The VGMO Podcast
By VGMO -Video Game Music Online-
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Join us for a roundtable discussion of everything relating to game music, from its evolution to close looks at some of our favorite games and series. VGMO -Video Game Music Online- is the definitive journalistic resource for game music. Each month, our rotating cast of speakers from all corners of the globe discuss a new aspect of game music that interests or excites us, whether it's a thirty-year-old chiptune or an elaborate rockestra - or anything in between. Don't hesitate to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tweet (@V_G_M_O) us with comments, questions, or suggestions!
||CleanEpisode 12: Yoko Shimomura||Greg and Richard discuss at great length the splendid and prolific career of legendary VGM composer Yoko Shimomura. There is much to tackle between her humble beginnings, her rise to the spotlight and her ever-evolving sound. Tune in as they discuss tra||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Little-known soundtracks by well-known composers||Shoji Meguro, Jesper Kyd, Yoko Shimomura. Household names to any follower of video game music. But how much of their work do we know beyond the hits that made them famous? Join contributors KT Wong and Michael Hughes as they discuss some of their favori||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Character Themes from Final Fantasy VI||Final Fantasy VI continues shine as one of the best RPGs of the SNES era, as well as one of the best games on the system at all. While there are many aspects of the game that remain memorable to this day, the soundtrack stands out as a shining example o||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Donkey Kong Country||Simon and Markus discuss the music behind the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Hiroki Kikuta||Episode 7 features Simon Elchlepp and KT Wong who talk about the work of Hiroki Kikuta, one of the most prolific Japanese composers in games.||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Castlevania||Episode 6 features Oliver and Brenna Wilkes of Original Sound Version, who talk about the music of the Castlevania series for a special Halloween episode||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Music of Dragon Quest I-IV||Episode 5: The Music of Dragon Quest I-IV features Simon Elchlepp, Oliver Jia, and Joe Hammond as they talk about the history of Dragon Quest, ranging from the first title to the fourth while exploring the different arrangements of the themes, all com||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Women in Game Music||Episode 4: Women in Game Music features Bonnie Bogovich, our first guest speaker. We discuss what makes this topic so important to talk about, the different approaches to this topic in Eastern and Western game music scenes, and explore important game mu||4/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Do You Have To Have Played The Game?||Episode 3: “Do You Have To Have Played The Game?” features Joe, Markus, and Simon discussing the question of how playing a game can influence the listener’s perception of a score. From the feeling of listening to music from a childhood game to the||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Music of Metal Gear||Episode 2: The music of Metal Gear features Oliver, Don, and Renzo as they talk about the history of the Metal Gear franchise and the music behind the most popular games, ranging from the first Metal Gear all the way to the most recent Metal Gear Soli||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Sound of Games||Episode 1: The Sound of Games features Markus, Simon, and KT as they talk about some of their favorite lesser-known game scores over the course of game music history. The games they discuss include Gaplus, Mystic Quest, Xenosaga Episode II, EverQuest||1/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|