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.
Folks! #MusicMonday returns with another fine track from Death Stranding. I am starting to fall in love with this game, in a strange, strange way. The soundtrack is so uniquely captivating with it’s haunting, ethereal tone. Ludvig is a favorite composer of mine and he has no doubt accomplished something special with this score. Towards the end of the track, the vocal chants remind me of anime’s such as Ghost In The Shell and Akira. I hope you find it to be something special.
#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.
Metroid is celebrating it’s 35th anniversary right now, and what better way to enjoy the series than an amazing Music Monday, courtesy of Youtuber Dev Brow, who combines acoustic and electric to make a truly unique version of this classic tune.
My love for the music of Doom is pretty well known in the WDGR community, but it’s rare I discuss the music of Doom 3. Today’s #MusicMonday helps fill that gap, and this cover of the main theme of the game is a perfect fit for the vibe Doom 3 gives. Enjoy!
Man oh man is this track epic. Welcome, folks, to another fine #MusicMonday post from Will and Drew’s Gaming Retrospective. This time, we have another track from the glorious Demon’s Souls Remake score. “Tower Knight” bursts at the seams with terror, beauty, and power with this new orchestral powerhouse. Everything about this soundtrack feels so ramped up from the original! Certainly not a terrible thing. Please give it a listen to make your Monday feel victorious.
I’ve been in a Metroid frame of mind since Metroid Dread was announced at E3. This is an awesome, faithful cover of Kraid’s Lair from the original Metroid, thanks to Youtube artist GLASYS. Check it out!
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.