Side-Quest 83. Emotional Orchestras & Other Bops

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This time, we talk about Madelyn’s choice of topic: video game soundtracks! How are they made? Why are they important? Which version of Dearly Beloved is the best? All the questions and more, answered!

As always, you can listen to our podcast basically anywhere you want. Check it out on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Pandora (or head over to our episodes page for even more options). Or just listen below!

The Topic

What makes a good video game soundtrack and what are some of our favorite examples? What kinds of soundtracks are there- stretching from orchestral to licensed pop music? Should a soundtrack be noticeable or should it mostly fade into the background? How on earth does this stuff get made anyway?

The Actual Discussion

We get slightly side-tracked by our need to hype up some of our favorite video game tunes. We talk about Mozart and how he would definitely be a Gamer ™ today. As always, we are bursting with fun but mostly irrelevant facts that we’ve picked up in our research. Also, we tell you which version of Dearly Beloved is our favorite. Listen, that’s an important question.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us about your favorite and least favorite video game tunes in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Mega Man and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

And don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel for the Play This! series, Flashback Fridays, Clickbait Boyfriend Behind-The-Scenes, and other random content! Emma made a playlist of some of her favorite video game tracks- that’s basically like new content, right? Right?

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