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Radio 3's regular jaunt into the latest, brightest and best gaming soundtracks.

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Radio 3's regular jaunt into the latest, brightest and best gaming soundtracks.

    65 Days of Static

    65 Days of Static

    Jessica Curry's adventure into the exhilarating, joyous world of video game music continues with guest Paul Wolinski of band 65daysofstatic.

    Music played in podcast:

    Yuka Kitamura - Soul of Cinder (Dark Souls III)
    Jonne Valtonen - Albion Online Main Theme (Albion Online)
    Disasterpeace - Vignette: Panacea (Hyper Light Drifter)
    Andreas Waldetoft - A New Dawn (Stellaris: Utopia)
    Garry Schyman - The Ocean On His Shoulders (BioShock)
    65daysofstatic - Escape Velocity (No Man's Sky)
    65daysofstatic - Supermoon (No Man's Sky)
    65daysofstatic - Debutante, ft. Debbie Clare.
    65daysofstatic - Blueprint for a Slow Machine (No Man's Sky)
    A Shell in the Pit - Farewell (Wandersong)
    Joel Corelitz - We Run in Tunnels (Hohokum)
    Erik Satie - Gnossienne No 4
    Martin O’Donnell - Vision of a Lasting Flame
    Yoko Shimomura - Apocalypsis Noctis (Final Fantasy XV)
    65daysofstatic - Hypersleep (No Man's Sky)
    65daysofstatic - Blueprint for a Slow Machine (No Man's Sky)
    65daysofstatic - Heliosphere (No Man's Sky)
    Takeshi Furukawa - End Titles (The Last Guardian Suite)

    • 35 min
    Vinyl Special

    Vinyl Special

    Jessica Curry with a special edition of Sound of Gaming looking at video game music on vinyl, including a special report from Newcastle vinyl store 'Chipfreq' plus chiptune and chat from composer Chipzel.

    Music played in podcast:

    Chipzel - Courtesy (Super Hexagon)
    Peter McConnell - Grim Fandango (Grim Fandango)
    Michiru Yamane - Castlevania Theme (Castlevania)
    Lena Raine - Sedate (ESC)
    Chipzel -New Terra (Interstellaria)
    Chipzel - Come On Down (Dicey Dungeons)
    Nobuo Uematsu - The Prelude (Final Fantasy VII Remake)
    Kevin Penkin - Florence (Florence)
    Joe Thwaites/Jim Fowler - The Organ Ice Station (Blood and Truth)
    Jonah Senzel
    Louey's Playhouse - Puzzle Remix (Pony Island)
    Jim Guthrie/J.J. Ipsen - Aspect Imaginarium (Planet Coaster)
    Scott Hansen - L (Hohokum)
    Jonathan Geer - Owlboy Main Title (Owlboy)
    Chipzel - With Love (Phonetic Symphony)
    Chipzel - Recovery (Interstellaria)

    • 40 min
    Wilbert Roget

    Wilbert Roget

    Jessica Curry continues her look at video game music with composer Wilbert Roget II.

    Music played in podcast:

    Wilbert Roget II - A Brotherhood of Heroes (Call of Duty: WWII)
    Christopher Tin - Baba Yetu (Civilisation IV), ft Soweto Gospel Choir.
    Christopher Young - The Saboteur Theme (The Saboteur)
    James Hannigan - Soviet March (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3)
    Wilbert Roget II - Cobra in the Hedgerow (Call of Duty: WWII)
    Wilbert Roget II - Berga (Call of Duty: WWII)
    Koji Kondo - Legend of Zelda: Suite
    Wilbert Roget II - Home (Call of Duty: World War II)
    Claude Vivier - Zipangu
    Wilbert Roget II - A Matter of Time - Main theme (Mortal Kombat 11)
    Wilbert Roget II - The Plains (Anew: The Distant Light)
    Gareth Coker - Shriek's Tale (Ori and Will of the Wisps)
    Christophe Héral - Food Invaded (Rayman Legends)
    Marcin Przybyłowicz - The Trail (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)

    • 34 min
    2020 Games Bafta Awards Special

    2020 Games Bafta Awards Special

    Jessica Curry with news of the winners at the 2020 Games Baftas, plus interviews with nominees for the music award.

