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.


Sound of Play: 236 – the videogame music podcast

For your pleasure and relaxation, the team have compiled a mellow playlist for Sound of Play 236. 

This continuous mix travels through some loose groupings of tunes: starting with Nintendo chill followed by (mostly) ambient electronic music from indie games; then some laid back cues from open-world games followed by Tomb Raider deep cuts; before rounding things off with some JRPG goodness.

Music featured in this podcast:
1. BGM 3 by Hirokazu Tanaka – Mario Paint, 19922. Dire Dire Docks by Koji Kondo – Super Mario 64, 19963. Astral Observatory by Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, 20004. The Forest of Hope by Hajime Wakai – Pikmin, 20015. Gateway Galaxy by Mahito Yokota – Super Mario Galaxy, 20076. Luma by Mahito Yokota – Super Mario Galaxy, 20077. Phendrana Drifts by Kenji Yamamoto – Metroid Prime, 20028. Birdman by Dan Hess – Pilotwings 64, 19969. Hateno Village (Day) by Yasuaki Iwata – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 201710. Family by Koji Kondo – Super Mario Galaxy, 2007
11. Komorebi by Berlinist – Gris, 201912. Crossroads by Christopher Larkin – Hollow Knight, 201713. A Chorus of Tongues by Disasterpeace – Hyper Light Drifter, 201614. Door by C418 – Minecraft – Volume Alpha, 201115. Birth by Austin Wintory – flOw, 200616. Seriola Lalandi by Austin Wintory – ABZÛ, 201617. Reflection by Christopher Larkin – Hollow Knight, 201718. Campfires by Jim Guthrie – Below, 201819. Sounds from Shattered Seashells by Obfusc – Monument Valley, 201420. Winter (The Wind Can Be Still) by ConcernedApe – Stardew Valley, 201621. The Ballad of the Space Babies by Jim Guthrie – Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, 201122. Memory by Disasterpeace – FEZ, 2012
23. In Great Strides by Joris de Man – Horizon Zero Dawn, 201724. Waterfront by Hajime Wakai – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 201725. Tour of Venice by Jesper Kyd – Assassin’s Creed II, 200926. The Madam by Jesper Kyd – Assassin’s Creed II, 2009Back to Tour of Venice by Jesper Kyd – Assassin’s Creed II, 200927. Wind in the Caroberta Wood by Marcin Przybylowicz – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine, 201628. Out There in Appalachia by Inon Zur – Fallout 76, 201829. Already Dead by Bill Elm & Woody Jackson – Red Dead Redemption, 201130. Estancia by Bill Elm & Woody Jackson – Red Dead Redemption, 201131. Moonlight by Daniel Lanois, Daryl Johnson, Joseph Maize, Darryl Hatcher & Rhiannon Giddens – Red Dead Redemption 2, 2018
31. She’s Cool by Nathan McCree – Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft, 199832. The Bridge Of Many Sides by Pixel Audio – Lara Croft GO, 201533. Coastal Thailand – Remnants by Troels B. Folmann – Tomb Raider: Underworld, 200834. Where The Depths Unfold by McCree – Tomb Raider, 199635. Coastal Thailand – Ruins by Troels B. Folmann – Tomb Raider: Underworld, 200836. Credits 3 by Troels B. Folmann – Tomb Raider Legend, 200637. Longing For Home by Nathan McCree – Tomb Raider, 1996
38. Prelude by Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy XI, 200239. Fortress of Lies by Keiichi Okabe – NieR:Automata, 201740. Peaceful Sleep (Arranged by Cheng Bi Meets Masato Ishinari) by Keiichi Okabe – NieR:Automata Arranged & Unreleased Tracks, 201741. The Angel’s Tears by Mitsuto Suzuki – Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, 201342. Missing Link by Mitsuto Suzuki – Final Fantasy XIII-2, 201143. World of Mana by Yoko Shimomura – Legend of Mana, 199944. Old Castle by the Lake -Genso Suikoden III- by Takashi Yoshida, arranged by Shusei Murai – Genso Suikoden Piano Collection ~Avertunerio Antes Lance Mao~, 200245. Wandering by Masashi Hamauzu – Final Fantasy X, 200146. To The Successor of the Crystal by Kumi Tanioka – Final Fa...


 2020-02-12  1h32m