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Exploring the very best video game music from past and present. Every month we explore music from your favorite games and find new soundtracks you're bound to enjoy. Casting barSILENCE enhances the defenses of the listener against a silent world.

barSILENCE: A Video Game Music Podcast Jameson Empire

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Exploring the very best video game music from past and present. Every month we explore music from your favorite games and find new soundtracks you're bound to enjoy. Casting barSILENCE enhances the defenses of the listener against a silent world.

    Ridge Racer: Ridge City FM2

    Ridge Racer: Ridge City FM2

    [Episode 27] This month on barSILENCE, we're returning to the streets of Ridge City once again, revving our engines and drifting through the incredible soundtracks of Rave Racer from the arcade and Rage Racer on the PlayStation!

    Get behind the wheel of the raving sounds of 1995's arcade perfection, Rave Racer, featuring the final Ridge Racer soundtrack by Shinji Hosoe, Nobuyoshi Sano, Ayako Saso, and the first appearance of Takayuki Aihara.

    Then, we'll tune into the new generation of breakbeat and grooving drum and bass sound from the 1997 PlayStation release of Rage Racer, composed by Hiroshi Okubo and Tetsukazu Nakanishi.

    Let it hit’em!


    Special shoutout in this episode to Fantikun for helping select a few tracks and carrying the torch for this series with me online!

    Follow them on Twitter
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    Listen to More Ridge Racer Music:
    Episode 12: Ridge Racer: Ridge City FM1

    Episode 13: Ridge Racer: Time Extended


    Tracklisting:

    00:00:00 - LINX ON (Rave Racer) [Shinji Hosoe - Megaten]

    00:00:49 - Intro & Rave Racer

    00:05:45 - EXH* NOTES (Rave Racer) [Nobuyoshi Sano - Sanodg]

    00:12:18 - Rare Hero 3 (Pacific Mix) (Rave Racer) [Nobuyoshi Sano - Sanodg]

    00:17:23 - Euphoria (Rave Racer) [Ayako Saso - Aya]

    00:22:21 - Heat Floor (Rave Racer) [Shinji Hosoe - Megaten]

    00:27:35 - Jazz Mission (Rave Racer) [Nobuyoshi Sano - Sanodg]

    00:33:13 - Blue Topaz (Rave Racer) [Takayuki Aihara - J99]

    00:38:15 - Rage Racer

    00:43:11 - Introduction (Rage Racer) [Hiroshi Okubo]

    00:44:01 - Rage Racer (Rage Racer) [Hiroshi Okubo]

    00:49:09 - Mathemabeat (Rage Racer) [Hiroshi Okubo]

    00:54:17 - Volcano Vehicle (Rage Racer) [Tetsukazu Nakanishi]

    00:59:25 - Lightning Luge (Rage Racer) [Tetsukazu Nakanishi]

    01:04:33 - Results (Rage Racer) [Tetsukazu Nakanishi & Shinji Hosoe]

    01:07:07 - Silver Stream (Rage Racer) [Hiroshi Okubo & Ayako Saso]

    01:14:22 - Outro

    01:16:28 - Deep Drive (Rage Racer) [Tetsukazu Nakanishi]


    barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best video game music in the world! You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do, and I am grateful for that.

    If you want to become a member of the Legion of VGM, consider subscribing to the show on Patreon! As a thank you for subscribing, you will get access to an exclusive Bonus Beats show each month! Click here to learn more!

    Shout-outs to two fantastic friends of the show and members of the Legion of VGM:

    Shujin Academy VGM Club: The creatively themed episodes of this video game music podcast are the brainchild of the venerable Professor Tom. Please listen to and follow this excellent VGM Podcast!

    SuperPod Saga: This fantastic video game variety podcast hosted by Aaron, is a show on a mission to discuss every video game topic ever! Give it a listen and follow for weekly episodes!


    Connect with the show!

