Category Archives: Music Monday

#MusicMonday: Shadow Of The Colossus – “Prologue”

#MusicMonday returns with “Prologue” from Shadow Of The Colossus. Accompanying the game’s introduction cinematic, Prologue shines with emotion, sadness, loneliness, and hope. There’s a lot of mystery embedded in the flutes, voices, strings, and melodies that engulf your senses. I really enjoyed this soundtrack, and I think it’s fitting for the game’s premise and atmosphere. A story was captured with this score, and Prologue is a showstopper. Enjoy.

  • Will

#MusicMonday: Spiritfarer (Complete Original Soundtrack)

Spiritfarer has become one of my favorite games of 2020. It’s a relaxing and gentle game with some serious subject matter behind it. The music is moving and graceful in a way that feels appropriate. Whether you’re guiding Stella’s boat across the seas, or giving one final hug to your loved ones, Spiritfarer’s soundtrack will strike the perfect chords.

  • Drew

#MusicMonday – The Last Guardian – “Overture Lore”

Wow, folks. Just wow. I haven’t played The Last Guardian yet, however, it’s getting played this week, for sure. I love video game soundtracks, and I often will preview a games score before playing the game. I think it’s safe to say that some soundtracks have sort of, forced me to like mediocre games. Anyway, this soundtrack is soul stirring, uplifting, sad, and invigorating all at the same time. I hope you find solace in this wondrous piece from what appears to be, a very magical game.

  • Will

#MusicMonday: Heavy Rain – Ethan Mars’ Theme

I never played Heavy Rain. Well, that’s not entirely true. I did play some of it, just not enough to truly experience the game properly. I often gravitate to video game soundtracks, first, before I even play a game. Most likely due to my love for music and scores. Heavy Rain’s soundtrack is no slouch in that respect. It’s moving and emotional. So much so that it can leave you breathless. Ethan Mars’ theme is enough to put you in an introspective mind set. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

  • Will

#MusicMonday – Super Mario 64 – Bob-Omb Battlefield – Super Soul Bros (Live at Stritch)

Super Mario 3D All-Stars was released earlier this month, and there’s a ton of catchy music in Super Mario 64. I’ve been enjoying the upbeat and catchy tunes, thanks to composer Koji Kondo, and I’m really digging this live performance of Bob-Omb Battlefield thanks to the Super Soul Bros. Check it out!

  • Drew

#MusicMonday – Demon’s Souls – “Character Creation Theme”

#MusicMonday returns with “Character Creation Theme” from the Demon’s Souls soundtrack. With the new hype surrounding BluePoint’s Remake of this spectacular game, I felt it appropriate to share this brooding tune. When creating your class, you’re greeted with this haunting, ethereal theme that just loops as it immediately sets the tone for foggy world you’ll be living in for awhile. It’s perfect for reading, studying, meditating, or dare I say it…folding laundry.

Enjoy!

  • Will

#MusicMonday: Quake 1 Theme by Nine Inch Nails

One of my favorite computer games when I was a child was Quake. Everyone knows I was a huge Doom fan, but Quake was something different. It felt like the next generation leap to full 3D, and with it it brought actual CD-quality music thanks to Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.

I would regularly pop the game disc into my CD player, skip track 1 (data track) and just listen to the rest of the album. The title track, heard here, is probably my favorite.

Thanks to Tyler for reminding me how awesome this soundtrack is!

  • Drew

#MusicMonday: Skyrim – “Wind Guide You”

Flying over Skyrim’s world on a dragon is now possible, well, by listening to this track and diving into your wildest imaginations. Skyrim is a spectacular experience, and Jeremy Soule’s work on the soundtrack is nothing short of amazing. Wind Guide You is one that sort of sneaks up on you when you listen to the score in order. I feel it encapsulates everything that is grand about Skyrim’s world. It’s triumphant, it’s sad, its harmonious, and it’s deeply moving.

  • Will