14 episodes

Discussing film, television, and video game music with the fans, geeks, and superfreaks! The Soundtrack is a podcast created and hosted by Zack Demos, owner/artist of Mute City Music and featuring a different special guest each episode.

This show will attempt to be both entertaining and informative as Zack dives into a complex music industry where some of the world's most popular and universal music can be heard...the soundtrack! As a musician on the "inside," Zack discusses popular as well as lesser known music and composers of movies, shows, and games from a more in-depth perspective.

*WARNING: Contents may contain high levels of nerdy music, film, TV, and gamer talk*

The Soundtrack Mute City Music

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    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

Discussing film, television, and video game music with the fans, geeks, and superfreaks! The Soundtrack is a podcast created and hosted by Zack Demos, owner/artist of Mute City Music and featuring a different special guest each episode.

This show will attempt to be both entertaining and informative as Zack dives into a complex music industry where some of the world's most popular and universal music can be heard...the soundtrack! As a musician on the "inside," Zack discusses popular as well as lesser known music and composers of movies, shows, and games from a more in-depth perspective.

*WARNING: Contents may contain high levels of nerdy music, film, TV, and gamer talk*

    The DNA of 007: Themes and Motifs in Ian Fleming's James Bond ~ Episode 14

    The DNA of 007: Themes and Motifs in Ian Fleming's James Bond ~ Episode 14

    "James Bond Will Return" graces the end credits of every movie in the series since the 1960s, and for good reason. These films, while perhaps not individually, have collectively stood the test of time by being the driving force in the spy genre while also staying true to the decades in which they were released. In a way, this series is a sort of documentary capturing the world's rich history and cultures through action, adventure, espionage, romance, and of course, music. This episode aims to uncover specific themes and musical patterns (motifs) - the building blocks that create that unique "spy" sound in all the movies. Zack and Jon answer the question, "Why does James Bond music sound he same, yet fresh and original in each movie?" After an epic 3-week 007 marathon that led up to the premiere of Skyfall in 2012, Zack and Jon are excited to get back in the ring to talk about one of their all-time favorite franchises. "For England, James?"

    *Mute City Music, LLC is a trademark of E. Zachary Demos. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The sole purpose of this podcast is for the criticism, commentary, and teaching of copyrighted works*

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hyrule Field of Dreams: Top 11 Songs from The Legend of Zelda ~ Episode 13

    Hyrule Field of Dreams: Top 11 Songs from The Legend of Zelda ~ Episode 13

    Much like how Link in Majora's Mask collects a variety of masks to transform into different characters for completing the game, all the music in The Legend of Zelda series has accomplished a similar thing throughout the years. Each and every game in the series has been significant to the franchise as a whole as they all have their own unique aesthetic and style - captured perfectly by the music. Zack explains the value of each style of music within these different tracks throughout the series, as well as the artistic layers that help each song achieve that style. So, in the words of Link's fairy guide, Navi...

    "HEY! LISTEN!"

    *Mute City Music, LLC is a trademark of E. Zachary Demos. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The sole purpose of this podcast is for the criticism, commentary, and teaching of copyrighted works*

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Final Frontier: Exploring 50 Years of Star Trek Music ~ Episode 12

    The Final Frontier: Exploring 50 Years of Star Trek Music ~ Episode 12

    Alex Reed stops by one more time before returning to L.A. to continue his screenwriting career, but we just couldn't let him go without first discussing his #1 favorite franchise! Reed is a huge Trekkie and his knowledge of that music is no exception. Sit back and relax as we warp through 50 years of film and television soundtracks from the iconic space exploration series!

    *Mute City Music, LLC is a trademark of E. Zachary Demos. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The sole purpose of this podcast is for the criticism, commentary, and teaching of copyrighted works*

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Anime-niacs: A Review of Theme Songs in Japanese Animation ~ Episode 11

    Anime-niacs: A Review of Theme Songs in Japanese Animation ~ Episode 11

    Jon and Zack are taking the party to Japan as they share some of their favorite theme songs in the world of Anime! Over a span of 20+ years and from T.V. to internet (Crunchyroll, if you're listening...*cough cough*), Japanese anime has been responsible for some of our all-time favorite shows including Digimon, Trigun, and more recently...One Punch Man!  Get ready for guitar licks and horn rips in this action-packed episode!

    YouTube Artist Spotlight --> https://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyJules7X

    *Mute City Music, LLC is a trademark of E. Zachary Demos. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The sole purpose of this podcast is for the criticism, commentary, and teaching of copyrighted works*

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Donkey Kong: A Different Kind of "Country" Music ~ Episode 10

    Donkey Kong: A Different Kind of "Country" Music ~ Episode 10

    What makes a great video game soundtrack? How many different ways can one use music in a game? Why are there so many memorable tracks in games? Why are you being asked all these questions? Using one of the most iconic characters and series of games as an example, Zack attempts to answer all these questions and more by breaking down the phases and aspects of an entertaining adventure game and how music can be created to enhance the player's experience from start to finish. The Donkey Kong Country soundtracks, composed largely by David Wise, effectively demonstrate the possibilities for impact that music can have throughout a game and how the music can set the tone going forward. Get ready for a lot of musical examples and a chat with Sydney Brega, retro gamer and DK superfan!

    *Mute City Music, LLC is a trademark of E. Zachary Demos. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The sole purpose of this podcast is for the criticism, commentary, and teaching of copyrighted works*

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Lord of the Themes: Howard Shore's Music for Middle-earth ~ Episode 9

    Lord of the Themes: Howard Shore's Music for Middle-earth ~ Episode 9

    This episode is all about The Lord of the Rings as Zack shines a "leit" on the compositional technique known as "leitmotif" as used by Howard Shore throughout the iconic film trilogy. He shares a couple of his favorite tracks before opening up the discussion to his brother, Alex, but just as the Fellowship encountered many surprises during their adventure, there just might be a surprise or two in store for this episode... 

    Check out Nerdwriter's analysis of Shore's music at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7BkmF8CJpQ 

    Also, a quick shout-out to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Voices, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and all the incredible soloists for their performances on these soundtracks since Zack forgot to do it during the episode!!*Mute City Music, LLC is a trademark of E. Zachary Demos. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The sole purpose of this podcast is for the criticism, commentary, and teaching of copyrighted works*

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

smoothmove04 ,

Best Podcast for Music in Media!

This is the best podcast I've found analyzing music in all forms of media. It's fun, entertaining and refreshing! Listen in!

Huntrguy102 ,

Awesome!

Finally a great podcast about music in media! Definitely recommending to my friends!

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