    Patreon - /barSILENCE

    Twitter - @barSilenceVGM

    Instagram - @barSILENCE

    Threads - @barSILENCE

    BlueSky - @barsilencevgm.bsky.social


    More ways to listen:

    Listen to past episodes at barsilence.com

    8Beats Radio - 24/7 VGM Music & Mixes

    Terra Player App - VGM & Gaming Podcasts & More

    YouTube - Monthly Videos

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Wii Channel Tunes

    Wii Channel Tunes

    [Episode 26] This month barSILENCE is waggling our Wii-motes to the music of a few of the Channels on the Nintendo Wii!

    In the mid-2000s, the Nintendo Wii system music made sure that every game and non-game on the "little system that could" was a fun time for all ages!

    Get ready for a nostalgia-packed, motion-controlled, and chillaxing tour of the music from ten of the best Nintendo Wii Channels, composed by the legendary Kazumi Totaka.

    Tune in to these Channels and let’s jam!


    Tracklisting:

    00:00:00 - Start Wii (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:00:02 - Intro & Nintendo Wii Origins

    00:06:06 - Mii Channel Banner (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:06:10 - Mii Channel Medley (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:08:56- Check Mii Out Channel Banner (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:09:07 - Main Menu (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:10:10- Contest Menu (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:11:42 - Contest Winner Parade (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:13:08 - Submission Plaza (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:16:04 - Everybody Votes Channel Banner (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:16:08 - The Results Are In! (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:17:04 - Answering The Question (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:18:43 - Vote Results (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:21:16 - Wii U Transfer Tool (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:21:17 - Transfer Tool Menus (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:23:17 - Photo List (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:25:52 - Slideshow (Scenic) (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:31:36 - Wii Channels & Kazumi Totaka

    00:36:32 - Food Delivery Channel Banner (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:36:37 - Main Theme (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:40:03 - Ordering Party Food (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:42:41 - Ordering All Food (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:44:49 - Ordering Fast Food (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:47:08 - Confirmation (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:50:32 - Forecast Channel Banner (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:50:37 - Local Forecast (Daytime) (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:52:56 - Wii Speak Channel Banner (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:53:18 - Speaker Room (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:54:53 - News Channel Banner (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:54:57 - Global News View (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:58:22 - Slideshow (Daytime) [Kazumi Totaka]

    01:02:39 - Outro

    01:04:42 - Wii Shop Channel Banner (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]

    01:05:04 - Wii Shop Channel (Nintendo Wii) [Kazumi Totaka]


    barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best video game music in the world! You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do, and I am grateful for that.

    If you want to become a member of the Legion of VGM, consider subscribing to the show on Patreon! As a thank you for subscribing, you will get access to an exclusive Bonus Beats show each month

    Shout-outs to two fantastic friends of the show and members of the Legion of VGM:

    Shujin Academy VGM Club:
    The creatively themed episodes of this video game music podcast are the brainchild of the venerable Professor Tom. Please listen to and follow this excellent VGM Podcast!

    SuperPod Saga:
    This fantastic video game variety podcast hosted by Aaron, is a show on a mission to discuss every video game topic ever! Give it a listen and follow for weekly episodes!


    Connect with the show!

    Patreon - /barSILENCE

    Twitter - @barSilenceVGM

    Instagram - @barSILENCE

    Threads - @barSILENCE

    BlueSky - @barsilencevgm.bsky.social


    More ways to listen:

    Listen to past episodes at barsilence.com

    8Beats Radio - 24/7 VGM Music & Mixes

    Terra Player App - VGM & Gaming Podcasts & More

    YouTube - Monthly Videos

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bomberman Hero

    Bomberman Hero

    [Episode 25] This month barSILENCE heading to Planet Bomber with the incredible planet and genre-hopping soundtrack to Bomberman Hero for the Nintendo 64 by Master of VGM, June Chikuma.

