Level 166: DB Cooper (Voice Over Actor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7gQeh_TUno

You’ve probably heard DB Cooper‘s voice at some point in your gaming life. Most recently, she voiced characters in the game Lake, and she is one of only two who voice ALL of the characters and sounds in the strategy roguelike deck builder Monster Train. I first heard her in BioShock 2 as the voice…

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Level 165: Neil Bones/Corey Jones (Twelve Minutes)

One of my favorite soundtracks from 2021 came from Neil Bones (a.k.a. Corey Jones) for Twelve Minutes, a creepy time-loop game from Annapurna Interactive. Corey’s music caught my attention for its simplicity and beauty. Find it on Bandcamp and all the places! You can find a playlist and support Level with Emily on Patreon.…

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Level 164: Maclaine Diemer (Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpfjp7D0c3g

Maclaine Diemer talks about his music for the newest expansion for Guild Wars 2 called End of Dragons. The music is inspired by traditional Korean music and instruments, a much needed educational dive into a rich tradition! Emily and Maclaine talk at great length about the special instruments he chose to use and the beautiful…

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Level 163: Ego Plum (The Cuphead Show)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia7wIM86fXU

  Ego Plum talks about his music for The Cuphead Show, a new animated TV series on Netflix based on the 2017 game Cuphead. The music Ego composed for the TV series is inspired by the early jazz that accompanied cartoons in and around the 1930s, and that you heard in the original score for…

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Level 162: Chase Bethea (Aground Deluxe Edition)

We’ve talked with composer Chase Bethea in the past about his music for the game Aground, but this soundtrack release is different, so we talked again. The Aground Deluxe Edition includes nine more tracks, and piano sheet music for three of the tracks. This interview took place on December 30th in 2020. You can support…

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Level 161: Inon Zur (Syberia: The World Before)

https://youtu.be/-UZGnxN4ihc

  Hear a conversation with Inon Zur about his music for Syberia: The World Before. The game comes out in February 2022, but the soundtrack came out late last year. That gave me the chance to speak with Inon about all of the music, and the music in this game is special for several reasons.…

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