Level 179: Wobblersound (Loot River)

The music for Loot River was composed by two brothers in Vienna, Austria – Markus and David Zahradnicek. Markus and David, who go by Wobblersound, are a full-service audio package, so for Loot River, they supplied not only the music, but the sound design and implementation.   You can find a playlist and support Level…

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Level 178: Chase Bethea (Questlike Pocket)

Chase Bethea talks about his music for Questlike: Pocket, a mobile monster-hunter RPG with a rhythmic component to battle. Chase wrote four battle tracks for the game, all in the same time signature of 5/4, and all at 60 beats per minute to match battle tempo throughout the game. In addition to the four battle…

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Level 177: Ben Nichols (OMNO, Before We Leave, The Falconeer)

  Composer Ben Nichols talks about three soundtracks: OMNO, a gorgeous adventure game (for which he received an Ivor Novello nomination); Before We Leave, a colorful world-builder; and The Falconeer, a dogfighting aerial combat fighter. So different from each other and delightful to discuss each one! You’ll find a YouTube video on our channel (sometimes…

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Level 176: John Robert Matz (Ambition: A Minuet in Power)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwyOjYYfqUA

Join us on Discord to discuss the episode! This is music by John Robert Matz for Ambition: A Minuet in Power, an adventure game/interactive visual novel with all sorts of romance options, set during the ramp-up of the French Revolution in the 1780s. John Robert’s music is also set in the 1780s, the height of…

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Level 175: Carlos Eiene (insaneintherainmusic)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqIvAjikxe0

Composer Carlos Eiene began his career at age 14, uploading video game music covers to YouTube from his living room on piano and saxophone. He posted a video at the beginning of 2022 stating he would no longer be uploading game covers, but that he would be focusing on original composition. Carlos and I talk…

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Level 174: Lacey Johnson (VGM remix artist, composer, YouTuber)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6_3jZc__U

Video game music remix artist Lacey Johnson is a content machine! You can find dozens of remix videos of Lacey’s on YouTube, she’s got a Persona 4 album on Bandcamp and several more album projects planned (including Persona 3!) with dozens more YouTube videos scheduled. I got to meet Lacey in April at VGM Con…

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Level 173: Robert Wolf (Arknights, Call of Duty Mobile, Honor of Kings)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR8vwpk0EsQ

A song by composer Robert Wolf is nominated for Best Original Song in the upcoming Game Audio Network Guild Awards on May 25, 2022. He composed “Immutable” for the game Arknights, a mobile tower defense/ tactical RPG from Hypergryph. Robert is a composer for Hexany Audio, a company that provides music and sound for many…

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Level 172: Mark ”Mahn” Schimmelbusch (Bloodborne Concept Album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-4KuczodWA

Mark Schimmelbusch – known as “Mahn” in the VGM world – talks about his album called The Old Blood: A Bloodborne Concept Album. This album was recently awarded best remix album at the 2022 VGM Con Remix Awards in Minneapolis. Mahn has remixed many other favorites from game music, and we enjoyed talking together about…

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