    This versatile mix of Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Acid House, and Trip Hop music come together perfectly in this soundtrack that has become legendary among fans of the game, and remains one of the very best on the Nintendo 64.

    Take a listen dive in and enjoy this one-of-a-kind soundtrack that was way ahead of its time in 1998!


    Tracklisting:

    00:00:00 - Foehn (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:03:09 - Intro & Bomberman Hero

    00:08:02 - Supplement (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:09:57 - Redial (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:13:07 - Monogenic (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:16:16 - Oropharynx (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:18:14 - Cell (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:21:23 - Dessert (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:24:33 - Realtor (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:27:42 - Fatidic (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:30:53 - Bomberman Hero & June Chikuma

    00:34:17 - Wok (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:37:26 - Mimesis (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:40:36 - Tripod (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:43:45 - Spiral (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:46:54 - Landlord (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:50:04 - Beak (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:51:10 - Zip (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:54:20 - Milky (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]

    00:57:32 - Outro

    00:59:27 - Unknown (Bomberman Hero) [June Chikuma]


    barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best video game music in the world! You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do, and I am grateful for that.

    If you want to become a member of the Legion of VGM, consider subscribing to the show on Patreon! As a thank you for subscribing, you will get access to an exclusive Bonus Beats show each month! Click here to learn more!

    Shout-outs to two fantastic friends of the show and members of the Legion of VGM:

    Shujin Academy VGM Club: The creatively themed episodes of this video game music podcast are the brainchild of the venerable Professor Tom. Please listen to and follow this excellent VGM Podcast!

    SuperPod Saga: This fantastic video game variety podcast hosted by Aaron, is a show on a mission to discuss every video game topic ever! Give it a listen and follow for weekly episodes!


    Connect with the show!

    Patreon - /barSILENCE

    Twitter - @barSilenceVGM

    Instagram - @barSILENCE

    Threads - @barSILENCE

    BlueSky - @barsilencevgm.bsky.social


    More ways to listen:

    Listen to past episodes at barsilence.com

    8Beats Radio - 24/7 VGM Music & Mixes

    Terra Player App - VGM & Gaming Podcasts & More

    YouTube - Monthly Videos

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

    [Episode 24] This month barSILENCE is gearing up for a sonic showdown featuring the electrifying and industrofunky soundtrack of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 on PC!

    We’re listening to the musical genius of Frank Klepacki as we groove to this adrenaline-pumping and hard-hitting soundtrack that accompanies this best-selling real-time strategy game from Westwood Studios.

    Released in 2000, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2’s gameplay has remained a favorite among fans of the genre and this wickedly great soundtrack is the perfect backdrop for the chaos of World War 3.

    Get the units ready and prepare yourself for this electro-metal meets funk masterpiece of war Command & Conquer style.

    THE INVASION HAS BEGUN!


    Tracklisting:

    00:00:00 - Grinder (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:02:26 - Intro: Background & Plot

    00:06:29 - Ready The Army (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:11:17 - Industrofunk (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:14:26 - Motorized (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:18:23 - Power (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:22:18 - Red Alert 2: 2001 & Success

    00:26:39 - 200 Meters (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:30:46 - Jank (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:34:29 - In Deep (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:37:49 - Burn (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:42:16 - Red Alert 2: Westwood Studios & Frank Klepacki

    00:45:11 - Destroy (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:50:13 - Blow It Up (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:53:22 - Fortification (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    00:57:18 - Hell March 2 (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]

    01:00:59 - Outro

    01:02:57 - Probing (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) [Frank Klepacki]


    barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best video game music in the world! You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do, and I am grateful for that.

    If you want to become a member of the Legion of VGM, consider subscribing to the show on Patreon! As a thank you for subscribing, you will get access to an exclusive Bonus Beats show each month! Click here to learn more!

