Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The 70s - Two Steps Above a Lunchbox

Episode 36 - The 70s: Two Steps Above a Lunchbox


Christopher, Marius, and Helen discuss their favorites scores from the decade of the 70s.  We read your tweeted faves and sidetrack on Carter Burwell on his return to the Twilight franchise and finally, react to The Hunger Games trailer and the fact that T Bone Burnett will be collaborating with Danny Elfman for its score.


Episode Highlights

00:00 — 70s Montage
00:31 — Intros and Welcome
03:20 — WHYBLT? (What Have You Been Listening To?): Hugo and Muppets
07:00 — WHYBLT? - The Skin I live In and Puss in Boots
08:10 — WHYBLT? - Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Uncharted 3, Dracula
11:30 — SideTracks: Twilight and Carter Burwell
29:30 — SideTracks: The Hunger Games trailer, T Bone, Elfman
35:52 — Main Discussion: The Best of the 70s
65:33 — Conclusion


Select Music

03:27 — "Winding It Up" (Hugo) by Howard Shore
05:44 — "Me Party" (The Muppets) Original Soundtrack
07:03 — "El Cigarral" (The Skin I Live In) by Alberto Iglesias
07:41 — "Chasing Tail" (Puss In Boots) by Henry Jackman
09:32 — "Icarus" (Deus Ex: Human Revolution) by Michael McCann
14:36 — "Bella's Lullaby" (Twilight) by Carter Burwell
35:20 — "Main Title & Mountian Visions" (Close Encounters) by John Williams
40:41 — "Tales of a Jedi Knight-Learn About the Force" (Star Wars) by John Williams
45:14 — "The Godfather Waltz" (The GodFather) by Nino Rota
45:55 — "Alien" (Alien) by Jerry Goldsmith
46:57 — "Main Title And First Victim" (Jaws) by John Williams
48:36 — "Philadelphia Morning" (Rocky) Bill Conti
50:09 — "The Enterprise" (Star Trek: TMP) by Jerry Goldsmith
54:52 — "Stately Purcell" (A Clockwork Orange) by Wendy Carlos
58:41 — "Dirty Harry's Creed" (Dirty Harry) by Lalo Schifrin
60:52 — "Speak Softly Love" (The Godfather) by Nino Rota
62:31 — "Out To Sea"(Jaws) by John Williams
66:23 — "The Conversation" (Close Encounters) by John Williams
69:45 — "Hotel Nacionale" (Voyage Of The Damned) by Lalo Schifrin





Friday, November 18, 2011

Far East Faves! with Steve Burke (Ep. 35)

Episode 35 - Far East Faves

Composer Steve Burke (Kameo: Elements of Power) joins and Helen San returns to talk Far East favorites from the last decade. Additionally, Steve talks about writing music and recording soundeffects for the Xbox Live avatar menu, the crew hits on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 VS Battlefield 3, Contagion and, yes, Hanna.



Episode Highlights

00:31 — Intros and Welcomes
02:22 — Menus, Avatars, and Burps
10:11 — Fusion Genesis soundtrack in the wild
13:08 — WHYBLT? (What Have You Been Listening To?)
16:20 — WHYBLT? - Modern Warfare 3 VS Battlefield 3
25:33 — WHYBLT? - Uncharted 3 verus its predecessors
30:33 — WHYBLT? - Cliff's Contagion and Hanna's back
39:15 — Main Discussion:  Far East Faves by Richard Buxton
65:33 — Conclusion