    Music played in podcast:

    Bear McCreary - Deliverance (God of War)
    Bear McCreary - Ashes (God of War), ft. Eivor
    Andrew Prahlow - Timber Hearth (Outer Wilds)
    Petri Alanko - Loquitur Ahti Sequuntur (Control)
    Guy Jackson - I Picture You Before Me (Sea of Solitude)
    J.J. Ipsen - Green Shoots (Planet Zoo)
    Ludvig Forssell - Spatial Awareness (Death Stranding)
    Brad Fotsch - Spring Jive (Wattam)
    Sam Bird - Operation Receiver (Wattam)
    Daniel Olsén/Jonathan Eng - Sayonara Wild Heart (Sayonara Wild Hearts) ft. Linnea Olsson
    Laurence Chapman - Heaven's Vault (Heaven's Vault)
    Ryo Nagamatsu - Sword Search on Koholint Island (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)
    British Sea Power - Instrument of Surrender (Disco Elysium)
    Olivier Derivière - Massacre (A Plague Tale: Innocence)
    British Sea Power - Disco Elysium, pt. 1 (Disco Elysium)

    • 29 min
    Sarah Schachner

    Sarah Schachner

    Jessica Curry has the latest and greatest music for video games plus an interview with composer Sarah Schachner.

    Music played:

    Sarah Schachner - Return Of The Medjay (Assassin’s Creed Origins)
    Jessica Curry (arr by Materia Collective) - All the Earth (Everybody's Gone to the Rapture)
    Yoko Shimomura - The Other Promise (Kingdom Hearts II)
    Cœur De Pirate ‎– Final Breath (Child Of Light)
    Sarah Schachner - Main Theme (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare)
    Sarah Schachner - Ezio's Family (Assassin's Creed Origins)
    Sarah Schachner - Legion of Dawn (Anthem Legion of Dawn)
    Yoko Kanno - Hana Wa Saku "Flowers Will Bloom"
    Joel Nielsen - Apprehension (Black Mesa)
    Jerry Martin - Under Construction (The Sims)
    Sarah Schachner - Piccadilly Circus (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare)
    Mike Morasky - Icosahedron (Half-Life: Alyx)
    Sam Webster - Puzz (Grindstone)

    • 29 min
    Finding the heart of sound

    Finding the heart of sound

    Jessica Curry has the latest and greatest music for video games.

    Composing duo The Flight have been behind the scores for Alien: Isolation, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and the Ivor Novello winning Horizon Zero Dawn, which really push the sonic boundaries of how games music can sound. Alexis Smith from the Flight joins Jessica in the studio to talk about how you collaborate on a game and why creating and experimenting with new sounds and instrumentation, from harmonica orchestras to analogue robots, can bring a game score to life.

    Plus Jessica has a eclectic and surprising mix of musical treats from games, including music by American singer Rhiannon Giddens, an epic opera boss from Nier: Automata and a classic track from the world's most famous - and certainly fastest - hedgehog, Sonic.

    Get in touch - email soundofgaming@bbc.co.uk

    Greg Edmonson - Nate's Theme (Uncharted: Drake's Fortune)
    Rhiannon Giddens/Daniel Lanois - Mountain Hymn (Red Dead Redemption II)
    David García - The Seed of the Name (Arise: A Simple Story)
    The Flight - A Wanderer's Work (Horizon Zero Dawn)
    The Flight - A Resplendent Soil (Horizon Zero Dawn)
    The Flight - Territory of None (Horizon Zero Dawn)
    Jared Emerson-Johnson - Ted E. Bear's Mafia-Free Playland And Casino (Sam and Max Save the World)
    Masato Nakamura - Sonic the Hedgehog: a Symphonic Suite
    Philip Sheppard - Little One (Detroit: Become Human)
    Keiichi Okabe - A Beautiful Song (NieR: Automata)
    The Flight - Hills of Attika (Assassin's Creed Odyssey)
    The Flight - Athens, Birthplace of Democracy (Assassin's Creed Odyssey)
    The Flight - Ash Hills (Assassin's Creed Odyssey)
    The Flight - Beads Fall on Bronze (Horizon Zero Dawn)
    The Flight - Legendary Animals (Assassin's Creed Odyssey)
    Kan R. Gao - To the Moon - Main Theme

    • 33 min

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