    Shout-outs to two fantastic friends of the show and members of the Legion of VGM:

    Shujin Academy VGM Club: The creatively themed episodes of this video game music podcast are the brainchild of the venerable Professor Tom. Please listen to and follow this excellent VGM Podcast!

    SuperPod Saga: This fantastic video game variety podcast hosted by Aaron, is a show on a mission to discuss every video game topic ever! Give it a listen and follow for weekly episodes!


    Connect with the show!

    Patreon - /barSILENCE

    Twitter - @barSilenceVGM

    Instagram - @barSILENCE

    Threads - @barSILENCE

    BlueSky - @barsilencevgm.bsky.social


    More ways to listen:

    Listen to past episodes at barsilence.com

    8Beats Radio - 24/7 VGM Music & Mixes

    Terra Player App - VGM & Gaming Podcasts & More

    YouTube - Monthly Videos

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Extreme-G: Phase 1

    Extreme-G: Phase 1

    [Episode 23] This month barSILENCE is breaking the speed of sound with the incredible beats of the first two Extreme-G games on the Nintendo 64!

    If you are a fan of futuristic racers, this long-dormant series is worth heading back to for its incredible sense of speed, awesome weapons, and cyberpunk futurism. Tune in for some of the absolute best trance, drum and bass, and jungle tunes that this roller coaster-like, speed freak frenzy on the N64 has to offer!

    Also, big-up to the composers behind two of my favorite soundtracks, Simon Robertson & Stephen Root!

    Prepare for the ride of your life!

    -------------
    Tracklisting:

    00:00:00 - sequence G - Desert I (Extreme-G) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:02:45 - Intro & Extreme-G

    00:07:12 - Space Station (Extreme-G) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:08:46 - Mines / Canyons I - Desert I (Extreme-G) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:11:28 - Mines / Canyons II (Extreme-G) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:14:24 - City I (Extreme-G) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:17:10 - City II (Extreme-G) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:20:05 - City III (Extreme-G) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:22:57 - Desert II (Extreme-G) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:25:47 - Extreme-G 2: Part 1

    00:29:30 - Carneth (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:31:47 - Main Menu (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:34:44 - Aquanor (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:39:42 - Sensara (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:44:35 - Tethra (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:48:27 - Extreme-G 2: Part 2

    00:50:43 - Anville (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    00:55:17 - Hydra Prime (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    01:00:10 - Tox City (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    01:05:04 - Cordilon (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    01:09:03 - Eschaton (Extreme-G 2) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]

    01:13:48 - Outro & Ending Songs

    01:16:13 - Calm Down (View Results) (Extreme-G 2 - PC CD-ROM) [Simon Robertson & Stephen
    Root]

    01:18:56 - Lumania Landing Bay (Extreme-G 2 - PC CD-ROM) [Simon Robertson & Stephen Root]


    barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best video game music in the world! You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do, and I am grateful for that.

    If you want to become a member of the Legion of VGM, consider subscribing to the show on Patreon! As a thank you for subscribing, you will get access to an exclusive Bonus Beats show each month! Click here to learn more!

    Shout-outs to two fantastic friends of the show and members of the Legion of VGM:

    Shujin Academy VGM Club: The creatively themed episodes of this video game music podcast are the brainchild of the venerable Professor Tom. Please listen to and follow this excellent VGM Podcast!

    SuperPod Saga: This fantastic video game variety podcast hosted by Aaron, is a show on a mission to discuss every video game topic ever! Give it a listen and follow for weekly episodes!


    Connect with the show!

    Patreon - /barSILENCE

    Twitter - @barSilenceVGM

    Instagram - @barSILENCE

    Threads - @barSILENCE

    BlueSky - @barsilencevgm.bsky.social


    More ways to listen:

    Listen to past episodes at barsilence.com

    8Beats Radio - 24/7 VGM Music & Mixes

    Terra Player App - VGM & Gaming Podcasts & More

    YouTube - Monthly Videos

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Winter Mix 2

    Winter Mix 2

    [Episode 22] This month barSILENCE is welcoming the return of winter with another chilly playlist filled with the frostiest video game music out there!