Select Music

00:00 — "Beyond The River" (Red Cliff Part 1) by Taro Iwashiro
01:45 — "AvatarsTheme" (Xbox360_Kinect) by Steve Burke
04:10 — "AvatarsTheme" (Xbox360 NXE Nov2008) by Steve Burke
10:14 — "Shadowrift" (Fusion Genesis) by Steve Burke
13:43 — "Angry Birds Main Theme" (The Greatest Video Game Music) by London Phil. Orchestra
16:22 — "Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Main Theme" (Modern Warfare 3) by Brian Tyler
17:06 — "Battlefield 3 Main Theme" (Battlefield 3) by Johan Skugge & Jukka Rintamaki
24:23 — "Rum Diary" (The Rum Diary) by Christopher Young
25:43 — "07 - Badlands" (Unchared 3) by Greg Edmonson
29:30 — "Entering the Cathedral" (El Gran Milagro) by Mark McKenzie
30:41 — "They're Calling My Flight" (Contagion) by Cliff Martinez
51:13 — "The Echo Game" (House of Flying Daggers) Shigeru Umebayashi
53:02 — "Night Fight" (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) by Tan Dun
55:16 — "For The World - Theme Music" (Hero) by Tan Dun
57:08 — "Sayuri's Theme" (Memoirs of a Geisha) by John Williams
59:38 — "Love and Honor 1" (Yoji Yamada and Isao Tomita: Best Selection) by Isao Tomita
62:45 — "初恋抄"(Semishigure/ The Samurai I Loved) by Taro Iwashiro
67:03 — "Twilight Samurai 1" (Yoji Yamada and Isao Tomita: Best Selection) by Isao Tomita




Friday, November 11, 2011

Interview: Greg Edmonson (Uncharted 3)

Interview: Greg Edmonson (Uncharted 3)

Returning to the world of Uncharted, Marius Masalar speaks again with composer Greg Edmonson, who dives, in detail, into the development process for Uncharted 3 and how the game and score differ from its predecessors.


Episode Highlights

00:00 — Intro & Happy Birthday
01:20 — Projects between Uncharted 2 and 3
02:55 — Uncharted, the pivotal career point
04:55 — Respect toward game audio vs. film
08:00 — Audio implementation & Story in Uncharted 3
14:00 — Flexible development approach
20:05 — Preproduction thoughts and game vs. film acting
24:05 — Goals for Uncharted 3 vs. Uncharted 2
28:25 — Scoring characters (or not!)
29:55 — Subtext vs. 'Mickey-Mousing'
34:05 — Sound effects
40:05 — Best film we've seen all year (cinematic gaming)
42:45 — The instruments and singing of Uncharted 3's score
47:07 — Tone bathing and the ways we listen to music
51:21 — What the future holds
52:32 — Conclusion

MUSIC (Game # - Track #):

00:00 — Small Beginnings (3-3)
06:50 — As Above, So Below (3-5)
09:30 — Boarding Party (3-6)
10:30 — Small Beginnings (3-3)
24:25 — Uncharted Island (1-5)
25:10 — Marco Polo (2-8)
25:25 — Badlands (3-2)
42:10 — Oh No Chateau (3-4)
46:20 — As Above, So Below (3-5)
50:20 — Boarding Party (3-6)
53:10 — Nate's Theme 3.0 (3-1)


Thursday, November 3, 2011

SoundCast Interview with Composer Inon Zur (Lord of the Rings: War in the North)

Interview:  Inon Zur (Lord of the Rings:  War in the North)

Composer Inon Zur, a devoted Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fan talks about his latest composing project:  Snowblind's LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH.  He talks about how appreciates the differing challenges that such games provide, the experience of conducting 3 live performances of his music at E3 this year, and more!

Episode Highlights

00:52 — Welcome and Intro: Inon Zur
02:35 — How were you feeling the day of the game and score release?
04:38 — conducting the live performances at E3
07:26 — What was your connection to The Lord of the Rings prior to this project?
09:33 - How did you come on to this project?
11:34 - Walking the line of making the music your own but connecting it to Shore
15:09 - Starting from scratch or buidling onto an existing musical world.
19:12 - Concluding thoughts

Music Clips (Select music clips contained in this podcast)


00:00 — "Echoes of Angmar" (Lord of the Rings: War in the North) by Inon Zur
10:43 — "Sons of Forgotten Kings" (Lord of the Rings: War in the North) by Inon Zur
19:12 — "Rivendell Exploration" (Lord of the Rings: War ine the North CE) by Inon Zur