Level 252: Thomas Brunet (Chants of Sennaar)

Composer Thomas Brunet talks about his absolutely stunning music for Chants of Sennaar in this episode. We love how spontaneous the music sounds, and the colorful, creative instrument palette. In addition to the wonderful music, Thomas and I talk about a new graduate program he’s created for music and sound design in Bordeaux, France, as…

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Level 251: Erik Desiderio (Last Epoch In Concert)

A little more than two years ago, Erik Desiderio was on Level to talk about music he’d written for Last Epoch, which was in early access at the time. Erik is back to talk about all of the music he’s written for the game since we spoke in 2022. Also, Last Epoch is about to…

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Level 250: Dale North (Astral Ascent)

This is such gorgeous music by Dale North for Astral Ascent. Fully orchestral (a mix of real and samples), lush and full – and sometimes it ascends! Like the game! Definitely check out the conversation Sam and I had about it on Next Level. Come chat with us on Discord about game music, and see…

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Level 249: Lifeformed, Janice Kwan (Tunic)

I loved talking with Terence and Janice so much about their wonderful music for such a fabulous game. The music for Tunic is a glorious blend of synths and acoustic piano, with waves of (often) consonant sound. Plus, you get to play as an adorable fox! Terence and Janice live in Taiwan so I got…

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Level 248: Jon Everist (The Lamplighters League)

Composer Jon Everist‘s music for The Lamplighters League is a great blend of noir and adventure. The soundtrack paints such a perfect picture of the vibe of the game (which is a turn-based tactics game). So many wonderful solos and soloists, with an orchestra recorded live at Abbey Road Studios, and they all sound fantastic!…

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Level 247: Cris Velasco (Lords of the Fallen)

It’s always a joy catching up with composer Cris Velasco! This time around, we chat about his epic music for Lords of the Fallen, a souls-like action RPG with plenty of boss battles. He also clues me into another one of his recent scores, for a game called Fae Farm, He and I will talk…

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Level 246: Tom Salta (The Outlast Trials)

Composer Tom Salta talks about his extremely frightening music for The Outlast Trials, the third installment of the Outlast series. It’s always a joy to have Tom on, and I manage to learn something new every time we talk! You can support Level with Emily on Patreon. Join us on Discord for free. Find this…

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Level 245: Jason Graves (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Warzone)

During our Next Level discussion about this very episode, our friend Sacha counted up how many times we’ve had Jason Graves on an episode of Level, and Level’s friend, Top Score. Six times on Top Score, six times on Level, and this marks the 13th ep dedicated to his music. Best part is, we know…

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Level 244: Steve Pardo (Cypher 007)

Composer Steve Pardo got to write music for one of the most musically famous franchises of all time in Cypher 007, the newest game from James Bond. And it’s great! I love how the soundtrack fits seamlessly into the fabric of the stealthy Apple Arcade game. Steve and I talk about how neat that is,…

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Level 241: Darren Korb (Hades)

Composer Darren Korb‘s music for Hades properly beloved. It’s a great blend of metal with acoustic Mediterranean instruments to take you through the deep story of the game. Darren adds his voice acting talents to the game as well, voicing the main character, Zagreus, and the training dummy, Skelly. Hades is one of my favorite…

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Level 239: Maclaine Diemer (Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure)

It’s always a fascinating discussion with composer Maclaine Diemer. In this episode, we talk about Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure, the newest expansion in the MMORPG. The last time he was on Level to talk about Guild Wars 2, we spoke of the End of Dragons expansion. Maclaine’s music for End of Dragons…

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Level 238: David Housden (Disney Illusion Island)

It’s been far too long since we had composer David Housden on the show. Last time, we talked about Thomas Was Alone and Volume. David’s music for Disney Illusion Island is quite different from those scores, as you’d expect. Complete with cartoon humor and sweeping melodies, it fits perfectly. The game is a multiplayer platformer/Metroidvania…

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