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#MusicMonday – Spiritfarer: “Stella’s Departure” by Max LL

Our weekly Music Monday segment has always been about highlighting VGM that moves us, or makes us feel something in some way. Today, I’m feeling pretty sad, as tonight we’ll record our final episode and retire the podcast indefinitely.

So, what a better song (and better game) to end Music Monday on, than with “Stella’s Departure” from the excellent Spiritfarer soundtrack by Max LL. The game was one of my favorite games of 2020, and while it was a difficult game to play during the pandemic, I found it strangely soothing then, and it’s strangely soothing and appropriate now.

After all, the entire game is about learning to say goodbye.

Thank you for everything. I love you all.

  • Drew

#MusicMonday – “Once, There Was An Explosion” – Ludvig Forssell – Death Stranding

#MusicMonday is back with a powerful punch. “Once, There Was An Explosion” is a deeply invigorating piece that starts slow and mysterious, and then overwhelms the listener with arpeggiators and massive orchestral swells. It is a truly original sound that fits right into Death Stranding’s nightmarish dream world. I hope you find some enjoyment out of this theme.

  • Will

#MusicMonday – Returnal “The Forest”

There is something incredibly unsettling about Returnal, and with the track entitled “The Forest”, the music encapsulates that unsettling vibe. The background music alone whilst playing gives the player not only a creepy atmosphere, but also a curious mind. There’s a push and pull with Returnal, and Bobby Krlic has done a tremendous job capturing this with the soundtrack to this fine game.


  • Will

#MusicMonday – “Maiden In Black” – Demon’s Souls Remake

#MusicMonday returns with this unsettling yet comforting track entitled “Maiden In Black”, from the masterful Demon’s Souls Remake. Back when I first played Demon’s Souls on the PS3, I fell in love with the gentle harp that plays as you gather your bearing in The Nexus. A place where you can feel safe, away from the Demon’s of Boletaria. A safe haven that glowed with ambient light emanating from it’s tranquil atmosphere. This version, which is more or less completely different than the original, makes you feel like you are in an ancient Italian church that is haunted by Gregorian angels.


  • Will

#MusicMonday: Final Fantasy XII – “Sorrow-Imperial”

Folks. It’s #MusicMonday once again, and this time, this track really hit me in the feels. I haven’t ever played Final Fantasy XII, but I discovered the soundtrack recently after seeing someone stream the game again on Twitch. This track reminds me a lot of the music for The Last Guardian. Huge sweeping orchestrations and emotionally packed textures fill your ears with joy. So much so I am contemplating buying the game and likely never playing it. So it goes. For all the fans of #MusicMonday, I truly hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

  • Will