Tag Archives: Video Game Music

#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 – Death Stranding – “Bridges” – Ludvid Forssell

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.

  • Will

#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 – Demon’s Souls Remake Soundtrack – “Tower Knight”

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.

  • Will

#MUSICMONDAY – Journey – “Threshold” – Austin Wintory

It’s that time again. Time for a #MusicMonday post. This week we are featuring “Threshold” from the Journey soundtrack, composed by Austin Wintory. Most know my love for this game, and like many others, this game and soundtrack touched my heart. Journey is such a unique experience to everyone that plays it and the soundtrack to the game compliments that personal endeavor so well. “Threshold” is just one of the many fine pieces in this game’s sweeping score. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

  • 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