157 episodes

The WaveBack Music Podcast is all about the most interesting video game music around, and what makes it great. Join Geekade's Kris Randazzo (Stone Age Gamer Podcast) and Matt Raimo (Turning Tracks) as they take a nostalgic trip into the past and present of VGM and explain why these soundtracks are worth listening to whether you're a fan of video games or not.

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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

The WaveBack Music Podcast is all about the most interesting video game music around, and what makes it great. Join Geekade's Kris Randazzo (Stone Age Gamer Podcast) and Matt Raimo (Turning Tracks) as they take a nostalgic trip into the past and present of VGM and explain why these soundtracks are worth listening to whether you're a fan of video games or not.

    TurboGrafx-16 Shooter Special

    TurboGrafx-16 Shooter Special

    Show Notes

    Matt and Kris dive into an all listener request episode dedicated to the TurboGrafx-16. Specifically the platform’s vast array of amazing shooters.          

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    Blazing Lazers by Masatomo Miyamoto, Keiji Takeuchi, and Masanobu Tsukamoto
    Soldier Blade by Masaaki Inoue
    Air Zonk by Daisuke Morishima and Hisashi Matsushita
    Nexzr by Tatsuya Watanabe, Katsuya Yoneda, and Yasushi Wada
    Star Parodier by Hiroshi Saito
    Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams by Kenichi Hirata
    Rayxanber II by Yasuhito Saito
    Ginga Fukei Densetsu Sapphire by T's Music
    Gate of Thunder by M. Takeda
    Lords of Thunder by Satoshi Miyashita

    Background Music


    Various other songs from the games featured

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Spooky Special VIII

    Spooky Special VIII

    Show Notes

    Matt and Kris bring you the 8th annual Spooky Special, chock full of eerie tunes guaranteed to get you in the mood for the Halloween season. Enjoy!         

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    Killer Instinct Gold by Robin Beanland
    Dadish 3 by Tom Young
    Infernax by Jason Létourneau, Jules Conroy, and Olivier Couillard
    Cuphead by Kristofer Maddigan
    ARMS by Atsuko Asahi, and Yasuaki Iwata
    Shovel Knight by Jake Kaufman
    Yoshi's Island by Koji Kondo
    Katana ZERO by LudoWic
    Xenogears by Yasunori Mitsuda 
    Beetlejuice (GB) by David Wise
    The Messenger by RainbowDragonEyes
    Haunted Castle by Kenishi Matsubara

    Background Music


    Ultimate Ghosts n Goblins
    Super Ghouls n Ghosts
    Various other songs from the games featured

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Super Castlevania IV

    Super Castlevania IV

    Show Notes

    Matt and Kris continue their October tradition with the next chronological Castlevania release, Super Castlevania IV for Super NES. This game was a watershed moment for SNES sound design, and has more than earned its legendary status. Enjoy!         

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    Super Castlevania IV
    Masanori Adachi 
    Taro Kudo

    Background Music


    Various other Castlevania songs from the series history
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Gimmick!

    Gimmick!

    Show Notes
    Matt and Kris come back from Summer break with a hidden NES Sunsoft gem, Gimmick! Filled with beautifully impressive music, especially by NES standards, this game has more than earned its cult status. Enjoy!        

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    Gimmick! 
    Masashi Kageyama

    Background Music


    Gimmick! 30th Anniversary OST (He Edition) by R3
    Mr. Gimmick

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Masters of VGM Vol. 2

    Masters of VGM Vol. 2

    Show Notes
    Episode 152: Matt and Kris join up with various other podcasters for Masters of VGM, a month-long celebration of the very best in video game music composers. This week’s episode is all about Matt’s picks. Enjoy!

    NOTE: We'll be going on hiatus for the summer thanks to our busy schedules. We'll be back in September though! Have a great summer, everyone!

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    Masters of VGM
    Yuzo Koshiro
    Takashi Tateishi
    Satoe Terashima
    Koji Kondo

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    Masters of VGM Vol. 1

    Masters of VGM Vol. 1

    Show Notes

    Matt and Kris join up with various other podcasters for Masters of VGM, a month-long celebration of the very best in video game music composers. This week’s episode is all about Kris’s picks. Two are obvious, and two may be a bit less so. Enjoy!

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    Masters of VGM
    Hirokazu Tanaka
    Soyo Oka
    David Wise
    Naoki Kodaka

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Thinknoodles Jr ,

Do it

Do Sonic The Hedgehog 3

NostalgiaHound ,

An Audiophile’s Gem

If you enjoy soundtracks from video games past (and more recent), and ever wondered how deep one could go breaking down those soundtracks, song by song, with all the care of what’s happening in the game and a professional ear for the melodies, syncopation, everything poured into the chip tunes setting the tone and feeling within these games... THIS is your podcast. This is the music appreciation class I wish were on offer, such a quick an enjoyable hour.

Bedroth ,

The Most Fun You Can Have With VGM

What really sets this show apart from the other great VGM casts out there is Kris's pure, unadulturated love for these games and tunes, which just bubbles out of him in every episode. The interplay between the hosts is great, but Kris is one of the few people out there who I think could carry a show purely on his own enthusiasm. Great taste in VGM, as well. You're sure to hear some old favorites and make some new ones.

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