistic monaural beeps and bloops to full orchestral scores recorded in 7.1 surround, but from their earliest days right up to today, soundtracks have played an integral part of our memories of the games we played, and the times in our lives when we were playing them. What we aim to bring you with Sound of Play is a diverse sample of our favourites pieces from the many air-punching, spine-tingling, tear-jerking and grin-inducing videogame soundtracks we’ve heard over the years.


PaRappa the Rapper / UmJammer Lammy – Cane and Rinse No.120

PaRappa the Rapper, Masaya Matsuura's little lovelorn dog that could (rap) pretty much kick-started the rhythm-action genre single-pawed. NanaOn-Sha followed up with the twisted tale of a rocking ungulate destined to take a trip to Hell and back - UmJammer Lammy - before PaRappa the Rapper returned for one (apparently) final showdown on PS2. Leon, Darren Gargette and new Cane and Rinser Ryan Hamann contemplate the surrealist charm of the loose PaRappa 'trilogy' in this three game edition of the podcast.

Music used in this issue:

Track 1: PaRappa's Greeting by Masaya Matsuura
Track 2: Say 'I Gotta Believe' by PaRappa the Rapper Vs. Double featuring De La Soul

Cane and Rinse 120 was edited by Sean O'Brien

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 2014-03-23  1h57m