    Let’s make our way through snowy forests and fields of silvery white while we listen to the extraordinary way video game music perfectly captures the experience of an icy landscape.

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    Listen to more Winter VGM: Winter Mix 1


    Tracklisting:
    00:00:00 - Snowy (Undertale) [Toby Fox]

    00:01:42 - Intro

    00:04:53 - Mystic Forest (Tales of Phantasia) [Motoi Sakuraba & Shinji Tamura]

    00:07:43 - Snowman Waltz (Momotarou Dentetsu Happy) [Kazuyuki Sekiguchi & Kazuaki Miyaji]

    00:08:54 - Pluto (Hiouden: Mamono Tachi Tono Chikai) [Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, & Hiroya Hatsushiba]

    00:12:23 - Snow Passage Village (Ihatovo Monogatari) [Tsukasa Tawada]

    00:14:35 - Snowman (Earthbound) [Akio Ohmori, Ritsuo Kamimura, Keiichi Suzuki, & Hirokazu Tanaka]

    00:16:55 - Regional Forecast (Daytime) (Wii Forecast Channel) [Kazumi Totaka]

    00:19:38 - Ice Mountain (Super Mario Galaxy) [Mahito Yokota]

    00:21:05 - System Music: System Settings (TV) (Wii U System Settings) [Nintendo EAD]

    00:23:00 - Macalania Woods (Final Fantasy X) [Masashi Hamauzu]

    00:26:13 - Phendrana Drifts (Metroid Prime) [Kenji Yamamoto]

    00:29:57 - Loading Menu (Bomberman World) [Hironao Yamamoto]

    00:30:57 - Untamed Heart (Klonoa: Door to Phantomile) [Eriko Imura]

    00:36:48 - Lost Paintings (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) [Michiru Yamane]

    00:38:27 - Still of the Night (Secret of Mana) [Hiroki Kikuta]

    00:43:28 - Wandering (Final Fantasy X) [Masashi Hamauzu]

    00:48:01 - Snow Ruins (Rune Factory Frontier) [Tomoko Morita]

    00:52:38 - Cave (The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild) [Yasuaki Iwata]

    00:55:33 - Snowy Mount Valac (Night) (Xenoblade Chronicles) [ACE+]

    00:58:38 - The Frostlands (Octopath Traveler) [Yasunori Nishiki]

    01:02:53 - October Child (Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream) [Yoko Kanno]

    01:07:21 - Outro

    01:09:19 - Come Again to Christmas (The 3rd Birthday) [Tsuyoshi Sekito]


    barSILENCE is a monthly podcast crafted to celebrate and explore the best video game music in the world! You’re here because you enjoy the same thing that I do, and I am grateful for that.

    If you want to become a member of the Legion of VGM, consider subscribing to the show on Patreon! As a thank you for subscribing, you will get access to an exclusive Bonus Beats show each month! Click here to learn more!

    Shout-outs to two fantastic friends of the show and members of the Legion of VGM:

    Shujin Academy VGM Club: The creatively themed episodes of this video game music podcast are the brainchild of the venerable Professor Tom. Please listen to and follow this excellent VGM Podcast!

    SuperPod Saga: This fantastic video game variety podcast hosted by Aaron, is a show on a mission to discuss every video game topic ever! Give it a listen and follow for weekly episodes!


    Connect with the show!

    Patreon - /barSILENCE

    Twitter - @barSilenceVGM

    Instagram - @barSILENCE

    Threads - @barSILENCE

    BlueSky - @barsilencevgm.bsky.social


    More ways to listen:

    Listen to past episodes at barsilence.com

    8Beats Radio - 24/7 VGM Music & Mixes

    Terra Player App - VGM & Gaming Podcasts & More

    YouTube - Monthly Videos

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