Level 145: Gordy Haab (Star Wars: Squadrons)

Gordy Haab’s music in the Star Wars gaming universe is fantastic. His new addition is Star Wars: Squadrons, a space combat game that fulfills most Star Wars fans’ dream of flying X-wings and TIE Fighters. The music is so great. Enjoy! Support Level with Emily Reese on Patreon.…

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Level Bit 22: Patron Nicole Zalles

Nicole Zalles is in her final year of medical school, she’s a gamer, and she’s a patron of Level. I talk with her about some of her favorite game music. See a playlist and support Level with Emily on Patreon.…

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Level 142: Steve Pardo (Signs of the Sojourner)

Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative deck-building card game about communication. This is easily one of my favorite soundtracks of 2020 and one I know I’ll return to for years to come. It was a suuuuuuuch a pleasure to talk with Steve about his music!! You can support Level with Emily Reese on Patreon.…

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Level 141: Tim Wright/CoLD SToRAGE (Pacer, Wipeout)

  Tim Wright — aka CoLD SToRAGE — composed music for the game Pacer, which is an anti-gravity racing game with elements of combat. It’s a spiritual successor to the Wipeout series which started in the mid-90s, and Tim wrote the music for 3 of the Wipeout games. It was a pleasure to speak with…

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Level 140: Jesse Harlin (Mafia: Definitive Edition)

Hear composer Jesse Harlin talk about his music for Mafia: Definitive Edition. The game is a remake of the first Mafia game, which came out in 2002, but with completely new music written by Jesse. We’ve had Jesse on the show twice before; once was for Yoku’s Island Express in 2018 and in 2016, Jesse was on Level to talk about his work on Mafia 3. That was mostly a blues score, but the score for Mafia: Definitive Edition is entirely orchestral.…

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Level 135: Larry Goldings (Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker)

On occasion, I’m offered the opportunity to interview a composer about a film or tv series rather than a game. I tend to pass on those chances, but I couldn’t refuse the opportunity to speak with composer Larry Goldings.

I was familiar with his name as a jazz pianist and Hammond B3 organist, since my day job is as a jazz radio morning show host. He’s recorded prolifically, and he’s in my radio playlist on a weekly basis. He’s a fantastic musician and I was taken with his music for the miniseries Self Made: Inspired by the Life and Madam C.J. Walker.

So we talk about the music he composed for that show (which I thoroughly enjoyed watching), and numerous other aspects of Larry’s life as a musician. Be sure to check out his Patreon page! See a playlist on our Patreon page.…

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