It’s June, and that means it’s Masters of VGM month! This year, the focus across all of the participating VGM podcasts is to shine a spotlight on composers that we feel don’t get enough attention in the media. We’ve invited longtime contributor and friend The Diad to highlight four of his favorite underrated game music maestros, and Ed has shared in kind. Tune in to catch up on some great tunes you may not have heard before!
NOTE: Due to a microphone failure, there is a slight change in quality in Ed’s voice for the last few segments of the show.
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1 – “Hot & Dangerous (Beach BGM)” from Beat Street (Expansion OST), (Android, iOS, 2019) Composed by Maxo (Max Coburn)
2 – “Razormind” from Payday 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Switch, 2014) Composed by Simon Viklund
3 – “Welcome to your Heart” from RiverWorld (Windows, 1998) Composed by Stéphane Picq
4 – “Goon City” from Pandemonium 2 (PS1, PC, 1997) Composed by Burke Trieschmann
5 – “Fight and Flight” (PC-98 remix) from Lovers of Aether (PC, Android, iOS, 2019) composed by Flashygoodness
6 – “LAX” from There Came an Echo (PC, PS4, 2015) Composed by Big Giant Circles (Jimmy Hinson)
7 – “Factory Funk (Killbot Theme)” from Mighty Fight Federation (Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, 2020) composed by James Landino
8 – “Main Theme” from A Prehistoric Tale (Amiga, 1990) Composed by Jochen Hippel